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Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

It’s Week 2 in high school football and pretty much every team around the state is back in action Friday night after last week’s unusual Saturday start. We’re now back to Friday night action under the lights, what every high school football player dreams of when they put the pads on for fall practice.

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Woman, 53, Charged With Stealing $700K From Employer

A St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.

08/25/2015

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Despite Breezy, Cool Weather, Minnesotans Retain Climactic Optimism

It’s nearly a month until fall starts, but lately it felt like pumpkin and cider weather was already upon us. Some wore sweatshirts or long sleeves as they walked around Lake of the Isles, it got down to 54 degrees Monday.

08/24/2015

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Wiffle Ball Tournament Raises Money For Charity League

Hundreds of people hit the baseball diamond for a great cause Sunday. The Big Wiff, as it’s known, is a wiffle ball tournament, benefiting the Miracle League of Minnesota.

08/23/2015

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10 Minnesota High Schools Make Newsweek’s Top 500

Newsweek Magazine has released its top 500 high schools in the country for 2015, and 10 from Minnesota made the list. Of those 10, one was able to crack the top 100. Newsweek bases its school rankings on a range of data on those that prepare their students the best for college.

08/19/2015

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Upcoming Construction Project To Close Parts Of Hwy. 169 For 1 Year

After a summer of frustrating road closures, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced part of Highway 169 will be closed for up to a year! A stretch of Hwy. 169 in Hopkins, Minnetonka and part of Edina will close in fall of 2016 to the fall of 2017. Lanes in both directions will be closed for the whole year.

08/19/2015

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‘Tour De Tonka’ Bikers Rise Early To Enjoy The Ride

At an early hour on a near perfect Saturday morning, it seems like the entire Minnesota biking community came together for the annual “Tour De ‘Tonka” ride.

08/01/2015

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Charges: Woman, 71, Bilked From Estate Sales

A woman from Hopkins is accused of stealing money from her property estate clients. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says she’s illegally collected nearly $150,000.

07/31/2015

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MNfusion: Nothing Bundt Cakes Opens In Minnetonka

Just past Ridgedale Mall, right off of Interstate 394 and tucked into a string of stores lies Nothing Bundt Cakes, Minnetonka’s newest bakery. “Bundt cake is nostalgic. It’s been around for a long time,” store […]

07/20/2015

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UnitedHealth Tops Street 2Q Forecasts

UnitedHealth Group hiked its earnings forecast for the second time this year after quarterly profit grew 13 percent and trumped Wall Street expectations.

07/16/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Water Levels Rise So High During Storms?

Strong storms rolled through Minnesota Sunday night and dumped two to four inches of rain across the Metro. That water raised parts of the Mississippi River seven inches and some sections of Minnehaha Creek about two and half feet.

07/06/2015

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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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