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Twin Cities Jazz Festival Set June 25-27 In St. Paul

New Orleans piano great Dr. John and Grammy-winning trumpeter Nicholas Payton are among performers scheduled for this summer’s Twin Cities Jazz Festival in St. Paul. The 17th annual festival runs June 25-27 in and around Mears Park in St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood.

05/16/2015

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Lawmakers Eyeing March 8 Start Date For Next Year’s Session

Minnesota lawmakers are eying a March 8 start date for next year’s legislative session. The plan would start the session after a state budget forecast is released in late February.

05/15/2015

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Twin Cities Ranked No. 3 In ‘Top 20 Midwest Cities For Jobs’

The Twin Cities is one of the top places for jobs in the Midwest, according to a recent ranking.

05/15/2015

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50 Years Of Ebony Fashion Fair

This is a new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul.

05/15/2015

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Stretch Of I-94 In St. Paul To Close Over The Weekend

Motorists are going to have to schedule in a few extra minutes if they’re commuting between St. Paul and Minneapolis over the weekend.

05/15/2015

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New Saints Ballpark To Use Recycled Rainwater

Thanks in part to funding by the Capitol Region Watershed District, CHS Field will use recycled rainwater to keep the field green and flush toilets in the new stadium.

05/15/2015

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Body Of Ecolab Executive Discovered In Amtrak Wreckage

The body of an executive at St. Paul’s Ecolab was recovered from the wreckage of Amtrak 188 in Philadelphia Thursday. Bob Gildersleeve is the eighth casualty in the crash which also injured 16 people Tuesday night — eight of whom are in critical condition. All are expected to survive.

05/14/2015

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Cornish Passes On Bid To Challenge Walz For Congress

The colorful Tony Cornish is passing on the chance to run for Congress. The Republican state legislator said Wednesday he is happy at the state Capitol and wouldn’t try to trade up to Washington. He had been mulling a challenge to Democratic Rep. Tim Walz.

05/13/2015

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‘Camelot’ Playing At Ordway In St. Paul

Minnesotans have the chance to see the national tour of “Camelot” in St. Paul this week. The show is playing at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. It runs until Sunday, May 17. Tickets start at $36.

05/13/2015

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Legislative Overtime Could Hinder Capitol Renovations

A state official overseeing Capitol renovations says failing to wrap up the legislative session by Monday would be “catastrophic” for the project. Top lawmakers have shown few signs of progress toward crafting a new budget.

05/12/2015

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State Senator Ortman Won’t Seek Fifth Term

At least one seat in the Minnesota Senate will change hands next year. State Sen. Julianne Ortman announced Tuesday she won’t seek a fifth term. The Chanhassen Republican says she’s bowing out early to give other candidates a stronger shot.

05/12/2015

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12 St. Paul Buildings Evacuated After Gas Leak

People in St. Paul are thankful a potentially dangerous situation ended without injuries. A contractor hit a two-inch gas line Monday afternoon, near Warwick Street and Randolph Avenue.

05/12/2015

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Teen Who Pleaded Guilty In Terror Case Going Back To Prison

A Twin Cities teenager who pleaded guilty to trying to join ISIS is going back to prison.

05/11/2015

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Historic Seven Corners Hardware Store In St. Paul Scheduled For Demolition

The old Seven Corners Hardware store near the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul closed last year after the owners made a deal to sell the land to a developer.

05/11/2015

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After Playoff Exit, Wild GM Says Improvement Must Come From Within

After another playoff exit, Minnesota Wild General Manager Chuck Fletcher says improvement has to come from within. As the Wild players packed up their locker room Monday after another season’s end at the hands of the Blackhawks, there was much talk of expectations.

05/11/2015

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1 New Case Of Bird Flu Reported At A Minnesota Turkey Farm

One new Minnesota turkey farm has been hit by bird flu, raising the state’s total to 85 since the outbreaks were first confirmed in early March. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the latest case is in Swift County.

05/11/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: 6-Year-Old Natalie Dances Through Kidney Issues

Natalie had a quick trip to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of St. Paul to fix her kidneys, but she’s planning to spend a lot of time in hospitals in the future. This week’s Kylie’s Kid has big plans to help others and maybe get a little famous along the way.

05/11/2015

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WCCO’s David McCoy Tries Out With St. Paul Saints

As they get ready to open their brand new ballpark in Lowertown later this month, the St. Paul Saints held their annual open tryouts last week. It’s a chance for ball playing hopefuls to reach for the stars and chase their baseball dreams.

05/11/2015

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Major Construction Project Starts Monday In St. Paul

Start planning your detours now because a major construction project is about to begin in St. Paul that will give motorists a few headaches. Just before midnight Monday, the Snelling Avenue bridge will be closed and it’ll stay shut down through the middle of August.

05/10/2015

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Talking Points: Use Of Paid Informant Causes Concern In Somali Community

Unprecedented security is expected Tuesday when four of six Minnesota terror suspects arrested last month appear in federal court in Minneapolis.

05/10/2015

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For St. Paul Saints, Big League Amenities At New CHS Field

With beautiful club seats, two batting cages, a professional-level clubhouse and a restaurant overlooking the field, you might forget you’re watching a minor league team at CHS Field.

05/09/2015

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1 Killed In Fiery St. Paul Crash

One person is dead after their truck veered into a ditch, struck several trees and started on fire Friday afternoon. University of Minnesota police say the accident happened at about 2:47 p.m. on Cleveland Avenue near Larpenteur Avenue.

05/08/2015

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Excellent Educator: Barbara O’Malley Of St. Paul Music Academy

This week, it’s Barbara O’Malley, a special needs teacher at North End Elementary in St. Paul.

05/08/2015

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Simple Formula For Wild: Contain Kane, Or It’s Over

It’s not confusing, it’s actually pretty simple. Win, or your season is over. There are many reasons the Minnesota Wild trails the Chicago Blackhawks 3-0 in the Western Conference semifinals.

05/07/2015

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Former St. Paul Schools Custodian Gets 10 Years For Child Sex Abuse

A former St. Paul Public Schools custodian was sentenced Thursday to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing several young children, including members of his family. Walter Johann Happel, 63, struck a plea deal in March after pleading guilty to one count of surreptitious invasion of privacy, after he spied on an 11-year-old boy in Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School student bathroom.

05/07/2015

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