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Making The Most Of Your Minnesota State Fair Experience

Thousands of people will flock to the fairgrounds in St. Paul Thursday for the first day of the Minnesota State Fair. “This is the very end of that sprint to the end of the marathon for us,” Minnesota State Fair communications manager Brienna Schuette said.

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Parents Of Slain College Student Honor Him With Foundation

The family of a Minnesota college student who was murdered last year says they are focusing on the positive. The body of 18-year-old Tom Bearson was found three days after he went missing from North Dakota State University last fall.

08/20/2015

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St. Paul Residents Jump From 2nd-Story Windows To Avoid Fire

The St. Paul Fire Department says a 14-year-old boy is lucky he had a second escape route when a fire erupted in his bedroom.

08/19/2015

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Looking For A Tech Job? There Are Plenty In Minnesota

If you’re thinking of a career in technology, you’re in the right place. Tech jobs are growing faster in Minnesota than any other state. According to the technology job postings site dice.com, Minnesota ranks No. 1 for technology job growth, followed by Utah and Nebraska.

08/18/2015

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Playground Built In Honor Of 3 Wisconsin Girls Opens

A new playground in River Falls, Wis., opened Saturday in honor of the three Schaffhausen girls. The young girls were murdered by their father in their River Falls home three years ago. Their mother, Jessica Peterson, who remarried, decided to build the playground memorial to remember them.

08/15/2015

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Teen Gets 27 Years For Killing Cottage Grove Teacher

A 19-year-old Pine Springs man who pleaded guilty in the shooting death of a popular Cottage Grove teacher learned his fate Friday afternoon. Bailey Garcia was sentenced to 27 years for second-degree murder in the January drive-by shooting death of David Frigaard in Mahtomedi.

08/14/2015

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3 Injured After Part Of Ceiling Collapses At First Avenue In Mpls.

Three people were hurt at legendary rock club First Avenue in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday after part of the ceiling collapsed. The collapse happened around 10:15 p.m. during a “Theory of a Deadman” concert.

08/13/2015

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Mayor Of St. Paul Hoping To Land Soccer Stadium

Back in March it was announced that Major League Soccer would be coming to Minnesota. Just a few months later, however, that plan could be in jeopardy with a stadium site yet to be decided. Now, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is hoping to sway the league east of the Mississippi River.

08/11/2015

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Toddler Found Alone At Busy Intersection Reunited With Mother

Police searched for hours Thursday for the parents of a 3-year-old boy found on the side of a busy metro road, wearing only a diaper.

08/06/2015

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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 gunshot 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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