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Minn. May Lead US In 2013 Natural Disaster Claims

Move over, Florida. New numbers show that Minnesota could finish first when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Last year, Minnesota generated nearly $800 million in claims, and that’s only through the third quarter. If you’re wondering why your premium is going through the roof, you can blame what’s falling on your roof. Hail from storms on Aug. 6 damaged roofs, windows and siding all over the south metro.

01/09/2014

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Buxton, Meyer, Sano Among Twins Spring Invites

The Minnesota Twins will have their three top prospects in camp next month: center fielder Byron Buxton, starting pitcher Alex Meyer and third baseman Miguel Sano. The Twins announced Thursday they invited 23 players not on the 40-man major league roster to spring training this year in Fort Myers, Fla.

01/09/2014

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Thousands Of Snowy Owls Fly South In Search Of Food

As bad as winter has been in the Twin Cities, conditions are apparently much worse up in Canada. At least that’s one of the major factors that’s pushing a beautiful boreal creature to fly south.

01/08/2014

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Twins Spring Training Tickets Go On Sale Jan. 11

Single-game tickets for Minnesota Twins spring training games go on sale Jan. 11. Tickets will be available online, by phone, or at the Hammond Stadium box office in Fort Myers, Fla., or the Target Field box office in Minneapolis starting at 8 a.m. Central time that day.

01/03/2014

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Best Places In America For A Tropical Christmas

Americans hoping to escape winter weather can enjoy a tropical Christmas in Hawaii or Florida at places such as Honolulu, Lahaina, Waikiki and Key West.

12/10/2013

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11-21-13 Powerball Jackpot Goes Unclaimed On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Minnesota gets a big refund because of the Florida unclaimed jackpot…

11/21/2013

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Apple Valley Man, Quadriplegic, Vows To Compete In ‘Ironman’

Few people on earth are capable of completing the Ironman. On Saturday, a young Minnesota man is in Florida to do something nobody like him has ever done before: Complete that infamous race even though he’s paralyzed from the chest down.

11/01/2013

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Twins Break Ground On Fla. Spring Training Upgrade

The Minnesota Twins and Lee County have broken ground on $48.5 million in renovations at the team’s spring training complex in Florida.

10/03/2013

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Father Arrested After Kidnapping 2 Daughters

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has canceled a missing person alert after two sisters taken from a Florida home by their father were located. On Thursday, officers with Citrus County in Florida reported that the two girls and their father had been located in Montana.

09/19/2013

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Mpls. Company Valspar To Sponsor PGA Tour In Tampa

The PGA Tour event in Tampa Bay has new life with a new title sponsor. The tour announced Friday that Valspar, a Minneapolis-based paint company, has signed on as the title sponsor for the next four years.

09/06/2013

Gopher Hockey Player Suspended After DWI

An incoming University of Minnesota freshman hockey player has been indefinitely suspended after a DWI arrest Saturday. Gabe Guertier, 18, was pulled over by University Police early Saturday morning. He was detained at the Hennepin County Jail for several hours after being charged with fourth-degree DWI. Gopher mens hockey coach Don Lucia announced Sunday that Guertier would be suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules. His suspension will be re-evaluated in November.

09/01/2013

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Ex-NFL QB Culpepper Loses Fla. Home In Foreclosure

Former NFL quarterback Daunte Culpepper has lost a South Florida home he owned to a bank in a foreclosure case. Broward County court records show the 9,867-square-foot home was surrendered in April to SunTrust Bank in lieu of foreclosure. The bank dropped its lawsuit against Culpepper earlier this month.

07/17/2013

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Twins Minor League Team Involved In Fla. Crash

A bus carrying a minor league team affiliated with the Minnesota Twins was involved in a wrong-way interstate crash in Florida that killed the driver of the other car. Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Dylan Bryan says no one on the Fort Myers Twins bus was injured in the crash that occurred about 4:25 a.m. Tuesday near Jacksonville.

06/18/2013

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Vikings Pick DT, CB & WR In First Round Draft Shakeup

The Minnesota Vikings have taken Florida defensive tackle Shariff Floyd with the 23rd overall pick in the NFL draft.

04/25/2013

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Rick Pitino Says Son Is Ready For Minnesota Job

Rick Pitino is one proud papa. A day after his son Richard Pitino agreed to become the next head coach at Minnesota, Rick Pitino proclaimed the 30-year-old up-and-comer “more than ready” for the challenge.

04/04/2013

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