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Minnesotans Eager For A Real Taste Of Spring

It has been 166 days since we’ve seen temperatures in the 60s. With a little luck, Sunday could be the day this streak of cold weather ends. Friends Matt Sandstrom and Brandon Parker are like most Minnesotans, who’ve felt holed up indoors for too long. “Long, long time,” Sandstrom said. “Get to finally enjoy outside, outdoors.”

03/28/2014

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The Wedge To Open Eat Street Location

Fans of The Wedge co-op will have reason to celebrate, as plans to open another location in Minneapolis have been announced. The 15,500-square-foot space will be the first phase of a multi-year expansion project for The Wedge.

01/02/2014

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$6M Developer Offer Has Holy Angels Officials, Alumni Split

A historic Twin Cities high school is considering selling part of its front yard to a developer who wants to create a retail shopping center. The proposal is drawing fire from some alumni at the Academy of the Holy Angels.

11/12/2013

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Body Found In Minneapolis

Police are investigating after a body was discovered in Minneapolis overnight. According to authorities, the body was found outside Nicollet Avenue and 27th Street.

10/04/2013

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Cops: Bloomington McDonald’s Robbed At Gunpoint

Bloomington police are investigating after an early Saturday morning robbery at a McDonald’s. The incident took place at 3:30 a.m. on Nicollet Avenue as police said a man walked in, showed a gun and forced employees into the kitchen area.

09/21/2013

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Man In Custody After Burnsville Gas Station Standoff

One man is behind bars after a standoff with police that forced a busy highway to close early Saturday evening. According to Burnsville Police, a man with a sawed-off shotgun entered the Holiday Gas Station on Highway 13 and Nicollet Avenue in Burnsville at 6:15 p.m. The man fired once in to the ceiling, and took two employees hostage. Police arrived soon after, and were able to talk the man down to the point of surrender. The gunman made no demands during the standoff.

09/07/2013

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Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation Of Mpls. CVS

Police and bomb squad units are investigating after a bomb threat was called in at a local CVS Pharmacy on Monday. Officials say employees at the CVS Pharmacy at Franklin and Nicollet received phone and email threats about a bomb in the business.

08/26/2013

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Minneapolis Calling For Re-Design Of Nicollet Mall

The City of Minneapolis says Nicollet Mall is due for a makeover. It’s been more than 20 years since the main street through downtown Minneapolis has been updated. The city is calling the bid process for the Nicollet Mall update a competition.

06/20/2013

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Is Minneapolis On Fast Track For Streetcars?

When you think of streetcars, you might think of places like San Francisco. But now the city of Minneapolis wants to drive this old world idea into our 20th century reality. City Council will take its first vote on a plan to add streetcars into the heart of downtown.

06/18/2013

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Mpls. Man Charged With Stabbing Man In The Neck In Richfield

A 47-year-old Minneapolis man was charged with two counts of second-degree assault in connection with the Richfield stabbing on March 5.

03/07/2013

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New Washburn Center Brings Nature To Mpls. Children

From driving past Washburn Center for Children on Nicollet Avenue, it’s hard to believe that the center is big enough for 91 therapists to work with 2,700 children and their families.

09/30/2012

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How Would You Improve The Nicollet Corridor?

The City of Minneapolis wants your opinion: How would you improve the Nicollet Avenue corridor?

09/26/2012

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Mpls. Mayor Rybak Proposes 1.7% Property Tax Increase

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is proposing a 1.7 percent property tax increase as part of his budget talks on Wednesday.

08/15/2012

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City Council Talks Reopening Nicollet Avenue At Lake Street

A Minneapolis City Council Committee will talk Tuesday about reopening Nicollet Avenue at Lake Street.

07/10/2012

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Police: Man Shot Behind Bar In Minneapolis

One person is in the hospital Friday morning after an early morning shooting near a bar in downtown Minneapolis, according to police.

06/29/2012

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