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Fire Destroys Half Of Dorset’s Restaurants

Two of the four restaurants in Dorset — a town of just 22 people in northern Minnesota — were reportedly damaged by fire overnight as severe storms rolled through the area. The general manager of the Dorset House restaurant said that she had been informed that the restaurant was consumed by flames, but hadn’t been there to see the damage herself yet. Witnesses said that the neighboring Compañeros was also damaged by fire.

09/04/2014

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Police: Man Arrested For Indecent Exposure, Window Peeking Spree

A St. Cloud man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of 25 different incidents involving indecent exposure and window peeking. The St. Cloud Police Department says 33-year-old Kevin James Petroske was taken into custody at noon after a month-long investigation.

09/02/2014

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Talks To Continue Between Coleman, African-American Community Leaders

Leaders of St. Paul’s African-American community met behind closed doors Monday with Mayor Chris Coleman. The meeting was to address a video of a black man being arrested by St. Paul police, a video that has raised a great deal of concern.

09/01/2014

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Use Of Force Expert Weighs In On St. Paul Skyway Arrest

Questions surrounding police judgment have plagued Minnesota officers this week. On more than one occasion, calls to investigate suspicious activity have led to the use of force. Chris Lollie shot a video, that has now gone viral, as St. Paul Police arrested him in a Skyway in January.

08/30/2014

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Terror Groups Using Social Media To Recruit In The Twin Cities

Douglas McCain was not the first Minnesotan radicalized and recruited to fight in a foreign land. In recent years, Minnesota has become a place where terrorist organizations recruit young people to fight jihad.

08/27/2014

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Boy, 11, Struck By Car In North Branch

An 11-year-old North Branch boy was taken to the hospital Thursday evening after being struck by a car. North Branch Police say the incident happened just after 8 p.m. on Fill Avenue near the intersection of 375th Street.

08/22/2014

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Robbery Spree Plagues South Minneapolis

In the past two and half weeks, a rash of robberies have plagued three south Minneapolis neighborhoods. There have been 17 robberies total, half of which happened in the early morning hours. The rest occurred after 6 p.m.

08/21/2014

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Mpls. Public Schools Look To Curb Achievement Gap

Minneapolis Public Schools has rolled out a new achievement program that will specifically address the needs of the largest demographic group within the district — black males.

08/20/2014

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Guard Becomes First African-American Brigadier General In MN

The Minnesota Air National Guard is making history by promoting the first African-American to the rank of Brigadier General. David Hamlar has not only been a successful member of the air guard for more than 25 years, he has also had a successful civilian career as a surgeon.

08/18/2014

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Police: Man Critically Injured In Uptown Hit-&-Run

Minneapolis police say a 39-year-old man was critically injured in an Uptown hit-and-run early Friday morning. According to police spokesman John Elder, at around 2 a.m., a man was on foot in the middle of the street near Lyndale Avenue and 26th Street when he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Lyndale. The victim was thrown into the air and landed “some distance” from where he was struck, Elder said.

08/15/2014

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Teenage Bike Theft Victims Get Sweet Surprise From Mpls. Cops

On the river’s edge in north Minneapolis, dozens of teens were celebrating Thursday a summer of success. They worked for Teen Teamworks, cleaning up city parks. But for two of kids, the summer was bittersweet.

08/14/2014

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Man Rescued After Getting Trapped In Hole

An attempt to fix a leaky foundation turned into a dramatic rescue in Minneapolis, as a man digging a 12-foot hole was trapped by heavy, wet clay. Jeff Zajac was pinned against the foundation of a home near Lake Nokomis, and buried in dirt up to his neck.

08/13/2014

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Doctor: Depression Is Treatable, Especially If Caught Early

The death of Robin Williams is sparking important discussions about depression across the country. It’s a disease that many don’t understand, but one that affects almost all of us.

08/12/2014

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Ragweed Is Here, And Allergy Sufferers Are Feeling It

Allergy sufferers are already feeling the effects of what could be one of the worst allergy seasons in years. Doctors at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury, Minn., say they have been seeing more patients complain about symptoms related to ragweed.

08/11/2014

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Medical Pot Competition Heats Up

The competition is fierce to be one of two medical cannabis manufacturers in Minnesota. Legislation passed last session created a new process allowing seriously ill Minnesota’s to get and use medical marijuana to treat certain conditions.

08/08/2014

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