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Wounded Vet Presented With Minnetonka Home

A wounded Minnesota soldier is being recognized with a very special gift. Justin Utecht was given the keys to a house in Minnetonka on Friday. “It’s absolutely gorgeous in there,” Utecht said. “For a single guy it’s pretty good.” U.S. Bank, Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers Default Management Solutions partnered together to donate the home as a kickoff to Veterans Day weekend. Utecht served in Iraq from 2006 to 2008, and has struggled adjusting to life back at home due to post-traumatic stress disorder and migraines.

11/08/2013

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The 3D Tech That Made Avatar Can Also Fix Your Slice

From the people who brought you Batman, Avatar, and the Lord of the Rings comes the performance golf lab at Rush Creek in Maple Grove, one of only a handful across the country – and the first in Minnesota. It’s the exact same technology used to make heroes come to life on the big screen.

07/31/2013

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Vets From Two Very Different Wars Reflect On The Fallen

Memorial Day is especially meaningful for the families, friends and comrades left behind. While Veterans today are reflecting on lives lost during combat, they are also thinking of the families left without loved ones and the pain they endure every day.Their war experiences were different. Landon Steele was a combat medic in Iraq. Chuck Sasse was a flight engineer in World War II. But the emptiness they carry from the loss of their comrades is the same.

05/27/2013

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9-Year-Old Boy Honored For Saving Sister’s Life

A nine-year-old Minneapolis boy and a Minneapolis 911 operator are being honored for helping to save a 2-year-old girl’s life. According to City of Minneapolis representatives, 9-year-old Rodrigo Sosa called 911 on May 5 because his little sister was unconscious from a seizure.

08/20/2012

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State Troopers Recieve Lifesaving Award

Two Minnesota state troopers who were the first to arrive at the scene of some pretty bad accidents were honored today.

04/30/2012

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Rescue Dogs Serve Critical Need In Japan

Highly trained dogs are finding trapped survivors in Japan’s earthquake stricken towns.

03/22/2011