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Teen’s Body Pulled From Carver County Lake

Rescue crews recovered the body of a teenager from a Carver County lake late Friday evening. The sheriff’s office received a report at about 7:30 p.m. that a teen swimming in Eagle Lake near Baylor Regional Park went underwater and never resurfaced.

05/10/2014

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Minn. Student Combats Racist Note With Social Media

A college freshman is trying to turn a negative situation into a positive after receiving a racist note in his dorm room. Raul Guzman is a freshman at Carleton College in Northfield.

05/09/2014

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Woman Shot In Deadly New Brighton Feud Speaks Out

A New Brighton father and son made court appearances Wednesday on charges relating to the fatal feud with neighbors over feeding deer.

05/07/2014

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‘What If We Were Killed?’: Waseca Resident On Teen’s Disturbing Plot

Julia Speck would often hear her 17-year-old neighbor, John David LaDue, throwing knives and axes at a tree in the front yard.

05/02/2014

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Little Falls Man Found Guilty On All Four Counts Of Murder

The Little Falls, Minn. man who shot and killed two teenagers after they broke into his home has been found guilty of all four counts of premeditated murder.

04/29/2014

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Century Old Minneapolis Home In Danger Of Being Torn Down

The future of a historical, century-old Minneapolis house was decided Friday morning. The house on Colfax Avenue was built 120 years ago by master builder T.P. Healy. Because of who built the house and its age, many consider it a historic property and untouchable.

04/25/2014

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Minn. Woman Finishes Boston Marathon Against The Odds

Thousands of runners finished the Boston Marathon on Monday, something that was taken away from many of them last year. Fifty-one-year-old Elinor Scott of St. Louis Park was just three-quarters of a mile from finishing her dream, when two explosions forced her off the course.

04/24/2014

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‘We Lost One Of Our Brothers’: College Athlete From Blaine Dies While Rafting

Friends, family and teammates are mourning the loss of a college baseball player. On Tuesday, the body of 23-year-old Dan Buehner was recovered from the Sheyenne River in Valley City, North Dakota. Buehner, who grew up in Blaine, was a senior at Valley City State University and a captain on the baseball team.

04/23/2014

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Minn. Health Network To Discontinue Water Births

A decision by Allina Health to stop water births led to a protest outside a Shakopee Hospital Monday morning. Earlier this month, Allina began telling doulas and expecting moms that underwater births would no longer be an option.

04/21/2014

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Man Accusing Roseville Cops Of Excessive Force

A Minneapolis man says he was brutalized by Roseville police, and now he’s taking them to court. The incident happened last May near Lexington Avenue and Highway 36.

04/18/2014

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Bait Shops Worried About A Repeat Of Last Spring

Another winter storm would be the last thing the state’s fishing industry needs. Many bait shops and resort owners say business was down this winter because it was simply too cold to be on the ice.

04/15/2014

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Countdown To Taxes Begins As April 15 Deadline Looms

The countdown is on. Taxpayers have until midnight Tuesday to get their taxes done. The IRS will receive about 135 million tax returns by the April 15 deadline. About 90 percent of those are now filed electronically. In a roundabout way, that’s helped cut down on the number of audits the IRS can conduct.

04/14/2014

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Lime Shortage Takes Zest Away From Bars, Planes

A bad harvest year in Mexico has caused the price of limes to go way up. They’ve become so expensive that some airlines have quit serving them on planes. Lucas Price is a bartender at Barrio in downtown Minneapolis, a place known for its tacos and tequila. But lately, it’s a little green fruit that’s been putting the squeeze on Price.

04/09/2014

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Minn. Has The 6th-Highest Taxes In The U.S., Census Bureau Says

You may be surprised to know that numbers released by the U.S. Census Bureau show Minnesota has the sixth-highest taxes in the country. But Wisconsin is just ahead of us as the fifth-highest taxed state in the nation.

04/08/2014

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Twins Fans Enjoy Spring Weather At Home Opener

After a very long winter Twins fans finally got to enjoy some outdoor baseball, and some sun. It was 60 degrees and sunny during first pitch at Monday’s home opener at Target Field. A lot of fans were wearing t-shirts, shorts and shades.

04/07/2014

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