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Teen, School Reach $70K Settlement Over Facebook Post

A Minnesota teenager, who initially got in trouble for a Facebook post, now has $70,000 from her school. In 2011, sixth grader Riley Stratton wrote on her Facebook page that she hated her teacher’s aide at a Minnewaska school. According to a complaint, Stratton was forced to turn over her email and Facebook passwords to administrators.

03/25/2014

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Mom Seeking Tougher Bond Laws As She Waits For Charges In Daughter’s Death

It’s been six months since 20-year-old Anarae Schunk of Burnsville went missing and was later found dead in southern Minnesota.

03/21/2014

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Because Matt Heisler Chose To Donate, 60 People May Benefit

A decision a young man made while renewing his driver’s license may have been the most important thing he ever did.

03/19/2014

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While Most Of The Snow Missed The Metro, It’s Still Not Welcome

Many communities north of the Twin Cities dealt with the snow for much of the day Tuesday, but the scene was a little less intense in the metro.

03/18/2014

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Activists For Sunday Liquor Sales Hold Fundraiser With St. Paddy’s Day Concert

Some proud beer drinkers took a rather festive approach Monday to the legislative process. The group Minnesota Beer Activists is trying to raise money to push for alcohol sales on Sunday. Several bands offered to play in support at First Avenue in downtown at a four-hour concert on St. Patrick’s Day.

03/17/2014

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Canterbury Jockey Injured In Accident Aims To Beat Odds

What happened to a horse jockey in Phoenix is being felt in the Twin Cities. Ann Von Rosen, 42, was crushed by a horse after a race, and it’s being called a freak accident.

03/17/2014

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4 Dead Amid Norovirus Outbreak At Veterans Home

Authorities are investigating an outbreak of norovirus at the Minnesota Veterans Home that may have been connected to four deaths last weekend. As of this point, officials said that there has been only one hospitalization they have confirmed to be connected with the outbreak.

03/13/2014

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Beef Prices Highest In 27 Years

If beef is what’s for dinner at your house, it’s going to cost you more. Beef prices are the highest they’ve been in 27 years. Fewer cattle, drought and cold weather are all contributing to push prices to an average of $5.04 per pound in January Penny Jernberg, general manager of the 5-8 Club in Minneapolis, says the demand for her restaurant’s trademark juicy Lucy burger is steady, while prices for the main ingredient are climbing.

03/12/2014

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Teen Crisis Line Back After Being Jammed By Scammer

A local teen crisis center is feeling some relief after a crisis of their own. The hotline for suicidal and abused teens run by The Bridge for Youth was restored late Wednesday after being blocked off for a day after someone took it over, possibly leaving teens in danger. A cyber security expert says it’s likely the perpetrator used a computer program to create an onslaught of calls to jam up the hotline.

03/05/2014

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Anglers Rush To Remove Ice Houses Before DNR Deadline

It feels like we are in the dead of winter still, but for the bottom two-thirds of the state, it’s time to move those ice houses. On Medicine Lake, Dave Johnson spent Sunday trying to move his ice house, saying it was the hardest it’s ever been.

03/02/2014

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MnDOT To Plow All Night To Help Friday’s Commute

MnDOT is prepared to plow through the night — as long as they have visibility – in order to clear off the roads for the morning commute following Thursday’s winter storm.

02/20/2014

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MSP, Mpls. City Crews Prep For Thursday’s Snow

Thursday’s snow storm will have a major impact on travelers, and it could have a long-lasting effect on anyone who parks on Minneapolis streets. Patrick Hogan, spokesperson for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, says they’ve got a full 24-hour staff on standby to plow. But fewer runways will be in use, and he expects small regional flights to be canceled first. “Based on the forecast, it’s pretty clear they are not going to be able to fly the full schedule, so they’ll start canceling flights later tonight,” Hogan said. “Normally, [there are ] between 60 and 90 flights an hour. Tomorrow, we’re expecting more like between 25 and 35 flights an hour.”

02/19/2014

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Warm-Up Unlikely To Melt Much Snow

Justin Parent has crafted quite the technique for clearing snow off cars. At 169 Motors in Shakopee, he scrapes off 40-50 a day. “Getting a nice workout,” Parent said. “I’m getting tired of the snow, aren’t you?” The people we came across Monday would probably say “yes”. About six inches fell in the Shakopee area. A warm-up is on the way, but Mike Greasinger with the National Weather Service says we shouldn’t get too excited.

02/17/2014

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Cabbies Endure Long Lines To Get Customers At MSP

After a long trip home, the last thing most people want is a long line. Traveling sales rep Rachel Anhorn says at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, getting a taxi is not a problem. “This is one of the best airports for that,” Anhorn said. “It’s fantastic. Chicago and New York, it’s terrible. But here, I’ve never once waited for a cab.”

02/15/2014

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State Patrol: 13 Squads Involved In Crashes Since Jan. 1

They’re supposed to be the ones you call when you need help on the roads. But since the beginning of this year, more than a dozen state troopers have become victims. Lt. Eric Roeske with State Patrol said it’s become a bit of a common thing over the past month.

02/13/2014

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