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Despite High Profile Cases, Bear Attacks Rare In MN

Bear attacks and mauling incidents are in the news all too often recently — 7 attacks in 5 states in the past week, seemingly unprovoked. But the chances of coming face to face with one in Minnesota are thankfully pretty slim.

08/19/2013

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No Running Of The Bulls Planned For Canterbury

There will be no “Running of the Bulls” at Canterbury Park after all. While Canterbury had not formally agreed to host “The Great Bull Run” next year, the event was tentatively scheduled for next May.

08/15/2013

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Guthrie Theater Celebrates 50 Years

The Guthrie Theatre is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend in Minneapolis. Spokeswoman Trish Santini says it all began in the early 1960s when founder Tyrone Guthrie was looking for a home for what he envisioned to be a world-class, regional theater. Guthrie wanted a space with all of the top-notch talent of Broadway

06/21/2013

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Minneapolis City Hall Roof Could Be Home To 100,000 Bees

The state of the roof at Minneapolis City Hall and Courthouse building has everyone abuzz. Literally. The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community have donated a pair of hives that could help grow bee colonies exceeding 50,000 each.

06/06/2013

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42 New Troopers Graduating From Training At Camp Ripley

Just in time for the busy holiday travel weekend, Minnesota is getting some new state troopers. Forty two new state troopers cadets are graduating Thursday after four months of training at Camp Ripley.

05/23/2013

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Lowertown Farmers Market To Open This Weekend

It’s opening a week later than usual, but rain, snow or shine, the show will go on for the St. Paul Farmer’s Market in Lowertown.

05/01/2013

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Survey: Young Adults Putting Mortgages Before Marriages

Is a home the new engagement ring? A new national survey shows more and more young couples are putting mortgages before wedding bands these days.

04/17/2013

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Call For Greater Safety Measures For Midtown Greenway Cyclists

On Wednesday, a bicyclist narrowly avoided a Molotov cocktail that was tossed from the bridge over the Midtown Greenway. Though the bicyclist was not injured, the incident has prompted a meeting to improve safety measures along the bike path.

04/05/2013

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Realtors Expect A Bountiful Spring For Real Estate

Home sales are at their highest level in three years according to new national figures released on Thursday. In Minnesota, the big story remains the lack of homes on the market.

03/21/2013

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New Rail Line Could Go From Minneapolis To Duluth

If taking a train to Duluth sounds pretty good to you, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is looking for your input.

03/18/2013

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Will All The Snow Help With Drought Conditions?

We’re expecting between 6 and 12 inches of snow in the latest winter storm to hit Minnesota, but will it help our drought conditions?

03/04/2013

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Losses Mounting As Orchestra Lockout Enters 5th Month

As the Minnesota Orchestra’s lockout continues into its fifth month, Minneapolis officials are grappling with the economic impact of lots of lost revenue.

02/25/2013

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Officials Say More Solar Energy Means More Jobs In Minnesota

Officials said Wednesday using more solar energy would mean more jobs in Minnesota. A new bill introduced at the State Capitol Wednesday would dramatically ramp up Minnesota’s investment in solar energy.

02/20/2013

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Woman Cited 4 Times In 1 Day For Speeding Identified

The 49-year-old woman who received no fewer than four speeding tickets last week after flying down on I-90 as fast as 112 mph has been identified.

01/30/2013

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Local Adoption Agency Taking ‘Wait-And-See’ Approach On Russia

A Twin Cities agency that handles many Russian adoptions is taking a wait-and-see approach to Russian President Putin’s signing of a bill that would ban adoptions by American parents.

12/28/2012

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Study Shows Americans Are Taking On More Debt

A new study shows net worth among American households has dropped to $57,000, a 43-year low.

12/06/2012

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Soaring Teen & Young Adult Unemployment Rate

An annual survey on kids’ well-being shows 16- to 24-year olds are finding it tough to get an entry-level job these days due to lingering effects of the recession and competition from older workers.

12/03/2012

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Traveling For Thanksgiving? A Few Things To Keep In Mind

A few things to keep in mind if air travel is in your plans this holiday week.

11/19/2012

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DWI Patrols Aim To Keep Halloween Weekend Sober

Halloween parties will be in full-swing, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is hoping a new round of radio spots will help remind folks to stay off the roads if they’ve been drinking.

10/26/2012

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Fargo’s Hotel Donaldson Hosts ‘Bras On Broadway’ Fundraiser

It’s going to be an uplifting day to say the least in Fargo. The first clue? Two miles worth of bras strung together and draped over Fargo’s Hotel Donaldson.

10/25/2012

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Foodies Rejoice, Restaurant Week Returns

Dying to try a new restaurant but holding back because it’s not in your budget? Have no fear, Restaurant Week is here.

10/22/2012

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Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.8 Percent In September

The state’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 5.8 percent in September, a full two percentage points better than the national rate.

10/18/2012

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2012 Could Be The Best Holiday Shopping Season In Years

Target is the latest to announce an aggressive price-matching policy — saying it will match prices of major online retailers, including Amazon, starting Nov. 1.

10/17/2012

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Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Underway Amid Controversy

Wisconsin’s first wolf hunting season is underway, and like in Minnesota, it’s not without some controversy.

10/15/2012

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Halloween Business Is BOOming In Minnesota

From the tame, child-friendly Planet Spooky to haunted houses and hayrides that will make you afraid to go to sleep, the business of “haunting” is serious business.

10/12/2012

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