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Buffet Owners Sentenced To Prison For Hiring Undocumented Workers

Two Twin Cities restaurateurs were sentenced Thursday to several months in prison for hiring undocumented workers, who were forced to work 12-hour shifts for six days a week. The United States Attorney’s Office says 46-year-old Ming Guo and 28-year-old Bijian “Wilson” Weng were convicted of one count each of knowingly hiring ten or more unlawful aliens to work at their Hibachi Grill and Supreme Buffet restaurants.

08/06/2015

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Outrage Continues Following The Killing Of Cecil The Lion

Vandals attacked one of the homes of the Minnesota dentist who shot and killed Cecil the Lion. They spray painted “Lion Killer!” on the garage door at Dr. Walter Palmer’s Marco Island vacation home in Florida.

08/05/2015

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Maple Lake Native Remembered For Helping Invent CPR

Every day, people around the world are brought back to life thanks to his simple procedure. Sadly, Dr. James Jude passed away at the age of 87 at his home in Coral Gables, Florida.

08/03/2015

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Merritt Shoots 67 To Win Quicken Loans National By 3 Shots

Troy Merritt walked to the final tee with a three-shot lead and slapped hands with fans on both sides of the ropes, knowing he had all but wrapped up his first PGA Tour title and wanting to show his appreciation for the fans cheering him on.

08/03/2015

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Florida Dethroned As Top Retirement Destination

Apparently, Florida isn’t tops when it comes to retirement anymore. A new survey by Bank-Rate ranks the best cities to retire, and three of the top five are in Arizona.

06/08/2015

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Travel Guide To Florida’s Everglades

Here’s a practical guide for where to stay, where to dine and what to see in the Florida Everglades

05/27/2015

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Attorney: George Zimmerman Not Seriously Hurt After Shooting

Police officers in Florida say George Zimmerman has been involved in a shooting.

05/11/2015

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Warrant Out For Man Who Sold Fake Minnesota Wild Tickets

Prosecutors say an out-of-towner took advantage of Minnesota Wild fever — and now he’s wanted by police. Investigators say Michael Nottrodt flew in from Florida for the Wild playoff series against the St. Louis Blues.

05/08/2015

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Talking Points: Author Says Only 10 States Matter In A Presidential Race

It may seem a little early, but this past week has seen an awful lot of activity in presidential politics.

04/19/2015

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St. Paul Superintendent Withdraws From Florida Job Consideration

Though she made it to the final four candidates, the superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools says she is withdrawing from consideration for a job in Florida. Valeria Silva was one of 72 to apply for a superintendent job in Palm Beach County, Florida.

04/09/2015

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St. Paul Schools Superintendent Applies For Florida Job

The superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools has applied for another job. Valeria Silva is one of 72 applicants listed as a candidate for a superintendent job in Palm Beach County, Florida. Finalists will be announced Wednesday.

04/07/2015

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Tanaka Gives Up 3 Runs As Yankees Lose To Twins 3-1

Masahiro Tanaka gave up three runs in 4 1-3 innings Tuesday and declared himself healthy and ready for the season following the New York Yankees’ 3-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

03/31/2015

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Twins Add Reliever Blaine Boyer To 40-Man Roster

The Minnesota Twins have added right-hander Blaine Boyer to their 40-man roster, saving a spot for him in their bullpen for the regular season. The move was made Monday, before the Twins played the Boston Red Sox in an exhibition game.

03/30/2015

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Hall Of Famers Molitor, Sandberg Manage Against Each Other

Hall of Fame players Paul Molitor and Ryne Sandberg are managing against each other, making the spring training game between the Minnesota Twins and Philadelphia Phillies a unique matchup.

03/23/2015

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Buchanan Allows 2 Hits In 5 Innings As Phillies Beat Twins 3-0

David Buchanan allowed two hits in five innings, Cody Asche hit a two-run homer and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the Minnesota Twins 3-0 Monday. Expected to be the Phillies’ No. 4 starter, Buchanan struck out three and walked nine.

03/23/2015

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Steven Souza And Nathan Karns Help Rays Beat Twins 4-2

Steven Souza hit his second home run and Nathan Karns took another step toward a spot in Tampa Bay’s starting rotation, helping the Rays beat the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Thursday.

03/19/2015

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Jimenez Helps Orioles Beat Twins’ Split Squad 3-2

Ubaldo Jimenez has his best outing of spring training, allowing two runs and five hits over four innings Wednesday as the Baltimore Orioles beat a Minnesota Twins’ split squad 3-2.

03/18/2015

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Twins Beat Orioles 10-9 In Matt Wieters’ Return From Surgery

Matt Wieters returned to catching exactly six months after Tommy John surgery and played six innings in the Baltimore Orioles’ 10-9 loss to the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday.

03/17/2015

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JUNE 7: Brian Dozier #2 of the Minnesota Twins throws to first base to get out Jose Altuve #27 of the Houston Astros during the fifth inning of the game on June 7, 2014 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Twins defeated the Astros 8-0.

Dozier Homers For Twins In 6-6 Tie With Cardinals

Brian Dozier hit his second home run of the spring, a two-run shot off Carlos Martinez in the third inning, and the Minnesota Twins and the St. Louis Cardinals played to a 6-6, nine-inning tie Sunday.

03/15/2015

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Sano Hits Long HR, Twins Beat Cardinals

Minnesota Twins prospect Miguel Sano hit a long, two-run homer Saturday in a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Sano, a 21-year-old third baseman, missed last season because of Tommy John surgery. He connected off Cardinals reliever Tyler Lyons for a deep drive to left field.

03/14/2015

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Florida Copter Crash Victims Include Former Wisconsin Marine

The sister-in-law of a former Wisconsin man killed in a helicopter crash was a proud Marine and a wonderful father.

03/12/2015

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Dickey Shaky In Second Start; Blue Jays Lose To Twins 5-3

R.A. Dickey gave up solo home runs to Kennys Vargas in the second inning and Eddie Rosario in the fourth on Tuesday during the Toronto Blue Jays’ 5-3 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

03/10/2015

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MOA Owners May Build Larger Mall In Miami

The company that owns the Mall of America may be one-upping itself with an even larger mall and entertainment complex in Miami. According to a report from CBS Miami, Triple Five is pursuing plans to build American Dream Miami, which would cover 200 acres.

03/06/2015

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8 Reasons The Twins Will Be Better In 2015

It’s a tough time to be a baseball fan in Minnesota. The Twins have had four straight seasons of at least 90 losses, have been at the bottom of the American League Central Division and there has been little hope that things will change any time soon. But as the Twins reported to Spring Training last week, optimism seemed to be everywhere.

03/04/2015

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Kelly Feeling ‘Very Fortunate’ To Be Back With Twins

Tom Kelly still has a lot to teach the Minnesota Twins. He wasn’t about to let a health scare keep him from returning to spring training. Kelly arrived Thursday at the team’s facility, ready to resume work as a guest instructor five months after a minor stroke.

02/26/2015

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