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Army Corps Holds Meeting On Invasive Species

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the White House Council on Environmental Quality are hosting a public meeting in Bloomington to discuss options for preventing the spread of Asian carp and other invasive species between the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins.

01/27/2014

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Curiocity: Pizza Studio Brings Create-Your-Own Concept To MOA

The nation’s largest mall is adding yet another option for hungry shoppers. Pizza Studio, from the brains of Lloyd Sugarman (of the Johnny Rockets franchise), will open a new location at the Mall of America on Jan. 20.

01/13/2014

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MOA’s Nick Universe Offering Free Rides All Day

As Gov. Mark Dayton’s decision to mandate all public schools be closed for Monday, many parents may be left wondering how to keep their children busy this afternoon. One potential and thrifty option was just announced at the Mall of America, where the Nickelodeon Universe amusement park will be offering free rides all day.

01/06/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Colette Bistro And Bar

For 40 years, it’s been a hidden gem of the south suburbs. It’s a French restaurant inside a hotel, and Jason DeRusha went to check out Colette Bistro and Bar in Bloomington for his weekly segment DeRusha Eats.

12/28/2013

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Substitute Teacher Convicted Of Malicious Punishment

A substitute teacher at a Bloomington elementary school has been convicted of maliciously punishing students. Sixty-year-old Laura Avery was found guilty of four counts of malicious punishment of a child.

12/24/2013

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Preparations Underway For New Food Shelf In Bloomington

Workers are putting the final touches on a new and improved food shelf and service center in Bloomington. The group, Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, will open the facility on Jan. 6. Executive Director Susan Russell Freeman says their new digs will include a number of new features, including the creation of new programs to do more than just give people food.

12/23/2013

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Bloomington Teacher Convicted For Abusing 4 Students

A 60-year-old substitute teacher has been convicted of abusing four students at a Bloomington elementary school last December, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Monday.

12/23/2013

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Suspicious-Looking Box Prompts MSP Airport Shutdown

Authorities said at least part of Terminal 2 at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport was evacuated Friday morning after a report of a suspicious package in the ticketing area.

12/20/2013

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Thousands Expected To Sing ‘Clouds’ At MOA

Thousands of people are expected to gather at the Mall of America to mark the anniversary of the debut of a song written by a Minnesota teen who died of cancer. Zach Sobiech was 18 when he died from osteosarcoma in May.

12/04/2013

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MOA Offical: Money Toss Could Have Caused Injuries

The Twin Cities man who tossed1,000 $1 bills to strangers at the Mall of America on Black Friday says it was worth it. Apple Valley-resident Serge Vorobyov, 29, threw money from the third floor rotunda railing on Friday afternoon. The money fell down to a crowd that had gathered to listen to holiday music. When the performers starting singing “Let It Snow,” Vorobyov started tossing the cash. He told police he was going through a divorce and having financial problems. He only had $1,000 to his name.

12/02/2013

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Man Who Tossed $1,000 At MOA Tells His Story

Bloomington police cited a 29-year-old man for disorderly conduct for tossing 1,000 dollar bills over an upper floor railing at the Mall of America. Serge Vorobyov, of Apple Valley, admitted throwing the money as a choir performed “Let it Snow” on Friday.

12/01/2013

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Bloomington Tree Display To Benefit K-9 Cops

In the season where hundreds of homes are decorated with holiday displays, there’s one residence in Bloomington that always draws a crowd. An oak tree in Bob Little’s yard shines bright every year, attracting spectators from all over. In the light of day, an old oak tree may not inspire the holiday spirit. “There isn’t Santa Clauses moving, and things spinning, and red this and green that,” Little said.

11/29/2013

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MOA Reports Brisk Black Friday Business

Black Friday is the official start to the holiday shopping season, and it started earlier than ever — 8 p.m. at the Mall of America. A new report by the University of St. Thomas says this is the mall where most Minnesotans will do their holiday shopping. “We love the bonding experience, hanging out with each other,” said shopper Nicole Klinkhammer, who was at the mall Friday. There was a lot of buzz about starting Black Friday too early, but the Mall of America team says as long as people want to shop, they will be open. And it’s working out fine so far. They project a higher turn-out than last year, when the mall opened at midnight.

11/29/2013

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MOA Hosts 6th Annual Walk To End Hunger, Raises $305K

A Thanksgiving tradition returns Thursday with the sixth annual Walk to End Hunger inside the Mall of America. This year’s event has been expanded beyond its 5K family-fun walk to raise money for 12 Twin Cities area hunger-related charities.

11/28/2013

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Busy Day Expected For Thanksgiving Travelers

Thousands of people will be flying out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday as it’s one of the busiest traveling days of the year. Travelers are heading out all across the country to get to their Thanksgiving destinations and family gatherings.

11/27/2013

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