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Mpls. Voters To Decide Fate Of 70/30 Law

Minneapolis voters will now have a say on a controversial liquor law in the city. In November, voters will decide on whether or not to repeal the 70/30 law. The 1997 city charter amendment was originally put in place to try to prevent restaurants that sold liquor from becoming neighborhood trouble spots.

06/06/2014

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New Campaign Aims To End Panhandling In Minneapolis

It’s a part of city life that Minneapolis hopes to end – panhandling. Billboards in downtown Minneapolis urge visitors and workers to avoid giving money to panhandlers. The “Give Real Change” campaign encourages people instead to give to charities.

06/02/2014

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Twin Cities Farmers Market Goes Mobile

The Twin Cities has dozens of farmers markets, but now one market is going mobile. Minneapolis City Council approved a measure to allow a mobile grocery store in the city, called the Twin Cities Mobile Market.

05/27/2014

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As New Apartments Pop Up In Mpls., Vacancy Rate Doubles

It seems like everywhere you look downtown, a new condo or apartment building is popping up. But now, the vacancy rate is going up, too. Minneapolis-based Marquette Advisors reported the vacancy rate for apartments in downtown Minneapolis at 5 percent at the end of March. That’s up from the 2.2 percent vacancy rate at the end of March from last year.

05/26/2014

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Warm Weather Draws Wasps Out Of Their Nests

When out picnicking on a nice day, wasps aren’t typically welcome. “I just run,” Kelley Hart, from Waconia, said. But it seems like all of a sudden they’re everywhere. “When you’re outside picnicking, eating, grilling that type of stuff, that is when they come out quite a bit more,” Hart said.

05/23/2014

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New Light Rail Station Opens At Target Field

It’s being called the Grand Central Station of Minnesota. The newest light rail station opened Saturday at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. It will serve as a hub for the light rail as well as Northstar trains. Commuters can also connect to bus routes and bike trails there.

05/17/2014

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Former Gophers QB Arrested For Assault In Mankato

Former Minnesota Gophers quarterback Philip Nelson was arrested early Sunday morning in Mankato, Minn. for an alleged assault, according to authorities.

05/11/2014

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Annual Twin Cities Plant Sale Celebrates 25 Years

Despite the chilly start to spring, farmers markets around the Twin Cities have been planting the idea of gardening into many Minnesotans’ heads. One of the best places to start is the Friends School Plant Sale in the Twin Cities. Celebrating 25 years this weekend, the annual sale is bringing thousands of varieties of plants and hundreds of growers together at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds.

05/10/2014

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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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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Thousands of Minnesotans are training to finish the annual Tough Mudder obstacle course this summer. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/06/2014

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Local 9-Year-Old Shows Kids Can ‘Bake’ A Difference

Gracie Kermisch is unlike many kids. When most kids celebrate a birthday, they want presents. When Gracie Kermisch celebrated her birthday, she asked for presents for animals. “Instead of getting presents, I wanted to give money to the [Animal] Humane Society when people come to my party,” Gracie said.

05/03/2014

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Minnesota Correctional Facility – Stillwater Turns 100

The Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater is celebrating 100 years in operation.  The historic building has approximately 20 acres within the walls and has over 60 buildings that house more than 1,600 offenders. “I think over those years we’ve made a lot of great strides and improvements in what we do,” warden Michelle Smith said.

05/02/2014

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Tinder Users Hope To Swipe Their Way To New Love

Since the beginning of time, men and women have been searching for the same thing: true love. That’s why we love romantic movies like “The Notebook” and sign up for dating sites like Match.com, eHarmony, and OkCupid. And now there’s Tinder.

04/30/2014

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Dad Of Model Allegedly Assaulted By Photographer Speaks Out

The father of a Minneapolis woman who says she was sexually assaulted while taking modeling photos is speaking out. He says the accused photographer from Burnsville lied about what really happened. Court documents say 33-year-old Eric Rutherford contacted the woman on Facebook.

04/29/2014

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A Soggy Week For Minnesota

We survived the polar vortex — now, the rain vortex? So far, April has poured 4.5 inches of rain in the metro. That’s nearly 2.2 inches above normal and there’s no sight of sunshine in the next couple of days.

04/27/2014

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