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Hundreds Gather To Protest Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

Hundreds of protesters showed up at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.

07/29/2015

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Twin Cities YMCA Water Safety Program Goes National

A program started in the Twin Cities is working hard to teach water safety to people of color. And as of this year, it’s going national.And as we found out, it’s not focused on teaching swimming.

07/26/2015

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Meet Bill Austin – Founder Of Starkey Hearing Foundation

He is a Minnesotan. He is a billionaire, and he says he does not know or care who writes his checks. He is Bill Austin, owner of Starkey technologies. The only American hearing supplier is a major employer in the Twin Cities. The company operates out of Eden Prairie, as does the foundation — which fits people around the world with free hearing aids. The foundation’s star-studded fundraiser is Sunday, with Katy Perry headlining.

07/24/2015

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Sen. Al Franken Sounds Off On Apple’s Music Business Practices

Senator Al Franken is joining the ranks of Taylor Swift by taking on one of the country’s most powerful companies. He’s asking the attorney general to look into the business practices of Apple.

07/23/2015

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Fort Snelling Barracks To Be Turned Into Apartments

The state is ready to turn army barracks into apartments at historic Fort Snelling.

07/22/2015

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George W. Bush, Katy Perry Coming To St. Paul For Starkey Gala

This Sunday is the Starkey Gala in St. Paul, and Katy Perry will headline the benefit.

07/22/2015

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Waconia Teen Killed In Crash Remembered For Her Smile

Some of the top high school softball players in Minnesota are packing up to head to nationals in Tennessee. However, the Minnesota Vortex will be one player short.

07/21/2015

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Soccer Players At High Risk For Concussions

The Schwan’s USA Cup has been going on for three decades, drawing teams from around the world to Minnesota. But organizers are taking some different precautions this year. They have three team doctors in place to look closely for concussions.

07/16/2015

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Charges: Woman Engaged In Sex With 13-Year-Old Boy

A 31-year-old Minneapolis woman is accused of engaging in sex with a 13-year-old boy at his north Twin Cities metro home late last summer, according to charges filed Tuesday in Anoka County Court.

07/14/2015

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Interim Archbishop Hebda Holds First Mass At St. Paul Cathedral

The new interim archbishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul is in town this weekend and addressing the recent pains of the Catholic church. Archbishop Bernard Hebda addressed a nearly full house at the St. Paul Cathedral on Sunday.

07/12/2015

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Amoeba Scare Unsettles Visitors To Lake Minnewaska

The death of a young swimmer who contracted a brain-eating amoeba in a western Minnesota lake has shocked the community.

07/09/2015

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Wounded Vet Gifted Tank-Like All-Terrain Power Chair

A wounded veteran got a special gift this morning in Minneapolis — a customized, all-terrain power chair. Kevin Hanrahan lost his left leg in Afghanistan, and sustained other injuries as well. The power chair will allow him to enjoy hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.

07/08/2015

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Sheriff’s ‘Swap Spots’ Make Craigslist Exchanges Safer

Going through a tough breakup and do not feel safe dividing up your property? Feel unsure about a Craigslist meeting? The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants to help. A “Swap Spot” location was unveiled Wednesday in Brooklyn Park. It is one of three monitored spaces that deputies hope can become safe locations for exchanges.

07/08/2015

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Child Sickened By Amoeba In Western Minnesota Lake

Minnesota health officials say a child has been sickened by a rare brain infection after swimming in a lake in Pope County.

07/07/2015

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Officers Learn First Aid Skills To Help K-9 Partners

There is a certain type of police officer who is more prone to injuries that others — K-9s. The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is trying to remedy that. They offered a new course for officers from all over the metro.

07/04/2015

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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.

07/03/2015

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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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