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Free 8-Week IT Training Program Changing Lives

At a time when we’re hearing about corporate layoffs, there’s one area of employment that can’t hire workers fast enough.

03/24/2015

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2 Green Berets Riding Coast-To-Coast In Support Of Vets

Two Green Beret soldiers living in the Twin Cities are spending the next few months training for a coast-to-coast bicycle trip to raise money for veterans with brain injuries. Zach Garner and Adam Smith, otherwise known as the Green Beret Adventure Team, will ride 4,600 miles from Seattle to Florida in what’s being called the “Ride to Valhalla.”

03/23/2015

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Anoka Hennepin District Surveys Anti-Bullying Progress

Anoka-Hennepin Schools has released the results from its latest anti-bullying survey. Unfortunately, it shows more work is needed.

03/20/2015

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Ramsey Man Accused Of Assaulting Elderly Father-In-Law

A 77-year-old man is fighting for his life in a hospital and his son-in-law is in jail, charged with assaulting him.

03/18/2015

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Sheriff: Man Rescued From Ice On St. Croix River

Sheriff William Hutton said despite repeated warnings to stay off the ice, a man decided to walk on the St. Croix River when a chunk of it broke free, sending him for a ride downstream.

03/17/2015

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Sun Country Pilots Vote To Strike, But Talks Continue

Pilots for Sun Country Airlines haven’t had a meaningful pay increase since 2001. That’s a big reason behind a unanimous vote to authorize a strike if needed.

02/26/2015

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Fans Flood Target Center For KG’s Return

Minnesota welcomed home a favorite athlete and larger-than-life personality Wednesday night. For the first time in eight years, Kevin Garnett stepped on the Target Center court as a member of the Timberwolves.

02/25/2015

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As Minn. H.S. Graduation Rates Climb, Concerns Remain

Fresh numbers from the Minnesota Department of Education show an increase in students graduating high school on time.

02/24/2015

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A Look At MOA Security In Wake Of Video Threat

Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.

02/23/2015

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Locked Up At 15, Sex Offender Calls His Treatment ‘A Sham’

A federal trial over the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender program heard Thursday from a man who was a juvenile when he was locked up and was later sent into treatment.

02/19/2015

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Patients Testify In Lawsuit Over Sex Offender Program

For the first time, we’re hearing from patients in Minnesota’s sex offender program. They say the state’s system of treatment is broken. It’s the second week of testimony in the class action lawsuit, which seeks to have the program ruled unconstitutional.

02/17/2015

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Sibley High Rallies Around Teacher With ALS

A teacher’s impact on a student can last well beyond the classroom. Students at Henry Sibley High School are getting one of those lessons this week during GOFA Week. GOFA stands for “Give Once For All,” and students hold various events to raise money.

02/11/2015

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Metro Coach Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girls

A former Twin Cities coach accused of luring two 13-year-old girls to his Burnsville home and sexually assaulting them last September pleaded guilty to charges on Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Good Samaritan Rescues Mom, Child From Car Fire

It was a terrifying moment for a young mother Sara Sorby and her infant son on Monday when the vehicle they were driving began filling with smoke.

02/10/2015

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New App Helps Parents Track St. Paul School Buses

Each day some 900 school bus routes are in operation, bringing St. Paul students safely to and from school. Andrew Nelson’s daughter is one of those students.

02/09/2015

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Peterson Calls Hearing ‘Fair,’ Wants To Return To Vikings

The NFL Players Association’s attempt to have Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson reinstated has been taken under advisement by a federal judge. U.S. District Judge David Doty heard arguments from the NFLPA and the NFL on Friday. He did not provide a timetable for his decision.

02/06/2015

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Meth Still A Problem In Minnesota

Brian Fitch was collecting on methamphetamine debts when he shot and killed Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July.

02/05/2015

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Fitch Sentenced To Life Without Parole For Officer’s Killing

Brian Fitch Sr., who was convicted this week in the shooting death of Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick, was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

02/04/2015

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Head Of Fitch Jury: State Had ‘Solid Case’

The foreperson of the jury that convicted Brian Fitch Sr. of murder Monday says the decision wasn’t that difficult. Fitch was found guilty of all nine counts against him, stemming from the killing of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick last July.

02/03/2015

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Jury Deliberations Begin In Fitch Trial

After six days of testimony, 50 witnesses and more than 130 pieces of evidence, the fate of Brian Fitch Sr. is now in the hands of a jury in Stearns County Court. Fitch is accused of first-degree murder for the July 30, 2014, killing of Mendota Heights officer Scott Patrick.

02/02/2015

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Drone Regulations Coming As Safety Concerns Rise

Because of the potential threats posed by unregulated drones, the government is in the process of developing operating protocols. The rules would govern where they can be flown, safe operating distances and for what purposes.

01/31/2015

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Jury To Get Case Monday In Brian Fitch Sr. Murder Trial

There was a rapid end to the Brian Fitch Sr. murder trial in St. Cloud on Thursday. The state wrapped up its case, and then the defense quickly rested without calling anyone to the stand.

01/29/2015

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Both Sides Rest In Trial For Accused Cop Killer

Both sides have rested their case in the trial of a man accused of shooting and killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July during a traffic stop. The defense for Brian Fitch Sr. rested on Thursday without calling any witnesses, including their defendant.

01/29/2015

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Prosecution Wrapping Up Case Against Accused Cop Killer

Prosecutors are closing in on the end of their case against the man accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick last July during a traffic stop.

01/28/2015

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Accused Cop Killer Made 25 Calls Day Of Officer’s Murder

Forensic scientists took the stand Tuesday at the Brian Fitch Sr. murder trial in Stearns County Court, explaining how they found and protected evidence linked to the crime. This is day four of the trial for Fitch, who is accused of killing Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick on July 30, 2014.

01/27/2015

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