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Board Rejects Plan To Keep Blaine’s Velodrome Open

The likelihood that Minnesota will lose its only race track for bicyclists is one step closer to reality. The Velodrome at the National Sports Center in Blaine opened 25 years ago, and currently needs some costly repairs.

12/19/2014

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Cyclists Pledge To ‘Save The Velodrome’ In Blaine

Minnesota cyclists are trying to save an aging track that’s in need of repair. The National Sports Center Velodrome has hosted several national championships, along with the 1992 Olympic trials. But the years have taken their toll on the outdoor track. When it first opened, engineers estimated it would last about 20 years in Minnesota’s harsh climate. That was 25 years ago.

12/15/2014

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Best Holiday Markets In Minnesota

Ring in the holidays with fun, décor and gifts at these festive markets.

12/15/2014

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Bikers Worry Minnesota’s Lone Velodrome May Close

The days of Minnesota’s only bicycle racing velodrome may be numbered. With a mounting list of necessary repairs at the National Sports Center’s velodrome in Blaine, board members are weighing whether to put in hundreds of thousands of dollars or close it up.

12/13/2014

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Excellent Educator: DaVinci Academy’s Mark Slechta

For a lot of students, it’s their favorite subject in school — Gym. You’d think gym teachers have the best job right? Well it’s not just fun and games for Mark Slechta, the Phy-Ed teacher at DaVinci Academy in Blaine.

12/05/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Nov. 28, 2014

The football season is over. Thanksgiving is over. Now it’s time for hockey and basketball. The season is already in full swing. David McCoy reported on the featured boys’ hockey game — Roseau vs. Blaine– while Mike Max highlighted the best plays from some non-conference hockey match-ups and girls’ basketball.

11/28/2014

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Charges Dropped Against Man Who Allegedly Ejaculated In Co-Worker’s Coffee

Ramsey County courts found that there was not enough evidence to charge a Blaine man accused of ejaculating on his co-worker’s desk and in her coffee with a felony. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office said there was not enough evidence to provide probable cause that the man’s alleged actions constituted felony criminal sexual conduct.

11/18/2014

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Good Question: What Are Those Blue Traffic Lights?

You may have noticed new blue lights popping up near traffic signals all over the metro. They are small, generally tucked out of the way so they don’t distract drivers. Over the past two weeks, they’ve been going up all over Ramsey County.

11/06/2014

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Blaine Man Allegedly Points Rifle At Manager After Argument

Police say a Blaine man was arrested after he allegedly pointed a rifle at his manager through a store window. Michael Joseph Decoux, 47, was charged with one count terroristic threats and one count of dangerous weapon violation.

11/06/2014

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Minn.’s 2014 Deer Harvest Expected To Drop Sharply

Five-hundred Minnesota hunters will head into the woods on Nov. 8 for the annual firearms deer hunting opener. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is already predicting one of the poorest success rates in recent decades. That’s because Minnesota’s whitetail deer numbers are down in many parts of the state, particularly in the heavily-forested northeastern region.

11/05/2014

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Pet Blog: Midwest Family Pet Expo

The National Sports Center in Blaine is going to be a zoo this Saturday — but in a really good way. The 2014 Midwest Family Pet Expo features events like wiener dog races (and wannabe wiener dog races, which should stoke anyone’s curiosity), a pet costume contest and demos about dog bite prevention and companion birds.

10/03/2014

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Police Believe Someone Is Aiding Hoffman

Hotel employees in Shakopee believe a fugitive was in their building moments after being spotted at Mystic Lake Casino earlier this week, and they say he wasn’t alone. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman is wanted for the murder of his ex-boyfriend, Kelly Phillips, at a gas station in Arden Hills last month.

09/06/2014

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Sheriff Releases New Hoffman Photo, Warns Of Red-Dyed Money

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department is releasing an updated wanted poster for fugitive Lyle “Ty” Hoffman. The poster includes a new photo taken on Labor Day at a metro area big-box retail store. The 44-year-old is charged with the murder of his former boyfriend and business partner, Boston-Scientific-executive Kelly Phillips.

09/05/2014

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Good Question: How Do Manhunts Work?

Police have searched fields, an airport and now near a casino without any sign of Lyle “Ty” Hoffman. He’s been on the run for more than three weeks, wanted for murder.

09/03/2014

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Charges: Minn. Man Ejaculated In Co-Worker’s Coffee

A 34-year-old Blaine, Minn., man is accused of ejaculating on his co-worker’s desk and in her coffee, charges filed in Ramsey County say. John R. Lind faces two counts of criminal sexual conduct: one for an incident in February and one for an incident late last month.

09/03/2014

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