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School Releases Balloons In Honor Of Student Who Died Of Cancer

A high school student who lost her battle with brain cancer was honored Thursday for her bravery. Weeks after Rachel Woell’s death, teachers and students at Minneapolis’ St. Charles Borromeo School held a balloon release in her honor. We first shared Rachel’s story with you this fall. The 18-year-old student at Totino-Grace High School captured the spirit of her football team, for which she worked as the team manager.

10/30/2014

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Increase In Airfare Could Mean Costly Thanksgiving Travel

You may be all set for Halloween this week, but what about Thanksgiving? It’s just one month away. If you’re planning on flying out of town to see relatives, get ready to dig deep to pay for that plane ticket.

10/29/2014

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U Of M Hosts Circus-Themed Mental Health Fair

For many, recalling college years may bring back fond memories. But if you think hard enough, you may recall some dark days as well. On Tuesday, the University of Minnesota hosted a special event to help with those dark days called Cirque De-Stress.

10/28/2014

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Sky Gazers Rejoice In Partial Eclipse

A partial solar eclipse has a whole lot of folks excited. “I think that we’re going to get some really great views of the sun,” said Dave Falkner of the Minnesota Astronomical Society. “There’s a huge sun spot group to go along with the eclipse, and it’s just really exciting.”

10/23/2014

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Orono Middle Schoolers Gear Up For ‘We Day’

We’re just three weeks away from the second annual “We Day” concert at the Xcel Energy Center. It’s a reward for teenagers who spend time doing volunteer work in the community. Tickets aren’t for sale — you have to earn them through work on a community service project. Carly Rae Jepsen and the Jonas Brothers performed at Minnesota’s first We Day last year.

10/22/2014

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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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