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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

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Man Completes Run Across Minnesota To Raise Awareness For Mental Health

A Twin Cities man accomplished a pretty remarkable feat Saturday. Julio Salazar ran across the entire state of Minnesota. He started his Break the Stigma run last Sunday at the South Dakota border. Salazar is hoping his run raises awareness about mental health.

05/09/2015

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Gov. Dayton Casts Out On Lake Vermilion For Fishing Opener

Gov. Mark Dayton was out on the water early Saturday morning — He was fishing with Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk on Lake Vermilion, about 90 minutes north of Duluth, in Tower.

05/09/2015

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Habitat for Humanity Program Empowers Women Thru Construction Work

A Minnesota mother of three boys is getting some much-needed home repairs thanks to generous volunteers. They are with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, which empowers women of all physical abilities through construction work — and empowers the women who own the homes that are built or repaired.

05/09/2015

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FootGolf Is Apparently A Thing … A Super Fun Thing!

Golf and soccer are two of the most popular sports in Minnesota, and FootGolf combines the best of both. Just like regular golf, you start on the tee box and attempt to get the soccer ball into the cup in the least amount of kicks.

05/09/2015

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5K Run Honors Isaac Kolstad’s Supporters

An event in Mankato Saturday is meant to thank everyone for helping a family during a difficult time. It’s called “Kruisin for Kolstad,” and it’s a 5K run held at Sibley Park starting at 10 a.m.

05/09/2015

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Minneapolis’ Mill City Farmers Market Turns 10

It’s a sign that summer is coming! Saturday is opening day for the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis, and it’s also their 10th anniversary. You can find farm-fresh foods, local fine arts and crafts or grab some spring flowers for Mother’s Day.

05/09/2015

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Harriet Brewing Holds Food Truck Rally In Minneapolis

Food, beer and live music — sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Saturday! Minneapolis’ Harriet Brewing is holding an edition of the Minnesota Food Truck Associations brewery series, which features 17 food trucks in one location.

05/09/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Caffeinating For A Cause With Rainbow Brew

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. In a change of pace this week, he spoke to Cory Weissman and David Birchard about “Rainbow Brew,” the coffee with a cause.

05/09/2015