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In Tax Plans, Small Stuff Aims For Big Impact On Health

Some smaller measures in tax plans on the table in Minnesota’s budget discussion aim to make a big impact on public health and child safety. They won’t get the attention of business property tax breaks or across-the-board income exemptions causing clashes, but the measures stand a decent chance of happening.

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Garrison Keillor Plans 30-City Tour This Summer

Garrison Keillor hits the road this summer to celebrate the 41st anniversary of his radio variety show “A Prairie Home Companion.” The humorist and best-selling author plans to visit 30 cities across the U.S. in just over a month.

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Finding Minnesota: YouTube Singing Marathon

The neighbors on his quiet block may be unaware of his online fame, but Zachary Scot Johnson has developed a national following.

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Homicide Suspected In Minnesota Farmhouse Fire That Killed 2

Investigators suspect a long-time Lyon County couple who died in a house fire were intentionally killed. Jim and Cathy Hively were found Thursday in their burned home. Three men have been arrested in connection with the fire.

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Talking Points: Shutdown Specter Looms Over Budget Battle

It’s crunch time at the state Capitol. By law, legislators need to have the budget balanced and their business done by May 18, which is just two week from Monday.

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Augsburg College Celebrates Its Most Diverse Graduating Class In History

It was the most diverse graduating class ever at Augsburg College this weekend. Of the 425 graduates getting diplomas Sunday, 30 percent are people of color.

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St. Paul Teacher Named Minnesota’s Teacher Of The Year

A St. Paul high school teacher who teaches writing and English to immigrant students has been named Minnesota’s 2015 Teacher of the Year. Amy Hewett-Olatunde was announced Sunday as the 51st winner of the award.

05/03/2015

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The Bloody Mary Law Is In Effect, But Cities Still Have To Act On It

Sunday turned out to be a bit disappointing to some eager Bloody Mary drinkers.

05/03/2015

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Vonn Says Relationship With Woods Is Over

Lindsey Vonn says she and Tiger Woods have decided to end their three-year relationship.

05/03/2015

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Body Pulled From St. Croix Identified As Missing Stillwater Woman

Officials have identified the body pulled from the St. Croix River on Saturday as 24-year-old Abbey Russell, the Stillwater woman who’s been missing for a week.

05/03/2015

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8th Case Of Bird Flu Detected In Wisconsin

An eighth case of bird flu virus has been detected in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection said Sunday the latest case is in a commercial turkey flock in Barron County. About 16,000 breeding turkeys and nearly 42,000 hatching eggs are affected. It is the fourth reported case in Barron County.

05/03/2015

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Officials: 2 Injured After Dirt Bike Hits Barbed-Wire Fence

Officials say two people were believed to have suffered serious injuries Saturday night in southern Minnesota after their dirt bike crashed into a barbed wire fence.

05/03/2015

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Madison Bans Discrimination Against Atheists, Non-Religious

While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren’t invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin’s capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.

05/03/2015

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Officials: Alcohol Likely A Factor In Disappearance

The search will continue Sunday on the Minnesota River for a missing Le Sueur woman. Moriah Zwart, 20, was camping with a friend along the water before she disappeared Friday morning. Authorities don’t suspect foul play in the case, but they believe alcohol to be factor in her disappearance.

05/03/2015

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4 Things To Know: Mayweather’s Win, Game 2, Bloody Marys & Princess

Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, May 3, 2015.

05/03/2015

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David Goldberg, Tech Exec Married To ‘Lean In’ Author, Dies

David Goldberg, a popular Silicon Valley executive and husband of Facebook second-in-command and “Lean In” author Sheryl Sandberg, has died suddenly at age 47, his company and family members said Saturday.

05/03/2015

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Somali Leaders Look To Strengthen Community, Stop Terror Recruiting

Local Somali leaders met in Minneapolis Saturday evening, saying they have to find a way together to strengthen their community and stop terror recruiting.

05/02/2015

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‘Push For Peace’ Looks To Curb Violence In North Minneapolis

A movement is underway in north Minneapolis to make a change in the streets — it’s called “Push for Peace.” The goal is to take the community back from violence, focusing on making a difference in the lives of kids.

05/02/2015

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Soldier Surprises 3-Year-Old Son At Minnesota Zoo

During a show, a zoo worker asked if Evan would help during a “close encounters” presentation to bring out a live animal, but he got quite the surprise…

05/02/2015

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‘Footgolf’ Kicks Off At Afton Alps

The new footgolf course at Afton Alps just opened. Nestled alongside the fairways and bunkers lay 18 super-sized cups, just waiting for a soccer ball to be kicked in.

05/02/2015

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Thousands Attend Animal Humane Society’s ‘Walk For Animals’

Today’s weather gave a lot of Minnesotans a great reason to get outside and help a good cause. Dogs, cats and even a few reptiles took their owners on a two-and-a half mile walk in Golden Valley.

05/02/2015

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Fishing Event At Veterans’ Home Lets Residents Cast A Line

Minnesota’s fishing opener is still a week away, but some lucky veterans are already reeling them in. The group Muskies Inc. helped put on a fishing event at the Minneapolis Veterans Home Saturday afternoon.

05/02/2015

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As Grilling Season Heats Up, Red Cow Chef Offers Tips

We brought in the Red Cow’s Chef Trevis Langley on the WCCO rooftop grill to offer advice on how to cook your burgers, steaks and veggies perfectly.

05/02/2015

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Dozens Cited For Underage Drinking In Mankato Bowling Alley

The bust came Wednesday at Jerry Dutler’s Bowl and Rumor’s Lounge. Some of the 61 people arrested told police they drank before they got there, others admitted to illegally getting it at that business.

05/02/2015

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Twin Cities Boxing Gym Keeps Kids Out Of Trouble

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is bringing attention back to the sport of boxing.

And for one Twin Cities boxing trainer, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

05/02/2015

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New Eats At Target Field

On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.

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Spring Snowstorm – March 22

The calendar may have turned to spring, but for many parts of Minnesota it’s a return to winter’s snow and ice.

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St. Paddy’s Day Northern Lights

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights.

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Minnesota Marks MLK Day

Politicians commemorated the event at programs, demonstrators marched to highlight injustice, and Minnesota remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minnehaha Falls Ice Caves

Winter means ice caves at Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha Avenue in southeast Minneapolis. Check out these views of frozen majesty.

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