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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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Kylie’s Kids: Meet Nicollete, A Heart Surgery Survivor At 9 Weeks Old

This week’s Kylie’s Kids is Nicollete, now a 10-year-old who had major heart surgery at just nine weeks old. Now, she loves running and playing soccer.

06/22/2015

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Stone Arch Bridge Festival Attracts Thousands

The party celebrates the Minneapolis riverfront and the iconic bridge that was built in 1883.

06/21/2015

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NCF Honors ‘Father Of The Year’ In Minneapolis

In a Father’s Day weekend tradition, Minnesota’s “Father of the Year” was honored in Minneapolis Saturday morning. Nine Minnesota dads were chosen to represent their families as finalists in the National Center for Fathering’s “Father of the Year” contest.

06/20/2015

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Missing Children Minnesota: Girl, 8, Missing Since June 11

Missing Children Minnesota is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 8-year-old girl. According to the organization, Talisha Marie Yellowfox-Brown, of Minneapolis, has been missing since June 11.

06/20/2015

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Minneapolis Man Killed In Otter Tail Co. Motorcycle Crash

A Minneapolis man was killed Friday night in Otter Tail County in an off-road motorcycle accident. Kurt Mason Orphus, 54, lost control of his motorcycle while riding on the 52000 block of Highway 134 at about 8:30 p.m., according to the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s office.

06/20/2015

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Mpls. Pastor: Charleston Tragedy About Evil, Not Race

Pastor David Keaton says the massacre in South Carolina has been at the forefront of conversations inside Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He says some members are using social media to vent and pray.

06/19/2015

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Mpls. School Shattering Graduation Rate Statistics — In A Good Way

Fifty percent of urban youth graduate high school in the city of Minneapolis. For Hispanic and black students, the rates are even lower. However, for eight years, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has been shattering statistics.

06/19/2015

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Norway House In Minneapolis Unveils New Education Center

Norwegian-Americans in Minnesota have a new place to learn about and celebrate Norwegian heritage. A 12,000-square-foot Education Center addition to Norway House in Minneapolis just opened.

06/19/2015

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Suspect Arrested In Mpls. Mother-Daughter Shooting

Police arrested a man Friday who they say is responsible for shooting a 22-year-old mother and her 15-month-old daughter in a south Minneapolis park Thursday afternoon. The shooting comes as violent crime is going up in the city of Minneapolis.

06/19/2015

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Police: Body Found In Coon Rapids Creek

The Coon Rapids Police Department are investigating after a body was discovered in a Coon Rapids creek Friday morning. Police say the body was found behind the Kwik Trip gas station in a creek near Springbrook Drive and Coon Rapids Boulevard Northwest.

06/19/2015

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