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Drunken Zombie Santa Arrested After Invading St. Paul Home

Police have cited a 21-year-old man who they say entered a St. Paul home while drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie. St. Paul police said Monday the University of St. Thomas student was cited for trespassing and taken to a detoxification center Saturday.

10/14/2014

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Despite Record-Breaking Crowd, Very Few Arrests For Zombie Pub Crawl

The undead took over downtown Minneapolis this past weekend in record numbers. Minneapolis police estimate more than 35,000 people showed up to drink and party at the annual Zombie Pub Crawl. The crowd was so big it broke a Guinness World record for the most people dressed as zombies.

10/13/2014

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Man Stabbed Overnight In Minneapolis

A man is recovering after being stabbed overnight in downtown Minneapolis. The stabbing occurred around 2:30 a.m. Saturday morning near a bus stop on 5th Street and Nicollet Mall.

10/11/2014

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Alleged Mpls. Parking Ramp Attacker ID’d, Charged

The man arrested Thursday on suspicion of back-to-back assaults in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp has been formally charged. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office, 22-year-old Peijan Lamont Hodges is suspected of assaulting two women in broad daylight Tuesday on the seventh floor of Ramp C. The assaults happened within three hours of each other.

10/10/2014

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Police Step Up Search For Mpls. Parking Ramp Attacker

Minneapolis Police are asking for the public’s help in catching the man who attacked two women in a downtown Minneapolis parking ramp. The separate attacks happened Tuesday afternoon on the seventh floor of Ramp C, on the corner of 4th Street and 2nd Avenue North. Police say the attacks in broad daylight are cause for heightened public concern.

10/08/2014

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13 Major Road Construction Projects To Be Accelerated In Minn.

For metro commuters, it seems there’s always more work to be done on Minnesota roads. And it’s very much needed because of the weather extremes in our state. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that $70 million is being allocated to help take ideas and make them realities in 13 of the most troubled spots on Minnesota roads.

10/07/2014

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Police: Man Arrested After Hitting Woman With Car

Police say a woman is in the hospital and badly hurt after getting run over by a car in downtown Minneapolis following a fight with a man early Friday morning. Minneapolis were called to the scene just after 3 a.m. near the area of 8th Street and LaSalle Avenue. When officers arrived, they learned a man and a woman were in a vehicle when they got into a fight.

10/03/2014

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City Leaders, Execs Sleep Outside To Highlight Youth Homelessness

WCCO is hosting a phone bank Monday to help homeless youth in our community. YouthLink provides services to homeless youth by helping them find counseling, medical care and other vital resources. They wrapped up a unique night of awareness Monday morning, where executives and city leaders from around the Twin Cities spent the night on the ground right in downtown Minneapolis.

09/29/2014

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8,500 Walk To End Alzheimer’s In Downtown Mpls.

More than 8,500 Twin Cities residents flocked to downtown Minneapolis to take part in a morning walk to end Alzheimer’s.

09/27/2014

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New Holidazzle Market Coming To Downtown Minneapolis

The next chapter of the Holidazzle has been announced. After the long-standing Nicollet Mall parade came to a close last year, Minneapolis officials said it was time for something new.

09/25/2014

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Police: Man Who Fled Hennepin County Courtroom Is In Custody

An escaped inmate is back in the Hennepin County Jail Friday. On Thursday, Michael Henderson ran from the court room as a jury handed down a guilty verdict for attempted murder following a robbery at a Sam’s Club in Bloomington earlier this year. He was on the run for 16 hours after escaping the Hennepin County Government Center in downtown Minneapolis.

09/19/2014

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Zombies Pop Up In DT Mpls. For Lottery Promotion

It wasn’t a typical Tuesday morning commute for some light rail riders in downtown Minneapolis. They found themselves sharing the platform with some zombies! The Minnesota Lottery sent the undead to the Government Plaza as part of a promotion for a new scratch game called “The Walking Dead.”

