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300 High Schoolers Participate In ‘Top Chef’-Like Competition

hree-hundred students are cooking up a storm as they show off their culinary skills at the National ProStart Invitational in downtown Minneapolis. Monday’s culinary competition challenged the young chefs to not only create a three-course meal, but prepare it in one hour. They had two butane burners, no running water and no access to electricity.

05/05/2014

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Train, Edward Sharpe Headline 20th Basilica Block Party

The Cities 97 Basilica Block Party will rock the streets of downtown Minneapolis for its 20th year. This year’s party will take place from 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. both on Friday, July 11 and Saturday July 12 on the grounds of the Basilica of St. Mary.

04/24/2014

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Trending Now: Packers Lovers & Happy Hours

It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson. LOCALLY Trending Now: The Green Bay Packers are […]

04/18/2014

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HCMC Goes In To Lockdown After Gun Threat

Staff and visitors at Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis had a tense morning after a man’s threat caused the building to go into lockdown. The incident happened at about 11 a.m. when a hospital staffer reported that a man was threatening to use a gun.

04/12/2014

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Police: 2 Shot Near Target Field

Two people are hospitalized after a shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning. According to Minneapolis Police, the shooting happened near a light rail platform on the 300 block of Fifth Street North near Target Field at about 3 a.m.

04/12/2014

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Despite Loss, Twins Fans Soak Up The Sun At Target Field

On this warmest day of the season, the seats in the sun were the place to be at Target Field. Sunglasses and shorts were the standard uniform for Twins fans on Wednesday. And even those with a winter-induced pallor weren’t afraid to show off some leg. “I don’t think they’re too bad,” said Twins fan Matt Hall. “I’ve got a good base level going on.”

04/09/2014

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Wisconsin Fans Take Over Minneapolis Bar

Faithful Bucky Badger fans filled the 508 Bar in downtown Minneapolis Saturday night to watch the team in the Final Four. The whole place was packed with Wisconsin fans all day. “I just want it so badly that it’s terrifying to think that it’s so close but it’s going to be a big battle,” Wisconsin fan Greta Hughes said.

04/05/2014

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Man Shares The Power Of ‘Good Morning’ Downtown

Some days starting your morning can just be tough. Even the walk from your car to the office can be stressful. But for several years now, one man has taken it upon himself to try and lift people’s spirits every day.

03/31/2014

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3 Charged In Downtown Mpls. Drive-By Shooting

Three people involved in a drive-by shooting in downtown Minneapolis early Saturday morning have been charged with weapons and riot offenses. According to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office, Michael Rolack Jr., TyLynne Wilson and Loretha Peoples were charged in connection with a shootout that happened just before 2:30 a.m. on 2nd Avenue near 5th Street.

03/26/2014

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Buses Replace Light Rail Line In Downtown Mpls. This Weekend

Commuters taking light-rail trains to and from downtown Minneapolis this weekend will be hopping on a bus for a portion of their trip, according to Metro Transit officials. The Blue Line, formerly called the Hiawatha Line, will undergo scheduled maintenance from Friday at 7:30 p.m. till Monday at 3:30 a.m. between the Target Field and Franklin Avenue stations.

03/26/2014

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2 Hit By Stray Bullets, 3 Arrested In Downtown Mpls. Shootout

Police arrested three people after an overnight shooting in downtown Minneapolis Saturday which injured two women. The incident happened on 2nd Avenue near 5th Street at about 2:30 a.m. when passengers from two separate cars began firing shots at each other, according to Minneapolis Police. Two women in a third and fourth car were hit by stray bullets

03/22/2014

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Curiocity: Macy’s Flower Show — The Secret Garden

It’s safe to say that this year – more than ever – Minnesotans need a taste of spring. And while we’ll have to wait a few more weeks before the weather matches the changing season, winter weary residents will soon have a place to escape.

03/19/2014

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Five Reasons To Visit Minnesota For Spring Break

Minnesota is not usually first on the list for spring break, but it should be. This article will show you why.

