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Minnesotans Doing All They Can To Beat The Heat

For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather. While some have the luxury of staying indoors in air conditioned comfort, many others aren’t so lucky.

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Here’s How Athletes, Workers Beat The Hot, Humid Weather

For many Minnesotans there is just no way to avoid the recent spell of hot and humid weather.

5 hours ago

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Carnival Company Takes $5K Deposit, No Shows For New London Water Days

Town carnivals are a big part of summertime fun for many Minnesota communities. But in New London, a carnival that was booked and paid for never showed up. E.A.R. Carnivals also does business as Minnesota Magic Midway.

07/22/2015

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St. Paul Man Honored For Saving Family From House Fire

Donnell Gibson looks at a vacant lot in St. Paul and still sees the faces of three little kids. “Something didn’t sit right. I didn’t know exactly why they were standing there,” Gibson said.

07/21/2015

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Downed Trees Are Mulched, Chipped And Recycled After Storms

Clean up continues after a tornado touched down this weekend in Carver County. Debris from the Friday night twister was scattered all around the communities of Watertown and Hollywood, and many are still hauling it all away.

07/20/2015

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Marchers Gather In Memory Of Slain Community Activist, Artist

A memorial walk was held Sunday night for Minneapolis artist and community activist Susan Spiller. Police officers found her dead in her home on Dupont Avenue North Thursday morning.

07/19/2015

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Gov. Dayton, Rep. Nolan Tour Brainerd Storm Damage

A chorus of chainsaws and generator moans defines Jack Smith’s Brainerd backyard. “I know the first place you go is to Fleet Farm, get a generator and try to get back in business,” Smith said.

07/17/2015

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Cops: S.D. Prison Escapee Arrested In Prior Lake After Robbing 3 Banks

Officials in the south metro say a career criminal has been arrested after escaping a South Dakota prison and robbing three banks in the Twin Cities metro area.

07/15/2015

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BCA Blends Old & New Tech To Match Shoes To Criminals

From the time of Sherlock Holmes, trace evidence found at crime scenes has been “elementary” in solving the “whodunit.” A century later, technology is taking shoe print evidence to a whole new level. Catherine Knutson is Lab Director at the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension in St. Paul.

07/14/2015

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World War II Navy Veteran Gets Thrilling Ride In T-6 Airplane

It’s a dilemma many of us have faced before when we ponder gifts to older parents: What to buy them? But for the family of a 90-year-old World War II vet, an item up for a church charity auction was just the ticket.

07/13/2015

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Dispute Over Poker Chips Led To Fatal Coon Rapids Bar Shooting

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Coon Rapids shooting that left one man dead early Thursday morning. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call at 12:45 a.m. of a shooting at Willy’s Bar & Grill, located in the 2500 block of Coon Rapids Blvd NW.

07/02/2015

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Minnesota AG Sues Florida Student Loan Forgiveness Company

The growing problem of student debt, coupled with a tight job picture, is giving rise to an industry aimed at helping customers deal with debt repayment. But it is also the reason the Minnesota Attorney General is suing a Florida company, claiming it is misleading customers into thinking it will eliminate their student debt.

07/01/2015

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Hennepin County Beaches Monitored For E. Coli

Since 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two E. coli 0157 outbreaks at a swimming beach in Bemidji and on Big Island of Lake Minnetonka. At least six swimmers became ill after ingesting the lake water.

06/30/2015

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Cologne Becomes First All-Solar Minnesota City

Cologne is the first city in Minnesota to get all of its electricity supplied by the sun.

06/29/2015

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Good Samaritan’s Truck Stolen By Man Fleeing Cops

It’s something many of us wouldn’t think twice of doing: Stopping along the road to lend a helping hand to a driver in the ditch. At least that’s what Brent Morris thought he was doing when he spotted trouble while on his way to work early Thursday. But what Morris didn’t know is that the man in the ditch was being pursued by Wright County deputies just minutes earlier.

06/26/2015

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Dakota County To Begin Taking DNA From Those Charged With Violent Crimes

The Dakota County Sheriff Office will be the first in the state to begin collecting DNA swabs from those suspected of a violent crime.

06/24/2015

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Hennepin County Moves Toward Adding Child Protection Staff

Reported cases of child abuse appear to be skyrocketing in Hennepin County, swamping the very staff that’s supposed to protect kids.

06/23/2015

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Lottery Process Begins For 2016 Ryder Cup At Hazeltine

The lottery process to get tickets for the 2016 Ryder Cup started Monday. The event will be in September 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, and golf fans cannot wait to see the game’s best in a team match-play format.

06/22/2015

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Donation Honors Fulbright Scholar Killed By Drunk Driver

A touching and emotional pledge of support was witnessed in St. Paul on Friday, honoring a Richfield woman who left a worldly impact.

06/19/2015

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Pierre Collins Was Accused Of Abusing His Other Kids

Allegations of child abuse have surfaced against the man charged with killing his son.

06/18/2015

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Road Construction Brings Smiles, Joy To Robbinsdale Family

There’s just no getting around it — road construction can be a real pain. But if you ask one Robbinsdale family, it is providing the highlight of their summer. Matt and Emily Barbero’s 2-and-a-half-year-old son is mesmerized by all the digging and dumping in his normally quiet neighborhood.

06/17/2015

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Federal Court Case Will Put Accurate Pepper Labeling To The Test

It is a seasoning found on practically every dinner table — but the commonly-used spice is at the heart of a federal legal battle. The packaging of ground pepper has relied on uniformly-sized tins which were sold in two-, four- and eight-ounce sizes for decades.

06/16/2015

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Parishioners, Victims React To Archbishop’s Resignation

Parishioners leaving morning mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul have mixed feelings about the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Bishop Lee Anthony Piche. Nienstedt announced his resignation Monday, along with that of Piche.

06/15/2015

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Judge: Man Accused Of Trying To Go To Syria To Remain Held

The last of seven co-conspirators accused of answering the call to join the foreign terror group ISIL will remain in jail pending trial.

06/11/2015

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Police Suspect Personal Care Assistant In ID Theft Investigation

Minneapolis Police say at least 36 people are the victims of a recently discovered identity theft ring that was operating in the metro area. On Wednesday, investigators in the financial crimes unit displayed many of the stolen items and forged documents that are causing theft victims to scramble to repair the damage.

06/10/2015

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