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Missing Boy’s Father Denies Child Abuse Allegations

It has now been seven days since a Twin Cities boy got dropped off from school, but never made it home. The only person named as a suspect in 10-year-old Barway Collins’ disappearance is his own father, Pierre Collins — and he insists he had nothing to do with it.

03/25/2015

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Allina Health Employees Picketing Over Long Hours

Crowds of Allina Health employees say they are overworked and worried about their jobs.

03/25/2015

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Minnesota Guardsman Charged With Making Child Porn In Afghanistan

A Minnesota National Guardsman is charged in federal court with making child pornography while he was deployed in Afghanistan.

03/25/2015

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Man, 51, Gets 6 Years For Being High On Meth In Fatal Crash

A 51-year-old Apple Valley man has been sentenced to more than 6 years in prison after admitting to being high on meth while behind the wheel of a truck that caused a fatal crash.

03/25/2015

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Marijuana Wax Fire Leads To Grandmother’s Death, 2 Men Charged With Murder

There’s a new warning from Public Safety experts Wednesday about the dangers of cooking concentrated marijuana oil. It can lead to explosions and fires, like the one that has two St. Cloud men charged for the death of a grandmother.

03/25/2015

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MLS Expanding To Minn., Downtown Stadium Planned

Major League Soccer is coming to Minnesota. The league made it official on Wednesday at Target Field when they announced that the Minnesota United FC team would play in the league starting in 2018. It’s the news die-hard soccer fans here have been waiting years for.

03/25/2015

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Downtown Soccer Stadium Funding Has Yet To Be Worked Out

While Minneapolis cheered the announcement of a new Major League Soccer franchise, it’s not clear how the owners plan to pay for a new 18,500 seat stadium, and whether they’ll ask for the public’s help.

03/25/2015

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New London Student Offered Ride By Stranger

The Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office is concerned after a middle school student walking back from school in New London, Minnesota, was offered a ride by a stranger.

03/25/2015

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The Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Won’t Be Lifted This Year

Supporters of legalizing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota may have to put a cork in it this year.

03/25/2015

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Emerald Ash Borer Confirmed In Anoka County City Of Ham Lake

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has confirmed an emerald ash borer infestation in Anoka County. It says the destructive tree pest was found in an ash tree on private property in the city of Ham Lake.

03/25/2015

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Unemployment Up In Most Wisconsin Cities, Counties

Unemployment is up in most major Wisconsin cities and counties between January and February.

03/25/2015

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Wintry Weather Good News For Maple Syrup Lovers

For those who love Minnesota-made maple syrup, enduring this week’s wintry weather isn’t so tough. Because of the recent cold spell, the state’s maple syrup season has been prolonged.

03/25/2015

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Dayton To Urge Airport Managers To Set $10 Minimum Wage

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’ll urge the commission that runs the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to adopt a $10 minimum wage. Dayton, who appoints members of the Metropolitan Airports Commission, issued his call Wednesday in remarks at the Muslim American Society’s Capitol lobby day.

03/25/2015

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No One Hurt When Truck Hits Minnesota-Bound Plane In Denver

No injuries have been reported after a de-icing truck hit a Delta Air Lines plane at Denver International Airport. Airport spokesman Heath Montgomery says Delta Flight 1780 was getting ready to take off to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport when the truck struck the plane Wednesday morning.

03/25/2015

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Navy Planners Working Out Details For Week-Long Fargo Event

Navy planners are in land-locked North Dakota and Minnesota to work out details for a week-long summer program that will feature the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and other promotional events.

03/25/2015

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Wisconsin Trooper Killed In Shootout Was New Academy Grad

A Wisconsin State Patrol trooper just three months out of the academy died in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect also believed to have killed another motorist.

03/25/2015

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Agency Investigating Killing Of 2 Bull Elk In NW Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the illegal killing of two bull elk in northwestern Minnesota. Wildlife officials conducting an aerial elk survey spotted the dead animals in late February on state land near Grygla.

03/25/2015

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Charges: Fmr. Special Needs Teacher Took Inappropriate Pictures Of Students

A 48-year-old Chaska man has been charged with allegedly taking inappropriate pictures and having inappropriate contact with students at the schools he worked at, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced.

03/25/2015

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Cost Of Target Center Renovation Increases By $30M

The cost to renovate Target Center is going up. An updated budget unveiled at Minneapolis City Hall this week shows the cost has climbed to nearly $129-million.

03/25/2015

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4 Things To Know: Germanwings Plane Crash, MLS Announcement & More

Here is a look at the four stories you need to know about for Wednesday, March 25.

03/25/2015

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First Towboat Of Season Reaches Hastings Lock On Mississippi

The navigation season is open on the upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the towboat New Dawn passed through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings at 7:45 a.m., pushing nine loaded barges toward St. Paul.

03/25/2015

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North Dakota Might Challenge New Federal Fracking Rule

North Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.

03/25/2015

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Roughly 4,000 Without Power In Twin Cities

Almost 4,000 people in the Twin Cities are without power Wednesday morning. According to Xcel Energy center roughly 1,924 people in the Rogers area are without power and another 1,948 people are without power near Woodbury.

03/25/2015

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From Workout To Work, Spring Fashions Are Multifaceted

Gym clothes this spring are no longer just for the gym. Now you can go shopping and have fitness clothes that are very transitional. From working out to lunch with your friends,” Ali Holman, from Corecamper.com said. “You just feel put together even in your fitness clothes.”

03/25/2015

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Good Question: How Is ‘Natural Born Citizen’ Defined?

Ted Cruz announced Monday he’s running for President of the United States. The U.S. Senator from Texas was born in Calgary and moved to the U.S. with his family when he was four years old.

03/24/2015

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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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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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