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Daughter’s Early Birth Challenges Military Family

Sometimes a service member’s experience during deployment pales compared with what they go through when they return home.

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Planning For Christmas With A Husband Deployed

During this Christmas season many military families are preparing for the holiday without their loved ones at home.

12/22/2014

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Big Lake Cemetery Vandalized, Crosses Stolen

Who would damage a Christian monument and steal crosses meant for veterans’ graves? That’s what investigators in Big Lake want to know after a group of vandals desecrated “Our Lady of the Lake” Catholic Cemetery in Big Lake, Minnesota.

12/22/2014

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Holidays Can Be Especially Tough For Military Families

Over the next week, family and the holiday spirit will be top of mind, but some families will spend Christmas thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Military deployment can be difficult on the families left behind.

12/19/2014

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Mpls. Police: Downtown Car Break-Ins Up 30%

inneapolis Police officers found an entertaining way to address a serious problem. The department made a video meant to warn people of the dangers of not securing valuables when shopping and parking downtown. “With it being Christmas, I mean they’re always expecting more gifts, more items to be in the car, so they’re out searching more,” said Officer Chad Nelson.

12/16/2014

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North Mpls. Abduction Might Be Related To Other Case

City police say that while investigating an abduction of a little girl earlier this month in north Minneapolis they were made aware of a similar, unreported abduction that happened in October.

12/15/2014

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Arrest Made In Fatal LRT Stabbing

Minneapolis police arrested a man overnight they believe is connected to a fatal stabbing at a light rail station. Officers took 25-year old Anthony Bowker into custody around midnight Sunday after investigators tracked him to a homeless shelter. They believe he stabbed a man to death at the Lake Street stop along the Blue Line around 1:30 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

12/08/2014

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About 100 Protest At MSP Airport For Higher Wages

Protesters briefly blocked access to the main terminal at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Friday afternoon. Around 100 people representing labor organizations blocked the road leading to the terminal for around 20 minutes to call for higher wages for airport workers.

12/05/2014

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Gun Seized In Traffic Stop Linked To NE Minneapolis Murder

A gun found during a routine traffic stop in north Minneapolis lead to charges in an unsolved northeast Minneapolis murder. Eulalio Gonzalez-Sanchez, 36, had just gotten off a city bus near 22nd Avenue Northeast and 7th Street Northeast back in September. It was early on a Sunday morning when he was shot and killed. Investigators believe it was a robbery gone bad.

12/02/2014

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Nye’s Polonaise To Close After 65 Years

Nye’s Polonaise Room is closing its doors after 65 years.

12/01/2014

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North Minneapolis Musical Group Delivers Youth From Danger

North Minneapolis is home to a group of young people making incredible strides as a musical group.

11/29/2014

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Hearty Fans Brave Outdoor High School Prep Bowl

It still sounds the same at the Minnesota High School Prep Bowl, with bands belting out the tunes, fans cheering their lungs out. But cheering in comfort depends on your layers. Holdingford fan Angie Lichy and her boys brought a little extra to TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. “We have sleeping bags, lots of layers of clothes and … I made the boys wear their long underwear,” Lichy said.

11/21/2014

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Mpls. Police Find Stolen Cars Used In Twin Cities Crime Spree

inneapolis Police have recovered two stolen vehicles used in a crime spree across the Twin Cities. Now they’re looking for those who are responsible. The van and car were stolen from the Summit Neighborhood in St. Paul sometime late Friday night. The thieves used the vehicles to store other stuff they had taken.

11/20/2014

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Disputes Could Lead To Minn. African American Museum’s Foreclosure

It has been more than five years since work began to open the Minnesota African American Museum. First, there were issues with finances. Now, problems with the restoration of the building are delaying the project again. The museum was undergoing renovation when the construction company hired to do the work walked off the job.

11/19/2014

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Twin Cities Homeless Feel Bitter Blast With Shelters At Capacity

Monday night, street teams with St. Stephen’s Street Outreach are out in full force searching for people who are homeless. They want to offer them a warm place to sleep.

11/17/2014

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