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MN Veteran Prepares To Return To Iraq

In Iraq, Sunni militants continue pushing towards Baghdad. The militants have released video reportedly showing the moments before fighters executed Shiites serving in the Iraqi Army. President Obama is sending 275 troops to Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and the American Embassy, but some lawmakers want the president to quickly provide a plan to address the threat.

06/17/2014

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Charges Dismissed For Ex-Lawyer Accused Of Setting Woman On Fire

All charges have been dismissed for a 61-year-old former lawyer accused of setting his girlfriend on fire earlier this year.

06/16/2014

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MN Community Honors Armed Forces On Military Appreciation Day

What began as an event to honor the National Guard’s Red Bulls has evolved into a celebration honoring all branches of the Armed Forces. On Sunday, North Branch was the site of Military Appreciation Day. Young and old turned out to help raise money to support the men and women in uniform, serving across the globe.

06/15/2014

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Boy Scouts Hospitalized After Canoes Capsize In BWCA

A group of canoeists in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area was to the hospital Thursday with mild hypothermia after two canoes capsized. The Lake County Sheriff’s Department responded after receiving a call at about 4 p.m. of eight people in the waters of Basswood Lake near Ely.

06/13/2014

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As Green Line Opens, Some Businesses Relieved, But Others Packing Up

For some business owners along University Avenue, the opening of the METRO Green Line this weekend brings a sigh of relief. While some celebrate, however, others are packing up.

06/12/2014

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Police Call For Expanding ShotSpotter Program In North Mpls.

Increased gun violence in north Minneapolis and a call for added protection has police asking to expand the ShotSpotter program. The City Council will vote Friday to provide extra funding to expand the program that officers say is a valuable crime fighting tool.

06/11/2014

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Officials Prepping To Make Green Line Opening Accident-Free

The Green Line will open in just four days and metro transit officers are talking safety. So far, there have been four accidents during test runs on the light rail line that will connect St. Paul and Minneapolis.

06/10/2014

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Without The Civil Rights Act, Clinton Says He Wouldn’t Have Been President

Former President Bill Clinton was in town Monday to accept the Dean’s Award for Public Leadership from the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

06/09/2014

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All 3 Involved In Fatal North Mpls. Crash Did Not Have Licenses

Two people are recovering and a third is dead after a car and two motorcycles collided in north Minneapolis. Investigators are still working on the details surrounding this accident, but what they do know is that speed and alcohol were not involved in this crash.

06/05/2014

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Vigil For Slain Teen Held In N. Mpls

A Minneapolis community came out to pay respect Wednesday to a 17-year-old boy who lost his life to gun violence. Nehemiah Steverson was found dead near the intersection of 16th and Newton Avenue North early Sunday morning. He had been shot in his stomach.

06/04/2014

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Mpls. Police Looking To Make Veterans Into Cops

The Minneapolis Police Department is looking for returning military veterans to fill the gaps in its ranks. The department took a big hit after changes in the state’s pension plan. It saw many MPD officers take early retirement.

06/03/2014

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Minn. Storm Causes Massive Sinkhole, Mobile Park Damage

We’re seeing the effects of all that rainfall in several spots around the metro. Strong winds and soggy ground were too much for the trees at a mobile home park in Princeton. More than a dozen huge trees fell, damaging homes and cars.

06/01/2014

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Affordable Housing Coming For Minnesota’s Veterans At Fort Snelling

Military veterans and their families struggling with homelessness will have access to some affordable housing at Fort Snelling. A new development project, which started Thursday with a groundbreaking ceremony, will turn five historic buildings into apartments on the Fort Snelling upper post.

05/29/2014

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Good Question: Do Vets Have To Visit VA For Care?

There is increasing pressure on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign. A new report from the VA’s inspector general says hundreds of veterans are awaiting care at a VA hospital in Phoenix. The average wait time is almost four months for a first appointment.

05/28/2014

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Wife Found Guilty Of Plotting Sgt. Husband’s Murder

The closing arguments were presented Tuesday in the trial of a 25-year-old woman accused of plotting the murder of her husband, National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Horst.

05/27/2014

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