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PHOTOS: Detached garage fire spreads to Fridley home

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Fire crews in Fridley, Minn. worked early Wednesday morning to control a fire that started in a detached garage and spread to destroy a second garage. More>>

Crows blamed for Hudson, Wis. power outage

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Xcel Energy says crows are to blame for an equipment disruption that knocked out power to more than 6,000 people in Hudson, Wis. for about an hour Tuesday afternoon. More>>

American Sniper publisher to remove 'Punching out Scruff Face' passage

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Book publisher HarperCollins on Wednesday confirmed it will remove a passage from Chris Kyle's "American Sniper" that led to former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit. Ventura won the lawsuit as was awarded $1.8 million in damages.
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Vikings attorney 'will fully defend' team in court if no Kluwe resolution

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Vikings attorney Roberta Kaplan issued a statement regarding an investigation and potential lawsuit between the team and ex-punter Chris Kluwe following an investigation into Kluwe's release and alleged homophobic comments made by special teams coach Mike Priefer. More>>

Mankato assault victim Kolstad says his first words

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Isaac Kolstad’s wife, Molly, composed a post on his CaringBridge page announcing the former Mavericks football player said her name after completing his first week in a transitional rehab facility in the Twin Cities.
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Hodges, Harteau seek independent probe of Flowers arrest

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On Tuesday, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau announced they will ask an independent leader who is not affiliated with a law-enforcement agency to look into the recent arrest of activist Al Flowers. More>>

Minn. musician bikes from Seattle to Boston to honor friend Video included

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He's collaborated with everyone from Eric Clapton the world-renowned Minnesota Orchestra, but a local musician is putting his career on hold to remember a lifelong friend who died of cancer. More>>

Minneapolis dad shot after confronting son's bullies on bus Video included

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Sixteen-year old Joshua Davis Ford has been charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a father after he confronted Ford on a Metro Transit bus for harassing his son. More>>

Former Selma's Ice Cream Shop owner needs help with health Video included

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She was the ice cream shop owner who never said no to someone who needed a job, but the daughter of the 69-year-old who once owned Selma's Ice Cream Parlor is now hoping the community she helped will repay the kindness. More>>

Husband: Drinking and driving 'will never happen again' Video included

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The Minnetonka Beach, Minn., man who was charged with criminal vehicular homicide after running over his wife in the couples' driveway told the judge he will never drink and drive again in his first court appearance. More>>

Man saves woman, baby girl from St. Paul arson Video included

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A St. Paul, Minn., man rescued a mother and her 7-month-old baby girl from a burning duplex late Monday night, and Tuesday morning, officials confirmed that fire was intentionally set. More>>

European Union imposes 1st broad sanctions on Russia, US joins Video included

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With the conflict in Ukraine continuing to draw international attention, the European Union made its first-ever move to impose broad sanctions on Russian oil companies, banks and defense firms on Tuesday. More>>

Terrell Mayes loses another birthday to Minneapolis gang violence Video included

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It was nearly 3 years ago that Terrell Mayes was struck by a bullet while carrying a plate of spaghetti upstairs. Today would have been Terrell's 6th birthday.


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Jesse Ventura wins defamation lawsuit, jury awards $1.8M in damages Video included

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Jesse Ventura has been awarded $1.8 million in damages in a defamation lawsuit against the estate of  "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. The jury awarded Ventura $500,000 for defamation and $1.3 million for the author's unjust enrichment. More>>

Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach opens to swimmers again

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After water samples taken from Thomas Beach on Monday showed that bacteria levels had dropped below the state's threshold, Minneapolis park officials re-opened the popular swimming spot at 3 p.m. Tuesday. More>>

Northfield police warn of 'threat to public' after robbery, shooting

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The Northfield Police Department is urging members of the public to be on alert after a citizen was robbed and shot shortly after midnight on Tuesday near Highway 3 and 3rd Street West. More>>

Great weather for stargazing: Peak of Delta Aquariid meteor shower

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This may not be the biggest and brightest celestial event of the year, but with our near perfect summer weather, it will be a great night to do a little stargazing. The annual Southern Delta Aquariid meteor shower will be at its peak from Monday night to Tuesday morning. There is the possibility of catching a glimpse of a meteor every More>>

Delta to stream free entertainment to travelers' mobile devices

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Delta Air Lines will roll out free entertainment options in every seat for all domestic aircraft and two-cabin regional jets on August 1. More>>

WASECA PLOT: Attempted murder charges dropped Video included

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A judge has dismissed four counts of attempted murder and two counts of attempted damage to property that were leveled against a 17-year-old accused of plotting to attack a Waseca, Minn., school. More>>

'It was an accident' but Minnetonka Beach man charged with running over wife Video included

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Diane Rawlings-Meder told paramedics “it was an accident" when husband ran her over in the driveway of their Minnetonka Beach, Minn. home, but David Meder was charged Monday with criminal vehicular homicide after registering a .155 BAC. More>>

St. Paul police meet, greet at Safe Summer Night BBQs Video included

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Encountering a police officer is something most people dread, but residents in St. Paul are trying to change that by organizing barbecues and inviting officers to come out to interact in the community. More>>

Firings of 2 Minneapolis cops for racial slurs in Green Bay upheld Video included

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The Minneapolis Civil Service Commission has upheld the firings of two police officers over an altercation at a Green Bay, Wis., bar that was riddled with racial slurs while the two were off-duty nearly one year ago.
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INVESTIGATORS: Humans still helping emerald ash borer Video included

