Top Local News Headlines Of 2011

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Oct. 1 - Minn. Man Kills Self After Losing Job
Burnsville police say a Northfield man who had just lost his job committed suicide in front of former colleagues by locking himself in his car and shooting himself in the head. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/10/01/minn-man-kills-self-in-his-car-after-losing-job/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Sept. 17 - Eleanor Mondale Poling Dies
Eleanor Mondale Poling, daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale and a former WCCO Radio show host and WCCO-TV reporter, died at age 51. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/17/eleanor-mondale-dies-at-51/">Read the full story here.</a>
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July 9 - Mother: Teenage Girl Mob Attacked My Family
A Minneapolis mother is looking for the public’s help in finding a mob of teenage girls that she says assaulted her family. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/07/09/mother-teenage-girl-mob-attacked-my-family/">Read the full story here.</a>
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April 2 - 2 Accused Of Using Snake In Sexual Assault
Two northwestern Wisconsin men are accused of sexually assaulting a woman with a live snake. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/01/04/2-accused-of-using-snake-in-sexual-assault//">Read the full story here.</a>
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Feb. 1 - Woman Tries To Mail Puppy In Box
They’re calling it the parcel puppy. A Minneapolis woman was charged with animal cruelty after police say she tried to send a puppy through the mail. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/02/01/woman-tries-to-mail-puppy-in-box/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Sept. 21 - Mother Disciplined After Confronting Son's Bullies
A mother who confronted two boys who bullied her 10-year-old son has been banned from her son’s Minneapolis school and even her son’s bus stop for the rest of the year. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/21/mother-disciplined-after-confronting-boys-about-bullying-son/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Oct. 14 - 11-Year-Old Scholar Studies At 'U Of M'
Most people enter college as a teenager with the hope of graduating in four to five years, but in that same time span, one University of Minnesota freshman will be getting his driver’s license. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/10/14/11-year-old-scholar-studies-at-u-of-m/">Read the full story here.</a>
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March 3 - Natural Gas Explosion, Fire Rocks South Mpls
A natural gas line exploded into massive flames in South Minneapolis Thursday morning at the intersection of Nicollet Avenue and 60th Street. There were no reported injuries. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/03/17/large-gas-explosion-in-south-mpls/">Read the full story here.</a>
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March 11 - Comedian Gallagher Recovering From Heart Attack
Gallagher’s manager says the comedian is recovering from a minor heart attack after collapsing during a performance in Minnesota. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/03/11/comedian-gallagher-collapses-during-minn-show/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Nov. 22 - Roots 'Welcome' Bachmann With Pointed Song Choice
Jimmy Fallon’s house band the Roots didn’t have a warm welcome for Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann when she appeared on the NBC show. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/11/22/roots-welcome-bachmann-with-pointed-song-choice/">Read the full story here.</a>
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May 6 - Charges: Mom Pushed Child In Stroller Down Stairs
A mother has been arrested after allegedly pushing her baby in a stroller down a flight of stairs at the Lake Street light rail train station Tuesday evening. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/05/06/charges-mom-pushed-child-in-stroller-down-stairs/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Feb. 17 - Could Minnesota See Similar Union Fights As Wisconsin?
Minnesota union members are watching the labor unrest in Wisconsin closely. And the head of the state’s 43,000-member public employees union says what’s happening in the Badger State is also headed for Minnesota. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/02/17/could-minnesota-see-similar-union-fights-as-wisconsin/">Read the full story here.</a>
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March 7 - Wis. Dems File Ethics Complaint Against Walker
The Democratic Party of Wisconsin has filed an ethics complaint against Gov. Scott Walker for statements made during a recorded prank phone call. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/03/07/wis-dems-file-ethics-complaint-against-walker/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Feb. 2 - An Elderly Couple's Defiant Stand Against Armed Robber
A 91-year-old Minnesota man and his 82-year-old wife say they weren’t scared, but the guy trying to rob them sure was. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/02/02/an-elderly-couples-defiant-stand-against-armed-robber/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Aug. 31 - North Branch Girl, 5, Suffers Bat Bite At Wal-Mart
A 5-year-old North Branch girl is recovering after an unusual run-in with a bat at a retail store. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/08/31/north-branch-girl-5-suffers-bat-bite-at-wal-mart/">Read the full story here.</a>
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May 22 - 1 Dead After Tornado Rips Through Metro
A severe storm that roared through the Twin Cities metro area killed at least one person, damaged homes and businesses and hospitalized 22 people. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/05/22/tornado-hits-minneapolis/">Read the full story here.</a>
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March 28 - Man Lives In Glass Apartment Inside Mall Of America
St. Paul’s Scott Jorgenson, the “Human Doing” spent a month in a glass apartment in an attempt to show us all how to live a healthier life. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/03/28/man-lives-in-glass-apartment-inside-mall-of-america/">Read the full story here.</a>
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June 10 - Scientists: 'Super' Wheat To Boost Food Security
Scientists say they’re close to producing new “super varieties” of wheat that will resist a virulent fungus while boosting yields up to 15 percent, potentially easing a deadly threat to the world’s food supply. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/06/10/scientists-super-wheat-to-boost-food-security/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Jan. 24 - Ventura Sues DHS, TSA Over Body Scans, Pat-Downs
Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura sued the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration, saying full-body scans and pat-downs at airport checkpoints are violating his rights. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/01/24/ventura-sues-dhs-tsa-over-body-scans-pat-downs/">Read the full story here.</a>
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March 14 - MN Dog Owner Chooses At-Home Euthanasia For Beloved Dog
Janis Olson will tell you the hardest part of having a pet isn’t cleaning up a litter box or the backyard, it’s saying goodbye. She agreed to let WCCO-TV witness the death of her Husky Heather because she wants pet owners to know that at-home euthanasia is an option for them. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/03/14/mn-dog-owner-chooses-at-home-euthanasia-for-beloved-dog/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Recycled Medical Records Used As Scrap Paper At School
Detailed medical information discovered on the back of a first-grader’s school drawing sent Minneapolis school officials scrambling. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/11/17/private-medical-records-used-as-scrap-paper-at-mpls-school/">Read the full story here.</a>
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March 8 - Mpls Men Robbed After Hiring Exotic Dancers Online
A couple young Minneapolis men who hired two exotic dancers they found on Craigslist ended up getting robbed at gunpoint. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/03/08/minneapolis-men-robbed-after-hiring-exotic-dancers-from-craigslist/">Read the full story here.</a>
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Sept. 7 - Mayo Study: Widespread Burnout Among New Doctors
A Mayo Clinic study finds that “burnout” and financial debt are widespread among doctors-in-training. <a target="blank" href="http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/07/mayo-study-finds-widespread-burnout-among-new-doctors/">Read the full story here.</a>
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