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Meeting Between Police, Archdiocese Ends With Agreement

St. Paul police met with a top official from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy.

12/18/2013

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Good Question: Why Is This Pope So Popular?

He pulled the papacy out of the palace and into the streets. That’s just one reason why Time magazine says it named Pope Francis its “Person of the Year” Wednesday. Only two other popes have ever won that distinction.

12/11/2013

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Good Question: How Did The Pound Sign Become A Hashtag?

Thursday morning, Twitter became a publicly traded company. Stocks soared and put the value of the social-media company at more than $30 billion. So with Twitter in the news, we wondered about one of its most well-known symbols — the hashtag.

11/07/2013

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Athlete Suspended Over Tweet Will Get To Wrestle

A Minnesota high school athlete who was suspended over a tweet has dropped his push for a court order that would allow him to compete after learning he’ll be allowed to wrestle this season. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, had argued that his tweet about “drilling” his teammates was about tackling opponents.

10/24/2013

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Minn. Athlete Challenges Suspension From Sports

A Minnesota high school athlete is challenging his suspension from sports, saying a tweet about drilling his teammates was about tackling opponents and wasn’t a threat. Tyson Leon, a 16-year-old football player and wrestler at Shakopee High School, says the suspension from sports is hurting his chances of getting a wrestling scholarship to attend college. However, a school district attorney said in court Tuesday that his suspension was only for football and that he will still be able to wrestle, according to the Star Tribune.

10/23/2013

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Good Question: Why Do We Dress Up For Halloween?

This Halloween, families are expected to spend nearly $8 billion celebrating the holiday. That’s a 50 percent jump since just 2005. And a lot of the money is going to costumes. Americans spend about a $1 billion on children’s costumes each year, and another $1.2 billion on adult costumes. How it all got started dates back to the Middle Ages. For the folks at the Theatrical Costume Rental in Minneapolis, 20 percent of their yearly business is done during the month of October. Duck Dynasty, What Does the Fox Say and Jack Sparrow are just a few popular costumes this year.

10/14/2013

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Shhh: Is It Possible To Keep Your Home Private Today?

Who’s watching you? What are they learning about you? And how can you turn it off?

10/14/2013

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‘Looks Like We’ve Been Hacked’: Mpls. Police Tweet

The Minneapolis Police Department said their Twitter account had been hacked Monday evening after it offered the department’s 2,382 followers a couple of weight loss links.

09/23/2013

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Best Local Art Enthusiasts In Minnesota To Follow On Twitter

With Twitter, you have a direct link to those dedicating their lives to the arts, and the art scene they represent. Follow the following tweeters to get the scoop on Minneapolis/Saint Paul art.

09/16/2013

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State Patrol: 225 Drunk Drivers Caught Friday Night

More than 200 drivers are facing drunk-driving charges after just one night of increased patrols. According to the Minnesota Department of Public Safety, 225 drivers failed sobriety tests during Friday night. The department is also tweeting information about those arrested for DWI, including age, gender and blood alcohol level of offenders. The arrest location is also noted, but the names of the offenders are not revealed.

08/17/2013

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Authorities Live-Tweeting DWI Arrests As Enforcement Increases

You may think you’ve heard it before, but troopers say people aren’t really listening. Lt. Eric Roeske with the State Patrol said Friday that “with over 500 killed in the last five years, drunk driving remains a huge problem.”

08/16/2013

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Cops: 2 Arrested In Connection With Slain MN National Guard Sgt.

St. Paul Police say they’ve arrested two people in connection with the shooting death of a Minnesota National Guard sergeant earlier this week. According to the St. Paul Police Department’s Twitter account, 24-year-old Heather Schwarz, of St. Paul, and 25-year-old Aaron Allen, of South St. Paul, have been arrested, and authorities aren’t seeking any other suspects. Charges are expected on Monday.

08/10/2013

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Austin Texas Brings Traveling Tunes To MN, Across The U.S.

The folks in Austin Texas sent a couple of musicians on the road trying to lure visitors back to Austin for a big music festival. It may not look like much, but the 1970s Airstream in Uptown Minneapolis is a traveling music machine.

08/07/2013

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New Survey Shows Young Adults Have Social Media Regrets

Have you ever posted something on social media, then thought maybe it was a bad idea? A new survey finds a lot of young people are worried that something they posted to Facebook or Twitter will come back to bite them some day.

07/30/2013

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Concerned What Your Last Tweet Might Be? A Minn. Business Can Help

A Twin Cities man is offering a solution to a sensitive problem involving social media. As we share so much of our personal lives online, what if that tweet about your cat or the Facebook post about your lunch ends up being your final message?

06/20/2013

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