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Authorites: Remember To Check, Replace CO Detectors

On Sunday, we’ll spring ahead. Along with changing our clocks, we’re reminded to change our batteries on important household items. Yes, firefighters want us to test and change out smoke detectors twice a year, but there’s another life-saving device in your home you might not be thinking about: The carbon monoxide detector.

03/03/2014

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U.S. Marine From Waseca, Minn. Dies In Afghanistan

A U.S. marine from Minnesota has died while serving in Afghanistan. Lance Corporal Caleb Erickson died Friday when a suicide bomber hit his convoy. The 20-year-old grew up in Waseca.

03/02/2014

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Commuters Concerned Over Latest Northstar Line Delay

Three days after some of the worst driving conditions in recent memory, plenty of people were still late to work, but the roads weren’t the culprit. The Northstar Commuter Rail line was once again delayed for commuters coming in from the northwest, with Monday morning delays of 60 to 90 minutes reported.

02/24/2014

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Explosives Bring Down More Of The Metrodome

Construction crews took a big step Sunday towards demolishing the Metrodome. Anyone in the downtown area may have heard a loud blast as explosives were used to take down a concrete ring beam inside the Dome.

02/23/2014

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Minneapolis Convention Center Hosting Twin Cities Pet Expo

If you’re looking for something to do inside this weekend and need to get your family pet some exercise, the Minneapolis Convention Center might be the spot. That’s where the 12th annual Pet Expo kicked off on Saturday.

02/22/2014

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Creative KidStuff: Local Business 32 Years And Running

It started as a small neighborhood toy shop in south Minneapolis and over the last 32 years, it’s become one of the top rated specialty toy stores in the country. Creative KidStuff has locations all over the Twin Cities metro and in airports around the country. Now they’ve opened a new location in St. Louis Park.

02/20/2014

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Hockey Fans Cheer Team USA At Blaine’s Herb Brooks Center

Saturday’s Olympic hockey match-up between Team USA and Russia had many thinking back 34 years ago to the “Miracle on Ice” game at Lake Placid. So it was only fitting that a viewing party was held at the Herb Brooks Training Center at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine, with dozens of hockey fans in attendance. “You get to see the best players,” said fan Brian Maloney. “It’s fun to watch them play the Russians with all the history and stuff.”

02/15/2014

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5 Children Dead In North Minneapolis House Fire

Five children died after a Friday morning fire in a north Minneapolis duplex, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office. Crews were called to the 2800 block of Colfax Avenue North around 5 a.m.

02/14/2014

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Minn. Company’s Lab-Made Diamonds A New Trend At Jewelry Stores

With Valentine’s Day on Friday, jewelry stores are busy with last-minute shoppers. Diamonds are a popular gift and there’s a new trend with this precious gem that could save you thousands of dollars.

02/13/2014

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Dog Eats Plate Of Wings At Super Bowl Party, Undergoes Surgery

A night of football and buffalo wings could give anybody indigestion, but for a Minnesota dog, it created a dangerous situation. Logan, a 9-year-old golden retriever from Maple Grove, is lucky to be alive after eating chicken wings, part of a football, and a whole lot more, at a Super Bowl party.

02/13/2014

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Art Shanty Settles In To New Lake Home

You wouldn’t think a frozen lake would offer much inspiration for local artists, but you’ll find some impressive work and creativity on White Bear Lake. Now in its eight year, the Art Shanty Projects is underway. After years on Medicine Lake, its new location isn’t stopping hundreds from visiting the outdoor gallery. The typical ice house does little to catch the eye. But near Ramsey Beach, one cluster makes people take notice.

02/08/2014

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Organ Donation Helps Stillwater Family Cope With Tragic Loss

Twenty-nine-year-old Adam McCloud died in October of 2012 after he was beaten at a Stillwater bar. Eric Richard was convicted of first-degree assault after punching McCloud at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque. According to the criminal complaint, McCloud had spilled Richard’s drink and later refused to pay for it. After McCloud’s death, his family found that they could keep his spirit alive by helping local charities. Supper time at the Odebrecht household brings the family together. But every so often, they can’t help but think of who’s not at the dinner table.

01/29/2014

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Minn. Man Reflects On Months Spent In UAE Prison

A Minnesota man is opening up about spending nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison. Authorities arrested 29-year-old Shez Cassim after posting this video to YouTube. The video was meant to be a joke and poked fun at local youth culture.

01/27/2014

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Xcel Asks Customers To Turn Down Natural Gas Heat

Xcel Energy is asking certain natural gas customers, in three states, to turn down their heat. The request comes after a natural gas pipeline exploded in Canada Saturday morning.

01/26/2014

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‘Minds Matter’ Helps Steer Students To College

When most teens are taking a break from reading and writing, dozens of high schools students choose to spend their Saturday in a classroom. They are part of Minds Matter, an organization that helps low-income students prepare for college success over a three-year program. The Twin Cities chapter of Minds Matter was founded by Kelly Miller. “We’re trying to show them that there’s a lot that the world has to offer, and there’s a lot they can achieve,” Miller said.

01/25/2014

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