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School Releases Balloons In Honor Of Student Who Died Of Cancer

A high school student who lost her battle with brain cancer was honored Thursday for her bravery. Weeks after Rachel Woell’s death, teachers and students at Minneapolis’ St. Charles Borromeo School held a balloon release in her honor. We first shared Rachel’s story with you this fall. The 18-year-old student at Totino-Grace High School captured the spirit of her football team, for which she worked as the team manager.

10 hours ago

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ACLU Findings: Dramatic Racial Disparities In Mpls. Police Arrest Rates

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says the Minneapolis Police Department’s arrest rates for low-level, nonviolent offenses shows dramatic racial disparities.

12 hours ago

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Minneapolis Police To Start Wearing Body Cameras

Thirty-six police officers in Minneapolis will start wearing body cameras next week as part of a pilot program to test out their effectiveness. Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau announced the pilot Thursday.

14 hours ago

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Salvation Army Giving Away Free Coats For Kids

For the next six hours, every child in the Twin Cities is entitled to a free coat, hats and gloves. It’s because of Coats for Kids, a Salvation Army program going on all day Thursday in 11 locations.

16 hours ago

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Everson Griffen Named NFC Defensive Player Of The Month

The Minnesota Vikings announced Thursday that defensive end Everson Griffen has been named the NFC’s Defensive Player of the Month for October. Griffen led the NFC with six sacks over four games in October and was the only player in the NFC to record at last one sack in a four-game span during the month.

19 hours ago

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Did A Timberwolves Exec Take A Shot At Kevin Love?

Timberwolves officials and staff spent time Thursday morning getting fans excited for the season ahead, offering free breakfast and coffee for those in downtown Minneapolis. One team executive may have also taken a shot at Kevin Love on WCCO This Morning.

19 hours ago

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Twin Cities Bus Plan Would Expand Service By 2030

Metro Transit wants to expand Twin Cities-area bus services over the next 10 to 15 years with improvements that would cost $72.3 million a year. The agency has proposed 122 changes for local and express bus services that it says would increase bus frequency, make connections easier and create 14 more reverse-commuting routes by 2030.

22 hours ago

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10 Of The Top Players In Timberwolves History

The Minnesota Timberwolves start their 2014-15 regular season Wednesday night in Memphis against the Grizzlies. The Timberwolves open the home season Thursday night against the Detroit Pistons. Minnesota hasn’t been to the playoffs in 10 years, so it’s prompted us with a new era starting this year to look back at some of the top Timberwolves players of all time. Here’s 10, in no particular order.

10/29/2014

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Cities 97 DJ Giving Back To Charity With The ‘At Home Project’

It’s called the “At Home Project” and one local radio disc jockey is making it his mission to give back to a Minneapolis charity that gave his family so much. Cities 97 DJ Paul Fletcher’s daughter, Elsie, was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease at birth.

10/29/2014

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MFD Teams With Xcel Energy For Emergency Training

The Minneapolis Fire Department wants to be ready in case of an emergency — and they’re not talking solely about fires. Fire crews teamed up with Xcel Energy to simulate an underground emergency in a tight space.

10/28/2014

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Gophers’ Boyd Gets 1st Star Of Week After Sweep Of Bemidji State

University of Minnesota men’s hockey senior Travis Boyd was honored by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday after the Gophers swept Bemidji State in their first home series of the season. Boyd was named the league’s First Star of the Week after collecting four points over the two games in the series.

10/28/2014

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Audit Finds MNsure Missteps With Marketing Work

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange failed to properly authorize over $925,000 in marketing work and didn’t update its contract with its vendor to cover it until after the job was done, Legislative Auditor James Nobles reported Tuesday.

10/28/2014

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Are The Timberwolves Rookies Ready For The NBA?

The NBA’s regular season starts this week, with the Timberwolves tipping things off Wednesday night in Memphis. After a month of training camp and preseason, the question is, How ready for the NBA are all their young players?

10/27/2014

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Minneapolis Donut Crawl Sells Out, Adds 2nd Date

What started as a few friends sampling pastries has turned into the Twin Cities sweetest new happening, and a sold out event. The Twin Cities Donut Crawl may just be the ultimate sugar rush. Ticket holders get coffee, a T-shirt and, of course, a donut from three local favorites.

10/27/2014

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Survey: Minnesota Ranks 13th Nationally For ‘Sugar Daddies’

When it comes to women looking to date rich men, one poll suggests Minneapolis is one of the top cities in the country for “sugar daddies.” According to a recent poll done by SeekingArrangements.com, the world’s largest dating web site for “sugar daddies,” Minneapolis is one of the most popular cities nationally.

10/27/2014

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