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Best Go-Kart Racing In Minnesota

Today’s go-kart drivers are tomorrow’s NASCAR champions. Maybe not exactly, but for kids and parents interested in outdoor activities that teach kids important skills in steering and avoiding collisions, go kart parks make for a fun and somewhat educational family outing. Most of the area’s best go kart parks provide a multiple courses, including options for adults and younger children, and fun alternatives for the rest of the family.

05/11/2012

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After 4 Miscarriages, Minn. Family Turns To An ‘Open Adoption’

It’s always been Jamie and Heather Thompson’s dream to have a big family. So when their son, Griffin, was born, they thought it was just the beginning.

05/04/2012

Bakdash sentencing, University of Minnesota, Hit-And-Run, fatal crash

Victim’s Family: Hit-And-Run Driver Deserves 40 Years In Jail

The man who killed a Twin Cities college student with his car is going to prison for 40 years.

04/16/2012

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Family Mourns Loss Of 22-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Mpls.

A family is in mourning the death of a 22-year-old man who was gunned down as he went to deliver food to a family friend.

04/10/2012

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Family Asks For Prayers After Sailboat Accident

Family members are asking for prayers for an 8-year-old boy hospitalized after a sailboat accident that claimed the lives of his two brothers.

04/08/2012

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The Northwest Sportshow

The Northwest Sportshow is making its way to the Minneapolis Convention Center for five days of outdoor fun from March 28 – April 1.

03/24/2012

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Growing Up Bowling At AMF

Remember back in the day when there were no cell phones, no Facebook, no DVRs to catch up on to entertain your nights. When all kids needed for a good time was a few friends […]

03/16/2012

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Red Cross Assists Family Of 12 After House Fire

A family of 12 is without a home after an overnight fire engulfed their residence.

02/20/2012

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Woman Powerlifter Finds ‘Fountain Of Youth’

Jo Ann Burns owns a gym in Mankato and she holds a national record for her age and weight in the dead lift and squat.

01/30/2012

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Fired Penn State Coach Joe Paterno Dead At 85

Joe Paterno, who racked up more wins than anyone else in major college football but was fired from Penn State amid a child sex abuse scandal has died. He was 85.

01/22/2012

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Family: No Word On Minn. Couple Missing On Cruise

The family of a Minnesota couple missing after a cruise ship capsized off the coast of Italy say they have received no word on the couple.

01/17/2012

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2 Saved In Ham Lake Fire

Firefighters from five cities were called in to battle a house fire in Ham Lake early Thursday morning.

12/29/2011

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‘Just 4 You’ Winner Stepped In So Wife Could Work

Each week, WCCO This Morning is rewarding a hard-working, dedicated parent who loves what they do. Angela Davis went to Woodbury to surprise this week’s winner, a father who stepped up big time when his wife went back to work full-time.

12/14/2011

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Singing Carols For Family Who Lost Teen To Cancer

Neighbors came together Sunday night using an old tradition to help a family that really needs it.

12/04/2011

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Guide To The Best Santa’s Around The Twin Cities

Where are some of the best Santas in the Twin Cities? We’ve called the North Pole to get some tips from the Big Guy’s administrative staff. Here’s what they recommend this year.

12/02/2011

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Pre-Meal Workout: A Guide To Thanksgiving Runs & Walks

Thanksgiving is all about family gathered around the table with a big turkey in the middle, right? Well, not always. One holiday activity that’s a good idea for several reasons is to participate in a Thanksgiving run/walk.

11/19/2011

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News Of Iraq Troop Withdrawal Bittersweet For MN Family

A major announcement from President Barack Obama came Friday, declaring all U.S. troops serving in Iraq will be home for the holidays. But the news is bittersweet for a Minnesota family.

10/21/2011

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9 People Helped After CO Leak In Robbinsdale Home

The American Red Cross said it is helping 4 adults and 5 children after a carbon monoxide leak at their Robbinsdale home.

09/14/2011

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Family Fun Guide To Walker: MN’s Original ‘Up North’

Taking a trip to Walker is one of the best ways to enjoy the beauty of Northern Minnesota. Located on the southwest corner of Leech Lake, the third largest lake in Minnesota, Walker offers a variety of recreational activities fort he entire family to enjoy.

08/26/2011

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Family Goes To Ill., Leaves 2-Year-Old In Wis.

Wisconsin authorities say a family accidentally left a 2-year-old girl in Kenosha while 10 other kids were being taken to a birthday party in Illinois.

08/21/2011

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Minn. Family Waits To Hear If Shot Is Worth $50K

It could be a few weeks before 11-year-old Nate Smith learns if he’ll collect a $50,000 prize for shooting a puck through a tiny hole 89 feet away — or if he’ll be whistled for a rules violation instead.

08/16/2011

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Boogaard’s Family Speaks Out After Charges Filed

The family of Aaron Boogard have been quiet since he was charged in the death of his brother Derek, but on Tuesday, they released a statement.

07/26/2011

Mall Of America

Best Twin Cities Indoor Family Spots

The spring, summer and fall months in Minnesota are made for living life out in the great outdoors (some die-hard snowbirds would argue winter is too). But with Midwest weather you never know what to expect. Sunny and 70 degrees one day … rainy and humid the next. But that doesn’t mean you have to stop the fun and stay cooped up in the house on a rainy day — especially when there are kids involved.

So if you are sick and tired of drizzles and downpours, look no further. We’ve put together what we think are 10 of the best activities in the Twin Cities that can keep your family dry (well, mostly) and entertained on a rain day.

CBS Minnesota–07/15/2011

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Exploring The Eagan Market Fest

During the summer months it’s a treat to get out in the middle of the week and do something fun with the entire family. If you are looking for a place to ride a bike, have a picnic, hike trails, listen to music and let the kids play, Eagan Market Fest offers all of these opportunities, plus options for adults.

07/08/2011

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