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About 35,000 Apply For Section 8 Housing In The Metro

Numbers from the Metropolitan Council show that nearly 40,000 people applied last week seeking Section 8 housing in the metro area.

03/01/2015

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Officials: More Than 65 Heroin Distributors Charged Or Arrested In Bust Operation

State and federal officials announced Thursday that more than 65 heroin distributors have been arrested and/or charged with drug trafficking in Minnesota as part of a crackdown called “Operation Exile.”

04/17/2014

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Man Gets Life In Prison For Photo Shop Double Murder

The Minnesota man who killed a father and son inside their La Crosse, Wis. photo shop last fall has been sentenced to life in prison. Forty-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota was convicted in July for the killings of 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J.

09/03/2013

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Minn. Man Convicted In Wis. Double Murder

A jury convicted a Minnesota man Tuesday for the murders of a father and son inside a Wisconsin photography store.

07/30/2013

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Highly Potent Heroin Has Tight Grip On Metro

Heroin deaths in the Twin Cities are on pace to hit a new record this year. So far in 2013, 15 people have died from heroin overdose in Hennepin, Scott, and Dakota counties. It isn’t a new problem, but is far more dangerous than a few years ago.

06/06/2013

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Hwy 3 In Rice, Dakota County Re-Opened

Downed power lines have closed Highway 3 at the Rice and Dakota County line, said the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

05/15/2013

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Quirk In Health Law May Affect Some Native Americans In Minn.

A wrinkle in the federal Affordable Care Act that could affect tens of thousands of people who consider themselves Native Americans nationwide isn’t expected to hit many in Minnesota.

05/15/2013

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Governor’s Dog Slated For Surgery To Remove Tumor

Gov. Mark Dayton said over the weekend that his German Shepherd, Mesabi, was slated for surgery Monday to remove a tumor.

03/18/2013

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Dakota Men Hanged In 1862 To Be Honored In Mankato

About 150 Native Americans are expected in Mankato to honor the 38 Dakota men who were hanged in 1862.

12/26/2012

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DPS Releases List Of Top Drunk Driving Counties

Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.

11/19/2012

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More Than 250 Buffalo To Be Auctioned In S. Dakota

In the market for a pregnant buffalo? Then western South Dakota’s Custer State Park is the place to be Saturday.

11/16/2012

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Somber Ceremony To Honor Tragic Event In MN History

It was 150 years ago when about 1,700 Dakota women, children and elders were forced to march 150 miles to an internment camp at Fort Snelling State Park.

11/13/2012

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Best Ways To Celebrate Native American History

November’s Native American History Month, and it’s coinciding with the sesquicentennial of U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, giving all the more reason to learn more about the event and the people involved.

11/05/2012

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DNR: Burning Restrictions To Take Effect Sunday For 23 Counties

The Department of Natural Resources plans to put counties in central and southeastern Minnesota under tighter campfire and open burning restrictions starting Sunday.

10/05/2012

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The Spinners Are Coming To The Dakota!

The Spinners will be at the Dakota in downtown Minneapolis

08/14/2012

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Crime Lab Controversy Could Drop Drug Cases

A crime lab controversy could force prosecutors in three Twin Cities counties to drop cases against drug suspects.

08/01/2012

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Good Question: How Does A Lake Get Its Name?

This is the land of 10,000 lakes, or to be more specific, 11,842 lakes. And most of us don’t know how any of them got named.

07/31/2012

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Major Disaster Declared In 16 Areas In Minnesota

A federal disaster declaration has been issued for 13 Minnesota counties and three tribal nations after preliminary assessments showed recent floods and storms caused more than $108 million in damage.

07/06/2012

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June Storm & Flooding Damage = $108 Million

Thirteen Minnesota counties and three tribal nations have been declared major disaster areas, and are now eligible for federal public assistance.

07/06/2012

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History Center To Debut Dakota War Exhibit

The Minnesota History Center will open a new exhibit next month examining one of the toughest periods of the state’s past: the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.

05/28/2012

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Small St. Paul Shop Sells Guitars To The Stars

On a quiet St. Paul street corner, the sweet sounds of guitar chords ring simple and true. Willie’s American Guitars is a music magnet, attracting players from across the spectrum. Rock to country, beginners to legends.

05/18/2012

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State Patrol: Extra DWI Patrol This Weekend

The State Patrol will have extra DWI patrols on the roads this weekend.

05/04/2012

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S. Dakota Gun Show Re-Enactor Sentenced To Prison

An Old West gun battle re-enactor who wounded three onlookers when he fired live rounds instead of blanks at a South Dakota show was sentenced Monday to seven and a half years in prison.

04/09/2012

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Prosecutors Form Coalition To Fight Crime, Drug Abuse

Representatives from Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties got together Tuesday to talk about what they can do about the growing concern in the metro about prescription drug abuse.

02/28/2012

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Former House Dem Leader Lands Minn. Judgeship

Former Minnesota House Minority Leader Tom Pugh is headed for the judicial branch.

11/21/2011

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