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More Details Released In Apple Valley Murder-Suicide

The Apple Valley Police Department says investigators found no signs of intrusion or struggle in the deaths of a family, whose bodies were discovered last week.

01/23/2015

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top High School Match-Ups

There’s a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.

01/23/2015

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Black Lights Show Kids How To Better Fight The Flu

Fewer Minnesotans are getting sick with the flu. On Thursday, the CDC downgraded the flu in Minnesota from widespread to regional. The worse cases of the flu are in the metro and central Minnesota.

01/22/2015

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Target Test Program Lets Shoppers Get Health Insurance In-Store

Target is testing a pilot program that allows you to shop health insurance in their stores. “Health care, no matter if you get your insurance from your employer or through an exchange or on the individual market, it’s still extremely confusing,” said Steve Lafferty, Target’s senior director of healthcare partnerships.

01/22/2015

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Apple Valley Man Killed Wife, 5-Year-Old Daughter, Authorities Say

Authorities are now saying a 29-year-old Apple Valley man killed his wife and their 5-year-old daughter, shooting them in the head before taking his own life.

01/21/2015

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3 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Apple Valley

Three people were found dead in an Apple Valley home on Saturday, the result of an apparent murder-suicide. Authorities said they found the bodies of two adults and one child inside a home on Ramsdell Drive.

01/18/2015

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Police: 3 Bodies Found In Apple Valley Home

Police found the bodies of three people in an Apple Valley home Saturday. Neighbors called Apple Valley police Saturday afternoon after seeing bodies in a home on Ramsdell Drive at about 1 p.m. Police say they do not know how long the bodies have been there.

01/17/2015

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Apple Valley’s Tre Jones Steps Out Of Brother’s Shadow

Nothing like filling the shoes of one of the greatest players in state history, Tyus Jones. But when that player is also your big brother? “I don’t think about it too much,” Apple Valley guard Tre Jones said. “But if I do hear the stuff, I mean, it just pushes me and makes me feel like I need to get a lot better so I can accomplish some of the things that he has.”

01/17/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Faces Budget Crisis

Declining attendance and increased costs have the Minnesota Zoo facing a budget crisis. Zoo officials in Apple Valley have asked the state for $1.5 million in emergency funds to help maintain operations.

01/17/2015

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Republican Lawmaker In An Electric Car, And Loving It

State Rep. Pat Garofalo sings the praises of the nation’s fracking revolution while he wipes down his electric car. Let that sink in for a bit.

01/11/2015

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Prep Blog: Timberwolves Shootout Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

This weekend, there are plenty of great match-ups in hockey and basketball. One of the top events of the weekend is the Timberwolves Shootout, an all-day event at Target Center where some of Minnesota’s top teams face talented squads from across the country.

01/09/2015

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Charges: Woman Drove While Drugged With Unbelted 3-Year-Old

An Apple Valley woman is accused of driving under the influence with drugs while a 3-year-old child was sleeping, unbuckled in the back seat. Charges were filed in Dakota County against 41-year-old Leisa Marie Jefferson in connection with the Sept. 6, 2014 incident.

01/07/2015

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Woman Who Swindled $350k From Car Wash Gets 57 Months

A woman who kept the books at an Eagan car wash was sentenced Wednesday to 57 months in prison for swindling $350,000 from her employer.

11/28/2014

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Police Search For Lakeville Man Accused In String Of Dakota Co. Thefts

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a Lakeville man who is accused in a strong of thefts from April to June in Dakota County. Nathan James Clark, 22, faces one felony count of theft and four counts of felony theft from a person for allegedly stealing  four purses from people in Apple Valley and thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Dakota County stores.

11/25/2014

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Charges: Apple Valley Woman Drove Drunk With Child In Car

A 35-year-old Apple Valley woman is accused of driving while impaired with a 6-year-old child in the vehicle, according to charges filed in Dakota County Court. Sina Julie Yim was charged with endangerment of a child and two counts of second-degree driving while impaired in connection with the Oct. 5 incident.

11/14/2014

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Minnesota Zoo IMAX Theater Getting Upgrade

The Minnesota Zoo’s IMAX theater is getting a $1.2 million upgrade. The Apple Valley zoo’s Great Clips IMAX Theatre recently added an IMAX Digital Projection System and will be adding a cloud-based ticketing system.

10/29/2014

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Apple Valley Couple Celebrates 70th Anniversary

A couple from Apple Valley is celebrating a milestone every couple hopes they can reach. Paul and Bee Carlson celebrated 70 years of marriage over the weekend.

10/20/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 7, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

A conference title is on the line Friday night in Arden Hills as a pair of top 5 teams in Class 6A square off. No. 5-ranked Mounds View hosts No. 4-ranked East Ridge, and the Raptors can clinch a share of the Suburban East Conference title with a victory. It The match-up highlights a big night in prep football.

10/10/2014

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2 Apple Valley Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Two Apple Valley, Minn. schools were evacuated Friday afternoon after a bomb threat. Apple Valley Police say the threat was phoned in to Valley Middle School at about 1 p.m. District 196’s communications specialist says both Valley and Southview Elementary School, which are connected, were both evacuated.

09/05/2014

An eighth grader is recovering at home Thursday night with second degree burns after his cell phone battery exploded in his pocket while at first period at Kellogg Middle School in Rochester, Minn. Read more.

20 Indicted In Alleged Smartphone Theft Ring

Federal prosecutors in Minnesota have indicted 20 people in what they say is a takedown of a large smartphone theft ring. The U.S. Attorney’s office says the operation bought stolen cellphones and resold them throughout the U.S. and internationally.

08/12/2014

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Apple Valley Man Accused Of $100K+ Theft From Athletic Asso.

An Apply Valley man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing $113,532 from the Rosemount Area Athletic Association (RAAA) where he was employed. Robert Reischauer, 62, has been charged with five counts of felony theft. According to the criminal complaint, while in between finance managers the RAAA conducted an audit and found large sums of money missing.

07/24/2014

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‘Funny River Five’ Pups Arrive At Minnesota Zoo Today

Five gray wolf orphaned pups arrive at their new home at the Minnesota Zoo Tuesday afternoon. The pups were rescued from a wildfire in Alaska in May. They were abandoned and had been hurt by porcupines.

07/15/2014

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Orphaned Wolf Pups Head to Minn. Tuesday

Five wolf pups, rescued from a wildfire in Alaska, are about to embark on a new journey. On Tuesday, the “Funny River Five” as they are known, will fly to their new home at the Minnesota Zoo. They were rescued six weeks ago, and taken to the Alaska Zoo, in bad shape.

07/12/2014

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Woman Gets Nearly 5 Years In Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

A 45-year-old Lakeville woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison on Wednesday for driving drunk in a June 2013 crash that killed a 29-year-old motorcyclist.

07/02/2014

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2 Men Accused Of Defrauding Delta Of Millions

A federal grand jury indicted two men on charges they were part of a long-running scheme to defraud Delta Airlines. The U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta says Michael Yedor of Los Angeles and Paul Anderson of Apple Valley, Minnesota, were indicted June 10. It wasn’t immediately clear if they had lawyers.

06/27/2014

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