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4 Things To Know From June 26, 2015

From a serious fall from a grain elevator in Minneapolis to a huge recall for Lululemon, here are the four stories to know for Friday, June 26.

06/26/2015

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Man Gets 18 Years For Using Runaway To Promote Prostitution

A man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being accused of using a 13-year-old runaway from Minneapolis to promote prostitution in Moorhead. Local stations report 25-year-old Prince Jones was sentenced Thursday. He had been convicted of promoting prostitution of an individual. He must serve at least 12 years of his sentence in prison.

06/26/2015

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Joy And Optimism In Minnesota After Timberwolves Take Towns

Thousands of long-suffering Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night to see their downtrodden team enjoy a rare moment in the NBA’s driver’s seat. They came to see their team select Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick, and they did not go home disappointed.

06/25/2015

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Timberwolves Fans Excited For NBA Draft Night

It’s a big day for Minnesota basketball fans. The NBA Draft is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday night, and the Timberwolves have the No. 1 overall pick.

06/25/2015

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Driver Accused Of Striking Pedal Pub Identified

Twelve people went to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the back of their Pedal Pub. Police arrested 35-year-old Mershon Corbett, who faces a DWI charge and a felony count of criminal vehicular injury.

06/25/2015

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Twins Summon Another Top Prospect, Right-Hander Alex Meyer

The Minnesota Twins have promoted another one of their top prospects, right-handed pitcher Alex Meyer. The Twins announced they will recall Meyer from Triple-A Rochester prior to Friday’s game at Milwaukee.

06/25/2015

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Tap Talk: Sisyphus Brewing

Over the last five years, the craft brewery movement has grown exponentially in Minnesota. The Associated Press says licensing records show two-thirds of Minnesota breweries have opened just since 2010. So, we decided to help […]

06/25/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Mick Jagger’s Minneapolis Choice – Café Lurcat

When Mick Jagger came to town he didn’t go out to eat at a trendy, hot new restaurant. He picked a place that’s been here a decade. That’s why this Thursday, Jason DeRusha eats at Café Lurcat.

06/25/2015

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3 Seriously Injured In Pedal Pub Crash Near Downtown Mpls.

Minneapolis police say three people suffered serious injuries and ten others were taken to the hospital after a Pedal Pub was rear-ended on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis Wednesday night.

06/24/2015

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Private School Helps Mpls. Public School Students Aim For Graduation

Fifty-nine percent of Minneapolis public school students graduate from high school, a number that is slowly increasing. But there is a program students can attend in the summer that will up those chances to 99 percent.

06/24/2015

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1 Year On, Witnesses Have Yet To Come Forward In Peacemaker’s Murder

Minneapolis Police are looking for help in solving a year-old homicide. Steven Martin, 37, was shot and killed while trying to break up a fight. Police say the father of seven was trying to be a peacemaker, but his life was taken instead.

06/24/2015

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Hughes Goes 8 As Twins Beat Sale For 3rd Time, 6-1

Phil Hughes tossed eight strong innings and the Minnesota Twins beat Chris Sale for the third time this season, overcoming 10 more strikeouts by the Chicago White Sox ace in a 6-1 victory Wednesday.

06/24/2015

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Saunders, Timberwolves Ready To Shine On NBA Draft Night

The Minnesota Timberwolves have spent the last 11 years hidden in the NBA shadows. Now the organization is preparing for a rare moment in the sun. The Timberwolves have the first pick in the draft on Thursday night for the first time in the franchise’s hard-luck history.

06/24/2015

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Metropolitan Council To Discuss Cuts To SWLRT Line

The Metropolitan Council is set to meet again Wednesday morning to go over ways to shrink the cost of the proposed Southwest Light Rail project. Reductions must be made after a recent estimate put the price tag at $2 billion, roughly 25 percent more than expected.

06/24/2015

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After Tragedy, Minn. Couple Works To Make Study Abroad Safer

A Minnesota couple is working to make the study abroad experience safer after their son, Tyler, came back from his trip to Japan, in a casket. But they’re using his life to make sure no other family has to endure this loss.

06/24/2015

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Gopher Hockey Announces 2015-16 Non-Conference Schedule

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey program announced its 15-game non-conference schedule for the 2015-16 season on Tuesday. The schedule will include eight non-conference games against in-state rivals, including the third-annual North Star College Cup.

06/23/2015

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New Petition Calls For Name Change Of Lake Calhoun

A new petition is asking that the name of Lake Calhoun be changed. The lake is named after John C. Calhoun, a former war department secretary who helped bring Fort Snelling to Minnesota. He is also known for supporting slavery.

06/23/2015

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Nickelback’s Minneapolis Show Canceled Due To Medical Emergency

Fans of Nickelback — prepared to be bummed. The Canadian rockers have canceled the remaining dates of their North American tour due to a medical emergency. Live Nation says singer Chad Kroeger needs surgery after a cyst developed on his voice box.

06/23/2015

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Timberwolves Hosting Free Draft Party At Target Center

The Minnesota Timberwolves are ready to have a big night in the NBA Draft on Thursday, and they want fans to be a part of it as much as possible. The Timberwolves, for the first time in franchise history, will have the No. 1 overall pick in Thursday night’s draft. Fans are invited to Target Center for a free Draft Party.

06/23/2015

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Disorderly Conduct Charges Dropped In Pedal Pub Ambush

A disorderly conduct charges have been dropped in last month’s water gun ambush of a pedal pub that was being used by off-duty police officers. The lawyer for Jason Leonard Carlton said that his client had just had his charge dismissed in the May 23 incident.

06/23/2015

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Fatal Crash Stalls Traffic On I-35W In South Minneapolis

A fatal crash involving a pedestrian has stalled traffic south of downtown Minneapolis Tuesday morning. The crash happened around 7 a.m. on Interstate 35W near 46th Street South.

06/23/2015

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Club: Lil’ Wayne Opted Out Of Show After Entourage Refused Safety Check

A downtown Minneapolis club says it’s in the process of issuing refunds to concert-goers after rapper Lil’ Wayne opted not to perform Sunday night.

06/22/2015

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Court Ruling Affects Minnesota’s Pending Sex Offender Cases

A federal judge’s declaration that Minnesota’s civil commitment setup for sex offenders is unconstitutional has raised serious questions about whether prosecutors can keep asking the state’s courts to send more offenders into the program as they approach release from prison.

06/22/2015

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Buxton Leading Off For Twins Against White Sox Monday Night

There will be a buzz yet again at Target Field Monday night as the Minnesota Twins host the Chicago White Sox in a series of American League Central Division rivals. Byron Buxton has been moved in the lineup from No. 9 to leading off.

06/22/2015

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Gang Member Charged In Mpls. Shooting That Injured Mother, Toddler

A 24-year-old Minneapolis man has been charged in a wild shooting spree that resulted in a mother and child suffering wounds, the Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman announced Monday.

06/22/2015

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