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Metro Area’s African Community Quelling Ebola Fears

For the sizable African population in the Twin Cities, Ebola fears are never far out of mind. Abdi Bihi, with the Brian Coyle Center, said they have formed a partnership with the Liberian community and are working with them to bring awareness to how the Ebola virus is spread.

10/17/2014

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Twin Cities Fails To Make List Of Snobbiest U.S. Cities

Minnesota nice? You betcha? Minneapolis-St. Paul may be a lot of things, but the Twin Cities are definitely not snobby, according to a new list of rankings from Travel + Leisure.

10/14/2014

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Big Marathon Weekend In Twin Cities Wraps Up

It’s the one day thousands of people circle on their calendars. The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon draws thousands of runners and non-runners to the metro for a big weekend each fall.

10/05/2014

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Regions Hospital ‘Prepared’ To Respond To Ebola Threat

The threat of Ebola in the United States has hospitals in the Twin Cities making sure they’re prepared for a potential case here. Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. began making an Ebola plan right after they heard about the outbreak in West Africa this summer.

10/01/2014

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Independence Party Ticket Makes TV Ad Play

Five Independence Party candidates are trying to capture some political attention with a joint commercial made to come off like a movie trailer.

09/25/2014

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Garth Brooks Coming To Minneapolis

Get your cowboy boots and hat ready — Garth Brooks is coming to town.

09/24/2014

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How Going Solar Could Pay Off For Twin Cities Homeowners

A change in state law has led to a major change in the way Minnesota rewards people who put solar panels on their homes. Instead of giving a rebate when you install, you get money for producing power.

09/24/2014

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First Metro Hy-Vee Approved In New Hope

The first Hy-Vee supermarket in the Twin Cities looks like it will go up in the northwest Minneapolis suburb of New Hope. The city says its council approved a purchase agreement Monday to sell the former Kmart and Wells Fargo site on 4200 Xylon Ave. North to the Iowa-based grocery store chain, which has been eyeing a move into the Twin Cities metro market.

09/23/2014

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Twin Cities Nonprofit Accused Of Sending Staff Members On Tropical Vacations

A Twin Cities nonprofit that works to keep people warm during the winter may be in some hot water. The Department of Human Services says Community Action of Minneapolis has used money to send staff members on tropical vacations.

09/21/2014

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Firewood Shortage Up North Could Hit Twin Cities Next

With the cooler weather comes the urge to light up the fireplace. That could be difficult for some parts of the state, and maybe in the Twin Cities before long. That means the time to buy firewood may be right now, while supplies last.

09/19/2014

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Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 Site Of Anti-Terror Program

The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to detect American extremists who are looking to join terror organizations overseas. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told The Associated Press about the Twin Cities’ participation during a Tuesday interview.

09/16/2014

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New Study Sheds Light On Sex Trafficking In Mpls.

It’s an ugly business. A new study by the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Women’s Foundation reveals local victims of sex trafficking are recruited in places we like to think are safe havens.

09/10/2014

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Report: Another Man From Minn. Has Died Fighting For ISIS

Another American from the Twin Cities area was killed fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, CBS News reports.

08/27/2014

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3-Day Walk For Breast Cancer Cure Raises $2 Million

The Susan G. Komen Twin Cities 3-Day has raised $2 million for breast cancer research and community outreach programs, the organization announced Monday. Nearly 1,000 people took part in the 60-mile walk, which ended Sunday at the Minnesota State Capitol.

08/25/2014

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School Year Begins For Many MN Students

As the last handful of days in August wind down, that marks the end of summer and the beginning of another school year. Monday is the first day of school for a number of students around Minnesota, including Minneapolis Public Schools, the state’s largest district.

08/25/2014

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