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St. Paul Lawyer Gets 5 Years For Laundering Drug Money

A St. Paul attorney has been sentenced to five years in prison for using his law firm to launder money from a marijuana operation. Fifty-two-year-old Robert Boedigheimer was convicted last June of one count each of money laundering, money laundering conspiracy and making false statements to investigators.

03/10/2015

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Rural Nursing Homes Hope To Stem Losses With Funding Change

Nursing homes in rural Minnesota are stretching limited state funds until it comes time to cut services or shut down entirely.

03/09/2015

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Hundreds Commemorate Historic Selma March In St. Paul

Ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” continued Saturday in Selma, Alabama and across the country, including right here in Minnesota. Hundreds gathered on the steps of the State Capitol in St. Paul Saturday afternoon to commemorate the historic 1965 march.

03/08/2015

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‘Let’s Play Hockey Expo’ Shoots And Scores In St. Paul

If you didn’t get your hockey fill this week from the state high school tournament, head to the St. Paul RiverCentre. The 26th annual Let’s Play Hockey Expo features exhibits, interactive games and even some players from the Minnesota Wild.

03/07/2015

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What It Takes To Be A ‘Foodie’ In Minnesota

The term “foodie” means different things to different people. Minnesota Monthly Magazine just published their opinion of what it takes to be a foodie in Minnesota. “The Foodie 40″ is their March issue’s cover story, which is available in stores right now.

03/07/2015

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Hmong History Comes Alive At Minnesota History Center

A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center highlights the Hmong experience in Minnesota. “We Are Hmong” opens Saturday and is free with general admission to the center. Wameng Moua, the center’s Hmong cultural advisor, says the exhibit is designed for young and old alike.

03/07/2015

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Five Reasons To Visit Minnesota For Spring Break

Spring break doesn’t have to be sun and sand. Minnesota offers one of the more unique getaways for those free days.

03/07/2015

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The State H.S. Hockey Tourney’s Economy Impact

It is going to be a busy weekend in St. Paul. The boys state high school hockey tournament continues at Xcel Energy Center Friday with the semifinals in both Class A and 2-A, which is huge for the local economy.

03/06/2015

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St. Paul Duo Charged With Using Fake Cash At Strip Club

Two St. Paul residents face criminal charges for allegedly trying to use fake $100 bills at an Inver Grove Heights strip club in December. The Dakota County Attorney’s office says 34-year-old Aaron Jacobs and 24-year-old Carmina Ward were charged Thursday with counterfeiting currency and trying to pass off the phony money at the King of Diamonds Gentleman’s Club.

03/05/2015

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Jury Finds Man Guilty Of Attempted Murder In Drive-By Shooting

A jury found a 35-year-old St. Paul man guilty of attempted murder Thursday for a drive-by shooting last August in which he allegedly targeted a man who’d been involved with his girlfriend.

03/05/2015

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‘Manchurian Candidate’ To Make Opera Debut At St. Paul’s Ordway

Take a little brainwashing, add a few political assassinations and stir in a villainess evil enough to rival Lady Macbeth. The enduring result is “The Manchurian Candidate,” first as a novel, then two movies and now — an opera.

03/05/2015

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Lawmakers Want Crowdfunding Service For Entrepreneurs

Minnesota legislators want to set up an online service to link young businesses with capital. MNvest would work like the crowdfunding website Kickstarter. But instead of getting a CD or T-shirt for donating to a project, investors would own a piece of the company they support.

03/03/2015

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Minnesota Governor Headed To Mexico In August On Trade Trip

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has Mexico in his sights. The Democratic governor’s office said Tuesday that he will lead an August trade mission south of the U.S. border.

03/03/2015

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Leopold Joins Wild, Back In Minnesota With Happy Family

Jordan Leopold had thought about returning home, if the opportunity arose to play for the Minnesota Wild. He never could have imagined his daughter becoming famous for her desire to have him back.

03/03/2015

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Five Charged In Multi-State Sex Trafficking Ring

Five Twin Cities residents were charged Tuesday in connection to a multi-state sex trafficking ring, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s office. Four of the five defendants are from St. Paul: 21-year-old Ishmael Jamaine Williams, 25-year-old Thomas William Evans, 28-year-old Yolanda Katrice Foster and 38-year-old Doris Marie Keller.

03/03/2015

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Kelly Clarkson Coming To Xcel Energy Center Aug. 4

Kelly Clarkson won American Idol with “A Moment Like This,” and now she’s hoping to win over fans with an August concert at Xcel Energy Center. She announced Tuesday morning she’ll be “Already Gone” in July on the Piece By Piece Tour, which includes a stop on St. Paul for a show in St. Paul on Aug.

03/03/2015

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Wild Acquire Former Gopher Jordan Leopold In Trade

Former University of Minnesota star and Twin Cities native Jordan Leopold is coming home to the Minnesota Wild. Just hours before the end of the NHL’s trade deadline, the Wild made a deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets to acquire Leopold.

03/02/2015

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Bakk: Hold Back Some Of Surplus In Case Of Tax-Lawsuit Loss

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says he’s reluctant to use Minnesota’s projected $1.87 billion surplus entirely because of a tax lawsuit that would be costly if the state loses.

03/02/2015

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Como Zoo Welcomes Baby Gorilla, Arlene

Como Zoo in St. Paul announced Monday it is welcoming the addition of a baby gorilla. The gorilla was born during the evening hours on Sunday, Feb. 22, inside the day room at the Gorilla Forest exhibit.

03/02/2015

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Madonna Returns To St. Paul In October

The last time Madonna came back to the Twin Cities, it was after a quarter-century absence. This time, the wait won’t be nearly as long. The Material Girl will be coming back to perform at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul on Thursday, Oct. 8 as part of her Rebel Heart Tour.

03/02/2015

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Dubnyk Named NHL’s First Star Of The Month

It’s no secret that the turnaround to the Minnesota Wild’s season started with the acquisition of goaltender Devan Dubnyk. Sunday, he was named the NHL’s First Star of the Month for February and became the first player in team history to earn leagues Player of the Month award.

03/01/2015

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Newly-Renovated Ordway Center In St. Paul Opens

Visitors are getting their first look at the newly renovated concert hall at the Ordway Center in St. Paul. A ribbon cutting on Sunday kicked off the debut of the concert hall after a $42 million renovation.

03/01/2015

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Fire Dept. Payroll Glitch Causes Headaches In St. Paul

A new payroll system in the city of St. Paul is causing major problems for some firefighters. The Local 21 Firefighters Union says the city overpaid more than $170,000 to some firefighters in the past month, and didn’t do a thorough job communicating with the affected employees.

03/01/2015

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Man Hit By State Patrol Squad Car In St. Paul

A 22-year-old Minneapolis man was injured after he was hit by a Minnesota State Patrol squad car early Saturday morning. The state patrol says the accident happened at about 2:42 a.m. at the intersection of Dale Street and St. Anthony Avenue in St. Paul.

02/28/2015

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New Concert Hall Set To Open At St. Paul’s Ordway Center

Downtown St. Paul’s new concert hall opens Sunday at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. A free community open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to launch “Rock the Ordway,” a three-week music celebration. Gov. Mark Dayton and St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman are scheduled to attend the ribbon cutting.

02/28/2015

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