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4 Things To Know From July 3, 2015

From increased security for major Fourth Of July event to heavy traffic expectations, here are the four stories to know for Friday, July 3.

07/03/2015

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Minn. Woman Recounts 1968 Plane Hijacking Ordeal

Long before 9/11 increased airport security, there were a number of hijackings in the late 1960s and early 70s. Most of the hijackers forced pilots to land in Cuba after the U.S. banned travel to the country. A Minnesota woman and her 15-month-old daughter were on one of those flights nearly 50 years ago.

06/30/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra To Perform ‘Celebrate Cuba!’ Concert

The Minnesota Orchestra is continuing its musical exchange with Cuba. After performing in Havana in May, the orchestra is holding a “Celebrate Cuba!” concert next month.

06/20/2015

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Sen. Franken Part Of Delegation Headed To Cuba

Minnesota U.S. Sen. Al Franken will travel to Cuba this weekend. He’ll be part of a congressional delegation that will explore ways the U.S. and Cuba can expand trade opportunities.

05/22/2015

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4 Things To Know: Letterman Signs Off, Cuba Relations & More

Here are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, May 21. They include a powerful signoff from late night’s longest running host, and some shocking new statistics about smart phone use while driving.

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra, Vanska Extend Contracts

The Minnesota Orchestra is announcing contract extensions for music director Osmo Vanska and its musicians.

05/19/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Plays In Cuba For 1st Time Since 1930

The Minnesota Orchestra is making history this weekend, becoming the first U.S. orchestra to play in Cuba since the announcement to renew relations with the country. The orchestra performed Friday night in a packed Havana theater of 2,000 people as part of their International Cuba-Disco Festival.

05/16/2015

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Classical Cuba: Minnesota Orchestra Playing 2 Havana Nights

The Minnesota Orchestra is getting ready to make history. Friday night is their first of two concerts in Cuba.

05/15/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Arrives In Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra has made it to Cuba. After 50 years of embargo, this historic five-day trip will make them the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans to restore relations.

05/14/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Preps For Trip To Cuba

Wednesday morning, a big group of Minnesotans will board a flight from Minneapolis and head to Havana, Cuba. The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since President Obama announced plans to restore relations with the country in December.

05/12/2015

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Trip To Cuba Represents Minnesota Orchestra’s Revival

When the Minnesota Orchestra plays in Cuba this week, the visit will not only symbolize the reopening of relations between the United States and the Communist nation, but also healing for an acclaimed ensemble that was “almost destroyed” by a long and bitter lockout.

05/09/2015

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Minnesota Orchestra Returns To Cuba, First Visit Since 1930

The Minnesota Orchestra is preparing to make its first visit to Cuba in 85 years. The orchestra, led by music director Osmo Vanska, will perform two concerts next week at the International Cubadisco Festival.

05/05/2015

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4 Things To Know: Midwest Tornadoes, Apple Watch & More

These are the four things you need to know about from Friday, April 10. They include a series of violent storms and a story reaction to Bert Blyleven’s tweets about Detroit.

04/10/2015

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Women’s Advocates Co-Founder Killed In Cuba Crash

Details of the crash aren’t known, but Executive Director Babette Jamison confirmed that Sharon Rice Vaughan was struck by a vehicle while in Cuba and died from her injuries.

03/26/2015

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Bill Would Boost Marketing Of Agriculture Exports To Cuba

Seeking to fan agriculture exports to Cuba, a Minnesota House panel took initial steps Tuesday to spend state money on promoting the shipment of goods to the island nation amid improving relations with the United States. The bipartisan bill that the House Agriculture Finance Committee kept in the budget mix would designate $100,000 to promote marketing exports to Cuba.

03/03/2015

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Bill Would Boost Marketing Of Agriculture Exports To Cuba

Talk of a new Minnesota trade mission to Cuba is in the air. The House Agriculture Finance Committee kept a bill in the mix Tuesday that would designate $100,000 to promote agriculture exports to Cuba. Its sponsor says half of that could defray costs from a state trade trip to the island nation.

03/03/2015

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Klobuchar: Cuba Holds Economic Opportunity For Minn.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to lift the Cuba trade embargo. She just got back from a visit to the island country, and at a summit Monday morning in St. Paul, the Democrat talked about how ending the embargo could help farmers and businesses here.

02/23/2015

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PODCAST PAGE-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 2-19-15

Amy Klobuchar on the Anti-Terror Summit and how cold was it in CRANE LAKE-Click the link above to head to the Podcast Page!

02/19/2015

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Klobuchar, In Cuba, Says Opportunity For Minnesota

Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the Cuba market is ripe for increased exports from Minnesota farms and businesses. The Democratic senator was part of a Senate delegation visiting the island nation this week to talk about expanding trade relationships.

02/17/2015

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Minn. Orchestra To Perform 2 Concerts In Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since the recent push to reestablish diplomatic relations, the orchestra announced Thursday.

02/12/2015

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Pope’s Climate-Change Stand Deepens Conservatives’ Distrust

Conservative distrust of Pope Francis, which has been building in the U.S. throughout his pontificate, is reaching a boiling point over his plan to urge action on climate change.

01/21/2015

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Top Ten International Stories Of 2014

The disappearance of a plane carrying hundreds, the fall of an iconic comedian, and the rise of a brutal terror group are just some of the biggest news stories of the year. Here are CBS Local’s top ten news stories of 2014.

12/23/2014

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2014 In Review: Top National Headlines

To look back on the headlines of the past year is to see conflict, war, disease, protest, a startling scientific achievement, and the death of a man who brought joy to countless people. 2014 was also an election year, and it brought change in political power, as well as a more lenient approach to marijuana in some communities.

12/21/2014

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Talking Points: Bachmann Leaving Congress, Not Politics

After 8 years in Congress, one of Minnesota’s best known political figures is leaving office. But Rep. Michele Bachmann isn’t leaving quietly.

12/21/2014

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Traveling To Cuba: What You Need To Know

Travel to Cuba from America has been expanded upon due to a new presidential policy. Find out how this foreign policy shift will effect future travel.

12/19/2014

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