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Minnesotans Named Among Nation’s Best Drivers

A new report names Minnesotans some of the best drivers in the country overall. The report looked at fatality rates, drunk driving, tickets, careless driving and seat belt usage.

04/22/2014

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Best 2014 Summer Fashion Events In Minnesota

Summer is one of the best seasons for fashion in Minnesota. Mark your calendar for these events whether you are a fashionista or just a lover of getting out of the house.

04/22/2014

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Little Falls Homeowner’s Interview Played At Trial

A Minnesota man on trial for killing two teenagers after they broke into his house had been lying in wait in his basement with a book, some snacks and two guns, a prosecutor said Monday in his opening statement. Byron Smith, 65, of Little Falls, is charged with first-degree premeditated murder in the slayings of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer on Thanksgiving Day in 2012.

04/21/2014

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Limited Corn Planting Begins In SW Minn.

Snow and cold continue to put field work on ice at farms across Minnesota.

04/21/2014

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After 7 Years, Minn. Mother Brings Home 3 Daughters Adopted From Guatemala

It takes a special person to adopt a child from another family — or another country. Yet, thousands of American families have been waiting for years to complete the foreign adoption process. The number of international adoptions has dropped dramatically in the last decade. But last week, an Edina woman finally brought home her three daughters adopted from Guatemala after seven years of waiting.

04/21/2014

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Study: In MN, Blacks Far More Likely To Be Arrested For Pot Than Whites

A new study finds significantly more African Americans than whites are arrested for marijuana possession in Minnesota. Minnesota 2020, a nonpartisan think tank, says blacks account for 27 percent of marijuana possession arrests, but are only 6 percent of Minnesota’s population.

04/21/2014

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Authorities: Dog Attacks, Kills Dog At Mpls. Park; Owner Flees

The Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public’s help finding the owner of a dog who killed another dog at the Martin Luther King Park in the Kingfield Neighborhood Sunday evening. Police say after a resident’s dog was killed, the owner of the attacking dog was uncooperative with the victim and fled the scene.

04/21/2014

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Charges: Woman, 28, Tied Up Horses & Let Them Die Of Starvation

A 28-year-old Park Rapids woman is accused of tying up and abandoning two horses that died of apparent starvation near Dorset, Minn. On Monday, Minden Crenshaw appeared in Hubbard County District Court on felony charges of animal neglect.

04/21/2014

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Minneapolis Locks Reopen To Recreational Boaters

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reopening its three Minneapolis locks to recreational traffic Monday.

04/21/2014

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Best 2014 Summer Festivals In Minnesota

This summer, several anticipated festivals pull the communities together and lend themselves to a world of outdoor fun. Check out these fun events and summer festivals.

04/21/2014

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Get Prepared During Severe Weather Awareness Week

While it may feel like we just got rid of the snow, it’s already time to start thinking about severe spring and summertime weather. This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Minnesota.

04/21/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Biking The Dickie Scramble

With more than 30,000 miles of trails in Minnesota, you can cover a lot of ground on two wheels. Many bikers, though, go for a bigger challenge by getting away from the pavement.

04/20/2014

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1 Year From Bombings, Annandale Woman Heading To Boston To Finish Marathon

A year after the Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured hundreds, one Minnesota woman is going back to finish the race she started. “I knew it’d be emotional going back,” Jody Zylstra, from Annandale, said. “But this week is feeling like hurry up and wait.”

04/20/2014

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Little Falls Murder Case To Begin Monday

On Monday, the murder trial begins for a Little Falls man who admitted to killing two teenagers inside his home. Byron Smith told investigators he shot and killed 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady after they broke into his home on Thanksgiving Day of 2012. He was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

04/20/2014

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100-Pound Propane Tank Explodes Inside Minivan In St. Paul, Driver Injured

A man is in the hospital after a 100-pound propane tank exploded inside his minivan early Sunday afternoon, according to the St. Paul Fire Department. Deputy Chief Pat Smith says a Dodge Caravan was parked outside of Walmart, located at 1450 University Ave., when the tank blew up and injured the driver inside.

04/20/2014

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