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Mpls. City Council Votes In Favor Of SWLRT Plan

Years of debate surrounding the Southwest light rail transit project has led to a plan some Minneapolis City Council members call incomplete. But council members nonetheless voted to approve the latest plans for the railway that will connect suburbs like Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, and Minnetonka to Minneapolis.

08/29/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

High school football players generally have a tough time sleeping the night before a season opener. This week, everybody takes the field as there are nearly 200 games between Thursday and Friday night.

08/28/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: August 21-22

This week’s edition of the High School Radio Rally brings you all the action from Zero Week! It’s time for football!

08/21/2014

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‘High Water Declaration’ Ends On Lake Minnetonka

It’s very likely that Lake Minnetonka will have a few more boats out on the water before Labor Day as we head into the home stretch of summer. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the “High Water Declaration” has ended on one of the most popular lakes in the Twin Cities.

08/04/2014

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No Wake Restrictions To Be Lifted On Lake Minnetonka

It’s a calm morning at Gray’s Bay on Lake Minnetonka Thursday, but that will change when no-wake restrictions are lifted. Keyon Cooley, who fishes on the lake, drags his fishing boat to a public access point at Grey’s Bay at least twice a week.

07/24/2014

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UnitedHealth’s 2Q Profit Slips 2 Percent

UnitedHealth Group says its second-quarter earnings slipped 2 percent on a rise in taxes and other expenses, but the nation’s largest health insurer still trumped analyst expectations. The Minnetonka-based company also raised the low end of the earnings range it forecasts for this year.

07/17/2014

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St. Paul To Vote On Streetcar Study

There’s a big transit vote Wednesday for the St. Paul City Council. They must decide whether to move ahead with a study that would make way for streetcars to return to downtown St. Paul. The project would cost $250 million.

07/09/2014

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Mpls., Met Council Reach Tentative SWLRT Agreement

The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council reached a tentative agreement on plans for the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail project that should reduce the budget by $30 million. The proposed light rail line would run from downtown Minneapolis through to Eden Prairie.

07/08/2014

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State Patrol: Trooper Hurt In Minnetonka Crash

A State Trooper suffered non-life threatening injuries after being hit by a driver who fell asleep at the wheel Sunday morning in Minnetonka, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

07/06/2014

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Tree Trimmer Electrocuted By Power Line In Minnetonka

A power line electrocuted a man Wednesday afternoon while he was trimming trees in Minnetonka, Minn. It happened just after 1 p.m. on Townline Road. A 21-year-old man, who is an employee of a tree trimming company out of Little Falls, was about 30 feet high when he hit a power line.

06/25/2014

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New Vikings Stadium Offers Learning Opportunity For MN Students

Sports provide many opportunities. For some, it’s the opportunity to teach. Kids are more apt to listen and learn if they are studying something they are interested in. One Minnetonka sixth grade teacher found a tool to do just that, the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

06/07/2014

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Insurer UnitedHealth Raises Dividend By 34 Percent

UnitedHealth is once again hiking the quarterly dividend it gives shareholders by more than 30 percent, with the latest increase tripling the initial value of a payout the nation’s largest health insurer debuted in 2010.

06/04/2014

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70 Years Later, Minn. D-Day Paratrooper Returns To Normandy

President Obama will place a wreath at the American Cemetery at Normandy Friday, marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion in France. Among the returning veterans will be a former Army paratrooper from the Twin Cities. Rollie Daniel, 91, was part of the airborne invasion that landed behind enemy lines. Now, he’s getting back into uniform to pay respects to those he fought alongside.

06/03/2014

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DNR Wants Boaters To ‘Think Zero’ Heading Into Memorial Day

We’re heading towards Memorial Day weekend and coming with it is sun and warmer temperatures. It’s got boaters and anglers looking forward to getting out on the boat. It also makes for the perfect time for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to remind people about boat safety and to “Think Zero.”

05/20/2014

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Police: Missing Toddler Found Safe In Minnetonka

Authorities are investigating after a toddler went missing in Minnetonka for more than five hours Tuesday night before eventually being located in her mother’s vehicle. Police were called 10761 Smetana Road at about 11:53 p.m. Tuesday on a report of a missing 2-and-a-half year-old girl.

05/14/2014

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Popular Twin Cities Lakes Get Mixed Report Card

An annual report card gives mixed grades to some of the most popular Twin Cities lakes. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District sprawls over 181 square miles from the far western suburbs to the Mississippi River.

05/09/2014

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MN Companies Rank High For Job-Seeking Millennials

Minnesota is home of a lot of great companies, but now we’re home to some of the top places that young job seeks say they’d love to work for. The National Society of High School Scholars compiled a list of the top 25 companies in the country that millennials want to work for.

05/06/2014

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MDH: Dozens Of Minnetonka Students Fall Ill

The Minnesota Department of Health is investigating a possible outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness at a Minnetonka elementary school. Health department officials say at least 51 students and four staff members at Groveland Elementary School were out sick on Thursday.

05/02/2014

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Sheriff: Ice-Out Declared On Lake Minnetonka

With the long, cold winter we all endured, we weren’t sure this day would ever come. The Freshwater Society and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol officially made the call Thursday morning that the ice is now officially out on Lake Minnetonka.

04/24/2014

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Iconic Metro Treehouse May Be Toppled By April Snowstorm

When driving through St. Louis Park, it’s hard to miss the big treehouse off of Minnetonka Boulevard. But the local landmark may soon only exist in memories.

04/02/2014

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Minnetonka Cops Cleared Of Wrongdoing In Fatal Shooting

A Hennepin County grand jury has cleared two Minnetonka Police officers of any wrongdoing in the fatal shooting of a 27-year-old man in October of last year, according to Minnetonka city officials. Officers James Comings and Ryan Smith shot Michael Tray several times in the underground parking garage of the Claremont Apartments in Minnetonka on the evening of Oct. 23, 2013. Police were initially called on a report of a man with a gun near the apartments. When the officers arrived, they found Tray in the parking garage. Shots were fired, and Tray was killed.

03/20/2014

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Police Looking For 3 Suspects In Minnetonka Armed Robbery

Police in Minnetonka said they are looking for as many as three suspects after an armed robbery Monday morning at the Lone Spur Bar & Grill. Authorities were called to the restaurant on the 11000 block of Cedar Lake Road in Minnetonka at about 9:58 a.m. on a report of an armed robbery.

03/17/2014

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Minnetonka Center For The Arts Brings Heat With Bronze Pouring

All this week, we’re showing you some of the most unique art experiences in the Twin Cities metro. We kick off our art week Monday by creating pieces of art with plenty of heat. We checked out a bronze pour that is part of a sculpting class at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.

03/03/2014

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Benilde-St. Margaret’s Celebrating Win Over 3-Time Champs Minnetonka

As Benilde-St. Margaret’s celebrated its sectional championship win over Wayzata on Friday night, you couldn’t help but feel like the Red Knights were still celebrating a win that had come two nights earlier.

02/17/2014

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Prep Blog: State Bids On The Line In Girls Hockey

February is a great time of year to be a high school sports fan in Minnesota. Every week, there’s a big match-up somewhere putting talented teams against each other with a lot on the line. This weekend, remaining girls hockey teams vie for a trip to state in various section championship games.

02/13/2014

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