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3 hrs ago | Twin Cities Daily Planet

A future for the Midtown Farmers Market grows more certain

The Midtown Farmers Market, well into its 12th year of operation at the corner of Lake St. and Hiawatha Ave., is a bustling place that attracts shoppers from the surrounding neighborhoods as well as other parts of South Minneapolis.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN

4 hrs ago | Star Tribune

On the beat: Best PR folks can give and take 'flak'

In a direct attempt at sucking up, here is a list of favorites who handle a cranky reporter with invariable aplomb: Jeff Anderson, an Iowa native who started as an intern for the Minnesota Vikings, now the team's director of communications.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Amy Klobuchar

15 hrs ago | KSTP

Hennepin County Sheriff's Deputies to Start Carrying Heroin Antidote

The move comes after a new law passed this year. Officials say the law comes at an important time as the number of heroin-related deaths continues to rise, breaking records in 2013.

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21 hrs ago | TwinCities

Sex trafficking victims shelter opens Friday on St. Paul's East Side

When a shelter opens in St. Paul's East Side on Friday, girls who could've been charged as criminals and detained for involvement in sex trafficking will instead have a safe place to stay and heal.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Minnesota, Columbia Heights, MN, Anoka County, MN

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Star Tribune

4-year sentence for speeding Corvette driver who killed nephew on along for ride

One year after killing his nephew in a high-speed drunken-driving crash, an Eden Prairie man was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for criminal vehicular homicide.

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Related Topix: Eden Prairie, MN, Minnetonka, MN

Insight News

Shem Mustafa Shakir dies, 72

Shakir was interred in Marion Memorial Garden Cemetery on Saturday, July 12, in his hometown of Salters, S.C. A memorial celebration of life for him is scheduled for Sunday, August 10 at 3 p.m. at Macalester College Weyerhaeuser Chapel located at Grand Avenue and Macalester Street in St. Paul.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, Macalester College, Minneapolis, MN

Marshall Independent

GOP hopefuls square off in 2nd debate

Republican gubernatorial candidate Marty Seifert said Wednesday's Minnesota Public Radio debate went "extremely well" and that he received positive commentary from numerous people, some of whom weren't even Seifert supporters.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Governors, Small Business, Personal Finance

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Star Tribune

E. coli levels close Lake Independence beaches

At Baker Park Reserve, both the main beach and campground beach on the lake's southern edge were closed, according to Hennepin County.

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Related Topix: Health, E. Coli, Environmental Law, Law

CBS Local

Worker Electrocuted Near Fairfax Identified

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the worker who was electrocuted earlier in the week as a 26-year-old St. Paul Park man.

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Related Topix: St. Paul Park, MN, Fairfax, MN

Star Tribune

North news briefs: Eagle Scout carries on family tradition

Paul Fisher, second from left, received the Eagle Scout rank on July 12 at a ceremony at the Champlin Ice Forum.

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Star Tribune

South metro police blotter

DWI: A man was arrested for DWI after a traffic stop for multiple driving violations near the intersection of Hwy.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Prior Lake, MN

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Star Tribune

Honour leads GOP cash race

Scott Honour, one of four serious contenders in the GOP primary for governor, greeted people along the parade route at the Granite City Days parade in St. Cloud, June 28, 2014.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Mark Dayton, US News, US Senate, US Governors, Democrat

Roseville Review

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A New Brighton man charged with fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct in connection with a July 1 incident at his St. Anthony massage business had his business license suspended by the city of St. Anthony last week.

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Related Topix: St. Anthony, MN, New Brighton, MN, Ramsey County, MN

CBS Local

Police: Suspect At Large After Shooting Man In Northfield Robbery

Police responded to reports of shots fired at about 12:15 a.m. in the area of Highway 3 and 3rd Street West.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Weird

CBS Local

Mpls. Teen Charged With Murder Of Man Defending His Son

A Minneapolis teen is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a man who confronted him on a Metro Transit bus for harassing his son.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Star Tribune

Charge: After clash on bus, teen fatally shot Mpls. father sticking up for his son

Witnesses told police the victim first ran in front of the bus, then toward a gas station.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Criminal Defense Law, Law

City Pages

Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach E. coli closure could end today

Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach has been closed since last Thursday after water samples revealed unsafe E. coli levels in the area.

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City Pages

Jay Nygard is not in jail, and still fighting Orono over his wind turbines

Jay Nygard got the bright idea for a homemade wind turbine in 2010, and set about collecting, in his own words, only the finest parts -- "I didn't buy a piece of shit propeller."

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Related Topix: Orono, MN, Minnetonka, MN, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

Star Tribune

The cash contest: Johnson, House DFL release figures ahead of deadline

With an insider's eye, Hot Dish tracks the tastiest bits of Minnesota's political scene and keep you up-to-date on those elected to serve you.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Star Tribune

Community activist Al Flowers: I did not resist Minneapolis police

Minneapolis community activist Al Flowers and a police union president offered sharply divergent accounts Monday of a weekend incident at Flowers' home, when he was arrested after a confrontation with police.

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