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Downtown Windows Illuminated With Art

Artists lit up store front windows along Hennepin avenue downtown Friday night.

11/29/2014

DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 27: Deante' Gray #20 of the TCU Horned Frogs runs for a touchdown against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on September 27, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: College Football’s Best Month Will Get Started With A Bang

October is the best month for college football, and it is getting started on the right foot this weekend. The first weekend in October will serve up six games between top 25 teams, which will be a nice breath of fresh air after the last few weeks.

09/30/2014

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Mississippi Lab Gets $16M Facelift

Nestled along the Mississippi River between new condos and waterside restaurants is an old building where some of nature’s mysteries are being unlocked.

09/16/2014

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Crews Searching For Fisherman Who Fell In The Mississippi

Dive teams continued searching the Mississippi River Saturday morning for a man fell out of his canoe while fishing. It happened Friday morning near the Winona Spillway at Prairie Island Park. A witness said Robert Lester Duncanson tried to hold onto a tree branch until help could arrive, but it snapped.

06/06/2014

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Bill Would Close Lock To Block Invasive Carp

The Upper St. Anthony Falls lock on the Mississippi River in Minneapolis would be closed to prevent invasive carp from spreading upstream under a measure headed for final congressional approval. Sen. Amy Klobuchar and other members of the state’s congressional delegation announced Tuesday that the provision has been included in a conference committee’s version of a water infrastructure bill.

05/13/2014

Brock Wood (right) and friend Jesse Hacker will kayak the 2,400 miles of the Mississippi River beginning June 17 to raise money for Lymphoma research. (credit: submitted)

After Beating Cancer, Brock Wood’s Next Challenge Is The Mississippi

Brock Wood is on a journey. He’s kayaking the entire Mississippi River – from Itasca all the way to New Orleans. The kayaks first hit the water on June 17, but for Wood the journey began last year.

06/28/2013

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‘Stars Align’ For Man Stranded On Ice After Joyride

A joyride on the ice turned into a nightmare for one man.

05/03/2013

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Body Discovered In Mississippi Near Washington Ave. Bridge

The body of a deceased man has been recovered from the Mississippi River near Washington Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis Tuesday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office.

04/30/2013

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3 Members Of Miss. Family Killed In N. Minn. Crash

Three members of a Mississippi family died and one was critically injured on an icy highway in northern Minnesota, the State Patrol reported Sunday.

01/13/2013

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Reality Check: Where Are Guns Allowed In Schools?

In Minnesota, guns are banned on all school properties — public or private, across all grade levels.

12/18/2012

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5 States To Continue Suit Demanding Asian Carp Fix

Five states are moving forward with a lawsuit against the federal government demanding steps to prevent Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes, despite recent congressional action, the Michigan attorney general’s office said Thursday.

07/05/2012

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Mississippi River Above Flooding Stage Near Aitkin

Flood waters are still rising near Aitkin, where the Mississippi River is expected to remain above the flooding stage until Tuesday.

06/24/2012

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Growing Concerns For Rising Minnesota Rivers

There is a growing concern about the possibility of flooding especially along the Mississippi River. The river is under a flood watch near St. Paul, but up north near Aitkin, a flood warning has been issued.

05/29/2012

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Minnesota’s New Pollution Watchdog Takes Control

The new head of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says he believes voluntary efforts by farmers can help the state move closer to cleaning up the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers.

05/23/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Pirates On The Mississippi

They’re coming — this weekend, riverfront, St. Paul: Pirates.

02/16/2012

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Good Question: What’s The Point Of A Pardon?

With the raging controversy over the last-minute pardons of nearly 200 Mississippi convicted criminals, some are calling for an end to the practice of Governors being able to wipe the record clean of the worst criminals.

01/11/2012

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No Leads In Case Of Baby Found In Mississippi

The Winona County Sheriff’s Department has pursued more than 50 leads since a newborn’s body was found in the Mississippi River but none have yielded substantial information.

09/24/2011

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Amtrak Line Set To Reopen After Flooding

Many flood-related passenger train disruptions are expected to end once Amtrak reopens a 1,000-mile stretch of its most popular cross-country line.

07/15/2011

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Minn. Community Fights Company To Preserve Landscape

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Dozens of members of a picturesque Minnesota community fought a proposal Monday night to bring a mine to their town. Windsor Permian, an oil and gas company out of Oklahoma, wants to […]

07/11/2011

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A Guide To Hmong Village

If you are looking for a place to enjoy a day and don’t want to be outdoors, there’s a place for you in the heart of St. Paul: Hmong Village.

06/05/2011

The Mississippi River floods in Hastings, Minn. in 2010. (credit: Kurt Czech)

Winona Firefighters Rescue Man From Mississippi

Winona firefighters had to rescue a man from the flooded Mississippi River.

04/09/2011

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St. Paul Prepared For Wednesday River Crest

The Mississippi River at St. Paul is predicted to crest at 19.2 feet on Wednesday, but city officials say they are prepared.

03/29/2011

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Hundreds Help Sandbag Near Homes In Hastings

Hundreds of volunteers spent Saturday morning in Hastings filling sandbags to protect homes near the Mississippi River, which hit flood stage Friday night.

03/26/2011

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National Weather Predicts Mississippi Flooding

A National Weather Service hydrologist says he can almost guarantee there will be flooding along the Mississippi River.

03/05/2011

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Brett Favre’s Sister Out Of Jail On Meth Charges

The sister of Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was released from jail Thursday after a brief appearance in a Mississippi courtroom, a day after she was arrested during a methamphetamine bust.

01/13/2011

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