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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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Check These Affordable (Even Free) All-Star Game Events

We all know the All Star Game is coming and, of course, the tickets are really expensive. But you may not know that there are some free events and others that might just fit into your family budget.

07/08/2014

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Shriners International Convention Brings Big Business To Twin Cities

The Twin Cities is gearing up to handle more tourists that normal this summer. One week from Monday, Target Field will host the Home Run Derby, just one of the big events surrounding the Major League All-Star Game that is expected to attract large crowds. But tens of thousands of tourists have already been here for weeks as part of a steady stream of events.

07/07/2014

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Mpls. Police Release Safety Video With Massive All-Star Game Crowds Expected

In just four days, the Twin Cities will step into the national spotlight when the best in baseball head to Target Field. The 2014 All-Star Game will bring an estimated 160,000 visitors to Minneapolis. Keeping everyone safe is a top priority for law enforcement.

07/07/2014

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25 Bars In Twin Cities Join Together On PubPass

Twenty-five Twin Cities bars have come together to issue, what they are calling, a PubPass. The idea is to get customers to visit all 25 bars. Each bar offers a free beer to customers who have the pass.In order to get the beer, the PubPass must be taken into each bar and be stamped. Once stamped you get a free craft beer.

07/06/2014

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Plans To Relocate U.S. Immigration Office In Twin Cities Halted

Plans to relocate the Twin Cities U.S Immigration Office have been stopped after some Minnesota lawmakers stepped in.

07/01/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge To Reopen Wednesday

Commuters moving back and forth through the eastern Twin Cities metro area will have one reason to breathe easier this holiday weekend. The Stillwater Lift Bridge is scheduled to reopen to traffic at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 2.

07/01/2014

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Local Music Tap: Twin Cities Jazz Fest Begins

The Twin Cities Jazz Festival is back for its 16th year in downtown St. Paul and is bringing in great talent from all around the world — and it’s totally free for concert-goers.

06/26/2014

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Twin Cities Assessing Flood Damage, Bracing For More

From St. Louis Park to St. Paul — sandbags to mudslides– evidence of flooding is all over the metro. “The people who’ve been here years and years never seen it this bad,” said Tharcisse Mulfinger, of St. Louis Park.

06/20/2014

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Top Minnesota Officials To Survey Flood Damage

Minnesota elected officials are headed out to gauge damage from widespread flooding caused by sustained, heavy rains. Gov. Mark Dayton planned to join Minnesota Sens. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken and U.S. Rep. Tim Walz on Friday.

06/20/2014

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Gas Prices On The Upswing In Twin Cities

If you’re getting ready to gas up for a trip up north this weekend, be prepared to pay a little more at the pump. Gas prices have risen on average by about 15 cents per gallon in the Twin Cities during the past week.

06/18/2014

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Best Sushi In The Twin Cities

While the Midwest may not immediately come to mind when one thinks of sushi spots, the truth of the matter is there are some great spots to please anyone’s fresh fish cravings here in the Twin Cities.

CBS Minnesota–06/18/2014

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MN-Based Punch Pizza Thriving After Risky Wage Move

Six months ago, a Twin Cities business took a risk few have voluntarily taken. Before state law changed minimum wage laws in April, the owner of Punch Pizza increased wages to $10 an hour — a $2.5 million investment over the next 10 years.

06/16/2014

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