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3 Years After North Mpls. Tornado, Herons Are Flourishing

Three years ago on Thursday, a devastating tornado ripped through north Minneapolis, tearing up trees, knocking down homes and killing two people.

05/22/2014

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Grand Jury Indicts 2 In 1999 Minneapolis Killing

A grand jury has indicted two St. Paul men in a 15-year-old murder case. Authorities allege 32-year-old Earl Vang, of St. Paul, was one of two men who shot and killed 19-year-old Miguel McElroy outside a north Minneapolis convenience store July 9, 1999, after a drug deal went bad.

05/17/2014

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Man Hits Minneapolis Cop With Car, Flees

A man struck a Minneapolis Police officer with his car before leading authorities on a high-speed chase in Minneapolis early Saturday morning. Police responded to a domestic disturbance at the 2200 block of Pierce Avenue Northeast at about 4:30 a.m.

05/17/2014

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12-Year-Old Mpls. Peace Activist Headed To Boston Conference

For four years, a 12-year-old from north Minneapolis has dedicated his life to bettering his community. Dylan Halberg is known as a peace activist. He is present at most peace vigils held in the community for victims of violence. Now he has an opportunity to go to Boston and participate in a leadership conference.

05/15/2014

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Man With Service Dog Sues Minneapolis McDonald’s

A Minnesota man is suing McDonald’s after he says a manager told him he wasn’t welcome with his service dog. Robert Mingo uses a wheelchair. His dog, a springer mix named Max, helps with everyday tasks. Mingo filed a discrimination lawsuit against the store.

04/24/2014

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Summit Addresses Violence, Crime In North Mpls.

North Minneapolis makes up 20 percent of the city, but 50 percent of the city’s murders have taken place there in the past 14 years. Community, philanthropic and religious leaders joined police and U.S. and county attorneys to have a candid and intimate discussion on Friday.

04/18/2014

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Job Fair Held For Vikings Stadium Workers

Politicians said the new Vikings stadium would create jobs, and Thursday we have some proof. A job fair was held at the Sabathani Community Center in north Minneapolis to connect the construction firms involved in the stadium with skilled workers. The firms aim to recruit women, minorities and veterans to work on the project, due in part to a provision of the stadium legislation which sets aside a percentage of jobs for these groups.

04/03/2014

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Loving Yourself: North Mpls. Hosts Event Focused On Women’s Health

The Heritage Park Senior Services Center in north Minneapolis is hosting a gathering Wednesday focused on African-American women’s health. The event, called Loving Yourself, is described as an “intergenerational gathering of black women.’

03/18/2014

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Stray Bullet Hits Sleeping Woman In Minneapolis

A women was shot by a stray bullet while sleeping early Sunday morning, according to Minneapolis Police. The incident happen just after 2:30 a.m., when a bullet struck the woman in her arm while she was asleep in an upstairs bedroom in a home on the 700 block of Sheridan Ave. N. The victim suffered non-life threatening injuries, and refused medical transport.

03/16/2014

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Fatal House Fire In North Mpls. Ruled Accidental

The Minneapolis Arson Unit says the cause of Tuesday evening’s deadly house fire in north Minneapolis was accidental. Firefighters found two people dead in a bedroom 2940 Washburn Ave. N. after putting out a fire in the home’s living room. The arson unit says they found two possible ignition sources in the living room: smoking materials that may have ignited the cushions of a love seat, and an electrical source.

03/12/2014

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Firefighters Find 2 Dead In Minneapolis Home

Two people were found dead by fire crews in a Minneapolis home early Tuesday evening. Firefighters responded to a report of a fire at a single-family home at 2940 Washburn Ave. N. just before 6:30 p.m. Crews entered the home and quickly put out a fire in the living room. While searching the house, firefighters found two people dead in a bedroom.

03/11/2014

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Minneapolis Man Convicted In Murder Of 13-Year-Old

A 27-year-old Minneapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to life without parole for his role in the shooting death of a 13-year-old boy in 2011. Kemen Lavatos Taylor was convicted on nine criminal counts, including the first-degree murder of Rayjon Gomez, 13, and the attempted murder of two of Gomez’s teenaged friends, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

03/05/2014

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Mpls. Father Reflects On Losing 5 Kids To Valentine’s Day Fire

The father who lost five of his seven children to a house fire on Valentine’s Day is speaking out. For 12 days, Troy Lewis has been at the side of his two surviving children. Lewis was able to grab 9-year-old Shaca and 5-year-old Electra from the duplex on Colfax Avenue North when it went up in flames.

02/26/2014

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Man Charged In North Mpls. Fatal Shooting

A 37-year-old man is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in a shooting that left another man dead, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.

02/25/2014

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Examiner Identifies Man Shot Dead In North Mpls.

Police have identified the man who was found shot to death inside a north Minneapolis home early Thursday morning. Authorities responded to the 2000 block of North Hillside Avenue at about 2:30 a.m. on a report of a shooting. When they got to the scene, they found an adult male dead inside the residence.

02/21/2014

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