09/16/2014

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Local Music Tap: P.O.S. To Headline Downtown Mpls. Block Party

Minneapolis-based Rapper P.O.S. is celebrating his return from a kidney disease and transplant by headlining “The Best F—ing Show Ever” block party in downtown Minneapolis this Saturday.

09/12/2014

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Gala Set For 10th Annual Minnesota Dance Awards

The 10th annual Minnesota SAGE Awards for Dance will be presented next month in Minneapolis. This year, nine awards will be presented to honorees in six categories, including outstanding dance performance, outstanding performer and outstanding performing ensemble.

09/06/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Scott Mayer Of Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards

If you like to eat, go to a show or check out new window art, there’s one driving force behind it all in downtown Minneapolis. We’re talking the Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards and the Made Here initiative. His name is Scott Mayer. He also has his own company to represent profit and not for profit businesses.

09/02/2014

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Cowles Center To Present Breakdancing Battle

Breakdancing crews from across the Twin Cities will face off in a tournament style competition in downtown Minneapolis next month. The Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts is hosting the sixth annual Groundbreaker Battle on Sept. 13 from noon to 8 p.m.

08/30/2014

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Gunfire Puts HCMC Into Lockdown

Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis went into lockdown Tuesday afternoon after reports of gunfire outside of the hospital, according to sources. The incident happened sometime after 3 p.m. near the area of 8th Street and Chicago Avenue, which is near the hospital’s 8th Street ER entrance

08/26/2014

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US Defense Helicopter Training Continues In Twin Cities

Residents of downtown Minneapolis may have been alarmed Monday night by the sight of low-flying helicopters near city buildings. But the police departments of Minneapolis and St. Paul say the public has nothing to fear, as it’s all part of a Department of Defense training exercise.

08/19/2014

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Viking Among Shooting Victims At Mpls. Nightclub

A shooting inside a downtown Minneapolis nightclub early Saturday morning sent nine people to the hospital, including a member of the Minnesota Vikings. Minneapolis Police say the shooting happened at about 1:50 a.m. at 400 Soundbar, located on the 400 block of 3rd Avenue North.

08/09/2014

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Pet Blog: Chill Out By Pettin’ A Puppy

For three hours on Thursday, that rat race that is downtown Minneapolis will be pleasantly interrupted by rescue dogs! DogSense Unleashed and Safe Hands Rescue will bring more than a dozen dogs to Peavey Plaza to demonstrate the therapeutic strength inherent in petting a pooch.

07/30/2014

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Minneapolis Bar Patrons Stay Out Late To Celebrate All-Star Game

We’ve had nearly a week of activities in Minneapolis leading up to Tuesday night’s All-Star Game at Target Field. Things wrapped up late and many bar patrons stayed out through the night to take advantage of the 4 a.m. bar close downtown.

07/16/2014

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Minneapolis Braces For Busy, All-Star Weekend

Downtown Minneapolis is in full swing as a busy weekend gets underway. Between All-Star Game events, the Basilica Block Party, and the Imagine Dragons concert at TCF Bank Stadium, there’s something for everyone in Minneapolis this weekend.

07/11/2014

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Police: 13 Cars Smashed Overnight In Mpls.

Officers reported that 13 cars were vandalized overnight in downtown Minneapolis. According to police the cars were all along 7th Street and Portland Avenue.

07/11/2014

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Downtown Minneapolis Prepares For Busy Weekend

It’s a big weekend coming up for downtown. The All-Star Game FanFest, a five-day festival, begins at the Convention Center open at 9 a.m. Friday. Friday night, thousands more people will head to downtown Minneapolis for the Basilica Block Party. It’s a two-day concert at the Basilica of St. Mary.

07/10/2014

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Metro Transit Bus Barrels Out Of Control In DT Mpls., Driver Dies

A Metro Transit bus went out of control Friday morning, driving up on the sidewalk of a downtown Minneapolis block and causing major damage. The accident happened at about 10:10 a.m. between 10th Street and 11th Street on the Nicollet Mall.

07/04/2014

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