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It's been 5 years since a bug that threatens to wipe out millions of trees was first discovered in Minnesota, but despite the rules that were put in place to stop the spread, the emerald ash borer is still on the move.
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Worker electrocuted on CapX2020 power line near Fairfax, Minn. Video included

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One worker was electrocuted and another remains hospitalized following a workplace accident along the CapX2020 power line northeast of Fairfax, Minn. More>>

What will happen to the 'Mighty Ducks' arena? Video included

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For 46 years, hockey players have laced up at the Columbia Arena in Fridley, Minn., which made its on-screen debut in "D3: The Mighty Ducks." It doesn't seem to hold the same glory as it did in 1996 and it's in desperate need of a $2 million renovation. More>>

Pawn America robbers overheard bragging at Georgia hotel

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A nationwide warrant has been issued for the father-son duo suspected of robbing a Pawn America store in Roseville, Minn. after they were overheard bragging about their heist at Georgia hotel. More>>

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  • Vikings attorney 'will fully defend' team in court if no Kluwe resolution

    Vikings attorney 'will fully defend' team in court if no Kluwe resolution

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:41 AM EDT2014-07-30 13:41:35 GMT
    Vikings attorney Roberta Kaplan issued a statement regarding an investigation and potential lawsuit between the team and ex-punter Chris Kluwe following an investigation into Kluwe's release and alleged homophobic comments made by special teams coach Mike Priefer.
    Vikings attorney Roberta Kaplan issued a statement regarding an investigation and potential lawsuit between the team and ex-punter Chris Kluwe following an investigation into Kluwe's release and alleged homophobic comments made by special teams coach Mike Priefer.
  • Coaching is in Mike Zimmer's blood

    Coaching is in Mike Zimmer's blood

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:58:58 GMT
    From the day he could grasp a football, Ann and Bill Zimmer Sr. saw in their eldest son, Mike, the ambition, desire, and the tenacity to succeed in whatever he did.
    From the day he could grasp a football, Ann and Bill Zimmer Sr. saw in their eldest son, Mike, the ambition, desire, and the tenacity to succeed in whatever he did.
  • Vikings LS Loeffler thought Priefer's comment 'was a joke'

    Vikings special teams coach Priefer addresses suspension

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:59 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:59:55 GMT
    Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer addressed his 3-game suspension and offered an apology on the first day of training camp in Mankato on Thursday.
    Vikings special teams coach Mike Priefer addressed his 3-game suspension and offered an apology on the first day of training camp in Mankato on Thursday.
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  • THE REPORTERS: Glen Taylor, Archdiocese whistleblower, Jesse Ventura trial

    THE REPORTERS: Glen Taylor, Archdiocese whistleblower, Jesse Ventura trial

    Friday, July 18 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-18 21:30:10 GMT
    In this edition of The Reporters with Tom Lyden: One-on-one with Glen Taylor in his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune. Minnesota Public Radio's Madeleine Baran, whistleblower Jennifer Haselberger and the sex scandal saga at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. And an insider's perspective of Jesse Ventura's defamation trial against the late author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
    In this edition of The Reporters with Tom Lyden: One-on-one with Glen Taylor in his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune. Minnesota Public Radio's Madeleine Baran, whistleblower Jennifer Haselberger and the sex scandal saga at the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. And an insider's perspective of Jesse Ventura's defamation trial against the late author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
  • Glen Taylor one-on-one

    Glen Taylor one-on-one

    In his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune, Glen Taylor talks about news coverage, conflict of interest, buyouts, and bias.

    In his first major television interview since buying the Star Tribune, Glen Taylor talks about news coverage, conflict of interest, buyouts, and bias.

  • Glen Taylor extra

    Glen Taylor extra

  • Are you kidding me?More>>

  • Comparing Ray Rice's 2-game suspension for punching fiancee

    Comparing Ray Rice's 2-game suspension for punching fiancee

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:17 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:17:48 GMT
    Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens will be suspended 2 games by the NFL for a Feb. 15 incident in Atlantic City, New Jersey in which he allegedly punched his fiancee, knocking her unconscious before dragging her out of an elevator. Here’s how Rice’s suspension compares to those of his NFL colleagues.
    Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens will be suspended 2 games by the NFL for a Feb. 15 incident in Atlantic City, New Jersey in which he allegedly punched his fiancee, knocking her unconscious before dragging her out of an elevator. Here’s how Rice’s suspension compares to those of his NFL colleagues.
  • Mother: 4-Year-Old Banned From Doughnut Shop Over Comment

    Mother: 4-Year-Old Banned From Doughnut Shop Over Comment

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:22:15 GMT
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
    4-year-old Justin Otero is a curious guy, but his curiosity got him into some trouble at his local Connecticut doughnut shop.
  • Beautiful brows by day, gun range by night

    Beautiful brows by day, gun range by night

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:51:05 GMT
    Krystal Dunn is ambitious -- she opened up Brow Bella salon at age 24. By day, she pampers guests by shaping their eyebrows amid other delightful spa services, but by night, she’s a competitive shooter.
    Krystal Dunn is ambitious -- she opened up Brow Bella salon at age 24. By day, she pampers guests by shaping their eyebrows amid other delightful spa services, but by night, she’s a competitive shooter.

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