Britain tightens COVID rules as world on alert over omicron

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The U.K. tightened up rules Saturday on mask-wearing and on testing of international arrivals after finding two cases of the new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus that was identified just a few days ago in South Africa.
Tommy Kramer tested a driver during a private fitting at 2nd Swing golf store in Minnetonka. Sales companywide jumped 15% in 2020 and are on pace to i
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Minnesota's golf businesses are on the upswing during tough times

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Brian Goldner, Talon Metals’ vice president of exploration, examined nickel-rich “drill core” in Tamarack, Minn.
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Brian Goldner, Talon Metals’ vice president of exploration, examined nickel-rich “drill core” in Tamarack, Minn.

Planned Minnesota high-grade nickel mine would be U.S. rarity

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The Tamarack mine in Aitkin County, which would primarily produce nickel, will soon begin Minnesota's permitting process. It's likely to face a fight over environmental concerns.
Mayer Lutheran tight end Teigan Martin (90), bottom right, celebrates with his team trophy after the Class 1A state championship football game.
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Live: Watch and follow the Prep Bowl. Game updates, video and more

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The Slab of Bacon trophy was presented to the Minnesota-Wisconsin winner in the 1930s and 40s.
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Reusse: Slab of Bacon mystery unsolved, but Gophers-Badgers still served annually

Chris Backes (10), a backup for the first 3 1/2 seasons with St. John’s, has become the Johnnies starter at quarterback.
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Live at noon, 1 p.m.: St. John's, Bemidji St. in NCAA football playoffs

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The line outside Kitchen Window, a fixture of the retail scene in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood for 35 years that will soon close, was long all d
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The steadiest long line on Black Friday in Minneapolis was at a store that's about to close

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Frances McDormand as Marge Gunderson in the film ‘Fargo’

Why do Minnesotans have accents?

The state's well-known accent has come to symbolize folksy charm. But it has also been gradually evolving.
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