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Finding Minnesota: Hastings Chainsaw Artist

Williams is a former home builder who had to get creative after being laid off in 2006. He tried his hand at building log furniture, but then was inspired by a chainsaw artist and realized he also had the ability to create characters out of wood.

05/24/2015

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Southwest Light Rail Cuts Mean Sacrifices For Communities

The cutting is about to begin to parts of the Southwest Light Rail project between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

05/20/2015

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Finding Minnesota: A Game Of Drones

A local business has created what may be the first drone obstacle course in the U.S. Extreme Sandbox lets visitors fly drones over, through and under various hurdles in an open field.

05/17/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Collecting Fish Stories

From classic lures known as “lazy Ikes” to vintage motors with the nickname “knuckle busters,” the evolution of fishing is on display at the Minnesota Fishing Museum.

05/10/2015

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Does Lurking, Spitting Ban Promote Racial Profiling?

Lurking and spitting on the sidewalk have been against the law for many decades in Minneapolis. Now, some people want the city to repeal those ordinances, saying they promote racial profiling.

05/06/2015

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Finding Minnesota: YouTube Singing Marathon

The neighbors on his quiet block may be unaware of his online fame, but Zachary Scot Johnson has developed a national following.

05/03/2015

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After Another Fatal Fall, Red Wing Officials Considering Safety Measures

After three deadly falls in four years, the city of Red Wing is considering more safety measures along a scenic trail.

04/29/2015

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Finding Minnesota: The Flower Bomber

A Minnesota man plots bombing missions across the United States in which no one gets hurt.

In fact, David Cook, 50, hopes to achieve the opposite effect.

04/26/2015

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Vikings Add Mini-Suites, Club Purple to New Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings are now taking appointments from the general public to buy season tickets in the new stadium, while also unveiling new features.

04/22/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Country Music’s Northern Mecca

Going into its 33rd year of hosting outdoor concerts, WE Fest now bills itself as the largest country music and camping festival in the world.

04/19/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Couple Wins A Café

Two years ago, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity opened up in southern Minnesota: a chance to win a free restaurant through an essay contest.

04/12/2015

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Finding Minnesota: TC Media Now

Want to see a long-haired Mark Rosen anchoring a 1976 sportscast? How about a fresh-faced Mike Binkley covering the 1987 World Series? Thanks to one man’s fascination with vintage television, hundreds of classic Twin Cities TV moments are available to watch online.

04/05/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Casket Factory Gets New Life

Some people get a little uneasy when they hear the word “casket.” It brings up images of death and grieving.

But there’s an old casket factory in northeast Minneapolis that’s now brimming with life and creative inspiration.

03/29/2015

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Stevie Wonder Surprises North Minneapolis Church

New Salem Baptist Church is known for its community activism and outreach. But fewer people knew about the pastor’s famous friend, Stevie Wonder, until he showed up for Sunday service.

03/29/2015

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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.

03/25/2015

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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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