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Minnesota’s New Memorial For Military Families The First Of Its Kind In U.S.

The State of Minnesota today dedicated the moving tribute to military families on the grounds of the Capitol building Saturday. It’s the first place in the country that honors the families of active military members and veterans.

06/13/2015

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Police Officer Helps Homeless Couple Finally Tie The Knot

A newlywed couple hopes to one day live in a home, surrounded by family. That dream got a little closer on Friday, when they finally tied the knot.

06/12/2015

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Stillwater Offering Free Temporary Boat Slips To Lure Business

Boaters on the St. Croix river in Stillwater have some new options for pulling over and tying up. Thanks to the city there are now 16 free slips where boats can dock for some dining or shopping downtown.

06/12/2015

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Dorothy’s Ruby Red Slippers: Still Missing After 10 Years

The annual Wizard of Oz Festival is this weekend in Grand Rapids and for the last 10 years, something has been missing from the Judy Garland Museum — her ruby red slippers!

06/12/2015

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Iowa Supreme Court Affirms Right To Be Drunk On Front Porch

The Iowa Supreme Court has affirmed the right to be drunk on your front porch. The court ruled Friday in the case of Patience Paye, who appealed her 2013 public intoxication conviction.

06/12/2015

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Seth Meyers Says He Was ‘Queer Bombed’ In Minneapolis

Every month, the local event organizer Flip Phone orchestrates an LGBT “takeover” of a nominally straight bar in the Twin Cities. And last week, former “Saturday Night Live” performer and current late-night TV host Seth Meyers was caught up in the festivities.

06/12/2015

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Average Person Spends 1.5 Days Per Month On Apps

The average person now spends about a day and a half every month using apps on their smart phone or tablet, according to mobile app statistics compiled by Nielsen. The average during a one-month period was 37 hours, 28 minutes during the last quarter of 2014.

06/12/2015

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10 Great (Or Very Ungreat) Music Videos Featuring Athletes

Athletics and energetic music go hand in hand. They’re both things that just take over your body. The former makes you acutely aware of your physicality, and the latter (when it truly hits you in […]

06/11/2015

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Wis. Anglers Rescue Deer In Lake

Two Wisconsin fishermen used their rods to reel in something much bigger than a fish this past weekend. The two instead found a deer about a half-mile off shore in Lake Winnebago near Green Bay.

06/10/2015

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Good Question: How Often Do Prisoners Escape?

Investigators spent the day questioning prison workers and contractors trying to figure out how two killers escaped from a maximum security prison. So, how often do prisoners escape? Good Question.

06/08/2015

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Gas Prices Peaked For The Year, Experts Say

You may not have noticed much of a change at the gas pumps over the past week, but there is good news ahead — experts say gas prices have hit their peak for the year.

06/08/2015

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Stillwater Girl Scout Receives Gold Award For Anti-Pesticide Project

A local Girl Scout is on a mission to help some small, but beautiful insects that are quickly disappearing — monarch butterflies.

06/06/2015

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‘Basketball In The Park’ Brings Police Together With Low-Income Community

Throughout the summer, St. Louis Park Police officers put on “Basketball in the Park’ for kids. The decade old program gives children and teens the opportunity to shoot hoops with police officers.

06/06/2015

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Jungle Gym For Seniors Provides Rehabilitative Fun With Reduced Risks

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota and Xccent Fitness opened a new motion wellness gym for seniors that has a first-of-its-kind indoor play structure designed to reduce the risk of falls.

06/05/2015

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Northeast Minneapolis ‘Castle’ Up For Sale

Your home should feel like its your castle, and for at least one homeowner in Minneapolis, it actually has. This quaint one bed, one bath stone castle is for sale in Northeast Minneapolis.

06/04/2015

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Albertville Woman Discovers Black Widow Spider In Grapes Bought At Target

An Albertville woman says she found a juvenile black widow spider in a bag of grapes she bought from a Twin Cities Target store. Kelly Steinke told the North Wright County Today earlier this week she posted a picture of the spider to an online identification site and was told it was a juvenile Western Black Widow.

06/04/2015

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Are You A Problem Drinker? More Than 1 In 10 Americans Are, Study Says

More than one in ten Americans have a drinking problem, and many never get treatment.

06/03/2015

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Private School Field Trip To Adult Toy Store Draws Parents’ Ire

A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students to the Smitten Kitten last week.

06/02/2015

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WCCO Archives: Mr. Jimmy’s Chance Encounter With Mick Jagger

In the Excelsior area, you can spot some of the Twin Cities’ most high-profile personalties: Harvey Mackay, Prince, Miles Lord, Rick Aguilera. But ask anyone on Water Street and you find out fast another star around here who blows all the others away.

06/02/2015

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Good Question: Why Don’t We Remember Traumatic Events?

Comedian Tracy Morgan has spent the past year recovering from broken bones and serious brain injuries after a serious car accident. He also said he didn’t remember anything about the crash. So, why don’t we remember traumatic events? Good Question.

06/01/2015

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MSHSL Board Votes To Suspend Dance Team Coaches Involved In Protest

The Minnesota State High School League board of directors voted Monday to suspend the head coaches of five schools involved in a protest at last February’s dance team awards ceremony.

06/01/2015

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Church Offers Blessings For Wheeled Travelers In Minneapolis

The Basilica of Saint Mary hosted their first-ever Blessing of the Wheels today. It was open to owners of all types of personal wheeled transportation, including roller blades, wheel chairs, strollers, and bicycles, to name just a few.

05/31/2015

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Jury Convicts Dustin Diamond Of Misdemeanors In Stabbing

TV actor Dustin Diamond says he didn’t intentionally stab a man in a barroom scuffle just outside of Milwaukee. The 38-year-old Diamond, who played Screech in the 1990s show “Saved by the Bell,” is accused of stabbing a man on Christmas Day in Port Washington.

05/29/2015

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The Ten Four Best Days Of Summer Are Back!

The Minneapolis Aquatennial officially announced the 2015 dates on its Facebook page, and many were surprised to see the festivities would only last from July 22 to July 25.

05/29/2015