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Osseo Bands Together To Save 100-Year-Old Water Tower

The push is on to save one of the oldest water towers in the Twin Cities. The Osseo water tower turns 100 years old this year, but it no longer serves as the city’s main water source.

01/23/2015

67 years of marriage old

Albert Lea Couple Pass Away Just Two Day Apart

For 67 years of marriage, Myron and Betty Young were inseparable. He was a farmer and she was a probation officer — with a sense of humor. “At their 60th wedding anniversary, somebody said, ‘Wow, 60 years you’ve been married to the same man.’ She says, ‘I know! That’s a long time to wash the same guy’s Fruit of the Looms,'” their daughter Wanda Gwinn said.

01/21/2015

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Mpls. Youth Wrestling Club Drops Fees To The Mat

In a college wrestling room that has produced 11 national team titles and numerous individual champions, a group of kids is beginning their own wrestling journey. “Whether you get knocked down, this sport is all about how you get back up,” organizer Justin Benjamin said. And that’s exactly what the wrestlers in the Minneapolis Wrestling Club are all about.

01/20/2015

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10 Charged In MOA ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protest

The Bloomington City Attorney announced Wednesday that 10 people have been charged in connection with the “Black Lives Matter” protest at the Mall of America on Dec. 20, 2014.

01/14/2015

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Teen Plays 1st Varsity Game Before Heart Surgery

A dream came true Tuesday night for a basketball player who has inspired her classmates with her passion for the sport.

01/13/2015

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Hell’s Kitchen Opening Room Dedicated To Minnesotans

A “one of a kind” restaurant in downtown Minneapolis is about to get even more unique. In four days, Hell’s Kitchen will open up a room built by Minnesotans for Minnesotans. So fittingly, it will be called the “Minnesota Room.”

01/12/2015

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Curling? It’s Kind Of A ‘Big Spiel’

The oldest curling club in the nation is hosting one of the biggest tournaments of the year. It’s called the “Big Spiel,” and games are being played at the St. Paul Curling Club, along with clubs in Frogtown and Four Seasons in Blaine.

01/09/2015

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H.S. Hockey Player To Make Full Recovery After Neck Injury

A high school hockey player got a big scare after he suffered a neck injury during a game on Saturday. Sixteen-year-old Zack Munger plays defense for Plymouth’s Providence Academy. During their junior varsity game against Breck on Saturday, another player hit Zack cleanly, but he fell awkwardly into the boards.

01/06/2015

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Hits Bloomington City Council Meeting

Members of the group “Black Lives Matter” showed up to a Bloomington City Council meeting Monday night, asking the city to stop pursuing criminal charges against them.

01/05/2015

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Daughter Talks About Mom Killed In Vadnais Heights Fire

Fire officials are still investigating what caused a New Year’s Day fire in Vadnais Heights that claimed the life of a woman. The fire started just after noon Thursday on the 700 block of Berwood Avenue.

01/02/2015

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Good Question: Why Are Some Wines So Expensive?

Christmas has come and gone, but at Haskell’s in Minnetonka, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. At Haskell’s, you can splurge even more for a bottle of wine. A lot more.

12/31/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Drop A Ball On New Year’s?

The first Times Square ball drop happened in 1907, when New York Times owner Adolph Ochs asked for something bigger than fireworks for New Year’s Eve.

12/29/2014

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Warm Weather Delays Open For Hockey Rinks, Tubing Lifts

Our mild December means a lot of outdoor activities in Minneapolis have been put on hold.

12/26/2014

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Cambridge Man Blinded In DWI Crash Shares His Holiday Warning

he victim of a DWI crash has a message for those looking to celebrate over the holidays. In 2007, a drunk driver hit Greg Torell near his Cambridge home. He was returning home from the hospital after visiting his newborn granddaughter.

12/23/2014

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Weird Weather Has Odd Impact On Outdoor Recreation

For snowboarders Alex Olsson and Joey Titus, the slopes of Buck Hill were all theirs Monday afternoon.

12/22/2014

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