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April Storm Dumps Foot Of Snow In Minn., Wis.

Just when it seemed like spring was here, an April snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Minnesota. The National Weather Service reports nearly 15 inches of snow in Milaca, 14 inches in St. Francis and over 10 inches in Pine City.

04/16/2014

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Reality Check: Lawmakers Getting Paid Over Spring Break?

Minnesota lawmakers haven’t had a pay hike since 1999. But they can boost their take-home pay with per diem — up to $76 per day in the Minnesota House, and up to $86 a day in the Minnesota Senate.

04/16/2014

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Fmr. Archdiocese’s Vicar General Faces Deposition

For years, Father Kevin McDonough was in charge of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ internal investigations into abuse claims. Now, a wave of new claims that the church mishandled and covered up abuse for decades has raised questions about McDonough’s actions.

04/16/2014

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Local Artist With Autism Gets International Attention

A Twin Cities artist is selling original works for thousands of dollars, and he’s only been painting for a few years. But no one is sure of how long his artistic abilities will last. Jimmy Reagan, 20, has regressive onset autism. In the past six years, he has developed a flair for abstract art that’s been showcased as far away as Germany, while drawing the attention of wealthy buyers.

04/16/2014

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Trending Now: ‘Best Of’ List, ‘GOT’ Cruise & Giant Jenga

It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson.

04/16/2014

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Experts: Smartphone Kill Switch Could Backfire

Minnesota’s U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has been pushing legislation in Washington to require a “kill switch” in cell phones. Now, smartphone makers and carriers have agreed to add optional kill switches on their own by next summer.

04/16/2014

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Minneapolis Seeks To Ban Styrofoam Containers

A new proposal to ban Styrofoam containers in restaurants has some owners worried about the extra cost that will have to be passed along to the customer.

04/16/2014

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Parts Of Northern Minn. May See 10 To 16 Inches Of Snow

If you live in Minnesota, no, Wednesday is not a nightmare and you will not wake up to the warm sun on your face. Snow has already struck and more is expected. An intense band of snowfall just north of the Twin Cities, stretching from Willmar to Duluth to Hayward, Wis., will continue through the afternoon. Within the band, there’s expected to be snowfall rates of 1 inch of snow an hour.

04/16/2014

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The 2015 ACM Awards in Texas Are Already Sold Out

The 50th annual ACM Awards will be held next year not in Las Vegas but in Texas. And now the Academy has announced that tickets for that event are already sold out.

04/16/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee 4-16-14

To hear Flip Saunders, Sid Hartman and other highlights from today’s show, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

04/16/2014

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5 MN Breweries Win Big At World Beer Cup

The craft brewery trend has really exploded here in Minnesota, and according to the results of a recent competition, we’re also doing it right. Five Minnesota breweries won awards at the Brewers Association’s World Beer Cup.

04/16/2014

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House Hunters Eagerly Await Spring Real Estate Rush

Even with warmer weather in the forecast and the spring home-buying season fast approaching, the Twin Cities remains a strong seller’s market. Inventory remains at a 10-year low. Last month, there were 13,086 homes for sale, down 4.1 percent from a year ago.

04/16/2014

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Volunteer Week: Crisis Nursery Helps Victims Of Child Abuse

A local organization is doing its part to provide shelter for victims of child abuse, and you can help. The Crisis Nursery in Minneapolis is a spot where children come from tough family situations, and there are a few ways people can come in and volunteer their time for kids who need it.

04/16/2014