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PWHL draft pick Britta Curl apologizes for social media activity
The Minnesota women’s hockey team came under fire this week for selecting Curl, who was criticized for liking polemic posts on social platform X. In a video posted Friday, Curl said the controversy has been “an opportunity to grow in humility and grow in love.” 
Some hawking stem cells say they can treat almost anything. They can't
Attorneys general across the U.S. have a new fight on their hands: protecting Americans from unproven and expensive stem cell treatments that salespeople claim can cure almost anything.
When a Trump rally t-shirt is more than just a shirt
Crass political merchandise is not new, but a vulgar t-shirt sold at Trump rallies seems to be setting a new low bar. What do people buying it think about the message it sends and about wearing it?
Muslim pilgrims converge at Mount Arafat for daylong worship as Hajj reaches its peak
Muslims from around the world gathered at the sacred hill of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for worship and reflection on the second day of the Hajj pilgrimage. The ritual on Saturday at Mount Arafat is considered the peak of the Hajj. 
8 Israeli soldiers killed in southern Gaza
Israel’s military says that eight soldiers have been killed in southern Gaza in the deadliest attack on Israeli forces in months. The army said Saturday without elaborating that the troops were killed in an explosion. 
New I-94 BMX track in Fergus Falls hosts national registration week 
This week the gaze of the BMX world fell on Fergus Falls as USA BMX promoted national registration week. With a new starting gate — the first of its kind in Minnesota — the event offered potential BMX’ers an opportunity to try the sport at the nonprofit I-94 BMX.
Downtown St. Paul office buildings are emptier than previously thought
About 610,000 square feet of vacant office space went unreported, skewing the overall picture of downtown St. Paul’s health.
Twins unveil Prince-inspired home run celebration
The Minnesota Twins have a new home run celebration — and players and fans are going crazy over it. The Twins unveiled a Prince-inspired celebration for the long ball, complete with a purple vest and an inflatable purple guitar to pay tribute to the late Minnesota musician and his song “Lets Go Crazy.” 
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