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NORAD fields record number of calls to track Santa

Updated: 12/25/2012 - NORAD Tracks Santa began in 1955 when a newspaper ad listed the wrong phone number for kids to call Santa. They wound up calling the Continental Air Defense Command, NORAD's predecessor.

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Obama has lots to tackle upon return to DC

Updated: 12/25/2012 - It's hardly a secret that Barack Obama, like every president no doubt, muses about his ultimate legacy and spot in the presidential pantheon. He approaches his second term confronting tough and shifting challenges that will play big roles in shaping the rest of his presidency and his eventual place in history.

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Health care tax hikes in 2013 may be just a start

Updated: 12/25/2012 - New taxes are coming Jan. 1 to help finance President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Most people may not notice. But they will pay attention if Congress decides to start taxing employer-sponsored health insurance, one of the options in play if lawmakers can ever agree on a budget deal to reduce federal deficits.

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The best last-minute gift is jewelry

Posted: 12/24/2012 - It's no surprise that jewelry stores seem to be the hang out spot for many men scrambling to find perfect last minute gifts. And local jewelers say men shopping for bling on Christmas Eve, is actually quite the tradition.

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Vikings warn fans of counterfeit tickets

Posted: 12/24/2012 - The Vikings say because of the team's ticket-scanning process, a fan who buys a counterfeit ticket might not be able to enter the Metrodome and could be subject to investigation.

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NEW INFORMATION: Man who killed Mpls. workers warned for tardiness

Posted: 12/24/2012 - Minneapolis police released company records Monday from Accent Signage. They show that Andrew Engeldinger was reprimanded for tardiness just a week before he went on a shooting rampage that left five co-workers and a UPS driver dead. Engeldinger then took his own life.

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Don't be fooled by January pay -- higher taxes loom

Posted: 12/24/2012 - The IRS has delayed releasing income tax withholding tables for 2013. So employers are planning to withhold income taxes at the 2012 rates, at least for the first one or two paychecks of the year.

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AP Interview: Wis. AG wants millions from agencies

Posted: 12/24/2012 - The Wisconsin Justice Department wants to shift millions of dollars from schools, prisons, gang diversion programs and public defenders to pay for collecting DNA upon arrest and fund services for sexual assault victims.

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Body found in burned home of killer of 2 firemen

Updated: 12/26/2012 - Police have found human remains in the burned-out home of the Webster, N.Y., ex-con who killed two firefighters and believe the victim is the gunman's sister.

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Subdued mood on last holiday shopping weekend

Posted: 12/24/2012 - Christmas shoppers thronged malls and pounced on discounts but apparently spent less this year, their spirits dampened by concerns about the economy and the aftermath of shootings and storms.

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One hurt in car vs. buggy accident

Posted: 12/24/2012 - One person had to be airlifted to the hospital with severe injuries after a car hit a buggy Sunday night near Fairchild.

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