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  1. Thrift stores make more revenue being less choosyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Star Tribune

    Recycling processor Travis Austin sorted items at the Goodwill Outlet in Brooklyn Park. Charities are no longer choosy about what can be donated.

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  2. Funeral for Barway Collins postponed so Liberian mother can attendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Star Tribune

    Barway Collins' funeral has been postponed to allow more time for the boy's biological mother to travel from Liberia and attend. The funeral for the slain 10-year-old boy whose body was found in the Mississippi River had been scheduled for Saturday at Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis .

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  3. Sentencing today for 'smiley face' drunk driver who killed teen at lightRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 24 | Star Tribune

    The presiding Hennepin County judge has taken note: While the defendant "was updating his social media with inappropriate and insensitive material, Jason McCarthy was dying." Sentencing day is here for a 25-year-old Coon Rapids man who drove while extremely drunk and fatally rammed a teenager's car waiting at a Brooklyn Park red light, then shrugged off the crash soon after with a Facebook "smiley face" symbol accompanying a photo of his mangled vehicle.

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  4. $6.6B transportation bill to be debated in Minnesota House todayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 21 | Star Tribune

    A $7 billion transportation bill that seeks to fix Minnesota's ailing roads and bridges, but limits new spending on mass transit, will be debated by lawmakers on the House floor Tuesday afternoon at the Capitol. The Republican plan calls for $6.6 billion to be spent on the state's aging infrastructure over the next two years, but caps spending on metro-area transit projects, including the planned Bottineau light- rail line connecting downtown Minneapolis with Brooklyn Park , and suburban bus-rapid transit.

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  5. Track and field's elite to gather at Hamline meetRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 19 | Star Tribune

    The best track and field athletes in Minnesota - well, most of them - will gather Friday at Klas Stadium in St. Paul for the 10th annual Hamline Elite Meet. Any track and field athlete can register for the meet, but as the name of the meet implies, the field is limited and entries are accepted based on the best marks posted this year.

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  6. Sameh Wadi brings flavors to spicy new cookbookRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 18 | Star Tribune

    An open tin of spices sits before me, wafting a beguiling fragrance of cardamom, allspice, coriander seeds and peppercorns. It's the Se7en Spice blend that Sameh Wadi puts to serious use at his Minneapolis restaurants, Saffron and World Street Kitchen.

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  7. update: Current drive timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | Star Tribune

    The first hint of any congestion comes on southbound Hwy. 169 between County Road 81 and 63rd Avenue in Brooklyn Park .

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  8. Blaine poised to limit number of massage businessesRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 14 | Star Tribune

    The City Council is poised to cap the number of massage business licenses at one for every 2,500 residents, which currently would be 24. When the final vote is taken later this spring, Blaine could be one of the first cities in the metro area to limit that type of business, according to city staff. Some massage therapists worry that the cap will hinder competition as the industry grows quickly and is more widely considered a viable pain-management alternative.

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  9. Day 1 of 494 project was no-goRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Star Tribune

    West-metro commuters faced a hellacious commute Monday morning as an ill-timed storm conspired with planned road construction to snarl traffic all the way from Rogers to Maple Grove . The issues rippled out from a much-awaited construction project to expand Interstate 494 between the Fish Lake Interchange and Hwy.

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  10. I-494 construction brought big headaches for west metro driversRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 13 | Star Tribune

    Construction on I-494 in the west metro had a wide impact Monday morning as the ripple effect had traffic crammed all the way from Rogers to Maple Grove . Commuters easily doubled their drive times as traffic stacked up not only on I-494 but also on eastbound 94 from Hwy.

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  11. Liberian immigrant community refocuses on missing Crystal boyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | Star Tribune

    At a news conference Monday, a pastor addressed suspicions directed at Barway Collins' father and pleaded for more attention to the boy's fate. Liberian community leaders said Tuesday that a news conference held Monday to try to clear the air about the disappearance of 10-year-old Barway Collins eased some of the suspicion and confusion that has swept through the tight-knit immigrant community.

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  12. 9 a.m. update: Rush hour wrap upRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | Star Tribune

    Rain that arrived just in time for Monday's morning rush hour, along with the end of spring break and more traffic on the roads, made it for an active commute. A number of crashes added to the time drivers spent on the roads.

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  13. 2015 road construction will put the squeeze on Twin Cities trafficRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | Star Tribune

    Be patient, MnDOT says, because resurfacing, reconstruction and expansion projects will improve many roads that are in serious need of attention. A spate of resurfacing, rebuilding and expansion projects will squeeze traffic on several of the area's most heavily traveled routes, according to details about the $1 billion construction season released Thursday by the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

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  14. Brooklyn Park coupled bilked $300K from Minnesota with personal care assistant billing, charges sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 1 | Star Tribune

    A Brooklyn Park couple is charged with bilking more than $300,000 from the Department of Human Services, according to charges filed Wednesday. Sandra R. Bakare and her husband, Abimbola Bakare, both 43, allegedly filed false personal care assistance and qualified professional timesheets for the company they co-owned, Dependable Care, Inc. Sandra Bakare owned 51 percent stake in the company, and allegedly filed $303,534.04 in false claims.

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  15. Foster agency appeals revocation, saying it's "sacrificial lamb"Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | Star Tribune

    A foster care placement agency under fire after a 6-year-old girl died in one of its homes last year has appealed the state's decision to revoke its license. Family Alternatives executive director Joan Riebel said Monday her agency is being scapegoated for the death of Kendrea Johnson, who was found hanging from a bunk bed in a Brooklyn Park foster home in December.

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  16. State revokes licenses of foster providers after 6-year-old's deathRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | Star Tribune

    BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. Photo provided by Fox 9 news/KSMP 6-year-old Kendrea Johnson.

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  17. Authorities charge second man in 2014 NE. fatal shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Star Tribune

    A second suspect has been charged in the slaying last fall of a 37-year-old man in northeast Minneapolis . The victim was apparently shot during a robbery as he walked home from a bus stop, authorities said.

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  18. Park-and-ride system has plenty of room as usage drops slightly in 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | Star Tribune

    The number of people using metro area park and ride facilities in the seven-county metro area dropped slightly in 2014 and just over half of the available parking spaces were being used, according to a presentation Metro Transit officials gave last week to the Metropolitan Council's Transportation Committee. But that does not mean that the system is overbuilt and demand is waning, said Stephen Hannon, an associate planner with Metro Transit.

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  19. Brooklyn Park youngster helps others 'Feel Better'Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Alanna Worrall makes “Feel Better” baskets for kids who are hospitalized. Here, she's pictured with creations from a previous year.

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  20. Apartment construction booms in Twin Cities after decades-long droughtRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 14, 2015 | Star Tribune

    Several new market-rate apartment complexes are in the works, reversing a decades-old trend in which single-family home construction has driven growth. A $90 million, 480-unit upscale-apartment project proposed by Doran Companies is planned for the Hwy.

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