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Good Question: How Much Blood Does Red Cross Need? Who Can’t Give?

The American Red Cross says they urgently need blood donors in order to prevent an emergency blood shortage. Donations drop significantly in the summer, and all blood types are needed. So how much blood does the Red Cross actually need? And is there anyone who can’t donate blood?

07/23/2014

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11 Most Magnificently Tatted World Cup Players

Maybe it’s because so many of them are prone to doffing their jerseys in celebration, but we couldn’t help but notice how many of this year’s players are sporting not just bits and pieces of artwork, but full body canvasses of impressive magnitude.

06/26/2014

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Tattoo Lovers Flock To Mpls. Convention

There’s a different kind of art convention in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. Tattoo artists, supply vendors and people who want to get some ink will be at the Hyatt Hotel all weekend for the Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention. A one-day pass is $20, but kids 12 and younger get in free. The show is open from 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

01/10/2014

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Eau Claire Tattoo Artist Accused Of Recording Sex

An Eau Claire tattoo shop owner is charged with a felony for allegedly secretly video recording a sexual encounter with a client. The Leader-Telegram reports Jason Rogers, of Osseo, was charged last week with capturing an image of nudity without consent.

12/27/2013

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Police Need Help In Search Of Missing Foley Man

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Foley man. According to the Benton County Sheriff’s office, Jamie Robert Wylie, 31, was reported missing on Dec. 15.

12/26/2013

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Controversial Head Shop Now Paying For Tattoos

The owner of a head shop who’s facing drug charges has found a new way to promote his business — paying for tattoos for customers willing to advertise his store on their bodies.

05/08/2013

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Senate Plan Would Expand Minn. Sales Tax, Cut Rate

The debate over the size and reach of Minnesota’s sales tax swept back into the state Capitol on Thursday with a Senate proposal to make everything from car repairs to dating services taxable.

04/11/2013

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Good Question: Reply All: Prescription Drugs, Goose Bumps, Tattoos

You’re not supposed to flush leftover prescription down the toilet because they end up in our lakes and rivers. We don’t want them in landfills because they’ll dissolve into the soil.

03/08/2013

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Man Wants To Remove Possibly Threatening Tattoo

A suspected gang member wants to remove his tattoo that prosecutors allege was a threat aimed at a Minneapolis police officer.

01/16/2013

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Curiocity: Minneapolis Tattoo Convention Has Local Artists Abuzz

The sound and scent of skin getting freshly inked will be in the air in downtown Minneapolis this weekend. The Minneapolis Tattoo Arts Convention will bring throngs of tattoo artists, vendors, enthusiasts and willing human canvasses alike.

01/10/2013

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Movie Blog: ‘Step Up’ Star Talks MJ, Mobs, Tats

Imagine what it would’ve been like to be a professional dancer, to have danced all your life waiting for an opportunity to reach the pinnacle of the vocation. Imagine reaching that goal, and then imagine having it taken away.

07/27/2012

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Tattoo Rule Eased, More Blood Donors Expected

The Minnesota Red Cross could receive hundreds more blood donors each year after lifting a waiting period required for people with tattoo.

04/20/2012

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Toys For Tats: Bring In A New Toy, Get Inked

Toys For Tots is popular around the holiday season, but now there’s something a little edgier: Toys For Tats!

12/12/2011

Tattoo Could Help ID Body

The Hennepin County medical examiner is asking for the public’s help in identifying the woman whose body was pulled from the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on Monday.

06/29/2010

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