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Police: Lakeville Woman May Have Been In Extreme Cold For 20 Hours

A 32-year-old woman was found dead just feet from her Lakeville doorstep and authorities now believe hypothermia may be to blame. Andrea Marker was found Tuesday afternoon lying just in front of the home she shared with her parents.

01/08/2014

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CDC: 38 Million Americans Drink Too Much Alcohol

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control shows tens of millions of Americans are drinking too much alcohol. And, the report finds that healthcare providers are not doing enough to tell people about the risks.

01/07/2014

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How To Cure, Or At Least Minimize, Your Hangover

Too much of any type of alcohol will cause a hangover, but drinking clear ones, like vodka and gin, will make it less severe.

12/31/2013

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Alcohol May Have Been Factor In Fatal Elko Crash

State troopers say alcohol may have been a factor in a rollover crash that killed an 18-year-old woman near Elko over the weekend. Jordan Reigh Huver of Prior Lake died of head injuries sustained in a crash that happened Saturday about 3:30 a.m.

12/30/2013

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Minn. Sunday Liquor Sales Debate Brewing Again

The debate over whether to lift Minnesota’s ban on Sunday liquor sales is bubbling up again. This time, activists plan to enlist craft beer drinkers to their cause. Minnesota Beer Activists is launching a public awareness campaign for Sunday liquor sales in the coming weeks.

12/24/2013

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Eden Prairie Man Charged In Aug. Crash That Killed Nephew

An Eden Prairie man was arrested Friday and charged with three counts of criminal vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal crash in August. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, 46-year-old Randoll Guy Sloan was arrested on a criminal warrant for driving while under the influence of alcohol, having a blood-alcohol concentration greater than .08 and for driving in a “grossly negligent manner.” The complaint says on Aug. 1, Sloan was driving a Chevrolet Corvette with passenger Kyle Boline on Eden Prairie Road. At around 7:45 p.m., the Corvette didn’t take a curve and ended up striking a power pole. The car flipped, and both passengers were ejected. Boline died to hours later at Hennepin County medical Center. Sloan was treated for a broken leg and “significant cuts to the head,” according to the criminal complaint.

12/06/2013

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Prohibition Exhibit Opens At Minn. History Center

A new exhibit about Prohibition opens Saturday at the Minnesota History Museum in St. Paul. “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition” follows the Temperance movement of the early 1800s through the “Roaring ’20s” to the repeal of the constitutional amendment that outlawed the manufacture, sale or transportation of alcohol in the U.S.

11/09/2013

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Despite Gun Debate, ATF Still Boxed In By Politics

When President Barack Obama picked B. Todd Jones to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, it looked like the moment had arrived when the beleaguered ATF would reassert itself as an agency with teeth.

10/06/2013

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Mpls. Cops Issue Alert After Rash Of Downtown Muggings

Four muggings were reported in downtown Minneapolis between Aug. 12 and Aug. 19, and police are still searching for the people responsible. Minneapolis Police put out an alert to warn residents and visitors in downtown about the string of robberies. City resident Mandella Henderson says the muggings are unsettling to think about.

08/24/2013

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2 Hospitalized After Pedal Pub Tips Over

Ten people were injured and two people were hospitalized after the pedal pub they were riding tipped over in Minneapolis on Thursday, authorities said. The pedal pub was going down a hill while heading east on South First Street.

08/15/2013

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MN Brew Gets Called America’s Best Cheap Beer

A Minnesota-brewed beer was just named America’s best cheap beer. Grain Belt Premium just received that honor from the website Deadspin. One of the site’s columnists ranked 36 beers from best to worst.

07/03/2013

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Authorities: Woman Dies In Carlton Co. Crash; Alcohol A Factor

The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office says alcohol was a factor in a two-vehicle crash that killed a 34-year-old Cloquet woman Saturday afternoon.

06/03/2013

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For The 1st Time A Century, Beer Might Flow At Minn. Capitol

There are few other places in the historic Minnesota State Capitol where beer drinking should be more welcome: The basement cafeteria, styled as a German Rathskeller. Now, for the first time in almost 100 years, alcohol may be available on certain occasions.

05/22/2013

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Minnesota Taxes On Way Up, But Which And On Whom?

Minnesota taxes will rise by more than $2 billion in the next two-year state budget, but who pays how much on what is still being hammered out as the Legislature speeds toward a Monday deadline for the session’s adjournment.

05/15/2013

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Minn. House Defeats Sunday Liquor Sales Effort

Stock up on booze on Saturday. The Minnesota House on Wednesday resoundingly rejected an effort to give liquor stores permission to open on Sundays. The measure went down on a 106-21 vote.

05/01/2013

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Mpls. Committee Approves Beer, Wine Sales At Lake Harriet

Twin Cities dwellers will likely soon be able to enjoy a drink while spending time at a popular Twin Cities lake.

04/30/2013

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Alcohol Detected On Driver In Crash That Injured 7

Authorities say alcohol was detected after a one-car rollover crash in Fridley, Minn. that left seven people seriously injured.

04/28/2013

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Minn. House Raises Care Worker Pay, Votes To Drug Test Themselves

Minnesota House members have voted to give themselves drug tests in order to be eligible for their pay and benefits.

04/22/2013

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Beer, Wine Sales Heading To Lake Harriet?

After a recent decision, beer and wine sales at Lake Harriet look more and more possible.

04/21/2013

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Hastings Man Faces Charges After Toddler Found With Alcohol

A Hastings man faces charges after his 2-year-old son was found wandering the streets Sunday carrying alcohol, according to charges filed by Dakota County.

04/09/2013

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1 Dead In Brooklyn Center Crash

One woman is dead after a jeep crashed into a tree in Brooklyn Center early Monday morning. The crash happened at about 1:30 a.m. A Jeep went over the median at Shingle Creek.

04/08/2013

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Roseville Police Pursuit Ends With Crash In St. Paul

Roseville Police arrested a 33-year-old St. Paul man after crashing in to another driver during a police chase early Saturday morning.

03/30/2013

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Reality Check: Stadium Beer Sales & The U Losing Money

When the legislature approved beer sales at TCF Bank stadium a couple years ago, lawmakers and the University of Minnesota estimated profits — more than $1 million.

03/22/2013

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Bill Would Protect Underage Drinkers Who Call For Medical Help

Some University of Minnesota students are pushing for a bill at the Capitol that they say could save the lives of underage binge drinkers.

03/12/2013

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Bayno Revives Career After Alcohol Battle

It was 1984, the night before the biggest game of Bill Bayno’s college career, and the junior forward at Sacred Heart was sitting quietly in the hotel bar.

03/02/2013

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