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Edgar Linares

edgar linares 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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A Talk With The ‘Human Cannonball’

David “The Bullet” Smith Jr., 37, holds the Guinness World Record for the “greatest height achieved” after being launched from a cannon at 85 feet 4 inches. On Saturday July 26 at Canterbury Park, he’ll show spectators exactly why he holds that record.

07/21/2014

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Minnesota Craft Beer Documentary Premieres Saturday

On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota’s craft beer movement. “I just went out and started doing it,” Okar said. “After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it.”

07/16/2014

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World’s Largest Plane Takes Off From MSP Wednesday Night

The world’s largest plane is sitting on the tarmac at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Antonov 225 landed at MSP over the weekend. Operators of the aircraft postponed its take off until 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

07/01/2014

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Camp Oz Caters To Kids With Epilepsy

Camp Oz on the shores of the St. Croix River may seem like your typical camp complete with cabins, a camp counselor’s office, a mess hall, and volleyball and basketball courts. But at Camp Oz most of the children have something in common — they suffer from seizures, and some have epilepsy.

06/20/2014

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Hundreds Of Veterans Tour New VA Clinic In Shakopee

The new Shakopee Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic is the 13th of its kind in Minnesota. The clinics stretch as far north as the Boundary Waters area in Ely. This latest clinic will serve between 3,500 to 4,000 veterans in the south Twin Cities metro.

06/16/2014

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Train Hits Juvenile In North Metro

A child suffered broken bones Thursday after being hit by a slow-moving freight train while playing on the tracks, officials say.

06/12/2014

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Moms Want Target To Adopt Open Carry Policy

A national gun safety organization has set its sights on Minneapolis-based Target to stop gun-rights demonstrations in their stores. The group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense launched a petition on Wednesday. They’re asking Target’s interim CEO John Mulligan to establish a policy to prohibit people from openly carrying guns in their stores.

06/04/2014

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Mosquito Season Is Back

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start to summer and it also kicked off the start to mosquito season.

05/27/2014

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Mpls. ‘Miracle Baby’ Who Survived 11-Story Fall Returns Home

The Minneapolis toddler who got national attention after falling eleven stories from an apartment building, and surviving, is back home with his family. It was on Mother’s Day, May 11, at the Riverside Plaza apartments in Minneapolis when 15-month-old Musa Dayib slipped through a 5.5 inch slit on the family’s balcony.

05/26/2014

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Minneapolis’ 2nd-Annual Patio Week Kicks Off

If you didn’t enjoy last weekend’s practically-perfect weather in the Twin Cities, no need to worry. This entire week, we’ll see a string of upper 70s and possibly 80s in the forecast. It’s also the perfect time to take in a patio, according to Kristen Montag, communications manager for Meet Minneapolis.

05/20/2014

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Coach Grant’s Biggest, Best And Last Garage Sale

Vikings coach Bud Grant, 87, is allowing the public to dig through his years of sports memorabilia and gently used hunting equipment beginning Wednesday. “I hunt and fish a lot, so there’s a lot of hunting and fishing items,” said Grant. “I was a head coach for 35 years, so I have a lot of Vikings stuff.”

05/19/2014

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Long-Eared Bat Could Be Endangered

A disease infecting the northern long-eared bat could place it on the endangered species list. The disease, called white-nose syndrome, has impacted bats in a number of states. Rich Baker, endangered species coordinator with the Department of Natural Resources, says a large number have died off.

05/13/2014

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2 Could Face Charges After Mississippi River Bridge ‘Stunt’

Two people could face charges after a Mississippi River bridge “stunt” prompted a river search that included water patrol boats and a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter Wednesday evening.

05/08/2014

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Low Pressure System A Literal Pain In The Neck

Doctors in the Twin Cities say the low pressure system sitting over the Twin Cities, causing all the recent rains, is also causing pain for people.

05/01/2014

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MOA Shoppers Can Soon Zip Line Across The Mall

If walking across the massive Mall of America in Bloomington is too strenuous for you, no need to worry, a new zip line can help you get moving. Crews at MOA are installing two zip lines the stretches across Nickelodeon Universe. The zip line starts 55 feet up above the Dutchman’s Deck ropes course.

04/30/2014

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