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Nonprofit Offers Auto Repair For Those In Need

Tucked inside of Dan’s Car Wash in Minneapolis on 59th and Nicollet, is a small auto repair shop with a bare bones crew. A volunteer receptionist and two mechanics with a mission to fix cars and to give folks like Judy Hegrenes a lift in life.

12/09/2013

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6-Year-Old In St. Louis Pond Accident Making Big Progress

One of the children involved in a deadly pond accident in St. Louis Park, Minn. is taking a big step towards recovery. Six-year-old Zarihana Rennie is expected to have her breathing tube removed on Monday. Her mother, Shaniece Thompson, sees it as a sign that her daughter’s health is improving.

12/09/2013

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Driver May Have Overcorrected In St. Louis Park Pond Ax

More details are being released regarding the investigation into a St. Louis Park accident that left five kids stuck in a car underwater for as long as 40 minutes. Two of those kids died and three others remain hospitalized.

12/03/2013

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Man Charged With 2nd Murder, Hiding Body In Car Trunk

A man accused of killing a St. Paul woman and putting her body in the trunk of a car now faces charges in another murder case. Eighteen-year-old Brittany Clardy was found in a car hidden under blankets at an impound lot in Columbia Heights last February.

11/22/2013

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Good Question: What Are The Car Seat Laws?

The rules for car and booster seats can be confusing for any parent. Car seat laws vary by state. So what are the car seat laws and how do you know when your child should switch from a car seat to a seatbelt? Good Question.

11/21/2013

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Good Question: What Do You Need In Your Car To Survive Winter Storms?

Every winter, Minnesotans accidently find themselves stuck in the snow — sometimes for hours, but even for days. It happened to one Wisconsin couple vacationing in Wyoming last week. They were rescued after six days trapped in their car that was stuck in the snow. A rancher found them yesterday morning and took them to safety.

11/05/2013

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10-25-13 Ron Schara On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is the Minnesota Moose population declining?

10/25/2013

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21-Year-Old Honored At Citizen Awards: ‘He’s Our Hero, You Bet’

A Minnesota woman still recovering from the accident that almost killed her, got to say thanks to the man who saved her Thursday night at the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office 2013 Citizen Awards. Nancy Breberg has trouble breathing due to when her car slid off the road and ended up in frigid water back in January.

10/24/2013

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Police: 2 Juveniles Arrested For Theft & Possibly Creating An Explosive Device

Elk River police have arrested two juveniles after they believe the duo was involved in burglary, theft and even possibly creating a homemade explosive device. According to sheriff Joel Brott, investigators observed one juvenile leave the residence in a car, which was later determined to be stolen.

10/18/2013

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St. Paul Man Charged For Crash That Severely Injured 2 Girls

A 47-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday in Washington County in connection with a Lake Elmo crash that severely injured two young women. Washington County Attorney Pete Orput said Jon Ross Wentz faces eight felonies of criminal vehicular operation causing great bodily harm involving negligence, blood alcohol and controlled substances in his system.

08/23/2013

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Sideways-Turning Wheels Make Parallel Parking A Breeze

If you have trouble parallel parking, then this car is for you. This electric car’s wheels turn 90 degrees sideways to parallel park. It’s a first of it’s kind, and is a joint project between engineers in New Zealand and China.

07/31/2013

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Mpls Cops: Help ID This Car In Connection With Homicide

Police said they need the public’s help in identifying a vehicle that was known to have been in the area of where a homicide took place Monday night. Minneapolis police believe it’s a Mercury Grand Marquis, or a Ford Crown Victoria with a custom paint job in medium powder blue. The car has no hub caps, and the photos taken of the vehicle were from a security camera in the area of the shooting.

07/30/2013

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1 Dead After Scooter, Car Collide In Red Wing

One person is dead after colliding with a vehicle on Highway 61 in Red Wing, according to authorities. The Minnesota State Patrol said the accident happened around 6 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Highway 61 and Hill Street.

07/24/2013

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Memorial Fund Established For Wis. Boy Found In Car

A memorial fund has been set up for the 2-year-old boy whose body was found in a car trunk after he’d been missing in western Wisconsin for more than a day.

07/21/2013

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Pastor: Boy Found In Trunk Had Keys With Him

A 2-year-old Wisconsin boy who was found dead in the trunk of a car had the key to the vehicle with him, the family’s pastor said Saturday. Isaiah Theis had that key and several others sets of keys with him when a deputy found his body Wednesday night, the Rev. Rick Van Gundy told The Associated Press.

07/20/2013

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Cops: Pedestrian Hit, Killed Outside St. Croix Casino

Police are investigating after a car hit and killed a 79-year-old pedestrian Friday night in front of the St. Croix Casino in Wisconsin. According to the Turtle Lake Police Department, Donald P. Hatalla, of Turtle Lake, died on the scene after a truck driven by 74-year-old Kenneth L. Bonner of Alemna hit him at about 10:16 p.m. Friday.

06/29/2013

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New Hope Police: Man Found Dead In Car With Gunshot Wounds

New Hope police are investigating after finding a dead body inside a car late Thursday night. According to the New Hope Police Department, the victim was discovered at 8:30 p.m. on the 7600 block of Bass Lake Road.

06/28/2013

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Stillwater Life Bridge Now Open To Car, Boat Traffic

The Stillwater Lift Bridge has opened to both car and boat traffic sooner than expected, the Department of Transportation announced Wednesday. The bridge resumed its normal lift schedule at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

06/19/2013

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2 Boston Parking Spots Go For $560K

Parking can be very expensive in metro areas, but you won’t believe how much one woman was willing to pay. Two parking spots were being auctioned off in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood, after they were seized by the IRS for back taxes.

06/14/2013

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Experts Weigh In After Baby Dies While Left In Car

The death of a baby in Moorhead, who was left in a hot car, has many wondering how and why such a thing could happen. Nationally, about 38 children die while trapped in hot vehicles, according to the group Kids and Cars.

06/12/2013

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Father Mourns Loss Of Child From Distracted Driving Accident

Vijay Dixit is comforted sitting in a memorial garden created in his daughter’s honor. Shreya was 19 and a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was coming home with a friend who was driving. The driver crashed.

06/12/2013

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ME: Woman Found In Trunk Of Car Died From ‘Unspecified’ Homicide

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says the 24-year-old Georgia woman found dead in a trunk last month died as a result of “homicide by unspecified means.” The medical examiner confirmed the body was that of Klaressa Lorayne Cook, of Gaynesville, Ga.

06/05/2013

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Police: NE Mpls Shooting Kills 1

Minneapolis Police are investigating a deadly shooting at an early Saturday morning party. The call came in about 4:30 a.m. on the 2400 block of Washington Street in northeast Minneapolis. Police said a man in his 20s was shot mulitple times while sitting in his vehicle.

06/01/2013

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Classic Cars On Display At Inaugural Concours d’Elegance

With the summer months almost upon us, classic car shows will be scheduled all over the state. And this weekend in Excelsior, 100 vehicles will take center stage with the 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance.

06/01/2013

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Help Prevent Break-Ins, Don’t Leave Valuables In Your Car

Take your valuables out of your car before you head to the lake, park or to a Twins game. Last year, Minneapolis police dealt with nearly 4,000 car break-ins, and they say there have been 1,200 so far this year.

05/30/2013

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