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GOP Lawmakers Call To Arm More Military Members

A group of GOP legislators on Monday announced a bill in the works to exempt active duty members of the military and Minnesota’s National Guard from the state’s gun permitting process. The legislation is expected to be introduced next year.

07/27/2015

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Anonymous Tip Helps Minneapolis Police Nab Serial Robber

olice say an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers helped them put a serial robber behind bars. Investigators say someone recognized Lamonte Lee Douglas Gross in surveillance video. Police say Gross had a history of armed robbery. He was released from prison, and weeks later they say he went back to his old tricks.

07/27/2015

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Vikings Set Big Goals, Have High Expectations Early In Training Camp

It’s hard to believe, but training camp for the Minnesota Vikings is up and running in Mankato. And in less than 2 weeks — the team will take on the Steelers in their first pre-season game.

07/27/2015

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Here’s How Athletes, Workers Beat The Hot, Humid Weather

For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather.

07/27/2015

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This Week’s Best Bets: ‘Barbarella’ In Loring Park, Robin Williams’ Final Film

It’s the dog days of summer, and there’s a bunch of great cinema to experience in the Twin Cities.

07/27/2015

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Minneapolis Pool Adds New Safety Protocol After Drowning Scare

An opening weekend drowning scare at an innovative new pool in North Minneapolis has the city’s parks department rethinking its safety procedures.

07/27/2015

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Monday’s Humidity Will Make It Feel Like 100 Degrees Outside

The dog days of summer have arrived in Minnesota, as Monday’s sunny skies and high humidity will magnify the heat.

07/27/2015

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4 Things To Know: Katy Perry, Apple Watches & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Monday, July 27. They include a star-studded night at the Starkey Gala, and a sea change for the Boy Scouts of America.

07/27/2015

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12 Months, 12 Pairs Of Tickets: US Bank Stadium Officials Announce Giveaway

The U.S. Bank Stadium is 12 months away from completion. To mark the milestone, stadium officials announced a special giveaway.

07/27/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Workouts You Can Fit In Anywhere

Getting into better shape in definitely a challenge for both your body and mind, perhaps no more so than when you’re taking a break at the lake or the cabin. This week on Get Movin’ Monday, Jason DeRusha and Kim Johnson were looking for help getting prepared for those summer fitness challenges.

07/27/2015

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Get Ready For A Hot Monday To Start The Week

It’s July, which means we’re in the hottest time of the year for Minnesota weather. Mother Nature won’t disappoint on Monday as she will bring the heat. With it will come some oppressive humidity and a few storms before it finally feels comfortable again.

07/26/2015

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Finding Minnesota: A Laundromat Dripping With Dolls

The owner of L J’s Ye Old Wash in Spring Grove is providing his own unique spin for those waiting on the spin cycle. Lucky Volkenant, 72, has spent years covering the walls and ceiling of his laundromat with dolls.

07/26/2015

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Celebrities Hit St. Paul For Annual Starkey Foundation Gala

It definitely wasn’t your typical Sunday night in St. Paul. RiverCentre rolled out the red carpet, and some of the world’s biggest stars walked it. Several celebrities were in town for the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s annual gala.

07/26/2015

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Minneapolis Homicides Up For First Time In 3 Years

As summer scorches on, the city of Minneapolis is dealing with a disturbing trend in crime. So far this year, police have seen an average of one murder per week. Over the weekend, three separate shootings resulted in two deaths.

07/26/2015

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Talking Points: Is There Too Much Construction In The West Metro?

Commuters traveling into downtown Minneapolis from western suburbs will get a break from a project that has created major tie ups the last two weeks.

07/26/2015

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Police: South Mpls Shooting Leaves 2 Dead

Police in Minneapolis say a shooting Saturday night on the city’s south side left one man dead and another in serious condition.

07/26/2015

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Hundreds Show Up For Minnehaha Park Clean-Up

Minnehaha Park is a popular destination for many people in the Twin Cities, which also means it can get very dirty. About 1,600 people came out Sunday to clean up the creek and surrounding areas.

07/26/2015

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Hollywood Actress Hits Minnesota To Talk Human Trafficking

A Hollywood actress was in Minnesota this weekend trying to bring attention to a disturbing problem. Actress Julia Ormond met with Gov. Mark Dayton and top corporate leaders to raise awareness about the use of international slave labor.

07/26/2015

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Twin Cities YMCA Water Safety Program Goes National

A program started in the Twin Cities is working hard to teach water safety to people of color. And as of this year, it’s going national.And as we found out, it’s not focused on teaching swimming.

07/26/2015

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ME: Plymouth Police Shot Man At Arby’s In The Head

Officials have released the name of the man shot and killed by a Plymouth police officer last week at an Arby’s restaurant.

07/26/2015

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4 Things You Need To Know For July 26, 2015

Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, July 26.

07/26/2015

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Rochester Furniture Store Donates Dozens Of Beds To Home For The Disabled

Ashley Furniture in Rochester donated more than 100 beds today to every resident living at Bear Creek Services. The nonprofit supports people with disabilities.

07/25/2015

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Rashad Vaughn Recalls Early Days In Minneapolis, Where Love Of Basketball Blossomed

Just a four-hour drive from his hometown in Minneapolis, Rashad Vaughn is making a name for himself at the Milwaukee Bucks. The Robbinsdale Cooper High graduate was drafted in the first round after just one year in college.

07/25/2015

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After Tough Year, Liberian Community Celebrates Independence Day

Minnesota has one of the largest Liberian populations outside of the country itself. That’s why dozens of people gathered at Park Center High School in Brooklyn Park Saturday evening to celebrate Liberia’s independence from colonial powers.

07/25/2015

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Traveling Bicycle Tour Rolls Into Loring Park

A traveling bicycle show on a nationwide tour rolled into Loring Park today. It’s called the “Tour de Fat,” named for the Belgium Brewing’s flagship beer Fat Tire.

07/25/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake Mille Lacs

This week, WCCO-TV’s Mike Max and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO headed out to visit the Garrison area and Lake Mille Lacs.

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Goin’ To The Lake: McGregor

This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Breezy Point Area

WCCO-TV’s Natalie Nyhus and Ali Lucia and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Hines are all heading to the Breezy Point and Cross Lake area to celebrate the holiday weekend.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake City

WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams all headed to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

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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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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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