Holly Wagner

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Hundreds Gather To Remember Monticello Track Star

Family, friends and teammates remembered the life of a college athlete killed in a tragic accident. Phillip LaVallee was a cross country and track star at Monticello High School and was heading into his sophomore year at South Dakota State. The 19-year-old was hit and killed last month while out on a training run, three miles from his parents’ home in Otsego.

09/14/2013

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Minn. Football Player, 16, Recovering After Severe Brain Injury

Parents of a 16-year-old football player from the west metro say they’re thankful their son is alive. Luke Nelson, a linebacker for Dassel-Cokato High School, suffered a severe head injury during their Friday night game against Orono. He’s now in serious condition at HCMC after having emergency brain surgery.

09/08/2013

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Hundreds In Mpls. Commemorate 50th Anniversary Of March On Washington

Tens of thousands of people descended on the National Mall in Washington D.C. in 1963 and made history. On Saturday, thousands marked the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which is now considered one of the largest rallies ever held for human rights. In the Twin Cities, hundreds of people turned out for marches in north, northeast, and south Minneapolis to mark the historic day.

08/24/2013

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Paul Bunyan Pitching In On MNsure Push

The leaders of MNsure unveiled a new marketing campaign featuring two Minnesota icons that will run for the next month. The campaign features folk hero Paul Bunyan and his faithful companion Babe in a series of unfortunate mishaps along with a twist on familiar slogan, “Minnesota: Land of 10,000 reasons to get health insurance.”

08/18/2013

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Vikings Fans Deal With New NFL Bag Rule

Vikings fans are in store for changes at the ticket gate this season. The NFL made a decision in May, following the bombings at the Boston Marathon, to ban most bags and purses from stadiums.

08/09/2013

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As Dinkytown Transforms, An 80-Year-Old Grocery Closes

The look and feel of Dinkytown, near the University of Minnesota campus, will continue to change over the next year. Despite protests from neighborhood activists, the Minneapolis City Council approved the rezoning of an area in Dinkytown to make way for a six-story apartment building meant for student housing. The new development will be located on Southeast 5th Street between 13th and 14th avenues.

08/03/2013

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N. Mpls Building Wrapped In Photos For FLOW Art Crawl

People passing by the intersection of Broadway and Dupont avenues in north Minneapolis won’t miss it. The rundown building that’s been boarded up for a decade is now covered from top to bottom in a collage of 32 colorful and artistic photographs. Charles Caldwell is a local artist. He’s one of several people who work in the area featured in the mural.

07/20/2013

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2 Families Rescued By Boat, 3 Roads Washed Out In S. Metro

Two Dundas families had to be rescued from their homes by boat after nearly seven inches of rain fell over night in Rice County. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, four families total have been displaced in the small town of Dundas, located an hour south of the metro. Three roads are also washed out in Rice Country near Dundas, he said.

07/13/2013

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Country Star Zac Brown Is A Fan Of This Wis. Artist

A Wisconsin artist is especially excited about the concert Friday night at Target Field. Kimberlie Gilbertson is a big fan of the music and turns out some of the stars are big fans of hers.

07/11/2013

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Diverse Group Of Leaders Meet To Discuss MN Sex Trafficking

A Twin Cities community is searching for solutions to a growing and disturbing problem – the sex trafficking of young girls. Faith leaders, law enforcement and survivors attended a community meeting in Oak Park Heights Saturday. Earlier this month, the FBI ranked Minnesota 13th in the nation for sex trafficking.

06/29/2013

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Twin Cities Pride Festivities Underway

The annual Twin Cities Pride Celebration is about to get underway. Minneapolis hosts one of the largest Pride weekends in the nation, bringing in nearly a half million people from around the country. This is expected to be one of the biggest celebrations ever in the Twin Cities. Pride Executive Director Dot Belstler says Minnesota’s new marriage law and the recent rulings from the Supreme Court are fueling the excitement and a sense of accomplishment.

06/28/2013

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72,500 Xcel Customers Still Without Power In MN

Yet another round of thunderstorms hit thousands of home still without power Sunday morning, leaving many with more storm damage and others fighting flash flooding.

06/23/2013

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Mpls. Man Escapes Car Crushed By Tree

A young man heading out to dinner during Friday night’s storm says he didn’t see it coming. Bret Rademacher narrowly escaped being crushed by a falling tree in Minneapolis. Physically he’s fine – there’s not a scratch on him, which is hard to believe when you see what’s left of his car.

06/22/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Bill Announced At MN Capitol

With supporters calling it a “historic” day, Minnesota lawmakers unveiled a bill to legalize gay marriage.

02/27/2013

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Missing Woman’s Family ‘Angry, Betrayed’ By Husband’s Arrest

The family of a missing St. Paul woman is not giving up hope that she’s still alive, even after her husband was arrested on suspicion of homicide.

02/27/2013

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H.S. Hockey Players Protest ‘Harlem Shake’ Punishment

Though Mound Westonka High School has reduced their punishment, a group of hockey players who were suspended for recording a dance in the school cafeteria say they’ve already lost something that can’t be recovered.

02/25/2013

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Immigration Dept. Now Investigating Kidnapping Case

A kidnapped baby boy is safe Thursday morning and back with his mother after a frightening series of events Wednesday afternoon.

02/21/2013

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State Leaders Attending Summit On Asian Carp

Minnesota’s state leaders are spending Wednesday focusing on a major threat to the state’s tourism industry. It’s the possible invasion of Asian Carp, a destructive fish, in Minnesota waterways.

02/20/2013

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Mary Jo Copeland In Washington D.C. For National Honor

Mary Jo Copeland started “Sharing and Caring Hands” in Minneapolis 30 years ago. She’s being honored Friday by President Barack Obama in Washington D.C. her for all her work with the “Presidential Citizens Medal” at the White House.

02/15/2013

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American Airlines, U.S. Airways To Announce Merger

Two of the country’s biggest air carriers are tying the knot on Valentine’s Day. CBS has learned American Airlines and U.S. Airways will announce they are merging later this morning.

02/14/2013

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Man Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder In Oakdale Shootings

An Oakdale man, accused of going on a deadly shooting spree, made his first court appearance Wednesday morning.

02/13/2013

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Oakdale Man Arrested In Random Shooting That Killed Boy, 9

A 9-year-old boy is dead after being shot at random as he rode in a minivan with his mother Monday night. The alleged shooter is now in the Washington County Jail.

02/12/2013

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Key Points From ‘State Of The State’ Address

In his third “State of the State” address Wednesday night at the State Capitol, Gov. Dayton focused mainly on the budget, but he did throw in one surprise. He gave his biggest statement yet in support of legalizing gay marriage.

02/07/2013

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Lawmakers Debate Assault Weapons Ban At Capitol

For the second day in a row, the gun debate has brought a large crowd to the State Capitol.

02/06/2013

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Obama Presses His Gun Proposals In Minnesota

With his gun proposals dividing Congress, President Barack Obama conceded Monday the challenges he faces in winning support for measures ranging from criminal checks on gun buyers to an assault weapons ban. But, he declared: “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something.”

02/04/2013

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