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Pracna On Main To Reopen In The Spring, Building Owner Says

It seems Minneapolis’ oldest bar may have closed its doors for good. On Tuesday, would-be customers and passersby noticed that Pracna on Main was closed. The bar and restaurant was built in 1890 and sat along the cobblestones of the city’s oldest street.

01/07/2015

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9 Women Charged In Twin Cities Shoplifting Ring

Police say a theft ring used Facebook to take “orders” and would then fulfill the requests by stealing high-end merchandise from big-box stores in the Twin Cities area. Nine women are facing felony charges in connection with thefts in five counties.

12/31/2014

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Man Sues Wisconsin Police Over Facebook Arrest

A man who was arrested after he posted Facebook comments calling a southern Wisconsin police department racist has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the agency violated his constitutional rights.

11/25/2014

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School Goes Under Lockdown After Social Media Post

Police in Burlington, Vermont, say a social media post with threatening language aimed at the local high school was traced back to a juvenile in Minnesota.

11/20/2014

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New York Photographer Captures Moments For #OnlyInMN Campaign

Minnesota had a beautiful fall. That could be seen in real life and all over social media. In fact, the last few months have been pretty incredible, with all the shots of the changing leaves.

11/01/2014

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GM Uses Facebook, Phone calls To Get Recalled Cars Fixed

Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…

10/08/2014

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Cass Lake Man Allegedly Involved In Facebook Shooting Arrested

Police arrested a Cass Lake man Friday evening who they say was involved in a shooting over Facebook posts.

09/27/2014

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Restaurant’s ‘Joke Gone Awry': Wear Peterson Jersey, You Can Spank Servers

A Mankato restaurant got considerable flak over the weekend after telling customers on Facebook that if they came in wearing an Adrian Peterson jersey they could spank their server.

09/16/2014

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Patrol: ND Driver In Fatal Crash Was On Facebook

Traill County authorities say a 20-year-old North Dakota woman killed an elderly Minnesota woman after she rear-end an SUV at 85 mph while browsing Facebook on her cellphone. Abby Sletten of Hatton was charged in court this week with negligent homicide in the death of 89-year-old Phyllis Gordon of Ada, Minnesota, in May.

09/05/2014

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Lawyers Reprimanded For Facebook Remarks About Jurors

The Clay County attorney has disciplined two prosecutors who made derogatory comments about a jury on Facebook. KFGO-AM reports the assistant county attorneys posted the remarks after a jury found a man not guilty of sexual misconduct.

08/22/2014

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Good Question: Do Social Media Fundraisers Really Work?

If you’ve been on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter in the past few weeks, you’ve likely seen a friend or two voluntarily pouring an ice-cold bucket of water over their heads.

08/14/2014

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How To Easily Book Last-Minute Travel

Even when consumers decide to book a trip at the last minute, they can still find some great bargains.

08/13/2014

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Young Boy’s Yard Piano Concert Goes Viral

A young boy in Minneapolis got much more than he expected when he planned a piano concert in his front yard. A neighbor saw his hand-made sign and posted the event on Facebook.

07/12/2014

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Real Estate Survey Lists Minnesota Among Least Patriotic States

A new list came out that Minnesota is at the top of, but it may not be something we should be proud of. In a new online survey, Minnesota was found to be one of the least patriotic states in America. Minnesota came in 49 out of 50. Last place for patriotism goes to California.

07/04/2014

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

The future looks like it will be filled with virtual reality. Developers at The Nerdery in Bloomington have been tinkering with a device called the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset initially designed for video games. You might have heard of it after Facebook acquired its maker for $2 billion.

05/28/2014

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Podcast Page: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-23-14

If you would like to check out some of today’s highlights CLICK THE LINK ABOVE for the podcast page!

05/23/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

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DNR: Rescued Eaglet To Get Treatment At Raptor Center

Facebook started blowing up Friday over a problem in the Minnesota Eagle’s Nest where the DNR has a camera. One of the eaglets in the nest is struggling. The DNR says it appears to be stuck in the mud on the nest from all of our recent rain.

05/02/2014

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Hey College Grads, Here’s What Not To Do In A Job Interview

In a couple of weeks, college students will be graduating — and hopefully interviewing — for jobs in their chosen fields.

04/30/2014

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John Hines Links and Likes 4-30-14

Byron Smith’s defense attorney Steve Meshbesher was in-studio to discuss yesterday’s guilty verdict

04/30/2014

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General Mills Reverses Its No Lawsuit Policy

A Minnesota company drew a firestorm of criticism for changing their legal terms. So now, they’re changing them back.

04/20/2014

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Burnsville Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Woman During Modeling Session

A man from Burnsville is accused of sexually assaulting a young woman while taking modeling shots of her. Court documents said Eric Rutherford, 33, contacted the woman on Facebook. Police said he told her she could become a model if she took photos at his home.

04/14/2014

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‘Cold Water Challenge’ Videos Helping Wis. Toddler Suffering From Leukemia

Some crazy videos have been popping up on Facebook over the past week to help a sick little girl and her family. The videos are part of the “Cold Water Challenge,” an online campaign to help generate attention and funds for a cause.

04/06/2014

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Charges: Youth Pastor Solicited Sexually Explicit Images From A Minor Online

A children’s ministry pastor was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of soliciting nude photos from a minor via Facebook. Twenty-four-year-old Matthew Boos is charged with one count of soliciting a child through electronic communication to engage in sexual conduct, and one count of engaging in electronic communication relating or describing sexual conduct with a child.

03/31/2014

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