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Former Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Laid To Rest

Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Mike Seversen was laid to rest Saturday, 23 years to the day after he was shot in Webster, Wisconsin. Seversen was when he was was trying to stop a gunman who killed another deputy. He was 27 years old. Seversen died Monday of medical complications at 50 years old.

04/19/2014

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‘That’s A Placebo’: Medical Pot Advocates On Wis. Cannabidiol Bill

As a medical marijuana bill remains a controversial issue in Minnesota, Wisconsin has approved a bill for a marijuana component.

04/18/2014

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Ex-Minnesota State, Mankato Coach Returning To Job

The football coach fired from Minnesota State, Mankato said Tuesday he will return to his old job after an arbitrator ruled he was wrongfully terminated, saying the decision wasn’t easy but that it would help him and his family heal.

04/15/2014

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Burnsville Man Accused Of Sexually Assaulting A Woman During Modeling Session

A man from Burnsville is accused of sexually assaulting a young woman while taking modeling shots of her. Court documents said Eric Rutherford, 33, contacted the woman on Facebook. Police said he told her she could become a model if she took photos at his home.

04/14/2014

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After A Night Of Arrests, Officials Have A Warning For Hockey Fans

Police in riot gear arrested 10 University of Minnesota students Thursday night after hundreds took to the streets of Dinkytown following the Gophers’ stunning last-second win over North Dakota in the Final Four.

04/11/2014

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St. Louis Park Father, Son Missing In Colorado

A father and son from St. Louis Park have been reported missing after they left last week to go hiking in Colorado, according to a family spokesperson. Damian McManus, 51, and his son Evan, 18, took an impromptu trip to the Mount Evans, Colorado for Evan’s spring break. While they were camping, Evan’s mother Katherine, twin sister Lauren, and family friend Andrea Bouzara went on a trip to Mexico.

04/07/2014

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Hennepin County Crews Out In Full Force Patching Potholes

Now that most of the snow has melted on the roads another lovely effect from Mother Nature has popped up – potholes. “I’ve noticed that there are giant potholes on most of the streets,” Jud Nichols, from Minneapolis, said. Potholes are a major problem this year.

04/05/2014

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‘There’s No Point’: Minnesotans On Shoveling In April

When Suzanne Born looked outside to see snow on her driveway Friday morning, she skipped the shoveling and went back to bed. “I was born and raised in this state. I’ve lived here all my life, and I know mother nature will take care of this,” said Born, of Golden Valley. “By the time it gets to April, there’s no point in shoveling.”

04/04/2014

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DNR EagleCam Attracts Thousands Of Gawkers

eople all over the world are getting a chance to see Minnesota bald eagles up close. The “DNR EagleCam” is in its second year, but this is the first time the eagles laid eggs that hatched into chicks. The live feed, available online, gets thousands of hits a day with people wanting to see the chicks in their natural habitat, according to Lori Naumann, DNR Nongame Wildlife Program information officer.

04/02/2014

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Minn. Thaws Out On Warmest Day So Far In 2014

Sunday was the perfect day to get out and thaw out a little bit. With temperatures reaching the 60s in much of the metro, it was the nicest day of the year so far.

03/30/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy A Taste Of Spring

For folks taking a stroll along Grand Avenue in St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday, there was a spring in their step. “We’re super excited for summer. Everybody is going to be in such a better mood,” Katelyn Johnson, from Hugo, said. “I think everyone’s rage level is just way down,” Kurt Christensen, from St. Paul, said.

03/29/2014

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Sartell Officer Dies After Complications From Surgery

A community is mourning the loss of a police officer who spent more than two decades serving in Central Minnesota. Sartell Police Officer Joe Schmitz had gone in for surgery on March 20 for a bulging disc in his neck. But after he returned home an artery ruptured pressing against his airway.

03/28/2014

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Animal Shelter Director Struggling After Losing Home, Cats To Fire

The director of a Minnesota animal rescue is trying to get back on her feet after she lost her home, and some animals, in a massive fire.

03/25/2014

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Here’s How The Law Meant To Stop Underage Drinking Can Affect Parents

A Minnesota father faces criminal charges because prosecutors say he should have known his son was throwing an underage drinking party.

03/24/2014

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Sen. Klobuchar Wants To Help Minnesota Hockey Rinks

Some lawmakers are trying to help Minnesota ice arenas pay for a pricy upgrade. Beginning in 2020, there’s an international agreement to stop producing the R-22 refrigerant, which many rinks use to stay cold. The transition will mean higher costs, as the rinks will need to find alternative refrigeration systems.

03/23/2014

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