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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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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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Plenty Of Projects Will Transform Twin Cities For Super Bowl 2018

If Super Bowl fans wander around the Twin Cities in 2018 thinking “everything looks so new around here,” there’s a good reason. Much of what they see will be.

05/21/2014

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Lowertown Named A Top ‘Up-And-Coming’ ‘Hood

One of the top “up and coming” neighborhoods in the country in right here in the Twin Cities. USA Today has named St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood as one of the top 10 places to get into currently.

05/13/2014

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Morning Team Headed Back To Suburbs For Round 2

This week, the WCCO Morning Show team will be taking a trip to the suburbs. That’s because they are bringing back the Suburban Spotlight. Back in February, everyone took turns throwing darts at a map to decide which suburb to pay a visit.

05/05/2014

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Top 5 Places To Instagram In The Twin Cities

There are plenty of beautiful places in the Twin Cities if you’re looking to for the perfect background to compliment your next selfie. But which locale will get you the most “likes” on Instagram?

05/02/2014

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Report: Twin Cities Weddings Cost More Than National Average

A new report breaks down the amount the average American couple spends on their wedding day — and the result may make eloping sound like a pretty good plan.

04/29/2014

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Total Wine Making A Splash In The Midwest

The parking lot has been full ever since Total Wine and More opened for business about a month ago in Roseville, Minn. With wide aisles, high ceilings and neatly stacked shelves, Total Wine feels more like its big box brethren than a traditional liquor store. Which is exactly what president David Trone was going for.

04/28/2014

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Taste Testing Now An Option At Farmers Markets

A sure sign of spring arriving in the Twin Cities is the opening of area farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market opens this weekend. And this year, you’ll be able to do something new — taste test the merchandise.

04/23/2014

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