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Contractors Feel The Pinch Of A Cement Shortage

Minnesota’s building contractors should be busy this time of year finishing up projects before winter sets in. But for many of them, it’s not a lack of work, but a shortage of concrete that’s slowing them down. Disruptions in the main ingredient – cement – means the vital building material is being allocated across the state.

10/28/2014

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Boy, 11, Struck By Car While Walking To School

Police are investigating after a child who was walking to school was struck by a car in St. Paul Monday morning. The incident happened before 7 a.m. near the intersection of Hoyt Avenue and Rice Street in St. Paul.

10/27/2014

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Cement Shortage Causes Construction Headaches

Less than a year after the state struggled through a severe propane shortage, another vital commodity is in short supply.

10/24/2014

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Dozens Appear In Courtroom To Support Christopher Rossing Family

Two months after Christopher Rossing disappeared after leaving a Howard Lake bar, the man charged in his case faced a courtroom packed with Rossing’s friends and family.

10/22/2014

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First Lady Rallies Voters In Minneapolis

Election Day is just two weeks away, and Minnesota Democrats are getting support from some of the most popular national campaigners. First Lady Michelle Obama was the main attraction at an energetic get-out-the-vote rally at Patrick Henry High School in Minneapolis. This was the first of three high-profile Democrats to be stumping the state for Minnesota Democratic candidates this week.

10/21/2014

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Mystery Mass Illness Upsets Willmar Turkey Plant Workers

Investigators in Willmar say they may never know what caused a mass illness inside a Jennie-O turkey plant.

10/18/2014

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State Parks Offering New Camping Experience — Yurts

Outdoor lovers have a new way to spend the night at three of Minnesota’s state parks. The new shelters have the feel of a tent only with comfort of a cabin. They are known as “yurts.”

10/16/2014

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Minn. Attorney General Sues Credit Card Fee Processor

Valley Lettering in North St. Paul is always looking for more business. So as convenience to customers, owner Don Buckentin takes credit or debit cards. But for each transaction, he pays a fee. “This was far more than pennies,” Buckentin said. “This was hundreds of dollars.”

10/15/2014

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New Billboard Campaign To Find Jacob Wetterling

A new effort is being launched to find Jacob Wetterling as the 25-year anniversary of his abduction approaches. Authorities said six new billboards have been put up in locations near the area where he went missing.

10/14/2014

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Elk River Football Chain Gang Member Celebrates 50 Years

There’s a man in Elk River that goes by the name Tarz Peterson. It’s a nickname that’s been around so long nobody knows him by his real name. But for anyone who goes to the Elks’ high school football game, they know him as the man who moves the yardage chains.

10/13/2014

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Como Zoo Cougar Scratches Man Who Yelled At It

A Minneapolis man was scratched by a cougar at the Como Zoo Conservatory after he climbed on top of the cougar’s mesh fence, witnesses told zoo staff.

10/10/2014

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Police Step Up Search For Mpls. Parking Ramp Attacker

Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help in catching the man who attacked two women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp. The separate attacks happened Tuesday afternoon on the seventh floor of Ramp C, on the corner of 4th Street and 2nd Avenue North. Police say the attacks in broad daylight are cause for heightened public concern.

10/08/2014

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Major Mpls. Heroin Ring Busted And ‘Out Of Business’

Local and federal law enforcement credit a cooperative effort for busting a Chicago-based drug gang that made ordering a bag of heroin as simple as placing a phone call. “This was a 24-hour-a-day, retail-sales heroin operation,” said United States Attorney Andy Luger. “The way this would work is you would call one of two different phone numbers that were known as dispatch phone numbers — almost like you were calling a cab or you were ordering food.”

10/06/2014

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Not Guilty Plea Entered For Hoffman In Gas Station Killing Case

Lyle “Ty” Hoffman, the man accused of killing his ex-boyfriend at an Arden Hills gas station, is set to be in court around 1 p.m. Friday.

10/03/2014

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Man Charged After 2 Andover Teens Found In Home

A 23-year-old man was charged Thursday in a case where two teenage girls went missing from their homes in Andover and were found a day later at a home in Burnsville.

10/02/2014

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Lawmakers Call Congested Freight Rails A ‘Growing Crisis’

Minnesota lawmakers are turning up the heat on the state’s major railroads to do something to alleviate congestion that’s costing the state millions of dollars.

09/30/2014

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MSP Air Traffic Returns To Normal; Farmington FAA Facility Picks Up Slack

Air traffic in and out of Chicago and other regional airports is slowly returning to normal after Friday’s catastrophic fire in an FAA control center.

09/29/2014

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Councilman’s Muslim Cabbie Comment Heats Up Monticello Mayoral Race

Words spoken at this week’s city council meeting are heating up the mayor’s race in Monticello. Councilmember Glen Posusta is running to become the city’s next mayor, but a reference he made at Monday’s council meeting is being taken by many as derogatory and unnecessary.

09/26/2014

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State Warns Consumers About Aftermarket Auto Warranties

They are sold to vehicle owners to give added peace of mind in the event of serious repairs, but Minnesota’s Attorney General Lori Swanson is warning consumers about extended warranty coverage that fails to live up to the promise.

09/24/2014

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ACT Testing To Be Given To All Minn. High School Juniors

A big change is coming to the way Minnesota’s high school seniors are measured for their proficiency in learning. That’s because the 2013 state legislature decided to scrap the longtime requirement for GRAD testing to measure competency in key areas as a condition of graduation.

09/23/2014

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NFL Commissioner Breaks Silence On Adrian Peterson

When leadership was calling, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell seemed to be missing in action. Goodell was saying very little publicly concerning the domestic violence case of Baltimore Raven star Ray Rice.

09/19/2014

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Help Needed In Locating A Missing Pine Co. Family

Pine County authorities have issued a crime alert and are asking for the public’s help in finding a man and his four children. On Friday, Peter Kunze disappeared along with his two juvenile children, 16-year-old Sean Hanson and her 12-year-old brother, Joshua Kunze.

09/17/2014

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Minn. DNR Requests Compensation From BP Gulf Oil Spill

In a clear, blue autumn sky, hundreds of American white pelicans soar in a circulating pattern above the Mississippi River flyway. The majestic birds with the eight-foot wingspan are slowly meandering their way along the annual fall migration to the Gulf of Mexico.

09/16/2014

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Time To Say Farewell: Midway Stadium & Its Cast Of Characters

Nestled in an industrial part of St. Paul between noisy train tracks, sits possibly the ugliest ballpark in the country. But what Midway Stadium lacks in beauty, it makes up for in personality. The last train to Midway is gone. And the team is moving down the tracks to the trendy Lowertown neighborhood.

09/15/2014

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2 Arrested In Wright County Man’s Disappearance

A Hutchinson man has been arrested and charged in connection with the disappearance of Christopher Rossing. Robert Nuttall, 28, was specifically charged with kidnapping. Rossing has not been found.

09/12/2014

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