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Memorial Held For Drowned ‘U’ Student

They came from her hometown, her school and her college to say goodbye to Jennifer Houle. Several hundred gathered at Northrup Auditorium for Sunday’s memorial service.

04/13/2015

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Community Reacts After Boy’s Death Investigated As Homicide

Barway Collins has become a household name in the Twin Cities these past few weeks. Billboards bear his name, a reward was posted for tips on the case. Dozens and dozens of people who never knew Barway spent their days combing through brush and alongside the Mississippi River.

04/12/2015

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Police: 10-Year-Old Boy’s Death A Homicide Investigation

Investigators are now calling the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins a homicide. Volunteer searchers found a boy’s body floating in the Mississippi River Saturday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday that it was Barway Collins.

04/12/2015

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Sources: Body Found In Mississippi River Believed To Be Barway Collins

Sources tell WCCO that a body recovered from the Mississippi River Saturday afternoon is believed to be that of missing 10-year-old boy Barway Collins. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office has been at the scene near 53rd Street North and Lyndale Avenue North at North Mississippi Regional Park

04/11/2015

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Best Places To Go Fishing Near Minnesota

Fishing is fun, easy and everywhere in this great state of 10,000 lakes.

04/11/2015

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Anoka Co. Sheriff: Body Found Near Miss. River In Fridley

A body was discovered near the Mississippi River in Fridley Thursday afternoon. The Anoka County Sheriff’s office says a person fishing near Manomin Park spotted the body at about 2 p.m.

04/09/2015

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Twin Cities Pastor Defends Missing Boy’s Father

In a press conference Monday afternoon, Pastor Harding Smith and Barway’s stepmother spoke on the father’s behalf. They told say the community is turning on them, when they should be focusing on finding Barway.

04/06/2015

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Best Hotels With A View Near Minnesota

Don’t settle for sixty-mile-an-hour car window scenery. Immerse yourself in the splendor of Minnesota’s natural wonders by lodging at any of these five exceptional guesthouses.

04/04/2015

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Body Recovered From Mississippi River ID’d As Missing U Of M Student

Officials said the body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday evening. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office said the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/02/2015

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Sheriff: Body Of Young Woman Recovered From Miss. River In Mpls.

The body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday night in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/01/2015

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Focus Of Search For Missing Boy Remains On Miss. River

Crystal police say they are continuing to search an area along the Mississippi River for a 10-year-old boy who has been missing since March 18. Barway Collins was last seen approaching his apartment building after exiting his school transportation service van.

03/31/2015

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Recovery Effort For U Student Resumes On Mississippi River

Law enforcement officers have resumed their search for a University of Minnesota student believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River.

03/31/2015

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Police: Video Shows Missing U Of M Student Going Into River

Minneapolis Police said Monday they will be seeking the assistance of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in a water recovery effort to find missing University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle.

03/30/2015

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Appeals Court Upholds Jeffery Trevino’s Murder Conviction

The Minnesota Court of Appeals is upholding the conviction of Jeffery Trevino, who was found guilty of murdering his wife. In January, Trevino’s attorney went in front of a three-judge panel at the appeals court to ask for a reduction in Trevino’s 27-year sentence.

03/30/2015

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Good Questions: Gas Prices, Mississippi Structures, Gray Hair

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores gas prices, strange structures in the Mississippi River and gray hair.

03/27/2015

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Father Of Missing Crystal Boy Goes On Nancy Grace

It has now been nine days since a Twin Cities boy vanished outside his home. A van dropped Barway Collins off at his apartment building in Crystal after school last Wednesday.

03/27/2015

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First Towboat Of Season Reaches Hastings Lock On Mississippi

The navigation season is open on the upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the towboat New Dawn passed through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings at 7:45 a.m., pushing nine loaded barges toward St. Paul.

03/25/2015

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Crew Pulls Plane From Icy Lake On Minnesota-Wisconsin Border

Authorities say a single-engine plane was pulled from North Lake after it went through the ice near Welch. The Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office says the pilot was able to escape after the nose of the plane went underwater late Friday afternoon.

03/23/2015

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Body Recovered From River In La Crosse

Police say the body of a man has been recovered from the Mississippi River in downtown La Crosse. First responders were called to the river about 8 a.m. Friday where the body was found.

03/13/2015

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Thick Ice Slows Start Of Shipping On Upper Mississippi River

Thick ice is delaying the resumption of shipping on the Upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers had planned to reopen Lock and Dam 5A near Fountain City, Wisconsin, on Monday.

03/10/2015

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Minneapolis Downtown Ranked As Second Best In US

Downtown Minneapolis’s entertainment options, high percentage of new homeowners, proximity to lakes and parks and location on the Mississippi River earned it the No. 2 spot on a Livability.com list of the top downtown areas in the United States.

03/02/2015

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Portions Of Lilydale Park To Reopen After 2013 Tragedy

“High Risk” are the words used to describe an area of a St. Paul park where two kids died in a landslide. Ten-year-old Mohamed Fofana and 9-year-old Haysem Sani were on a field trip at Lilydale Park in May of 2013 when the ground under them gave way.

02/25/2015

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European Cruise Giant Viking Plans Mississippi River Tours

European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.

02/25/2015

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Mpls. Park Board, Graco At Odds Over Trail Expansion

Plans to expand the trail system along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis have hit a snag, and it may actually end up in the hands of a judge. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board met Wednesday to decide what to do about a stretch of land on the east bank of the river.

02/18/2015

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Lawyer Wants Murder Conviction Overturned For Trevino

The lawyer for a convicted murderer was back in court Thursday to fight for his client. Jeffery Trevino was convicted in October of 2013 of killing his wife, Kira Steger, and dumping her body in the Mississippi River.

01/29/2015

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