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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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Excellent Educator: Valley View’s Heather Young

In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.

09/19/2014

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Obama Didn’t Mention ISIS Recruiting, But Minn. Community Still On Edge

President Barack Obama did not mention in his Wednesday night address the recruitment of Minnesotans by ISIS (or ISIL). There are reports that as many as 15 young men and women with Minnesota ties have left to join the terror group.

09/11/2014

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The Best Places To Watch Each Pro Football Team In Minnesota

Find a bar where you can cheer for your favorite NFL team with fan mates.

09/09/2014

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I-494 Closure May Cause Weekend Traffic Headaches

It will be a busy traffic weekend in the metro. The Minnesota Twins are in town and the Gophers have a football game at TCF Bank Stadium Saturday afternoon. But the biggest traffic headache is going to be at Interstate 494 and Cedar Avenue.

09/05/2014

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Northbound I-35W Ramp Reopens In Bloomington

Getting around the cities has gotten a lot easier. The northbound ramp on Interstate 35W at 94th Street in Bloomington reopened Saturday morning. The ramp had been closed since late July for reconstruction.

08/30/2014

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Northbound I-35W Ramp At 94th St. In Bloomington To Reopen

The northbound Interstate 35W ramp at 94th Street in Bloomington will be reopening to motorists – weather permitting – Friday night. The ramps to and from 94th Street have been closed since July 27 for reconstruction.

08/29/2014

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‘The Nerdery’ Hosts Cyber-Security Conference In Bloomington

It’s estimated that more than a 1,000 U.S. businesses have been hit by a cyber attack — and don’t even know it. That’s according to the U.S. Secret Service. Such attacks that have hit Target and Supervalu were the inspiration behind a security conference in Bloomington Saturday.

08/23/2014

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Turner Syndrome Support Group Born From WCCO Radio Broadcast

Turner Syndrome is a disorder you’ve likely never heard of. About one in 2,500 girls are born with it, and it prevents their bodies from maturing fully into women.

08/20/2014

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Zip Line Reopens After Accident At Mall Of America

A new zip line attraction has reopened at the Mall of America after an employee was injured while working on it. A mall statement says the employee was injured by a piece of equipment on the east platform of the Barnacle Blast in the Nickelodeon Universe indoor amusement park around 11:15 a.m. Saturday.

08/17/2014

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Doggie Food Truck Makes Stops Around Twin Cities

Stroll through downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul over lunch hour and you’ll see how much people love food trucks. But on Saturday, they could bring their four-legged friends along for the meal. Milo’s Kitchen is a food truck for dogs.

08/09/2014

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Bloomington Man Shares His Story Of Surviving Ebola

Dr. Tom Cairns of Bloomington had Ebola before it even had a name. Cairns was working as a medical missionary in the 1970s and remembers doing an autopsy where he nicked his glove with his scalpel. Two weeks later, the illness took over his body.

08/05/2014

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Sections Of I-35W Closed In Bloomington, Burnsville

A heads up if you’re heading down Interstate 35W in the south metro, you’ll need to take a detour. MnDOT has closed the southbound lanes between Interstate 494 and 94th Street in Bloomington, Minn.

07/19/2014

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Police: 1 Hurt In Bloomington Shooting Near Hotel

Police said a 21-year-old man suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot Thursday morning in the parking lot of a Bloomington hotel. Authorities were called at about 1:45 a.m. to a report of shots fired at the Country Inn and Suites parking lot near Killebrew Drive and Old Shakopee Road.

07/17/2014

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Feds Keep Immigration Office Near Mall of America

The federal government has reversed itself and decided against relocating the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Office in Bloomington.

07/01/2014

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Teen OK After Fall From Mall’s 2nd-Floor Balcony

Bloomington police say a teen who fell from a Mall of America second-floor balcony while attempting a handstand has suffered only minor injuries. Deputy police Chief Rick Hart says witnesses saw the 17-year-old attempting a handstand on the upper-level balcony Saturday afternoon when he lost his balance and fell.

06/29/2014

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Dayton Declares State Of Emergency Amid Flooding

The Mankato area was hit hard by flash flooding Wednesday morning, and on Thursday morning the Twin Cities was getting its turn. Thunderstorms with lightning and very heavy rain raced through the metro early Thursday morning, flooding roads and causing traffic problems.

06/19/2014

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Retaining Wall Collapses At MSP Airport, Delays Expected

Officials at the airport said a retaining wall collapsed just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday along the center divider on the way into Terminal 1. Traffic has been reduced to one lane as work crews attempt to clean up the mess.

06/19/2014

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