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Right To Die Bill Discussion Heats Up At State Capitol

One of many hot topics at the State Capitol Monday: Should terminally ill patients have the right to end their lives? A bill allowing physician-assisted death is getting a hearing in a Minnesota Senate committee.

03/23/2015

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Local Firefighter Invents Safer Way To Back Big Rigs

A St. Paul firefighter’s invention is designed to save lives and limit damage from accidents while backing up. It was 6 years ago when a St. Paul ambulance accidently backed over and killed an elderly woman who didn’t hear a back-up alarm. Now, an invention by firefighter Jovan Palmieri is about to keep that from happening again.

03/23/2015

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Minnesota Republicans Stake Out $7B Plan For Roads, Bridges

Gov. Mark Dayton says he considers a $7 billion Republican plan for road construction a step forward in terms of scope, but he’s less enthusiastic about how it would be paid for. Dayton reacted Monday to the GOP’s legislative alternative to his multi-billion dollar transportation proposal.

03/23/2015

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Senator: Union’s Reversal Makes Sunday Growler Sales Likely

Minnesota residents may soon be able to take home their favorite craft brews in 64-ounce growlers on Sundays due to a labor union’s reversal on the issue, a top legislative backer of repealing the state’s Sunday liquor sales bans said Monday.

03/23/2015

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Woman Dies Following House Fire In St. Paul

A woman died Sunday morning after St. Paul firefighters struggled to battle the fire that engulfed her home.

03/22/2015

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Saints’ New Ballpark Embraces Old Tradition With Much-Needed Upgrades

This year marks a new era for the St. Paul Saints baseball team — in two months, they’ll play their first home game in Lowertown. CHS Field was built on the site of the old Gillette factory. The brand new building cost 62 million dollars, but it still honors some old Saints traditions.

03/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Pieology Pizzeria

It’s been around for thousands of years, but right now it doesn’t get hotter than pizza. Matt Kalil is a 25-year-old offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, and the big name behind Pieology Pizza in Maple Grove, St. Paul and Mankato.

03/21/2015

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Meet A Modern-Day Houdini

Andrew Basso, considered one of the world’s greatest escape artist, and is in the Twin Cities. Basso will be on tour with The Illusionists, the best-selling show on Broadway. It’s seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth on one stage at St. Paul’s Ordway Center.

03/21/2015

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Gallup: Twin Cities’ LGBT Population Lags Behind Most Other Metro Areas

A new survey released by Gallup shows that Minneapolis-St. Paul, which is frequently ranked among the best places in the country for the LGBT community, doesn’t exactly have the most robust gay and lesbian population.

03/20/2015

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Fmr. School Worker Pleads Guilty To Child Sex Abuse

A former St. Paul elementary school custodian pleaded guilty Thursday to charges connected to the sexual abuse of several children – including family members – and the invasion of student privacy. Walter Johann Happel, 63, appeared tired in court Thursday, where he pleading guilty to five charges.

03/19/2015

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4 St. Paul Schools Go Into Lockdown After Report Of Shots Fired

Four schools in St. Paul’s Summit-University neighborhood, including Central High School, went into lockdown mode earlier Thursday following a report of shots fired in the area.

03/19/2015

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Audit: ‘Serious Ethical Issues’ Surround Drug Trial Suicide

The suicide of a man enrolled in a drug trial at the University of Minnesota is getting a fresh look from the state’s legislative auditor.

03/19/2015

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Bill To Force More Disclosure Of Campaign Spending Defeated

A bill that would have forced some groups active in Minnesota campaigns to disclose more details about their spending late in races has been defeated. The House Government Operations and Elections Policy Committee turned the bill back Thursday, with opponents arguing it will discourage political participation.

03/19/2015

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St. Paul Hit-&-Run Suspect Released From Jail Without Charges

The suspect jailed in connection to a St. Paul hit-and-run that critically injured a young mother has been released without charges, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

03/19/2015

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Home Surveillance Cams Capture St. Paul Hit-And-Run Crash

Friends are asking for prayers and donations for a young mother of two who was critically wounded by a hit-and-run driver. The crash happened Monday evening at the intersection of 6th Street and Cypress Street on the east side of St. Paul.

03/18/2015

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Bills Honoring Slain Police Officers Move Ahead

Minnesota is closer to memorializing two police officers killed on the job. Lawmakers want to name the road Mendota Heights Officer Scott Patrick lived on after him.

03/18/2015

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Minn. DPS: DWI Arrests On St. Patrick’s Day Lowest In 6 Years

More people chose to grab a sober ride this St. Patrick’s Day. Tuesday marked the lowest DWI arrests on the holiday in six years, according to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety.

03/18/2015

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Hamline Hockey Team 1 Win Away From Division III Frozen Four

It is a staggering story based on numbers. Hamline University’s hockey team won two games last season. If they win Saturday against Wisconsin-Stevens Point, they will advance to the NCAA Division III Frozen Four with a new coach and a new culture.

03/17/2015

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Suspect, Officers Involved In St. Paul Shooting Identified

St. Paul Police are continuing to investigate an officer-involved shooting that left one dead Monday afternoon. According to police, authorities received a call around 3:20 p.m. Monday about a man who was outside a home at 411 White Bear Avenue with a rifle and wearing a bullet proof vest.

03/17/2015

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In The Twin Cities

It’s St. Patrick’s Day and if you’re looking for a place to go, we have a few ideas. There will be two big St. Patrick’s Day parades.

03/17/2015

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1 Injured In St. Paul Shooting

One person was injured in a shooting in St. Paul early Tuesday morning. According to the St. Paul Watch Commander, officers responded to a call around 1:25 a.m. of a shooting in an alley in the 1100 block of Lane Place.

03/17/2015

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1 Injured After Car Crashes Into St. Paul Home

A woman is in critical condition after a two-car collision in St. Paul Monday night. According to St. Paul Watch Commander Steve Frazer, around 7:30 p.m. two cars collided at the intersection of North Cypress Street and 6th Street East in St. Paul.

03/17/2015

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Neighborhood Rattled After Man Killed In St. Paul Officer-Involved Shooting

A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul Monday afternoon, according to police. The incident happened at 411 White Bear Avenue, which is just north of Interstate 94 in St. Paul.

03/16/2015

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Police: Suspect Killed In St. Paul Officer-Involved Shooting

Police say a suspect is dead after an officer-involved shooting in St. Paul Monday afternoon. Authorities received a 911 call at about 3:20 p.m. about a man with a rifle who was also wearing a bullet-proof vest at 411 White Bear Avenue, which is just north of Interstate 94.

03/16/2015

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Minneapolis Institute Of Arts Receives Rare East Asian Art

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has received nearly 700 pieces of rare East Asian artwork and a $12.5 million endowment from a former St. Paul resident.

03/16/2015

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