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Railway Company Employee Killed In Unloading Incident

A freight transportation company says one of its employees died Monday morning while unloading track material in northeast Minneapolis.

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Klobuchar Presents Bronze Star To Family Of World War II Vet

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has presented the Bronze Star and other war medals to the family of a World War II veteran. Warren Reyburn was a staff sergeant stationed in the Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed “Tropic Lightning.”

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AP Source: Adrian Peterson Tells Coach He Won’t Be At OTAs

The Minnesota Vikings will open their optional team practices this week without Adrian Peterson. The star running back has told coach Mike Zimmer that he will not attend the three days of team work that begin Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Sunday night.

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6 Arrested Following Attack On Pedal Pub

Six people are now facing assault and disorderly conduct charges after police say they attacked a pedal pub with water balloons and squirt guns. It happened at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. The aftermath of the attack was captured on cell phone video.

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Electricity, Heart-Pounding Views At Bakken & Foshay Museums

May is National Museum Month. And with school getting out soon, many parents will be looking for fun and educational things to do with the kids. WCCO is highlighting two of the more unique museums in the Twin Cities. They are both electrifying, but in different ways.

05/23/2015

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Man Who Had Rooftop Standoff With Police Faces Several Charges

An Anoka man who climbed atop a north Minneapolis home after fleeing law enforcement was charged Friday with multiple crimes. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says Richard Dean Podvin, 37, is charged with two counts of fifth-degree drug possession, one count of first-degree burglary, one count of a prohibited person in possession of a gun and one count of fleeing police in a motor vehicle.

05/22/2015

Nicole Curtis Home Dispute

Home Rehabber Nicole Curtis Accused Of Not Paying Subcontractor

A popular HGTV reality host who once called Minneapolis home is facing an unpleasant reality of her own. A WCCO investigation has found Nicole Curtis could be in legal trouble for an unfinished project and unpaid bills.

05/21/2015

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Prosecutor: Terror Suspected Threatened To Kill FBI Agents

Prosecutors say a Minnesota man accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group told an informant he’d kill FBI agents if they tried to stop him, while another told friends he’d “spit on America” at the U.S.-Mexico border.

05/21/2015

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Lynx Plan 2 Weeks Of Events Before June 5 Home Opener

The Minnesota Lynx have multiple events planned over the next two weeks as they gear up for their June 5 home opener against the Tulsa Shock.

05/21/2015

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Police: Car Hits Building In Minneapolis, 2 Hurt

Two people were hurt Thursday afternoon after a car smashed into a building just south of downtown Minneapolis, according to police. Minneapolis Police responded to the incident at about 2:40 p.m. near the intersection of 21st Street and Nicollet Avenue.

05/21/2015

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Twins Reinstate Stauffer After Rehab Assignment

The Minnesota Twins are reinstating right-handed pitcher Tim Stauffer. Stauffer was on the disabled list and missed 19 games with a right intercostal strain. The Twins say Thursday that he’ll be back from his rehab assignment at Triple-A Rochester in time for Friday’s game in Chicago.

05/21/2015

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Appeals Court Backs $50M Settlement In NFL Retirees Case

A federal appeals court has upheld a judge’s approval of a $50 million settlement in a lawsuit over publicity rights for retired NFL players. The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday rejected arguments by several retirees — including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini — that the class-action settlement on behalf of around 25,000 players was unfair.

05/21/2015

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4 Things To Know: Letterman Signs Off, Cuba Relations & More

Here are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, May 21. They include a powerful signoff from late night’s longest running host, and some shocking new statistics about smart phone use while driving.

05/21/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty Assaults

The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.

05/20/2015

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Gopher Basketball Adds Jordan Murphy To 2015 Recruiting Class

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that forward Jordan Murphy has been added to the 2015 recruiting class.

05/20/2015

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5 Players The Timberwolves Could Take With The No. 1 Pick

For the first time since 2004, the team with the best chance to get the No. 1 overall pick got it. It’s the first time in franchise history the Timberwolves have the top pick, and it comes at a time when the talent for the incoming draft class is one of the best in recent memory. There are really two players the Timberwolves have to choose from, but here’s up to five that they could take at No. 1 on June 25.

05/20/2015

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‘My Brother Shot Me': 911 Transcripts Released In Shooting Deaths Of Officer, Son

Recently released 911 transcripts paint a chilling picture as to what occurred in a fatal shooting of an Elk River police officer and his 27-year-old son.

05/20/2015

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Report: Twin Cities Parks Named Best In Country

Parks in the Twin Cities are getting national exposure Wednesday. The Trust for Public Land named Minneapolis and St. Paul number one in the country for best park systems.

05/20/2015

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Edison High School Gets Donations For Practice Field Upgrades

The Minnesota Vikings, the Mississippi Watershed District and others have partnered to re-do the football field and other practice fields at Minneapolis Edison High School. They upgraded the football field by using technology to provide the source of water.

05/19/2015

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Pitino Announces Changes To Gophers Coaching Staff

University of Minnesota men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino announced Tuesday two additions to his coaching staff. Nate Pomeday, who had been the director of basketball operations, was promoted to become an assistant coach.

05/19/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Observances & Celebrations

Sure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it’s supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.

05/19/2015

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4 Things To Know: Minn. Session, Dylan On Letterman & More

From the latest on the Minnesota Session 2015 to POTUS joining Twitter, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, May 19.

05/19/2015

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Report: Target To Focus On Healthier Food Options

Target is making a major shift. It’s looking to get away from packaged products and focus more on healthier grocery options, according to the Wall Street Journal.

05/19/2015

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Vargas Sent To Triple-A Rochester

The Minnesota Twins have sent designated hitter Kennys Vargas to Triple-A Rochester. On Sunday, he was left out of the starting lineup for the second straight game and was instead a late-inning replacement.

05/18/2015

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Sarah Jessica Parker In Mpls. To Speak At Community School

Sarah Jessica Parker is in Minnesota Monday to make a special visit at a local school. The award-winning actress will be speaking at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis.

05/18/2015

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