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2 hrs ago | Star Tribune

I-94 ramp shift into downtown Minneapolis headed for approval

A plan to reramp westbound access from Interstate 94 to downtown Minneapolis is headed toward key approval next week by the City Council.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN

6 hrs ago | Finance and Commerce

Met Council to develop transit equity plan

The said this week it would develop a regional equity plan following a push from a coalition of north Minneapolis groups and U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison to secure benefits for communities of color in the Southwest Light Rail Transit project The plan will try to go beyond the concerns raised with the Southwest project and serve as a framework for the ... (more)

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19 hrs ago | Star Tribune

Voter mix-up in Kahn-Noor legislative race wasn't fraud

Somali-American activist Omar Jamal, foreground, addressed a panel called to look into the validity of 141 voter registrations associated with a private mailbox in Minneapolis.

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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Journal

Parents of GOP candidate make campaign a family affair

Scott Honour's campaign for the Republican governor candidacy is a family affair.

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Related Topix: New Ulm, MN, Mound, MN, Pepperdine University, University of Pennsylvania

Star Tribune

Minneapolis gang member in jail gun ring pleads guilty

A Minneapolis gang member who romanced a Hennepin County corrections officer and convinced her to buy guns for him while he was jailed pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to illegal possession of firearms.

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Related Topix: Prison, Minneapolis, MN, St. Louis Park, MN, US News, ATF

CBS Local

Man, 24, Charged In Connection With N. Mpls. Shooting

A Minneapolis man has been charged with second degree murder and attempted second degree murder in connection with a fatal shooting in north Minneapolis that occurred over Fourth of July weekend, according to Hennepin County Attorney Michael O. Freeman.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Minneapolis, MN, Criminal Defense Law, Law

City Pages

World's 3rd-largest crane erected in Mpls to help build Vikings stadium [PHOTOS]

A nearly 400-foot-tall crane is now, um, erect at the site of the new Vikings stadium, where it will remain for the next 15 months as the stadium construction continues.

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Twin Cities Daily Planet

OPINION | Peace in the Valley and transit equity for all

When compromises are reached at the State Capitol, legislators typically pronounce "Peace in the Valley."

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, St. Louis Park, MN, Opinion

Star Tribune

Counterpoint: The upright go upward? If only it were so easy

On June 29, Mitch Pearlstein defended U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's statement that there is a culture problem in the inner cities with men not working.

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Related Topix: Prison, Opinion

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Star Tribune

Seifert becomes first GOP gubernatorial candidate to visit all 87 counties

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

CBS Local

DNA Helps Crack 1998 Mpls. Double Murder Case

When 18-year-old Carrie Richter and 20-year-old Dustin Baity didn't show up for a gathering on Christmas Day 1998, their families grew suspicious.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Weird

Star Tribune

Man indicted in 1998 homicides of young northeast Mpls. couple

A suspect has been identified in the long-mysterious murders of a young couple that caused shock and fear in a northeast Minneapolis neighborhood.

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CBS Local

Cologne Man, 81, Killed In Carver County Crash

An 81-year-old man was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday in Carver County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

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Related Topix: Carver County, MN, Cologne, MN

Star Tribune

Lily show, garden tours and more

Lilies will be in the spotlight this weekend when the North American Lily Society's show and convention come to town.

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Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home, Bloomington, MN, Minnetonka, MN

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Star Tribune

County seeks felony conviction for Maple Grove City Council member

After missing her fourth city meeting Tuesday night, Maple Grove City Council Member LeAnn Sargent is expected to return next month after being released from the county workhouse last week.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

KSTP

Hodges, Harteau Responding to Mpls. Weekend Violence, 2 Arrested

Following a weekend of violence, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges will walk with community leaders along the Broadway Avenue and Lyndale Avenue North area Tuesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Violent Crime

KSTP

Federal, State Officials Continue Storm Damage Assessments

Crews from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be back in Minnesota on Tuesday to survey more of the damage from the recent flooding.

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Related Topix: FEMA, US News, Minnesota, Bloomington, MN, Medina, MN, St. Louis Park, MN

CBS Local

MPCA Proposes To Add 2 Sites To Superfund List

The proposed additions are the former Executive Cleaners site in Worthington in Nobles County of southwestern Minnesota, and the Spring Park Municipal Wells site in Spring Park near Lake Minnetonka in Hennepin County.

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Related Topix: Nobles County, MN

Insight News

Meet an election judge: Erica Mauter

Since beginning graduate school, blogger Erica Mauter has gotten more involved in the political process by volunteering for different campaigns, but now she's ready to take her civic engagement to the next level by becoming an election judge.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

KSTP

Southwest Light Rail Project Enters Crucial Week, Fate Remains Uncertain

It's a crucial week for Minnesota's most expensive transit project, with its fate still very much up in the air.

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Related Topix: Minneapolis, MN, Eden Prairie, MN

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