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1 Year Later, Hundreds Honor Fallen Mendota Heights Officer

Hundreds are expected to honor the memory of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick Thursday. He was shot and killed during a traffic stop one year ago.

07/30/2015

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Why Our Cars Are Lasting Longer

A new study says the average vehicle in the U.S. is a record 11.5 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Automotive. Jazmin Munoz, from Burnsville, bought her 2004 Nissan Altima used three years ago.

07/29/2015

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Local Charity Helps Raise Funds To Keep Vandalized Furniture Store Open

A small town furniture store that was vandalized will stay open thanks to the help of strangers. “I usually don’t cry, but when I see all the help we’ve been getting it gets me very emotional,” The Furniture Clinic owner Rick Elkins said.

07/23/2015

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‘Glory Index’ Shows This Summer Is Minnesota’s 3rd Best On Record

The Minnesota DNR says so far this has been the third “most glorious” on record, according to the all-new “Summer Glory Index.” The index is calculated based on ideal temperature, dew point and precipitation.

07/22/2015

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Furniture Store Vandalism May Force Business To Close

Vandalism may force a small-town furniture store to close.

07/21/2015

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Next Summer Will Be Tough For Patios On Nicollet Mall

If you’re looking to enjoy cocktails on the patio, you may want to make a stop on Nicollet Mall.

07/19/2015

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12-Year-Old Lightning Victim Glad To Be Alive

The family of a 12-year-old boy struck by lightning say strangers helped save his life.

07/15/2015

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Incentive, Scenery Drew Woody Harrelson’s ‘Wilson’ To Minnesota

A new Woody Harrelson movie is being shot in Minnesota. The film “Wilson”, starring Harrelson and Laura Dern, is based on a Daniel Clowes novel of the same name that is set in Oakland, California. Producers decided the film should be shot in the Twin Cities.

07/14/2015

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Graduates Of Veterans Treatment Court Get Clean Start

Four local veterans are being honored Thursday for turning their lives around by overcoming drug, alcohol or mental health issues.

07/09/2015

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Heart Attack Victim Saved By Hospital’s Fast ‘Door To Balloon’ Rate

The American Heart Association urges hospitals to have a quick “door to balloon rate.” That’s the time it takes to get a patient from the hospital doors to an operating room, where the blocked artery can be opened by inflating and deflating a tiny balloon.

07/06/2015

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Victim In Cass Lake Boating Accident Was A Swim Coach

Family and friends are mourning the loss of an Eden Prairie woman who died in a Fourth of July boating accident.

07/06/2015

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Police: 8 Injured In 3 Mpls. Shootings, No Arrests Made

Eight people are recovering from gunshots wounds after three separate shootings happened in Minneapolis in the early morning hours after Independence Day.

07/05/2015

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‘A Taste Of Minnesota’ Returns To Carver County

It may look like the Minnesota State Fair, but it has got its own flavor. “All the great music, all the great bands, it’s fantastic,” Chaska resident Daniel Mills said. A Taste of Minnesota, which dates back to 1983, has had its share of issues over the years.

07/03/2015

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App Uses Facial Recognition To Help Find Dogs

The Fourth of July may be fun for many of us, but it can be a scary weekend for dogs. More dogs go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year.

07/02/2015

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Parents Of Murdered College Student Request Lie Detector Tests

The parents of a Minnesota college student killed last year want those with him the night he died to take a lie detector test.

07/01/2015

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Best Fourth Of July Events In Minnesota

We tend to celebrate Independence Day with more zest and gusto than any other holiday. Here are five particularly unique events going down in Minnesota this year.

06/27/2015

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Big Drop In Business Following Downtown Farmers Market Move

A summer staple of downtown Minneapolis is in a new location this year, but vendors at the farmers market say the move is hurting their business.

06/25/2015

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Was A Semi Involved In The Crash That Killed Two Teen Brothers?

There was not a dry eye inside Park Christian School in Moorhead Tuesday night. Hundreds packed the gym to remember two young lives that were cut short.

06/24/2015

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Off-Duty Cop Shoots At Walmart Shoplifting Suspect

St. Paul police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near the University Avenue Walmart.

06/21/2015

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It’s Pick Your Own Strawberry Season In Minnesota

Summertime in Minnesota means getting out on the water and soaking up the sun. But it also means getting out in the fields and picking berries!

06/19/2015

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Carver County Named One Of Happiest Counties In Nation

A Twin Cities community is claiming a spot on a national list that’s sure to make them smile.

06/18/2015

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A Look Back At Wadena’s 2010 Tornado Devastation

The tornado that tore through the town of Wadena in 2010 left 4,000 community members working tirelessly to clean up the extensive damage. From the air, it looked like a war zone. Homes were flattened; a church was destroyed; school buses were covered in debris from all that was left of Wadena Deer Creek High School.

06/17/2015

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Man Charged With Child Endangerment After Boy, 8, Crashes Car In St. Paul

An Eagan man faces child endangerment charges for letting his 8-year-old cousin drive his car. Blake Folson, 25, was in the passenger seat when the child drove and crashed into another vehicle at Atlantic Street and Reaney Avenue in St Paul.

06/11/2015

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Could American Pharoah Be Coming To Canterbury Park?

Could the greatest race horse in the past four decades be coming to Minnesota? Officials with Canterbury Park in Shakopee hope so, and have extended an invitation to the owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

06/10/2015

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Peony Grower’s Crop Multiplies Over The Years

Laverne Dunsmore knows a thing or two about plants. He started working in raspberry fields at 9 years old. Years later he toured Brand Peony Farm, Minnesota’s first major peony grower.

06/09/2015

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