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Eco Experience At The State Fair

Besides being fun, the State Fair can be educational, and offer ways to save you money. And one thing people can learn about is how to lead more sustainable lives while improving the environment.

08/28/2012

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Mpls. Students Missing State Fair Due To Early Start

Many kids would’ve liked to spend Monday at the Minnesota State Fair, but some gave up their pronto pups and favorite foods on a stick for backpacks and text books.

08/27/2012

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Boy Scout Adventure Summit Offers New Fun For Kids

It’s an exhibit where fair-goers can learn everything they want to know about boy scouts. You can also go on a free interactive rope climbing course and there’s a zip line activity for kids.

08/27/2012

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Farm Babies Galore At Miracle Of Birth Center

Over 12 days, Minnesotans will see nearly 170 baby animals born at the Minnesota State Fair’s Miracle of Birth Center.

08/24/2012

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Newly Crowned Princess Kay Stays Cool For Face Carving

It’s a tradition of the Minnesota State Fair. Just hours after being crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way, a new “dairy queen” is getting her image carved in butter.

08/23/2012

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Hopkins 7th Graders Get iPads

Technology has become a big part of the classroom, and at a couple of schools this year it will be the center of attention.

08/23/2012

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Swine Flu Case Reported Days Before State Fair

Just a couple days out from the start of the Minnesota State Fair, officials have a confirmed case of the swine flu in the state.

08/21/2012

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Man Charged With 3 Counts Of Criminal Vehicular Homicide

A 21-year-old man from Norwood-Young America was charged with criminal vehicular homicide under the influence of alcohol on Monday, in connection with a weekend crash that killed three generations of a family.

08/20/2012

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Medical Examiner: Wis. Girl Died Of Accidental Drowning

A preliminary autopsy report determined that a 3-year-old girl, found dead Wednesday, died of accidental drowning, according to the Burnett County Medical Examiner.

08/16/2012

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Swine Flu Concerns Rise As State Fair Draws Near

There are some new concerns Wednesday morning regarding a new strain of swine flu that’s already sickened more than 160 people across the country this summer.

08/15/2012

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MOA Aquarium Celebrates ‘Shark Week’

You’re not going to need a bigger boat, but you are going to see plenty of jaws during Sea Life Minnesota aquarium’s Shark Week.

08/14/2012

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Campaign Trail Starts Today For Romney, Ryan

The campaign for the White House continues Monday morning. President Barack Obama is headed to Iowa to campaign, as is the Wisconsin man who Republican candidate Mitt Romney chose as his running mate.

08/13/2012

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Public Workers, Lawmakers In Heated Debate Over Raises At Capitol

A battle is underway at the State Capitol between public workers who say they need a raise and lawmakers who wonder if the state can afford it.

08/09/2012

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Stillwater Lake Closed After Boy Dies From Amoeba

A Twin Cities lake is closed Wednesday while officials investigate a boy’s death. The Health Department says he likely died from a rare brain infection called amoebic meningitis.

08/08/2012

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Police Working To Make Lake Street Light Rail Safer

Crime is a serious issue at one stop on the light rail. And police have a new tactic to stop it.

08/07/2012

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Chief: Officer Shot At Sikh Temple Still Critical

The police chief of a Wisconsin city where a gunman opened fire at a Sikh temple says the suspect shot the first officer on the scene eight to nine times with a handgun at close range.

08/06/2012

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Police: 1 Dead, 2 Hurt After Triple Shooting In Minneapolis

One person was killed and two others were hurt in a triple shooting on the north side of Minneapolis overnight, according to police.

08/02/2012

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Bridge Collapse Victims Reflect On Tragedy And Loss

It was a day of tragedy that forever changed Minnesota. Five years ago Wednesday, the 35W bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis collapsed, killing 13 people and injuring 145 others.

08/01/2012

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Report: Mpls. Fire Dept. Working Well With Less, But Faces Challenges

A new comprehensive report is helping the Minneapolis Fire Department plan for its future. For the last year, Emergency Services Consulting International (ESCI) has taken a close look at all areas of the department.

07/30/2012

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Man Accused Of Murdering 3 Daughters Appears In Court

A River Falls Police dispatcher says the mother of three slain children was hysterical when she called for help.

07/24/2012

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Cop’s Lawyer Releases Video Of Alleged Brutality

In a rare move, the lawyer defending a Minneapolis police officer charged with 1st degree assault is releasing the surveillance video he believes will clear his client.

07/18/2012

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Cars, Sidewalks Covered In Mayfly Bugs In Hastings

Millions of dead mayflies created an incredible mess on several streets in Hastings Monday morning.

07/16/2012

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Minn. Business Owner Goes Green, Gets Paid By Energy Company

One business owner is reaping the benefits of going green.

07/13/2012

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Duluth Zoo Reopens To Visitors Following Floods

Nearly a month after flooding washed out much of the Northland, a Duluth zoo is celebrating a big step forward.

07/13/2012

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Wis. Father Faces Charges Of Killing 3 Daughters

Formal criminal charges are pending against the father of three girls found dead in their home in River Falls, Wis. on Tuesday, police said.

07/11/2012

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