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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In 1996 Rape Case

A 38-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to the 1996 rape of an 82-year-old woman after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced.

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Senate Approves Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises For Now

A bill temporarily slicing the paychecks of more than two dozen top state administrators is on the cusp of reaching their boss, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who made clear Thursday that he’ll sign it.

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GOP Senators Seek To Fast-Forward Primary Election To March

A group of Republican state senators wants Minnesota to shift its primary election up from August to March in time for next year’s presidential race.

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Stillwater Implements “Food For Fines” Program For Month Of March

During the month of March, Stillwater’s new “Food for Fines” program may just make you feel good about getting a parking ticket.

10 hours ago

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Ask A Minnesota Bartender: Your Best Martini Recipe

Read about the popular martini by Pip Hanson of Marvel Bar and Pat Mancini of Mancini’s, two prominent Minnesota food and beverage connoisseurs.

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Minnesotans Earn Cross-Country Medals At Nordic Skiing World Championships

No American woman had ever won a major championship medal in a long distance cross-country skiing race before Tuesday.

02/25/2015

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13 Train Cars Derail In St. Louis Co., No Injuries

Officials say 13 cars of a Canadian National Railway train have derailed in northeastern Minnesota. St. Louis County authorities say three of nine cars carrying a hazardous compound derailed, but didn’t spill any material. No one was hurt.

02/25/2015

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European Cruise Giant Viking Plans Mississippi River Tours

European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.

02/25/2015

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Twin Cities Archdiocese May Sell Off Some Properties To Pay Creditors

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it may sell off a portion of its property in order to pay creditors after filing for bankruptcy. The archdiocese may pursue the option to sell three of its buildings in St. Paul, including the Chancery Office on Summit Avenue.

02/25/2015

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St. Paul Officials To Discuss Reopening Lilydale Park

St. Paul city officials will meet Wednesday to discuss whether to re-open a park, where a landslide killed two children in 2013.

02/25/2015

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Best Steakhouses In Minnesota

For a classic steak dinner, these local restaurants all make the cut.

02/25/2015

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As Minn. H.S. Graduation Rates Climb, Concerns Remain

Fresh numbers from the Minnesota Department of Education show an increase in students graduating high school on time.

02/24/2015

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Man Charged With Burglary In Case Where Mpls. Cop Was Shot

A 43-year-old Crystal man is charged in the burglary where an investigating officer was later shot and wounded, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

02/24/2015

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Charges: Jail Deputy Finds Knife In Shoplifter’s Crotch

A 24-year-old woman is accused of stealing from a Fridley Walmart and hiding a knife – still inside its packing – in her crotch, according to charges filed Monday.

02/24/2015

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Cause Of Huge Swine Farm Fire Accidental

State investigators have concluded an investigation into a huge fire that killed more than 12,000 pigs and hogs at a southern Minnesota swine farm.

02/24/2015

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Northern Minn. Man Saves Life Of 5-Month-Old Puppy

Clayton Van Wert told WCCO’s Dave Lee, he was at a garbage dump on the edge of the Red Lake Indian Reservation Friday night, when he heard a sound coming from one of the bins.

02/24/2015

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Best Places For Used Furniture In Minnesota

Furnish your home with some of the best castoffs.

02/24/2015

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A Look At MOA Security In Wake Of Video Threat

Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.

02/23/2015

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GOP Restart Wage Debate With Talk Of Tips

House Republicans are reigniting a debate over the minimum wage with a move to exempt some servers, bartenders and other tipped workers from future hikes. Legislators passed a law last year bumping the state’s minimum wage up to $9.50 hourly by 2016.

02/23/2015

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Minn. Lawmakers Hear From Gun Violence Prevention Group

At a rally Monday, members of “Protect Minnesota” talked about the need for a uniform background check on all gun sales.

02/23/2015

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More Talks Ahead On Commissioner Pay, Agency Stopgap Bill

An apparent agreement between the governor and House speaker that alters Minnesota agency commissioner pay and shores up budgets at a few departments moved Monday into a holding pattern.

02/23/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Shot Released From Hospital

The Minneapolis police officer who was shot and wounded over the weekend has been released from the hospital. Officer Jordan Davis and his partner responded to a burglary call in north Minneapolis Saturday. Davis was shot while standing outside his squad car.

02/23/2015

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Bitter Wind Chills To Start The Week

Wind chill advisories are in effect Monday for most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin until 10 a.m. A few counties in extreme northern Minnesota are even seeing wind chill warnings, with wind chills expected to reach nearly 45 degrees below zero.

02/23/2015

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Best Paint And Sip In Minnesota

Creativity is always enhanced with a little wine.

02/23/2015

The Best Things About Thanksgiving

Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Minnesota For Families

Party with your family for spring break.

02/21/2015

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