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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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About 1,000 Express Interest In Medical Marijuana Program

Nearly 1,000 Minnesota residents told the state they’ll likely register for the state’s new medical marijuana program, according to survey results released Monday.

02/23/2015

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Wild Score Record 6 Times In 3rd Period To Beat Stars 6-2

Zach Parise scored twice and the Minnesota Wild set a team record with six goals in the third period of a 6-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Sunday night.

02/22/2015

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A New Game In Town: Hockey Schools Or Hockey Factories?

Just since last year, two new hockey-intensive private schools opened in the Twin Cities, geared toward producing top talent by offering ice time and elite coaching as part of every school day.

02/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Red Cow

In a town where there’s a Juicy Lucy on almost every menu, Red Cow is going all-in on one 7-ounce hand-pattied burger. Luke Shimp created Red Cow in 2013. “When you do ‘em right, people just love it,” Shimp said.

02/21/2015

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Natalie & Mike Blast Off At Science Museum

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Now open at the Science Museum is “Space: An Out of Gravity Experience.” And like so many of the museum’s exhibits, this one is totally interactive.

02/21/2015

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‘Shining,’ ‘Tosca, ‘Flute’ Among Minnesota Opera Offerings

The Minnesota Opera has announced it will present five operas in its next season including the world premiere of “The Shining.” Based on the Stephen King novel, “The Shining” features music by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Paul Moravec making his Minnesota Opera debut.

02/21/2015

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Charges: Man, 30, Raped Ex-Girlfriend At Knifepoint & Led Police On Chase

A 30-year-old man faces charges in connection to the sexual assault of his ex-girlfriend in St. Paul and a police chase that ended with him crashing his car in Eagan early Thursday morning, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

02/20/2015

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On Body Cameras, Lawmakers Weigh Privacy Versus Transparency

A debate over police body cameras is stirring a call to action by a group that previously shut down Minnesota freeways while protesting law enforcement tactics. The Senate Judiciary Committee was considering the body camera legislation Thursday.

02/19/2015

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Cause Undetermined In St. Paul Fire That Killed 4-Year-Old Girl

Fire officials say the cause of a blaze that killed a 4-year-old girl earlier this month is undetermined, though it’s likely accidental.

02/18/2015

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St. Paul Seeks To Clear Up Como Confusion

The St. Paul City Council wants to clear up confusion for drivers around the Como Park area. Council member Amy Brendmoen wants to change Horton Avenue to Como Avenue. She says it’s an overdue renaming of the city’s street grid.

02/18/2015

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St. Paul Offering Prizes For Visitors Who Take To Twitter

The city of St. Paul is buzzing as it prepares to host the state’s top athletes and their parents for the annual Minnesota State High School League tournaments. But that’s not the only big event coming up on the east side of the river.

02/18/2015

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MNsure Misses Mark For Health Insurance Signups

MNsure has fallen short of its enrollment target for private plans. The exchange announced Wednesday it signed up about 60,000 Minnesotans for commercial coverage in its second round of open enrollment. MNsure’s budget is based on netting 67,000 such enrollments.

02/18/2015

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Rural Senate DFLers: Greater MN Workforce Needs Cash Boost

Rural Democrats in the Minnesota Senate want a big piece of the state’s projected $1 billion budget surplus to solve workforce issues in their communities.

02/18/2015

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Auditor: MNsure’s ‘Failures Outweighed Its Achievements’

A lack of adequate testing before the state’s health insurance exchange launched in 2013 and other issues meant the exchange’s “failures outweighed its achievements” in its first year, the legislative auditor concluded in a report released Tuesday.

02/17/2015

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Patients Testify In Lawsuit Over Sex Offender Program

For the first time, we’re hearing from patients in Minnesota’s sex offender program. They say the state’s system of treatment is broken. It’s the second week of testimony in the class action lawsuit, which seeks to have the program ruled unconstitutional.

02/17/2015

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Como Zoo Announces Baby Orangutan’s New Name

St. Paul’s Como Zoo just announced that the new baby orangutan will be given the name Kemala. The public was asked to help pick a name for the newborn primate, which was born at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center on Jan. 7.

02/16/2015

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St. Paul’s Tourism Agency Hopes New Video Will Attract More Visitors

Visit St. Paul, the city’s tourism agency, has launched a new visitor’s guide and video showcasing what the city has to offer.

02/16/2015

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Fundraiser Held For 4-Year-Old Girl Killed In Fire

The death of a 4-year-old girl in a St. Paul house fire last weekend brought neighbors and friends of the family out Sunday night for a fundraiser.

02/15/2015

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Vigil To Be Held For Girl, 4, Who Died In Fire

On Sunday afternoon, there is going to be a candlelight vigil and benefit for a St. Paul family who lost everything after a house fire, including their 4-year-old daughter.

02/15/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Home-Crafted Valentine’s Day Cocktails

If your Valentine’s Day plans include staying in, I have an idea. What about impressing your sweetie with an easy, homemade craft cocktail? Here are three recipes from a bartender whose own love life heated up in a kitchen — Laurel Elm from Saint Dinette.

02/14/2015

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William Mitchell, Hamline Law School To Merge

Two nationally-renowned St. Paul law schools — located just three mile apart — will soon become one. William Mitchell College of Law and Hamline University School of Law are planning to transform into Mitchell|Hamline School of Law. The school will be located largely on William Mitchell’s campus on Summit Avenue.

02/13/2015

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Official: Funding Limits Big Changes In Sex Offender Program

Limited funding has kept state officials from making broad changes to Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program, the state’s human services commissioner testified Friday in a federal lawsuit over the program’s constitutionality.

02/13/2015

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