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Downtown Soccer Stadium Funding Has Yet To Be Worked Out

While Minneapolis cheered the announcement of a new Major League Soccer franchise, it’s not clear how the owners plan to pay for a new 18,500 seat stadium, and whether they’ll ask for the public’s help.

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Fundraiser To Help Pay Vet Bills Of Tampered Dog Treat Victims

Earlier this month we told you how someone was deliberately hurting dogs in Lakeville. Screws and safety pins were hidden in pieces of hot dog, and thrown into yards.

03/24/2015

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Finding Minnesota: BMX Riding Year-Round

Daredevils on bikes can now get their thrills year-round at a new arena about an hour north of the metro. The Rum River BMX track used to be outside and exposed to the elements, but the city of Isanti just finished a $2 million project to cover it.

03/22/2015

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Home Surveillance Cams Capture St. Paul Hit-And-Run Crash

Friends are asking for prayers and donations for a young mother of two who was critically wounded by a hit-and-run driver. The crash happened Monday evening at the intersection of 6th Street and Cypress Street on the east side of St. Paul.

03/18/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Bike For Beer

He might seem a bit young to be running a brewery, especially since he only reached legal drinking age seven years ago. But when it comes to beer, Ilan Klages-Mundt, 28, already has a world of experience.

03/15/2015

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Survival Expert Offers Outdoors Preparedness Tips

It’s a common fear, especially for those who travel in remote areas. What if your car breaks down or you hurt yourself, and there’s no one around for miles? How long could you survive in the elements while trying to get help?

03/03/2015

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Enthusiasm All Around For KG, T-Wolves Fans

It took less than three minutes for fans to gobble up 1,000 Timberwolves tickets, offered for free online by Kevin Garnett.

03/02/2015

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Finding Minnesota: The Wooden Stools Of Jackson’s Hole

It may look like a ghost town to drivers passing through Aitkin County, but there are surprises waiting for those who step into Lawler’s one remaining business.

03/01/2015

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Al-Shabaab Getting Publicity It Wanted, Somali Leaders Say

Local Somali leaders are worried about reaction to al-Shabaab’s recent video, calling for attacks on western malls such as Mall of America.

02/23/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Whimsical Stick Sculpture Nearing Its End

For more than two years, curious drivers in Stearns County have been pulling over to check out something that looks surreal: a dream-like sculpture made entirely of sticks.

02/22/2015

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Anti-Terror Summit In D.C. Focuses On Curbing Recruiting

A White House Summit starts Wednesday on Countering Violent Extremism. Leaders from Minneapolis, Los Angeles and Boston will be included in the roundtable discussions.

02/18/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Bar Stool Races in Ironton

With all the extreme winter sports for serious athletes, a town in central Minnesota is offering an extreme competition for the less serious crowd. The Bar Stool Races in Ironton feature downhill events that are fueled in part by beer.

02/15/2015

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Plymouth Store Sells The Most Winning Lotto Tickets In MN

What would you do with $500 million? Somebody might have that decision to make when they get up Thursday morning.

02/11/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Sexy Secrets At The Minn. Zoo

For Valentine’s Day, many will opt for flowers, candy or a nice dinner. But there’s a steamier option in a place not usually associated with romance. The Minnesota Zoo offers the annual Love Tour, which it describes as an “R-rated event.”

02/08/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Fat Bikes Are Gaining Traction

Our January warm-up has not been good for cross-country skiers and snowshoe hikers. But more people are now getting into a different type of outdoor exercise — fat biking — which doesn’t need much snow at all.

02/01/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Downhill In Detroit Lakes

Ten years after they shut down, the slopes of Detroit Mountain are alive again. It’s the result of millions of dollars in donations from a community that missed having skiing, snowboarding and tubing close by.

01/25/2015

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Shoplifting At Eagan Outlet Mall Puts Strain On Police

The opening of a new shopping center has meant a lot of extra work for Eagan Police. Now, they’re asking the city to hire an extra officer.

01/21/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Twin Cities Ukulele Clubs

When the winter blues start to set in, some people turn to sun lamps or supplements to lift their spirits. Others, though, find simple joy in a simple instrument.

01/19/2015

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Finding Minnesota: From Special Ops To A Kids’ Bounce House

This time of year, kids often get stuck inside with all that energy to burn. That’s why parents appreciate indoor playgrounds with trampolines, jungle gyms or bounce houses.

01/11/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Music Mural Of Downtown Minneapolis

There’s a unique landmark in downtown Minneapolis that many people see, but few can fully appreciate. You especially like it, though, if you have a musical mind.

01/04/2015

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Good Question: What Should You Do With Unwanted Gifts?

One of the most awkward parts of the holiday season is that moment when you unwrap a strange gift and try to act like you love it.

12/25/2014

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Charges Expected To Be Filed Against MOA Protest Organizers

In the next few days, the Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson expects to file criminal charges against the organizers of Saturday’s protest at Mall of America.

12/22/2014

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4 Charged In $4 Million Gov’t Benefits Scam

A former daycare operator is in jail while police search for her husband as part of a multimillion-dollar fraud investigation. Yasmin Ali of Fridley and her husband, Ahmed Mohammed, are charged with felonies along with two other men — Joshua Miller of St. Paul and Jordan Smith of Cottage Grove.

12/17/2014

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Starkey Foundation Warns Of Headphone Risk

One way to make a teenager happy this holiday season> Buy them something to turn up the music and tune out the world. MP3 players, iPods and high-quality headphones are on the wish lists of many teens again this season. But the price may go well beyond what’s on the sales receipt.

12/16/2014

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Cyclists Pledge To ‘Save The Velodrome’ In Blaine

Minnesota cyclists are trying to save an aging track that’s in need of repair. The National Sports Center Velodrome has hosted several national championships, along with the 1992 Olympic trials. But the years have taken their toll on the outdoor track. When it first opened, engineers estimated it would last about 20 years in Minnesota’s harsh climate. That was 25 years ago.

12/15/2014

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