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Casino Merger Deal Involving Minnetonka Co. Moves Ahead

Shareholders in the parent company of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland, have approved a proposed merger with Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming Inc. Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced the results Tuesday of a special shareholders meeting held June 17.

06/23/2015

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Report: UnitedHealth Approaches Aetna For Merger Deal

Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group has reportedly approached rival Aetna with a possible merger deal. The takeover deal is valued somewhere around $40 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

06/17/2015

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Driver Leads Police On Long, Winding Chase On I-394, I-94

Minnetonka police say a texting driver led authorities on a 10-mile chase through the Twin Cities Tuesday afternoon. Police says the driver, who was in what appeared to be a gray sedan with out-of-state registration, fled from officers who were trying to pull them over for texting while driving at about 3 p.m. near Hopkins Crossroad in Minnetonka.

06/16/2015

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Miracle League Gives All Kids Opportunity To Play Ball

A Twin Cities baseball league is teaching kids more than just the fundamentals of the game. The West Metro Miracle League gives kids of all abilities the chance to play. Built off Highway 101 in Minnetonka nearly eight years ago, the modified field is specially designed for children with special needs.

06/06/2015

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Where To Get Sweet Deals On National Donut Day

It’s almost like Christmas in June! Friday, June 5 is National Donut Day and, as you can imagine, bakeries across the Twin Cities are preparing.

06/05/2015

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Prep Blog: Section Baseball Playoffs In Full Swing

We have a state tournament field set in boys tennis for both teams and individuals in Class A and AA. The next tournament to be figured it will be in baseball, where section playoffs are well underway and state teams will be decided across Minnesota by next weekend if the weather allows.

05/29/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Vantage School’s Chris Pears

When he first moved to Minnesota, he only knew one thing about the state: it’s where Prince was from. But it’s the way Chris Pears is revolutionizing education in Minnetonka is what makes him this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

05/26/2015

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New Coon Rapids Mosque Is The First Of Its Kind In Minnesota

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community now has its first mosque in Minnesota. Community members gathered to inaugurate the Mosque Saturday in Coon Rapids.

05/23/2015

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Adapted Bowling Tournament Strikes Brothers’ Fancy

You don’t know what it’s like until you’ve sat where they’re sitting and watched what they’re watching.

How their boys come alive when they pick up a bowling ball.

05/15/2015

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Randy Moss To Host Autograph Session At Ridgedale Mall

Whatever your feelings for him, it’s hard to deny that former wide receiver Randy Moss was one of the greatest Vikings players ever. Moss is honoring his time in Minnesota by coming back to give his autograph out. Moss will at the Fan HQ store at Ridgedale Center in Minnetonka from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 23.

05/15/2015

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Prep Blog: This Weekend’s Top High School Match-Ups

You don’t have to go very far to find entertaining, competitive and intense match-ups on the high school sports scene. The spring prep sports landscape will take shape over the next few weeks as we’ll have playoffs underway, if not decided, in lacrosse, softball, baseball and tennis.

05/14/2015

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Minnetonka Man Among Survivors In Nepal Earthquake

Crews continue to search for survivors following this weekend’s deadly earthquake in south Asia. One man who was in Nepal during the earthquake was David Rhein from Minnetonka.

04/26/2015

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Fmr. Minnetonka Player Set To Hit The Court With Badgers In Final Four

The Dearrings from Minnetonka have deep family roots with the Badgers: the older brother is a backup guard, Dad is a basketball trainer, and the younger brother hopes to play basketball for Wisconsin one day as well.

04/04/2015

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Minn. Casino Owner Touts Merger With Nevada Company

Lakes Entertainment Inc., owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland, said Thursday its pending merger with a privately held Nevada gambling company will be a boon to shareholders and create a company uniquely positioned for growth in other states. “We are very excited about this transaction and believe it will benefit Lakes’ shareholders tremendously,” CEO Lyle Berman said in a fourth-quarter earnings statement.

03/12/2015

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Officials: Boy, 15, Charged In Minnetonka Shooting

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has issued charges against a 15-year-old boy in connection with the shooting in Minnetonka on Monday evening. According to Minnetonka Police, around 5 p.m. Monday officers responded to a call of an explosion in the 5400 block of Byscane Way in Minnetonka.

03/05/2015

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Minnetonka Man Critical After Being Shot By 15-Year-Old Son

Police were called to a home on the 5400 block of Byscane Way at about 5 p.m. Monday after reports of an explosion. When they arrived, they found the homeowner shot. His 15-year-old son was taken into custody.

03/03/2015

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Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot In The Face

A Minnetonka man is in critical condition after police say his 15-year-old son shot him in the face. The shooting happened Monday afternoon in the family’s home, and it’s not yet clear if it was intentional.

03/03/2015

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Police: 15-Year-Old Fires Shotgun At Father In Minnetonka

Authorities say an adult male was hospitalized after a shooting in Minnetonka Monday afternoon and one suspect is in custody. Minnetonka Police were called on a report of a shooting on the 5400 block of Byscane Lane.

03/02/2015

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1 Hurt In Minnetonka House Fire

One person was hurt after a house fire in Minnetonka early Saturday morning. Crews were called to the fire on the 5500 block of Eden Prairie Road just after 2:30 a.m.

02/28/2015

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Prep Blog: Boys Hockey Playoff Games Highlight Weekend Match-Ups

We’re sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.

02/27/2015

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A New Game In Town: Hockey Schools Or Hockey Factories?

Just since last year, two new hockey-intensive private schools opened in the Twin Cities, geared toward producing top talent by offering ice time and elite coaching as part of every school day.

02/21/2015

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Prep Blog: State Dance Competition Highlights Weekend Sports

The state’s best ski teams, both downhill and cross country, are at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik this week for their perspective state tournaments. This weekend, the best dance teams in Minnesota hit Target Center in Minneapolis to determine the best high kick and jazz programs in three classes in the state..

02/12/2015

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top High School Match-Ups

There’s a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.

01/23/2015

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Minnetonka Cop Hurt In Crash With State Trooper

A crash involving two squad cars sent a Minnetonka police officer to the hospital. The officer and a State Trooper were both responding to a reported stabbing around 9:50 p.m. Sunday night.

01/12/2015

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Prep Blog: Timberwolves Shootout Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

This weekend, there are plenty of great match-ups in hockey and basketball. One of the top events of the weekend is the Timberwolves Shootout, an all-day event at Target Center where some of Minnesota’s top teams face talented squads from across the country.

01/09/2015

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