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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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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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Delta Flight To Minnesota Returns To Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities say a possible hydraulic issue forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Arizona to Minnesota to return to the Phoenix’s airport. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff says Flight 1492 was headed to […]

08/18/2014

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Doggie Food Truck Makes Stops Around Twin Cities

Stroll through downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul over lunch hour and you’ll see how much people love food trucks. But on Saturday, they could bring their four-legged friends along for the meal. Milo’s Kitchen is a food truck for dogs.

08/09/2014

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Forbes: ‘U Of M’ Tops List Of Most Improved Colleges Since 2009

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities is the top college to watch, according to a recent Forbes ranking. The University of Minnesota tops the list of most improved schools since 2009 in its America’s Best Colleges rankings.

07/31/2014

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Twin Cities Rank No. 1 In Predicting Nat’l Housing Market

If you want to know what the national housing market looks like, just see how the Twin Cities is doing. The Twin Cities landed at the top of Time’s Crystal Ball Awards, which looked at which markets closely match the ups and downs of national home prices.

07/31/2014

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Can Minneapolis Claim Bragging Rights … On Bragging?

Those who live here already know the Twin Cities are one of the greatest places to live. But now, the mayor of Minneapolis wants you to forget “Minnesota Nice” and brag a little. Mayor Betsy Hodges is calling it the “Best Week of Bragging Ever!”

07/15/2014

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Indian Burial Mounds Added To Historic Places Register

Six Indian burial mounds have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. Indian Mounds Park is the only remaining burial mound within the Twin Cities.

07/14/2014

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Struggling Meals On Wheels Gets $5K Grant

Last month we told you about a Twin Cities meals on wheels program on the brink of closure. The Burnsville location was $2,000 in the red and could be the fifth Meals on Wheels location to close because of a lack of donations.

07/11/2014

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