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Increased Security And High Demand For Final Dome Game

A sellout crowd is expected at Mall of America Field on Sunday when the Minnesota Vikings play the Detroit Lions during their final game at the Metrodome. That has police and dome staff preparing for the anything.

12/26/2013

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MNsure Gives Users Troubleshooting Tips

MNsure is releasing some tips they hope will help frustrated Minnesotans troubleshoot through its health insurance marketplace website. John Schadl, spokesman for MNsure, says they have gathered several common questions that operators at their call center are asked daily. The original deadline for enrollment was Monday, Dec. 23, but that deadline was extended to Dec. 31 after complaints of ongoing challenges that people faced while trying to enroll under the new federal health care law.

12/23/2013

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Mpls. City Council Committee Moves Forward With Downtown East Project

The proposed Minneapolis downtown east project — which would transform five city blocks of mostly surface parking lots into office space, housing, retail, and a city park — is closer to being approved.

12/10/2013

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Punch Pizza Raises Minimum Wage To $10 Per Hour

The same week thousands of workers protested across the nation to raise the federal minimum wage, one Minnesota company decided to do something about it. John Puckett, co-owner of Punch Neapolitan Pizza, says all eight of their Twin Cities’ locations now have minimum wage set at $10 an hour. “My business partner and I decided to invest in our people because we are growing our company in the Twin Cities,” Puckett said. “We really believe to have the best quality product and service, it’s the right thing to do.” Minnesota’s minimum wage is $7.25. Puckett hopes the pay will keep good workers and attract valuable employees to their company.

12/06/2013

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Man Who Led Cops On Chase Is A Murder Suspect

A Maplewood man who led police on a high-speed chase is the prime suspect in a murder, according to police. The murder happened at a home located on 855 E. 4th St. in St. Paul. On Tuesday, Nov. 26, police responded to the home and found the victim dead from a single gunshot wound to the head.

12/03/2013

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U Of M Students Petition For Safety

Students at the University of Minnesota are taking a stand on safety. An online petition has received thousands of signatures demanding an increased police presence on and near campus.

11/27/2013

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Animal Rights Group Alleges Cruelty At Minn. Turkey Farm

Before you place a turkey at your table, one animal rights group wants you to know how some turkeys are allegedly being treated at a Minnesota farm.

11/26/2013

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Couple Arrested For Stealing Musical Instruments

Police made some quick arrests after several musical instruments were stolen from local college campuses. On Friday, St. Paul Police asked for the public’s help in locating a couple suspected in the burglaries. A few hours later, Sgt. Paul Paulos received a phone call from Richfield Police, who said they had the couple in custody.

11/15/2013

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Food Assistance Cut Has Food Shelves Bracing For Impact

Starting Friday, thousands of Minnesotans using food stamps will have a lot less money to purchase food as billions of dollars are being cut from the Federal Food Assistance Program. This is the first across-the-board reduction ever for the program.

11/01/2013

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Insured Minnesotans Feel Like They’re Losing Out

Nearly 280,000 Minnesotans who pay for their own insurance will receive a letter from their health care provider detailing some small and some large changes to their plans.

10/31/2013

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Fire Damages Dinkytown Apartments, Coffee Shop

A fire ripped through a second-floor apartment above a popular coffee shop in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood Friday afternoon. The Minneapolis Fire Department says it started in an apartment above Espresso Royale on 411 14th Street Southeast, near the University of Minnesota’s East Bank campus, sometime around 12:30 p.m. “I was lying in my bed when I saw smoke come out,” said Phoebe Gulling, a University of Minnesota student. “I looked outside and saw fire coming out of the building.”

10/25/2013

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Minnesota’s Last U.S.S. Indianapolis Survivor Passes Away

Minnesota’s last survivor of the infamous shark attacks after the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis has died. Erwin Hensch, 93, of Burnsville, died on October 15th in Crosby, Minnesota from complications with Alzheimer’s diseases.

