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South Africans hold day of prayer for Mandela

10:06 AM, Dec 8, 2013

South Africans flocked to houses of worship for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor former President Nelson Mandela.

Teen death on board plane diverts flight

10:52 PM, Dec 7, 2013

The teen suffered a medical condition on board the flight.

US vet Merrill Newman, 85, home from North Korea

4:15 PM, Dec 7, 2013

He was greeted today by applause from supporters, yellow ribbons tied to pillars outside his home and the warm embrace of his family.

Pearl Harbor ceremony marks bombing anniversary

4:10 PM, Dec 7, 2013

The crowd observed a moment of silence at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombing began 72 years ago.

Nelson Mandela family: 'We have lost a great man'

10:43 AM, Dec 7, 2013

In their first statement since his death, Nelson Mandela's family says they've "lost a great man, a son of the soil."

Ice continues to cause problems in Texas

10:40 AM, Dec 7, 2013

Ice and its effects forced the sporadic closures of freeways and interchanges in the Dallas-Fort Worth area after an ice storm.

China seeking to export apples to US

10:32 AM, Dec 7, 2013

China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop, are OK with it.

NKorea says it deported US tourist and war vet

12:08 AM, Dec 7, 2013

The North's state media says it did so because 85-year-old Merrill Newman had apologized for his alleged crimes during the Korean War during a recent trip to the country and because of his age and medical condition.

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Rainbow Looms bracelets latest craze for kids

A new craze with kids has craft stores across the nation scrambling to keep rubber bands stocked on their shelves.

6:30 PM, Oct 18, 2013

Fire destroys multiple units at Roseville apartment complex

Residents of a Roseville apartment complex are regrouping after a hot burning fire chased them from their homes Thursday night.

8:14 AM, Aug 31, 2012

Minnesota law enforcement tracking cell phones

It's not just the NSA spying on your cell phone. KARE 11 has learned that two Minnesota law enforcement agencies have the ability to do the same.

11:42 PM, Dec 9, 2013

3 new names on St. John's accused monks list

St. John's Abbey has released an updated list of monks "who likely have offended against minors."

11:23 PM, Dec 9, 2013

Michelle Laven battles rapid, rare form of brain damage

When the odds are one in a million, everything is wrong when those odds are beaten.

7:37 AM, Apr 18, 2011

Laura Betker

Laura joined the KARE 11 weather team in February 2012. Previously she worked in Lima, Ohio at WLIO as the morning meteorologist. She has also worked in radio and with the American Heart Association.

1:14 PM, Feb 7, 2012

Enjoy freebies from area businesses on your birthday

From free golf to free food, more businesses than ever are offering birthday deals thanks to online birthday clubs and internet coupons.

8:38 PM, Sep 25, 2012

Minnesota Bound Eagle Cam providing a bird's-eye view

There's a sure sign of spring located high in a tree, just west of the Twin Cities. And, the Minnesota Bound Eagle Cam is giving us all the perfect view.

7:39 AM, Mar 16, 2013

Motivation Monday: Workout of the Week #4

This January, KARE 11 Sunrise and Chris Freytag are teaming up for the Work Out of the Week, or W.O.W.

11:28 AM, Jan 28, 2013

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