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None Hurt And Pets Escape West Metro House Fire

A cat and a dog managed to get out of an otherwise unoccupied house that caught fire in the west metro Wednesday morning, officials say.

04/30/2014

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Sheriff: Man Rescued After Snowmobile Goes Through The Ice

A 37-year-old man had to be rescued from Lake Minnetonka on Saturday after his snowmobile went through the ice, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received several 911 calls just before 9 p.m. that a snowmobile and its rider had fallen through the ice at the southern end of Smithtown Bay on Lake Minnetonka.

03/27/2014

John and Renee Thomas, Russian Adoption

On Russian TV, Minn. Mom Urges Waiver To Adoption Ban

A Minnesota woman has gone on television in Russia with an emotional appeal for an exception to be made to that nation’s year-old ban on adoptions by Americans. She and her husband adopted a boy from Russia in 2008 and refuse to give up long-standing efforts to also adopt their son’s biological brother from an orphanage in the city of Kursk. Renee Thomas was featured on TV Dozhd (TV Rain), Russia’s top independent station, in an 11-minute segment that aired Thursday, a day before the opening of the Olympics in Sochi. At the close of the segment, she breaks into tears as she explains her family’s determination.

02/07/2014

John and Renee Thomas, Russian Adoption

Minnesota Couple Working To Get Son’s Brother Adopted From Russia

A year after Russia imposed a ban on adoptions by Americans, some affected U.S. families are reluctantly looking elsewhere to adopt. But not Renee and John Thomas of Minnetrista, Minn., who adopted 8-year-old Jack Thomas from Russia in 2008.

01/18/2014

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MNsure Crucial For MN Cancer Survivor Who’s Had 35 Surgeries

It’s day two for the roll-out of MNsure, but some who are shopping online for health insurance plans said they are running into technical glitches and delays. MNSure officials said the system is running smoothly, after a bumpy start Tuesday when it launched — so far about 2,500 accounts have been created.

10/02/2013

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Local, CSA Farms Cultivating Onions, Potatoes & Popularity

With snow on the ground in many areas, it’s hard to think about growing fresh vegetables. But across the Upper Midwest CSA farms are not only thinking about it, they are planting.

05/02/2013

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Students, Parents Call For Firing Of Mound Westonka’s AD

Some students and parents at Mound Westonka High School are demanding the school’s athletic director, Dion Koltes, be fired.

02/25/2013

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Father Of Drowned Baby Makes 1st Court Appearance

Jonathan Markle turned himself in to authorities to face possible legal punishment. But according to Markle’s attorney, Joe Friedberg, the felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide pales in comparison to the regrets and guilt he’s already feeling.

02/08/2013

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Fire Damages Home In Minnetrista, No Injuries

Authorities say nobody was injured but a home suffered significant damage after a fire west of the Twin Cities Friday morning.

02/01/2013

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Hennepin Co. Reports Voter Turnout Of 84 Percent

Election results show that Hennepin County had a voter turnout of 84 percent, officials say.

11/15/2012

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Cops Locate Driver Of Flipped Truck In Minnetrista

Police are searching for the driver of a truck who crashed overnight in Minnetrista.

11/03/2012

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Judge: Home Of Petters’ Former Assoc. To Be Seized

A judge decided the U.S. Attorney’s office can seize a house purchased with money from the Tom Petters Ponzi scheme.

08/09/2012

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Authorities ID Man Killed Unhooking Boat In Minnetrista

Authorities have identified the man who died in Minnetrista Sunday evening after being crushed by a boat.

07/03/2012

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Authorities: Boat Falls On, Kills Person In Minnetrista

One person is dead after a boat fell on top of him or her in Minnetrista Sunday evening, according to the Minnetrista Fire Department.

07/01/2012

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Enchanted Island Turned Into A Dumping Ground

A quiet channel on Lake Minnetonka has been turned into a dump site. It’s happening in Minnetrista, near what’s known as Enchanted Island.

01/03/2012

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