03/08/2014

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Annual Skyway Open Set In Downtown Minneapolis

The flavors of different Minneapolis neighborhoods will be featured at this year’s U.S. Bank Skyway Open in downtown Minneapolis.

02/16/2014

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Minneapolis Gearing Up To Fight For The Super Bowl

The New York Super Bowl was largely a success, and there’s already talk of more cold-weather cities for future Super Bowls. Michele Kelm-Helgen is part of Minnesota’s official Super Bowl bid committee, which was announced last week. She got an inside look at what a city needs to win the big game. “I think our venue is going to be able to compete with anyone,” Kelm-Helgen said.

02/03/2014

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Twins Blog: TwinsFest 2014

With the old digs coming down, Twinsfest needed to make the move this year to their cozy confines on the other side of downtown. The crowds were limited each day, allowing fans to go places inside Target Field where most fans have never gone before.

01/27/2014

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Len Druskin Restructures, Closes Several Twin Cities Stores

Twin Cities fashion retailer Len Druskin will close several stores in the coming days and weeks in a restructuring effort. In an email by Michael Druskin, president of Len Druskin, Inc., the company will close three of its nine locations in the Twin Cities – all three of which are located in Gaviidae Common in downtown Minneapolis. LD Len Druskin and LD Blues will close on Sunday, Jan. 26, and Len Druskin Man will close sometime in February.

01/24/2014

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Tattoo Lovers Flock To Mpls. Convention

There’s a different kind of art convention in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. Tattoo artists, supply vendors and people who want to get some ink will be at the Hyatt Hotel all weekend for the Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention. A one-day pass is $20, but kids 12 and younger get in free. The show is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

01/10/2014

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Embarrass Residents Warm Up In Hell’s Kitchen

A downtown Minneapolis restaurant decided to do something nice for a community that’s feeling the cold even worse than the Twin Cities. Hell’s Kitchen offered free brunch and Bloody Mary’s Saturday for any residents from Embarrass, Minn. The restaurant decided on the promotion because temperatures in Embarrass are reaching the same level as those registered by the Curiosity rover on Mars.

01/04/2014

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A Look Behind The Scenes Of Macy’s Santaland

It’s something that’s become an annual holiday tradition for many Minnesotan families. Santaland at Macy’s in downtown Minneapolis is spreading the holiday cheer once again this year.

12/17/2013

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TCF To Close Downtown Minneapolis Location

TCF Bank is closing its bank in downtown Minneapolis and 37 other branches in Chicago. In a release on Wednesday, the corporation announced its plan to consolidate, saying it’s so the company can grow in different ways.

12/11/2013

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Meet The WCCO Rooftop!

The whole WCCO family is excited about our latest addition – the WCCO Rooftop! It has an outdoor kitchen, a working gas fireplace, locally grown plants and an amazing view above Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. There’s green, local, lush landscape to use for an array of purposes, including outdoor camping segments and even musical guests. The plants are mostly locally grown, and the soil is locally sourced from Mississippi Top Soils in Cold Spring.

11/29/2013

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Salvation Army Serves Turkey Meal With Help From 5-Star Chef

Thanksgiving came early for folks at the Salvation Army in St. Paul. They put out the traditional turkey and stuffing spread with a fine dining feel, complete with a wait staff and white table cloths. To top it off, their special meal was cooked-up by a chef with a five-star background.

11/27/2013

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Going Behind The Scenes Of The Holidazzle Parade

It’s one of the most family-friendly events of the holiday season, and it kicks off on Friday as the annual Holidazzle parade kicks off in downtown Minneapolis. It’s a bittersweet year as it will be the final season of the Holidazzle in Minneapolis.

11/27/2013

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Authorities ID Epic Nightclub Shooting Victim

Authorities said a 27-year-old Minneapolis man was shot to death inside a downtown nightclub early Sunday morning. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office released the victim’s name Tuesday morning. He was identified as Tyrone Washington Jr. of Brooklyn Park.

11/05/2013

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