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‘Everyone Was Jumbled Around': Victims In Cottage Grove Limo Crash Speak

It was supposed to be a night of staged horror on a Twin Cities haunted limo tour, but a group of friends experienced something truly frightening.

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One Of Minnesota’s Scariest Haunted Houses Opens In Minneapolis

Are you ready for some scares? And we are talking real scares. The Haunted Basement at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis is one of the most frightening haunted houses in the state, if not the Midwest.

09/27/2014

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Good Question: How Much Blood Does Red Cross Need? Who Can’t Give?

The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can’t donate blood?

07/23/2014

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DNA Helps Crack 1998 Mpls. Double Murder Case

When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn’t show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious. The couple was later found strangled and stabbed in the northeast Minneapolis apartment they shared. “Homicides are never over and DNA is the great tool of investigators and prosecutors,” said Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

07/09/2014

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Dayton Signs Bill For Newborn Screening Program

Minnesota health officials have regained the ability to indefinitely retain blood samples from newborn babies unless a parent refuses permission. Gov. Mark Dayton on Tuesday signed the bill lawmakers approved last week.

05/06/2014

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Minnesota Senate Passes Newborn Blood Sample Bill

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill allowing the state to retain blood samples from newborn babies indefinitely. Senators voted 36 to 20 to send the proposal to Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/02/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All': Red, Judge Robes & Gray Hair

Amerti asked: Why do we associate red with romance? For centuries, red has meant danger, strength, courage and love. It’s always been considered a powerful color that stands out to represent things that are powerful to people. Carol Bruess, professor of family studies at the University of St. Thomas, says it all probably comes down to what’s in our veins. “The heart is the organ that pumps ‘red’ blood through our life system, the body,” Bruess said.

02/14/2014

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Settlement In Case Over Newborn Blood Samples

The Minnesota Department of Health has reached a settlement in a case over its practice of storing and using newborn blood samples without parental consent.

01/13/2014

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American Red Cross Hosting 12-Hour Blood Drive Monday

The American Red Cross is hosting a big blood drive Monday. Officials said they want to boost the supply before a lot of donors go out of town or get too busy over the holidays. The 12 Hours of Giving Holiday Blood Drive started at 7 a.m. Monday and goes until 7 p.m.

12/23/2013

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Photo Evidence From Trevino Trial Released

A jury found Jeffery Trevino guilty of second-degree murder in the death of his wife Kira Steger back on Oct. 2, and on Friday, photo evidence from the trial was released. From photos of blood on pillow cases and trunk liners, to surveillance images — here’s a gallery that gives an inside look into the trial.

10/11/2013

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Be Wary Of Dehydration, But You Can Overhydrate, Too

As Minnesotans try to beat the heat, there’s also the danger of drinking too much water. If you drink too much within a certain time span, serious health problems could arise. It’s called hyponatremia.

08/27/2013

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Protest To Lift Blood Donation Ban For Gay Men

Opponents of a federal ban on blood donations by men who have sex with men are demonstrating at a St. Paul blood bank. Organizer Zachary Fincher says about 20 to 40 men will try to donate blood at the Memorial Blood Centers’ St. Paul location Friday.

07/12/2013

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Man Charged For Pistol-Whipping Columbia Store Owner

A 29-year-old man is accused of beating a Columbia store owner with the butt of his handgun, and leaving the victim covered in his own blood, according to authorities. Brandon Benjamin Broszko was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted aggravated robbery, according to a criminal complaint filed in Anoka County.

06/14/2013

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Police: DNA Of Missing Woman Found On Ex’s Jacket

Eden Prairie police say a missing woman’s DNA was in a blood sample from a jacket found in the SUV of her ex-boyfriend.

05/07/2013

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Is The Media Coverage Of The Boston Bombings Over The Top?

04/16/2013

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