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Upcoming Construction Project To Close Parts Of Hwy. 169 For 1 Year

After a summer of frustrating road closures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced part of Highway 169 will be closed for up to a year! A stretch of Hwy. 169 in Hopkins, Minnetonka and part of Edina will close in fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017. Lanes in both directions will be closed for the whole year.

08/19/2015

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Violinist May Never Get Car Back After Unknowingly Lending It To Drunk Driver

Trying to do a favor for someone may have cost a Hopkins woman her car. Gayle Thomas is an accomplished violinist, but her daily routine has hit a sour note. She thought she was doing a good thing last month by letting her friend’s boyfriend borrow her car.

08/11/2015

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Video Of Hopkins Cops Dancing At National Night Out Goes Viral

A video of two Hopkins police officers dancing with some kids during National Night Out earlier this week is going viral. The video was taken by Haleigh Jo Heitkamp, who posted it on Facebook Tuesday.

08/07/2015

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Charges: Woman, 71, Bilked From Estate Sales

A woman from Hopkins is accused of stealing money from her property estate clients. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says she’s illegally collected nearly $150,000.

07/31/2015

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Former Hopkins Star Marcus Williams Hoping To Stick In NFL

From Hopkins to Broadway, with a stop at Fargo in between. Marcus Williams was a two-sport star in high school, decided to pursue football and is now a member of the New York Jets.

07/14/2015

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More Students Turning To Crowdfunding For Tuition

With the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.

07/10/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Water Levels Rise So High During Storms?

Strong storms rolled through Minnesota Sunday night and dumped two to four inches of rain across the Metro. That water raised parts of the Mississippi River seven inches and some sections of Minnehaha Creek about two and half feet.

07/06/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Bike Tune-Up In Minnesota

For a state crisscrossed with hundreds of miles of trails of all kinds, keeping your bicycle in tip-top shape is just a Minnesotan thing to do.

05/28/2015

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Get Ready To Celebrate ‘National Record Store Day’

Saturday will be a special day — a day to appreciate something old that is new once again. It’s National Record Store Day across the country. “As a long-term record buyer, I can tell you it’s the funnest day of the year.”

04/17/2015

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Prep Blog: Looking Back On An Eventful Winter Season

It’s transition time in Minnesota’s prep sports scene. The winter season is over and the champions have been crowned. While we have the time, let’s look back on an eventful winter season and reflect on the teams and games that gave us excitement and allowed us to appreciate high schools sports for what they are: Fun, competitive and entertaining.

03/27/2015

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Eastview, Hopkins Eyeing Title Game In Girls Basketball State Tournament

The Girls State High School Basketball Tournament starts Tuesday at Target Center and the University of Minnesota. And in the biggest class, the top two seeds have set themselves apart. Which has their coaches preaching a very similar message today, saying all the things coaches are supposed to say.

03/16/2015

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Prep Blog: Boys Hockey Playoff Games Highlight Weekend Match-Ups

We’re sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.

02/27/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Feb. 13, 2015

The temperature is dropping, but the action on the ice is heating up in high school hockey.

02/13/2015

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Guest Pass: LTD Brewing Company In Hopkins

Over the last couple of years, the craft beer scene has exploded in Minnesota. Now, it seems like there’s a taproom on every corner. One of those is the LTD Brewery in Hopkins. It’s less than a year old, but the guys behind it have been making beer for over a decade.

01/29/2015

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Hopkins Prep Star Does It All On The Court

If you’re looking at a list of the 15 best juniors in the entire country in girls basketball, she’s on it. And she doesn’t even lead her own team in scoring. But when you watch Nia Hollie play for Hopkins, you see why pretty clearly.

01/26/2015

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top High School Match-Ups

There’s a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.

01/23/2015

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St. Paul Schools Working On ‘Gender Inclusion’ Policy

The St. Paul school district is seeking to establish a new policy to protect transgender students. The proposal was outlined Tuesday night by the district’s strategic planning and policy administrator. A group of school board members plans to work on the “gender inclusion” policy with students, parents and staff in the coming months.

01/14/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Jan. 9, 2015

Put a log on the fire: We are moving into the teeth of the winter sports season.

01/09/2015

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Prep Blog: Timberwolves Shootout Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

This weekend, there are plenty of great match-ups in hockey and basketball. One of the top events of the weekend is the Timberwolves Shootout, an all-day event at Target Center where some of Minnesota’s top teams face talented squads from across the country.

01/09/2015

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Curiocity: Suburban Bowling Alley Gets Funky With Calley Bliss, Fladcast

I’m a jazz neophyte. I know very little about who performs the genre or how it’s performed. I know even less about where it is performed.

11/15/2014

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St. Louis Park Man Pleads Guilty In Impaired Crash That Killed Store Owner

A 20-year-old St. Louis Park man has pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal vehicular homicide in the April 15 death of a hardware store owner, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

10/28/2014

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Hopkins Teammates Have A ‘Brotherly Love’ Off The Field

The Hopkins Royals (4-4) host the Edina Hornets (2-6). The Royals lost their first conference game last week to Eden Prairie, which means Hopkins’ defensive co-captains Zach Haley and Harry Momoh are looking to use the loss to the Eden Prairie as motivation.

10/24/2014

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Students Don Orange To Prevent Bullying

Children across the state dressed in orange on Wednesday to highlight Bullying Prevention Day. The color blazed inside Hopkins’ Eisenhower Elementary School.

10/22/2014

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Formed Out Of Tragedy, Hopkins Family Of Ten Bonds Over Sports

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – You’ve got your Mannings. Your Harbaughs. Your Molinas, Gasols, and Earnhardts. Some families are sports super-families. And there is one such family in Hopkins, a family that is thriving, even if it was […]

10/17/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.

10/15/2014

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