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Byron Smith’s Best Friend: ‘All He Wanted Was Peace & Quiet’

This week marks one month since a Minnesota homeowner went to prison for killing two unarmed teenage burglars. Byron Smith is serving life behind bars for shooting Nick Brady and Haile Kifer. The two cousins broke into his home in Little Falls on Thanksgiving 2012. Smith said it was self-defense, but a jury decided it was murder.

05/27/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy Warm Memorial Day Weather

The Memorial Day holiday in Minnesota is proof of how much difference a year can make. Memorial Day 2014 in Minnesota was quite different than Memorial Day 2013. Temps soared into the 80’s in the Twin Cities on Monday.

05/26/2014

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Minnesota Rifle Squad Members To Be Obama’s Guests

A group of Minnesotans are in the nation’s capitol Sunday to honor our country’s fallen heroes. They’ll be participating in the national Memorial Day celebration in Washington D.C., invited there by the President.

05/25/2014

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Original Police Report Released In Amy Pagnac Search

The search of Amy Pagnac’s childhood home continued Tuesday in Maple Grove. She went missing 25 years ago when she was just 13 years old. She was last seen outside a gas station with her father in Osseo in 1989.

05/20/2014

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Senior With Cerebral Palsy Attends Prom With Close Friend, Crush

A boy who can’t speak became the center of attention at his St. Cloud high school for all the right reasons.  It’s a story about how some of life’s best moments aren’t necessarily perfect. Jordan Knapek’s world is an elaborate one. A nurse and a care assistant escort him through life.

05/17/2014

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St. Paul Fire Dept.: Near Fatal Fire Should Teach A Valuable Lesson

St. Paul firefighters say they almost had their third fatality of the season Sunday. Darlene Centeno was sleeping when a fire erupted in her St. Paul basement. She was able to escape by crawling through her small bedroom window. But firefighters say if she was bigger, that wouldn’t have worked.

05/12/2014

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Wis. Bar Owners Get Helping Hand After Rare Illness

A small town Wisconsin restaurant owner has fallen on some bad luck. About a year ago, Mike and Sarah Moore opened Sam’s in New Richmond. A few weeks back, however, Mike became sick with a rare form of pneumonia and he was sedated into a coma.

05/08/2014

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Owner Mourns Loss Of Great Dane Mauled By Wild Animal

A southern Minnesota family lost one of their 200 pound Great Danes Saturday when a wild animal attacked their animals. Officers say it may have been a mountain lion, but there’s no doubt it was something wild. Alex Endrizzi has been an owner of Great Danes for 47 years.

05/05/2014

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Vigil Held For Missing Anoka Man Found In RV

The family of a missing Anoka man want to know how his body wound up in a rented RV. A bachelor party, on their way to the Kentucky Derby, found Kevin Casserly’s body in a storage compartment of the rented camper.

05/04/2014

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Waseca Superintendent Credits God For Foiling Teen’s Plot

It wasn’t typical for churches in Waseca to host services Friday night, but the past few days have been anything but normal.

05/02/2014

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Investigators: Teen Planned To Kill Family, Bomb Schools

A Waseca, Minn. teenager has been charged with attempted murder, possessing explosives, and attempting to damage property after allegedly planting a number of devices at a school playground.

05/01/2014

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Little Falls Man Found Guilty On All Four Counts Of Murder

The Little Falls, Minn. man who shot and killed two teenagers after they broke into his home has been found guilty of all four counts of premeditated murder.

04/29/2014

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Man With Service Dog Sues Minneapolis McDonald’s

A Minnesota man is suing McDonald’s after he says a manager told him he wasn’t welcome with his service dog. Robert Mingo uses a wheelchair. His dog, a springer mix named Max, helps with everyday tasks. Mingo filed a discrimination lawsuit against the store.

04/24/2014

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Stillwater Man Helps Carry Fellow Boston Marathoner

As the soreness sets in for Boston marathoners, so do the images. A few hundred meters from the finish line, a runner could no longer stand. Several others stopped to carry him closer so he could gain strength and cross the finish line. One of the helper is from Stillwater, and the moment so many are talking about is one which Mike Johnson never thought would be discussed again.

04/22/2014

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These Birds Are Bigger Than Bald Eagles And They’re Landing In Minn.

American White Pelicans are some of the largest birds in North America, and they are landing in Minnesota.

04/21/2014

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