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Bulls Lose Gibson To Left Ankle Injury

Forward Taj Gibson has left the Chicago Bulls’ game against Minnesota with a left ankle injury.

02/27/2015

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Vikings Cruises Plans Landing In Red Wing

When Viking International Cruise Line makes its debut in the U.S., the port authority of Red Wing already had plans in place to spruce up its riverfront.

02/27/2015

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Furniture Megastore Opens Saturday In Little Canada

The Dock 86 store in Little Canada will soon be joined by HOM Furniture and Gabberts in the space that used to serve as the warehouse for Dock 86. All three stores will be attached, and they will open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

02/27/2015

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Minneapolis, Met Council Bridge Difference Over LRT

The plan to extend the Southwest Light Rail corridor overcame an obstacle Friday to keep the plan on schedule. If an agreement hadn’t been reached, it could have cost the state an extra $100 million or more.

02/27/2015

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Mining Company Closing Office In Northern Wisconsin

The company looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin announced Friday it was closing its office in Hurley, saying future investment was “unfeasible at this time,” a move that marks the end for now of the project near Lake Superior that sparked fierce debate and opposition from environmentalists and tribal members near the site.

02/27/2015

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Wayzata Mom Creates Plush Tooth Figure — And The Story Behind Him

A Wayzata mom didn’t just create Tug, she created a story called “Tug and the Tooth.”

02/27/2015

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Virtual Golf Coming To MSP Airport

Soon you’ll be able to drive, before you fly at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

02/27/2015

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Adrian Peterson Issues Statement: ‘One Step Closer’

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson issued a statement after a judge on Thursday threw out an arbitrator’s decision to suspend him. U.S. District Court Judge David Doty said the NFL unlawfully changed the rules to suspend Peterson.

02/27/2015

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Deadline Approaches For Ice Houses On Most Minnesota Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says all ice houses must be off of lakes in the southern two thirds of the state by Monday night, despite the fact that the recent cold weather has left many still frozen into the lake.

02/27/2015

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$5,000 Reward Offered Over Puppy Burned In Dumpster

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of $5,000 — double their standard reward amount for cruelty cases — for information that will lead to the arrest of whoever set a puppy on fire last week.

02/27/2015

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Minnesota Property Taxes Set For 2015 Increase

The Minnesota Department of Revenue released an analysis Friday showing a $286 million increase in planned property tax collections for 2015. That’s a slightly smaller increase from previous estimates released in the fall.

02/27/2015

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Coon Rapids Man, 20, Arrested & Charged In Multiple Burglaries

Coon Rapids police say they’ve arrested a 20-year-old man who is believed to be responsible for 14 burglaries and attempted burglaries in the last several months.

02/27/2015

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2 states, US Appealing Judge’s Ruling On Great Lakes Wolves

Michigan is joining the federal government in appealing a decision that restores legal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.

02/27/2015

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Movie Blog: ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Reviewed

Only have patience for one vampire movie in 2015? Make it this weird, silly, pitch-perfect mockumentary from New Zealand. “What We Do In The Shadows,” created by one of the minds behind “Flight of the Conchords,” has big laughs before the opening credits roll, and it goes on to take vampiric tropes, place them in a modern Wellington cityscape, and twist them into wonderful B-movie jokes.

02/27/2015

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Could We Finally See Major Snow Next Week?

It’s been a bit of a bust for snow-lovers throughout the Twin Cities. With just 25.3” this winter, we’re more than a foot below average. But there is some hope as the calendar turns to March.

02/27/2015

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Attorney Argues For Dismissal Of Charge In Wis. Stabbing Plot

An attorney for one of the two girls accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate and leaving her for dead in a wooded park in southeastern Wisconsin argues the charges against her should be dismissed because the girls were coerced by a fictional Slender Man character that they perceived was real.

02/27/2015

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House Speaker Says Surplus Douses Dayton Gas-Tax Proposal

Minnesota House Republicans are using news of a $1.87 billion budget surplus to douse Gov. Mark Dayton’s call for increased gasoline taxes for road work. House Speaker Kurt Daudt reacted Friday to the forecast by saying his caucus would push for tax cuts and to apply some of the money to transportation projects. Daudt says the surplus shows Minnesota government is collecting too much and should lower rates.

02/27/2015

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Effort To Restore Pheasants Gets Boost From Lines’ Return

A retired official of the Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources began spearheading what ringneck enthusiasts hope is an ambitious public-private effort to restore Minnesota’s pheasants on Monday.

02/27/2015

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Veteran WCCO Radio Broadcaster Dick Chapman Dies

Longtime WCCO personality Dick Chapman passed away after an extended illness. After studying journalism at the University of Missouri, the Kansas City native came to WCCO in 1957, first as a news writer for Cedric Adams.

02/27/2015

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Speed Limit To Increase On 2-Lane Highways In North, West Minn.

Do you have the need for speed? Well, you’re in luck! In the next few weeks roughly 340 miles of highways in northern and western Minnesota will get higher speed limits, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

02/27/2015

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4 Things To Know: #TheDress, Homeland Security Funding & More

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Friday, Feb. 27.

02/27/2015

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NW Minn. State Trooper Recognized For Encounter With Elderly Man

A Minnesota State Patrol officer in northwestern Minnesota is being hailed as a “Super Trooper” after an encounter with an elderly man earlier this week.

02/27/2015

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Minn. Law Officials Express Concern Over Stalled Homeland Security Bill

Congress has until midnight Friday to avoid a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland security. The agency’s funding bill has become tied up in the immigration dispute between President Obama and Republicans.

02/27/2015

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Excellent Educator: Senor Jamil Salaam Of Richfield Dual Language School

Senor Jamil Salaam loves teaching in Spanish so much, his lessons continue even around the dinner table with his family. That’s what makes him this week’s Excellent Educator.

02/27/2015

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Dreams Come True For Adults At Minnesota Camp

A Minnesota band camp is giving baby boomers and younger musicians a chance to prove they are never too old to rock and roll. Since 2009, Rock Camp for Dads has allowed hundreds of dads — and moms — to unleash their inner Jimi Hendrix without the hassle and costs of organizing a band.

02/27/2015

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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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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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Zombies Hit The Streets Of Minneapolis

The Zombie Pub Crawl is in its tenth year.

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WCCO Radio Insiders Luncheon With Steve Forbes

See all the photos as Steve Forbes discusses his new book Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.

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