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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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Wrong-Way Driver Crashes On I-494 During Police Chase

Authorities said a driver crashed Sunday afternoon after leading police on a chase going to the wrong direction on Interstate 494 in Bloomington.

06/15/2014

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Families Escape From Andover, Bloomington House Fires

Fire ripped through two homes in the metro early Saturday. A fire in Andover happened on the 13,000 block of Martin Street, according to Andover Fire officials.

06/14/2014

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Former Hospital CEO Accused Again Of Soliciting Prostitution

Bloomington Police arrested 16 people in a recent prostitution sting, including the former CEO of a Twin Cities hospital. David Cress, 64, was among the 15 men and one woman arrested on Tuesday. North Memorial Medical Center cut ties with Cress after police arrested him in a prostitution sting in Richfield four years ago.

06/06/2014

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Man Accused Of Trying To Rape Vulnerable Woman In Walgreens

A Bloomington man is behind bars accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a Walgreen’s bathroom. Police arrested 23-year old Jonathan Day on Monday night at his apartment.

06/06/2014

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‘The Beatles’ Exhibit Coming To Mall Of America

The legacy left by The Beatles is living on right in the heart of the Twin Cities starting this week and hanging around for most of the summer. Officials announced Tuesday that “The Beatles!,” a traveling exhibition put together by the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, will be making a stop at the Mall of America this summer.

06/03/2014

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‘Claws’ Exhibit At Sea Life Aquarium Starts This Month

The Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America has a new exhibit opening this month. It’s called “Claws,” and we went inside to get a look at what’s to come. The exhibit will feature a variety of different crabs, everything from smaller crabs to larger species.

06/02/2014

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

The future looks like it will be filled with virtual reality. Developers at The Nerdery in Bloomington have been tinkering with a device called the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset initially designed for video games. You might have heard of it after Facebook acquired its maker for $2 billion.

05/28/2014

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Golf Courses Embrace New Games To Attract Business

This spring, there’s a new option for golf. Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center in Bloomington, Minn. will open up its new footgolf course on Saturday as a proactive approach to the declining interest in the game. In recent years, many golfers have put their clubs aside because the game isn’t easy or cheap.

05/23/2014

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Bud Grant Plans His ‘Last And Best’ Garage Sale

Legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant celebrated his 87th birthday Tuesday. What he’s doing for the next three days is almost like a gift to fans. He’s putting several of his family’s personal items up for sale, including mementos from his Hall of Fame coaching career.

05/20/2014

Star Trek

MOA’s New ‘Star Trek’ Exhibit Boldly Goes, Etc.

The Mall of America is ready to help Twin Cities residents and visitors alike boldly go where no man has gone before. The mall is unveiling “Star Trek: The Exhibition” this Friday, and Edward Moody was there Wednesday morning to make a fresh notation in his captain’s log.

05/14/2014

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Mall Of America To Feature Minnesota Photos

The Mall of America will feature more than 200 photos of Minnesota in the “Capture Minnesota” photography exhibit. The exhibit opens Friday in the Bloomington mall’s rotunda and runs through Sunday.

05/14/2014

Star Trek

Star Trek Exhibition Coming To Mall of America

Fans of “Star Trek” will be out of this world when “Star Trek: The Exhibition” opens at the Mall of America. The exhibit opens a six-month run at the Bloomington megamall on Friday. Visitors can view one of the largest collections of “Star Trek” artifacts and information on public display.

05/10/2014

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English Teacher Named Minnesota’s Teacher Of The Year

An English teacher who teaches classes in Minneapolis and Crystal has been named Minnesota’s teacher of the year for 2014. Thomas Rademacher has taught at the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School since 2006. The K-12 school has campuses in downtown Minneapolis and in Crystal.

05/04/2014

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Laura Sobiech Pens Book On Son’s Battle With Cancer

One year ago this month, Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” was the No. 1 song on the iTunes chart. “Clouds” was released in December 2012, six months after doctors told Sobiech he had less than a year to live.

05/01/2014

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MOA Shoppers Can Soon Zip Line Across The Mall

If walking across the massive Mall of America in Bloomington is too strenuous for you, no need to worry, a new zip line can help you get moving. Crews at MOA are installing two zip lines the stretches across Nickelodeon Universe. The zip line starts 55 feet up above the Dutchman’s Deck ropes course.

04/30/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Barefoot Hiking

Sturdy boots are usually considered key to a long, safe hiking trip. But some hikers strip off all the foot protection to fully appreciate the ground they walk on.

04/27/2014

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