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Minn. Thaws Out On Warmest Day So Far In 2014

Sunday was the perfect day to get out and thaw out a little bit. With temperatures reaching the 60s in much of the metro, it was the nicest day of the year so far.

03/30/2014

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1,000 Expected To Make Ice Dive Into Minn. Lake

As many as 1,000 people are expected to welcome the new year by diving into a hole in the ice of Lake Minnetonka. The 24th annual ALARC Ice Dive gets underway at 8:30 a.m. Jan. 1 at Bayview Event Center in Excelsior.

12/27/2013

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Excelsior Invests, Co-Stars In Independent Movie

The bright lights of Hollywood are shining in the west metro. The city of Excelsior is the backdrop for the newest movie being shot in Minnesota. “One Song” is a family drama starring several Hollywood veterans, including Sally Kellerman, Mike Farrell, Barbara Eden and Melissa Gilbert. It centers on a woman whose endured physical and emotional abuse from her husband, which has filtered down to her children. On a night out, she meets a new friend who urges her to sing for the first time in years, which changes her life.

11/04/2013

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Coin Dealer Sentenced To Prison For Bilking Investors Out Of $3.3M

A 53-year-old Excelsior coin dealer was sentenced Thursday in federal court for defrauding customers and investors out of more than $3.3 million. David Laurence Marion was sentenced to 60 months in prison for one count of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, and one count of money laundering.

08/29/2013

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Missing Man’s Body Found In Shorewood Home; Person Of Interest Held

A person of interest is being held by police in the west metro Wednesday after the body of a missing man was found in a Shorewood home.

08/21/2013

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Friends Reflect On 40 Summers Of Softball

They started playing together in 1973, but little did they know that forty years later they’d still be teammates, playing on the same field they started on. Now in their late 50s, Susie Hatch and Therese Douglass are still competing for all the right reasons. For 40 years, they’ve been playing at the same park – the Excelsior Commons. “The whole outfield is Lake Minnetonka, so it’s gorgeous,” Douglass said.

08/17/2013

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Classic Cars On Display At Inaugural Concours d’Elegance

With the summer months almost upon us, classic car shows will be scheduled all over the state. And this weekend in Excelsior, 100 vehicles will take center stage with the 10,000 Lakes Concours d’Elegance.

06/01/2013

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Excelsior Entrepreneur Helps Hockey Players Check Sweating

With all the hockey and skating going on in the Twin Cities, there’s a whole lot of sweating going on. And we all know how uncomfortable that can be.

01/19/2013

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Nearly 800 Divers Take Icy Lake Minnetonka Plunge

Almost 800 people from around the U.S. and world plunged into chilly Lake Minnetonka to welcome the New Year.

01/01/2013

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Hundreds Expected At New Year’s Ice Dive Despite Frigid Forecast

If you’re looking for something different to do on New Year’s Day, there’s always the option of chilling your bones at the annual ice dive in Lake Minnetonka.

12/31/2012

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Student Recycling Saves Elementary School Thousands

One local school has done such a good job recycling that it has saved almost $10,000 in garbage bills in the past year-and-a-half.

09/13/2012

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City Pages Faces Boycott For Sex Trafficking Allegations

A national movement is calling for advertisers to boycott City Pages in response to adult classifieds. The controversy is over the website Backpage.com, which, along with City Pages, is owned by Village Voice Media.

09/08/2012

Wind Turbine, Renewable Energy SD, The Mustard Seed

Minn. Business Owner Goes Green, Gets Paid By Energy Company

One business owner is reaping the benefits of going green.

07/13/2012

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Charges: Man Drank Heavily, Broke Into Several Cars

A 23-year-old Excelsior man is accused of breaking into several cars and causing extensive damage after a night of heavy drinking, according to charges filed Thursday in Hennepin County Court.

03/22/2012

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Marshal: Heating Lamp For Puppies Caused Tonka Bay Fire

Excelsior Fire officials and the State Fire Marshal’s office concluded Tuesday that a house explosion and fire that destroyed a Tonka Bay home was likely caused by a heating lamp being used for newborn puppies.

01/03/2012

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