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Behind The Ballot: House Control

Inside Jo Jo’s in Burnsville, people visited with friends Monday over a cup of coffee, many of them aware that they’re living in District 56 B, a race that’s is expected to be very close. It could shift the power from Democrats to Republicans.

11/03/2014

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Minn. Families Preparing Early After Propane Shortage Last Winter

After last year’s brutal winter and propane shortage, many Minnesota families are filling their tanks now.

10/30/2014

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Klobuchar Oversees Chopping Down Of Capitol Christmas Tree

For the first time in 20 years, Minnesota is providing the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. And Jim Scheff, who is the state’s top logger, will do the honors. Sen. Amy Klobuchar told WCCO Radio’s Dave Lee that it is a bright spot during a difficult time of year.

10/29/2014

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25 Years Later, Jacob Wetterling’s Mother Recalls Abduction

Patty Wetterling said there’s likely to be tears, and laughter. Her son Jacob was 11 years old when he was abducted by an armed man wearing a mask.

10/22/2014

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Kieran’s Owner Suing For Lost Business During Block E Construction

You can’t see the front door of Kieran’s Irish Pub, because it’s covered in plastic and the windows are boarded up. Owner Peter Kellin says business is down 27 percent since Block E renovations began.

10/21/2014

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How Low Can Gas Prices Go?

Gas prices in Minnesota are about 20 cents lower than the national average.

10/17/2014

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Fmr. US Secretary Of State Shares Insights Into World Affairs

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as the United States Secretary of State, is coming to the Twin Cities.

10/12/2014

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Wright County Authorities Ask Hunters And Farmers To Keep Eye Out For Missing Man

Twenty-five-year-old Chris Rossing was last seen on Aug. 23 in Howard Lake, Minn. Since then, two people have been arrested in connection with the case.

10/11/2014

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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-494, No Serious Injuries

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says it could have been a lot worse. He said they got a call that someone was driving down Interstate 494 the wrong way near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

10/07/2014

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Wife Of Missing St. Anthony Man Asks For Public’s Help

Police are searching for a St. Anthony man who has gone missing nearly a year after his son was killed by police. Fifty-six-year-old Todd Hoffstrom was last seen at his home on Sept. 29.

10/06/2014

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Former Twins Manager Tom Kelly Recovering From Stroke

Former manager of the Minnesota Twins, Tom Kelly, suffered a stroke last week and is currently at home recovering.

09/29/2014

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Mendota Heights Celebrates Life Of Officer Scott Patrick

The community of Mendota Heights, Minn. is coming together Saturday to celebrate the life of fallen police officer Scott Patrick. Patrick was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 30.

09/27/2014

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Twin Cities Engineer Says Comedy Show Helped Boost Interest In Her Nonprofit

It wasn’t the intent of the comedy bit, but now a national television show is boosting interest in an organization that provides financial help to women who want to become engineers.

09/23/2014

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Crystal Police Squad Car Window Smashed With K-9 Inside

Crystal Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for throwing a 40-pound brick through the window of a squad car — which had a K-9 officer inside. Police say the incident happened early Saturday morning in the police department parking lot.

09/22/2014

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Will The Adrian Peterson Indictment Affect The Vikings Organization?

A Twin Cities advertising executive thinks some of the backlash that’s happening because of the Adrian Peterson indictment will eventually fade, and won’t hurt the Vikings organization. Doug Spong is president of the Spong agency.

09/16/2014

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Local Muslim Leader Offers Insight Into Reality Of Religious Extremists

Imam Hassan Mohamud oversees 11 mosques in the Twin Cities, and resides at the Islamic Dawah Center in St Paul. He says when he talks about ISIS and the recruiting of young Minnesota men to fight, he wants to talk about fairness.

09/15/2014

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Hospitals See Surge In Kids With Respiratory Problems

Hospitals in the Twin Cities said they’ve been unusually busy treating children with severe respiratory problems that match the symptoms of an uncommon virus that’s sickened children in at least a dozen Midwest states.

09/12/2014

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MN Human Services Commissioner Says Boy’s Death Sheds Light On Need For Improvement

The tragic death of a 4-year-old Pope County Minn. boy is prompting state officials to rethink a law that’s designed to protect children. Lucinda Jesson is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

09/09/2014

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Some Area Golf Courses Experience A Challenging Summer

The summer was going just great until June 15 for many golf course owners in the Twin Cities. Then the rain started falling, and it flooded two of the five public courses in the city.

09/07/2014

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Minn. Couple Paddles To Wash. DC For BWCA Protection

Dave and Amy Freeman are making their way to Washington, D.C. — in a canoe. The couple is paddling 2,000 miles from Ely to the nation’s capitol. They’re on a mission to draw attention to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.

09/06/2014

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Stearns County Sheriff Remains Hopeful That Wetterling Case Will Be Solved

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they will never stop trying to get the case of Jacob Wetterling resolved. He says he hopes by being featured on CNN’s “The Hunt”, new information will be uncovered.

09/05/2014

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A Look At The Evolution Of The Labor Movement

The Labor movement has had to reinvent itself since its beginnings in this country. John Budd is a University of Minnesota professor who researches and teaches about diverse aspects of work, employment, and related institutions.

09/01/2014

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30 Million-Plus Expect To Travel Labor Day Weekend

Expect a lot of people to be out on the roads this Labor Day weekend. Gail Weinholzer is director of public affairs at AAA Minnesota/Iowa. “We are expecting nearly 34.7 million Americans to travel at least 50 miles or more,” Weinholzer said. “Nearly 30 million Americans will be traveling by personal automobile.”

08/30/2014

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St. Paul Police Remember Officers Killed 20 Years Ago

St Paul Police Commander John Bandemer remembers the events of Aug. 26, 1994 like it was yesterday. He was off duty when two officers and a K-9 were shot. That morning, police were called to check on a “slumper” — a person found asleep in a vehicle. Officer Ron Ryan Jr. approached the vehicle, woke up the driver and obtained his identification.

08/26/2014

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Q&A With Man Selected To Investigate Clergy Abuse

The embattled Twin Cities archdiocese has appointed a former top cop to investigate allegations of clergy abuse. Tim O’Malley is not only the former Superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, he is also a judge and a former FBI agent.

08/25/2014

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