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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 9: ‘Heli’

Set in rural, modern-day Mexico, Heli is two parts beautiful, one part mundane and eight parts horrific. The film was in the running for the Palme d’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, where it shocked viewers and critics alike. New York Times critic Manohla Dargis even scoffed at the Steven Spielberg-led jury for giving director Amat Escalante the Best Director prize for what she referred to as his “staged atrocities.”

04/11/2014

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Lime Shortage Takes Zest Away From Bars, Planes

A bad harvest year in Mexico has caused the price of limes to go way up. They’ve become so expensive that some airlines have quit serving them on planes. Lucas Price is a bartender at Barrio in downtown Minneapolis, a place known for its tacos and tequila. But lately, it’s a little green fruit that’s been putting the squeeze on Price.

04/09/2014

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Mankato Woman Pleads Guilty To Human Trafficking

A Mankato woman has pleaded guilty to bringing a Vietnamese woman to the U.S. and forcing her to work at her son’s restaurant.

03/26/2014

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Enhanced IDs To Ease Re-Entry From Canada, Mexico

Minnesota residents can now apply for enhanced driver’s licenses or identification cards that will make it easier to go back and forth between the U.S. and certain countries. The licenses can be used to re-enter the U.S. from Canada, Mexico, Bermuda or the Caribbean.

02/12/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Kidnapping Estranged Wife

A northern Minnesota man has pleaded guilty in federal court to kidnapping his estranged wife. Forty-two-year-old Timothy Glen Caskey of Virginia admitted that on July 14, 2011, he kidnapped his wife from Virginia, Minn., and took her across state lines against her will. Court documents say Caskey jumped out of a pickup truck, grabbed his wife, shoved her into the vehicle and struck two people who tried to help the woman. Caskey kidnapped his wife just hours after being released from jail for violating a protective order she had against him.

02/06/2014

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1-21-14 Target Data Breach On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why are there discrepancies in the reports coming out of Texas? Click the link to listen…

01/21/2014

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International Trips You Can Do In A Weekend

Many international destinations close to home may prove to be a better option than South Beach or Miami. Among the best international trips that can be done in a weekend are the Bahamas, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Montreal and Vancouver.

01/21/2014

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Ring In Navidad With The Holiday Treat ‘Tamales Dulces’

For as long as anyone can remember, Mexican families have been gathering around at Christmas time to make “tamales dulces.” Milissa Silva-Diaz and her mother Maria are keeping the tradition alive at El Burrito Mercado in St Paul. “Tamales go back from the Aztecan, Mayan civilizations,” Milissa said. “And because it’s such a great comfort food and it travels well.”

12/25/2013

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Good Question: How Did Poinsettias Become Part Of Christmas?

We know Christmas must be close when we see poinsettias decorating offices, public spaces and homes. “I like them because they’re pretty and last long,” said 8-year-old Abby, who was buying one for herself and one for her mother at Bachman’s on Tuesday night.

12/17/2013

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Another Look At The Science Museum’s Up-Coming Maya Exhibit

We are just a couple of days away from the opening of a huge new exhibit at the Science Museum of Minnesota. It’s all about the ancient Maya, people who lived in places like southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and El Salvador centuries ago.

06/19/2013

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St. Paul Pastor Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison For Affair With 16-Year-Old

A West St. Paul pastor has pleaded guilty in connection with having an affair with his 16-year-old parishioner, and even leaving the state with the juvenile to flee to Mexico.

05/08/2013

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Mother’s Day Celebrations From Around The World

Ever wanted to know how and when Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world? We take a look at the annual traditions of five countries to find out.

04/29/2013

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Minn. Among States Where Drug Cartels Expanding

Law enforcement authorities say Mexican drug cartel operatives who once stuck close to the U.S.-Mexico border are establishing a greater presence in the Upper Midwest.

04/01/2013

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Monarch Butterflies Coming From Mexico Are Disappearing

Scientists report a drop of nearly 60 percent in the number of Monarch butterflies making it to their winter home in Mexico this year — the lowest level since record-keeping began 20 years ago.

03/14/2013

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Body Of Robbinsdale Man Missing In Mexico Recovered

The body of a Robbinsdale man who went missing after bodysurfing in Mexico has been located Sunday morning.

03/03/2013

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