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Edgar Linares

edgar linares web 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.

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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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TV Host Fights Demolition Of 1893 House

The future of a 120-year-old house in South Minneapolis will be decided on Friday by the Minneapolis City Council. The home at 2320 Colfax Avenue south was built by master builder Theron Potter Healy in 1893. It’s now being used a 15-unit rooming house.

04/24/2014

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Tornado Sirens Will Sound Off In MN On Thursday

In Minnesota, May and June are typically the worst months when it comes to severe weather and more than half of federally declared disasters are due to severe weather.

04/22/2014

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Augsburg Student Faces Rioting Charges After Dinkytown Mayhem

The only person facing serious charges after Saturday’s Dinkytown disturbance made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

04/15/2014

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Moratorium On Mpls Home Teardowns Lifted, New Construction Rules Adopted

Residential builders and developers in southwest Minneapolis can get back to work after the Minneapolis City Council officially lifted a one-year moratorium on Friday. Last month, City Council Member Linnea Palmisano, who represents Ward 13, declared the moratorium because of what she says were growing concerns about the large number of small homes being torn down

04/11/2014

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‘Thank You’ To The Stranger Who Mailed My Lost Letter

I almost never write thank you letters, especially to people I don’t know. The reason I’m writing this letter is because last week I was pretty upset. I was in a rush to go to work and I was running late. I grabbed a letter I was going to mail and stuffed it in my coat. The letter, already addressed and stamped, had a $55 gift card to Target for a friend in Texas. She had won the gift card through a contest I had put together. I quickly ran to catch my bus. Almost every day I take the #5 Metro Transit bus to work. Once I got to my stop at WCCO Radio, I reached into my pocket and felt nothing, the letter was gone.

03/30/2014

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Loving Yourself: North Mpls. Hosts Event Focused On Women’s Health

The Heritage Park Senior Services Center in north Minneapolis is hosting a gathering Wednesday focused on African-American women’s health. The event, called Loving Yourself, is described as an “intergenerational gathering of black women.’

03/18/2014

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Salt Shortage Hits Washington County

A salt shortage across the upper Midwest has the operations director of Washington County Public Works hoping our frigid weather is over. During a regular winter, Doug Johnson’s department budgets for 10,000 tons of salt, with an additional 2,000 tons on reserve. He’s now down to 1,400 tons, but he’s optimistic it will last.

03/11/2014

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911 Callers Will One Day Send Photos, Text Messages To Dispatchers

It took more than two years to upgrade Minnesota’s 911 system, but work just wrapped up. Now, all emergency call centers across the state are connected to the Next Generation 911 network (NG911).

03/05/2014

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U Of M Board of Regents Reallocates $4.1 Million To School Safety

Students fearing a spike in on-campus and off-campus crime are breathing a sigh of relief after the University of Minnesota’s Board of Regents decided to reinvest $4.1 million into school safety.

02/14/2014

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Brooklyn Park Couple Going For 5th Child Now Expecting 7th

Last year, Lindsey Dubois of Brooklyn Park and her husband, Herve, decided to have another child. They were already blessed with four little girls and wanted to try for a boy.

02/13/2014

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Plymouth Road Crews Make Room On Snowy Streets

It keeps piling up, and with these cold temperatures, the snow isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In the City of Plymouth, it’s causing safety concerns for drivers.

02/05/2014

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‘U’ Students Want Crime Alerts To Avoid Using Racial Descriptions

School officials at the University of Minnesota are working with black student and facility organizations after they wrote a letter to the school’s president about the racial descriptions given in Crime Alerts.

01/29/2014

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Twin Cities Rec Centers Take In Out-Of-School Students

All 47 Minneapolis recreation centers opened at noon Monday for students whose classes were canceled due to the cold. They typically open at 3 p.m.

01/27/2014

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