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Man Buys Fiancée Her Favorite Store For Christmas

Being a loyal customer, Misty Maurer and her children had been wowed by all that dazzles inside one little store at St. Cloud’s Crossroads Mall. Already a busy full-time student and mom, Misty heard the owner of Bling was looking to sell. The owner has a fitting name — Joy. “She talks to you like you’re best friends and you’ve known each other all your life,” Misty said.

12/26/2014

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Free Pizza On Christmas Day At Little Falls Restaurant

It’s hard to find anywhere that’s open on Christmas Day. But there’s one restaurant in Little Falls that’s open and giving out free food.

12/25/2014

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Charges: Mother Drowned Her 6-Year-Old Girl After Arguing With Boyfriend

A 25-year-old St. Paul mother is accused of drowning her 6-year-old daughter after an argument with her boyfriend Tuesday morning. She now faces one felony count of second-degree murder.

12/24/2014

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Outbreaks Of Norovirus Are Hitting Minnesota Hard

fter an awful start to the flu season, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) now reports the state is on track to experience one of its worst years for norovirus.

12/23/2014

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Planning Protest At MOA Saturday

A protest is in the works that could potentially disrupt a busy final holiday shopping weekend at Mall of America. It’s part of the national “Black Lives Matter” movement in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men, including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/18/2014

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Hundreds Remember Owatonna Student Who Died Of Flu-Like Symptoms

Hundreds of people in Owatonna came out to Morehead Park on Sunday to remember Shannon Zwanziger, a 17-year-old who died on Tuesday after having the flu.

12/14/2014

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Thief Caught On Camera Stealing Christmas Packages

A White Bear Lake man hopes his home security camera footage will lead to an arrest of the man who stole from him. John Felton says he was sitting at work on Thursday and got an alert on his tablet that there was motion activity detected outside his house.

12/13/2014

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When To Get Care For Flu-Like Symptoms

Minnesota is dealing with a widespread flu outbreak. The Minnesota Department of Health reports the outbreak started in southern Minnesota, but now they are seeing an increase in cases in central Minnesota and the Twin Cities metro area. Hennepin County Medical Center officials say its doctors are treating 25 out of about 165 patients hospitalized for flu in the state.

12/12/2014

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MDH: Minnesota To Have Harsher Flu Season

December marks the start of peak flu season. State Health officials warn every-day spots like grocery store are common places to pick up the virus. “Going to mall, going to store, going to church,” said Doug Schultz of the Minnesota Health Department.

12/11/2014

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Owatonna H.S. Flu Outbreak: 1 Student Dies Of Flu-Like Symptoms

A Minnesota high school is feeling the full effects of the flu season, including the death of one of their classmates. According to her family, 17-year-old Shannon Zwanziger had been suffering from flu-like symptoms for about a week and had also been battling a severe sore throat. Her parents took her to a hospital as she was unable to eat or drink anything.

12/10/2014

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Convicted Child Molester Charged With Abusing Another Foster Child

After 20 years, a woman is accusing her foster parent of sexually abusing her when she was a child. The Scott County Attorney’s office has charged 59-year-old Daniel Alvin Hennen with six counts of criminal sexual conduct. He is now out on bond. Detectives say Hennen ran a foster care service with his wife, Connie Hennen, out of his home in Jordan for several years in the 80s and 90s.

12/09/2014

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Riders Push For Safer Bikeways In Minneapolis

A group of bicyclists in Minneapolis asked the city council Tuesday to make some changes to better separate bikes and cars. The council will vote on Mayor Betsy Hodges’ budget proposal Dec. 10, which asks for $750,000 to build protected bike lanes across the city.

12/02/2014

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Does Cyber Monday Carry The Same Weight As Years Past?

Many shoppers still look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but sales promotions are starting earlier and lasting longer. That means fewer shoppers were in stores or buying online the weekend after Thanksgiving compared to last year, and analysts expect that to continue on Monday.

11/30/2014

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Mpls. Police Offer Shopping Safety Tips This Holiday Season

Bargain hunters were out awfully early Friday morning getting a jump start on their holiday wish-lists. The National Retail Federation says 140 million shoppers will search for the best deals this weekend.

11/29/2014

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White Bear Lake Student Dies After Campus Accident

A White Bear Lake High School student has died 11 days after being injured in an accident on campus. A letter sent to parents says Sawyer Moeller was a freshman at White Bear Lake’s North Campus. He died Friday after being injured Nov. 10.

11/22/2014

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