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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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Edina Art Fair Celebrates 49th Year

Thousands will flock to Minnesota’s second-largest art fair this weekend as the Edina Art Fair celebrates its 49th year. The fair features artwork from 300 artists from all over the country.

06/05/2015

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Mick Jagger Drops Into North Loop Bookstore

The world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band will play at TCF Bank Stadium Wednesday night, but the Rolling Stones have already rolled into town. When the VIP guest, Mick Jagger, came into James & Mary Laurie Booksellers in the North Loop of Minneapolis, he needed no introduction.

06/02/2015

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Trash Dumping Causes Big Problems For Brooklyn Center Little League

A Twin Cities little league could have to pay thousands of dollars to clean up someone else’s mess. The Brooklyn Center little league says people have been dumping debris and trash at Thurs Park.

05/30/2015

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MCAD Holding Annual Scholarship Art Auction

It’s a big night for local art enthusiasts. The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is hosting their annual auction Friday night.

05/29/2015

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4 Hurt After Car Jumps Curb Outside Dunn Brothers

Four people are hurt Thursday night after a car went up onto the sidewalk at a busy intersection in St. Paul.

05/28/2015

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Minnesotans Are Mad About Morels

As the month of May winds down, so too does the season for a very popular fungus. Morel mushrooms are hunted all over the state this time of year.

05/28/2015

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‘U’ Students Shaken By Apartment Shooting

Some University of Minnesota students are shaken after a gunman fired several shots at someone inside their apartment building. The shooting happened early Monday morning at The Marshall apartments near Dinkyown. One person was injured.

05/26/2015

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It’s Prime Time For Morel Mushroom Hunting

You’ve heard of deer hunting and turkey hunting, but how about mushroom hunting? It is prime time to forage for Minnesota’s favorite mushroom, the morel.

05/23/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty Assaults

The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.

05/20/2015

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Officials Urge Memorial Weekend Boaters To Keep Safety In Mind

Many boat owners will dust off their boats and hit the water this holiday weekend, so it’s a good time to brush up on boating safety.

05/19/2015

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Pepper Sprayed 10-Year-Old: ‘We Didn’t Do Anything Wrong’

Dozens of people gathered in the rain Thursday night to protest the way police handled a rally on Wednesday. The group Black Lives Matter met at the government center in Minneapolis, then marched several blocks through downtown.

05/14/2015

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Cyber Attack Halts State Assessment Testing Again

It was an all-too-familiar situation for the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education says science assessment testing was suspended due to a cyber attack.

05/13/2015

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St. Louis Park Considers Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

The city of St. Louis Park is considering adopting a complete ban on single-use plastic bags. A majority of the city’s council members have expressed support for a ban, according to the Star Tribune.

05/12/2015

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New Richmond Correctional Facility Escapee Caught

The New Richmond Police Department says one of the three inmates who escaped from a corrections facility has been captured. Kyle Peterson was arrested at around 7 a.m. Friday. Police found him in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

05/08/2015

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Son Pens Song About His Mother’s Struggle With Cancer

Jack Ohmes wrote a song about his mom’s experience with colon cancer, and he’s hoping his music will help other families heal.

“I spent a lot of time up in my room, just writing words on the yellow legal pad,” he said.

05/07/2015

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