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Wild Back-Up Goalies Aim To Stay Sharp Without Playing Time

They have experience and track records, and they probably won’t play a significant minute the rest of the season or in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That’s because the two Minnesota Wild goal tenders are behind Devan Dubnyk, and as Mike Max explains, all they can do is prepare and wait.

03/31/2015

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State School Measurement System Wins Federal Re-Approval

Minnesota will continue rating its schools based on how well they address disparities and prepare students for college or careers. The state’s waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind Act was renewed Tuesday. Minnesota is one of many allowed to deviate from the law.

03/31/2015

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State AG: Companies Misled With Pricey Print Subscriptions

Minnesota’s attorney general is suing four Oregon companies for magazine sales tactics she says are misleading and hurt seniors. Lori Swanson says the companies offered magazine and newspaper subscription renewals to Minnesotans at inflated rates.

03/31/2015

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Twin Cities’ Traffic Congestion Ranks Among Worst in U.S.

If you’re sitting in traffic right now checking the news, this story will likely not come as a major surprise. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been ranked among the worst areas in the nation in terms of traffic congestion.

03/31/2015

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Ed Sheeran Returning To Minnesota

Exactly a year after playing Target Center, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is bringing his fall tour to the Xcel Energy Center this September.

03/31/2015

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Police Investigate 2 Shootings In St. Paul

Police are investigating after two different shootings involving the same people occurred in St. Paul Monday evening. According to St. Paul Police, shortly before 6 p.m. two men with at least one gun tried to rob another man near the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Rice Street. The victim of the attempted robbery was also carrying a gun and had a permit to carry.

03/31/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Acupuncturist Senia Mae Tuominen

When you grow up good at math and science there are so many good jobs out there, like engineering. But what if you end up hating it?

03/31/2015

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Wild Hosting ‘Hockey Helping Kids’ Thursday At Xcel Energy Center

This Thursday at Xcel Energy Center, the NHLers won’t be the only ones waiting for the face-off. Hockey Helping Kids was started five years ago as a way for two companies, CommVault and Microsoft, to give back to the local community.

03/31/2015

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On-Ice Success Leads To Big Business For Minnesota Wild

As the season winds down for the Minnesota Wild, a postseason run seems more and more likely. With six games left in the regular season, the team has a firm grip on the wildcard spot and that means fans are taking steps to lock in seats to see the playoff action.

03/30/2015

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Wild Sign College Free Agents Hoffman, Palmquist

The Minnesota Wild have agreed to terms on entry-level contracts for next season with two more college free agents, Vermont goalie Brody Hoffman and Minnesota State defenseman Zach Palmquist. The Wild announced Monday the deals with the 24-year-olds.

03/30/2015

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Dubnyk Named NHL’s First Star Of The Week

After leading the Minnesota Wild to four wins with stellar play in net, Devan Dubnyk was named the NHL’s First Star of the Week on Monday for the week of March 23-29.

03/30/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Urban Growler — MN’s First Women-Owned Brewery

When co-founders Deb Loch and her partner, Jill Pavlak, decided to make a major life change they had no idea they’d be making history in Minnesota. Truth is they just wanted to bring people together at a turbulent time in United States’ politics.

03/30/2015

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Best Easter Day Events In Minnesota

Hop on over to any of these great Easter Day events!

03/30/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Joan’s In The Park

When Chef Susan Dunlop and her partner in business and in life, Joan Schmitt, bought a former pizza place in St. Paul, they had to pick a name. “‘Joan’s In The Park’ sounds better than ‘Susan’s In The Park,'” Susan said.

03/28/2015

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Police Say St. Paul Pizzeria Was Front For Marijuana Operation

Police say a St. Paul pizzeria and ice cream parlor turned out to be a front for a marijuana trafficking business. The investigation began last summer after a concerned citizen reported that Papa Dmitri’s Classic Pizza and Ice Cream was rarely open and didn’t seem to do much actual business.

03/28/2015

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Interact Theater To Present ‘Plotholes’ In St. Paul

Interact Theater is gearing up to present its first production in its new space in St. Paul next month. The theater will open “Plotholes: A Fool’s Foibles” on April 24 in the Midway neighborhood.

03/28/2015

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Woman Charged With Chasing Stepson Through St. Paul Elementary

According to the criminal complaint, 24-year-old Tashay Caprice Johnson chased her stepson through Dayton’s Bluff Achievement Plus Elementary, threatening him, while the visibly-injured 9-year-old screamed “My mom is trying to kill me. Don’t let me go back to her.”

03/27/2015

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Outbreak Of Bird Flu At 2nd Minnesota Turkey Farm

State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.

03/27/2015

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Women’s Advocates Co-Founder Killed In Cuba Crash

Details of the crash aren’t known, but Executive Director Babette Jamison confirmed that Sharon Rice Vaughan was struck by a vehicle while in Cuba and died from her injuries.

03/26/2015

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Police Seek Help Locating Suspect(s) In Package Theft

The St. Paul Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the person(s) suspected of taking two packages from a home on Wednesday evening.

03/26/2015

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8 Reasons The Wild Will Make A Deep Playoff Run

The Minnesota Wild is the hottest team in the NHL right now. With eight regular season games remaining, the team is all but guaranteed to be in the Stanley Cup Playoffs when they start in a few weeks. But how did they get there? The team was left for dead in late January.

03/26/2015

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Agency Investigating Killing Of 2 Bull Elk In NW Minnesota

The Department of Natural Resources is investigating the illegal killing of two bull elk in northwestern Minnesota. Wildlife officials conducting an aerial elk survey spotted the dead animals in late February on state land near Grygla.

03/25/2015

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First Towboat Of Season Reaches Hastings Lock On Mississippi

The navigation season is open on the upper Mississippi River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says the towboat New Dawn passed through Lock and Dam 2 near Hastings at 7:45 a.m., pushing nine loaded barges toward St. Paul.

03/25/2015

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Man Convicted Of Officer Patrick’s Murder Wants Money Seized In Arrest

The man convicted of killing a Mendota Heights police officer last summer wants his money back. Attorneys for Brian Fitch Sr. have filed a motion in Dakota County. They’re seeking the return of nearly $3,000 in cash that was taken from him at the time of his arrest.

03/24/2015

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Driver Who Hit Ferguson Protester Charged In Minneapolis

The 40-year-old driver who hit a protester in Minneapolis last fall during a demonstration following the decision in Ferguson, Missouri, has now been charged by the Minneapolis City Attorney’s Office.

03/24/2015

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