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DNR: Early Warm, Dry Weather Likely Means Early Fire Season

This year’s early warm weather is creating perfect conditions for wildfires, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR predicts Minnesota will see more fires than average during the spring season.

03/16/2015

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Statue Of Another Explorer May Get Revised Message

The feats of explorers Christopher Columbus and Lief Erikson are now both under scrutiny by Minnesota lawmakers who are trying to rewrite the sayings on their Capitol mall statues.

03/16/2015

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Authorities: Man Arrested After Toddlers Found Severely Malnourished

The Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office says a 32-year-old man is jail accused of child neglect and drug-related offenses after two malnourished toddlers were found to be living in “extremely filthy” conditions.

03/16/2015

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3 Iowa Cities Among Nation’s ‘Most Hipster’ … And None From MN

Think the Twin Cities are a hotbed for hipsters? Think again. Iowa’s the next new thing, according to a new analysis. The website FindTheBest just pulled numbers on American cities to see which ones were the most amenable to the hipster lifestyle.

03/16/2015

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Sheriff: St. Stephen Homeowner Punched, Tied Up In Home Robbery

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home robbery and assault Monday morning. At 9:47 a.m. Monday, a St. Stephen resident reported the home robbery to the sheriff’s office.

03/16/2015

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4-Year-Old Pulled From Icy Iowa Lake Has Died, Sheriff Says

Authorities say a 4-year-old boy who was pulled from an icy lake in northern Iowa has died at a Minnesota hospital.

03/16/2015

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1 Injured In Black Dog Power Plant Fire In Burnsville

One Xcel Energy employee has been injured and 50 evacuated after a fire at the Black Dog Generating Station in Burnsville Monday morning, according to Xcel Energy.

03/16/2015

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Sheriff: 21-Year-Old Killed In Kandiyohi County Crash

A 21-year-old Sunburg man is dead after a rollover crash in Kandiyohi County Sunday morning, according to the Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Office.

03/16/2015

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4 Things To Know: US Debt Limit, Robert Durst’s Arrest & More

These are the four stories you need to know about from Monday, March 16, 2015.

03/16/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Finding The Right Shoe For Exercise

Whether you are hitting the pavement, walking the dog or headed to the gym, finding the right tennis shoe for your foot can be overwhelming. There are so many choices. In Get Movin’ Monday, Fitness Expert Ali Holman showed Kim Johnson how to choose the right shoe that will make you perform better and reduce injury.

03/16/2015

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Best 2015 Spring Theater Productions In Minnesota

Relive many of the greatest shows, songs and humor of the decades with five memorable theater productions this spring.

03/16/2015

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Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Receives Rare East Asian Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has received nearly 700 pieces of rare East Asian artwork and a $12.5 million endowment from a former St. Paul resident.

03/16/2015

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Lagging Laws, Changing Habits Mean Less Gov’t Data Kept

The pursuit of documents to shed light on Minnesota government decisions is increasingly missing a key element: the paper. As more deliberations occur via email, text messaging and other paperless platforms, there’s less left for the historical record.

03/14/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Crapola

It started as a joke, an offhanded remark about granola between an Ely man and his wife. Eight years later, that joke has turned into a full time job and a company with a name you won’t forget: Crapola.

03/14/2015

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Best National Parks Near Minnesota

National parks offer a variety of venues near and far when planning your vacation.

03/14/2015

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Mike’s Mix: St. Patrick’s Day, 2 Ways

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Liffey for a couple drinks that will definitely get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

03/14/2015

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Good Question: Friday The 13th, Road Weight Restrictions, Fuzzy Microphones

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores Friday the 13th superstitions, road weigh restrictions and fuzzy microphones.

03/13/2015

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MPCA Wants Potentially Harmful Receipts Gone From Businesses

Many shoppers use receipts to keep track of their spending, but the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants to see more Minnesota businesses go paperless. It’s not just because of the environmental aspect, there’s also a potential health risk associated with a certain type of receipt paper.

03/13/2015

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Minn. Lawmakers Debate Regulations For Police Body Cameras

Minnesota lawmakers are struggling to regulate new technology allowing police to wear body cameras and record everyday contacts with the public. The use of body cams is growing rapidly on police forces across the country, including Minnesota. It’s raising questions about when, and how, they can be used.

03/13/2015

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Gov. Dayton, Democratic Lawmakers Unveil $330M Rail Safety Proposal

Gov. Mark Dayton and democratic lawmakers released their newest proposal Friday morning on what needs to be done to keep communities safe. If passed, it would invest $330 million over the next decade in construction of safer railroad crossings in Minnesota.

03/13/2015

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Ask An Expert: Spring Break Staycation Activities For Kids In Minnesota

Take a Minnesota staycation. Travel expert Judith Ramsey can tell you how.

03/13/2015

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$70M North Loop Proposal Features More Green Space, Parking

It’s one of the most booming neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Now another new development in the North Loop is being proposed. Two things that make this approximately $70 million project different: parking and a big park.

03/13/2015

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Russell, Ohio State Beat Minnesota 79-73 In Big Ten Tourney

D’Angelo Russell scored 23 points, Shannon Scott had 21 and Ohio State beat Minnesota 79-73 in the Big Ten tournament on Thursday night.

03/12/2015

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4 Things To Know: Ferguson Shootings, Bachmann’s ‘Sharknado 3′ Cameo & More

These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Thursday, March 12.

03/12/2015

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Best Bars For March Madness In Minnesota

Throw on your team colors and let March Madness sweep you away at these local bars.

03/12/2015

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