Edgar Linares

edgar 2 Edgar LinaresEdgar Linares moved to the Twin Cities 24 hours before the largest December snowstorm in state history.

He moved from Boise, Idaho, where he worked as a morning reporter at KTVB, an NBC affiliate. There he was an essential part of a news team that won several awards including an Emmy for “best morning show” and a National Edward R. Murrow for “continuing coverage.”

Edgar’s first on air job was at KYMA, an NBC affiliate in Yuma, Ariz. During his time there he interviewed a variety of people, including former Mexican President Vicente Fox and male model Fabio.

He also worked behind the scenes in Salt Lake City at KUTV and at K-Bull 93 FM.

Edgar loves great places to visit in downtown and is the host of his own Web show called Downtown With Edgar.

He was born in Mexico and became a naturalized citizen at the age of 18. He grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah and graduated from the University of Utah.

He loves golf, shopping and weight training and recently got engaged to his longtime girlfriend Tana.

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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Making Ryder Cup Players Feel At Home At Hazeltine

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Hazeltine Transforms Into Ryder Cup City

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General Mills And The Lone Ranger

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Fort Snelling National Cemetery is considered the fourth-busiest military cemetery in the United States, out of 134. Crews buried 18 veterans and their family members on Friday alone.


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Students at Blaine High School have been keeping their game safe with strict rules and regulation for the last several weeks.


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St. Paul Woman Tries to Drive Away While Connected To Tow Truck

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Freaky Friday: The Haunted Barn in Maplewood

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