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Power Still Out? Tips To Avoid Heat, Plus Food Safety

Friday’s storms knocked out power to more than half a million Minnesotans and days later, thousands of customers are still in the dark. The city of Minneapolis wants to make sure those without power are staying safe — in the heat and with the food they have left.

06/24/2013

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MN Water Accidents Claim 3 Lives

The past few days have been deadly on Minnesota waters. A 3-year-old boy drowned in a lake in Nisswa on Monday, and over 5-year-old girl and a woman died in a boating accident on Lac qui Parle, as the two were without life jackets.

06/11/2013

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Should The TSA Allow Knives On Planes?

What do you think??

06/05/2013

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What Plans Are In Place If A Tornado Hits MN Schools?

Near the doorway of an Anoka-Hennepin School District classroom is an emergency guide. One of the tabs reads “tornado.” Alongside the guide is also a map of the school. Some of the rooms are colored yellow to signify they are safe evacuation zones.

05/21/2013

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Start Seeing Women Motorcyclists, Including Amelia

When you’re out driving, you’re more and more likely to see women on motorcycles. In the last 10 years, the number of women riding motorcycles in Minnesota has grown more than 58 percent — from 31,576 riders in 2002 to 53,784 in 2012. And one of the brands that is seeing the most growth is the one that is considered the most masculine — Harley Davidson.

05/20/2013

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How To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

Summer can be obstacle course for your precious eyes with allergies, chemicals in pools, and the bright sunshine. It’s always a good idea to take steps to protect both yourself and loved ones. Beyond sun protection, sunglasses can prevent injuries.

05/15/2013

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Good Question: What Do We Tell Our Kids About Staying Safe?

The kind of kidnapping that captivates the country — and the media — is thankfully very rare. On average 115 children under the age of 18 are abducted by strangers each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

05/08/2013

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Ask A Minnesota Guide: Packing List For Your Next Campout

We asked our expert, Trent Ranzau, who is knowledgeable in all things outdoors, to point out some of the key things to bring along on a camping trip, especially if you’re going to venture out into the Minnesota wild on your own.

04/27/2013

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DPS Urges Teens To Drive Safely During Prom Season

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says springtime is a good time for parents to talk to teens about safe driving habits.

04/12/2013

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Minnesota Ranks No. 2 For Safest Highways

Despite Minnesota’s snowy and icy winters, the State’s highways have been ranked as the No. 2 safest in the nation.

02/21/2013

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DNR: No Ice Is ‘Safe Ice’

It’s been a dangerous winter on Minnesota lakes. On Lake Minnetonka alone, 14 vehicles and one snowmobile have gone through the ice – and three people have died.

02/05/2013

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Despite Low Temps, Cars Plunging Through Lake Minnetonka

Tabitha Markle — just 8 months old — died after her family’s car plunged into Lake Minnetonka on Friday. And since Friday, 15 other people have had to escape from six other sinking cars on Lake Minnetonka.

01/22/2013

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Even 20-Somethings Targeted In Distracted Driving Campaign

Fasten and focus; AAA Minneapolis hopes distracted drivers will pay attention to its new ad campaign.

10/17/2012

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Youth Football: Concussion Concerns Push Participation Down

The number of concussions in youth football has been declining in recent years; concussion concerns are a big part of that.

10/17/2012

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Vikings S Harrison Smith Ejected For Pushing Ref

A split-second after Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith pushed back judge Steve Freeman aside during a confrontation with several Tennessee Titans, the rookie already knew he made a big mistake.

10/07/2012

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Study: Trampolines Injure 100k Annually

Trampolines provide fun and exercise for kids, but according to a recent study they shouldn’t be anywhere near your home.

09/24/2012

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Vikings S Raymond Carted Off With Right Leg Injury

Minnesota Vikings safety Mistral Raymond has been carted off the field with a right ankle injury and will not return.

09/23/2012

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DPS: Watch For Students Heading Back To School

State safety officials are urging drivers to watch for students heading back to school this week in Minnesota where school buses make at least 10,000 trips each day.

09/04/2012

14 Dead In Colorado Shootings

In Case Of Mass Shooting, ‘Run, Hide & Fight’

The mass shootings in Wisconsin and Colorado have a lot of Americans thinking about what they would do in a similar situation. But some of the ways we think we’d react aren’t always what will keep us safe.

08/06/2012

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5 Years Later: The Safety Of Minn.’s Bridges

A lot has changed in Minnesota since the 35W bridge went down five years ago. State lawmakers ordered emergency inspections of every bridge in Minnesota immediately afterward, and they did find some problems.

08/01/2012

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Full-Scale Chemical Spill Training At Delano High School

Dozens of agencies, from local to the federal level, are participating in a chemical accident drill at Delano High School.

07/19/2012

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NRC To Hold Public Forum On Prairie Island Safety

Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff will hold a public meeting with representatives of Xcel Energy on Tuesday to discuss the agency’s annual safety assessment for the Prairie Island Nuclear Power Plant.

07/16/2012

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Extra Patrols Set To Make Downtown Minneapolis Safer

You’ll see more police officers and sheriff’s deputies patrolling downtown Minneapolis soon — it’s part of a plan to make it safer for residents and visitors this summer.

06/06/2012

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You Want To Teach Your Kids About Seat Belt Safety? Try This….

This is a horrific crash….not a movie.

06/01/2012

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