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Yesterday | Star Tribune

Schools get special attention during Severe Weather Awareness Week

The apparent onset of enduring spring warmth across Minnesota also brings the likelihood of violent weather - a fitting coincidence for Severe Weather Awareness Week, which runs Monday through Friday.

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Related Topix: Weather, Minnesota, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Meteorology, Science, Gustavus Adolphus College

Fri Apr 18, 2014

Star Tribune

Wheelage tax dollars to help whittle Hennepin, Ramsey road work

Rough roads in Hennepin and Ramsey counties will get fixed more quickly as public works crews take advantage of new money to speed up projects that would have been put off for a year or more.

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Related Topix: Ramsey County, MN, St. Paul, MN, Roseville, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, Shoreview, MN

Star Tribune

North Side safety summit examines ways to fight crime in troubled Minneapolis neighborhoods

Minneapolis Police Chief Jane Harteau held a "Northside Safety Summit" Friday that was part workshop, part brainstorm designed to address entrenched crime patterns on the city's north side - and head off the start of a crime wave that typically accompanies warmer weather.

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Related Topix: Weather, General Mills, Food, Agriculture

Myrtle Beach Online

Scottish 'aristocrats' say they're broke for real this time

After seven years of allegedly feigning poverty to benefits workers in Minnesota and Florida, the couple is now actually broke.

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Related Topix: Minnesota

Minnesota Monthly

Shades of Blue

Mental pain may be less visible than physical pain, but in some cases it can be harder to bear - especially when the attempt to conceal it increases the sufferer's burden and when there doesn't seem to be any identifiable reason for persistent, insidious sadness.

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Related Topix: Depression, Genetics

CBS Local

Good Question: What Happens To All The Trash At The Mall Of America?

Every year, 42 million people visit the more than 500 stores and restaurants at the Mall of America.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

St. Cloud Times

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweepMore than 65 arrested...

More than 65 arrested in Minnesota heroin sweep on sctimes.com: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/minnesota/2014/04/17/arrested-minnesota-heroin-sweep/7849117/ Hennepin County Sheriff Rich Stanke held up a flier inviting anyone to come to an emergency meeting to keep heroin out of Hennepin County during a press conference, to announce that ... (more)

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Related Topix: Drugs, Minnesota Government, Minnesota

Business Journal

Former Select Comfort CEO buys $3.5M Wayzata home from investment banker

The value of the three lots at the address were estimated at $2.31 million, according to Hennepin County property tax records.

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Related Topix: Wayzata, MN

KSTP

Minn. Couple Accused of Collecting Welfare While Yachting Makes Court Appearance

The Minnesota couple arrested last month near Fort Lauderdale after allegedly collecting welfare while living on a yacht was scheduled to make their first court appearance Thursday.

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Related Topix: Deephaven, MN

Star Tribune

Lake Minnetonka couple accused of getting rich off welfare head to court

The county attorney's office said it will seek a bail increase to $300,000 each for Colin Chisholm III, 62, and his wife, Andrea Chisholm, 54, and surrender of their passports.

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Star Tribune

Heavy snowfall in northwest metro; 19 inches in Isanti

Minnesotans to the north and west of the Twin Cities are waking up Thursday to snowfall totals in the high double digits.

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Related Topix: Minnesota, Maple Grove, MN, Arden Hills, MN

Wed Apr 16, 2014

CBS Local

April Storm Dumps Foot Of Snow In Minn., Wis.

Just when it seemed like spring was here, an April snowstorm has dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of Minnesota.

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Related Topix: Weather

Star Tribune

Police see more heroin surfacing across Minneapolis

The number of cases in the past two years is well above what police had been seeing over the past decade.

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Related Topix: Drugs

TwinCities

Edina rapist threatened judges, victim's family, charges say

New charges has been filed against an Edina man, alleging he harassed Minnesota court and law enforcement officials -- including several judges -- involved in his 1998 rape conviction, and his later unwanted contact with the victim's family.

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Related Topix: Edina, MN, Ramsey County, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Richfield, MN

Star Tribune

Minneapolis man pleads guilty to having unprotected sex when he knew he was HIV-posiitive

A Minneapolis man who didn't tell two men that he was HIV-positive when he had unprotected sex with them pleaded guilty to charges related to those actions Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Apr 15, 2014

Star Tribune

Rep. Paulsen has nearly 70 to 1 cash advantage over likely Democratic opponent

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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Twin Cities Daily Planet

OPINION | Roosevelt Library hours should be extended

The Standish and Ericsson neighborhoods are fortunate to have a great neighborhood library, Roosevelt Library , right here in the community.

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Related Topix: Libraries, Opinion

TwinCities

Dayton, DFLers pad campaign war chests

Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has far more cash in his campaign treasury than all seven of his Republican challengers combined.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Dayton, MN, Mark Dayton, US Governors, Orono, MN, 2012 Presidential Election

City Pages

Meth lab found in nice southwest Minneapolis neighborhood

Members of the U.S. Marshals North Star Fugitive Task Force got a rude awakening when they tried to apprehend a fugitive at a house at 5137 Abbott Avenue South in the Fulton neighborhood of southwest Minneapolis last Friday morning.

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Star Tribune

Two teens, 1 adult are charged with violent robberies in Edina, SW Mpls.

Two teens and an adult have been charged with three violent robberies in Edina and southwest Minneapolis , a string of crimes that nearly took a man's life.

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Related Topix: Edina, MN, Minneapolis, MN

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