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Opus Making Plans For Radisson Red Hotel In Downtown St. Paul

The company behind the Radisson Red hotel slated to be in downtown Minneapolis is making plans to build a counterpart on the other side of the Twin Cities, officials announced Monday in a news release.

07/27/2015

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Eastbound I-94 In St. Paul To Close Friday

Motorists should expect delays and a detour due to a major road closure in St. Paul this weekend.

07/27/2015

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Celebrities Hit St. Paul For Annual Starkey Foundation Gala

It definitely wasn’t your typical Sunday night in St. Paul. RiverCentre rolled out the red carpet, and some of the world’s biggest stars walked it. Several celebrities were in town for the Starkey Hearing Foundation’s annual gala.

07/26/2015

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St. Paul Police Arrest 3 Boys Over Stolen Car, Gun Threat

A confrontation over a stolen car led police to arrest three boys in St. Paul Friday. Police received a report of a stolen car around 1 p.m. on the 200 block of Stinson Street. The victim said when they confronted a young man they believed took it, the boy pulled out a gun and ran into the house.

07/25/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (July 25)

It is the last weekend in July, so go make the most of it — with WCCO’s help, of course! Saturday night at Elko Speedway is the Eve of Destruction! There will be dueling Monster Trucks, School Bus Racing, Bull Rides and a petting zoo for kids.

07/25/2015

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Charges: Man Sets St. Paul Apartment Ablaze, Fires Several Gunshots

A 26-year-old St. Paul man is facing charges following a fire at an apartment complex Monday where gunshots were also fired, according to charges filed in Ramsey County Court.

07/22/2015

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Gov. Dayton Orders Flags To Half Staff For Chattanooga Victims

Gov. Mark Dayton has ordered flags flown at half-staff in Minnesota to honor the victims of the tragedy in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

07/22/2015

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Best Fish Tacos In Minnesota

These places are taking tacos to another level.

07/22/2015

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St. Paul Man Honored For Saving Family From House Fire

Donnell Gibson looks at a vacant lot in St. Paul and still sees the faces of three little kids. “Something didn’t sit right. I didn’t know exactly why they were standing there,” Gibson said.

07/21/2015

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Westbound I-94 To Close This Weekend In St. Paul

Traffic in the west metro has been a headache lately, and it’s only going to get worse as delays and detours come to St. Paul this weekend.

07/21/2015

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Minnesota Farmers Welcome Rain As Crop Development Advances

Minnesota farmers have generally welcomed the recent rain despite high winds and hail in some areas. In its weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that topsoil moisture supplies are rated 87 percent adequate, 10 percent surplus, and only 3 percent short.

07/20/2015

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Keillor Says He’s Sure: He’s Retiring From ‘Prairie Home’

Garrison Keillor, creator and longtime host of “A Prairie Home Companion,” says the next season of the popular radio show will be his last as host.

07/20/2015

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Cat Video Festival Sneaking Up; Golden Kitty Award Voting Open

The Internet Cat Video Festival is less than a month away, and voting is open for the People’s Choice Award for the feline video most-deserving of the Golden Kitty trophy.

07/20/2015

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Hundreds Climb Historic Water Tower For Highland Fest

Hundreds of people made the trip to the top of the Historic Highland Park Water Tower on Sunday. The 127-foot St. Paul landmark is only open to the public twice a year.

07/19/2015

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Twin Cities Cops Gather For Fellow Officer Battling Cancer

Police officers from around the Twin Cities are rallying around a fellow cop who is fighting cancer. Jesse Garcia is a 24-year veteran of the Minneapolis Police Department.

07/19/2015

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Mexican Team Faces Off Against Minnesota United As Part Of Ibarra Trade

When Minnesota United sold star player Miguel Ibarra to a Club Leon of Mexico last month, not only did the deal have a seven-figure price tag, but it also came with a condition — that Ibarra’s new team come to Minnesota to play a game against his old team.

07/18/2015

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State Officials Say Traffic Deaths Are Lowest In 70 Years

Minnesota’s roads are becoming safer. But in the same breath, state officials say this year traffic fatalities are up. Authorities say 361 people died in crashes on Minnesota roads last year. That’s the lowest amount since 1944.

07/16/2015

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National Senior Games Are Entertainment, Inspiration For Those Over 75

The National Senior Games are coming to a close. It’s part entertainment, part inspiration. Mike Max found both at a basketball tournament at the University of St. Thomas where the minimum age is 75.

07/15/2015

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Minn. Distillery Founder Mixing Up Beverage-Focused Thirst Network

Why isn’t there a beverage network? Lee Egbert, one of the forces behind Dashfire Bitters and 11 Wells Spirits in St. Paul, has thought about this question quite a bit.

07/15/2015

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Wal-Mart Shoplifting Suspect Charged With Illegal Firearm Possession

A Wisconsin man suspected of pointing his gun at an off-duty police officer while shoplifting from a St. Paul Walmart has been charged with carrying an illegal firearm.

07/15/2015

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St. Paul Celebrates Highland Fest

St. Paul is celebrating 32 years of Highland Fest. The annual get-together takes place along Ford Parkway between Cleveland and Fairview Avenues in St. Paul’s Highland Park neighborhood.

07/15/2015

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Toyota Appeals $11 Million Jury Award From 2006 Fatal Crash

Toyota Motor Corp. is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a jury’s $11 million award resulting from a fatal crash in Minnesota. Lawyers for the automaker filed a brief notice of appeal with the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday.

07/14/2015

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Tap Talk: Burning Brothers Brewing

In Tap Talk’s noble quest to give Minnesotans — and everyone else — a little glimpse into what the state’s brewery/taproom scene has to offer, I (and Katie) have managed to run across some very interesting people. Burning Brothers Brewing is no different. These guys have a doozy of a backstory.

07/14/2015

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Minnesota Republicans Call For An End To MNsure

Minnesota Republicans are calling for an end to Minnesota’s online health care exchange. Republican lawmakers met at the State Capitol on Monday to hold a news conference after 180,000 Minnesotans on MnSure had their renewals delayed last week.

07/13/2015

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Wild Sign 1st-Round Pick Eriksson Ek To 3-Year Deal

The Minnesota Wild have signed first-round draft pick Joel (yool) Eriksson Ek to a three-year, entry level contract. The deal was done on Monday.

07/13/2015

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