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Minnesota Orchestra Arrives In Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra has made it to Cuba. After 50 years of embargo, this historic five-day trip will make them the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans to restore relations.

05/14/2015

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‘Ride N Feed’ Bike Ride Supports Food Shelf

The Auto Works Automotive Service Center is hosting a “Ride N Feed” community bike ride event that supports the Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf.

05/14/2015

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The Wildcat Sanctuary’s White Tiger Cubs Celebrating 1st Birthday

My, how they’ve grown! Two white tiger cubs are celebrating their first birthday at The Wildcat Sanctuary.

05/13/2015

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Endangered Seals Find New Home At Minnesota Zoo

The Minnesota Zoo is now home to a group of animals who are considered critically endangered. A new exhibit featuring Hawaiian Monk Seals opens on Memorial Day weekend. There are less than 1,100 of them surviving in the wild off the shores of Hawaii.

05/13/2015

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‘Camelot’ Playing At Ordway In St. Paul

Minnesotans have the chance to see the national tour of “Camelot” in St. Paul this week. The show is playing at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. It runs until Sunday, May 17. Tickets start at $36.

05/13/2015

Cell Phones

Sprint, Verizon To Refund $120M To Customers

Verizon and Sprint have agreed to pay $120 million in refunds to customers. Both companies agreed to these refunds in order to settle allegations that the wireless carriers billed customers millions of dollars for unauthorized services from third-parties.

05/13/2015

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Celebrate Bike Week With Nice Ride Day

May 13, 2015 is officially Nice Ride Day. All this week Minneapolis is celebrating bikes with, and on May 13 Nice Ride is joining in the celebration by handing out discounted memberships and free helmets.

05/13/2015

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Kids ‘N Kinship Holds 7th Annual Bike Sale

Kids ‘n Kinship is holding its seventh annual bike sale this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

05/13/2015

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Program At Children’s Hospital Aims To Ease Needle Fears

On average, babies get 18 needle pricks in their first year of life, and childhood is when the fear of needles is often formed. A local doctor is trying to make the process painless, and what people of all ages can do make their next needle a little nicer.

05/12/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Preps For Trip To Cuba

Wednesday morning, a big group of Minnesotans will board a flight from Minneapolis and head to Havana, Cuba. The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans to restore relations with the country in December.

05/12/2015

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Report: Americans Are Losing Their Religion

The number of Americans who identify as Christian is decreasing, according to a survey done by the Pew Research Center. The survey shows that between 2007 and 2014 the number of people who identified as Christian fell from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent.

05/12/2015

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Son Of Slain Elk River Police Officer Charged With Murder

The 21-year-old son of an Elk River police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and older brother.

05/12/2015

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Help With Relief Efforts For The Nepal Earthquake

To help those affected by the tragedy in Nepal, visit UNICEF online.

05/12/2015

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Bee-Keeping On Union Depot Rooftop

If you see any bees buzzing around St. Paul they might be heading home to an unlikely place. There are five hives on the rooftop of the Union Depot with about 10,000 bees each.

05/12/2015

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Through The Banks Of The Red Cedar

This film follows the legacy of Vikings wide-receiver Gene Washington, the filmmaker’s father. It explores what life was like for athletes in the segregated south and depicts how things changed as Washington became part of the first fully-integrated football team in America.

05/12/2015

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Hennepin Avenue Trust Hosts 101th Annual SpotLight Showcase

The 10th annual SpotLight Showcase is coming to the State Theatre. For two nights some of Minnesota’s most talented musical theater students will take to the stage an perform a number of songs, scenes and more.

05/12/2015

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Sleep Doctor Offers Medication-Free Tips For Catching Zzz’s

After a day of going full-speed, it’s often hard to put on the brakes and simply coast into sleep mode.

WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz can relate to that problem.

05/11/2015

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Family, Community Mourns Wis. Man Killed In Fishing Altercation

On April 14th, Peter Kelly of St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin was fatally stabbed after an altercation with a group of men along the St. Croix River. He leaves behind a wife and 5 children.

05/11/2015

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The Push To Make Minneapolis’ Skyways Safer For Birds

The effort to save migrating birds from deadly collisions with glass is about to be back before the Minneapolis City Council.

05/11/2015

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Elk River Mourning Officer’s Death In Weekend Double Murder

An Elk River police officer killed over the weekend, is being remembered as a loyal officer and a hard worker. Officer Todd Besser, 49, was shot to death Saturday evening in a home in St. Michael. His 27-year-old son, Blake Besser, was also killed in that home.

05/11/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (May 11 – 15)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of May 11 through 15.

05/11/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Collecting Fish Stories

From classic lures known as “lazy Ikes” to vintage motors with the nickname “knuckle busters,” the evolution of fishing is on display at the Minnesota Fishing Museum.

05/10/2015

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Minnesota Man’s Design Could Be Next LEGO Set

A Minnesota man has combined his favorite book and favorite hobby for a shot at creating a toy to be purchased all across the globe. There are certain toys that span generations, never going out of style.

05/09/2015

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Prince To Live Stream Concert For Baltimore

The unrest in Baltimore has inspired Prince to write a new song. On Sunday at 8:00 p.m., he’s holding a “Rally for Peace” there to show his support, and he’s live streaming the audio of the concert for free.

05/09/2015