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Fire Damages Blaine Home, No Injuries

Authorities said one person got out safely after a home in the north Twin Cities metro caught fire early Monday morning. Crews were called to the 9700 block of 6th Street NE is Blaine at about 1:15 a.m.

09/02/2013

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Charges: Man Swindled $100K+ From Blaine Auto Company

A 59-year-old Plymouth man who had a business partnership with an auto sales company is accused of swindling more than $100,000 from that company, according to charged filed Friday in Anoka County Court.

08/16/2013

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Pernice Jr. Wins 3M Championship

Tom Pernice Jr. birdied the final two holes Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Jeff Sluman and Corey Pavin in the 3M Championship. Pernice finished with a 4-under 68 and had a 17-under 199 total at the TPC Twin Cities for his second career Champions Tour victory. He also has two PGA Tour victories. Sluman closed with a 62, and Pavin had a 66.

08/04/2013

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Tom Pernice Jr. Leads 3M Championship

Tom Pernice Jr. moved into position Saturday for his second Champions Tour title, shooting a 7-under 65 to take a two-stroke lead over Tom Kite in the 3M Championship. Pernice had a 13-under 131 total at TPC Twin Cities after opening with a 66. The two-time PGA Tour winner had four straight birdies on the front nine, and added two more on Nos. 10 and 12. After making a 40-foot bogey putt on the 14th hole, he birdied Nos. 15 and 18. The 53-year-old Pernice, playing in the tournament for the first time, on the 2009 SAS Championship for his lone senior title.

08/03/2013

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Haitian Team, Brought To Minn. By Hometown Pro, Take 2nd At Schwann’s USA Cup

An international soccer team that’s overcome incredible odds gets to bring home some hardware for a job well done. A team called “Haitian Initiative”, composed of young athletes from Haiti, played their way into the Championship game at Saturday night’s Schwann’s USA Cup. They were the runner’s up. The team was able to travel from the Caribbean with the help of retired soccer pro Tony Sanneh, who’s originally from Minnesota. Fifteen-thousand players from around the world came to the week-long soccer tournament in Blaine.

07/20/2013

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Airplanes From World War II Featured In Tour

B-24, B-17, and P-51. These aren’t bingo numbers. They’re airplanes from World War II featured in the Wings of Freedom Tour at the Blaine Airport.

07/18/2013

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Prep Blog: A Northwest Suburban Conference Football Preview

Last week, we started a slew of conference previews with the South Suburban Conference where it was predicted last year’s state runner-up to be the favorite. This week, we head just a little north and west of the Twin Cities metro to take a look at the Northwest Suburban Conference.

07/18/2013

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Blaine’s Schwan’s Cup Attracts 25,000 & Creates $20M In Economic Impact

This week, youth soccer players from 17 countries, and all over the nation, take to the fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine as part of the Schwan’s USA Cup – the largest soccer tournament in the western hemisphere. Though the heat has been oppressive, there are still nearly 25,000 people in attendance.

07/16/2013

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Minnesota Teams Win 7 Titles At Schwan’s USA Cup

One of the biggest youth soccer tournaments in the world got underway in Blaine over the wekend as seven teams from Minnesota took home titles from the Schwan’s USA Cup Weekend Tournament. Over the course of the event, which runs until July 20, more than 1,000 teams from 17 states and 17 countries will compete at the Schwan’s USA Cup on as many as 48 fields at the National Sports Center in Blaine.

07/15/2013

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Fmr. Soccer Pro Helps Bring Haiti Youth To Schwan’s USA Cup

Hundreds of soccer teams are in Blaine this weekend for what’s called the “largest youth sports event in the Western Hemisphere.” One team, however, has overcome more than most of us could imagine to get a shot to compete.

07/14/2013

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Researchers: The Twin Cities Metro Growing

New numbers out Thursday show the Twin Cities metro area is growing. The number of people in the metro topped 2.9 million in 2012. Since the 2010 census, the population has grown by about 59,000.

07/11/2013

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HS Freshman Ally Rogers Sharpens Golf Skills By Outplaying Dad

Ally Rogers says she got serious about golf at the age of 10, but it took a while to catch on. “When I was younger I just remember complaining a lot on the course with my dad. Just that it was too cold. And that I would always be hungry or something,” Rogers said. That actually wasn’t all that long ago. Ally is a 15-year-old freshman at Spring Lake Park.

06/10/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means it’s time to start planning some weekend fun. This weekend, Minnesotans can go flying, beer tasting and celebrate our great capitol city of St. Paul. This weekend go wheels up at Discover Aviation Days in Blaine.

05/30/2013

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Blaine Man Sentenced To Life In Prison For Death Of Girlfriend

A 55-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday, after he was found guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend.

05/29/2013

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Blaine Man Found Guilty Of Stabbing Girlfriend To Death

A 55-year-old Blaine man has been found guilty of first-degree murder (with a past pattern of domestic abuse) in the stabbing death of his girlfriend, the Anoka County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

05/20/2013

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