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Is Cain’s Suspended Campaign Good For Bachmann?

The announcement that Herman Cain is suspending his 2012 presidential campaign may be good news for Michele Bachmann.

12/03/2011

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Support Independent Stores With Small Business Saturday

First, it started with Black Friday. Then, there was Cyber Monday. Now, there’s also Small Business Saturday.

11/25/2011

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Woman To Serve Turkey To OccupyMN Protesters

A retired Plymouth woman says she’s planning to surprise anti-Wall Street protesters with a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.

11/24/2011

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Vikings Stadium Public Hearings Begin Next Week

Members of the public looking to voice their opinion on a potential Vikings stadium will have the chance to do so next week but they’re asked to sign up in advance and keep it short.

11/22/2011

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Military Brides Receive Free Wedding Gowns

Thanks to a Minnesota bridal salon, some Twin Cities military brides were able to say “yes” to the dress without having to commit to the price tag this week.

11/11/2011

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Locals Grow Out Their Facial Hair For Cancer Awareness

You may have noticed an increasing number of men growing mustaches lately, but what you might not know is that it’s for a good cause.

11/10/2011

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Why We Enjoy Being Scared

They pop up every fall: dozens of haunted houses, horror movies and Halloween traditions. Some are cute, others terrifying, but why do we seem to enjoy being scared?

10/30/2011

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The ‘Real’ History Behind ‘Floyd Of Rosedale’

The annual battle for the pig takes place at TCF Bank Stadium this weekend as the Minnesota Gophers battle the Iowa Hawkeyes for the “Floyd of Rosedale” trophy. But the history behind the border battle is about more than just a bronze statue.

10/28/2011

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The Perks Of Buying In Bulk

There’s a day, week or month for just about everything these days. National Bulk Food Week is Oct. 16 through Oct. 22 and aims to help inform people how they can save money on groceries — while helping the environment.

10/20/2011

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Pro Players Promote 10 And Under Tennis

Some of the biggest names in men’s tennis made their way to the Twin Cities Friday, but before the Champions Series began, the pros took on some younger opponents.

09/30/2011

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6 Service Dogs Graduate ‘Helping Paws’ Program

For people with disabilities, being independent is one of the biggest things they strive for, and sometimes independence takes the help of a four-legged friend.

09/30/2011

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Claiming Prize More Difficult Than Sinking Hole-In-One

It was the first hole-in-one of his life, and was supposed to help him pay for college. But the former Coon Rapids High School golfer is still struggling to claim his prize.

08/31/2011

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Social Networking Linked To Teen Drug, Alcohol Use?

Are teenagers who spend time on social networking web sites more likely to smoke, drink alcohol and use drugs? A recent Columbia University survey suggests it’s true.

08/25/2011

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New Airport Software Means Shorter Lines, Less Intrusive

A recent upgrade at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport allows passengers to make their way through security in a quicker and less intrusive manner.

08/25/2011

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‘High, High Interest’ In State Fair Jobs

We’re just a few days away from the great Minnesota get together and there are still thousands of people crossing their fingers for a job opportunity at the fair.

08/19/2011

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Man Faces 6 Felony Charges In St. Paul Park Standoff

Nicholas Adam Kluessendorf, 22, faces three counts of attempted first-degree murder and three counts of assault in the first degree.

08/05/2011

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Mankato Businesses Look Forward to Training Camp

It has been a big week of football news in Minnesota and, as a result, there’s a lot of hype in Mankato this week as the community prepares for the 46th annual Vikings Training Camp.

07/28/2011

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State Park Reservation Record Broken

The end of the state government shutdown may have led to the shattering of an old record, as Minnesotans flocked to make state park reservations.

07/27/2011

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St. Paul Teen Gives Horrifying Account Of Being Set On Fire

A 19-year-old St. Paul man said that he thought his mother’s boyfriend was trying to burn him alive.

07/22/2011

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Eagan: Keep Pets Indoors, Coyotes Are About

We’re often reminded to keep an eye on our pets, but after two cats were recently killed by coyotes, Eagan residents are being told to just keep their pets inside.

07/22/2011

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Lottery Sales Resume Without A Drastic Increase

Lottery ticket sales are now back to normal after the government shutdown, but so far sales haven’t picked up dramatically.

07/21/2011

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Study: Tan People Appear More Attractive

For years people have been warned about the risks associated with excessive sun exposure but new research shows those who appear tanner may have an advantage after all.

07/05/2011

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Just 2 Minutes of Activity Can Help Ease Office Pains

Office jobs do have perks, such as climate control on those hot and cold Minnesota days. But sitting at a desk in front of a computer isn’t always healthy. However, a recent study shows just two minutes of daily exercise can provide “office pain” relief.

07/05/2011

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I-35W Bridge To Glow In Rainbow Colors For Pride Festival

The Interstate 35W bridge over the Mississippi River will be getting a festive makeover for Twin Cities Pride this weekend.

06/24/2011

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Good Jobs Tour Kicks Off In Minneapolis

Congressman Keith Ellison and the rest of the Progressive Caucus launched their “Speak Out for Good Jobs Now Tour” in Minneapolis Saturday.

06/19/2011

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