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Target Fires President Of Canadian Operations

Target has fired the president of its troubled Canadian operations, Tony Fisher, and is replacing him with a 15-year U.S. company veteran. The executive shakeup in Canada comes two weeks after the abrupt resignation of Target’s CEO and Chairman Gregg Steinhafel.

05/20/2014

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More Trains Carrying Oil Causes MN Grain Shortage

A boom in using trains to ship oil to Minnesota could cause a shortage at the breakfast table. The Wall Street Journal reports that Canada is months behind in grain shipments, as railroads have been shipping more oil instead.

03/03/2014

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Canada Beats US 1-0 To Reach Gold-Medal Game

Jamie Benn scored in the second period, Carey Price made 31 saves, and Canada beat the United States 1-0 Friday night in the semifinals of the Olympic men’s hockey tournament. Canada advanced to the gold-medal match Sunday against Sweden, which beat Finland 2-1 in the earlier semifinal at Bolshoy Ice Dome.

02/21/2014

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Canada Women Beat U.S. 3-2 In OT For Olympic Gold

Marie-Philip Poulin scored twice for the second straight Olympic gold medal game and Canada beat the United States 3-2 in overtime on Thursday for its fourth consecutive title. Canada trailed 2-0 before Brianne Jenner and Poulin scored in the final 3:26 of regulation, and Poulin had the game-winner with a power play goal at 8:10 of overtime.

02/20/2014

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Enhanced IDs To Ease Re-Entry From Canada, Mexico

Minnesota residents can now apply for enhanced driver’s licenses or identification cards that will make it easier to go back and forth between the U.S. and certain countries. The licenses can be used to re-enter the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean.

02/12/2014

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Xcel Asks Customers To Turn Down Natural Gas Heat

Xcel Energy is asking certain natural gas customers, in three states, to turn down their heat. The request comes after a natural gas pipeline exploded in Canada Saturday morning.

01/26/2014

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Plenty Of Fun Activities For These Subzero Days

The chilly temperatures are keeping many Minnesotans indoors during this winter break. Families might be feeling a little stir crazy, but there are several activities out there happening around town to keep the kids busy. For a taste of the tropics, many are flocking to the Como Park Conservatory in St. Paul, where it’s often 75 degrees and humid.

12/30/2013

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US Women Beat Canada 3-2 In Pre-Olympic Match In St. Paul

Hilary Knight scored the lone shootout goal and the United States women’s hockey team beat Canada 3-2 on Saturday in a pre-Olympic exhibition game. Jessie Vetter stopped all three Canadian shootout attempts. Kelli Stack and Alex Carpenter scored for the United States in regulation, and Meghan Acosta-Marciano and Marie-Philip Poulin countered for Canada. Canada rallied to tie it in the third period.

12/28/2013

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Man Behind We Day Has Big Expectations For Minn. Kids

Spend some time with Free the Children founder Craig Kielburger, and you can feel the 30-year-old Canadian activist’s passion.

10/07/2013

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St. Thomas Grads Kick Soccer Ball Across Minn.

Soccer is gaining popularity throughout Minnesota and the country. Now some local guys are kicking a soccer ball across the state to promote the sport. Two weeks ago, Alex Daley and Matt Scott started dribbling a soccer ball from the Canadian border in International Falls and began to travel south.

06/09/2013

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Woman Recalls Tragic Canoe Trip That Took Her Husband’s Life

An anniversary canoe trip to the boundary waters turned tragic for a Minnetonka couple. Dick and Elaine Barber had paddled into the Basswood River rapids before, but this time the water was high and fast and the canoe they were in tipped over.

06/07/2013

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Minnesota, Canada To Provide Mutual Emergency Aid

Gov. Mark Dayton has signed a compact that will allow Minnesota and some Canadian provinces to request and provide mutual aid to each other in the event of emergencies.

05/28/2013

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Border Entry Fee Study Sparks Northern Opposition

By Michael Hill’s estimation, 90 percent of the people pumping gas at his station just south of the U.S.-Canada border in Washington state are Canadians.

05/27/2013

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MN Man Impersonates Pink Floyd Singer For 100K In Healthcare

Police say a Minnesota man posed as a rock star — British accent and all — to get as much as $100,000 in medical treatment.

05/01/2013

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 9: ‘Antiviral’

Canadian auteur David Cronenberg spent most of his career honing an idiosyncratic brand of cinema, label by critics as “body horror.” With films like “Videodrome” and “The Fly,” many of Cronenberg’s protagonists found themselves fighting an enemy within themselves, and usually with putrid and dire outcomes.

04/19/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Superior Surfing

In the dead of winter, Hawaii might seem like the only place for Minnesotans to hang ten. But a few times each year: The southeast winds blow in up from Canada kicking up the perfect waves on Lake Superior.

03/04/2013

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Will Pennies Soon Be A Thing Of The Past?

There was a time not that many years ago when a penny found resting on a sidewalk was quickly snatched up and put into a pocket.

02/05/2013

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Sold-Out Crowd Greets Wild At Opener

The Minnesota Wild dropped the puck for their opener at a sold out Xcel Energy Center Saturday night, with an attendance number of 19,298 – the 6th largest crowd in Wild history.

01/19/2013

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REWIND: It’s Carly Rae Jepsen’s World

The GRAMMYs’ Song of the Year category honors the very best in songwriting — and for the 55th Annual Awards, that includes the Canadian team who penned Carly Rae Jepsen’s“Call Me Maybe.” What you may […]

01/14/2013

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Best Of Minnesota: Skiing Area

Thousands of votes came in over the last couple of weeks, as we tried to find the best ski area in the state. Places a little closer to metro like Wild Mountain got huge support on Facebook. But the spot with the most votes lies just an hour from the Canadian border — Lutsen Mountains on Lake Superior’s North Shore.

01/12/2013

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Hundreds Attend Native American Protest At MOA

The group Idle No More held a major gathering early Saturday evening at the Mall of America. Idle is a protest movement focusing on the rights and interests of the First Nations peoples of Canada and Native Americans.

12/29/2012

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Canadian Archbishop Urges Minnesotans: ‘Vote Yes’

A religious leader from Canada visited the Twin Cities Monday to speak out against gay marriage. The Archbishop of Ottawa spoke at the University of St. Thomas, where the Minnesota Catholic Conference is underway.

10/08/2012

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Reality Check: Americans For Prosperity Health Care Ad

Americans for Prosperity says WCCO-TV was wrong to characterize the group’s ad as “based on a false premise: that the new healthcare law creates a government-run system.”

09/12/2012

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2 Minnesotans Hurt In Canadian Small Plane Crash

Two Minnesotans have been seriously injured when their small plane crashed trying to take off in Canada.

08/01/2012

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Rookie Diamond Keeps Shining For Twins

Scott Diamond grew up in Canada, seemingly destined to become a pitcher.

06/11/2012

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