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General Mills Unveils 150 New Products, Healthy & Otherwise

Gluten-Free, high-protein and “total indulgence”, those are the phrases of inspiration for General Mills’ newest groceries. The Twin Cities-based company just launched its newest line of products.

07/08/2014

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Erosion From High Water Damaging Eagles’ Homes Along Mississippi River

A man who leads eagle cruises near Red Wing, Minn. has seen high waves and erosion damaging the trees that hold eagles’ nests along the shore. Red Wing is in the process of drying out. The mighty Mississippi River is in the processes of purging itself of inanimate objects. Cruise director, Captain Rusty Mathiasmeier describes the scene as a river full of logs and trash.

07/06/2014

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Prevent Flood Damage With Basement Water Alarms

When Minnesotans head to the cabin for the weekend, many worry about break-ins. But it turns out, there’s something more costly to think about. While the average theft claim is less than $2,000, the average water damage claim is more than $7,000. And with rains as heavy as they were this summer, many basements have experiences such flooding.

07/05/2014

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Canterbury Park Strives To Recover From Weather Woes

The storms have taken their toll on our yards, basements and in some cases, our nerves. But at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, the storms have hit hard in some different ways. In a rare move, they canceled races a few weeks back and then they had to do it again, according to Marketing Director John Groen.

07/03/2014

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Archbishop Nienstedt Investigated For Alleged Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being investigated for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a former Twin Cities priest, among other allegations, according to the archbishop’s former top canon lawyer.

07/01/2014

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6 Months Later, Cedar-Riverside Fire Victims Feel Forgotten

It was half a year ago Tuesday when a fire erupted through the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was early New Year’s Day morning when an apartment building exploded into flames. Three lost their lives six months ago, but for others that day was only the beginning of the pain.

07/01/2014

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Minnesotans Begin Flood Cleanup, Wait For Possible Assistance

Finally, on Sunday many people had a much-needed, sunny day to dry out. But the extensive damage from flooding in several parts of the state will take a long time to fix. The process is underway to tally up the damage and see if the state qualifies for federal aid.

06/29/2014

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Urban Kayakers Take Advantage Of Mpls. Flash Floods

Even people who don’t live near a lake or river saw flooding Saturday. There were flash floods rushing through places like the Uptown area of Minneapolis. On many a day, you’ll find Bryan Meyer and his friends enjoying the view from his apartment stoop.

06/28/2014

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Vietnam Vet Finds Stolen Scooter Doing His Own Internet Legwork

A Minnesota man fighting cancer has his stolen mobility scooter back thanks to his own detective work. James Hongsermeier has lung cancer and needs his scooter to get around. Someone took it from the trunk of his car overnight Tuesday.

06/27/2014

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Thousands Play Hooky To Watch World Cup

The U.S. won, despite losing Thursday in the World Cup. Thomas Mueller scored the only goal as Germany beat Team USA 1-0 in Brazil. But the U.S. team still had a good enough record to advance to the next round. The USA will play on, and the Twin Cities will party on.

06/26/2014

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Psychologist: You Can’t Just Blame Parents For Waseca Plot

A Minnesota teenager accused of plotting to kill his family and classmates told police he thinks he’s a sociopath. Investigators recorded their questioning of 17-year-old John La Due after his arrest in April. In the nearly five-hour interview, La Due talked in detail about wanting to kill as many people as possible at his school in Waseca.

06/25/2014

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Disturbing Interview With Teen Accused In Waseca Plot Released

Recordings of a police interview with the Waseca teen accused of plotting to bomb his school and kill his family and fellow students have been released. WCCO-TV got hold of the records Tuesday, and they reveal that 17-year-old John LaDue considered himself to be mentally ill, was enamored with tragedies and wanted to kill as many people as possible in his hometown.

06/24/2014

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Strawberries Delayed, But They’ll Be Worth The Wait

Farmers, as you can imagine, pay a lot of attention to the weather. “In the last few days we’ve had over 6 inches of rain,” said Paul Nelson, of Untiedt’s Vegetable Farm in Montrose.

06/21/2014

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Minn. Man Gets Brain-Powered Prosthetic Arm

A new type of prosthetic is yielding some amazing results, and becoming a true game-changer for amputees in Minnesota. It involves a 15 hour surgery that is paired with the new prosthetic that is powered by his brain. Only a few Minnesotans have had it.

06/17/2014

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MN-Based Punch Pizza Thriving After Risky Wage Move

Six months ago, a Twin Cities business took a risk few have voluntarily taken. Before state law changed minimum wage laws in April, the owner of Punch Pizza increased wages to $10 an hour — a $2.5 million investment over the next 10 years.

06/16/2014

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