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Mpls. Police Give City A+ For All-Star Game Security

It’s been just about two months since the All-Star game was played at Target Field, but Minneapolis Police are just now getting an idea of how much it cost them. It took about 700 police personnel to keep downtown safe during the days leading up to the game.

09/05/2014

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Woman Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash On I-35W

A Minneapolis woman was seriously injured after hitting another vehicle head-on on Interstate 35W early Friday morning. According to the accident report, Claire A. Jacobson, 56, was traveling south in the northbound lanes when she struck 32-year-old Janessa J. Sturtz, of Minneapolis, who was driving north in the correct lanes.

09/05/2014

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Mpls. Firefighters Working To Give Coats To Kids In Need

Firefighters are hoping you’ll help them accomplish their goal of providing American-made coats to low-income children in Minneapolis.

09/04/2014

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5 Reasons The Vikings Will Beat The Rams Sunday

There’s plenty of excitement this week as the NFL season kicks off Thursday night with Seattle facing Green Bay. Most teams get started on Sunday, and that includes the Minnesota Vikings as they head to […]

09/04/2014

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Land O’Lakes Gives $25 Million To University Of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota will receive $25 million in donations and sponsorships from Land O’Lakes to support academic and athletic programs. The Arden Hills-based cooperative announced the commitment Tuesday.

09/03/2014

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Search For Ty Hoffman At Airport Turns Up Empty

Police returned to the Anoka County Airport Tuesday morning in their search for the man accused of killing Kelly Phillips at a Twin Cities gas station last month. Police believe Lyle “Ty” Hoffman may have robbed a TCF Bank on County Road 10 in Blaine, Minn. over the weekend.

09/02/2014

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What Is Biochar Gardening?

The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening.

09/02/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Scott Mayer Of Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards

If you like to eat, go to a show or check out new window art, there’s one driving force behind it all in downtown Minneapolis. We’re talking the Ivey Awards, Charlie Awards and the Made Here initiative. His name is Scott Mayer. He also has his own company to represent profit and not for profit businesses.

09/02/2014

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Police Search Anoka Co. Airport For Ty Hoffman

Police believe the man suspected of killing Kelly Phillips at an Arden Hills gas station last month may have robbed a bank in Blaine over the weekend. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman is wanted in connection with the Aug. 11 murder. On Monday, the Blaine Police Department issued a release saying that a TCF Bank in Blaine was robbed at gunpoint.

09/01/2014

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Lake Street Closed After Hit-And-Run Crash

A man was taken to the hospital after being hit by a driver near Lake Street and 28th Avenue South in Uptown Minneapolis. The incident happened around 2:30 a.m. on Monday.

09/01/2014

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Labor Day: What’s Open, What’s Closed

Since Labor Day is a holiday, here is a list of what’s open and what’s closed. You can go shopping today. Most grocery stores and malls will be open.

09/01/2014

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Bar Abilene In Uptown Closes

A popular Uptown bar has surprisingly closed its doors for good, according to messages left on its social media accounts. Overnight, the people who run Bar Abilene’s Twitter and Facebook sent this message: “Thank you Uptown! We love you and will miss you.”

09/01/2014

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Twin Cities Schools Launch Minnesota Thursdays

Students in Minneapolis and St. Paul public schools will eat lunch food that comes from Minnesota farmers on the first Thursday of every month. School administrators say Minnesota Thursdays stems from the Farm to School programs at both districts.

08/31/2014

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Brit’s Pub Hosts Pub Vaulting

There was some unusual activity in Minneapolis Saturday night. People were pole-vaulting on the rooftop of a bar. “Pub vaults are kind of popping up all over the country, in terms of doing them in kind of weird places like malls and down on the street fairs, and things like that,” Jory Zunich, from the Twin Cities Track Club, said.

08/30/2014

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Mpls. City Council Votes In Favor Of SWLRT Plan

Years of debate surrounding the Southwest light rail transit project has led to a plan some Minneapolis City Council members call incomplete. But council members nonetheless voted to approve the latest plans for the railway that will connect suburbs like Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, and Minnetonka to Minneapolis.

08/29/2014

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