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Bloomington Passes Ordinance To Ban E-Cigs In Indoor Public Spaces

With the increasing popularity of e-cigarettes, many cities are taking action to ban the use of them in certain places. On Monday night, the City of Bloomington passed an ordinance banning e-cigarette users from lighting up in most public indoor spaces.

11/18/2014

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Hotel Shooting Leaves 1 Injured, Police Searching For Suspect

A shooting at a Bloomington hotel early Sunday morning sent one person to the hospital and police are searching for a suspect.

11/16/2014

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Minnesota Company Closing Grinnell, Iowa, Plant

A Minnesota company will close a Grinnell manufacturing plant, putting about 75 people out of work. Bloomington-based Donaldson Company announced Wednesday it would close the plant, which produces mufflers and other exhaust products for off-road equipment. The plant has been in operation since 1952.

11/13/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Spoon And Stable

Not only is it one of the most anticipated restaurant openings in the country, but it’s also a great hometown success story. A kid from Bloomington, Minn. became a nationally-known cooking big shot in New York, but moved to Minneapolis to open his first spot.

11/08/2014

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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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Minnesota Couple Sentenced In Project Swindle

A Wayzata couple has been taken to jail to serve a yearlong sentence for theft that prosecutors say led to a bank’s failure. A Hennepin County judge this week sentenced Philip and Virginia Carlson to 21 months in prison. The couple will not have to serve prison time if they remain law-abiding. Judge Lois Conroy also ordered the Carlsons to serve a year in the workhouse.

11/06/2014

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Health Watch: New Eye Procedure Could Make Reading Glasses Extinct

Whether you love them or hate them, you may need them to read. “Cheaters,” as they are sometimes called, are those reading glasses you can buy at most drug stores without a prescription.

11/03/2014

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Man Who Fled Minneapolis Courtroom Sentenced To 16 Years

A man who escaped from a Hennepin County courtroom has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for attempted murder and robbery.

10/24/2014

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Hard Rock Cafe To Celebrate Grand Opening At MOA

Morris Day and The Time will celebrate the grand opening of the new Hard Rock Cafe at the Mall of America. The Minneapolis-born Day and his funk and dance-pop band known for “The Bird” will perform for the media and contest winners Wednesday night.

10/18/2014

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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-494, No Serious Injuries

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says it could have been a lot worse. He said they got a call that someone was driving down Interstate 494 the wrong way near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

10/07/2014

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Small Fire Forces Evacuation At Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport

Authorities say a small fire forced a brief evacuation of part of a concourse at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Monday morning. Crews were called to an area near Gate 6 on the G Concourse at the airport at about 5 a.m. after a smoke detector and sprinklers went off.

10/06/2014

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Free Furnace Program ‘Just Like An Angel’ For Minnesota Homeowners

For many of us it’s officially on–the heat, that is. A cool blast of air has caused some to fire up the furnaces.

It’s estimated Minnesotans pay around $1,500 dollars a year in energy costs. And if you need a new furnace, that can add on thousands more.

10/04/2014

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10-Month-Old Almost Shot By High-Powered Rifle

Bloomington police say it is a miracle that a 10-month-old boy was not killed after a round from a high-powered rifle hit his crib, missing his head by inches. Ten-month-old Charlie Sewell was asleep when a man visiting the home next door accidentally discharged a semi-automatic rifle.

09/25/2014

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Buses Replacing Blue Line Trains Following Derailment

Metro Transit says buses are replacing Blue Line trains due to repairs following Saturday’s derailment in Bloomington.

09/21/2014

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Metro Transit Blue Line Derails Near Airport, MOA

A Metro Transit Blue Line light rail train derailed in Bloomington, Minn. Saturday afternoon. Around 1 p.m. the middle car of a three car train came off the tracks near 30th Avenue between the 28th Avenue Station and Bloomington Central Station.

09/20/2014

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