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4 hrs ago | KSTP

Changes Coming to the Heat Index

Chris Franks, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Chanhassen, says the new instruments will make it possible to make the strength of sunlight a factor in determining and reporting safety and comfort information.

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Related Topix: Weather, Chanhassen, MN

Thu Aug 21, 2014

CBS Local

Firefighters Rescue Man From Mpls. Grain Bin

It took firefighters from a special rescue unit hours to reach a man who had fallen 60 feet in an empty grain bin in Minneapolis.

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Star Tribune

Guilty: Wayzata couple skimmed from loan for project to finance lavish trappings

Sentencing for the Carlsons is scheduled for Oct. 30. Prosecutors said they will seek about four years in prison for the defendants.

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Related Topix: Wayzata, MN, Orono, MN

Wed Aug 20, 2014

TwinCities

Evidence from illegal search can't be used for forfeiture

In a decision that civil rights groups said would protect property owners' rights, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that evidence obtained during illegal searches cannot be used to take someone's property through the civil forfeiture process.

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Related Topix: Plymouth, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News, US Supreme Court

Star Tribune

Two men arrested, charged in case of burned body found near Minneapolis dumpster fire

Two men were charged Wednesday in the brutal death of a 31-year-old man whose scorched body was found Aug. 7 near a burning dumpster in south Minneapolis .

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Brooklyn Center, MN

Star Tribune

Zebra mussels found in Hennepin County's Christmas Lake

Zebra mussels have been found in a popular recreational lake in the Twin Cities' west metro area, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Minnetonka, MN, Shorewood, MN

KSTP

Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering Woman, Hiding Body in Impounded Car

The man charged with murdering two women and hiding their bodies in cars that were impounded has pleaded guilty to second degree intentional murder in one of the deaths.

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Related Topix: Anoka County, MN, Columbia Heights, MN

St. Cloud Times

Sex offender meeting canceledSex offender meeting canceledA Level 3...

Sex offender meeting canceled A Level 3 sex offender who was planning to move to Stearns County has changed his mind.

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Related Topix: Stearns County, MN

WWTC-AM Eagan

Southwest Light Rail Preliminary Plans Approved

The Southwest Light Rail Transit Project is one step closer to reality. The Hennepin County Board approved the preliminary design plans yesterday.

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Star Tribune

Hennepin County knew since 1993 of abuse, neglect allegations vs. Minneapolis couple

Hennepin County allowed a Minneapolis couple to keep custody of two of their children, despite having previously removed nine children from their care following accusations of neglect and abuse dating back to 1993, court records show.

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Related Topix: Drugs

Star Tribune

Minneapolis man charged with murder in shooting

Rico Howard was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder for the death of 53-year-old Kenneth Madison.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Southwest light rail edges closer to final approval

"For this system to work for Minneapolis residents and not just for suburban commuters, we need safe, dignified and efficient transit connections," said Council Member Lisa Bender, shown in a file photo.

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Related Topix: Eden Prairie, MN

CBS Local

'Lady' Chisholm Pleads Guilty To Welfare Fraud

Andrea Chisholm and her husband, Colin, are accused of collecting more than $165,000 in welfare payments while living in a lake-front mansion.

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Star Tribune

North news briefs: Open house on 169/101st Av. study

A volunteer gathered prairie seeds at the Crow-Hassan Three Rivers Park. Volunteers are needed for this year's gathering.

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Related Topix: Brooklyn Park, MN, Maple Grove, MN, Osseo, MN, Champlin, MN, Washington County, MN

Business Journal

Guilty plea expected from wife accused of taking welfare while wealthy

One half of the couple accused of accepting welfare while wealthy is expected to plead guilty in court Tuesday afternoon, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office said.

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Related Topix: Deephaven, MN

KVOX-FM Fargo

Minn. primary turnout topped 10 percent barely

Certified results from last week's Minnesota primary show just more than 10 percent of the state's eligible voters cast ballots.

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Business Journal

Plymouth Building deal includes two other office buildings

Heartland Realty has acquired the 15 Building and the shorter, white complex next to it known as the 28-33 Building.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Journal

Moriarty appointed Chief Public Defender in Hennepin County

MINNEAPOLIS Last week former New Ulm resident Mary Moriarty was appointed Chief Public Defender in Hennepin County.

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Related Topix: Macalester College

TwinCities

Charges against Dante Cunningham dropped in domestic assault case

In their dismissal notice, Hennepin County prosecutors said: "Based on further investigation, there is not proof beyond a reasonable doubt for the charged offense."

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Related Topix: Medina, MN

Star Tribune

Mpls. couple charged with murder of 2-month-old daughter

A Minneapolis couple, who had lost custody of nine of their children, were charged with murder Monday after their two-month old daughter suffocated in a laundry basket filled with an adult-sized pillow and blankets, where she regularly slept.

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