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Family Displaced After Bloomington House Fire

A family in the south metro will have to find a new place to stay after a fire burned their home early Saturday morning. The fire happened just after one this morning on the 100 block of Lyndale Avenue, according to the Bloomington Fire Department. Firefighters put the flames out quickly, and crews say the family made it out of the home safely.

04/05/2014

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TSA Urging Congress To Support Enhanced Security At Airports

It is the busiest time of year to fly out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as several families and students head out on spring break trips. Transportation Safety Administration officials said it’s now important to get to the airport two-and-a-half hours before your flight at least for the next month to deal with long waits in security lines.

03/27/2014

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Charges: Comedian Sexually Assaulted Bar Employee After Show

A 40-year-old California man is accused of sexually assaulting an adult woman who worked at a Mall of America comedy club where he performed, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.

03/21/2014

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Officials Break Ground On Mall Of America Expansion Project

Twin Cities leaders are breaking ground Tuesday on a project that will nearly double the size of Mall of America. MOA officials said when the project is done, you can expect a multi-level complex that will connect to the existing mall on all four levels.

03/18/2014

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Spring Break Ideas For Kids: CSI At The Mall Of America

You don’t need to leave Minnesota to find excitement, especially when CSI comes to Mall of America. It’s a new entertainment feature where you can use the tools they provide to uncover a murder mystery.

03/13/2014

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Hard Rock Cafe Announces Official Plans For MOA

After being away for the last three years, Hard Rock Cafe is officially coming back to the Twin Cities. A press release on Tuesday announced the restaurant’s new Mall of America location, set to open during the summer of 2014.

03/11/2014

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Mall Of America Secures Financing For Expansion

The Mall of America, one of the largest malls in the continent, says it will break ground in a couple of weeks to start making the mall a whole lot bigger. The mall has secured financing for a $300 million expansion.

03/04/2014

DeRusha Eats Shoyu

DeRusha Eats: Shoyu At MSP Airport

No one’s ever thought of eating at the airport as being anything other than fast and expensive. That is changing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, especially in Concourse G, where Delta Air Lines hired a company to completely re-do all of the restaurants.

03/01/2014

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Suburban Spotlight: DeRusha Visits Bloomington

Bloomington, Minnesota is well known for Mall of America and for being close to the airport. But when the WCCO This Morning’s dart landed on Bloomington, we looked to viewers for help on what to go see.

02/25/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Wally’s Roast Beef

The jukebox in the corner of Wally’s Roast Beef is loaded with oldies, including the 1969 classic, “The Beat Goes On” by Sonny and Cher. It’s appropriate, since Wally’s first started serving their legendary roast beef in Bloomington in 1969.

02/22/2014

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Beatles Exhibit Coming To Mall of America

Meet the Beatles, Minnesota — again. The Grammy Museum says a traveling exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the U.S. will stop in Bloomington.

02/15/2014

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Businesses Bitten By Sub-Zero Streak

The cold is keeping people away from what makes winter in Minnesota wonderful. Outdoor ice rinks are free for people to use, but below-zero wind chills are keeping them away. For businesses that count on snow to turn a profit, the string of days below zero has impacted the bottom line.

02/10/2014

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Klobuchar Concerned By Lack Of Public Transport To New USCIS Office

Plans to relocate a federal government office in the Twin Cities have gone off track, and all because of a bus stop. Many people who need to go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office in Bloomington wouldn’t be able to get there easily without public transportation. The office’s current location is just a block away from a bus stop, but the office is scheduled to move this fall. Even though the office is still in Bloomington, it is at least 3 miles away from a Metro Transit bus stop.

02/10/2014

Delta Flight Unruly Passenger

Delta Flight Stops In Minneapolis To Remove Unruly Passenger

Authorities said a Delta flight traveling from Baltimore to Salt Lake City had to be diverted to Minneapolis Friday night to remove an unruly passenger. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. on Delta flight 1189. Authorities said a woman was taken into custody for being out of control on the plane and bothering other passengers.

02/08/2014

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Hunters Flock To Waterfowl Symposium

An event Saturday afternoon brought hunters, outdoor lovers and natural resource managers to the Mall of America in Bloomington. The Waterfowl Symposium gives hunters and enthusiasts the chance to meet with waterfowl biologists and managers who represent conservation agencies. The focus of this year’s meeting was the blue-winged teal and wild rice, an important food for migrating waterfowl.

02/01/2014

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