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UPDATE: Bloomington Gas Leak Stopped

A gas leak that led to a road closure in Bloomington has been stopped Thursday morning. According to Bloomington police, shortly before 5 a.m. a gas leak was reported near Old Cedar Avenue in Bloomington.

03/05/2015

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More Than 100 Academics Call For Bloomington To Drop Charges

After more than 100 religious leaders called for charges against Black Lives Matter protesters to be dropped in an open letter earlier this week, researchers and professors from Twin Cities academic institutions are doing the same, according to the activist group.

03/04/2015

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Religious Leaders Urge Bloomington Drop Charges Against MOA Protesters

More than 100 religious leaders are urging Bloomington’s city attorney to end the “aggressive prosecution” of the leaders of the group “Black Lives Matter.”

03/02/2015

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The Cost Of Keeping The Mall Of America Safe

An 18-year-old Minnesota man has now pleaded guilty to trying to join the terror group ISIS. Abdullahi Yusef was charged last month with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

02/26/2015

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Dayton Proposes Fix For 494-35W Bottleneck

It’s been called the 19th worst bottleneck in the country by the Federal Highway Administration. Gov. Mark Dayton’s office said now is the time to fix it. The interchange between Interstate 35W and Interstate 494 in Bloomington experiences from 3 to 5 hours of congestion every weekday.

02/24/2015

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A Look Inside Security Measures At Mall Of America

Security officials at Mall of America say they heard the chilling video from terrorist group al-Shabaab, and they take it seriously. With 150 people on staff just for security, they say this place is safe — they amped up security heavily after 9/11.

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A Look At MOA Security In Wake Of Video Threat

Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.

02/23/2015

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Lawmaker Challenging Mall Of America’s Gun Policy After Threat

A Republican state lawmaker says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America means gun holders with permits should be able to take their weapons into the mall.

02/22/2015

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Shoppers Hit Mall Of America Despite Alleged Terror Threat

Crowds of shoppers turned out at Mall of America Sunday, one day after a chilling video clip. A terror group linked to al-Qaida, released a video yesterday hinting to a threat at the mall.

02/22/2015

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MOA Strengthens Security Following Video Threat

The Mall of America is beefing up security after the terror group that carried out a deadly attack at an African shopping mall called for a similar mission on shopping venues in Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.

02/22/2015

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Bench-Clearing Brawl Ends High School Hockey Game

A high school hockey game became the site of a bench-clearing brawl Thursday night. Video of the fight at the end of the section playoff game between Bloomington-Jefferson and Holy Angels was posted on Twitter.

02/20/2015

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Victim ID’d In Brooklyn Center Homicide Investigation

A 47-year-old man killed inside a Brooklyn Center motel in late January has been identified. At about 4:45 p.m. on Jan. 31, the Brooklyn Center Police Department responded to the Super 8 Motel at 6445 James Circle N. on a report of a man unconscious in a room. When officers arrived, they located an adult male who was unresponsive.

02/09/2015

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Woman Struck 2 Weeks Ago Has Died

A woman who was struck while crossing a street in Bloomington two weeks ago has died of her injuries.

02/02/2015

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Pedestrian Struck By Vehicle In Bloomington Dies

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says a pedestrian who was struck in Bloomington earlier this month has died of her injuries. The incident happened near 86th Street West and Penn Avenue South at about 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 19.

01/30/2015

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Mall Of America To Hold Flute Marathon Concert

The sounds of the flute will resound in the Mall of America this weekend. The mall is holding a flute marathon concert on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sears Court. The Upper Midwest Flute Association is hosting the concert, with proceeds benefiting a scholarship fund for young flutists.

01/30/2015

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Bloomington Woman’s Love Of Vintage Fabrics Inspires ‘Bow Tie Shoppe’

A Bloomington-based fashionista is incorporating her love for the bow tie into a whole line of Minnesota made accessories.

01/27/2015

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City Of Bloomington To Vote On Blocking Medical Marijuana

Bloomington will consider becoming the latest city to block sales and production of medical marijuana. The city council is scheduled to vote on a one-year moratorium Monday.

01/26/2015

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Farmington Couple Charged In ‘American Girl’ Swindle

A Farmington couple face felony theft by swindle charges after buying discounted American Girl merchandise from an online retailer, then fraudulently returning the items at the Mall of American for a full refund. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Jennifer Jo Cho, 37, and Henry Lim Cho, 34, returned over 134 items without a receipt to the American Girl store at the Mall of America – reaping $5,374 in the process.

01/22/2015

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Man Killed In Bloomington Officer-Involved Incident ID’d

Authorities have identified a man killed late Thursday night in an officer-involved incident in Bloomington. Bloomington police were called to the 9900 block of Briar Road just after 11 p.m. on a report of a suicidal person.

01/18/2015

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1 Dead After Police-Involved Incident In Bloomington

One person is dead after an officer-involved incident occurred in Bloomington overnight. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office, Bloomington police received a call around 11:13 p.m. Thursday of a report of a suicidal person on the 9900 block of Briar Road.

01/16/2015

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10 Charged In MOA ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest

The Bloomington City Attorney announced Wednesday that 10 people have been charged in connection with the “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America on Dec. 20, 2014.

01/14/2015

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Hits Bloomington City Council Meeting

Members of the group “Black Lives Matter” showed up to a Bloomington City Council meeting Monday night, asking the city to stop pursuing criminal charges against them.

01/05/2015

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Reward Offered In Bloomington Home Burglaries

A special reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in several Bloomington home burglaries.

01/05/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Chinese Restaurant In Minnesota

With the holidays winding down, it’s time take a deep breath, relax and order in dinner, which for many means Chinese food.

12/25/2014

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Charges Expected To Be Filed Against MOA Protest Organizers

In the next few days, the Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson expects to file criminal charges against the organizers of Saturday’s protest at Mall of America.

12/22/2014

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