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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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Big GOP Crowd Turns Out At Eden Prairie Caucuses

More than 100 Republicans from Eden Prairie and Minnetonka are gathered for party caucuses and got wooed by some of the party’s leading candidates for statewide office.

02/04/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Gold Nugget

Throughout the month of February, DeRusha Eats is taking it to the suburbs. This week in DeRusha Eats, we take you to a Minnetonka restaurant to check out the signature dishes of the Gold Nugget.

02/01/2014

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Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-Ups

It’s the coldest time of the year to be outside as we’re often stuck in subzero temperatures and painfully freezing wind chills. As cold as it is outside, things are heating up in high school gyms and hockey rinks all over the state. We are in the grind of the conference season all across Minnesota.

01/24/2014

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Insurer UnitedHealth’s 4Q Profit Rises 15 Percent

UnitedHealth Group’s fourth-quarter earnings jumped 15 percent to edge above expectations, as the nation’s largest health insurer added millions of customers and booked a sizeable gain from a business that doesn’t sell insurance.

01/16/2014

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Jimmy Jam’s Former Lake Mtka. Home On Auction Block

The view of Lake Minnetonka from the house that Jimmy Jam built is breathtaking. This 22,000-square-foot property sits on 3.5 acres, complete with 300 feet of Lake Minnetonka shoreline. WCCO was the first to show viewers inside the home before it went up for sale last summer. Scott Stabeck of the Stabeck Group at Lakes Sotheby’s Realty in Wayzata is the listing agent.

01/15/2014

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Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-Ups

It’s early January and it’s bitterly cold outside, but that also means high school sports teams are entering the gauntlet that is the conference season. Many teams spent December playing non-conference competition both in tournaments and in some rivalry games to get the competitive juices flowing.

01/10/2014

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Extreme Cold Causes Few Delays As Students Return From Break

The first day back to school for many Minnesota kids is a cold one. Several school districts, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul started back up on Wednesday after a couple weeks of break and then two historically cold days.

01/08/2014

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Just Because Dogs Have Coats Doesn’t Mean They Can Handle Extreme Cold

The weather has been frigid to say the least, and it’s about to get worse. But the concern over the cold isn’t just about us, it’s about man’s best friend.

01/03/2014

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Student From MN Trades Skullcaps With Pope Francis

Two Boston College students studying in Rome had an up-close encounter with Pope Francis and came away with a treasured souvenir. Katie Rich of Minnetonka, Minn., and Ethan Mack of Portland, Maine, were along the barricade for an audience with Pope Francis on Wednesday.

12/13/2013

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Macy’s Store At Ridgedale Mall Evacuated Due To Fire

Authorities responded to a fire in the roof of a construction area adjacent to the Macy’s store at Ridgedale Mall in Minnetonka. Fire crews responded to the call at about 10:45 a.m. Tuesday.

11/26/2013

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Mayor Coleman Named President Of Nat’l League Of Cities

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is picking up a new title: president. Coleman assumes the head role at the National League of Cities on Saturday during the group’s conference in Seattle. It comes soon after Coleman was elected to a third term.

11/16/2013

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Wounded Vet Presented With Minnetonka Home

A wounded Minnesota soldier is being recognized with a very special gift. Justin Utecht was given the keys to a house in Minnetonka on Friday. “It’s absolutely gorgeous in there,” Utecht said. “For a single guy it’s pretty good.” U.S. Bank, Freedom Alliance and Five Brothers Default Management Solutions partnered together to donate the home as a kickoff to Veterans Day weekend. Utecht served in Iraq from 2006 to 2008, and has struggled adjusting to life back at home due to post-traumatic stress disorder and migraines.

11/08/2013

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Friends Seek Answers After Minnetonka Police Kill Man

Friends and family of a man shot and killed by Minnetonka Police last month say they are still waiting for answers. Police shot 27-year-old Michael Tray several times on Oct. 23. They were called to Claremont Apartments around 8:30 p.m. after someone said they saw a man walking around with a gun. Police confronted Tray in the underground parking garage, where he was shot and killed. Michael Strunk met him five years ago in college. Like so many other people, Michael hit off with the man simply known as “Tray.”

11/04/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: State Bids On The Line Friday Night

Before football teams hit the field Friday night, there are 16 squads left in seven classes across the state who all have a shot at the state tournament. By the end of the night, that number will get cut in half. This is the week that pretty much every kid who grows up playing football dreams about.

11/01/2013

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Officers ID’d In Minnetonka Parking Garage Shooting

Authorities have identified the two officers involved in the deadly shooting of a man in the parking garage of a Minnetonka apartment complex last week. Officials with the Minnetonka Police Department have identified the officers as James Comings and Ryan Smith.

10/29/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 25, 2013

It’s that time of year. Playoff season.

10/25/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

Friday and Saturday marks the semifinal round for sections in all seven classes around Minnesota. It means teams are one win away from playing for a trip to the state playoffs. It’s what every player who puts on pads in August dreams about.

10/25/2013

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Man Killed In Minnetonka Officer-Involved Shooting ID’d

Authorities said one man is dead after being shot by an officer in Minnetonka Wednesday night. Police responded to the Claremont Apartments on the 10700 block of Smetana Road at about 8:24 p.m. on a report of a person with a gun.

10/24/2013

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UnitedHealth’s 3Q Profit Edged Up 1 Percent

UnitedHealth Group Inc.’s third-quarter earnings inched up 1 percent in a rare performance that failed to trump Wall Street expectations. The nation’s largest health insurer also gave a less-than-reassuring vibe to investors by narrowing its 2013 forecast instead of raising it.

10/17/2013

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