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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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‘Most Amazing Race’ Contestants Dash Through Minneapolis

Seventy teams raced around Minneapolis Saturday afternoon hoping to win the Most Amazing Race. It’s all part of the 10th annual Salvation Army’s Most Amazing Race in conjunction with the final day of the Aquatennial.

07/25/2015

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Hundreds Turn Out To Honor Wisconsin Marine Killed In Tennessee Shooting

A small Wisconsin town has the attention of the nation Saturday. Sgt. Carson Holmquist died in the shooting rampage at the Chattanooga recruitment center last week.

07/25/2015

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‘Floating Library’ Connects Books To Boaters

On this sunny Saturday, we take you to a library checkout line that was very backed up. But the available books were in a rather unique location — the middle of Silver Lake in St. Anthony. Silverwood Park is hosting a unique to way for storytelling this weekend, called “The Floating Library.”

07/25/2015

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Elko Speedway Races Into Its 50th Year

Elko Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The track has attracted racing legends like Jeff Gordon in years past. There will be dueling monster trucks, school bus racing, bull rides and a petting zoo for kids Saturday night at the “Eve of Destruction.”

07/25/2015

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St. Paul Police Arrest 3 Boys Over Stolen Car, Gun Threat

A confrontation over a stolen car led police to arrest three boys in St. Paul Friday. Police received a report of a stolen car around 1 p.m. on the 200 block of Stinson Street. The victim said when they confronted a young man they believed took it, the boy pulled out a gun and ran into the house.

07/25/2015

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Mpls. Police: Officer Shoots Armed Suspect In Downtown

One person was hospitalized after a officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning in downtown Minneapolis. It happened at about 3 a.m. near the Pizza Luce on the 100th block 4th Street North. Minneapolis police received reports of an individual with a gun.

07/25/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Cider Cocktails

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he mixes things up and brings you a few cocktails that will be served at the Minnesota Monthly Fine Spirits Classic.

07/25/2015

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Meet Bill Austin – Founder Of Starkey Hearing Foundation

He is a Minnesotan. He is a billionaire, and he says he does not know or care who writes his checks. He is Bill Austin, owner of Starkey technologies. The only American hearing supplier is a major employer in the Twin Cities. The company operates out of Eden Prairie, as does the foundation — which fits people around the world with free hearing aids. The foundation’s star-studded fundraiser is Sunday, with Katy Perry headlining.

07/24/2015

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Good Questions: Muscles, Corn & More

Every Friday, Heather Brown takes a moment to answer some of your Good Questions that may have slipped through the cracks. This week, she’s checking the weather, getting corny, and listening to Olivia Newton-John’s “Physical.”

07/24/2015

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Motorcycle Ride Honors Army Ranger Killed In Afghanistan

On Saturday morning, hundreds will ride motorcycles in honor of an Army Ranger who died after being shot in Afghanistan six years ago. Fire sparked by lightning almost halted Friday night’s fundraising part of the Memorial Ride.

07/24/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Lake Mille Lacs (Day 2)

It’s day two of the adventures of Mike Max and Chris Shaffer in this week’s edition of Goin’ To The Lake! Mike and Chris are in Garrison this week to check out all the fun stuff to do around our state’s second biggest body of water: Lake Mille Lacs.

07/24/2015

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Reality Check: U.S. Bank Logo On New Vikings Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is now 65 percent complete, and is scheduled to open next summer. On the future home of the Vikings is one of the biggest NFL stadium logos in the country.

07/24/2015

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1st-Of-Its-Kind Pool Opens In North Minneapolis

It has been a long time coming, but people in north Minneapolis now have a new place to cool off. Families lined up to be the first to splash into the brand new Webber Pool — which is the first of its kind in the country.

07/24/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: Red Wing

This week, WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the Red Wing area.

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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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