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Study: Medical Conditions Have Little To Do With Nationwide C-Section Rates

Pregnant women are faced with many decisions and often have lots of questions. Now, it appears there’s something new they may want to ask their doctors: the cesarean rate at the hospital where the baby will be born.

10/21/2014

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Ex-Rep. Giffords Discusses Gun Violence In Minneapolis

Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords visited Minneapolis on Monday afternoon. Giffords was meeting privately with Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau and domestic violence prevention advocates.

10/20/2014

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U Of M Children’s Hospital Renamed For Largest Donor

The University of Minnesota is saying “thank you” for a big donation. The U announced Tuesday it is renaming its to honor the single largest donor to the university. In a few weeks, the words at the top of the building will read “University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.”

10/14/2014

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Local Hospitals Fight Ebola Through Hands-On Training

The CDC is investigating how exactly a Dallas nurse contracted Ebola from a patient she treated.

10/13/2014

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Minn. Students Take On Raising 200,000 Lbs. Of Food For ‘We Scare Hunger’

On a night that’s devoted to costumes, candy and finding ways to be scary, we’re now seeing kids showing concern about something that’s truly horrifying: hunger. It’s an effort called “We Scare Hunger” and it’s led by the same people who started We Day.

10/08/2014

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Police Investigate Possible Vehicle Malfunction In Bus Stop Death

Police are continuing to investigate after a SUV ran into Minneapolis bus stop and left one person dead Monday evening. Billie Weaver, 45, was killed as she waited for her son to pick her up from McDonald’s Monday evening.

10/07/2014

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Minn. Doctors Must Now Tell Patients About Dense Breast Tissue

October is known as Breast Cancer Awareness month. And this year, Minnesota has a new law in place that changes what doctors are required to reveal about a woman’s mammogram result.

10/01/2014

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Road Salt Prices Jump, But MnDOT Says They’re Prepared

As we shift into fall, state leaders are already thinking about clearing snow from the roads. And in some cases, what they’re finding is a big increase in the price of road salt. The demand for road salt is outpacing the supply. A trade group for salt mines says they can’t produce it as fast as states and cities are ordering it.

09/30/2014

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‘U’ Professor: Ebola Outbreak Could Be Largest Ever

A nationally renowned bio-security expert says the recent cases of the Ebola virus may turn into the largest outbreak we’ve ever seen. Dr. Michael Ostherholm is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, as well as a professor at the University of Minnesota.

09/25/2014

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Forget The Catalog! L.L. Bean’s Coming To MOA

We know how much Minnesotans love spending time outdoors, no matter the temperature. And so does a popular retailer that sells clothing and gear fit for active activities. L.L. Bean announced Tuesday that they’re opening their first store in Minnesota.

09/23/2014

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In Wake Of Boy’s Abuse Death, Changes Come To Child Protection

After a 4-year-old Pope County boy died last February as a result of child abuse, the state is taking a closer look at the child protection system.

09/22/2014

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St. Paul Pastor On AP: Parents Need To Be With Their Kids, Not ‘Whoop’ Them

People who follow Minnesota Vikings player Adrian Peterson on Twitter have questioned why he’s responded to the child abuse allegations with religious quotes. When news of the child abuse investigation broke, Peterson posted writings about judging others, and being on God’s course.

09/17/2014

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‘Neighborhood House’ Works To Ease Transition For Immigrants

Minnesota is home to many different cultures. Families from all over the world continue to move here to start a new life. For the last 117 years, a place on the west side of St. Paul has worked to make the transition a whole lot easier.

09/16/2014

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Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children’s Sleep

Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.

09/15/2014

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Underland 2: Film Starring Kids With Disabilities Premieres In St. Paul

The world premiere of a movie shot in St. Paul over the summer brought out a crowd Sunday afternoon. It’s called Underland 2. The stars of the show are all teenagers or young adults who have mental or physical disabilities.

09/14/2014

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St. Paul Chef Shares Recipe Ideas For Cooking With Apples

The apple harvest is in full swing in Minnesota and all kinds of varieties are filling up the produce section of grocery stores. Many of us are happy to simply eat them raw, but with a little more time you could cook them up as well. The apple harvest is in full swing in Minnesota and all kinds of varieties are filling up the produce section of grocery stores. Many of us are happy to simply eat them raw, but with a little more time you could cook them up as well.

09/11/2014

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2,000 To Break Bread At Half-Mile-Long Table In St. Paul

A Twin Cities artist has teamed up with a chef and an army of volunteers to do something that’s never been done in Minnesota before. On Sunday, they are setting up an outdoor dinner table for 2,000 people.

09/11/2014

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Minn. Nurse Returns To Sierra Leone To Fight Ebola Outbreak

A nurse from the Twin Cities just returned Monday night from Sierra Leone — one of the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak. Carrie Jo Cain, of Fridley, Minn., spent a week and a half there training hospital workers, dealing with Ebola patients and teaching community leaders how to stop the spread of the disease.

09/09/2014

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New Luxury High-Rise Opening In Downtown Minneapolis

A construction project nearly three years in the making is almost done. The result – a luxury high-rise apartment building in downtown Minneapolis, unlike others we’ve seen in the past. It’s called The Nic on 5th. The building is on the corner of Nicollet Mall and 5th street, right by the light rail line and connected to the skyway.

09/09/2014

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Armed Robbers Take $10K From State Fair Beer Exhibit

Police say last Friday, on a day when 145,000 people entered the gates of the Minnesota State Fair, a small group of armed robbers was among them. State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer calls it a bold crime, considering the huge police presence.

09/03/2014

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Farmington Student Talks Volunteering In Africa Ahead Of We Day

As school districts gear up for a new year, many across Minnesota are also getting ready for the return of We Day. It hits the Xcel Energy Center on Nov. 12.

08/27/2014

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Murder Charges Likely This Week Against Wis. Deputy

A Fitchburg police lieutenant says charges are likely early this week against a recently retired Dane County sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting his wife and sister-in-law. Lt. Todd Stetzer says Andy Steele is being treated at a hospital for injuries consistent with a suicide attempt.

08/25/2014

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Minn. Companies Sending Aid To Help In Ebola Fight

Two of Minnesota’s biggest companies are heeding that call for help in West Africa. Ecolab and 3M are both sending medical supplies to help hospital workers fighting Ebola.

08/21/2014

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St. Paul Teen Honored For Fire Rescue

The St. Paul Fire Chief praised several firefighters Tuesday morning for a job well done over the summer. Chief Tim Butler also presented the department’s highest honor for civilians to a teenager. The Meritorious Service Award is for demonstrating courage in dangerous conditions.

08/19/2014

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Research: Kids Feel Neglected If Parents Hooked On Smartphones

Parents are well aware of the downside of kids spending too much time on their electronic devices texting or playing games. But what about the negative effects of parents doing the same thing? New research shows that kids are very aware of how much time their parents are spending on their smartphones when they are with them.

08/18/2014

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