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St. Louis Park Man’s Firework Burns A Reminder Of Their Danger

Victor Valdez burned his back while he was camping with friends in Le Sueur. After a friend set off fireworks, a shell burned through his tent as he slept and burned his back, leg and the bottom of his foot as it exploded.

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8 Arrested After Handbag Heist, 20-Mile Police Pursuit

Eight men have been arrested after stealing from a fashion store and fleeing police Wednesday morning, according to a representative with the city of Edina.

07/01/2015

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Wednesday Ends Long Wait For Medical Marijuana Patients

Patients and their parents will head into Minnesota’s first medical marijuana clinic in Minneapolis at midnight Tuesday, eager to get a potentially promising new medicine as soon as July 1 hits.

06/30/2015

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Jockey Returns To Canterbury Park Determined To Get Back On Her Feet

There was a big homecoming at Canterbury Park on Sunday, but it wasn’t about a horse. Much of the attention today went to a jockey who had been away for a year and a half.

06/28/2015

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Private School Helps Mpls. Public School Students Aim For Graduation

Fifty-nine percent of Minneapolis public school students graduate from high school, a number that is slowly increasing. But there is a program students can attend in the summer that will up those chances to 99 percent.

06/24/2015

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New Petition Calls For Name Change Of Lake Calhoun

A new petition is asking that the name of Lake Calhoun be changed. The lake is named after John C. Calhoun, a former war department secretary who helped bring Fort Snelling to Minnesota. He is also known for supporting slavery.

06/23/2015

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Minneapolis AME Church Remembers Charleston Tragedy

Charleston is more than 1,300 miles from the Twin Cities, but last week’s tragedy is still personal to some Minnesotans.

06/21/2015

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Mpls. School Shattering Graduation Rate Statistics — In A Good Way

Fifty percent of urban youth graduate high school in the city of Minneapolis. For Hispanic and black students, the rates are even lower. However, for eight years, Cristo Rey Jesuit High School has been shattering statistics.

06/19/2015

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White Gunman Caught In Killing Of 9 In Historic Black Church

An intense manhunt was underway Thursday for a young white man who joined a prayer meeting and then opened fire inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston, killing nine people, including the pastor. Authorities called it a hate crime.

06/18/2015

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Minneapolis Park Board Seeks Funding To Keep City Parks Clean

It’s one of Minneapolis’s biggest sources of pride: The No. 1-ranked park system. But things are changing in 157 of those parks, and not for the better. The president of the parks board says it’s all about funding.

06/16/2015

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Dental Procedure Eases Edina Man’s Snoring Problem

About 40 percent of American adults are snorers. About half of loud snorers have sleep apnea. And as you, or your sleeping partner, may know, it can make daytime functioning exhausting.

06/15/2015

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Surviving World War II Vets Honored At Fort Snelling With Quilts Of Valor

There are about 15,000 men in Minnesota with a rare distinction: They are surviving veterans of World War II. On Sunday morning, 12 of them were honored in a way that brought several to tears.

06/14/2015

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Not Everyone Gloomy During A Rainy Thursday

Unlike the past two days, Thursday was not exactly poolside weather.

South of the cities in Red Wing and in Rochester emergency managers were on standby for up to six inches of rain and flooding. But the heavy stuff went south to Iowa.

06/12/2015

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Lifeguard Shortage Has Pool Management Treading Water

Twin Cities pools are filling up with swimmers this week, but some pools are facing shortages in lifeguards.

06/10/2015

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State Tourism Agency Plans Summer Campaign In Midwestern Cities

Explore Minnesota has started new projection-style advertising on empty walls in the Twin Cities. But their big focus right now is to pull in people from other states and the other side of the world.

06/03/2015

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State Tourism Agency Flying 4 Instagrammers To Minnesota

Minnesota’s state tourism agency is flying four people from Europe and the United States to come give Minnesota a try for ten days.

06/03/2015

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‘U’ Medical Center Now Offering ‘Family-Centered’ C-Sections

Nearly one out of three American women experience that via C-section. For some parents, however, the surgical procedure can seem impersonal. That was the fear of Jenn Krajacic, who has been through hundreds of these surgeries.

06/02/2015

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Surgery-Free Appendicitis Treatment Growing In Popularity

The appendectomy is one of the most common emergency surgeries in the United States. There’s a 10 percent chance you will have, or already have had, one.

06/01/2015

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Sister Of Man Killed By Memorial Day Homicide Victim: ‘He Got What Was Coming To Him’

Larry Davis Sr. was shot to death on 3rd Street in north Minneapolis on Memorial Day. Fourteen people witnessed the crime, the youngest of whom was 11. Two other men were also shot. Police won’t say how it happened, but they say all the victims knew each other.

05/26/2015

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Father Of 6 Dead In N. Minneapolis Triple Shooting

Minneapolis Police are working to piece together a three tiered shooting that left six children without their dad. According to police, the shooting happened around 1 p.m. Monday on the 2700 block of 3rd Street North.

05/25/2015

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Serious Illnesses, Target Layoff Challenge Hugo Family

A Hugo mother is in a situation you almost have to hear to believe. She and her husband are both fighting illnesses. And she is one of the 2,000 Target corporate employees who lost their jobs earlier this year. This is the first week she won’t receive a paycheck.

05/20/2015

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Hundreds Gather To Remember Elk River Officer, Son

“We will never know why.” that was the theme of services wrapping up Sunday night for a decorated Elk River police officer and his son. Elk River officer Todd Besser, 49, was killed last weekend. Shortly after, his 27-year-old son Blake was also killed.

05/17/2015

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Officer’s Partner, Friend Talk About Final Hours With Todd Besser

Tonight we are learning more about the relationship between an Elk River officer and the son who confessed to killing him. Todd Besser was killed last Saturday night in St. Michael. Shortly after, his middle son, Blake, was also shot and killed.

05/13/2015

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Program At Children’s Hospital Aims To Ease Needle Fears

On average, babies get 18 needle pricks in their first year of life, and childhood is when the fear of needles is often formed. A local doctor is trying to make the process painless, and what people of all ages can do make their next needle a little nicer.

05/12/2015

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Son Of Slain Elk River Police Officer Charged With Murder

The 21-year-old son of an Elk River police officer has been charged with murder in the shooting deaths of his father and older brother.

05/12/2015

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