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After Accident, Teen Has Message For Others: ‘Wear A Helmet’

One year after a longboarding accident almost killed a Twin Cities teen, he’s sharing his story with the hope that speaking out will save lives.

07/28/2015

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Elko Speedway Races Into Its 50th Year

Elko Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The track has attracted racing legends like Jeff Gordon in years past. There will be dueling monster trucks, school bus racing, bull rides and a petting zoo for kids Saturday night at the “Eve of Destruction.”

07/25/2015

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Watertown Cancels Festival To Clean Up From Storm

The timing of the Saturday morning storm could not be worse for the Watertown area. The town was celebrating its annual Rails to Trails summer festival, but organizers canceled the event after surveying the damage.

07/18/2015

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Wisconsin Marine Killed In Chattanooga Rampage

A decorated Marine from Wisconsin was among those killed in Thursday’s shooting rampage in Tennessee. Sgt. Carson Holmquist grew up in Grantsburg, which is about an hour and a half northeast of the Twin Cities. He had served two tours of duty.

07/17/2015

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Mom: Daughter With Epilepsy ‘Enjoying Life More’ With Medical Pot

A Twin Cities family is seeing a dramatic improvement in their daughter’s health, and they are crediting the new medical marijuana law. Three-year-old Harlow Hundley started her cannabis prescription on July 1. Her mom, Beth, believed the medical marijuana could help with her daughter’s epilepsy and was among the families who fought for legislative approval last year.

07/17/2015

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Tough Rush Hour Expected As Construction Begins On Eastbound I-394

Headaches start Monday morning for drivers who use Interstate 394 as part of their commute. The three westbound lanes of I-394 have been closed and all westbound traffic has been shifted onto the eastbound HOV lanes between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/13/2015

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Tiny Homes Keep Seniors Close To Family, Away From Assisted Living

The latest trend in home building lives up to the motto that less is more. Tiny homes are popping up all over the United States. The small houses are usually around 200 square feet and include all the necessities of a standard-size home.

07/11/2015

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Family: Teen Sickened By Amoeba In Western Minn. Lake Has Died

A young swimmer who contracted a brain-eating amoeba in a western Minnesota lake has died, according to a family representative.

07/09/2015

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Bigger Poison Ivy Leaves Mean Larger Risk

According to the CDC, roughly 90 percent of people exposed to the poisonous oil on the leaves of the plant will have an allergic reaction. It spreads easily and can last for days.

07/06/2015

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After Rough 2014, Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome Big Holiday Weekend

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are always a top destination over the Fourth of July. But last year’s record rain led to no-wake restrictions on several lakes around the state. For businesses that rely on that boating traffic it made for a quiet holiday on the water, but this year is a much different story.

07/05/2015

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Minnesota Hosts 10K Athletes In National Senior Games

Athletes from around the country are in the Twin Cities to show that age does not have to slow you down. Minnesota is hosting the National Senior Games for the first time. The Olympic-style event — which is held every two years — is open to anyone over the age of 50.

07/04/2015

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Rescued Kayaker Tells Of Cold, Buggy Night In The Woods

It was supposed to be a relaxing kayak trip down the Cloquet river. But when a Two Harbors woman got separated from her group of friends, it turned into an overnight search.

06/29/2015

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Volunteers Build Memorial Playground For River Falls Sisters

The community in Wisconsin’s River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters — Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.

06/27/2015

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Timberwolves Fans Line Up To See Towns & Jones Arrive

When a first round draft pick and a star player with hometown roots make their first introduction, it’s going to attract some attention.

06/26/2015

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Driver Accused Of Striking Pedal Pub Identified

Twelve people went to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the back of their Pedal Pub. Police arrested 35-year-old Mershon Corbett, who faces a DWI charge and a felony count of criminal vehicular injury.

06/25/2015

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NE Minneapolis Restaurant Creates ‘Canine Cuisine’ Menu

A Twin Cities restaurant is catering to a new kind of clientele. Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in Minneapolis is debuting its canine cuisine. Now, both dog and owner can sit down to a meal together on the patio.

06/13/2015

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Hennepin Co. Receives Extension For Charges In 2-Year-Old’s Death

Prosecutors will get more time to decide whether to charge a Minneapolis teenager with the death of a toddler. Two-year-old Sophia O’Neill died Wednesday after she was in the care of her mother’s 17-year-old boyfriend.

06/12/2015

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Free Science Camp Lets To-Be 7th Graders Get Their Hands Dirty

Most kids don’t start thinking about college courses until the final years of high school, but a program at the University of St. Thomas has students planning their studies before 7th grade.

06/11/2015

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Bloomington Hotel Evacuated After Building’s Siding Falls Off

A Bloomington hotel had to be evacuated after part of the building’s siding came crashing down early Monday morning.

06/08/2015

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Woman Dies After Fall From Abandoned Minneapolis Grain Elevator

A woman has died after falling in an abandoned grain elevator in Minneapolis, city fire officials said.

06/07/2015

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Miracle League Gives All Kids Opportunity To Play Ball

A Twin Cities baseball league is teaching kids more than just the fundamentals of the game. The West Metro Miracle League gives kids of all abilities the chance to play. Built off Highway 101 in Minnetonka nearly eight years ago, the modified field is specially designed for children with special needs.

06/06/2015

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Retired Gillette Factory Worker Buys St. Paul Saints Season Tickets

The St. Paul Saints return home Friday after nine games on the road. One fan cheering on the team this season has a unique tie to the location of CHS Field. The ballpark has all the bells and whistles of a new outdoor stadium, but from Dennis Hervin’s perspective, the shiny and new doesn’t overshadow a rich history.

06/04/2015

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Hopes To Win Voters At Minneapolis Event

A Democratic presidential candidate is hoping to win over voters after an appearance in Minneapolis Sunday morning. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont hosted a town hall meeting on Sunday at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Sanders is seen as a progressive alternative to the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

05/31/2015

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Twin Cities Craft Brewers Brace For Sunday Growler Sales

A single pint of beer can often lead to a much bigger sale in the craft brewery business. The 64-ounce growler allows customers to bring home a sampling of their favorite brew.

05/30/2015

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5th Graders Hope Planting Meadow Can Attract Butterflies

Pesticides and loss of habitat are having an impact on monarch butterflies and honeybees around the world. The insects are dying off in large numbers.

05/28/2015

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