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Mpls. Police: 1 Injured After Car Goes Airborne 75 Feet, Lands On Parked Minivans

Minneapolis police are investigating after a car went airborne and landed upside down on the top of two parked minivans Monday morning.

08/24/2015

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Hundreds Turn Out For Topless Protest In Minneapolis

Hundreds are expected to attend a rally in Minneapolis Sunday afternoon where women will bare their breasts in the name of gender equality.

08/23/2015

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Say Farewell To Nye’s This Weekend

Nye’s Polonaise Room will soon be closed, but they are not going down without having a little fun first. They are holding a two-day farewell tent party. You can see the “World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band” Saturday, as well as other live entertainment performances.

08/22/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links (Aug. 22)

Even though it looks like it will be a windy and stormy weekend, some unstoppable fun is underway! Giant turkey legs are back along with the Minnesota Renaissance Festival! It’s grown to be the largest Renaissance fest in the U.S. with an annual attendance of 300,000 people! There are 250 shopping booths, 16 stages for live entertainment, jousting, food and much more. It goes from Saturday through Oct. 4.

08/22/2015

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Vikings To Buy Eagan Site For Possible HQ, Training Facility

The Minnesota Vikings, already bound for a glitzy new stadium, could have another move in store. The football team’s ownership announced Friday the signing of a purchase agreement for an Eagan property that could become its headquarters and training facility.

08/21/2015

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Minneapolis Boosts Commitment To Protecting Bees

The City of Minneapolis passed a resolution Friday morning to protect the city’s dwindling bee population. The resolution means the city will now plant more food for pollinators and decrease pesticide use on land the city owns and manages.

08/21/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From an indie pop album release show at the Varsity Theater to a local-band-gone-national at a festival in Loring Park, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!

08/21/2015

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Best Weekend Activities For Seniors In Minnesota

Seize the opportunity to do something different. Check out these five diverse, but interesting diversions.

08/21/2015

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Police: Pedestrian Struck By Bus In North Minneapolis

Minneapolis police say a pedestrian was injured when they were struck by a Metro Transit bus Thursday afternoon. The accident was reported at around 4:40 p.m. near Broadway and Emerson avenues in north Minneapolis.

08/20/2015

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Mpls. Police Look For Missing Vulnerable Adult

Minneapolis police are reaching out to the public to help finding a missing vulnerable adult. Harrison Elmer Kropelin, 60, was last seen Wednesday morning on the 1300 block of Penn Avenue North

08/20/2015

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4 Your Pets: ‘Pints For Pups’ At Stanley’s NE Bar Room

WCCO’s Rachel Slavik brought viewers to the highly dog-friendly patio at Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room back in June. They have a menu just for pooches — including “mutt” loaf — and they have a daily “Yappy Hour” … so calling it “highly dog-friendly” may not be strong enough.

08/20/2015

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Can Adrian Peterson Lead The NFL In Rushing?

The Bovada sports book released its odds for an NFL passing leader, a rushing leader and a receiving leader on Tuesday. The Vikings were represented on two of these lists. It might be a surprise what list they are not on.

08/20/2015

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Mpls. Officials: Rash Of Car Break-Ins With Important Documents Stolen

Minneapolis officials are warning vehicle owners after a notable uptick in vehicle break-ins that include loss of important documents.

08/20/2015

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MNfusion: ‘Cultivate Festival’ Returns To Loring Park

Chipotle’s Cultivate Festival is returning for a second year to Minneapolis’ Loring Park this weekend. The one-day festival, created by the chain of Mexican restaurants in 2011, celebrates local and sustainable food by inviting people to learn more about where their food comes from.

08/20/2015

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First Avenue Remains Closed, Entire Ceiling To Be Replaced

Iconic Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue remains closed more than a week after part of the ceiling collapsed. Five people were hurt when a 30-foot section of the ceiling fell on concert goers last Wednesday.

08/20/2015

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Minneapolis Courses Closed By 2014 Flooding Have Golfers Frustrated

It’s been nearly 14 months since two city-run courses took a major hit from the weather. As we found out Wednesday, things aren’t much different than they were last year.

08/19/2015

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Man Sentenced For Killing Good Samaritan At July 4th Party

A Brooklyn Center man was sentenced Wednesday to more than 14 years in prison for the murder of a Good Samaritan at a Minneapolis Fourth of July party. Joseph Lee Smith, 25, was convicted of second-degree unintentional murder in the 2014 death of 28-year-old Cabrie Young, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

08/19/2015

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Player Style Files: Twins Second Baseman Brian Dozier

Brian Dozier had the highlight of being an American League All-Star selection this year, but his love for the game began when he started playing at 5 years old.

08/19/2015

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Looking For A Tech Job? There Are Plenty In Minnesota

If you’re thinking of a career in technology, you’re in the right place. Tech jobs are growing faster in Minnesota than any other state. According to the technology job postings site dice.com, Minnesota ranks No. 1 for technology job growth, followed by Utah and Nebraska.

08/18/2015

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What’s On Brian Dozier’s Pregame Playlist?

Minnesota Twins second basemen Brian Dozier was an All-Star this year and is leading the team with 25 home runs. So how does he get mentally ready to play the game he loves every night? What’s on Dozier’s pregame playlist?

08/17/2015

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Firefighters Help Occupants In Wheelchairs Out Of Burning Mpls. House

Firefighters in Minneapolis helped two people in wheelchairs get out of a house Monday afternoon after its back porch caught fire.

08/17/2015

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NE Mpls. Co-Op Breaks Ground On Big Expansion Project

The Eastside Food Co-op broke ground Monday morning on a big expansion project. Store officials say when the expansion is complete they’ll add more than 20 jobs to the northeast Minneapolis neighborhood.

08/17/2015

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YWCA Hosts Women’s Triathlon At Lake Nokomis

A pair of sisters finished first and third on Sunday in the YWCA women’s triathlon. More than 1,200 athletes laced up, geared up and suited up for the YWCA women’s triathlon at Lake Nokomis.

08/16/2015

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Metro Firefighters Battle Heat Exhaustion While Fighting Blazes

Firefighters from several metro stations have reason to be exhausted Sunday night. They battled extreme heat in two house fires Saturday in Minneapolis, and six were treated for heat exhaustion after a motel fire in Lakeville on Sunday.

08/16/2015

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Sheriff: Man, 43, Drowns In Lake Harriet

Water rescue crews are looking for a man they say probably drowned in Lake Harriet Sunday night. Hennepin County Water Rescue crews came out to search at about 6:30 p.m. when witnesses say a 43-year-old man went under.

08/16/2015

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