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No Jail Time For Fmr. Gophers QB In Mankato Bar Brawl

Former University of Minnesota football player Philip Nelson will not serve any jail time following a fight outside a Mankato bar last May. Nelson heard his sentence before a packed courtroom in Blue Earth County Monday.

03/02/2015

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Coaches’ Behavior Called Into Question After Dance Competition Controversy

Controversy is surrounding the Minnesota State High School High-Kick Dance Championship after several of the teams claim the winning group copied their dance from a Utah dance line.

02/16/2015

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Faribault Dance Team Wins Championship Amid Controversy

The Faribault Emerald dance team took home the first place trophy in the class AAA high kick dance championship, but not without controversy. Many of their competitors claim they copied a dance and didn’t deserve the win.

02/15/2015

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A Minneapolis Skyway Can Be Yours – For Free

A unique piece of Minneapolis real estate is up for grabs — and it won’t cost you a single penny to own it. The owners of CityDeskStudio are giving away an old section of skyway built in the 1970s.

02/14/2015

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High School’s Flight Simulators Turn Students Into Pilots

At St. Paul’s Johnson High School, Scott Shaffer teaches lessons in physics. There are no textbooks or whiteboard lectures. Instead, students like junior Fabian Gutierrez will learn by taking flight.

02/13/2015

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New Clot-Suction Technique Has Stroke Patients On The Mend

Cutting edge technology being used at a Twin Cities hospital could change the treatment for stroke patients.

Abbott Northwestern is a comprehensive stroke center and specializes in a procedure called mechanical thrombectomy.

02/09/2015

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1 Dead Following South Mpls. House Fire

Minneapolis Fire Department officials are investigating an early morning fatal fire Sunday they said was difficult to battle.

02/08/2015

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Minnesotans Who Already Filed With TurboTax Play Waiting Game

Minnesotans aren’t the only ones who can’t file their state tax returns through TurboTax. The company is now temporarily suspending e-filing in all states over fraud concerns. On Thursday, the Minnesota Department of Revenue announced it would stop accepting the state returns from filers using TurboTax.

02/06/2015

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A Home Inspector’s Tips For Owners Looking To Sell

There was a time when their two-story, Inver Grove Heights home was a perfect fit for Mike and Linda Demars. “We had a lot of gatherings, we had family,” Linda Demars said.

02/03/2015

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Move Over Honeycrisp — There’s A New Apple In Town

Most of us don’t think of winter as a time to get fresh, locally grown apples, but one company is hoping to change that Honeybear, a company that markets fruit grown in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is debuting its newest apple called Pazazz.

01/31/2015

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Community Mourns Shooting Death Of Popular Teacher

The shooting death of a Twin Cities man is having an impact on several communities in the east metro.

01/25/2015

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9 Rescued Pit Bull Puppies Up For Adoption In Mpls.

Nine puppies that had a tough introduction to life are now getting a second chance. The pit bull-mix pups are up for adoption at Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. Over the last few weeks, volunteers have worked to make sure the dogs are healthy and ready to find a new home.

01/23/2015

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Toyota’s Witness: Accelerator Pedal Was Pushed In Fatal Crash

Toyota called its first witness in a federal lawsuit filed by two Minnesota families. Attorneys for Koua Fong Lee and the Trice-Adams family rested their case after two weeks of testimony.

01/21/2015

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Opening Statements Pushed To Thursday In Fitch Trial

Opening statements in the trial of a man accused of killing a Mendota Heights police officer have been delayed another few days. Another juror was released from duty after expressing concerns for her safety. She told the judge media reports had listed her occupation.

01/20/2015

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Wild Blog: Back On The Bandwagon?

Alright Wild fans, are you back on the bandwagon yet? I, of course, never got off. But was last night’s win enough to get you back to believing in this team? It was enough for WCCO-TV reporter Rachel Slavik, who sent me the following text after last night’s game:

01/16/2015

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Robbinsdale Student Aces ACT Test

It’s not easy to achieve perfection on the ACT, but that’s exactly what one Robbinsdale Cooper High School student accomplished in December. Not only did Min-Hyung Choi receive a perfect 36 on the test, he didn’t even need to take it this early — and he’s only a sophomore. Inside Robbinsdale Cooper, roughly 1,700 teens make up the student body. But Min-Hyung stands out in the crowd.

01/16/2015

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Robbinsdale Police Settles Excessive Force Suit With Former Gophers Star

The Robbinsdale Police Department has settled a federal excessive force lawsuit against one of its officers. Former Gopher basketball star Melvin Newbern filed the lawsuit after his arrest two years ago.

01/12/2015

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Ice On St. Croix River Weakened Due To Bridge Construction

The St. Croix River has become a frozen playground for those who love winter and the outdoors. It seems to, over the last ten years, bring more and more people out here,” Dave Farr, of Bayport, said. Three times a week, Farr runs his dogs up and down the St Croix River, but his exercise route ends south of the new St. Croix bridge.

01/10/2015

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Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show Returns To St. Paul

Calling all outdoorsmen and women! The Minnesota Sportsmen’s Show is back. It’s going on at the St. Paul RiverCentre all weekend long.

01/10/2015

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Tattoo Arts Convention Returns To Minneapolis

The second annual Tattoo Arts Convention started Friday at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. While the art form has been around for centuries, the dozens of vendors at the event said that what’s old is new again.

01/09/2015

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Workers Brave Brutal Cold To Build Crashed Ice Course

Long before the competitors race down the icy track of the Red Bull Crashed Ice race course, the work to get there is less exciting. Building the quarter-mile track is a time consuming, 24-day process. Add in subzero temperatures and it’s not a cushy construction job.

01/05/2015

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Businesses’ Surcharge Fees Drop With Gas Prices

Minnesotans are starting 2015 with the cheapest gas prices we’ve seen in five years. According to AAA, the average price for a gallon of gas in the Twin Cities is $2.03. That’s 14-cents cheaper than a week ago, and far cheaper than the $3.24 we were paying last January.

01/03/2015

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St. Paul’s RiverCentre Hosts Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show

WCCO is going to the dogs. This weekend is the Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show at the St. Paul RiverCentre.

01/03/2015

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Man Arrested After St. Paul Officer Is Shot In Face With Weapon

A 18-year veteran of the St. Paul Police Department was shot in the face by a high-powered BB gun or pellet gun during a standoff late Friday afternoon. St. Paul Police say two officers initially went to a home in the North End neighborhood near Lyton Place and Park Street on a report of a suicidal man.

01/02/2015

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Business At Auto Body Shops Surges After Snowfall

Two days after the weekend snow, hundreds of people around the metro are still dealing with the return of winter.

12/29/2014

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