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Woman Seriously Hurt In Blaine House Fire

Fire officials in the north metro say a woman suffered serious injuries Tuesday night after a home she was in became engulfed in flames.

02/25/2015

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Prep Blog: State Dance Competition Highlights Weekend Sports

The state’s best ski teams, both downhill and cross country, are at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik this week for their perspective state tournaments. This weekend, the best dance teams in Minnesota hit Target Center in Minneapolis to determine the best high kick and jazz programs in three classes in the state..

02/12/2015

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Dates Around The Metro

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means many people are thinking about an upcoming date. Nearly one in three couples plans to celebrate the day with a night out on the town, which more than likely includes dinner.

02/11/2015

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Minnesota ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Co-Contestants Become Fast Friends

Minnesota was well-represented in one of the first Wheel of Fortune episodes this year.

Brandon Kimbler of Blaine and Deb Tharaldson of Brooklyn Park somehow ended up on the exact same episode.

02/05/2015

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Charges: Blaine Man Threatens Daughter’s Boyfriend With Shovel

A Blaine man is facing charges after allegedly attempting to attack his daughter’s boyfriend with a shovel last month. Todd Martin Rathbun, 50, has been charged with one count of terroristic threats.

02/05/2015

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Brooklyn Park Man Charged In Break-In, Shooting In Blaine

A Brooklyn Park man has been charged in connection with a police-involved shooting that occurred in Blaine last week.

02/02/2015

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Brooklyn Park Man Faces Charges In Break-In, Shooting In Blaine

A Brooklyn Park man is facing charges in connection with a police-involved shooting that occurred in Blaine last week. Lamar Allen Sullivan-Armstrong, 29, is facing multiple burglary and assault charges after allegedly breaking into a home in Blaine. He appeared in court Friday.

01/30/2015

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Suspect, Officers Identified In Blaine Shooting

Authorities have released the identities of the suspect and police officers involved in a shooting in Blaine Thursday morning.

01/23/2015

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Blaine Police: Knife-Wielding Intruder Shot, Injured By Cops

Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Blaine Thursday morning, according to Blaine police. The incident occurred in the 100 block of 92nd Avenue near University Avenue, just south of Highway 10.

01/22/2015

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Prep Blog: Girls Hockey Tournament Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

This week, South St. Paul is hosting a girls hockey tournament with some traditionally strong programs. There’s also The Clash National Duals in Rochester, which features Minnesota’s top high school wrestling programs as well as some of the top programs from around the country.

01/02/2015

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Authorities: Blaine Man Dies After Altercation Outside VFW

An apparent altercation outside a VFW in western Minnesota has claimed the life of a Blaine man. Bradley Friesen, 43, was living in Thief Rivier Falls studying for a career change. But on Dec. 17, 2014, prosecutors say he was knocked unconscious outside the local VFW. He died five days later.

12/28/2014

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Firefighters Tackle Christmas Garage Fire in Blaine

Firefighters spent part of their Christmas battling a fire in Blaine.

12/25/2014

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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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