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Nat’l Fitness Index Ranks Twin Cities At No. 2

The eighth annual American Fitness Index is out, and the Twin Cities comes in at Number 2.

05/19/2015

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opening 1st Metro Location By ‘End Of The Year’

The good news just keeps on coming for donut and coffee fans in Minnesota. On Thursday, Dunkin’ Donuts announced that 10 locations are in the works for the Twin Cities area.

04/16/2015

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MN State Patrol: 305 Crashes, 21 Injured Friday Morning

The Minnesota State Patrol is reminding motorists to use their seat belts, slow down and increase following distances after hundreds of crashes Friday morning.

02/20/2015

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Weekend Snow Emergency Info For The Twin Cities Metro

For those traveling in the Twin Cities metro on Sunday for the Vikings game or just to hang out, here’s what you need to know – or have access to – in regards to snow emergency rules.

12/28/2014

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Medical Supply Company To Bring Nearly 500 Jobs To Western Wis.

A Wisconsin medical supply company is growing. On Thursday they announced they’ll bring nearly 500 new jobs to people in the metro and in western Wisconsin.

11/13/2014

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Minn. Sees More Than A Foot Of Snow In Season’s 1st Storm

The flakes of the season’s first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.

11/10/2014

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Season’s First Storm Could Dump 14 Inches On Minn.

Minnesotans are preparing for Old Man Winter as the season’s first major storm threatens to dump more than a foot of snow Monday on a swath of the state, including the metro.

11/09/2014

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Gas Prices Drop Below $3 A Gallon In The Metro

Gas prices are in the news again. But this time they’re going down. Gas has dropped below $3 a gallon at several stations across the metro.

10/07/2014

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Twin Cities Assessing Flood Damage, Bracing For More

From St. Louis Park to St. Paul — sandbags to mudslides– evidence of flooding is all over the metro. “The people who’ve been here years and years never seen it this bad,” said Tharcisse Mulfinger, of St. Louis Park.

06/20/2014

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Minn. Storm Causes Massive Sinkhole, Mobile Park Damage

We’re seeing the effects of all that rainfall in several spots around the metro. Strong winds and soggy ground were too much for the trees at a mobile home park in Princeton. More than a dozen huge trees fell, damaging homes and cars.

06/01/2014

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While Most Of The Snow Missed The Metro, It’s Still Not Welcome

Many communities north of the Twin Cities dealt with the snow for much of the day Tuesday, but the scene was a little less intense in the metro.

03/18/2014

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Road Conditions Improving Around The Metro

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is out with its snow plow trucks trying to clear the roads of snow and ice, but the department says things are improving.

02/23/2014

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It’s Pres-snow-dent’s Day! Spend It Shoveling

Four score and seven inches ago … (Get it? Because it’s President’s Day? Just go with it.) Yes, another round of intense snowfall is currently falling with parts of the state anticipating up to seven inches of fresh new fluff.

02/17/2014

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11-6-13 School Referendum’s On The Morning Take With Dave Lee

17 metro districts went to the voters for help yesterday.

11/06/2013

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Snow Rolling Into The Metro, 6 Inches Already In SW MN

By the time polls close on Tuesday night — about 8 p.m. — there may be a snow or at least slush on the ground in the Twin Cities. WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said most areas in the Twin Cities could see up to three inches.

11/05/2013

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Wells Fargo Cuts Hundreds Of Metro Jobs

Wells Fargo announced hundreds of job cuts in the Twin Cities area Wednesday.

09/18/2013

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Storms Bring Damaging Hail, Winds To Twin Cities Metro

Storms that swept across Minnesota Tuesday brought golf-ball-sized hail that broke through at least one windshield in the southern metro.

08/06/2013

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DNR: Coyotes In The Metro ‘Huge Problem’

For six years, coyotes have been popping up in the metro. Now, the DNR is calling it a major problem, and several people from different suburbs say their pets have been killed by the predators.

07/30/2013

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2 Families Rescued By Boat, 3 Roads Washed Out In S. Metro

Two Dundas families had to be rescued from their homes by boat after nearly seven inches of rain fell over night in Rice County. According to Rice County Sheriff Troy Dunn, four families total have been displaced in the small town of Dundas, located an hour south of the metro. Three roads are also washed out in Rice Country near Dundas, he said.

07/13/2013

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More Than 5 Inches Douse Metro, Flood Warning In Effect

Rain battered the metro Friday night and into Saturday morning, pouring more than five inches in some areas. Eden Prairie had more than five inches, Prior Lake reported 4.75 inches, as Bloomington saw four inches and Minneapolis had 3.6 inches in some areas.

07/13/2013

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Researchers: The Twin Cities Metro Growing

New numbers out Thursday show the Twin Cities metro area is growing. The number of people in the metro topped 2.9 million in 2012. Since the 2010 census, the population has grown by about 59,000.

07/11/2013

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2 Weeks After Storm, Felled Trees Still Litter Metro

Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.

07/05/2013

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Fast-Moving Storm Soaks Twin Cities

A fast-moving storm has pelted the Twin Cities with hail and rain. The cloudburst hit downtown Minneapolis mid-afternoon Friday. National Weather Service meteorologist Dan Luna says the rain stretched from the Shakopee-Savage area southwest of Minneapolis north to North Branch.

05/31/2013

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Growth Of Suburban MN Poverty Among Highest In Nation

Twin Cities suburbs feature plenty of spacious homes and luxury cars, but they’re also seeing a big increase in poverty. In fact, a new study says the growth in the poverty rate for the Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.

05/20/2013

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Severe Weather Rolls Across MN

It was a nice tiny break of sunshine in between thunderstorms but it appears the clouds are moving in once again.

05/19/2013

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