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Totino-Grace Mourns Football Manager, 18, Who Died Of Brain Cancer

Rachel Woell passed away Friday night, after leaving the football game at half-time.

09/29/2014

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State Agencies Sever Ties With Mpls. Non-Profit

A non-profit, accused of using grant money to fund lavish trips and a Costco membership, was shut down by the state on Friday. The state is seeking $600,000 back from Community Action of Minneapolis. The agency helps low-income families with heating bills and works to find people jobs.

09/26/2014

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The Budweiser Dog Ad’s Minn. Connection

The new Budweiser commercial tugs at your heart, and the song in the background, well, it’s memorable. The ad featuring the song “When You Come Home” has more than 15 million YouTube views. It was written and sung by Minneapolis-based musician Dan Rodriguez. “I was inspired about a guy and his dog to write a song about a friendship or relationship,” Rodriguez said.

09/25/2014

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St. Paulite Is Game For ‘Survivor: Blood Vs. Water’

“Survivor: Blood Vs. Water” premiered Wednesday on WCCO. And this season there’s a Minnesotan to root for. Reed Kelly is a St. Paul native, but currently calls New York home. He’s on the show with his boyfriend, Josh Canfield.

09/24/2014

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‘This Is How I Was Raised': Minn. Mom Defends Adrian Peterson

A Minnesota mother is coming to the defense of the Vikings’ star running back. Adrian Peterson is charged with hitting his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch in Texas. Two years ago, a mom named April did something similar at a beach in northern Minnesota.

09/22/2014

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Fans React To Adrian Peterson Child Abuse Indictment

Vikings fans are reacting to the news, but many were hesitant to talk about the indictment, saying the topic is too sensitive. Reactions were mixed.

09/12/2014

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Body Shop Loses Police Account After Alleged Speeding In Squad Cars

The owner of an auto shop said the incident that led him to fire an employee was blown out of proportion. The Roseville Police Department used Suburban Auto Body to fix their cars. That four-month relationship ended a week ago when employees were accused of speeding in the patrol cars.

09/10/2014

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Wayzata High School Opts Out Of Federal Lunch Program

Any parent will tell you that trying to get kids to eat healthier is tricky business, particularly for teenagers.

09/09/2014

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Big Minn. Names Showing Interest In Growing Medical Pot

Some of the names showing interest in growing and selling medical marijuana in Minnesota are familiar ones. Friday began the first step towards finding two manufacturers.

09/05/2014

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Search For Ty Hoffman At Airport Turns Up Empty

Police returned to the Anoka County Airport Tuesday morning in their search for the man accused of killing Kelly Phillips at a Twin Cities gas station last month. Police believe Lyle “Ty” Hoffman may have robbed a TCF Bank on County Road 10 in Blaine, Minn. over the weekend.

09/02/2014

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Totino-Grace Holds 24-Hour Prayer Event For Student With Cancer

Sunday is often a day of prayer and reflection, and that couldn’t be more true than this Sunday, with the Totino-Grace community. The school is holding a powerful day of prayer for a student who learned last week there are few medical options left to treat her brain tumor.

08/24/2014

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After Mellow Summer, Lake Minnetonka Hosts Wakesurfing Comp

The first ever organized wakesurfing competition on Lake Minnetonka is wrapping up, despite a set-back earlier this summer.

08/23/2014

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Totino-Grace Football Team Rallying Around Classmate With Cancer

Starting next week, Friday nights will be about football for many high schools across the state. But this week, a metro high school is rallying around one of their own in an extraordinary way, with prayer.

08/22/2014

Janelle On The Job

She’s Worked 50 Years At A Bait Shop, And She’s The Backbone Of The Business

We are in the throes of the open-water fishing season. Behind every good angler is a bait shop they turn to. In Longville, anglers have relied on Janelle Sonstegard to steer them in the right direction for 50 years.

08/20/2014

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Priest Sex Abuse Victim Settles With Archdiocese

A victim of clergy sex abuse spoke out Wednesday after settling his case with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The case involved Father Thomas Stitts, who was working at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in St. Paul when the alleged abuse occurred.

08/20/2014

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