10/22/2013

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Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against 46 Minn. Chiropractic Clinics

A federal lawsuit filed Monday in Minneapolis’ U.S. District Court claims 46 Minnesota chiropractors engaged in an illegal kickback scheme and possible violations of the federal racketeering laws over six years.

10/14/2013

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Family Paying Around $20K A Year For Insurance ‘Looking Forward’ To MNsure

At least one Minnesota family is eagerly waiting for Oct. 1, so they can begin shopping for new health care coverage on Minnesota’s new health care exchange: MNsure. Brad and Heidi Stokes pay a staggering amount each year to keep their family covered.

09/25/2013

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MOA Steps Up Security Following Nairobi Mall Attack

The mall attack in Kenya is resonating here in the Twin Cities, where we have the Mall of America and several other high-profile shopping centers.

09/24/2013

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Survivors Emotionally Collect Pieces Of Collapsed 35W Bridge

Minnesota transportation officials are distributing remnants of the Interstate 35W bridge that collapsed in 2007. MnDOT says the material is being distributed at its Oakdale facility from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Legislation passed this year specifies who’s eligible for the steel and MnDOT says it’s contacted most of those people and groups.

08/28/2013

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Too Hot For Food Trucks

Working in a food truck is a hot experience on a normal day, but on Monday it’s was just unimaginable.

08/26/2013

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Mini-Donut Beer Arrives In Time For State Fair

Dan Schwarz, co-owner of Lift Bridge Brewing Company in Stillwater, and his team of brewers have unleashed a new way to enjoy mini donuts. And no, it’s not on a stick. This summer, Minnesota State Fair attendees will be able to enjoy their day with a glass of mini-donut beer, courtesy of the Ball Park Cafe and Lift Bridge.

08/16/2013

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60-Foot Tall Ferris Wheel-Esque Restuarant Set For NE Mpls.

If you see a new Ferris wheel-like structure in northeast Minneapolis in 2014, it’s not for a carnival. It’s part of new restaurant. Leslie Bock, owner of Psycho Suzi’s, has submitted plans to open Betty Danger’s Country Club, which will feature a “vertically revolving patio” as a seating option.

08/13/2013

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Twin Cities: A Goldmine For DIY Shows

The Twin Cities are quickly becoming a goldmine for home improvement shows, as there are four home improvement shows being filmed in Twin Cities’ metro for DIY Network and HGTV. “Our shows work because the Midwest is generally very relatable and the network really likes that,” said Anna Campbell, Executive Producer. “They like that we have a variety of different houses and different ages of houses.”

08/08/2013

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Twin Cities Throwing Hundreds Of National Night Out Parties

All across the country this evening, people are leaving their living rooms and kitchens to spend some time with their neighbors as part of the 30th-annual National Night Out. It’s a time when local police departments encourage people to hold block parties in their neighborhoods.

08/06/2013

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Edina Man Arrested In Wis. Attempted Abduction

A 32-year-old Edina man is in custody after he allegedly held a 19-year-old woman he met online against her will near Eau Claire, Wis.

07/23/2013

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Mpls. Lemonade Stand Raises Money & Spirits

When it comes to raising money for the Ronald McDonald House Summer Program, it’s all old school. Over the course of five Wednesdays this summer, the Ronald McDonald House, next to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, is sponsoring lemonade stands to help send children and their siblings on field trips.

07/11/2013

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Uptown Hit-and-Run Suspect Makes 1st Court Appearance

Abdirahman Abdi Ali appeared in court for the first time Wednesday, wearing handcuffs and orange jail scrubs. The 24-year-old is facing two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the death of bicyclist Jessica Hanson.

07/10/2013

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Minneapolis City Council Approves $400M Downtown Plan

The Minneapolis City Council has approved the conceptual plan for a five to seven block development around the new Vikings stadium site.

07/09/2013

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