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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.

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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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Frontier Adds Flight Between Trenton-Mercer & MSP

Frontier Airlines is adding more nonstop flights at New Jersey’s Trenton-Mercer Airport. The airline on Friday started flying from Trenton to St. Louis, Milwaukee and Minneapolis.

06/13/2014

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Final Preparations Begin For Green Line’s Debut

The new Green Line light rail train that connects St. Paul and Minneapolis officially begins its travels this weekend.

06/12/2014

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Fmr. Minn. Priest Admits To Decades Of Sexual Abuse

A videotaped deposition of a former Minnesota priest shows him calmly describing graphic sexual encounters with at least ten boys. The deposition of former priest Thomas Adamson is the latest in a series released as the result of a lawsuit against him by a man who says he was abused as a boy in the mid-70s.

06/11/2014

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Bicyclists Hit The Road In North Star Grand Prix

A major bicycle race gets underway in the Twin Cities on Wednesday. Three-hundred professional racers from all over the world are taking part in the North Star Grand Prix.

06/11/2014

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LinkedIn: Minneapolis-St. Paul A Top Destination For Recent Grads

The Twin Cities have made yet another list. Minneapolis-St. Paul was named one of the top destination cities for attracting recent graduates. LinkedIn compiled a list of the top 10 destination cities that were most popular for recent college grads.

06/10/2014

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Report: Heroin Problems Persist, Meth Trends Upwards In Twin Cities

According to a new research report, heroin-related problems are still strong in the Twin Cities and methamphetamine is emerging as a growing drug of concern. The report, titled “Drug Abuse Trends in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Area: June 2014,” was released Tuesday by Drug Abuse Dialogues.

06/10/2014

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Saks Off Fifth Closing In Minneapolis Next Year

Another store is saying goodbye in downtown Minneapolis. Saks Off Fifth is closing its doors in January.

06/06/2014

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Sheriff: Gangs Now Turning To More Financial Fraud

Gangs are not what they used to be in the Twin Cities. Officials say more gangs are turning to financial fraud.

06/05/2014

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Syrian Rebels Recruiting Twin Cities Somali Youth

In the three years that government and rebel forces have been battling in Syria, more than 100,000 people have been killed. Many of the deceased are innocent civilians who are cut down by crossfire or suicide bombings.

06/04/2014

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Black Bear Pops Up Again In South Metro

The black bear that’s been sighted numerous times in the southern Twin Cities metro area during the past week has popped up once again. According to Savage Police, the black bear was spotted at about 1 p.m. Thursday on the 14100 block of Vernon Avenue.

05/29/2014

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Twin Cities Farmers Market Goes Mobile

The Twin Cities has dozens of farmers markets, but now one market is going mobile. Minneapolis City Council approved a measure to allow a mobile grocery store in the city, called the Twin Cities Mobile Market.

05/27/2014

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Twin Cities Attorney Offers Advice If You’re Pulled Over For DWI

The Memorial Day holiday weekend means BBQs and beer for a lot of people and if you’re pulled over by law enforcement, a Twin Cities attorney said there are some important things to remember.

05/25/2014

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Fmr. Cattle Farmer Starts MN’s 1st Salt Water Shrimp Farm

Minnesotans will not have to go too far to get a taste of the ocean. In the middle of Wabasha County’s vast farmland, now sits Minnesota’s first salt water shrimp farm. Chad Axley use to raise cattle, but he decided he wanted to do something no one else was doing.

05/22/2014

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