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St. Paul Files Injunction To Restrict Gang Activity During Cinco De Mayo

The City of St. Paul has filed an injunction to restrict the activities of the “Hit Squad” gang during Cinco de Mayo festivities. According to court documents filed Tuesday, the city wants a temporary injunction within the city’s District del Sol during the May 2 events.

04/29/2015

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State Patrol: 8-Year-Old Drives Car With 2 Kids Inside

Authorities say an 8-year-old boy drove his foster family’s car with two younger children inside from St. Paul to Mounds View before pulling safely into a random driveway. Minnesota State Patrol spokeswoman Lt. Tiffani Nielson says none of the children or anyone else on the roads were injured.

04/29/2015

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Fontaine Gives Wild Quiet Spark In Playoffs

One of the fun things about the Stanley Cup Playoffs is watching to see who on the third and fourth lines, steps up and makes a name. The Minnesota Wild is deep, and one of the people who has made his presence known is Justin Fontaine.

04/28/2015

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St. Paul Puts Youth On ‘Right Track’ With Summer Jobs

It’s early spring, but there’s already a push to line up summer jobs for teenagers. The city of St. Paul is actively recruiting businesses willing to hire high school students from low-income families who want to gain some work experience.

04/28/2015

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Senate Democrats Sign Lease For Downtown St. Paul Office

Minnesota state senators have found some new digs in downtown St. Paul. Senate Democrats and staffers will move into a temporary office space in the UBS Tower in late May as construction consumes the Capitol. They’ll stay there until a new senate office building opens early next year.

04/28/2015

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Parise Has Been In Right Place, With (And For) The Wild

Zach Parise and the Minnesota Wild have all week to prepare for the Western Conference semifinals and their rematch with the Chicago Blackhawks. Last year, after beating the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 of that first-round series, the Wild had to hustle off to Chicago to play two days later.

04/28/2015

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Wild Start Western Conference Semifinals At Chicago Friday

The Minnesota Wild announced Tuesday the schedule for its Western Conference Semifinal series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs with the Chicago Blackhawks. Game 1 will be at 8:30 p.m. Friday in Chicago. Game 2 will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, also in Chicago.

04/28/2015

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Best Gift Shops For Mother’s Day In Minnesota

Five Minnesota gift stores that can make finding a gift for Mom a delightful and energizing experience.

04/28/2015

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St. Paul Gears Up For Cinco De Mayo Festivities

It’s not the Minnesota Wild that people will just be celebrating this upcoming first weekend of May in St. Paul. Cinco De Mayo Celebrations will fill the streets of St. Paul’s west side.

04/28/2015

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Wild Playoff Success Means Big Business For St. Paul

Minnesota Wild fans are waiting to hear when the playoff push will continue. The announcement could come Monday night. For area businesses, home games mean large crowds and even larger profits. Reg Chapman explored more on how a packed Xcel Center means big dollars for businesses.

04/27/2015

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Southwest LRT Project Under Scrutiny Following $341M Price Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he’s “shocked and appalled” to learn that the Metropolitan Council raised its estimate for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project by $341 million for a total budget of nearly $2 billion.

04/27/2015

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Eastbound Highway 5 To Close For Overnight Construction

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that eastbound Highway 5 between Fort Snelling and St. Paul will close overnight Thursday and Friday while crews remove an abandoned water main from the bridge.

04/27/2015

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Best Spring Festivals In Minnesota

Spring in Minnesota brings out the festivals. Take a look at these five best fairs going on later this spring.

04/27/2015

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No Injuries In St. Paul Duplex Fire That Displaced 15

Eastern Minnesota authorities say no one was injured in a duplex fire that displaced 15 people over the weekend. The St. Paul Fire Department says the Sunday blaze started after oil was left cooking on a hot stove.

04/27/2015

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Wild Fans Excited After Series Win Over Blues

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo encouraged fans to have a few Bloody Mary’s and get excited about Game 6 Sunday, knowing a win would send them to the Western Conference Semifinals against Chicago.

04/26/2015

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Parise, Wild Advance With 4-1 Win Over Blues

Minnesota was killing an early penalty when Zach Parise snagged a loose puck in the neutral zone, raced away from St. Louis and triggered a huge roar from the home crowd with his highlight-reel goal off a bad-angle shot. That was a bad sign for the Blues. Game 6 belonged to Parise and the Wild.

04/26/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (April 25)

This week on WCCO Saturday Morning, it’s all about sports, burgers and robots. There are all sorts of things going on around the Twin Cities this weekend, and we’ve got everything you need to know in one place.

04/25/2015

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Mayor Chris Coleman Unapologetic For His Negative Wild Tweet

The Minnesota Wild will try to put Wednesday night behind them, as they face the Blues in St. Louis Friday night in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. Wild fans, St. Paul’s mayor included, are also trying to move on.

04/24/2015

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Gun-Weary Senate Makes Surprise Turn To Legalize Silencers

The Senate is moving to lift a ban on gun silencers even as Gov. Mark Dayton has promised a veto. Minnesota’s Senate and its Democratic leader had shown little interest in expanding the state’s gun laws this year.

04/23/2015

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Wild Looks To Bounce Back From Game 4 Debacle Friday

You never want to overreact to a win or a loss in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but what happened Wednesday night at Xcel Energy Center will certainly test the mental makeup of this Wild team.

04/23/2015

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Charges: Man With Long Criminal History Burglarized St. Paul Home

A man with nine prior felony convictions is accused of burglarizing a St. Paul home last month, striking the two people inside and making off with a credit card.

04/23/2015

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Meet The Man Behind Hockey History At Xcel Energy Center

Minnesota has a rich hockey history as the first recorded game was played way back in 1895. WCCO’s Bill Hudson spent the day with a man whose job at Xcel Energy Center is to keep track of all the lore.

04/22/2015

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Mom Of Blues David Backes Reflects On Son’s Hockey Career

There are two hometown hockey players skating for the St. Louis Blues. T.J. Oshie of Warroad and David Backes of Spring Lake Park started in the State of Hockey, but now play for St. Louis.

04/22/2015

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Minn. Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Sex Offender

The Minnesota Supreme Court has ruled in favor of a convicted St. Paul sex offender who argued that a jury, and not a judge, must decide his risk-level status. The decision could affect the statuses of several Level-III sex offenders in the state.

04/22/2015

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Yeo, Hitchcock Bring Differing Coaching Styles To Playoffs

In the middle of this series between the Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues are two different coaches. Both understand their teams, but as Mike Max reports, Ken Hitchcock appears unfazed by a 2-1 deficit. Mike Yeo has grown up as an NHL coach in front of the Wild fans’ eyes.

04/21/2015

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