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Minnesota Pushes Bid To Land 2023 World’s Fair

After landing an upcoming Super Bowl and a Final Four, Minnesota is ready to push for its next big event: the 2023 World’s Fair. Organizers are preparing their bid for an event they hope will lure millions of tourists to see the latest in global technology and culture in the Twin Cities area.

04/10/2015

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St. Paul Superintendent Withdraws From Florida Job Consideration

Though she made it to the final four candidates, the superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools says she is withdrawing from consideration for a job in Florida. Valeria Silva was one of 72 to apply for a superintendent job in Palm Beach County, Florida.

04/09/2015

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Bid To Cut Local Government Aid Would Spare Rochester

Rochester would get a reprieve under a House Republican’s bill to cut state payments to Minnesota’s largest cities. GOP lawmakers have long taken issue with big local government aid to Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth and Rochester.

04/09/2015

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Best Bars To Spend Your Tax Return/Celebrate End of Tax Day In Minnesota

You’ve worked hard all year, now is the time to splurge.

04/09/2015

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Twin Cities Student Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

A Twin Cities high school student has a big — and remarkable — decision to make. Munira Khalif, a senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. She’s one of only two students in the nation to accomplish that this year.

04/08/2015

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Police: Be Cautious Of Counterfeit Wild Playoff Tickets

Police are warning fans to be cautious so their enthusiasm doesn’t turn them into victims as the Minnesota Wild clinched a spot in the Stanley Cup Playoffs Tuesday night. Police arrested a Minneapolis man who is accused of purchasing a few Minnesota Wild tickets on Ticketmaster, and turning them into dozens of counterfeit ones.

04/08/2015

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Report: Twin Cities Losing Over $1M On Free Metro Transit Riders

A new report claims the Twin Cities is losing over a million dollars every year due to “fare dodgers,” meaning people who don’t pay for a ride on the light rail.

04/08/2015

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Man, 43, Charged With Stealing Video Games From 8-Year-Old Boy

A Minneapolis man has been charged with stealing video games and systems from an 8-year-old boy, police said. According to police, Dave Schmotter, 43, stole more than $1,000 worth of electronics when the boy and his mother were visiting him at Bethesda Hospital in St. Paul.

04/08/2015

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St. Paul Schools Superintendent Applies For Florida Job

The superintendent of St. Paul Public Schools has applied for another job. Valeria Silva is one of 72 applicants listed as a candidate for a superintendent job in Palm Beach County, Florida. Finalists will be announced Wednesday.

04/07/2015

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Report: MN Near Bottom In Rate Of Kids In Public Preschool

A new report shows Minnesota near the bottom nationally in the rate of children enrolled in publicly funded preschool programs. The U.S. Department of Education report says about 15 percent of Minnesota’s 72,000 4-year-olds participated in such programs in the 2012-2013 school year.

04/07/2015

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Man Charged With Killing GF While Holding Their Baby

A St. Paul man faces murder charges for allegedly shooting the mother of his young child in the face on Easter morning, court documents filed in Ramsey County say.

04/06/2015

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Legislature Returns To Budget Battle Lines With Lots To Do

Minnesota lawmakers are returning from a weeklong break Tuesday to start hammering out a budget. There’s some bare bones work like funding state agencies to keep government running for the next two years and avoid the state’s third partial shutdown in the last decade.

04/06/2015

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Ex-Minnesota Star, Olympian Darwitz Named Hamline Coach

Former Minnesota star and three-time Olympic medalist Natalie Darwitz has agreed to become women’s hockey coach at Hamline. Hamline announced the hiring Monday.

04/06/2015

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Easter Celebration Marks 100 Years At St. Paul Cathedral

Sunday’s Easter holiday marks a centennial celebration for a Midwest Landmark. The St. Paul Cathedral held its 100th Easter this morning. The first mass held here was 100 years ago on Palm Sunday.

04/05/2015

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Police: Woman Dies After Easter Morning Shooting

Instead of sharing an Easter meal with a young St. Paul woman, friends and family are grieving together. Family says 19-year-old of Sammiria White was killed by her boyfriend at an apartment on Pierce Butler Route. St. Paul police arrested Dimitri Harrell Sunday morning. The couple has a 3-month-old girl.

04/05/2015

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After Life-Saving Surgery, Linwood Teen Heads Home With Firetruck Escort

Donovan Bohn underwent a complicated surgery on Monday to correct a severe curvature in his spine. His hometown fire department in Linwood Township heard his story and gave him a ride home in style.

04/04/2015

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Brainerd Man Killed In St. Paul Crash

A 24-year-old Brainerd man is dead after a car crash in St. Paul early Saturday morning. Police say the accident happened at Dale Street and Sherburne Avenue. Driver Justin Dechantal was pronounced dead at the scene.

04/04/2015

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State Teaching Board Sued Over Licensing Practices

The lawsuit filed Thursday in Ramsey County says the Board of Teaching has denied licenses to qualified would-be teachers for years. It says the board’s standards are unclear and it doesn’t adequately recognize teachers’ work experience in other states.

04/03/2015

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Cat Rescued From Iowa River Getting New Home In Minnesota

A cat rescued from a northern Iowa river has found a new home in Minnesota. The Humane Society of North Iowa says Ken Avery, of St. Paul, Minnesota, had learned about Winnie’s brush with death and decided she was the right cat to replace a longtime feline companion that had died of cancer.

04/03/2015

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Windy, Dry Conditions Challenge Firefighters For 2nd Day

High winds and dry conditions made for a challenging past couple days for Minnesota firefighters. The Isanti Fire District says crews battled blazes in Bradford and Athens townships in Isanti County Thursday.

04/02/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Cook Saint Paul

When you take a neighborhood that’s been down and out and add some business owners like Eddie Wu. You have a recipe for a rebirth. This week, Jason DeRusha eats at Cook Saint Paul.

04/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: High Winds Fuel Fires, McDonald’s Wages & More

These are the four things you need to know for Thursday, April 2.

04/02/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week

From a 45th anniversary show at First Avenue to a complete performance of Abbey Road at the Cabooze, here are the four shows you should see this weekend.

04/01/2015

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Minnesota Tees Up Golf License Plates For Sales This Summer

Minnesota golfers will soon have a new way to reflect their seasonal passion year-round: By slapping a special golf-themed license plate on their cars. After some back and forth with plate promoters, state vehicle services officials have signed off on a design and say sales of the “Play Golf Minnesota” tags could begin in August.

04/01/2015

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Major Reconstruction Project Starts Wednesday In Downtown St. Paul

A $12 million construction project starts Wednesday on a busy stretch of downtown St. Paul. Crews are reconstructing bridges along Kellogg Boulevard, and the project is expected to last through November.

04/01/2015

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