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Talking Points: Klobuchar On Al-Shabaab Threat Video

The latest terror video from al-Shabaab comes days after the White House convened a terror summit that focused on combating recruiting here in the Twin Cities and the rest of the country.

02/22/2015

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Growing Demand For Construction Workers In The Twin Cities

If you’re looking for work, there are jobs to be had in the construction industry. Dave Siegel, the executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, says they’re seeing a comeback after several years of contraction.

02/18/2015

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Twin Cities Selected To Host International Winter Cycling Conference

The Twin Cities has been selected to host the International Winter Cycling conference. Minnesota is the first U.S. location to host the conference, which has been held in Finland, Canada and the Netherlands.

02/13/2015

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Racial Activist Group Hosts Sit-In At U Of M

The student led group Whose Diversity? is hosting a sit-in on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus Monday. According to a statement released by the group, Whose Diversity? is holding the sit-in in President Kaler’s office in an effort to persuade change on campus.

02/09/2015

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Woman, 46, Accused Of Stealing From Stillwater Church

A Twin Cities woman has been accused of stealing from a Stillwater church and using stolen credit cards. According to police, 46-year-old Dawn Rassett went into a classroom at Trinity Lutheran Church on Jan. 13 while the teacher and students were at lunch

01/30/2015

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Archdiocese Of St. Paul & Minneapolis Files For Bankruptcy

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it’s the best way for the church to get as many resources as possible to victims of clergy sexual abuse.

01/16/2015

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Power Restored To 4,300 Customers In East Twin Cities

Over 4,300 customers lost power in the areas of Oakdale, Maplewood and Lake Elmo Tuesday morning. According to a spokesperson with Xcel Energy, 4,376 customers were without power for three hours, beginning at 5:47 a.m.

01/13/2015

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Businesses Cope With Last-Minute Rush Before New Year’s

Before the countdown to the New Year begins, several local businesses count on one last rush of 2014. Grocery and liquor stores count New Year’s Eve as one of the busiest days of the year and holiday season.

12/31/2014

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Weekend Snow Emergency Info For The Twin Cities Metro

For those traveling in the Twin Cities metro on Sunday for the Vikings game or just to hang out, here’s what you need to know – or have access to – in regards to snow emergency rules.

12/28/2014

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Twin Cities Metro Lands On Sickest Cities List

The Twin Cities makes lots of national lists, but there’s some we don’t want to fall on. Recently, the metro area landed on a list of the sickest areas in the United States.

12/23/2014

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Report: Twin Cities Residents Rank #1 For Volunteering

Once again Twin Cities residents are getting a nod for their effort in giving back to the community. A report released Tuesday from the Corporation for National and Community Service says people in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area rank number one when it comes to volunteering.

12/16/2014

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High-Speed Passenger Rail Planned From Twin Cities To Duluth

Some 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles a day make the drive up Interstate 35, between the Twin Cities and Duluth. They are largely students, business people and tourists heading up to the North Shore.

12/09/2014

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Buck Hill Opens Slope For Snow Tubing

The ski hill in Burnsville opened for the season a few weeks ago, but Friday is the first day for snow tubing.

11/28/2014

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Protests Planned For Black Friday

Several workers unions in the Twin Cities are planning to kick off a series of strikes and protests on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

11/27/2014

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Family Gives Thanks By Feeding Thousands In The Twin Cities

It started out as one family’s way of showing gratitude to their step mother’s caregivers. After returning from a trip to Zimbabwe in the fall of 2012, Janis Houston, was diagnosed with African sleeping sickness.

11/26/2014

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Head Of Regional Planning Agency To Depart

The regional planning agency that runs the Twin Cities bus and transit system is in search of a new leader.

11/19/2014

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A New CEO For The Super Bowl In Minnesota

From the Mall of America, to the Super Bowl. Marketing executive Maureen Bausch has been named to lead the effort to bring the big event to the Twin Cities. She said they’ll plan for all kinds of weather conditions.

11/13/2014

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Twin Cities Archdiocese Slashes Budget, Cites Unexpected Legal Fees

The embattled Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has announced it will be slashing its budget by 20 percent. In a statement, the archdiocese says more than $5 million in cuts is due to unexpected legal fees.

11/10/2014

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Minn. Sees More Than A Foot Of Snow In Season’s 1st Storm

The flakes of the season’s first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.

11/10/2014

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Garth Brooks Set To Begin 11-Show Run In Twin Cities

After 16 years away, Minnesota country music fans are finally getting the chance to see an icon. Starting Thursday night, Garth Brooks will play the first of 11 shows at Target Center. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

11/06/2014

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Weather Blog: Halloween Weather In The Twin Cities

Nothing inspires such fright as the vision of Halloween pumpkins shrouded in white. But have no fear, clear skies are in the forecast for Halloween this year.

10/29/2014

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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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