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Terrorists’ Twitter Feed Targeting Mpls. Men & Women

An international terror group is once again targeting young Somali men and women in the Twin Cities. This time the group is using social media to get them to travel to Somalia to fight.

08/06/2013

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St. Paul Man Sentenced For Role In Car-Surfing Death

A St. Paul man was sentenced Wednesday for his role in a “car surfing” accident in August 2012 that killed 21-year-old Shawn Swanson, also of St. Paul. Cole T. Fohrenkamm, 22, was sentenced for reckless driving and will serve three years of probation, 30 days in jail and will complete 300 hours of community service after the incident that took place last year near Oakland, Wis. One-quarter of Fohrenkamm’s community service has to involve educating others about the dangers of drinking and alcohol.

07/31/2013

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Boy Killed In Swimming Accident In N. MN ID’d

Sheriff’s officials have released the name of a 14-year-old boy who died in a swimming accident in Voyageurs National Park in northern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say Briggs Anderson of Fergus Falls was with a church group touring Rainy Lake by houseboat when the accident happened Monday evening.

07/30/2013

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Minn. Woman Killed By Falling Tree Is Identified

The woman killed by a falling tree in Eden Prairie Saturday evening has been identified. According to her 18-year-old daughter Lindsay, 56-year-old Nina Mackay had a passion for her two children, love for her dogs and a strong affinity for Post-It Notes. “You look up on the counter and you just see like this, this, this…they’re everywhere,” Lindsay said. “Every time I woke up, there’d be a note next to my bed.”

07/06/2013

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Police ID The 24-Year-Old Motorcyclist Who Crashed Into SUV, Died

The 24-year-old motorcyclist that died Thursday afternoon in northeastern Minnesota has been identified as Benjamin Scott Jones, authorities say. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, Jones, a Rice Lake Township resident, was traveling north on Rice Lake Road on his motorcycle when he attempted to pass an SUV, also traveling northbound, as it made a left turn.

07/05/2013

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Bicyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run In Minneapolis

A 24-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle while she was riding her bicycle has died — and police are still looking for the driver who sped from the scene. Minneapolis police say the woman was riding at the intersection of 28th and Pleasant Avenue South on Wednesday night when a vehicle sped through a stop sign, with its headlights off, and hit her.

07/05/2013

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WI Patrol: 17-Year-Old Girl Ejected From Rollover Crash, Dies

A 17-year-old Wisconsin girl died Thursday morning after she was ejected from her car as it rolled over near Bloomer, Wis., authorities say. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Shayla Story, of Bloomer, was traveling southbound on STH 40 around a curve when she rolled over at about 10:41 a.m.

07/04/2013

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Police: 24-Year-Old Motorcyclist Crashes Into SUV, Dies

A 24-year-old motorcyclist died Thursday afternoon in northeastern Minnesota, authorities say. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, a 24-year-old Rice Lake Township resident was traveling north on Rice Lake Road on his motorcycle when he attempted to pass an SUV, also traveling northbound, as it made a left turn.

07/04/2013

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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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Esme’s Blog: Lt. Col. Mark Weber — American Hero

On Sunday, June 2 , Lt. Col. Mark Weber was a guest on WCCO Sunday Morning. Weber had spoken six days earlier at the Memorial Day ceremony at Fort Snelling. His message of service and duty echoed through that beautiful spot. Hundreds applauded after he finished.

06/15/2013

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‘Everybody Wishes They Had A Father Like Mark Weber’

Friends and family are mourning the death of a beloved soldier, author and family man as Lt. Col. Mark Weber died Thursday after a three-year battle with cancer. He was 41 years old.

06/14/2013

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Man Who Died Falling From Deer Stand ID’d

Authorities have identified the 55-year-old Hibbing man who died Thursday morning after falling from his deer stand in St. Louis County as Bruce Richard Stone. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in at 11:24 a.m. Thursday on the 1500 block of Highway 5 after the victim had fallen from his hunting structure. He had been working on the deer stand’s roof when the accident occurred.

06/14/2013

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Hibbing Man Falls Out Of Deer Stand, Dies

A 55-year-old Hibbing man died Thursday morning after falling from his deer stand in St. Louis County, authorities said. According to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the call came in at 11:24 a.m. on the 1500 block of Highway 5 after the victim had fallen from his hunting structure. He had been working on the deer stand’s roof when the accident occurred.

06/13/2013

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Scientists Find Out Why Moose Population’s Slipping

Scientists are trying to figure out why the moose population in Minnesota has gone down as much as 65 percent. The answers aren’t good news.
The Minnesota DNR captured 49 moose calves and fitted them with GPS transmitter collars. Days after finishing their work, 22 of the newborn moose had already died.

05/31/2013

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Raw Audio Featured In Widow’s Nationwide DWI PSA

A Twin Cities widow is sending a strong message about drinking and driving, and the message is brought in four public service announcements. Kelly Hettwer Olsen is helping to launch a new campaign that will hit airwaves next month across the country.

05/29/2013

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Mpls. To Pay $3M In Police Misconduct Case

The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after struggling with police at the Minneapolis YMCA.

05/24/2013

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Police: Red Wing Jogger Falls Off 200-Foot Cliff, Dies

Red Wing police are investigating after a man died Wednesday night, presumably falling off a 200-foot rock wall at the top of barns bluff. Witnesses were performing CPR on the man at about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday. But he was pronounced dead at the scene by authorities before being transported to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester.

05/16/2013

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Man Dies After Walking Into Half-Frozen Pond

A 20-year-old Brooklyn Park man died Friday night after wandering into a half-frozen pond in Maple Grove, authorities said.

04/27/2013

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Players Mourn Orono Coach’s Shocking, Random Death

Students at Orono are mourning the death of a beloved football and track coach. Bob Perry, 51, collapsed and died Thursday afternoon during middle school track practice.

04/26/2013

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Baby Girl Stops Breathing, Dies At Daycare

An 11-month-old baby girl died Tuesday after she stopped breathing while at an in-home daycare center, according to authorities.

04/25/2013

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Student, St. Paul Native Dies From Bacterial Meningitis

A University of Wisconsin-Madison senior from St. Paul has died just days after being hospitalized for bacterial meningitis.

04/11/2013

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Driver Arrested After Fatal Bike Hit-And-Run In Mpls.

A bicyclist who was the victim of an early morning hit-and-run in Minneapolis has died, and the driver has been arrested.

03/30/2013

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ME: Head Injury Killed Man In New Year’s Drunken Altercation

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner has determined the reason an Eagan man died over New Years during in a drunken altercation.

03/22/2013

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Police: 2-Car Crash Turned Fatal In Polk County Wis.

A two–car crash turned fatal Friday morning in Polk County, Wis., after a driver veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a van carrying a mother and her three children, police say.

03/15/2013

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Eagan Police K9 Dies After Contracting Pneumonia

The Eagan Police Department is mourning the loss of one of their own — Police K9 Zebo has died after contracting pneumonia.

03/11/2013

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