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Moore, Fowles Lead Lynx To 71-61 Win Over Mercury

Maya Moore scored 28 points and Sylvia Fowles added 14 points and 13 rebounds to help the Minnesota Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 71-61 on Sunday night. Renee Montgomery had 15 points for the Lynx (20-10), who now lead Phoenix by three games in the Western Conference.

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Moscow Ballet Preparing For ‘Nutcracker’ With Tryouts

The Moscow Ballet is in Minneapolis, but they aren’t putting on a performance. On Sunday, one of the performers came out to teach a beginner and intermediate ballet class at a St. Paul dance studio.

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Police Investigating Shooting In North Minneapolis

Minneapolis police are investigating a shooting Sunday afternoon that has left at least one person injured. The Minneapolis Police Department was called shortly before 4 p.m. on a report of a shooting victim in the area of 26th and Irving Avenue N.

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Ridin’ With Biden? Clinton Challenge A Rough Road For The VP

The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper. Joe Biden may be considering whether to enter the race for president, but he sat out this past week’s meeting of the Democratic National Committee. In his place, backers greeted a curious few in a hotel suite 20 floors above the official gathering.

08/29/2015

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Driver Flees After Minneapolis Crash, Leaves Passenger Pinned

Two people were hospitalized after a crash near Interstate 94 in Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Police says the accident happened around 2 a.m. on the westbound I-94 exit at Dowling Avenue North.

08/29/2015

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First Avenue Mainroom To Reopen After Partial Ceiling Collapse

Iconic Twin Cities music venue First Avenue will reopen Friday night after a 30-by-30-foot portion of its ceiling collapsed during a concert, injuring five people. The venue has been closed since Aug. 12, and it has taken the work of hundreds to get the place back in order.

08/28/2015

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Democratic Party Lags In Money Before Presidential Year

The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor. Its $24 million debt from the 2012 presidential election, only recently paid down, has squeezed investments in the next White House race.

08/27/2015

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Teen Dies After Fall From Minneapolis Fire Escape

Family and friends are mourning the death of a 16-year-old boy who fell from a fire escape in south Minneapolis Thursday. Blake Fannin died from injuries after falling four stories. He had been climbing with a friend at a building in Uptown.

08/27/2015

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As DNC Meets In Minneapolis, Biden Considering Presidential Race

The Democratic National Committee is holding its summer meeting in downtown Minneapolis, starting Thursday. All five top Democratic presidential candidates will speak to the state party chairs and super delegates, including Lincoln Chaffee, Hillary Clinton, Martin O’Malley, Bernie Sanders and Jim Webb.

08/27/2015

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Gopher Basketball Announces 2015-16 Big Ten Schedule

The University of Minnesota men’s basketball team announced its schedule for the 2015-16 Big Ten season on Thursday, and the Gophers will be tested often. Minnesota is looking to bounce back from a 6-12 record in Big Ten play last year in Richard Pitino’s second season.

08/27/2015

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Subcontractor In Fatal Stadium Accident Has Past Safety Citations

Records show a subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Viking stadium construction site has received numerous citations for violating safety standards at its worksites.

08/27/2015

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Best Brewery Tours In Minnesota

So many brews, so little time.

08/27/2015

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Minneapolis Testing Out New Street Parking App

The city of Minneapolis is testing out a new smartphone app that will allow drivers to pay for on-street parking from their phone.

08/26/2015

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Immigration On The Mind As Julian Castro Visits Minneapolis

A high-ranking Obama administration official visiting Minneapolis Wednesday said Republican presidential candidates are “caricaturing” and “stereotyping” Latino voters with false claims about immigration and crime.

08/26/2015

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Construction Worker Dead After Fall From Vikings Stadium

All construction work on the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis has been stopped after a construction worker fell from the roof and died Wednesday morning.

08/26/2015

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4 Your Pets: National Dog Day Events In Minnesota

Even though National Dog Day has landed on a Wednesday this year, there are still some fun things to do with your pooch to celebrate. Willmar has picked the best day to hold the grand opening of their new dog park, on Willmar Avenue and 22nd Street Southwest.

08/26/2015

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Best Bagels In Minnesota

Bagel bakers are hard to find. Here are five who have mastered the methods.

08/26/2015

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Workout With The Lynx, Watch Them Face Phoenix Sunday

For fans, now is the chance to step on the home court at the Target Center. The Minnesota Lynx have teamed up with a Minneapolis gym, Alchemy, to help you stay fit. In the process, fans will get a ticket to Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Mercury.

08/26/2015

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Clinton, Sanders Set For Minneapolis DNC Conference

Some democratic presidential hopefuls will be in Minnesota Friday. The Democratic National Committee will bring Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb to Minneapolis for the weekend conference.

08/25/2015

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Gophers Announce Contract Extensions For Pitino, Stollings

Minnesota has finalized a two-year contract extension for coach Richard Pitino through the 2020-21 season, including a $400,000 raise. The university released the details Tuesday, months after the terms were agreed to while Norwood Teague was the athletic director.

08/25/2015

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Convictions Upheld For Women Who Raised Funds For Al-Shabab

A federal appeals court upheld the convictions and prison sentences Tuesday for two Minnesota women found guilty of conspiring to funnel money to a terror group in Somalia despite claiming they were collecting funds for the poor.

08/25/2015

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As Classrooms Go More Digital, So Do School Supply Lists

Students in Minneapolis Public Schools were some of the first students who headed back to class Monday morning. Most other students in Minnesota will return the day after Labor Day. That means families still have some time to finish their back to school shopping.

08/24/2015

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Bigger Call Center Staff Makes Back-To-School Easier In Mpls.

Last year, the district’s call center experienced problems with long wait times and some parents’ questions left unanswered. This year, the number of call center staffers doubled from an average of eight to 16. Some also speak different languages to help address issues.

08/24/2015

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Right-To-Die Group Fined $30K In Minnesota Woman’s Suicide

A national right-to-die group has been fined $30,000 for assisting in a Minnesota woman’s suicide in 2007. Final Exit Network was convicted in May of assisting the suicide of 57-year-old Doreen Dunn, plus a lesser charge of interfering with a death scene.

08/24/2015

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Some Minnesota Students Head Back To School

The weeks of playing in the sun and killing afternoons with video games are now over for a number of metro area students. It’s back-to-school time for students attending Minneapolis Public Schools. More than 35,000 are enrolled in the district.

08/24/2015

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