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Wabasha’s National Eagle Center Is Expanding

But, the National Eagle Center isn’t only teaching visitors about the remarkable eagle recovery–it’s also making sure the story continues.

12/26/2014

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Books For Africa Helps Kids Idled By Ebola Crisis

It’s the face of Liberia that is now capturing world attention. A coordinated fight is taking place in the African nation to control the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. But fighting the outbreak also has some negative but necessary side effects that will keep Liberian children from attending school.

12/23/2014

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Chemical Treatment Targets Christmas Lake Zebra Mussels

It’s been the most tested, controlled and, at times, controversial undertaking aimed at keeping an aquatic threat out of a Minnesota lake. The fear of a zebra mussel invasion in Shorewood’s Christmas Lake has been a priority of area residents for the past several years.

12/19/2014

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Peterson, NFL Players Union Sue League Over Suspension

The legal case with Vikings running back Adrian Peterson took another step forward Monday morning as the NFL Players Association filed a lawsuit on behalf of Peterson over the denial of his appealed suspension.

12/15/2014

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Stricter Requirements Coming For Teen Drivers

It’s a rite of passage for most teenagers: the day they take their behind the wheel test for a Minnesota driver’s license. But if your teenage son or daughter hasn’t completed their behind the wheel training by Jan. 1, 2015, a change in state law will require more time in training.

12/08/2014

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Crews Building Power Lines Near Frozen Miss. Battle Winter

The largest, most expensive upgrade of the region’s electrical transmission system in over 40 years is facing a major challenge. CAPX 2020 is 800 miles of new power lines built at twice the cost of the new Vikings stadium. But there’s one leg of the project south of Wabasha where engineering is beating the elements of old man winter.

12/05/2014

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MAC Accepting Proposals For On-Site MSP Airport Hotel

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may soon join the ranks of dozens of other airports in the region in adding an on-site hotel. The Metropolitan Airports Commission is now accepting proposals for the project. The plan is to build a hotel near Terminal 1 across from Concourse C, next to the U.S. Postal Office.

12/02/2014

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Brutal Winters A Boon For Twin Cities’ Skyway Businesses

It is single-digit days like Monday when many folks in the Twin Cities are grateful to live and work in downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul. You can chalk it up to the Twin Cities’ famed skyway system — the envy of most cold climate cities.

12/01/2014

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Minn. ISIS Suspect Allowed To Go Free Pending Trial

A U.S. magistrate will allow a Twin Cities man to be released pending his conspiracy trial that accuses him of attempting to fight with ISIS in Syria. However, Magistrate Judge Janie Mayeron’s decision requires that 18-year-old Abdullahi Yusuf will have strict monitoring and must turn over his U.S. passport. Yusuf is charged with conspiring with a friend, Abdi Nur, in providing “material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant,” also known as ISIL or ISIS.

11/26/2014

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Hearty Fans Brave Outdoor High School Prep Bowl

It still sounds the same at the Minnesota High School Prep Bowl, with bands belting out the tunes, fans cheering their lungs out. But cheering in comfort depends on your layers. Holdingford fan Angie Lichy and her boys brought a little extra to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. “We have sleeping bags, lots of layers of clothes and … I made the boys wear their long underwear,” Lichy said.

11/21/2014

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Mille Lacs Anglers, Resorts Take DNR To Court

Frustrated with tighter fishing restrictions on Lake Mille Lacs, resorters and sport fishing groups had their day in court. They’re suing the Department of Natural Resources for ignoring a constitutional amendment.

11/20/2014

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Lollie Sues Cops, City For St. Paul Skyway Arrest

Three St. Paul police officers have been exonerated after they were accused of using excessive force during the January arrest of a man in a city skyway. The union representing officers says the Police-Civilian Internal Affairs Review Commission has cleared the officers, and said they acted within the scope of their duties.

11/14/2014

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Northwoods Moose Moves To Minn. Farm Country

Verna Wendinger was on her farmhouse porch on Sunday, pounding out a dust mop. That’s when she caught something near the backyard garden out the corner of her eye. Whatever it was seemed strangely out of place. “All of a sudden it turned around and, oh my!” Verna said. “My first thought was it was a horse, and oh, it’s got antlers.”

11/13/2014

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You Can Shovel TCF Bank Stadium For $10 An Hour

Old man winter threw a big wrench in not only state playoffs, but also Saturday’s Gopher game at TCF Bank Stadium. While the playing surface is heated, seating areas are not, so all that snow has to be removed one row at a time.

11/12/2014

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Winter Throws New Twist Into H.S. Football Playoffs

Inside the Vadnais Sports Dome, the Totino-Grace Eagles football team practices in relative comfort. It’s just one of 28 boy’s high school football teams striving to get to the Prep Bowl. But there’s one big hurdle ahead that few expected.

11/11/2014

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