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4 Things To Know: B.B. King Passes Away, Bike To Work Day & More

From the passing of a legendary blues man to National Bike To Work Day, here are the four stories to know for Friday, May 15.

05/15/2015

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Excellent Educator: Chris Zimmerman Of Ivan Sand Community H.S.

As a social worker at Ivan Sand Community High School in Elk River, Chris Zimmerman helps students through some of their most difficult moments. His compassion is what makes him this week’s Excellent Educator.

05/15/2015

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Ask A Minnesota Expert: How To Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

We love our pets. Keeping them happy and cool during the dog days of summer means more than just keeping them out of a hot locked car while you run into the grocery store.

05/15/2015

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Cass County Sheriff: 2 Men Dead From Apparent Gunshot Wounds

The Cass County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two men were killed from apparent gunshot wounds in Cass County Tuesday evening.

05/14/2015

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Local Music Tap: ‘France Camp’ LP Release @ 7th Street Entry

There was once a time (Tuesday) when a web producer/local music blogger decided to preview an album release show for a local casual punk band — and was blindsided by their truly remarkable (and beautifully, humorously confusing) responses to his questions. This is his (my) story.

05/14/2015

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Top 4 Times Minn. Vikings Have Been Accused Of Cheating

With the New England Patriots still reeling from the #DeflateGate fallout (Tom Brady suspended four games and general finger wagging aimed at the team), we thought it’d be interesting to explore how the Minnesota Vikings stack up in terms of cheating.

05/14/2015

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Burning Restrictions Lifted In Minnesota

Due to green-up and recent rains, fire danger in Minnesota is now low.

05/14/2015

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4 Things To Know: Mpls. Protest, Tom Brady’s Appeal & More

From a protest in downtown Minneapolis to Tom Brad’s expected appeal of his suspension, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, May 14.

05/14/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

With the recent rainy forecast, a lot of us are hoping it dries for the weekend. There’s so much to do outside!

05/14/2015

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Best Breweries In Minnesota

Recognize our great Minnesota brewers on American Craft Beer Week.

05/14/2015

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Best Places For Graduation Brunch In Minnesota

After years of studying and hard work, you’ve earned yourself a world-class brunch.

05/13/2015

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St. Louis Park Considers Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

The city of St. Louis Park is considering adopting a complete ban on single-use plastic bags. A majority of the city’s council members have expressed support for a ban, according to the Star Tribune.

05/12/2015

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Budget Negotiations At A Standstill On Taxes, Transportation

Minnesota budget negotiations entered a holding pattern Tuesday, with each side urging the other to take the first step to bridge an enormous divide over tax cuts and transportation funding that has narrowed little through days of private meetings.

05/12/2015

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Minnesota Remains 2nd Most Bike-Friendly State

For many, this comes as no surprise: Minnesota has retained its ranking as the second most bike-friendly state in the United States. Since 2008, Minnesota has consistently ranked in the top five of the annual list from the League Of American Bicyclist.

05/12/2015

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Tap Talk: Barley John’s Brewpub In New Brighton

Just north of Minneapolis stashed away in its “oasis” of New Brighton, you’ll find a quaint little brewpub bearing the name of Barley John’s. The brewpub’s beer, however, packs quite a bigger punch.

05/12/2015

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Report: MNsure Suffers Another System Glitch

There’s another reported problem for Minnesota’s online health exchange: a system glitch. It means the state must re-run eligibility determinations for more than 55,000 Minnesotans, according to the Star Tribune.

05/12/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: 3 Generations Help Out A Booming ‘Celtic Croft’ Business

Joseph Croft started Celtic Croft 20 years ago in his garage. Now the independent store in Brooklyn Park specializes in traditional Scottish and Irish items. It’s a business that keeps booming! The three generations running the store makes them Minnesotans to Meet.

05/12/2015

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Best Music Festivals Near Minnesota

Get out and jam this summer at these local music festivals.

05/12/2015

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Best Family-Friendly Museum Exhibits In Minnesota

The exhibits at these Minnesota museums are fun for the whole family.

05/12/2015

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Good Question: How Did Minnesota Get Its Name?

On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.

05/11/2015

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Ex-Cop Convicted Of Luring Girls Over Facebook To Be Sentenced Again

The Minnesota Court of Appeals says the prison sentence for a former Minneapolis police officer is too short. On Monday, the appeals court issued a ruling reversing Bradley Schnickel’s sentencing and remanding it back to the lower court.

05/11/2015

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Minnesota Jury Hears Opening Statements In Right-To-Die Case

Prosecutors say they’ll prove a national right-to-die group assisted in the 2007 suicide of a 57-year-old Minnesota woman who suffered from chronic pain and depression.

05/11/2015

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4 Things To Know: Elk River Cop Killed, Wild Weather Across Nation & More

The four stories to know for Monday, May 11, include an Elk River cop shot and killed, wild weather across the nation and more.

05/11/2015

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Minnesota Named No. 2 Best State For Working Mothers

While mothers may have had to share their weekend with the fishing opener, they’re near the top when it comes to work! A new analysis ranks Minnesota as the second best state in the nation for working mothers.

05/11/2015

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Best Upcoming Museum Exhibits In Minnesota

See these six diverse and powerful Minnesota museum exhibits this summer.

05/11/2015

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