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Man Pleads Guilty To Filming Boys Changing At Local YMCAs

A Coon Rapids, Minn. man pleaded guilty this week to stalking a minor with sexual or aggressive intent after he allegedly filmed boys changing clothes at the Andover YMCA, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office. Robert Dennis Minor, 54, was also charged in March 2013 with four counts of possession of pornographic work involving minors and two counts of use of minors in a sexual performance.

05/07/2014

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Kmart Ad Features ‘Hot Cheetos & Takis’ Kids

Minneapolis’ most famous pint-sized rap stars are taking it to the next level. The hip-hop group created the viral hit “Hot Cheetos and Takis” last summer. Now, they are now being featured in the back-to-school campaign for Kmart.

07/31/2013

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Mpls. To Pay $3M In Police Misconduct Case

The city of Minneapolis has agreed to pay more than $3 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the family of a man who died after struggling with police at the Minneapolis YMCA.

05/24/2013

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Nearly 50 Elementary Students Fall Ill After Camp Pepin Trip

Nearly 50 elementary school students are sick following a trip to YMCA Camp Pepin earlier this week, officials say. Farmington Schools Superintendent Jay Haugen said a group of fifth graders from Akin Road Elementary brought the illness – which is reportedly acting like a norovirus – with them to the camp earlier this week.

05/17/2013

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As Snow Falls, Apply For Summer Jobs

Although a peek out the window would tell you otherwise, summer is just around the corner.

04/23/2013

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Another Charged For Allegedly Photographing Boys At YMCA

Phone calls from a man accused of photographing boys as they dressed in a YMCA locker room led to charges Friday for a Columbus, Minn., man who allegedly did the same thing.

03/22/2013

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Registration For Summer Camps Already Underway

It may seem strange to be thinking about summer camps for the kids right now. But registration for some of the most popular camps has already started, and those openings are filling up fast.

03/14/2013

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Man Charged With Allegedly Taking Pictures Of Boys Changing

A 53-year-old Coon Rapids man has been charged with allegedly taking pictures of young boys while they were changing at area YMCAs in the north Twin Cities metro, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s Office.

03/05/2013

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Hot Cheetos and Takis

A local YMCA group recorded this smash hit.

02/19/2013

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Police: Man Tried To Take Bus From Minn. Shelter

Police say a man believed to be intoxicated got behind the wheel of a bus that was left running at a Minnesota homeless shelter and steered it into a nearby snow bank.

02/02/2013

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St. Paul Christmas Tree Stand Burglarized, Vandalized

The holiday season is off to a rough start for a Christmas tree stand in St. Paul.

12/02/2012

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Kids Get Help To Battle Obesity At Camp Wabi

For many kids, summer includes a trip to camp where they learn and make new friends but the mission is much bigger at one camp: tackling kids’ widening waistlines.

08/20/2012

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Best Spinning Classes In Minnesota

Spinning is the trendy term for the recent explosion of classes centered around choreographed group rides on stationary bikes, usually led by an instructor with heavy background music to keep you moving. Each individual rider is responsible for controlling his or her own flywheel resistance, pedal rate and following the intense instructions, but the Twin Cities’ best instructors will push you harder than you thought possible, and keep you coming back for more.

05/05/2012

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H.S. Student Collapses Playing Basketball, Dies

A Robbinsdale Cooper High School student died while playing basketball at a Twin Cities YMCA.

05/04/2012

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Best Places To Play A Game Of Pick-up Basketball In Minnesota

While it has been several years since there has been much basketball excitement from the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers or the NBA’s Minnesota Timberwolves, that doesn’t mean Minnesotans don’t love the game. The WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx won the league championship last year, Minnesota State University-Mankato men’s basketball team made it to the Division II collegiate final four, and the Timberwolves resurgence with all-star Kevin Love have made for an exciting 2011 to 12 season. But it’s the area’s pick-up games that have the real heart, and these are the best places to hop in on a game in Minnesota.

04/14/2012

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