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Lawmakers Want Crowdfunding Service For Entrepreneurs

Minnesota legislators want to set up an online service to link young businesses with capital. MNvest would work like the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. But instead of getting a CD or T-shirt for donating to a project, investors would own a piece of the company they support.

03/03/2015

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Minnesota Governor Headed To Mexico In August On Trade Trip

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has Mexico in his sights. The Democratic governor’s office said Tuesday that he will lead an August trade mission south of the U.S. border.

03/03/2015

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Leopold Joins Wild, Back In Minnesota With Happy Family

Jordan Leopold had thought about returning home, if the opportunity arose to play for the Minnesota Wild. He never could have imagined his daughter becoming famous for her desire to have him back.

03/03/2015

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Five Charged In Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring

Five Twin Cities residents were charged Tuesday in connection to a multi-state sex trafficking ring, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. Four of the five defendants are from St. Paul: 21-year-old Ishmael Jamaine Williams, 25-year-old Thomas William Evans, 28-year-old Yolanda Katrice Foster and 38-year-old Doris Marie Keller.

03/03/2015

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Kelly Clarkson Coming To Xcel Energy Center Aug. 4

Kelly Clarkson won American Idol with “A Moment Like This,” and now she’s hoping to win over fans with an August concert at Xcel Energy Center. She announced Tuesday morning she’ll be “Already Gone” in July on the Piece By Piece Tour, which includes a stop on St. Paul for a show in St. Paul on Aug.

03/03/2015

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Wild Acquire Former Gopher Jordan Leopold In Trade

Former University of Minnesota star and Twin Cities native Jordan Leopold is coming home to the Minnesota Wild. Just hours before the end of the NHL’s trade deadline, the Wild made a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets to acquire Leopold.

03/02/2015

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Bakk: Hold Back Some Of Surplus In Case Of Tax-Lawsuit Loss

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says he’s reluctant to use Minnesota’s projected $1.87 billion surplus entirely because of a tax lawsuit that would be costly if the state loses.

03/02/2015

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Como Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla, Arlene

Como Zoo in St. Paul announced Monday it is welcoming the addition of a baby gorilla. The gorilla was born during the evening hours on Sunday, Feb. 22, inside the day room at the Gorilla Forest exhibit.

03/02/2015

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Madonna Returns To St. Paul In October

The last time Madonna came back to the Twin Cities, it was after a quarter-century absence. This time, the wait won’t be nearly as long. The Material Girl will be coming back to perform at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Thursday, Oct. 8 as part of her Rebel Heart Tour.

03/02/2015

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Dubnyk Named NHL’s First Star Of The Month

It’s no secret that the turnaround to the Minnesota Wild’s season started with the acquisition of goaltender Devan Dubnyk. Sunday, he was named the NHL’s First Star of the Month for February and became the first player in team history to earn leagues Player of the Month award.

03/01/2015

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Newly-Renovated Ordway Center In St. Paul Opens

Visitors are getting their first look at the newly renovated concert hall at the Ordway Center in St. Paul. A ribbon cutting on Sunday kicked off the debut of the concert hall after a $42 million renovation.

03/01/2015

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Fire Dept. Payroll Glitch Causes Headaches In St. Paul

A new payroll system in the city of St. Paul is causing major problems for some firefighters. The Local 21 Firefighters Union says the city overpaid more than $170,000 to some firefighters in the past month, and didn’t do a thorough job communicating with the affected employees.

03/01/2015

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Man Hit By State Patrol Squad Car In St. Paul

A 22-year-old Minneapolis man was injured after he was hit by a Minnesota State Patrol squad car early Saturday morning. The state patrol says the accident happened at about 2:42 a.m. at the intersection of Dale Street and St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul.

02/28/2015

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New Concert Hall Set To Open At St. Paul’s Ordway Center

Downtown St. Paul’s new concert hall opens Sunday at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A free community open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to launch “Rock the Ordway,” a three-week music celebration. Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are scheduled to attend the ribbon cutting.

02/28/2015

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2 In Custody After Police Chase Ends At St. Paul High School

Police have two people in custody Friday after a late-night chase that went from Minneapolis into St. Paul. According to police, around 10 p.m. Thursday officers received information that a wanted felon, who was possibly armed, was driving near 25th Avenue North and Newton Avenue.

02/27/2015

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A Look At The Ordway’s New, State-Of-The-Art Concert Hall

This weekend the Ordway Center in St. Paul will debut its newly-expanded and renovated concert hall. Not only is it bigger, the quality of the sound is better.

02/26/2015

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Senate Approves Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises For Now

A bill temporarily slicing the paychecks of more than two dozen top state administrators is on the cusp of reaching their boss, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who made clear Thursday that he’ll sign it.

02/26/2015

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Portions Of Lilydale Park To Reopen After 2013 Tragedy

“High Risk” are the words used to describe an area of a St. Paul park where two kids died in a landslide. Ten-year-old Mohamed Fofana and 9-year-old Haysem Sani were on a field trip at Lilydale Park in May of 2013 when the ground under them gave way.

02/25/2015

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Wild Swap Minority Owners

The Minnesota Wild have swapped minority owners, with Chicago financier Matthew Hulsizer replacing New York hedge fund manager Philip Falcone on majority owner Craig Leopold’s board of directors.

02/25/2015

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European Cruise Giant Viking Plans Mississippi River Tours

European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.

02/25/2015

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Twin Cities Archdiocese May Sell Off Some Properties To Pay Creditors

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it may sell off a portion of its property in order to pay creditors after filing for bankruptcy. The archdiocese may pursue the option to sell three of its buildings in St. Paul, including the Chancery Office on Summit Avenue.

02/25/2015

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St. Paul Officials To Discuss Reopening Lilydale Park

St. Paul city officials will meet Wednesday to discuss whether to re-open a park, where a landslide killed two children in 2013.

02/25/2015

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Charges: Man Broke Leg During Pot Burglary

A 44-year-old St. Paul man has been summoned to appear in court after allegedly telling police that he sneaked into an apartment last year, stole bags of marijuana and broke his leg while trying to make his escape.

02/24/2015

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Women’s Rights Advocates Revive Contraceptive Access Bill

Women’s rights advocates say a 2014 Supreme Court decision could jeopardize access to birth control in Minnesota. They’ve revived a bill at the state Capitol to require most companies to include contraception in their health insurance plans’ prescription drug coverage.

02/24/2015

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Klobuchar: Cuba Holds Economic Opportunity For Minn.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to lift the Cuba trade embargo. She just got back from a visit to the island country, and at a summit Monday morning in St. Paul, the Democrat talked about how ending the embargo could help farmers and businesses here.

02/23/2015

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