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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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BCA Warns Parents About New Video Sharing Apps

It’s never been easier to upload a video to the Internet. There’s YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo just to name a few options. Now, Instagram has joined the community as did Twitter with Vine.

07/02/2013

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Don’t Text 911; You’ll Get This Message

If you’ve ever tried texting a 911 call in Minnesota, you probably didn’t get a response. Now the state’s four major service carriers are doing something about it.

06/28/2013

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2 Mpls Staples Closing After A Combined 164 Years In Business

Two Minneapolis staples will be closing their doors after a combined 164 years in business. Peter’s Grill, a favorite among Twin Cities lunchtime diners, first opened its doors in 1914, two years after the Titanic sunk. Halek’s Bar, founded over 65 years ago, will also be calling it quits.

06/27/2013

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Wedding Planning Being Offered At Twin Cities PRIDE

Twin Cities PRIDE is taking over Loring Park in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. This year, festival goers can expect a few key changes fueled by the passing of the Marriage Equality Bill.

06/25/2013

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Extra Security At Grandma’s Marathon In Duluth

This Saturday will be the 37th year of Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, and now law enforcement officials plan to increase security to keep racers and spectators safe.

06/21/2013

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Flooding Closes Hwy 36 Underpass In Roseville, Hwy 280 Near Lauderdale

The underpass of Highway 36 on Fairview Avenue in Roseville is temporarily closed due to flooding after a sudden downpour late Saturday afternoon. According to WCCO Radio’s Edgar Linares, a car was submerged on Fairview Avenue in waist-deep water. “Police are on both sides of the underpass stopping cars from going in there,” Linares said. “It doesn’t look like any one is inside the car. There’s some people standing off to the side, but they’re not letting anyone go through that particular section of the road.”

06/15/2013

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New Zip Line Tour Opens Near Belle Plaine

Outdoor enthusiasts have a new way to enjoy the Minnesota River Valley. Just strap into a harness and hit the new zip line. Lee Kerfoot is owner of Kerfoot Canopy Tours. “My folks own the Gunflint Lodge (near the Boundary Waters) and we encouraged them to do this for several years,” Kerfoot said. Kerfoot’s takes adventure seekers high above the trees and over a steep ravine that suspends them 175 feet in the air.

06/14/2013

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Two Waconia Teachers Take On Mount McKinley

A total of six Minnesotans from the west metro will be taking on Alaska’s Mount McKinley. Two of them — Brian Honkomp and Christian Gilbert — are teachers at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia.

06/13/2013

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College Grads Facing Tough Job Market

College students graduating and entering the job market said it’s tough to find work right now. Katie Roehl graduated in May from the University of Minnesota with a degree in communications. “I’m really open to anything right now,” Roehl said.

06/12/2013

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Eagan Man Mowing Lawn Shot In Head With BB Gun

On Tuesday, Daniel Richard Pool, 27, was simply doing his job. He was mowing the lawn at the Coachman Highland Townhomes on Snowflake Drive in Eagan when he felt something hit him the head.

05/29/2013

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More Mpls. Food Trucks = Competitive Downtown Parking

They’ve overcome Mother Nature only to be challenged with parking problems in downtown Minneapolis. Food truck owners say every weekday can become challenging as they scout for the best spot.

05/07/2013

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Crews Search Lake For Trevino, Nothing Found

In their first search since the ice thawed, authorities sent a single boat out on Keller Lake Tuesday to search for the body of a missing woman.

04/30/2013

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Twin Cities Patios To Open This Weekend

The warm up has started, and it seems, at long last, spring has arrived. Now many businesses across the Twin Cities are not wasting any time taking advantage of it.

04/24/2013

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Mpls Mayor Declares Friday Ski-To-Work Day

With the snow falling in the metro, you’re more likely to hit a ski hill than a bike trail. Now, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak has declared Friday Ski-To-Work-Day in the city.

04/18/2013

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MN Immigrants Urge Lawmakers to Support Immigration Reform Bill

Minneapolis resident, Gloria Castillo, 22, says for the last 10 years she’s lived under a constant fear of deportation. Now, she says there’s light at the end of the tunnel with the introduction of a bipartisan immigration reform bill.

04/17/2013

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Golfers (Try To) Cope With Spring Snow

April snow is pushing the start of the golf season back and with The Masters going on in Augusta, Ga., many Minnesotans are itching to play.

04/11/2013

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State Emergency Center Opens After Spring Snow Storm

Spring snow fall has triggered partial activation of the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).

04/10/2013

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Two Kids Board Metro Transit Bus With Fake Guns

Two boys are banned from Metro Transit for one month after concerned passengers and witnesses called police saying they were armed.

04/02/2013

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Family Of Missing St. Paul Woman Feel Frustration

It’s been well over one month since Kira Trevino, 30, was seen leaving the Mall of America where she worked.

03/27/2013

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New Prague Boy To Face Felony Terroristic Threat Charge

The 12-year-old boy who allegedly reported a hoax shooting at New Prague Middle School Wednesday will face a felony terrorist threat charge and another charge for dialing 911.

03/21/2013

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