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Local Artist With Autism Gets International Attention

A Twin Cities artist is selling original works for thousands of dollars, and he’s only been painting for a few years. But no one is sure of how long his artistic abilities will last. Jimmy Reagan, 20, has regressive onset autism. In the past six years, he has developed a flair for abstract art that’s been showcased as far away as Germany, while drawing the attention of wealthy buyers.

04/16/2014

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Special WinchFest Course Opens For Anyone Brave Enough To Try

A winter sport unique to Minnesota has turned into an annual festival. The sport, a cross between snowboarding and wake surfing, was dreamed up by two brothers in their parent’s Mendota Heights front yard. Now, it has grown to become known as “WinchFest.”

03/15/2014

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St. Thomas Academy Hall Named After Late Alumni Vincent J. Flynn

A hall at St. Thomas Academy now boasts the name of world famous author who’s an alumni of the Mendota Heights high school. Vincent J. Flynn Hall was dedicated on Friday, as he helped chair a campaign to build the new facility before dying of cancer earlier this year at the age of 47.

10/04/2013

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100 Veterans Enjoy A Free Day On The Links

The 9th annual “Tee it Up for the Troops” event brought out more than 1,000 golfers to the Mendakota Country Club in Mendota Heights Friday. The event allowed more than 100 veterans and Purple Heart recipients to golf for free in a show of appreciation for their service. The first swing on the tee box marks the start of an 18-hole challenge. Mike Reeder, a Vietnam War veteran who is visiting from Nashville, Tenn., had nothing but confidence as he began his game.

09/06/2013

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Minn. Men Make Daring Pond Rescue In Indiana

Two Minnesota men working in Indiana helped to rescue a man and his son from a pond.

04/29/2013

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Brodkorb Pleads Guilty To 4th Degree DUI

Ex-Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb pleaded guilty Wednesday to fourth-degree DUI in connection with the January crash on Interstate 35E that left him seriously injured.

03/13/2013

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WinchFest Outgrows Front Yard, Moves To Buck Hill

A one-of-its-kind winter sport had its day Saturday at Buck Hill in Burnsville. WinchFest 2013 celebrates a sport dreamed up by brothers Alex and George Miller. They started it a few years ago in the front yard of their parents’ Mendota Heights home.

03/02/2013

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Brodkorb Charged With DUI In January Crash

Ex-Senate staffer Michael Brodkorb is accused of driving drunk and without a seat belt in connection with the Jan. 23 crash in Mendota Heights that left him seriously injured, according to charges filed Tuesday.

02/13/2013

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Short On Time, Wild Try To Get Offense Going

The Minnesota Wild haven’t been playing up to their hype and potential, and in this lockout-shortened season the time for a turnaround is tight.

02/06/2013

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Brodkorb’s Wife Says His Condition ‘Improving’ After Crash

Michael Brodkorb’s wife says the former staff aid for the Minnesota Senate is improving after being critically injured in a car crash late Wednesday night.

01/25/2013

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Former Senate Staffer Critically Hurt In Mendota Heights Crash

A former staff aid for the Minnesota Senate appears to have been critically injured in a car crash late Wednesday night in the east Twin Cities metro.

01/24/2013

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Twin Citians Prepare To Party Down On New Year’s Eve

Twin Cities’ residents have a variety of different ideas of how to celebrate on New Year Eve. WCCO found party planners everywhere, from the liquor stores to the swimming pool.

12/31/2012

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Two Families, One Big Thanksgiving Football Tradition

The weather Thursday was perfect for one Thanksgiving tradition.

11/22/2012

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Man Charged With Riding Motorcycle With Kids, 3 & 5

A Mendota Heights, Minn. man has been charged with a gross misdemeanor after officers say they spotted him driving a motorcycle with two small children aboard.

09/19/2012

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Fish Kills Surfacing Around MN’s Lakes

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says high temperatures may be contributing to fish kills in lakes around the state.

07/22/2012

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