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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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Don’t Text 911; You’ll Get This Message

If you’ve ever tried texting a 911 call in Minnesota, you probably didn’t get a response. Now the state’s four major service carriers are doing something about it.

06/28/2013

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2 Mpls Staples Closing After A Combined 164 Years In Business

Two Minneapolis staples will be closing their doors after a combined 164 years in business. Peter’s Grill, a favorite among Twin Cities lunchtime diners, first opened its doors in 1914, two years after the Titanic sunk. Halek’s Bar, founded over 65 years ago, will also be calling it quits.

06/27/2013

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Wedding Planning Being Offered At Twin Cities PRIDE

Twin Cities PRIDE is taking over Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. This year, festival goers can expect a few key changes fueled by the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill.

06/25/2013

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Extra Security At Grandma’s Marathon In Duluth

This Saturday will be the 37th year of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, and now law enforcement officials plan to increase security to keep racers and spectators safe.

06/21/2013

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Puppies Buried Alive In N. Dakota Now Recovering In Minn.

After nearly being buried alive at a construction site, nine puppies will hopefully find good homes in Minnesota. Police in Tioga, N. D., confirmed a man tried to bury the nine puppies last Saturday. After someone there became aware of what was going on, they quickly went searching for the puppies and uncovered them.

06/20/2013

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New Zip Line Tour Opens Near Belle Plaine

Outdoor enthusiasts have a new way to enjoy the Minnesota River Valley. Just strap into a harness and hit the new zip line. Lee Kerfoot is owner of Kerfoot Canopy Tours. “My folks own the Gunflint Lodge (near the Boundary Waters) and we encouraged them to do this for several years,” Kerfoot said. Kerfoot’s takes adventure seekers high above the trees and over a steep ravine that suspends them 175 feet in the air.

06/14/2013

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Two Waconia Teachers Take On Mount McKinley

A total of six Minnesotans from the west metro will be taking on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Two of them — Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert — are teachers at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia.

06/13/2013

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College Grads Facing Tough Job Market

College students graduating and entering the job market said it’s tough to find work right now. Katie Roehl graduated in May from the University of Minnesota with a degree in communications. “I’m really open to anything right now,” Roehl said.

06/12/2013

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Eagan Man Mowing Lawn Shot In Head With BB Gun

On Tuesday, Daniel Richard Pool, 27, was simply doing his job. He was mowing the lawn at the Coachman Highland Townhomes on Snowflake Drive in Eagan when he felt something hit him the head.

05/29/2013

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St. Paul Couple Spots Mountain Lion On Grand Avenue

Last Friday, while grilling on Jacob Todd’s rooftop patio near Dale Street and Grand Avenue, Todd and his girlfriend, Abigail Marcus, said they heard something disturbing. “We both lit up a couple of cigarettes and there was a shriek from across the street in the Pier 1 Imports parking lot,” said Todd.

05/28/2013

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More Mpls. Food Trucks = Competitive Downtown Parking

They’ve overcome Mother Nature only to be challenged with parking problems in downtown Minneapolis. Food truck owners say every weekday can become challenging as they scout for the best spot.

05/07/2013

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$5K Reward Offered To Help Find Kira Trevino

On Friday, Kira Trevino’s mother and father talked with reporters to reignite search efforts for their missing daughter, and St. Paul police announced a $5,000 reward is now offered to anyone who can help find Kira.

05/03/2013

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Crews Search Lake For Trevino, Nothing Found

In their first search since the ice thawed, authorities sent a single boat out on Keller Lake Tuesday to search for the body of a missing woman.

04/30/2013

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Twin Cities Patios To Open This Weekend

The warm up has started, and it seems, at long last, spring has arrived. Now many businesses across the Twin Cities are not wasting any time taking advantage of it.

04/24/2013

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Mpls Mayor Declares Friday Ski-To-Work Day

With the snow falling in the metro, you’re more likely to hit a ski hill than a bike trail. Now, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has declared Friday Ski-To-Work-Day in the city.

04/18/2013

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