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She Called 911 From Mpls., But The Operator Picked Up In NYC

A woman called 911 in the middle of the night in Minneapolis and an operator picked up five states away. It happened to Faye Lewis last month when she made the emergency call from her cell phone.

06/23/2014

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Police: Thief Forgets To Log Off Facebook After Burglarizing Home

A Minnesota man is in jail because he logged on to Facebook. Police say 26-year-old Nicholas Wig checked his profile from a home he broke into, and then he didn’t log off. It happened June 19 in South St. Paul.

06/23/2014

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Man Pulled By Horse Water Skis Through Puddle

The flooding that’s happening around Minnesota may be causing problems for some, but others are having a little fun with it. One Norwood Young America family may have even created a new sport. Rachel Slathar posted a video of her dad waterskiing through a big puddle being pulled by her horse.

06/23/2014

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Mpls. Dairy Queen Celebrates Anniversary With 1949 Prices

When a local ice cream shop celebrated its 65th anniversary on Saturday, it decided to throw a big party for its neighbors. The Dairy Queen on Lowry Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis has been around for 65 years.

06/21/2014

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Richfield Family Saves Ducks From Sewer

Torrential rains and saturated earth have been causing a lot of problems in Minnesota during the past week, but not every story has been calamitous. While out on assignment Thursday, WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles happened upon a dramatic rescue that had a happy ending.

06/20/2014

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Moorhead Police Chase Cuts Across Golf Course

A nice round of golf in Moorhead turned into a scene from a movie on Tuesday, and the fairway turned into a crime scene. A man wanted on theft and drug charges led police on a chase through a local golf course.

06/19/2014

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Where Do Minnesota’s Teen Drivers Rank In Safety?

A new report shows Minnesota is in the middle of the road when it comes to how good our teen drivers are. Wallet-Hub used death statistics as well as safety and financial data to make the list.

06/19/2014

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Minnesota Teen Finishes Year Spent Sleeping Outside

Seventeen-year-old Rudy Hummel hasn’t let one of the coldest winters in decades, drenching rain or clouds of mosquitoes prevent him from sleeping outside every night for a full year. Hummel was preparing Friday to spend one last night in his treehouse at his family’s home in Hermantown.

06/06/2014

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Top Google Results Unique To Minnesota

The only things Minnesotans are interested in as much as sports like rollerblading and football are personal injury lawyers, according to a new map created by the real estate website Estately.

05/26/2014

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Minn. Man Delivers Fawn After Pregnant Deer Killed By Car

After its mother died in a traffic accident, a baby deer is alive thanks to a good Samaritan — and his trusty pocket knife. Polly Rixe is a wildlife rehabilitator licensed to the Department of Natural Resources. Now, she’s nursing the special fawn back to health.

05/20/2014

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Minnesota Lawmakers Strike Medical Marijuana Deal

Minnesota lawmakers have a deal on a medical marijuana bill that would set up eight distribution sites and allow qualified patients to access the drug in oil, pill and vapor form. The agreement announced Thursday was crafted to suit concerns of Gov. Mark Dayton, who backs it.

05/15/2014

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Bald Eagle That Hit Boat On I-94 Set Free

A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin has been set free. The adult male flew into the white shrink wrap April 25 as the boat was being towed at about 70 miles an hour near Menomonie.

05/14/2014

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School District Apologizes For Gay Marriage Video

The Janesville School District superintendent has issued a public apology for the showing of a video she describes as pro-gay marriage. The Wisconsin State Journal reports in April, Craig High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance showed “Kids React to Gay Marriage.”

05/14/2014

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UND Students’ ‘Siouxper Drunk’ Shirts Denounced

The University of North Dakota is taking heat over shirts students choose to wear over the weekend which some are calling flat-out racist. A group of students photographed themselves wearing the shirts and posted them online.

05/13/2014

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