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Study: In MN, Blacks Far More Likely To Be Arrested For Pot Than Whites

A new study finds significantly more African Americans than whites are arrested for marijuana possession in Minnesota. Minnesota 2020, a nonpartisan think tank, says blacks account for 27 percent of marijuana possession arrests, but are only 6 percent of Minnesota’s population.

04/21/2014

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Minn. Health Network To Discontinue Water Births

A decision by Allina Health to stop water births led to a protest outside a Shakopee Hospital Monday morning. Earlier this month, Allina began telling doulas and expecting moms that underwater births would no longer be an option.

04/21/2014

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These Birds Are Bigger Than Bald Eagles And They’re Landing In Minn.

American White Pelicans are some of the largest birds in North America, and they are landing in Minnesota.

04/21/2014

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Authorities: Dog Attacks, Kills Dog At Mpls. Park; Owner Flees

The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding the owner of a dog who killed another dog at the Martin Luther King Park in the Kingfield Neighborhood Sunday evening. Police say after a resident’s dog was killed, the owner of the attacking dog was uncooperative with the victim and fled the scene.

04/21/2014

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Man Accidentally Shot In Crow Wing Co.

A man is in the hospital after he accidentally shot himself in the abdomen in Fifty Lakes, Minn. Friday evening. According to officials, police responded to a call of a possible home intrusion around 5:17 p.m. When officers reached the house they learned the male who called had suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen.

04/21/2014

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Sir Paul McCartney To Perform At Target Field This Summer

And the big summer concert at Target Field this year is … Sir Paul McCartney. The Minnesota Twins made the announcement at 11 a.m. Monday.

04/21/2014

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Celebrate Earth Day With 50 Ways To Improve The Environment

A Twin Cities company is offering 50 ways to improve the environment. Alison Fairbanks owns Promise 50, a website designed to help people find ways to save the planet. She said there are a lot of people who already recycle, but there’s more to do, like bringing reusable bags to the grocery store.

04/21/2014

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550 Drivers Cited For Texting While Driving

A 10-day distracted driving campaign through the Minnesota Department of Public Safety resulted in 550 drivers being cited for texting while driving.

04/21/2014

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State Board Reprimands Clay County Judge Cahill

The Minnesota Board on Judicial Standards has publicly reprimanded Clay County District Judge Steven J. Cahill. The board cited several instances when Cahill failed to follow the law. In one case the judge reduced the sentence of an immigrant who pleaded guilty to burglary because he was concerned a felony conviction might result in his deportation.

04/21/2014

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Charges: Woman, 28, Tied Up Horses & Let Them Die Of Starvation

A 28-year-old Park Rapids woman is accused of tying up and abandoning two horses that died of apparent starvation near Dorset, Minn. On Monday, Minden Crenshaw appeared in Hubbard County District Court on felony charges of animal neglect.

04/21/2014

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Minneapolis Locks Reopen To Recreational Boaters

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its three Minneapolis locks to recreational traffic Monday.

04/21/2014

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Fans Ready To Go Wild For Game 3 At The Xcel

The Minnesota Wild return to home ice for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team trails the Colorado Avalanche 0-2 in the best-of-seven series.

04/21/2014

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Wis. Woman, 38, Found Dead After 1-Car Crash

The St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office says a 38-year-old Baldwin, Wis. woman was found dead after a one-vehicle crash early Sunday morning. At 5:03 a.m., the sheriff’s office responded to the crash at the intersection of 117th Avenue and 207th Street in Hammond Township, which is near Pine Lake, Wis.

04/21/2014

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BBB Warns Of Fake Dog Breeder Scams

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota is warning people about a rise in scams involving dogs. The agency has cited three breeders after they didn’t have any dogs to give people who paid for them.

04/21/2014

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Get Prepared During Severe Weather Awareness Week

While it may feel like we just got rid of the snow, it’s already time to start thinking about severe spring and summertime weather. This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota.

04/21/2014

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Cook St. Paul To Open In Former Serlin’s Cafe Space

Their motto — good food, good service, no frills. Cook St. Paul opens April 17 in the former Serlin’s Cafe space and they’re hoping to show the neighborhood they’ve got the same values as the old digs.

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Spring In Bloom On The WCCO Rooftop Studio

We celebrated our first 70-degree day in six months on the rooftop studio — a brand new feature you’ll be seeing a lot of this summer.

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MOA Expansion Renderings

Crews are breaking ground on the Mall of America expansion on March 18, 2014. Here are some renderings of what you can expect to see there soon.

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CSI: The Experience At Mall Of America

Based on the top-rated CSI television series, CSI: The Experience is a challenging and fun multi-sensory attraction that places guests in the role of crime scene investigators as they solve one of three true-to-life mysteries.

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President Obama’s Visit To St. Paul

When White House officials chose St. Paul’s Union Depot for President Barack Obama’s announcement of a $600 million competition for federal grants to fund infrastructure projects that create jobs, they picked a site that received nearly $125 million in federal funds for a major renovation.

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4-Legged Friends Unite At Twin Cities Pet Expo

For the first time, pets were allowed at the Twin Cities Pet Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Check out a few photos of the event.

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February Snowstorm Hits Minnesota

A relentless winter delivers another powerful storm in Minnesota where forecasters are warning of blizzard conditions. Schools in southern Minnesota closed Thursday, including Rochester, Winona and Faribault as heavy snow and strong winds moved into the state.

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