St. Louis Park

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St. Paul To Vote On Streetcar Study

There’s a big transit vote Wednesday for the St. Paul City Council. They must decide whether to move ahead with a study that would make way for streetcars to return to downtown St. Paul. The project would cost $250 million.

07/09/2014

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Mpls., Met Council Reach Tentative SWLRT Agreement

The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council reached a tentative agreement on plans for the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail project that should reduce the budget by $30 million. The proposed light rail line would run from downtown Minneapolis through to Eden Prairie.

07/08/2014

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Twin Cities Assessing Flood Damage, Bracing For More

From St. Louis Park to St. Paul — sandbags to mudslides– evidence of flooding is all over the metro. “The people who’ve been here years and years never seen it this bad,” said Tharcisse Mulfinger, of St. Louis Park.

06/20/2014

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Minnehaha Creek At Highest-Recorded Level

Communities along the Minnehaha Creek faced flooded yards and streets Thursday. The 22 mile-long creek, which connects Lake Minnetonka and Minnehaha Falls, reached the highest water levels ever recorded Thursday morning. People in the St. Louis Park Creekside neighborhood are helping each other stack sandbags.

06/19/2014

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University Of Minnesota Food Scientist Dies

A University of Minnesota food scientist has died, nine days after he was pulled from a private pool during a Memorial Day gathering in St. Louis Park. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Friday that 48-year-old Koushik Seetharaman died Tuesday at Hennepin County Medical Center. The cause of death was a lack of oxygen to the brain. Doctors believe he suffered a cardiac arrest in the pool.

06/07/2014

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Minnehaha Creek Reaching Major Flood Stage

One of the most popular creeks in the Twin Cities is at a major risk for flooding after heavy rain Saturday with more expected Sunday. The National Weather Service in the Twin Cities said Minnehaha Creek is at 16.88 feet, which is the highest it’s been since 2011, when it was at 16.74 feet in the middle of July.

06/01/2014

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St. Louis Park, Edina Warn Of Minnehaha Creek Dangers

More rain on the way could create more problems for folks who live along Minnehaha Creek. One of the wettest springs on record in the Twin Cities has created dangerous conditions in the creek and an ongoing stressor for some homeowners like Chris Kellick.

05/31/2014

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Driver Facing Charges In Fatal St. Louis Park Pond Crash

A woman driving a car with five children inside when it plunged into a St. Louis park holding pond last November spent Wednesday morning in Hennepin County Court. According to court documents, 23-year-old Marian Guerrido of Brooklyn Center was driving without a valid license at Highways 100 and 7 when she veered and crashed into a pond.

05/28/2014

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Are Flame Retardants Causing Cancer In Firefighters?

They’re trained to run into burning buildings and save lives, but Minnesota firefighters are facing a silent danger long after the flames are out. Studies show more than half of all line-of-duty deaths in firefighting are now caused by cancer. It’s a diagnosis Minnesota firefighters know all too well.

05/26/2014

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Man Pulled Unconscious From Pool In St. Louis Park

A man is in the hospital Monday night after he was pulled from a swimming pool unconscious. According to authorities, a male in his 40s was swimming in a pool at a private residence in the 2700 block of Ottawa Avenue when someone noticed he was not breathing.

05/26/2014

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Minnesota Celebrates Arbor Month

The Minnesota Arbor Month celebration took place at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park, Minn. Saturday afternoon. In an effort to get kids outdoors and interacting with nature, the Minnesota DNR encouraged kids to climb trees with a tree climbing championship.

05/17/2014

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‘Bubbly Paws’ Offers A Different Approach To Dog Grooming

A Twin Cities company is offering a different take on dog grooming, and it’s seeing great success. Think of it as a car wash for your dog.

05/12/2014

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Search To Resume For Missing Minnesota Hikers

The search is resuming for a Minnesota father and son who disappeared in Colorado’s mountains last month. Over 100 mountain rescuers from 13 teams are scheduled to search the Mount Evans area Saturday for Damian and Evan McManus.

05/10/2014

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Woman, 23, Charged In Pond Crash That Killed 2 Children

A mother who crashed into a St. Louis Park retention pond with a car full of children is now facing jail time. Marian Guerrido was driving with her three kids and two of her boyfriend’s children last November when she lost control, submerging the car.

05/06/2014

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Minn. Woman Finishes Boston Marathon Against The Odds

Thousands of runners finished the Boston Marathon on Monday, something that was taken away from many of them last year. Fifty-one-year-old Elinor Scott of St. Louis Park was just three-quarters of a mile from finishing her dream, when two explosions forced her off the course.

04/24/2014

Fans arrive at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas for Super Bowl XLV on February 6, 2011 where the the Pittsburgh Steelers will meet the Green Bay Packers. (credit: Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images)

Trending Now: Packers Lovers & Happy Hours

It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson. LOCALLY Trending Now: The Green Bay Packers are […]

04/18/2014

Abdullahi Charif St. Louis Park Pool Drowning

Report Details Moments Surrounding St. Louis Park Student’s Drowning

A new report is giving insight into the moments before a student drowned during gym class in St. Louis Park. In February, Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found in 9 feet of water in the school swimming pool. He later died at the hospital.

04/18/2014

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Search Narrowed For Missing Minnesota Hikers

Rescue teams looking for a father and son from Minnesota who went missing last week near a Colorado mountain have received help from a military electronics investigation team who tracked cellphone signals that came from a campground.

04/09/2014

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Search For MN Hikers Missing In CO Continues

The search for a missing Minnesota father and son continues in the mountains west of Denver, Colo. Tuesday. Damien McManus and his 18-year-old son Evan — a St. Louis Park High School Senior — were last seen six days ago.

04/08/2014

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Minnesota Father And Son Still Missing In Colorado

More search and rescue teams will be looking for a father and son from Minnesota missing near Mount Evans west of Denver. The search Tuesday will include about 50 people.

04/08/2014

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St. Louis Park Father, Son Missing In Colorado

A father and son from St. Louis Park have been reported missing after they left last week to go hiking in Colorado, according to a family spokesperson. Damian McManus, 51, and his son Evan, 18, took an impromptu trip to the Mount Evans, Colorado for Evan’s spring break. While they were camping, Evan’s mother Katherine, twin sister Lauren, and family friend Andrea Bouzara went on a trip to Mexico.

04/07/2014

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Iconic Metro Treehouse May Be Toppled By April Snowstorm

When driving through St. Louis Park, it’s hard to miss the big treehouse off of Minnetonka Boulevard. But the local landmark may soon only exist in memories.

04/02/2014

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04/02/2014

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Officials: 1 Hospitalized After St. Louis Park House Fire

A woman was brought to a hospital Monday night after escaping a house fire in the west metro.

03/31/2014

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No Felony Charges In Pond Crash That Killed 2 Children

There will be no felony charges filed against the driver of the car that plunged into a retention pond in St. Louis Park last fall, killing two young children, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

03/26/2014

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