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Friends Reflect On 40 Summers Of Softball

They started playing together in 1973, but little did they know that forty years later they’d still be teammates, playing on the same field they started on. Now in their late 50s, Susie Hatch and Therese Douglass are still competing for all the right reasons. For 40 years, they’ve been playing at the same park – the Excelsior Commons. “The whole outfield is Lake Minnetonka, so it’s gorgeous,” Douglass said.

08/17/2013

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Hopkins Helps Texans Top Vikings 27-13

DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson showed off some of that first-round talent. Houston and Minnesota can’t wait to put that to use when the games actually count. Hopkins caught a 34-yard touchdown pass for the Texans in a 27-13 preseason victory on Friday over the Vikings. Patterson had an equally flashy first half.

08/09/2013

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One Of Henn. Co.’s Most Wanted Captured

One of Hennepin County’s top ten most wanted criminals has been arrested in Chicago. According to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office, 31-year-old Devon McFerrin was driving when he was pulled over by Chicago Police. Police say McFerrin, a prolific drug dealer, sold heroin to a man who later died from an overdosed in a Hopkins apartment in 2012.

08/03/2013

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Prep Blog: Lake Conference Football At A Glance

You’ll probably have to go back a long way in the history books to figure out the last time Eden Prairie lost two football games in a season, much less a regular season. Losing the last two games of the year heading into the 2012 postseason gave the Eagles plenty of fuel as they rebounded for five straight wins on the way to another state championship.

08/01/2013

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‘Helping Paws’ Aiding Returning Vets With PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is something many of us don’t really understand. Veterans dealing with the condition have certain needs that can be hard to meet. A new program at Helping Paws, in Hopkins, is trying a unique way to help. They’re using specially trained dogs to help local vets get through day to day life and heal their emotional scars.

07/17/2013

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Police Search For Missing Orono Teen

A 17-year-old Orono teen is missing, according to authorities. Orono Police are looking for James Joseph (Joe) Kenney. He was last seen in Hopkins driving a forest green Land Rover LR3, license plate number 899-HAE. If you have any information on Kenney’s whereabouts, call Orono Police or your local authorities.

07/06/2013

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Fmr Hopkins Star WR Hopes To Ride Blazing Speed To NFL

Terrell Sinkfield, the Hopkins native and Northern Iowa wide receiver, has a dream — make it to the NFL.

04/18/2013

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Cops: 19-Year-Old Shot In Hopkins Drive-By

Police are looking for suspects after a 19-year-old was found shot on the 1300 block of Highway 7 early Saturday morning.

03/16/2013

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Hopkins, Bloomington Kennedy On To 4A Title Game

Hopkins will play for a third straight Class 4A state girls basketball title. The Royals will face Bloomington Kennedy in the championship on Saturday at Target Center.

03/14/2013

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Prep Blog: State Girls Basketball Preview

It looks to be an exciting week at the Target Center as the top girls basketball players and teams converge on downtown Minneapolis for the annual state tournament.

03/12/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Reigning MIAC Baseball MVP Also Most Valuable Volunteer

What does Bethel’s star senior pitcher Matt Rowley share with Tim Tebow?

02/21/2013

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2013 Minnesota Spring Theater Preview

Five great theater performances are coming this spring that will delight people of all ages and interests.

02/18/2013

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Coffey, Dahlman Selected For McDonald’s All-America Game

Two Minnesota high school prep basketball stars have been selected to play in one of the premier all-star games in the country that will be showcased on national television.

02/15/2013

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Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-Ups

It’s getting to be that busy time of the winter in high school sports. Playoff brackets have been set in girls hockey, with other sports not behind.

02/08/2013

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Hopkins Girls Basketball Strives To Finish Strong

When you play for the Hopkins Girls Basketball Team, you play for state titles – which they’ve achieved the past two seasons. It’s not the same team in 2013, but they’re capable again of a high-quality season.

02/02/2013

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Charges: Woman Left Kids In Cold Car While Drinking

A Twin Cities woman is in trouble with the law after police say she left two kids, ages 2 and 3, inside a cold car while she drank inside a bar.

01/29/2013

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Hopkins Police: Aunt Leaves Toddlers In Cold Car To Drink

A 55-year-old woman is behind bars Monday after she allegedly left two kids, ages 2 and 3, alone inside a cold car while she drank alcohol.

01/28/2013

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Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-Ups

As someone who keeps a pretty close eye on the high school sports scene, this is one of my favorite times of the year. January is coming to an end, which means conference races around the state are heating up.

01/25/2013

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Prep Blog: Quick Look At The Week Ahead

It’s a big time in high school sports, and it usually works out that when we get into the chill of winter that things heat up on the playing field.

01/15/2013

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Man Beat To Death, Left In Minneapolis Alley Identified

Minneapolis Police have identified the man who was found dead in an alley on Saturday night.

11/19/2012

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Kids Can Be Super Heroes At Dynamic Defensive Arts In Hopkins

Every child wants to feel like a super hero. And now they can, and are encouraged to dress up as such when they learn self-defense moves.

10/27/2012

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‘Free Bikes 4 Kidz’ Drive Is Saturday Around Metro

There’s an opportunity tomorrow to help families in Twin Cities. If you have a bike or two that you’re willing to donate, we have just the place.

10/12/2012

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Hopkins Arcade Owner Using Pinball Machines To Stay Afloat

There’s no question times are still tough for many small business owners. An arcade owner in Hopkins has never had it harder.

09/25/2012

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

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost already halfway through the high school football season.

09/20/2012

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Jill Biden Slated To Campaign In St. Paul, Hopkins & Brooklyn Park

Jill Biden is scheduled to make campaign stops Friday in Brooklyn Park, Hopkins and St. Paul, the Obama campaign announced Wednesday.

09/12/2012

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