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Stalled Semi Closes Stretch Of I-494 Between Plymouth, Maple Grove

A stalled semi-truck on Interstate 494 caused a traffic nightmare for dozens of commuters in the west metro Friday evening. The snarl happened at about 6:45 p.m. on southbound I-494 at Highway 55 in Plymouth, and stretched all the way up through Maple Grove to the I-94/I-494 split.

08/21/2015

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Klobuchar Adds Personal Touch To Political Profile In Memoir

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar is burnishing her political profile with personal touches in a new memoir. The book is called “The Senator Next Door” and is set to go on sale Aug. 25. The two-term Minnesota senator tells stories of childhood trips from her home in Plymouth all the way to the Hennepin County Attorney’s office and Washington.

08/20/2015

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Best Family Activities In Minnesota To Do Before The Summer Ends

Get out and enjoy these five family-friendly activities before the summer is over.

08/07/2015

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ME: Plymouth Police Shot Man At Arby’s In The Head

Officials have released the name of the man shot and killed by a Plymouth police officer last week at an Arby’s restaurant.

07/26/2015

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Crews Battling Car Fire At Plymouth Gas Station

Authorities are on the scene of an apparent car fire at a gas station in the northwest Twin Cities metro Thursday night. Fire crews were called to a Super America gas station just after 5 p.m. on the 4300 block of Peony Lane N. in Plymouth on a report of a car fire.

07/23/2015

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Metro Residents Cleaning Up Debris After Severe Overnight Storms

It was a busy day of clean up for residents all over the metro. Thousands were without power for hours, and many residents saw boats, houses or cars ruined.

07/18/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Water Levels Rise So High During Storms?

Strong storms rolled through Minnesota Sunday night and dumped two to four inches of rain across the Metro. That water raised parts of the Mississippi River seven inches and some sections of Minnehaha Creek about two and half feet.

07/06/2015

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Minn. Teen Killed In Eau Claire Rollover, 2 Other Teens Injured

A teenage boy from Plymouth was killed and two other teens were injured Friday evening in a rollover crash near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the accident happened at about 7:18 p.m. on eastbound Interstate 94.

07/04/2015

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Doctor Hit By Car While Running In Plymouth, Dies

A Plymouth man died Friday after being hit by a car while running. According to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Dr. Brian Thomas Lew, 57, died of multiple blunt force injuries on Friday, June 25.

06/30/2015

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Best Fourth Of July Events In Minnesota

We tend to celebrate Independence Day with more zest and gusto than any other holiday. Here are five particularly unique events going down in Minnesota this year.

06/27/2015

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These Plymouth Preschoolers Made Their Own ‘CCO Weather Center

The preschoolers at the New Horizon Academy in Plymouth made their very own weather center, and WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey paid them a visit on Wednesday.

06/10/2015

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Obama Tweeter Says Posts Cost Him His Job

A Minnesota man investigated for violent tweets addressed to President Barack Obama says he lost his job because of them, but the company denies that’s the reason. The president’s first official tweet from his @POTUS handle last month drew some hateful comments.

06/03/2015

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Arctic Cat Making $27 Million Manufacturing Investment

Arctic Cat plans to make a nearly $27 million investment in its facilities in St. Cloud and Thief River Falls. The snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturer says most of the improvements will be in Thief River Falls where it will add a new production line, along with 39 jobs.

05/13/2015

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911 Dispatcher Creates First-Aid Kits For K-9 Officers

Police canines are usually the first members of law enforcement to enter a dangerous situation. Members of law enforcement tell WCCO that caring for K-9s is quite expensive. Plymouth Police Officer Matt Gliniany says it costs roughly $13,000 to raise and care for a typical police dog.

05/08/2015

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Plymouth Man Found Drowned In Swimming Pool

A man in his 30s died Sunday after being pulled from the swimming pool at his apartment building in Plymouth.

04/19/2015

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Great-Grandma Says She’s Going Solar For Her Grandchildren

Solar power technology is coming to the city of Plymouth, and it’s all thanks to a great-grandmother who’s passionate about her family’s future.

04/16/2015

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Warm Weather Provides Boost To Local Businesses

The warmer weather is giving local businesses an early boost — temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s in March in Minnesota are the gift that keeps on giving. Minnesotans are outside all year round, but there is something about when the weather starts to turn.

03/09/2015

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Police: 200 Pounds Of Marijuana Seized In Plymouth, 2 Arrested

Two men were arrested Monday after about 200 pounds of marijuana was seized in Plymouth, according to police. The Plymouth Police Department was notified by authorities in South Dakota of a large shipment of marijuana coming to the area.

02/17/2015

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2 Minn. Brothers Create Sandal Company In Family’s Garage

Brothers Matt and James McManus founded Bokos Sandals about four years ago. During college, at the University of Wisconsin, the duo ran a T-shirt business. While their T-shirt sales are a thing of the past, together they are hoping that sandals will be their future.

01/28/2015

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Target Test Program Lets Shoppers Get Health Insurance In-Store

Target is testing a pilot program that allows you to shop health insurance in their stores. “Health care, no matter if you get your insurance from your employer or through an exchange or on the individual market, it’s still extremely confusing,” said Steve Lafferty, Target’s senior director of healthcare partnerships.

01/22/2015

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Snow Emergency Declared In Plymouth

Plymouth becomes the first city in the metro area to declare a snow emergency Thursday. City officials say the emergency will go into effect Thursday night at 10 p.m. Blizzard conditions are causing chaos on roads throughout the state

01/08/2015

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Woman ID’d As 1 Of Pair Found Dead In Plymouth Home

One of the people found dead by police in a Plymouth home Monday has been identified by the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. Susan Marie James, 59, suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the head. The medical examiner’s office says the manner of James’ death is still under investigation.

01/01/2015

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No Suspects Being Sought After 2 Found Dead In Plymouth

Plymouth officials say there have been no arrests and there are no suspects being sought after two people were discovered deceased inside a residence Monday afternoon.

12/30/2014

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2 Dead Bodies Found In Plymouth Home

Police in Plymouth say they discovered the bodies of a man and a woman at a home on 50th Avenue North Monday afternoon.

12/29/2014

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Ice Fishing Season Starts Early In Twin Cities

While it may not be safe for driving, the ice formation is generally ahead of schedule. And if you ask Joe Harty, bait shop owner and 47-year Medicine Lake fisher, it’s been a long time since it’s been ready this early.

11/29/2014

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