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After A Violent Weekend, Mpls. Community Members Ask For More To Be Done

Two families are now planning funerals after a violent weekend in Minneapolis, while others are questioning whether enough is being done to prevent crime. “It’s something that needs to stop as soon as possible,” community and peace activist K.G. Wilson, from North Minneapolis, said. Two separate shootings in North Minneapolis over the holiday weekend left one woman and one man dead.

07/06/2014

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Man Found Dead In Mpls. Identified, Death Ruled Accidental

Minneapolis Police say the death of a man once ruled “suspicious” in nature has now been determined to be accidental. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office concluded their investigation on Wednesday into the death of a man found on the 1600 block of South Sixth Street.

05/15/2014

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Woman Found Dead In St. Paul Apartment

Police are investigating the death of a St. Paul woman Saturday night. St. Paul police said they responded to a call of an unresponsive female at 5:35 p.m. Saturday in the 1400 block of Minnehaha Avenue East.

05/10/2014

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Man Dies After Canoe Capsizes On Madison Lake

A 39-year-old man is dead after the canoe he was traveling in capsized, according to authorities.

04/20/2014

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Former GOP State Rep. Smith Dies

A son of former state Rep. Steve Smith of Mound says the Minnesota Republican has died.

04/07/2014

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Eagan Woman, 66, Sentenced In Child’s Day Care Death

An Eagan day care provider has been sentenced in the death of 3-month-old child. On Thursday, Beverly Anne Greenagel of Eagan was sentenced to 45 days in jail and 10 years of probation in connection with the death of Dane Joseph Ablidinger while she was in Greenagel’s care at her home day care facility.

03/20/2014

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Former 2nd Lady Joan Mondale Dies At Age 83

Joan Mondale, the wife of former Vice President Walter Mondale, has died. Officials at Westminster Presbyterian Church said she died Monday afternoon. She was 83.

02/03/2014

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Victim Shot After Letting Man In Mpls. Home

A 69-year-old Minneapolis man who thought he was saving another man’s life when he let him into his home was instead shot in the head and killed, according to the victim’s family and police reports.

02/02/2014

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Twin Cities Drug Abuse Expert Reacts To Hoffman’s Death

The news of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman’s untimely death sent a shock wave through social media Sunday — and re-opened the dialogue of drug abuse and addiction.

02/02/2014

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Maple Grove Man Dies In Snowmobile Crash

Authorities say a Maple Grove man has died in a snowmobile crash near Burtrum in Todd County of central Minnesota.

01/19/2014

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Man Arrested In MN Pleads Not Guilty In Wife’s ’97 Death

A former University of Iowa researcher has pleaded not guilty to killing his wife in 1997. John Richard Bloomfield entered the plea in writing Thursday. The filing waived his right to an in-person arraignment hearing, which had been scheduled for Friday.

01/02/2014

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‘Threshold Choir’ Performs Songs Of Comfort For People Near The End

What would your soundtrack be at the end? The pain and sorrow that comes with the end of a life can be too much to handle at times. But a group of singers in the Twin Cities get together for that very purpose. The Morning Star Singers are what is known as a “threshold choir,” a group of singers that literally comfort someone who’s on his or her deathbed. Group founder Barbara McAfee says they sing for people in poor health, people who are depressed and those who are nearing the end of life.

12/20/2013

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Chisago Grand Jury Indicts Man In Jelinek’s Death

A Chisago County grand jury has indicted 29-year-old Aaron Jude Schnagl on third-degree murder charges in the death of Danielle Jelinek. Jelinek was 27 years old when she went missing on Dec. 9, 2012.

12/16/2013

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‘Eternal Ware’ An Alternative To Cremation Urns

When we lose a loved one, we often look for ways to honor their life. One Twin Cities couple has found a unique way to memorialize a family member after death. Ron and Carole Javner opened Eternal Ware in Newport, where they offer a unique pottery memorial to grieving families. For Ron, pottery has always been a passion. “It’s an interesting form of art,” Ron said.

12/14/2013

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Boy, 12, Dies During Basketball Game In Baxter

A 12-year-old Grand Rapids, Minn. boy died after suffering cardiac arrest during a basketball game in Baxter, Minn. Thursday afternoon. Baxter police said he was participating in a 7th grade boys basketball game when he entered cardiac arrest.

12/06/2013

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