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Mpls. Police To Combat Gun Violence With State-Of-The-Art Ballistic Machine

Minneapolis police are going high-tech in the fight against crime. A new initiative to stop gun violence in north Minneapolis includes a machine that looks like it’s right out of CSI. It’s called the IBIS and it analyzes and compares firearm related evidence stored in a database.

10/07/2014

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13 Major Road Construction Projects To Be Accelerated In Minn.

For metro commuters, it seems there’s always more work to be done on Minnesota roads. And it’s very much needed because of the weather extremes in our state. Gov. Mark Dayton announced Tuesday that $70 million is being allocated to help take ideas and make them realities in 13 of the most troubled spots on Minnesota roads.

10/07/2014

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High Court Won’t Take Case Of Man Convicted At 17

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a Minnesota man convicted of raping and killing a teenage girl when he was 17. That means Tony Roman Nose will continue to serve his sentence of life in prison, without the possibility of release.

10/07/2014

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Best Places For Halloween Costumes In Minnesota

Don’t wait until the last minute to get a great costume this year. Check out any of these places and add some creativity into the equation for a great costume at a great price.

10/07/2014

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Five Creepy Historical Sites In The Midwest

Looking for something spooky this Halloween? Check out the five creepiest historical sites in the midwest.

10/07/2014

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Pest Experts Seeing More Mice Infestations This Fall

As the weather turns cooler, we’re all spending more time indoors — including the critters we’d rather keep outdoors. Mice are working their way into homes around the metro. It’s so bad, one company says their calls are up 35 percent over years past.

10/06/2014

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Expect To See A Lot Of Disney Characters This Halloween

Sometimes the scariest thing about Halloween isn’t Halloween at all. It’s the cost of those costumes. Americans will spend about $7.5 billion on tricks and treats, according to the National Retail Federation (NRF). Most people will spend around $78, with most of it going towards a costume.

10/06/2014

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Police: Woman Found Dead In Bemidji

Bemidji police are investigating the death of a woman who they say was found dead early Saturday morning. On Oct. 4 at 6:08 a.m., Bemidji police, along with an ambulance, responded to the report of a possibly deceased person on the 500 block of Paul Bunyan Drive South. When they arrived, the woman was found dead.

10/06/2014

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Minn. Hunter, 54, Shot While Bird Hunting

A 54-year-old Norwood Young America man is in the hospital after a hunting accident Sunday, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office. On Oct. 5 at around 11:35 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a report of a gunshot injury from the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

10/06/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Day Trip To Jordan

We’re in the prime days of autumn now, with apple picking is in full swing, as are many harvest festivals. Best of all, the leaves are approaching full autumn colors now. If you’re looking for an easy day trip from the Cities, with beautiful views and shops to browse through, one suggestion would be the historic downtown area of Jordan, near the Minnesota River Valley.

10/06/2014

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Best Halloween-Themed Shows In Minnesota

Find yourself at some of these Halloween-themed shows and events for an enjoyable and entertaining evening.

10/06/2014

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Big Marathon Weekend In Twin Cities Wraps Up

It’s the one day thousands of people circle on their calendars. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon draws thousands of runners and non-runners to the metro for a big weekend each fall.

10/05/2014

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As Furnaces Turn On In Minn., Risk Of CO Poisoning Increases

Now that furnaces are clicking on around the city, the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning is going up. Just Saturday night, Burnsville firefighters say they got a call to an apartment complex and once there, they detected carbon monoxide in the air. The building was then evacuated.

10/05/2014

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Best Places For Fall Colors In Minnesota

One good thing about being Minnesotan is enjoying the fall colors that come with the colder weather every year. Travel to any of these places to see some of the best fall colors in the country.

10/04/2014

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Snow Back In The Forecast For Minnesota

Forecasts say some Minnesotans could wake up to a blanket of fall snow Saturday — the first accumulating snow of the season.

10/03/2014

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