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Lund’s & Byerly’s Branding Together With New Name

Byerly’s and Lund’s stores have been owned by the same company for 18 years, and starting Thursday, the grocery stores will share their name: “Lund’s and Byerly’s.”

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Wild Playoff Success Means Big Business For St. Paul

Minnesota Wild fans are waiting to hear when the playoff push will continue. The announcement could come Monday night. For area businesses, home games mean large crowds and even larger profits. Reg Chapman explored more on how a packed Xcel Center means big dollars for businesses.

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Gas Prices

Senate Passes Gas Tax Increase To Fund Road, Bridge Repairs

State officials say about half of Minnesota roads and bridges are more than 40 years old, nearing the end of their useful lives.

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Tuition Freeze’s Fate Uncertain At Capitol This Year

Students at Minnesota’s public colleges may have to brace for a tuition bump, as legislative appetite seems to have waned for moves to shift rising costs from students to the state.

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Girl’s Bracelets Help Foundation That Helped Her

Families with loved ones battling serious illnesses face significant financial burdens in addition to emotional pain.

That’s why 12-year-old Taylor Breimhorst, of Shakopee, makes and sells hundreds of bracelets from her home to help families in need.

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Metro Drug Study Shows Meth & Heroin ‘Epidemic’

There’s disappointing news concerning the Twin Cities efforts to reduce illegal drug use, especially the battle against methamphetamine. A report released by Drug Abuse Dialogues shows that meth use is as high as it’s ever been in the Twin Cities metro.

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Southwest LRT Project Under Scrutiny Following $341M Price Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he’s “shocked and appalled” to learn that the Metropolitan Council raised its estimate for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project by $341 million for a total budget of nearly $2 billion.

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Man Returning To Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal To Help His Family

The rescue effort in Nepal ramped up even more Monday after much needed supplies reached the earthquake-ravaged area.

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Foaming Procedure Kills Infected Turkeys En Masse

The effort to stop bird flu from spreading in Minnesota means millions of birds must be killed. Forty-nine farms in 17 Minnesota counties have found bird flu. If one bird has it, the rest of the flock must be eliminated.

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Blaine Man Convicted Of Sex Trafficking To Duluth Motel

A 36-year-old Blaine, Minnesota, man has been found guilty of sex trafficking for prostituting an 18-year-old woman in a Duluth, Minnesota, motel room.

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This Week’s Weather Making For High Fire Danger

State officials say the week’s forecast of dry and warm weather means that Minnesota will be at risk of high fire danger.

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Funeral For Barway Collins Set For Saturday

The funeral for 10-year-old Barway Collins, whose body was found in the Mississippi River nearly a month after he was reported missing, has been set for Saturday.

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Police: Body Found Is Missing Rochester Man

Authorities said Monday a body found in the water on Sunday in the northeast area of Rochester is that of a college student who was reported missing last month. Authorities found a body at about 7 p.m. Sunday in the water on the 4600 block of East River Road NE.

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FDA Moves To Halt Medtronic’s Production Of Drug Pump

The Food and Drug Administration has filed a court order against medical device giant Medtronic over repeated problems with its implantable drug pumps that went uncorrected for years.

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Church, Generic, Cross

Attorneys Say Settlement In Abuse Case Against St. John’s

Attorneys say they have reached a settlement with St. John’s Abbey that will force the release of personnel files for 19 monks accused of abuse.

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Burnt ‘Easy Mac’ Forces Evacuation At Iowa Capitol

A burnt bowl of macaroni and cheese forced a brief evacuation at the Iowa Capitol.

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State Extends Emergency Declaration For Bird Flu Response

State officials say the cost for responding to a deadly bird flu outbreak has risen to roughly $6 million. The scope of the outbreak has nearly doubled in the last week alone. Nearly 50 Minnesota turkey farms had been hit as of Friday, costing farmers almost 3 million birds.

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An Explanation Of Wild Birds’ Role In Avian Flu Outbreak

Wild birds are believed to be behind the first major widespread outbreak of bird flu in the United States, with the virus confirmed in the animals in 10 states. Here are some questions and answers about how wild birds remain healthy even when carrying the virus and spread it to backyard and commercial flocks of chickens and turkeys.

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Minn. Senate Tax Plan Far Slimmer Than Cuts Pursued By House

Minnesota’s Democratic majority senators are bidding far lower than in-charge House Republicans when it comes to tax cuts.

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Woodbury Resident Wants Pardon, Compensation In Dubai Video Case

An American who spent nine months in a United Arab Emirates prison for his role in an online parody video is seeking a pardon and financial compensation.

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Sen. Klobuchar Seeks Broader Compensation For Poultry Farmers

U.S. Senator Klobuchar met with poultry producers Monday morning in Litchfield. She says some producers have lost everything all in one week. Klobuchar said it was very emotional with several of them breaking down.

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Eastbound Highway 5 To Close For Overnight Construction

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that eastbound Highway 5 between Fort Snelling and St. Paul will close overnight Thursday and Friday while crews remove an abandoned water main from the bridge.

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North Dakota Farmers Planting Crop To Be Made Into Jet Fuel

Western North Dakota farmers this year have agreed to plant 6,000 acres of a crop that can be made into jet fuel.

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Stillwater Woman’s Disappearance Remains Under Investigation

Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance to find a woman from western Wisconsin living in Stillwater and has been missing for more than two days. Abby Russell, 24, was last seen at her house around midnight Saturday, near the intersection of Poplar Street and Highway 95.

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Report: Meth Surge ‘Is Here Right Now'; Heroin Maintains Grip On Twin Cities

Methamphetamine use has returned to epidemic levels in the Twin Cities not seen since 2005, according to a new research report. Meanwhile, more people than ever have been treated for heroin addiction.

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New Eats At Target Field

On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.

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Spring Snowstorm – March 22

The calendar may have turned to spring, but for many parts of Minnesota it’s a return to winter’s snow and ice.

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St. Paddy’s Day Northern Lights

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights.

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Minnesota Marks MLK Day

Politicians commemorated the event at programs, demonstrators marched to highlight injustice, and Minnesota remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minnehaha Falls Ice Caves

Winter means ice caves at Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha Avenue in southeast Minneapolis. Check out these views of frozen majesty.

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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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