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Legislation Seeks Interim Steps To Stop Asian Carp

Members of Congress have introduced legislation calling for interim steps to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways while a permanent solution is debated.

12/12/2014

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Five Creepy Historical Sites In The Midwest

Looking for something spooky this Halloween? Check out the five creepiest historical sites in the midwest.

10/07/2014

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Major Mpls. Heroin Ring Busted And ‘Out Of Business’

Local and federal law enforcement credit a cooperative effort for busting a Chicago-based drug gang that made ordering a bag of heroin as simple as placing a phone call. “This was a 24-hour-a-day, retail-sales heroin operation,” said United States Attorney Andy Luger. “The way this would work is you would call one of two different phone numbers that were known as dispatch phone numbers — almost like you were calling a cab or you were ordering food.”

10/06/2014

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Man Charged With Murder In Connection With Missing Iowa Woman

A man was charged in connection to the murder of a woman whose body was found in Ravenna Township early this April. Timothy McVay, 39, has been charged with first degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death by the Illinois State’s Attorney’s Office, according to Dakota County officials.

07/18/2014

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TreeHouse Foods Buying Flagstone Foods For $860M

TreeHouse Foods is buying Flagstone Foods for $860 million as a way to gain access to the growing healthy snacks category. Flagstone, based in St. Paul, Minnesota, makes private label snacks such as trail mix and dried fruit.

06/30/2014

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Climate Report Predicts More Extremes In Midwest

A report by the National Climate Assessment says a warming planet will worsen a series of weather trends already showing up across the Midwest. Look for more extremes: searing heat, late-spring freezes, floods and droughts across a region that includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.

05/06/2014

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2-20-14 Amelia Rayno Talks Gopher Hoops On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Catch Amelia Thursday mornings with Dave Lee. Listen to her recap of last night’s loss by clicking the link above.

02/20/2014

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Minnesota’s ‘Big 3’ Picked for McDonald’s All American-Game

The rosters for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, featuring the top high school basketball stars in the country, were released Wednesday night. The game will be played in April 2 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill, and it will have a notable Minnesota feel.

01/30/2014

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Prep Blog: Local Prep Stars Nominated For National Showcase

The best high school basketball players, boys and girls, will take over Chicago, Ill., in early April for the McDonald’s All-American Game. When the final rosters are announced for both games, there’s likely to be plenty of Minnesota flavor on display.

01/15/2014

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2 Drowned In Chicago River Identified

A police dive unit resumed its search for a missing woman who fell into the Chicago River. Authorities say 21-year-old Lauren Li and another man fell while trying to help their friend, who’d also fallen into the river early Monday while retrieving a cellphone from the ice.

01/14/2014

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MN Man Dies After Falling Into Chicago River

A Minnesota man died after falling into the Chicago River early Monday when he dropped his cell phone in the water and lunged after it, according to reports from our sister station in Chicago. Another man was hospitalized and a woman was missing and presumed dead after they went into the water to try to rescue him.

01/13/2014

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Ill. Pork Producer Buys Minn. Chicken Company

An Illinois pork processor announced plans Friday to buy Minnesota meat packer GNP Company, which sells chicken under the Gold’n Plump, Just BARE and Sunny Roost brands. The family owned companies issued a joint statement that did not disclose terms of the deal.

11/22/2013

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Storms Sweep Across Midwest, Kill 6 In Illinois

As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr’s wife and adult son didn’t have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement. Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone and the sun out and “right on top” of them, Zehr said.

11/18/2013

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Wayne Offers Tuition Break To Great Lakes Students

If you live in one of the Great Lakes states or Ontario, Wayne State University says you can pay only a bit more than the undergraduate tuition for Michigan residents.

10/23/2013

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