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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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