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173 Undocumented Central American Kids Living In MN

New numbers say 173 undocumented kids are living in Minnesota. That number represents a fraction of the thousands of children who have come to the U.S. from Central America, where gangs are recruiting young members and murders are commonplace.

07/25/2014

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Best Places For Families To Watch The Game In Minnesota

If you can’t enjoy a great sports game as a whole family, then what is the point of watching?

07/25/2014

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Vikings’ Mike Priefer Apologizes For Homophobic Slur

Vikings Training Camp got underway in Mankato Thursday, but the big news isn’t about the players. It’s coming from Mike Priefer, the team’s special teams coordinator. Priefer has been suspended for the first three games of the regular season for his homophobic slur called out by former punter Chris Kluwe, who has threatened to sue the team.

07/24/2014

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A Gluten-Free Camp For Kids? It’s Right Here In Minnesota

Over the past few years, most of us have become familiar with the term “gluten-free.” About 1 percent of the population has celiac disease, which means no wheat, rye or barley. For kids with those types of allergies, there is respite right here in Minnesota. In Maple Lake, one of the only gluten-free camps in the country is being held this week.

07/24/2014

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Independence Party Gov. Hopeful Won’t Get Public Subsidy

Independence Party governor candidate Hannah Nicollet has failed to qualify for a public campaign subsidy in the Minnesota race. That means the eventual Democratic and Republican nominees are in line for even bigger public checks and she will miss out on more than $219,000 to spread her message.

07/24/2014

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DNR Ups Licenses For 2014 Wolf Season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is increasing the number of licenses available for the 2014 wolf hunting season. The DNR announced they would be making 3,800 hunting and trapping licenses available, which is an increase of 500 from last year’s seasons.

07/24/2014

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UMinn Reaches Milestone With Neutrino Detector

The University of Minnesota is celebrating a milestone in creating an experimental particle detector that it says could eventually yield important information about the beginning of the universe. More than 700 undergraduate students built the detector over four years in a large warehouse in Minneapolis.

07/24/2014

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Best Singer-Songwriters In Minnesota

In Minnesota, there are ample opportunities to see some of the best singers perform. Check out these amazing musicians from the home team.

07/24/2014

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Gov. Dayton Paid More In Taxes, To Charity In 2013

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton paid nearly $106,000 in state and federal taxes last year, and upped his charitable giving, too. Dayton released his 2013 tax returns on Wednesday, following his routine of doing so since he was a candidate in 2010.

07/23/2014

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DNR Announces Plans For ‘Conservative’ Deer Season

Minnesota wildlife managers have announced rules for a “conservative” deer season to rebuild the whitetail population across much of the state. The Department of Natural Resources says only one deer can be harvested in 95 percent of the state, and the harvest of does will be further restricted.

07/23/2014

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Local Music Tap: Minne Fest Returns For 2nd Year

Minne Fest is returning for its second year this weekend in Minneapolis. Now, it features two days of music and a new location. The event – hosted by MJG Productions — is meant to promote local music, art, businesses and projects all while raising money for Cancer Kids Fund at Children’s Hospital and Clinics of Minnesota.

07/23/2014

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Best Gelato In Minnesota

Cool off while tantalizing your taste buds with the best gelato in Minnesota.

07/23/2014

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Authorities: Man Shot 17-Year-Old Girl Multiple Times In Beltrami Co.

A 40-year-old Eckles Township, Minn. man is in jail accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl multiple times at her home Monday evening, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. At around 10 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call from the girl, reporting that she was shot several times when she was standing on the deck of her home, located on the 6300 block of Palomino Drive NW in Eckles Township.

07/22/2014

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Study: Minnesota No. 5 Best State For Children

A recent study conducted by the Children’s Defense Fund found that Minnesota remains among the top five states in children well-being, but deeper analysis still shows some troubling disparities in economic stability and education for children of color.

07/22/2014

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Bite Of MN: Blueberry Picking Season

Let me share my blueberry picking struggles from this past Saturday. Don’t worry, it isn’t too dramatic or long, but it was a good reminder of how flexible one needs to be when seeking out seasonal produce.

07/22/2014

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