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Winter Crashes Overwhelm Auto Shops

Icy roads and this winter’s dangerous driving conditions are creating a new problem. With the huge number of crashes this winter, auto repair shops are swamped. Many repair shops are now telling customers they will have to wait four to six weeks before they can even start working on their car or truck.

03/25/2014

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Hennepin-Lyndale Bottleneck Getting Revamped, Starting Next Summer

Help is on the way for one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in Minneapolis, where Hennepin Avenue and Lyndale Avenue come together near the Walker Art Center.

03/24/2014

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Fire Destroys Million-Dollar Home In Orono

A million dollar home on Lake Minnetonka burned to the ground Thursday morning. The fire started around 9:30 a.m. at a home on Old Beach Road in Orono, Minn.

03/20/2014

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Bridging Hopes Spring Cleaning Will Increase Donations

A Twin Cities nonprofit that calls itself the largest furniture bank in the country is running low on its inventory. So it’s hoping spring cleaning will help.

03/19/2014

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Mower Co. Sheriff: Owners Of 22 Cows Found Dead Were In ‘Dire Straits’

The Mower County Sheriff’s Office has a gruesome case on its hands after 22 dairy cows were found dead in a barn. The grisly discovery was made a couple of weeks ago in Racine Township, which is just east of Austin, Minn.

03/17/2014

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Breck School Students Meet With Holocaust Survivor

Students at a Golden Valley school are learning about a painful part of history — in a very personal way. On Thursday afternoon, they met with a Holocaust survivor who has written stories about what his family went through.

03/13/2014

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Mpls. Police Reopen Cold Case On Bicyclist’s Death

The death of a bicyclist on his way to work five-and-a-half years ago is still fresh in the minds of Minneapolis Police. Jim Nisser, 65, was killed in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2008. He was biking to his job at the Minikahda Club near Lake Calhoun when he was struck from behind by an SUV at the intersection of Excelsior Boulevard and 32nd Street in Minneapolis.

03/12/2014

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School Districts Looking To Make Up Several Snow Days

School districts around the state are starting to make up days cancelled due to the extreme cold. In some cases, school was closed as many as six days this winter because of the sub-zero temperatures.

03/11/2014

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Big Changes In Store For SAT Test

College board officials announced this week that an update to the SAT test is needed to make the exam more representative of what high school students study in class. The changes don’t go into effect until 2016, which means this year’s ninth graders will be the first to take it in their junior year. It’s a tough test that creates anxiety, and one that requires practice and sometimes even a tutor.

03/06/2014

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Study: Treadmill Desks Improve Productivity, Creativity At Work

Many of us have jobs that keep us sitting at desks for most of the day. But what if you could work at your desk and be active at the same time? The University of Minnesota just released the findings of a study that looked at the benefits of treadmill desks. Employees at Salo in Minneapolis have been using them for years.

03/03/2014

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Minn. Anglers Dealing With Ice Houses Stuck In Deep Snow

In Minnesota, owners of ice houses are finding them stuck in the deep snow and ice – if they can even get to them in the first place. So much snow has piled up on lakes that trucks can’t get through. And once they do, they’re dealing with thick ice and slush that’s tough to tackle.

02/27/2014

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‘Things Are Going In The Wrong Direction’: Obama Critic At Union Depot

President Barack Obama’s speech Wednesday was open to the public, but there was a limited number of tickets available.

02/26/2014

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Farmington Students Collect More Than $6K In Coins To Help Kids In Kenya

Thousands of students across Minnesota have been collecting coins since last fall with one thought in mind: They want to help build schools for children in other countries who have no access to education.

02/25/2014

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‘They’ve Used An Atom Bomb To Kill An Ant’: Attorney On Suspension After Tweet

It was supposed to be joke, a sarcastic response. But a two-word tweet caused an uproar in the Elk River School District. Reid Sagehorn, 17, was suspended for seven weeks after he responded “actually, yes” when a post asked if he’d ever made-out with a teacher at Rogers High School.

02/24/2014

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Tips To Avoid Excess Sugar In Your Diet

There’s increasing evidence that Americans have too much sugar in our diets and it’s making us sick.
Sugar is linked to all kinds of health problems and researchers are finding that too much sugar in our diets does more than just contribute to weight gain. It causes inflammation, leads to aches and pains in your joints and muscles, and even contributes to heart disease.

02/19/2014

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