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Minnesota Women Seeded No. 8 In NCAA Tournament

The Minnesota women’s basketball team has secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six seasons. The Gophers got an eighth seed and will open the tournament Friday at 4 p.m. CDT against ninth seed DePaul in South Bend, Indiana.

03/16/2015

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DNR: Early Warm, Dry Weather Likely Means Early Fire Season

This year’s early warm weather is creating perfect conditions for wildfires, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR predicts Minnesota will see more fires than average during the spring season.

03/16/2015

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Mike Reilly Named Big Ten Defensive Player Of The Year

University of Minnesota junior Mike Reilly was named the Big Ten’s Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year on Monday. Reilly was also selected First Team All-Big Ten as the league handed out its end-of-season awards.

03/16/2015

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DeLaSalle’s Anim Named AP Player Of The Year For Boys Hoops

DeLaSalle senior Sacar Anim is the Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award winner for high school boys basketball. The AP’s all-state team was announced Monday, with Champlin Park’s J.T. Gibson, Hill-Murray’s Marshawn Wilson, Bjorn Broman of Lakeview Christian Academy in Duluth and Gary Trent Jr. of Apple Valley joining Anim.

03/16/2015

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Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Receives Rare East Asian Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has received nearly 700 pieces of rare East Asian artwork and a $12.5 million endowment from a former St. Paul resident.

03/16/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Bike For Beer

He might seem a bit young to be running a brewery, especially since he only reached legal drinking age seven years ago. But when it comes to beer, Ilan Klages-Mundt, 28, already has a world of experience.

03/15/2015

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Rolling Stones Coming To Minneapolis?

The legendary rock band, the Rolling Stones, could soon be heading to the Twin Cities. They haven’t officially announced their 2015 world tour, but released a video on Twitter as a tease.

03/15/2015

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Congregation Concerned NE Development Will Rattle Historic Church

Parishioners of a Minneapolis church are trying to get people who don’t attend to take on their cause. Our Lady of Lourdes is holding a meeting Thursday to inform people about the skyscraper that’s been proposed a few doors down. The church is the oldest in the city, and parishioners are worried major construction could shake the integrity of the building.

03/15/2015

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Gophers Sweep Penn State To Win Big Ten Title

The University of Minnesota men’s hockey team beat Penn State 6-2 Saturday night at Mariucci to complete a weekend sweep of the Nittany Lions. The win, coupled with Michigan State’s win over Michigan, let the Gophers earn their second straight Big Ten Conference regular season title.

03/15/2015

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Boxers Duke It Out To Benefit St. Paul Sergeant

Police and firefighters from Minneapolis and St. Paul are “duking it out” for a good cause. About 1,200 people packed around the ring at Uppercut Gym in Minneapolis for the annual “Unite and Fight.”

03/14/2015

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Firefighter Injured Battling Blaze In Minneapolis

Authorities said one firefighter was hurt as crews battled a house fire in south Minneapolis Saturday afternoon. Crews were called to the 4200 block of Dight Ave. S. on a report of a house fire.

03/14/2015

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Class 2A Championship: Melrose Area 63, Caledonia 51

For 41 years, Melrose Area battled to get back to the state tournament. Once they did, they made the most of it. The Dutchmen earned their first state appearance since 1974, then capped off a whirlwind postseason with a 63-51 victory over Caledonia in the Class 2A boys basketball state championship game Saturday at Target Center.

03/14/2015

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Class 1A Championship: Rushford-Peterson 51, Maranatha Christian Academy 44

Rushford-Peterson beat Maranatha Christian Academy 51-44 in the Class 1A boys basketball championship game Saturday at the Target Center. Alex Vix scored a game-high 23 points and fellow senior Charlie Krambeer added 17 for Rushford-Peterson.

03/14/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named First Team All-American

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First-Team All-America selection Friday by ESPNW contributors. She’s the fifth player in Gopher women’s basketball history to earn the honor and first since Janelle McCarville in 2005.

03/14/2015

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MPCA Wants Potentially Harmful Receipts Gone From Businesses

Many shoppers use receipts to keep track of their spending, but the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants to see more Minnesota businesses go paperless. It’s not just because of the environmental aspect, there’s also a potential health risk associated with a certain type of receipt paper.

03/13/2015

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Woman Recovering From Attack At LRT Station

A woman is recovering this morning after being beaten and robbed near a light rail stop. Bri, who didn’t want WCCO to use her last name, still has a bloody face from the attack that left her with stitches.

03/13/2015

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$70M North Loop Proposal Features More Green Space, Parking

It’s one of the most booming neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Now another new development in the North Loop is being proposed. Two things that make this approximately $70 million project different: parking and a big park.

03/13/2015

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1 Year Later, Have Minneapolis 911 Call Times Improved?

One year ago, a WCCO investigation found some Minneapolis residents waiting more than three minutes for their 911 calls to be answered. Dispatchers exposed what they called dangerous staffing levels leading to those long wait times.

03/12/2015

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Early Spring Means Business For Food Trucks, Nice Ride Bikes

Late winter days like Thursday aren’t just good for morale. For some locals, the early arrival of spring means more money. For instance, on Marquette Ave. and 7th Street, light jacket weather equals heavy foot traffic in the food truck lines.

03/12/2015

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Target Layoffs Raise Questions Over Tax Subsidies

This week, Target laid off 1,700 people who work at its headquarters in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
Both communities have given the company millions of dollars in tax subsidies.

03/12/2015

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Hennepin County Sheriff: Stay Off Thin Ice

With temperatures much warmer than normal this week it may seem like common sense, but the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging people around the Twin Cities to stay off thin ice.

03/12/2015

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Investigators Rule Minneapolis Lumberyard Fire Arson, Seek Suspects

Investigators are asking for help finding the people who intentionally started a fire over the weekend. They now believe a three-alarm fire at a northeast Minneapolis lumber yard is arson.

03/11/2015

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Local Tap Talk: LynLake Brewery

After what seems like forever, the Lyndale Theater’s empty, barren space is leased and is now home to a new brewery. LynLake Brewery opened to the thirsty, hip masses in Uptown on Oct. 10, 2014 just in time to the last bit of warm sunshine on its rooftop.

03/11/2015

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Woman Gets 30 Months For Buying Guns For Convicted Felon

A 33-year-old former Minneapolis school cook was sentenced Tuesday to more than two years in federal prison on Wednesday for acting as the straw purchaser of two handguns for a convicted felon last year in Robbinsdale.

03/11/2015

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Celebrate Responsibly And Ride Free On Paddy’s Day

Metro Transit is hooking up responsible St. Patrick’s Day revelers with free rides in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can ride free on both Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17 on buses, light rail or Northstar trains from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

03/11/2015

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