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1 arrested after 2 backpacks found left unattended at marathon finish line

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One man was arrested in connection with two unattended backpacks left at the marathon finish line Tuesday, exactly one year after the Boston Marathon bombings. More>>

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Alleged cult leader Victor Barnard charged with molesting 'Maidens' Video included

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Prosecutors in Pine County have charged an alleged cult leader, Victor Barnard, with 59 counts of sexual misconduct involving two of his underage followers after a FOX 9 Investigation. Police say Barnard is currently a fugitive. More>>

Todd Hoffner to coach football again at MSU-Mankato Video included

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Todd Hoffner, the former Minnesota State University, Mankato head football coach, says he intends to return to coach football for the Mavericks tomorrow. More>>

BOSTON MARATHON: Minn. runners share reasons for return Video included

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The scars of the terrorist attack that ripped a gaping hole into one of America's grandest cities are still visible one year later, but at least two of the Minnesotans that witnessed it say they wont' be scared away. More>>

BBB warns of fraudulent online dog breeder's financial bite Video included

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The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota is issuing a nationwide warning about a big uptick in fraudulent dog breeder websites that display fake addresses in the Twin Cities. More>>

3 girls arrested after brutal beating caught on camera Video included

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As Minneapolis police announce arrests in a violent attack that was filmed and posted on social media, officers are also warning people that carrying expensive smart phones in public could put them at risk. More>>

3 charged in violent Edina, Minneapolis robberies Video included

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Two juveniles and an adult have been charged in a series of robberies in Minneapolis and Edina, including one attack so violent it nearly killed a man. More>>

TAX DAY: Gov. Dayton to outline tax cut package impact Video included

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It's Tax Day, and this year in Minnesota, a newly-enacted $440 million tax relief package added a bit of confusion for taxpayers, so Gov. Mark Dayton will discuss the impact of the tax cuts on Tuesday afternoon. More>>

PHOTOS: Blood Moon, April 15, 2014

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People in the United States will see 4 total lunar eclipses in the next 2 years, an uncommon event that will happen only 8 times this century. More>>

IMAGES: Tributes to Boston Marathon victims, survivors

Tributes to the Boston Marathon victims could be seen throughout the city Tuesday.
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Paralyzed in line of duty in 1991, Polk County Deputy Seversen dies

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The Polk County Sheriff's Office announced the death of former Deputy Sheriff Mike Seversen. Severson was permanently paralyzed after he was shot on April 19th, 1991. More>>

Deputy shot during traffic stop near Perley, Minn.

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A Norman County deputy was taken to the hospital Tuesday morning after a shooting in Perley, Minn., just north of Fargo-Moorhead.
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Pullman Elementary parodies 'What Does the Fox Say' during MCA tests

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Educators often dread MCA testing time, but one teacher at Pullman Elementary in St. Paul Park decided to lighten the mood.
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Burnsville man, 33, charged in photo shoot sex assault

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Felony charges have been filed against a man accused of messaging a girl with a modeling offer on Facebook before allegedly drugging her and sexually assaulting her at a photo shoot. More>>

Rochester bar employee hospitalized from carbon dioxide poisoning

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A Rochester, Minn. bar employee is in serious condition at the Mayo Clinic after being poisoned by carbon dioxide leaking from a soda fizz machine. More>>

McNally Smith students to open for Youngblood Brass Band Video included

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A popular brass band that got its start in Wisconsin that traveled north is doing more than teaching a group of metro college students a thing or two about music -- they'll be sharing the stage. More>>

Pit bull owner fights 'potentially dangerous' label after dog park bite Video included

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Many dog owners love bringing their four-legged friends to off-leash areas for socialization and exercise, but for two dog owners in Coon Rapids, an outing with the pups literally ended in punches. More>>

NRA member selected for murder trial of Little Falls homeowner Video included

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Jury selection began Monday in the high-profile murder trial of Byron Smith, the Little Falls homeowner who is facing first-degree murder charges after he admitted fatally shooting two teens who broke in. More>>

RIOT CHARGES: Richfield man, 22, accused of throwing bottles, rocks Video included

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It's been two days since riot police descended on Dinkytown to address some post-game disturbances, and while it's still unclear what could happen to students involved, a Richfield man is now facing charges. More>>

MINIMUM WAGE: Gov. Dayton signs $9.50 hike into law Video included

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On Monday afternoon, Gov. Mark Dayton signed a bill that will increase Minnesota's minimum wage into law, meaning many Minnesotans will see a raise this summer. More>>

Owner of Lino Lakes massage business arrested before China flight

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Stephanie Rae Lasch, owner of StoneWater Massage & Skin Care, was arrested early Thursday morning while attempting to board a one-way flight to China after defrauding customers, according to police. More>>

$4,000 reward for info on death of Carrie Olson

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The reward for information leading to an arrested and conviction in the death of missing Iowa woman Carrie Olson has been increased to $4,000. Olson, 29, was missing for more than 3 months before her body was found Saturday, April 5 on an empty lot near Hastings, Minn. More>>

The Lexington gets new life with new chef-owner team Video included

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St. Paul's historic supper club The Lexington has new owners tied to a pair of Minneapolis hot spots, the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reports. More>>

MISSING: Waite Park police seek help finding vulnerable woman

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The Waite Park Police Department is calling on the public to help find 66-year-old Lucy Jane Clark, who was last seen at her home on Monday, April 7, and is considered a vulnerable adult. More>>

5 problems, 6 recommendations for Twin Cities Archdiocese in task force report Video included

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A report from the 7-member, vicar-appointed task force found "serious shortcomings" in the handling of clergy sexual misconduct issues within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that "created opportunities for some priests to harm children." More>>

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  • Todd Hoffner to coach football again at MSU-Mankato

    Arbitrator: Mankato football coach firing was wrong

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:15 AM EDT2014-04-16 04:15:14 GMT
    Todd Hoffner, the former Minnesota State University, Mankato head football coach, says he intends to return to coach football for the Mavericks tomorrow.
    Todd Hoffner, the former Minnesota State University, Mankato head football coach, says he intends to return to coach football for the Mavericks tomorrow.
  • PHOTOS: TCF tears up turf

    PHOTOS: TCF tears up turf

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-04-15 20:16:05 GMT
    With the Vikings moving in, the old turf is on the way out to make way for a heated field.
    With the Vikings moving in, the old turf is on the way out to make way for a heated field.
  • Lynx bolster shooting, front line in 2014 draft

    Lynx bolster shooting, front line in 2014 draft

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:18:32 GMT
    The Minnesota Lynx drafted four players Monday including a sharp shooting guard from Duke and a 6'4 center to add some depth down low.
    The Minnesota Lynx drafted four players Monday including a sharp shooting guard from Duke and a 6'4 center to add some depth down low.

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