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Vikings Have Had ‘Open Dialogue’ With Peterson

General manager Rick Spielman said Monday the organization has had “open dialogue” with the star running back since the NFL tabled his suspension and returned him to the special exempt list where he spent much of the 2014 season while the child abuse case he was involved in played out in court.

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Minneapolis Downtown Ranked As Second Best In U.S.

Downtown Minneapolis’s entertainment options, high percentage of new homeowners, proximity to lakes and parks and location on the Mississippi River earned it the No. 2 spot on a Livability.com list of the top downtown areas in the United States.

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Mpls. Mayor Demands Apology From HGTV Host After Online Dispute

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges is demanding an apology from a cable TV host because of what appeared on Facebook over the weekend. It all stems around the demolition of a house that HGTV’s Nicole Curtis had been fighting for months to save.

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Mayor Hodges, TV Host Get In Online Dispute Over Housing

Mayor Betsy Hodges is demanding that Nicole Curtis of HGTV apologize for what appeared on Facebook. The dispute involves the tear down of an old home in south Minneapolis that Curtis had tried to save.

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Gophers Football Opens Spring Practice March 3

Coming off its second straight 8-5 season and third consecutive season to end with a bowl game, the University of Minnesota football team opens spring practice on Tuesday.

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Twin Cities Somalis Say They’re Unfairly Affected By Anti-Terror Efforts

Some local immigrants say they, and their families, are being unfairly affected by an anti-terrorism effort. Most banks that have helped east African immigrants wire money home are no longer doing that.

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While Mpls. Rinks Won’t Be Maintained After Sunday, The Ice Isn’t Off Limits

The outdoor ice skating season officially ends Sunday on the 47 outdoor rinks operated by the Minneapolis Parks Board.

03/01/2015

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Mpls. South High’s Weight Room Comes From Target Field Tax

Minneapolis South High School is one of many school benefiting from Target Field. What’s the connection? A Hennepin County tax that is helping build new facilities for schools and parks in the city.

02/28/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Sea Change At The Guthrie Theater

With Sir Tyrone Guthrie overlooking the front door, it’s almost a given that every dish at Sea Change would be a little theatrical. Chef de cuisine Ryan Cook has worked in restaurants since he was a teenager — no fancy culinary school for him.

02/28/2015

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Brave New Workshop Gets Kinky In ’50 Shades Of Gravy’

Did you know Minneapolis is home to the oldest sketch comedy troupe in the country? It’s called the Brave New Workshop, founded by former circus performer Dudley Riggs in 1958.

02/28/2015

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Take A Tour Of Some Twin Cities Dream Kitchens

The Spring Parade of Homes is back for their 67th year — and this time with a focus on kitchens. It features more than 430 new homes open to tour all across the extended metro region. Prices range from as low as $142,000 up to $2.5 million.

02/28/2015

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Minneapolis Ice Rinks Closing Sunday

Outdoor rinks in Minneapolis will be closing Sunday. The Park and Recreation Board says all warming houses and 47 rinks will close. Rink conditions have begun to deteriorate, and prolonged use of the ones sitting on athletic fields can hurt field conditions for spring programs.

02/28/2015

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Mpls. Police: 2 In Custody After Double Shooting

Two people were hospitalized after a shooting early Saturday morning in Minneapolis. A man and a women were shot on the 2700 block of East Lake Street, and both were taken to Hennepin County Medical Center.

02/28/2015

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Adrian Peterson Issues Statement: ‘One Step Closer’

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson issued a statement after a judge on Thursday threw out an arbitrator’s decision to suspend him. U.S. District Court Judge David Doty said the NFL unlawfully changed the rules to suspend Peterson.

02/27/2015

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2 In Custody After Police Chase Ends At St. Paul High School

Police have two people in custody Friday after a late-night chase that went from Minneapolis into St. Paul. According to police, around 10 p.m. Thursday officers received information that a wanted felon, who was possibly armed, was driving near 25th Avenue North and Newton Avenue.

02/27/2015

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Adrian Peterson’s Suspension Overturned By Judge, NFL Appeals

A U.S. District Court judge has overturned Adrian Peterson’s suspension from the NFL and has ordered him to be reinstated. According to court documents, Judge David Doty made the decision Thursday morning to vacate the suspension.

02/26/2015

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A Look Behind The Scenes On Those Welcoming KG Back To MN

Kevin Garnett’s emotional return to Minnesota after almost eight years has stirred nostalgia for the only stretch of success the Timberwolves franchise has ever had. It also created some skepticism for the amount of help a 38-year-old power forward can provide to a team at the bottom of the Western Conference.

02/26/2015

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3 Gophers Finalists For Top Women’s Hockey Award

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that three players on the women’s hockey team have been named finalists for the Patty Kazmaier Award. It goes every year to the top player in women’s college hockey.

02/26/2015

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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In 1996 Rape Case

A 38-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to the 1996 rape of an 82-year-old woman after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced.

02/26/2015

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MN Man Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Pleads Guilty

A Minneapolis teenager accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty in federal court. Abdullahi Yusuf entered the plea Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

02/26/2015

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4 Things To Know: Feb. 26, 2015

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Thursday, Feb. 26. First, firefighters battled an intense fire overnight in south Minneapolis in frigid temps. The fire was along the 3700 block of Park Avenue South.

02/26/2015

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1 Firefighter Injured After Overnight Fire In Minneapolis

A massive fire broke out overnight in Minneapolis Thursday. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, around 1:30 a.m. crews responded to a call of a fire in the 3700 block of Park Avenue South.

02/26/2015

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Target Center, Timberwolves Fans Buzzing For Garnett’s Return

Minnesota Timberwolves fans are rejoicing Wednesday night. Kevin Garnett is back home, and he’ll be in the starting lineup as they face the Washington Wizards at Target Center. A capacity crowd is expected as Timberwolves officials made 1,000 extra seats available for Garnett’s return.

02/25/2015

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Sheriff Shows Think Tank How The Twin Cities Combats Violent Extremism

The second part of that international summit held at the White House last week will take place here in Minneapolis on May 12 and 13.

02/25/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Not Guilty To Supporting Islamic State

A Minneapolis man who was stopped at a New York City airport in November as he and three others were allegedly trying to travel to Syria has pleaded not guilty to charges associated with supporting the Islamic State group.

02/25/2015

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