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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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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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