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Folks Take Advantage Of Warm Weather Before Big Freeze Arrives

After weeks of agonizing cold, a winter warm-up was the perfect tonic for stir-crazy Minnesotans. The Mounds View Nordic team strapped on their cross-country skis to make the most of the day at Como Park’s ski area in St. Paul. Darlene Fry and her daughter Emma were also there to get in some badly-needed winter fun. “It’s nice, very nice,” Fry said. “We heard it’s supposed to go down again next week, so it’s good timing.”

12/27/2013

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Final Holiday Shopping Weekend Attracts Bargain Hunters, Procrastinators

With weather not posing a problem, shoppers flocked to their neighborhood malls and stores on Saturday to finish or, in many cases, begin their holiday shopping. According to retail analysts, Saturday is expected to be the busiest shopping day in the shortened season. And with just three days remaining until Christmas Day, many are finding deep discounts as retailers try to trim inventories. And it’s not just people getting presents under the tree. Leah Goldade of Lulu and Luigi’s Pet Boutique says business is brisk.

12/21/2013

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Newest Habitat For Humanity House Is ‘Net Zero’

For those of us who face high winter heating and electric bills it seems impossible to live in a home that won’t have them. And that’s a very real possibility for the owners of the newest Habitat for Humanity home in north Minneapolis.

12/19/2013

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Procrastinators Finding Huge Discounts

If you’re one of the many who’ve yet to begin their holiday shopping, you might be pleasantly surprised. That’s because many stores are offering deep discounts to make sure they don’t get stuck with large amounts of unsold inventory.

12/18/2013

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Police Uniform, Gun Stolen From Off-Duty Mpls. Cop’s Truck

An off-duty Minneapolis police officer was himself the victim of a crime that’s a big cause for concern. It happened two days before Thanksgiving, when the officer’s personal vehicle was broken into and thieves ran off with a black duffel bag.

12/13/2013

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Xcel Energy Customers To Pay More Next Year

For the sixth time in the last eight years, Xcel Energy customers will be paying more for their monthly electricity. On Thursday, the Minnesota Public Service Commission approved the company’s interim rate request, which will increase the cost of electricity by 4.6 percent beginning Jan. 3, 2014.

12/12/2013

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Minneapolis Company Launches Alcohol-Free Hand Sanitizer

With cold and flu season in full swing, we’re seeing a lot of wringing of hands. Not out of worry, but with concern for spreading germs. The use of sanitizer lotions squeezed from a bottle and lathered into hands is a multi-million dollar a year business.

12/11/2013

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Family Urges Mass Petition To Free Man Jailed In Abu Dhabi

The director of the University of Minnesota’s Human Rights Program is calling for the immediate release of a Minnesota man who has been held for months in the United Arab Emirates. Barbara Frey and other leaders of the Human Rights Center say they are concerned about Shezanne Cassim’s unwarranted and lengthy detention.

12/10/2013

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Road Conditions Lead To Shake Up At St. Paul Public Works

One of the Twin Cities is getting new snow plows and new leadership after last week’s snowstorm. Five days since the snow started falling, streets in Minneapolis and St. Paul are still caked in slippery ice. Extremely cold temperatures haven’t helped. Salt can melt five times as much ice at 30 degrees as at 20 degrees. However, when it’s colder than that, it’s pretty much useless. But St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman isn’t waiting for a warm-up. He’s making changes in his public works department.

12/09/2013

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Century-Old Soo Line Building Attracts Modern Residents

After nearly 100 years of serving as headquarters for a bank and later a railroad, the Soo Line Building in downtown Minneapolis is becoming one of the hottest new properties for rent. The 20-story tower is a classic example of “monumental classicism.”

12/06/2013

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HCMC ER Nurse Trading Scrubs For Air Force Uniform

She served our country in the Air Force from 2001 to 2005 before leaving the military to earn a nursing degree. Now, the emergency room nurse at Hennepin County Medical Center is once again feeling the patriotic pull.

12/03/2013

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Obama Picks Minn. Authors On Small Business Saturday

President Obama was on a mission Saturday. After just 20 minutes, the first family left a privately-owned Washington D.C. bookstore with a stash of nearly two dozen books. Among them, three were penned by Minnesota authors: Kate DiCamillo’s “Floyd and Ulysses,” Cheryl Strayed’s “Wild” and “Heart of a Samurai” by Margi Preus. Preus, who lives in Duluth, was at a remote cabin in northern Minnesota over the weekend. She found about the famous purchase in a text message from her son. “I completely missed it!” Preus said via Skype. “It just said ‘Obama bought your book,’ and I was like ‘What?!’”

12/02/2013

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Judge: Church Must Give Names Of All Accused Priests

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it’s prepared to release names of 30 priests accused of sexually abusing minors if it gets a court order. The names include 29 priests on a 2004 list of priests deemed to have been credibly accused of abuse, plus one who had a substantiated claim leveled against him later.

12/02/2013

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A Look At Holidazzle History Before Final Season Starts

‘Tis the season to bundle up and head to the Holidazzle. This Friday marks the final season of the dazzling display of lights.

11/27/2013

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Charges Dropped Against Some In ‘Operation Squarehook’

A U.S. District Court judge is dismissing charges against five Native American defendants who were accused of poaching walleye from northern Minnesota lakes and selling them on the black market. The five are among the dozens of people charged last spring following an extensive undercover operation by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and tribal fish and game agents. The two-year sting was code named “Operation Squarehook,” in reference to the nets used to capture large numbers of game fish.

11/26/2013

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