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‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Planning Protest At MOA Saturday

A protest is in the works that could potentially disrupt a busy final holiday shopping weekend at Mall of America. It’s part of the national “Black Lives Matter” movement in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men, including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/18/2014

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Police: Man Arrested In Bloomington Stabbing

Police have arrested a man in connection with a gas station stabbing in the Twin Cities area. Police say they received a tip Wednesday from someone who saw surveillance video of the suspect in his 40s on a news story.

12/11/2014

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Bemidji Police Investigate Bloomington Student’s Death

A 20-year-old Bloomington woman has died after being found unconscious in Bemidji Wednesday morning. Police say Sandra Lommen was found lying in a wooded area near 10th Street Northwest and Rice Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Emergency crews say she showed signs of hypothermia and intoxication.

12/10/2014

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Bloomington Gas Station Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Bloomington Police have arrested a 44-year-old man in connection with the stabbing of a gas station employee Sunday. Pharoh Atteff Merritt of Bloomington was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of stabbing a 22-year-old worker at the BP gas station at 7801 Portland Ave on Sunday night, according to police.

12/10/2014

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Bloomington Police Seek Help IDing Stabbing Suspect

Bloomington police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stabbed a gas station employee following an argument.

12/08/2014

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Health Experts Stay MSP Airport Is 15th Healthiest In Nation

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is one of the better choices in the country for healthy eating options, according to a report released by Harvard University. The report says that nearly 70 percent of the airport’s 70 food venues offer at least one cholesterol-free, plant-based, fiber-packed meal.

12/05/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Jewelry Designer Jen Scheffler

Hobbies usually fill our time between work hours. But what if a hobby turns into a job? Jen Scheffler had it happen.

12/03/2014

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Saint Grand Makes First Donation Of Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving in our rear-view mirror, we’ve entered the holiday season and with it comes a drive to give to charity. For the fourth straight year, anonymous donor “Saint Grand” made their first donation of the season over the weekend.

12/01/2014

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Sen. Klobuchar Presents WWII Vet With French Honor

Private Jim Carroll was given the highest decoration France can bestow on a foreign citizen for his service and sacrifice in Western Europe during World War II.

11/30/2014

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Minnesota WWII Vet To Receive French Honor

A World War II veteran from Minnesota is about to receive the highest decoration France can present to a foreign citizen.

11/28/2014

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Patrol: Teen Injured After Maserati Rolls On Wet Highway

A 17-year-old from Bloomington suffered injuries over the weekend after rolling a Maserati on a wet highway in the southwest metro.

11/24/2014

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Spectacular Lit-Up Oak Tree Could Soon Go Dark

One home in Bloomington is known nationally for its Christmas lights. This week, Bob and Julie Little will turn on the 39,000 lights wrapped around a tall oak.

11/22/2014

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College Program For Developmentally-Delayed Adults Sees Strong Start

In its first year, Bloomington-based Beyond Limits is already off to a great start. The two-year college is designed to help developmentally delayed young adults learn valuable life skills.

11/19/2014

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WCCO Radio Raises More Than $273K For Union Gospel Mission

The team at WCCO Radio 830 AM had a record day Tuesday, raising money at the Mall of America for the Union Gospel Mission. Last year, must more than $200,000 was raised to help provide meals for struggling families in the Twin Cities.

11/19/2014

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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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