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Family, Community Search For Answers In Boy’s Pool Death

A St. Louis Park family is looking for answers after their son died in an accident at school — the place they feel he should have been the safest. Authorities said Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found Thursday morning at the bottom of the pool after gym class at St. Louis Park Middle School. He died over the weekend and was laid to rest on Sunday. The family of the boy tells WCCO-TV they have mixed emotions as they attempt to sort out the tragedy that unfolded last week. From the deepest sadness to anger, the family is hoping to get more answers Monday as they meet with officials investigating what happened.

03/03/2014

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Boy Pulled From St. Louis Park Pool Dies

A 12-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital after being pulled from a swimming pool at a St. Louis Park middle school has died. Jamie Zwilling, spokesman for the city of St. Louis Park, says class had just ended at about 9 a.m.

03/01/2014

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Middle School Student Hospitalized After ‘Pool Incident’

A seventh-grade student was taken to the hospital after what school officials are calling a “serious pool-related incident” on Thursday. The incident happened at St. Louis Park Junior High. Principal Les Bork sent a letter to parents and guardians informing them that the incident happened during a third-hour gym class.

02/27/2014

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Creative KidStuff: Local Business 32 Years And Running

It started as a small neighborhood toy shop in south Minneapolis and over the last 32 years, it’s become one of the top rated specialty toy stores in the country. Creative KidStuff has locations all over the Twin Cities metro and in airports around the country. Now they’ve opened a new location in St. Louis Park.

02/20/2014

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Father Charged With Kidnapping After Child Abduction

A 33-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping and first-degree burglary after police say he forcefully abducted his 2-year-old son and assaulted the boy’s mother in the process.

02/18/2014

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Police: 2-Year-Old Found After Child Abduction

Authorities say the 2-year-old boy abducted from his home Sunday morning has been found and his non-custodial father, and alleged abductor, was arrested in Wisconsin.

02/16/2014

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Narrow Streets In Metro Area Prompting Parking Restrictions

Our ever-growing piles of snow are forcing some communities to ask for help with parking. City streets seem to be getting narrower by the week, with solid mounds of snow pushing parked cars farther into the roadway. That can be a real hazard, especially in cases where emergency vehicles need to get through.

02/05/2014

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St. Louis Park Requests No On-Street Parking ‘Til Spring

The City of St. Louis Park is making a request to residents to limit their on-street parking from now until the end of winter. The city said that the amount of snow currently on the ground makes it difficult for firefighters, police officers, and drivers of buses and plows to navigate through the streets if people are also parked there.

02/05/2014

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St. Louis Park Gymnastics Ctr. Evacuated After CO Leak

A St. Louis Park gymnastics center has been evacuated after a CO2 leak Monday morning, according to a city representative. Now, four children are being monitored on site for possible hospitalization as a precaution.

01/20/2014

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Sid Hartman Holds Unconventional Estate Sale

Jackets, shirts and shoes are a staple of any rummage or garage sale. But when that old clothing belongs to sports reporting legend Sid Hartman, there’s going to be a market for it. Hartman’s estate sale kicked off Saturday in St. Louis Park at the Estate Sales Minnesota building. Unlike most estate sales, which occur after a home sale or death, Hartman isn’t selling his house – and the 93 year old shows no signs of slowing down.

01/11/2014

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Good Question: We’re WCCO, But Should We Really Be KCCO?

The Pavek Museum of Broadcasting in St. Louis Park is a broadcast bridge between past and present. From radio receivers to transmitters and televisions, it has a little bit of everything, including how WCCO became WCCO.

12/13/2013

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Boy Pulled From Frigid Pond Goes Home

One of the children pulled from a frigid pond may now be sleeping in his own bed. A family friend says 5-year-old Amani Coleman-Guerrido went home from the hospital Tuesday.

12/10/2013

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6-Year-Old In St. Louis Pond Accident Making Big Progress

One of the children involved in a deadly pond accident in St. Louis Park, Minn. is taking a big step towards recovery. Six-year-old Zarihana Rennie is expected to have her breathing tube removed on Monday. Her mother, Shaniece Thompson, sees it as a sign that her daughter’s health is improving.

12/09/2013

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5-Year-Old In Pond Accident Improving; Family Hopeful For Other 2

We are hearing some good news today about the three children who survived after the car they were in plunged into a pond in St. Louis Park. In fact, one is making what a family friend is calling “a miraculous recovery.”

12/04/2013

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Driver May Have Overcorrected In St. Louis Park Pond Ax

More details are being released regarding the investigation into a St. Louis Park accident that left five kids stuck in a car underwater for as long as 40 minutes. Two of those kids died and three others remain hospitalized.

12/03/2013

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