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Body Found In Apple River ID’d As Missing St. Paul Man

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner has identified the body of a man found last Sunday in Wisconsin’s Apple River. The Somerset Police Department says 29-year-old Kevin Rhines, of St. Paul, was found in the river near Village Park.

4 hours ago

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Nice Ride Minnesota Rolls Out Bike Tours

We have been having an incredible spring with so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota’s bike share program — Nice Ride — continues to expand, offering up a chance for anyone to hit the many miles of trails our state has.

7 hours ago

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‘Party For The Planet’ At Como Zoo!

The Como Zoo is celebrating Earth Day this weekend with “Party for the Planet!” It’s a day of activities focusing on fun and creative ways to save energy, money and Mother Earth.

7 hours ago

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Keillor To Celebrate 41st ‘Prairie Home’ Anniversary

Once was not enough for Garrison Keillor. He’s going back to Macalester College this summer for another anniversary celebration of “A Prairie Home Companion.” Keillor will bring his radio show to the St. Paul college for a special 41st anniversary live broadcast on the Fourth of July.

10 hours ago

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Ecolab Buys 17-Story Building To Serve As Headquarters

Ecolab Inc. announced Friday it is purchasing a 17-story office building in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, and will consolidate its local staff and operations there by the end of 2018. Ecolab is a cleaning, food safety and pest-control services company that has had operations in St. Paul since its founding in 1923.

04/17/2015

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House GOP Adds Broadband Funding To Budget Proposal

Republicans in the Minnesota House have carved out space in their budget to improve internet service in greater Minnesota.

04/17/2015

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With The Wild Away, Fans Fill Downtown St. Paul For 1st Playoff Game

Five-hundred-sixty-two miles separate the Minnesota Wild from their fans. But in downtown St. Paul Thursday, playoff excitement still had that home-ice feel. “This is where you go,” St. Paul resident Linda Eichinger said. “Hockey fans, we’re together and we’re going to celebrate them no matter if they’re in town or away.”

04/16/2015

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St. Paul Man Sentenced For Drive-By Shooting Of Romantic Rival

A St. Paul man was sentenced Thursday to 19 years in prison for trying to kill a romantic rival in a drive-by-shooting last summer. The Dakota Attorney’s office says 36-year-old Jorge Roman Vasquez was convicted of one count each of first-degree attempted murder, second-degree attempted murder via drive-by-shooting, second-degree assault and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

04/16/2015

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Police: Man Shoots At Ex-Girlfriend’s Car Near Playground, Infant Inside

Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot at his ex-girlfriend’s car in St. Paul Tuesday night, narrowly missing the woman’s infant daughter. St. Paul Police say the incident happened at about 7 p.m. near Wilder Playground in the area of Case Avenue and Jessie Street.

04/15/2015

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Obama Taps Minnesota Justice Wright For Federal Judgeship

Minnesota’s newest nominee for a federal judgeship would be moving over from the state’s Supreme Court. President Barack Obama on Wednesday selected Justice Wilhelmina Wright for a U.S. District Court opening in Minnesota. That appointment is subject to U.S. Senate confirmation.

04/15/2015

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Wild Looking For Koivu To Step Up In Playoffs

The Minnesota Wild know its first-round opponent in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the St. Louis Blues, well. Do they know themselves well enough? That’s the job of leadership and in the case of the Wild, its captain is Mikko Koivu.

04/14/2015

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Gov. Dayton, Republicans At Odds Over Pre-K Programs

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton dropped in on the kids at Expo Elementary School in St. Paul Tuesday, where he said he wants Minnesota to lead the nation in Pre-K for every family.

04/14/2015

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After Midseason Arrival, Dubnyk Still Going Strong With Wild

The Minnesota Wild were flailing three months ago, when a potential remedy for their problems was located in the desert. Devan Dubnyk was so eager to help he took a cross-country red-eye flight to meet them.

04/14/2015

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Injury Has Cooke’s Availability In Question For Wild

Minnesota Wild left wing Matt Cooke has an injury that has clouded his availability for Game 1 of the first-round playoff series against the St. Louis Blues. Cooke did not practice Tuesday, due to what Wild coach Mike Yeo would only describe as “discomfort.”

04/14/2015

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Budget Bill Contains Health Study Of Athletic Turf Rubber

Minnesota lawmakers are on the verge of ordering a study on potential health effects from the rubber pellets found in synthetic athletic fields. A House environment budget bill contains $50,000 for the study on crumb rubber.

04/13/2015

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Looking To Watch Thursday’s Wild Game? Head To Xcel Energy Center

Looking for somewhere to watch the Minnesota Wild to take on the St. Louis Blues Thursday in the first game of the Stanley Cup Playoffs? Look no further than the home of the Wild.

04/13/2015

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Under Bill, 84-Year-Old Could Get Another Shot At A Deer

An 84-year-old hunter who asked Minnesota lawmakers for help bagging another deer may get his wish. A provision tucked in House Republicans’ budget bill for environmental and natural resource agencies would allow hunters 84 and older to kill a doe without a permit.

04/13/2015

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WCCO Tours Cathedral Of St. Paul For Its 100th Anniversary

For the last century, the Cathedral of St. Paul has shone like a jewel atop the skyline. One-hundred-years ago this weekend, the official dedication took place. But the Cathedral has continued to change and grow since then.

04/11/2015

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Parts Of Interstates 94 And 494 Closed This Weekend

Parts of two major freeways are closed this weekend, complicating travel for motorists in the Twin Cities. Interstate 94 in St. Paul is closed in both directions between Highway 280 and Interstate 35E so that Xcel Energy crews can relocate power lines in the area. The posted detour routes motorists onto Highway 36.

04/11/2015

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Will Lawmakers Warm To Soccer Stadium Funding?

There’s a possible climate change at the Minnesota State Capitol. Top lawmakers will meet next week with the owners of Minnesota’s new Major League Soccer franchise to discuss public funding for a stadium in Minneapolis.

04/10/2015

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Minnesota Pushes Bid To Land 2023 World’s Fair

After landing an upcoming Super Bowl and a Final Four, Minnesota is ready to push for its next big event: the 2023 World’s Fair. Organizers are preparing their bid for an event they hope will lure millions of tourists to see the latest in global technology and culture in the Twin Cities area.

04/10/2015

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St. Paul Superintendent Withdraws From Florida Job Consideration

Though she made it to the final four candidates, the superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools says she is withdrawing from consideration for a job in Florida. Valeria Silva was one of 72 to apply for a superintendent job in Palm Beach County, Florida.

04/09/2015

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Bid To Cut Local Government Aid Would Spare Rochester

Rochester would get a reprieve under a House Republican’s bill to cut state payments to Minnesota’s largest cities. GOP lawmakers have long taken issue with big local government aid to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Rochester.

04/09/2015

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Best Bars To Spend Your Tax Return/Celebrate End of Tax Day In Minnesota

You’ve worked hard all year, now is the time to splurge.

04/09/2015

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Twin Cities Student Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

A Twin Cities high school student has a big — and remarkable — decision to make. Munira Khalif, a senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. She’s one of only two students in the nation to accomplish that this year.

04/08/2015

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