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Ventura Heads To Court In Libel Case

Jesse Ventura will head to federal court Tuesday morning in an effort to protect his name. The former Minnesota Governor filed suit against Navy SEAL, Chris Kyle, the author of “American Sniper.” Ventura claims Kyle lied about a fight between them. “Libel cases are supposedly about restoring your reputation,” professor Jane Kirtley, with the University of Minnesota, said.

07/07/2014

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Good Samaritan Feels Punished For Doing A Good Deed

A Good Samaritan witnessed a car accident and stopped to render aid. The accident happened along Highway 55 in Eagan, Minn. in late April. The woman who helped got a surprise a few weeks ago, a hefty bill, and she’s now appealing to the state. “I sort of immediately sprang into action mode,” Lauren Radziejewski said. Radziejewski said she didn’t think twice about getting out of her car to help after seeing the accident.

07/07/2014

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Officials: 2 Killed, Trooper Injured In Cannon Falls Crash

Two people died Friday afternoon in Cannon Falls, officials say, when their car pulled out in front a State Patrol squad car. The crashed happened near the intersection of 65th Street and County Road 24 just after 2:30 p.m.

07/04/2014

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Family: Our Dog Died After Ingesting Blue-Green Algae

Our wet weather could be making lakes dangerous for dogs. One dog named Copper died last weekend after fetching a tennis ball from Prairie Lake north of Becker. His family shares the warning for dog owners.

06/26/2014

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Prof: Obama’s Coming To Minn. To Raise Money

President Barack Obama will land in Minnesota for a two-day visit on Thursday. After a town-hall style meeting at Minnehaha Park, the president will attend a fundraising dinner at the home of a Minneapolis couple.

06/25/2014

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Shelter Arrested Again

A Wisconsin woman who was charged with stealing back 15 cats from the Humane Society was arrested for violating the conditions of her bond. Lee Ann Shore, 46, was arrested last month after she allegedly broke into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis.

06/25/2014

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A Mudslide Took Out Their Dining Room, Now They’re Looking For Help

Flood waters are beginning to recede in some parts of Minnesota, but the damage will be around for some time. That’s especially true for a Le Sueur family. The Carlsons had to run to escape a mudslide in their home.

06/24/2014

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Minnesotans Waiting For Road-Closing Rivers To Crest

Communities around Minnesota are watching and waiting for flooded rivers to crest. At least 15 major roads or bridges are impassable right now because of rising water.

06/23/2014

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Blakeley Township Evacuated In Anticipation Of Storms

The small community of Blakeley Township was evacuated Thursday in anticipation of the storms. Last week’s heavy downpour caused mudslides and compromised roads there, cutting off access to get in and out of town.

06/22/2014

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Nat’l Guard Working To Keep Water Out Of Henderson

The rain may be over for now, but the damage from the recent heavy rains will be felt for quite some time. A mudslide badly damaged an apartment and a historic brewery in Jordan.

06/21/2014

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Water Surrounds Mobile Homes In Scott County

Heavy rain Thursday flooded the Valley Green Mobile Home Community in Jordan. The water surrounded the mobile homes, making it difficult for residents to get in or out.

06/19/2014

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No Wake Restriction Hurting Businesses On Lake Minnetonka

The rising waters are causing trouble on Lake Minnetonka. The no wake restriction has been in effect for almost two weeks. The water is so high boats aren’t allowed to open up on the lake.

06/18/2014

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Woman Pulled From Flooded Car By MN State Trooper Offers Thanks

Wide spread flooding affected the northern and southern parts of the state after heavy rains on Monday and Tuesday. It led to a daring car rescue. Julisa Jones said she was terrified. She was on her way home to Anoka, Minn. from Sioux Falls, S.D. when the road she was on was covered with water that was rising fast.

06/17/2014

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Vandalism Rocks Community At Minnehaha Park

Wheel Fun Rentals set up a temporary table and cash register near the falls so they could still do business. “There’s a lot of memories in that small shack,” manager Will Goodnow said. Employees found just a shell of a shack Monday morning. “It’s just a small business trying to make its way, trying to grow and someone’s trying to get in the way of that,” Goodnow said.

06/16/2014

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Former Marine Foils Purse Snatcher In Blaine

A would-be thief who picked the wrong woman to mess with is in jail. Blaine Police say he tried to snatch Kathy George’s purse outside a Cub Foods on Tuesday. She is still shaken after the tussle. “It felt uncomfortable from the start,” George said.

06/11/2014

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