EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - A blind 13-year-old dog who has cancer survived five nights of snow and bitter cold huddled in a window well in eastern Minnesota. Patsy Sumpter tells KARE-TV that she let her goldendoodle, Buddy, outside her Eden Prairie home Wednesday night, but he never returned. A neighbor spotted Buddy curled up in the window well on Monday and called the police to help lift him out. Sumpter calls his discovery and survival a miracle.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minneapolis is the northernmost city to host a Super Bowl, and tourism officials are making the most of that as they prepare to welcome visitors to the "Bold North." Many activities surrounding Super Bowl will highlight winter, including an outdoor concert series, ice sculptures and plenty of opportunities for winter sports. A trip to the Mall of America is also a must-do for visitors who need some retail therapy to escape the cold.
ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) - A man accused of fatally shooting a driver in a confrontation over a traffic crash in Rochester is charged with second-degree murder. A criminal complaint filed against 25-year-old Alexander Weiss accuses him of shooting 17-year-old Muhammed Rahim at point blank range Sunday.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The executive director of Minnesota's Republican Party is reacting cautiously to the chairwoman's request to get a personal cut from large donations to the party. Chairwoman Jennifer Carnahan is seeking a 10 percent commission on big donations, saying her $67,000 salary isn't enough. Executive director Matthew Pagano didn't comment directly but says salary adjustments are "normal" for state party chairs.
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