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Mom & Baby Rescued From St. James Fire Out Of ICU

A young mother and her 6-month-old baby who were rescued by volunteer firefighters are out of intensive care. Alexis Liemthongsamout and Madysin Murch suffered smoke inhalation last week when a fire started in their mobile home in St. James, which is about 40 miles southwest of Mankato.

11/21/2014

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To Circumcise Or Not? Parents Debate Amid Downtrend

It is one of the first decisions parents make when they have a baby boy: whether to have him circumcised. Nationwide, numbers have trended down by about 10 percent over the past 30 years, but the Midwest still has the highest rate at nearly 70 percent.

11/17/2014

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What Type Of Smoke Alarm Is Best For Your Home?

Smoke alarms are by far the most effective way to get your family out safely when there’s a fire. Still, statistics show one out of every four people who die in a house fire have a working smoke alarm in the home at the time. We went to one of the leading experts in Minnesota, Jamie Novak, to put alarms to the test.

11/11/2014

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Garth Brooks Greets Patients At St. Paul Children’s Hospital

Country superstar Garth Brooks may be in town for a record number of concerts, but Friday afternoon he put smiles on the faces of some special fans. Garth stepped off the elevator at Children’s Hospital and Clinics in St. Paul to greet patients, parents and healthcare workers

11/07/2014

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White Bear Lake Man Arrested For Allegedly Selling Fake Vikings Tickets

If you’re heading to a game this weekend, you may want to double check your tickets. Police are investigating a man who they believe sold fake tickets to a Vikings game, and they think he may have sold even more to other sporting events.

10/31/2014

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Family Who Lost Home To Mudslide Finally Able To Rebuild

The historic June floods left a permanent mark on a well-known high school basketball coach and his family. The record rainfall sent a mudslide cascading into the Carlson’s Le Sueur, Minn. home, making it unlivable.

10/29/2014

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Minnesota Fine-Tunes Ebola Monitoring Plan

Minnesota health officials outlined plans Monday for monitoring travelers from countries battling Ebola, and said the most-severe restrictions will be imposed only on those known to have treated someone with the virus while abroad.

10/27/2014

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‘No Honor In Racism Rally’ Planned For Vikings-Redskins Game

A controversial football team is coming to town and not everyone is on board because of their name and mascot.
At a press conference Thursday, the National Coalition Against Racism in Sports and Media announced a rally, called “No Honor In Racism Rally,” which will be held during next week’s Vikings game.

10/23/2014

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Minn. School District Goes High-Tech To Beef Up Security

Instead of waiting for something to happen, a Minnesota school district is being proactive by taking security to the next level. Eastern Carver County added secure entrances to each school, and more surveillance cameras this school year. Shana Anderson often volunteers at her son’s school, Bluff Creek Elementary. This year, there’s a new step before she can get to the office.

10/22/2014

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Post Office Apologizes For Declaring Man Dead

A letter Jason Gerling’s mother sent to him was returned with the word “deceased” across the envelope.

10/20/2014

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Rival Minn. Schools Show Solidarity After Tragedy

College students in Northfield are coming together to support a neighboring school. After learning of the death of a student at St. Olaf last week, Carleton students filled every mailbox at St. Olaf with a flower as a way to show solidarity. “It was an absolutely incredible gesture that we experienced from Carleton,” said junior John Bruer.

10/16/2014

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Minnesotan Starts Viral Conversation On Virginity

It had been on her mind for a few years, so Ellen Burkhardt decided to write about why she’s choosing to wait to have sex until marriage. “I firmly believe that in order to have sex with someone you should love them, and personally, I’ve never been in love,” Burkhardt said. Her article on the subject in Salon magazine went viral and started a conversation.

10/08/2014

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Tennis Coach Accused Of Having Sex With Student

A 27-year-old tennis coach at Convent of the Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minn., is accused of having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student, according to a criminal complaint.

10/06/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 3, 2014

It definitely feels like fall in the air, and snow may even be on the way. But high school football is just heating up. Jennifer Mayerle reported on the featured game – Stillwater vs. Cretin-Derham Hall — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.

10/03/2014

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Vikings, Packers Rivalry Moves Off The Field And Onto Neighbors’ Fence

There’s a Vikings-Packers rivalry. And then there’s Chris St. Martin and Paul Pankratz. The dueling neighbors took the loyalty to their teams to another level a few years ago. Now, people stop and take pictures where their yards meet.

10/02/2014

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