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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Twin Cities Events Honor MLK’s Legacy

People across Minnesota are remembering the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events, big and small, will honor the Baptist minister’s work to advance civil rights with nonviolence and his mission of service.

01/20/2014

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Minn. Fans Talk On Imminent Dome Deflation

Love it or hate it, the white-domed roof is soon to be gone. By Saturday night, the teflon bubble that’s been a part of the Twin Cities skyline for more than 30 years will likely be gone.

01/17/2014

Snow Traffic

Mpls-St. Paul Declare Snow Emergencies, A.M. Traffic Crawls

The WCCO Weather Watcher was green, and then the ground was white, but the traffic maps were awash in red Tuesday morning as Twin Cities commuters inched their way to work. And both Minneapolis and St. Paul declared a snow emergency going into effect on Tuesday.

01/14/2014

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Minnesota Could Soon Be Dunkin’ Donuts Again

Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to expand in to Minnesota. The last franchise closed in the late 1990s, but now the shop wants to open about 50 restaurants across the state by the end of next summer. A majority of them would be in the Twin Cities, but other cities, including Duluth, will have locations. Derek Struss is one of the people excited about Dunkin’s return to Minnesota.

01/10/2014

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2 Twin Cities Beer Bars Make List Of Nation’s Best

If you’re looking for the perfect pint, know that two of the best bars for beers are right here in the Twin Cities. Draft Magazine is out with its annual list of the top beer bars in America. Making the list were The Happy Gnome in St. Paul and Republic in Minneapolis.

01/09/2014

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Driver Survives Truck’s Plunge From Bridge In East Metro

A Maplewood woman’s pickup truck plunged over an Interstate 694 guard rail and landed on a pond 40 feet below in Little Canada Tuesday morning, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

01/07/2014

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Frostbite Cases Mount As Dangerous Cold Continues

Schools canceled classes for a second day as dangerous arctic air kept an icy grip on Minnesota where at least one hospital saw a record number of frostbite cases. At Regions Hospital in St. Paul, 14 people were treated for frostbite and eight patients suffered from hypothermia in the last two days.

01/07/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

As we get ready for the weekend, we want to help you get ready too. Here are some events worth adding to your social calendar.

01/02/2014

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Fmr. Twin Cities Priest Shares Insight On Catholic Church Scandal

Former priest Tom Esch believes it was a courageous move for Archbishop John Nienstedt to apologize to parishioners at Our Lady of Grace church last weekend.

12/22/2013

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Mpls. Nonprofit Gives Out Thousands Of Bikes To Needy Families

Thousands of children in the Twin Cities are proud owners of a new set of wheels. Free Bikes 4 Kidz held its annual bike giveaway this weekend.

12/08/2013

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After 28 Robberies Near ‘U’ Campus, MPD Taking Action

A rash of robberies and assaults on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus has students calling for more police on the beat. As a result, Minneapolis Police are ramping up its efforts to keep students on and near campus safe.

12/05/2013

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After The Snow Comes Blistering Cold Temps

Plunging temperatures in Minnesota are making snow removal a bit tricky as fluffy precipitation turns to rock hard ice. City crews in Duluth scrambled to clear streets before the deep freeze Thursday. Schools are canceling classes again in Duluth, Superior, Wis., and other cities in the region.

12/05/2013

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Minneapolis, St. Paul Declare Snow Emergencies

The ongoing snow event keeps on putting a snarl in everyone’s Wednesday plans, and many are going to have to find alternatives for overnight parking, as well. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have declared snow emergencies effective Wednesday at 9 p.m.

12/04/2013

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Cleaning Workers Walk Out In Black Friday Protest

Black Friday is the busiest day of the holiday shopping season, with an estimated 97 million Americans expected to search for the best deals. However, not everyone was celebrating the nation’s hunt for great deals. A number of cleaning workers for retail outlets walked off the job on Friday to protest unfair labor practices.

11/29/2013

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Bill Richardson’s Thankful A Stranger’s Quick Thinking Saved His Life

On this Thanksgiving, one Twin Cities man is giving thanks for the kindness of strangers. Back in October, Bill Richardson had a heart attack while working out at his gym.  He believes he would have died if a staff member hadn’t acted quickly to give him CPR.

11/28/2013

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