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‘Beerwood Derby’ To Benefit Local Boy Scouts

Remember those pinewood or carbon car derbies from when you were a kid? Well, it no longer has to be a childhood memory, because the grown-ups head to the races Saturday for the annual Beerwood Derby in Minneapolis.

03/28/2015

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Walker Says He’d ‘Rather Be Ahead Than Behind’ In Race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially announced that he’s running for president, but he continues to send strong signals that a candidacy is inevitable.

02/26/2015

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U Of M Drops Racial Descriptions From Crime Alerts

The University of Minnesota will drop racial descriptions from campus crime alerts, unless the description of a suspect is detailed enough to identify the person.

02/25/2015

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Racial Discipline Gap Narrows In Minnesota Schools

The gap is narrowing between white students and students of color when it comes to discipline in Minnesota schools.

02/19/2015

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Family Accused Of Cyber Bullying Apologizes For Dad’s Reaction

The family of the Prior Lake father who is accused of retaliating in the wake of his kids’ alleged cyber bullying has responded to the national attention the incident has attracted. Recently, Brad Knudson posted a video on YouTube to show people how his 14-year-old daughter was being bullied via Snapchat.

01/23/2015

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Prior Lake Father Calls Out Teen Daughter’s Bullies Online

A Prior Lake father is taking a unique approach to fight back against the family he says bullied his 14-year-old girl. He’s calling them out on YouTube by showing an offensive video sent to his African-American daughter. (Warning: Video contains strong language). Brad Knudson posted the video to show people how his daughter was being bullied with racist messages via Snapchat. The YouTube video he made late Monday already has over 58,000 views.

01/21/2015

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Good Question: Who Makes Up Our Congress?

On Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden swore in 71 new members to the 114th Congress, including the first Black Republican woman elected to the U.S. House from Utah. This group of 535 people is now the most diverse in U.S. history.

01/07/2015

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Motorcyclists Ride In Unpredictable ‘I-Cycle Derby’

You never know where a new year might take you. Take the motorcyclists who competed in the yearly “I-Cycle Derby” Thursday morning, a ride dedicated to the memory of Eddie James. All the participants knew was where to find the starting line in Minneapolis.

01/01/2015

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Franken Trounced McFadden In Senate Money Race

When it came to candidate money in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race, it wasn’t even close.

12/15/2014

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Bikers Worry Minnesota’s Lone Velodrome May Close

The days of Minnesota’s only bicycle racing velodrome may be numbered. With a mounting list of necessary repairs at the National Sports Center’s velodrome in Blaine, board members are weighing whether to put in hundreds of thousands of dollars or close it up.

12/13/2014

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Race Too Close To Call

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hoped to win his third election in four years Tuesday after a hard-fought campaign with Democratic businesswoman Mary Burke — a victory that could lead him to set his sights even higher by running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.

11/04/2014

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Costumed Runners Take Park In Great Pumpkin Chase 10k

The Great Pumpkin Chase 10k trail run took place at the Lake Elmo Park Reserve Saturday morning. The race began at 8:30 a.m. and was followed by the 5k at 10 a.m. and the Dracula Dash for kids at 10:45 a.m.

10/25/2014

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St. Paul Police Fed. Pres: Mayor’s Arrest Statements ‘Inflammatory’

The president of the Saint Paul Police Federation has criticized Mayor Chris Coleman for statements he made regarding the arrest of a man that was uploaded to YouTube. The incident involving Chris Lollie and three St. Paul Police officers took place on Jan. 31, but it went viral earlier this week after it was put on the popular video site.

08/30/2014

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Kenyan Wins Grandma’s Marathon In Record Time

A 26-year-old Kenyan runner has set a record at Grandma’s Marathon, beating the previous mark by 31 seconds. A Minneapolis Star Tribune report says Dominic Ondoro finished in an unofficial time of 2 hours, 9 minutes, 6 seconds. He beat second-place finisher Christopher Kipyego by 2 minutes, 51 seconds.

06/21/2014

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Bicyclists Hit The Road In North Star Grand Prix

A major bicycle race gets underway in the Twin Cities on Wednesday. Three-hundred professional racers from all over the world are taking part in the North Star Grand Prix.

06/11/2014

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Hagedorn Changes Mind, Re-Enters Congress Race

A candidate who pledged not to force a Republican primary in Minnesota’s First Congressional District has changed his mind.

05/18/2014

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50K Attend Race For The Cure On Mother’s Day

Today is the day we celebrate all of the mothers in our lives. And that’s one reason why thousands of people are at Mall of America Sunday morning.

05/11/2014

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Midway Stadium Hosts 10th Annual ‘Running Of The Pigs’

A race where participants did not have to run at all took place in St. Paul Saturday morning. As soon as they started, participants were done! The St. Paul Saints ‘Zero-K Couch Race’ lets participants plop down on a couch and cheer on the actual runners.

04/26/2014

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CDC: 1 In 68 U.S. Kids Identified With Autism

A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 68 U.S. children have been identified with Autism Spectrum Disorder. According to the report, entitled “Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder among Children Aged 8 Years,” the number of children identified with ASD is growing, with the estimate about 30-percent higher than in previous studies.

03/27/2014

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Matthew Little, Civil Rights Legend, Remembered In Mpls.

A man who broke color barriers and led Minnesota in the Civil Rights Movement was remembered Saturday. Matthew Little, long-time president of the Minneapolis NAACP, passed away last Sunday after complications from pneumonia. He was 92. Hundreds of people gathered for a memorial service at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis.

02/01/2014

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In Race To Take On Franken, 2 Different Paths

Ten Republican activists munched on burgers and sipped beer and soda at a St. Paul bar as Julianne Ortman spent more than an hour on a freezing night trying to convince them she’s their best hope in the upcoming Senate race.

01/19/2014

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Mpls. Public Schools To Change Discipline Strategies

The Minneapolis Public School system is reevaluating how they discipline children. This comes after some alarming numbers got the district some negative attention. Records show minority students and those with special needs are getting harsher punishments than white students. Last year, black students were suspended at a rate more than five times that of white students.

12/09/2013

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For 2nd Time, Dayton Backs Clinton For President

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is joining those urging former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to try for the presidency in 2016. Dayton on Thursday signed onto the “Ready for Hillary” group that is trying to lay the groundwork for a Clinton campaign. She hasn’t said whether she will make a second try for the White House.

11/07/2013

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Hodges Leads Minneapolis Mayoral Race

Minneapolis City Council member Betsy Hodges is the early leader in the race to be the next mayor of Minnesota’s largest city. Hodges led comfortably Tuesday night as returns were nearly complete, but the city’s ranked-choice voting system meant no winner was expected to be declared until Wednesday at the earliest.

11/05/2013

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Ranked-Choice Voting For Mpls. Mayor Explained

On Tuesday next week — Election Day — voters in Minneapolis will head to the polls to choose a new mayor and a new city council. But the process of counting the votes and declaring a winner in the mayor’s race is likely to be a lot more complicated than in years past — that’s because of the huge number of candidates and ranked-choice voting.

10/29/2013

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