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.

Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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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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3 Arrested After Woodbury Girl Dies From Drug Overdose

Three teenagers face murder charges after a girl overdosed at a Woodbury, Minn. home last weekend. Woodbury Police responded to a home located on the 3000 block of Commonwealth Avenue at 9:10 a.m. Saturday morning after someone reported a 17-year-old girl who was unresponsive.

01/16/2014

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New Law Enforcement Training Facility Opens in Eagan

Staff at Rasmussen College in Eagan hope their new 8,000 square-foot location will give students the right skills before entering Minnesota’s law enforcement. The new facility includes several scenario training rooms where students can practice how to deal with a bank robbery, a bar fight, a hold-up at a convenience store and even a domestic situation in a mock apartment. Law Enforcement Skills Coordinator Michael Ardolf says the facility will enhance the learning experiences of those in the program.

01/08/2014

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Increased Security And High Demand For Final Dome Game

A sellout crowd is expected at Mall of America Field on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions during their final game at the Metrodome. That has police and dome staff preparing for the anything.

12/26/2013

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MNsure Gives Users Troubleshooting Tips

MNsure is releasing some tips they hope will help frustrated Minnesotans troubleshoot through its health insurance marketplace website. John Schadl, spokesman for MNsure, says they have gathered several common questions that operators at their call center are asked daily. The original deadline for enrollment was Monday, Dec. 23, but that deadline was extended to Dec. 31 after complaints of ongoing challenges that people faced while trying to enroll under the new federal health care law.

12/23/2013

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Mpls. City Council Committee Moves Forward With Downtown East Project

The proposed Minneapolis downtown east project — which would transform five city blocks of mostly surface parking lots into office space, housing, retail, and a city park — is closer to being approved.

12/10/2013

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Punch Pizza Raises Minimum Wage To $10 Per Hour

The same week thousands of workers protested across the nation to raise the federal minimum wage, one Minnesota company decided to do something about it. John Puckett, co-owner of Punch Neapolitan Pizza, says all eight of their Twin Cities’ locations now have minimum wage set at $10 an hour. “My business partner and I decided to invest in our people because we are growing our company in the Twin Cities,” Puckett said. “We really believe to have the best quality product and service, it’s the right thing to do.” Minnesota’s minimum wage is $7.25. Puckett hopes the pay will keep good workers and attract valuable employees to their company.

12/06/2013

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Man Who Led Cops On Chase Is A Murder Suspect

A Maplewood man who led police on a high-speed chase is the prime suspect in a murder, according to police. The murder happened at a home located on 855 E. 4th St. in St. Paul. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, police responded to the home and found the victim dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.

12/03/2013

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U Of M Students Petition For Safety

Students at the University of Minnesota are taking a stand on safety. An online petition has received thousands of signatures demanding an increased police presence on and near campus.

11/27/2013

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Animal Rights Group Alleges Cruelty At Minn. Turkey Farm

Before you place a turkey at your table, one animal rights group wants you to know how some turkeys are allegedly being treated at a Minnesota farm.

11/26/2013

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Couple Arrested For Stealing Musical Instruments

Police made some quick arrests after several musical instruments were stolen from local college campuses. On Friday, St. Paul Police asked for the public’s help in locating a couple suspected in the burglaries. A few hours later, Sgt. Paul Paulos received a phone call from Richfield Police, who said they had the couple in custody.

11/15/2013

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Filipino-Americans Encouraging Donations In Typhoon Disaster

Filipino-Americans in Minnesota are encouraging everyone to donate to a creditable organization following a deadly typhoon last Friday that killed thousand in the Philippines.

11/13/2013

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Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For Impact

Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.

11/01/2013

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Insured Minnesotans Feel Like They’re Losing Out

Nearly 280,000 Minnesotans who pay for their own insurance will receive a letter from their health care provider detailing some small and some large changes to their plans.

10/31/2013

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Official: Plane Crash Kills 1 In Central Minn.

One person died Monday after a small plane crashed near an airport in central Minnesota. The crash happened around 12:45 p.m. just west of the runway at the Princeton Municipal Airport, a city official said.

10/28/2013

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FDA: Tainted Jerky Treats Sicken Thousands Of Pets

The Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners of tainted jerky treats from China after seeing a surge in illnesses. Since 2007, the FDA says 3,600 dogs and 10 cats have gotten sick, and about 580 of those pets have died.

10/23/2013

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Minnesota’s Last U.S.S. Indianapolis Survivor Passes Away

Minnesota’s last survivor of the infamous shark attacks after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis has died. Erwin Hensch, 93, of Burnsville, died on October 15th in Crosby, Minnesota from complications with Alzheimer’s diseases.

10/22/2013

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Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, ‘Use Of Force’

Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.

10/17/2013

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Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against 46 Minn. Chiropractic Clinics

A federal lawsuit filed Monday in Minneapolis’ U.S. District Court claims 46 Minnesota chiropractors engaged in an illegal kickback scheme and possible violations of the federal racketeering laws over six years.

10/14/2013

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Family Paying Around $20K A Year For Insurance ‘Looking Forward’ To MNsure

At least one Minnesota family is eagerly waiting for Oct. 1, so they can begin shopping for new health care coverage on Minnesota’s new health care exchange: MNsure. Brad and Heidi Stokes pay a staggering amount each year to keep their family covered.

09/25/2013

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MOA Steps Up Security Following Nairobi Mall Attack

The mall attack in Kenya is resonating here in the Twin Cities, where we have the Mall of America and several other high-profile shopping centers.

09/24/2013

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Hopkins Dairy Queen Manager’s Act Of Kindness Goes Viral

Joey Prusak of Hopkins is still shocked after witnessing someone steal cash from a blind man in the Dairy Queen store he manages. Prusak said while working the register on Sept. 10 he saw the blind man he was helping drop a $20 dollar bill. “The lady behind him picked it up really quickly,” Prusak said. “I had no time to say, ‘Sir, you dropped that.'”

09/18/2013

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Survivors Emotionally Collect Pieces Of Collapsed 35W Bridge

Minnesota transportation officials are distributing remnants of the Interstate 35W bridge that collapsed in 2007. MnDOT says the material is being distributed at its Oakdale facility from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Legislation passed this year specifies who’s eligible for the steel and MnDOT says it’s contacted most of those people and groups.

08/28/2013

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Too Hot For Food Trucks

Working in a food truck is a hot experience on a normal day, but on Monday it’s was just unimaginable.

08/26/2013

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