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  1. Charges: Robber's gun pressed to Brooklyn Park man's head fails to fire 3 timesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday | Star Tribune

    The loaded handgun was pressed to the temple of a man interrupting a garage burglary at Brooklyn Park apartment complex. Twice more, police say, the 21-year-old gunman squeezed the trigger.

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  2. Final environmental study for Bottineau Blue Line light rail publishedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Star Tribune

    The final environmental review for the $1.54 billion Bottineau Blue Line light rail project has been published, a key step in the development of the 13-mile transit line, which would link downtown Minneapolis to Brooklyn Park. The Metropolitan Council and Federal Transit Administration, partners in the project, have published the nearly 8,000-page blueprint for the line detailing environment-related adjustments that need to be made, said Kathryn O'Brien, assistant director of environmental and agreements for Metro Transit.

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  3. Teen charged with seriously injuring two during Nerf wars gameRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Star Tribune

    A high school student was charged Wednesday with causing serious injury to two innocent bystanders last May during an organized game of Nerf wars in New Hope. Andres Ramirez Villa, 17, of Brooklyn Park, and another driver were involved in a high-speed chase May 16 about 9 p.m. while playing the popular game, which requires players to "stalk" and "kill" each other with toy guns.

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  4. In the narrative of race, why only black ink on white paper?Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 13 | Star Tribune

    It was rainy and cold that March day. Gray clouds, layers of them, floated above the city.

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  5. Study: Big disconnect between jobs and transitRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Star Tribune

    A recent University of Minnesota study found a "serious disconnect" between unemployed workers and job vacancies in the seven-county Twin Cities area. The culprit? The lack of a dependable car, for one, but also the need for a public transportation system that's reliable and convenient.

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  6. Meijer superstore drops plans for a Lake Elmo storeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 11 | Star Tribune

    Scratch Lake Elmo from the list of possible locations that Meijer, the Michigan-based superstore chain, was considering in an expansion into Minnesota. The Lake Elmo Planning Commission recently rejected Meijer's application to build a 193,000 square-foot store after several area residents complained about the size and location of the store.

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  7. West metro briefs: Hennepin County honored for helping workers to bikeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Star Tribune

    This spring, the League of American Bicyclists honored the county with a silver-level "Bicycle Friendly Business" award for its efforts to create a more welcoming atmosphere for workers who bike. Hennepin County provides its employees with secured bike parking, reimburses them for biking expenses and hosts education events like Bike to Work Day, bike maintenance and winter biking classes.

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  8. Paddle the Mississippi, bike the Luce Line and more this weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 8 | Star Tribune

    Head to the Hennepin County side in Brooklyn Park, and see wild songbirds up close as they are carefully trapped, studied, banded and released. Drop in anytime for this free program.

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  9. Cost of proposed Bottineau Blue Line LRT rises 2 percentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 7 | Star Tribune

    The cost of the proposed Bottineau Blue Line light-rail extension between downtown Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park has increased about 2 percent, to $1.54 billion from about $1.5 billion. The $40 million increase was revealed to members of the Blue Line Extension Corridor Management Committee, a Metropolitan Council advisory committee, on Thursday afternoon.

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  10. Crossing ducks cause three-car pileup in FridleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jul 3 | Star Tribune

    Two people were hurt in a three-vehicle pileup Sunday morning when one of the cars stopped on Interstate 694 in Fridley to let ducks cross the road, the State Patrol said. The driver of the first car, John C. Borreson of Crystal, stopped to let the ducks pass and was rear-ended by a second vehicle, which spun out and was hit by a third vehicle driven by Dwaine Peterson, 60, of Brooklyn Park.

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  11. Young men still need regular HIV tests, CDC warnsRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 2 | Star Tribune

    Young men who visit their doctor every year may get routinely tested for many things - but HIV is often not one of them, a study has discovered. Just 1 percent of doctor visits for young men from 2009 to 2012 included an HIV test, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.

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  12. Doctors rarely test young men for HIV, CDC reportsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 29 | Star Tribune

    Doctors aren't testing young men for HIV, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Young men who visit their doctor every year may get routinely tested for many things - but HIV is often not one of them, a study has discovered.

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  13. West metro briefs: Brooklyn Park again takes annual Step To It contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Star Tribune

    For the second year in a row, Brooklyn Park won Hennepin County's annual Step To It Challenge, a four-week step competition in May designed to encourage people to get more physically active. Twenty-four communities participated in the competition, which breaks winners out into three categories: most steps overall, highest average steps per participant and highest percentage of residents participating.

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  14. Brooklyn Park, Columbia Heights open new librariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2016 | Star Tribune

    They still have plenty of books. But expanded meeting spaces, sleek new children and teen areas, and more public computer terminals are the most celebrated changes.

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  15. New Hy-Vee grocery store in Lakeville will carry clothing, tooRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 20, 2016 | Star Tribune

    The Hy-Vee grocery store that opened in Oakdale last September , will be joined by a Lakeville Hy-Vee opening Tuesday and offering clothing as well as groceries. The new Hy-Vee that opens Tuesday in Lakeville continues to raise the bar for what Twin Cities grocery shoppers can expect.

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  16. Donald Trump could cause problems for Rep. Erik Paulsen in Third DistrictRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Election Day is about five months away, but Santiago Tolman, an independent who has voted for Democrats and Republicans, already knows who "He's an embarrassment, if you want one word," the 67-year-old woodworker from Shorewood said of Donald Trump, the presumptive GOP nominee for president. "He's a racist."

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  17. Mpls. rapper behind huge party south of metro where 4 people were shotRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 13, 2016 | Star Tribune

    A Minneapolis rap musician who put together a big bash on the edge of the south metro where four people were shot said Monday that the bloodshed over the weekend compels him to disavow violent messages through his music "from this day forward." The extensive statement from Tavonte Woods follows the mayhem that broke out early Saturday at the Summer Kick Off Mansion Party, an informal, under-the radar gathering staged on rural property in northern Rice County.

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  18. Employee-hungry Design Ready Controls expands to Brooklyn Park; UST focuses on energy "microgrid"Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 4, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Design Ready Controls, a growing manufacturer of electronic-control panels for equipment manufacturers, is also an employee-hungry business in search of workers. The company this year consolidated its several headquarters-and-manufacturing plants into one new Brooklyn Park facility that cost more than $10 million, including equipment.

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  19. UCLA shooter entered estranged wife's home through broken window, Brooklyn Park police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Mainak Sarkar apparently entered his estranged wife's Brooklyn Park home through a broken window in order to kill her before driving to California to kill a UCLA professor, authorities said Friday. Brooklyn Park police found the body of Ashley E. Hasti, 31, about 1:25 a.m. Thursday inside her home in the 2400 block of Pearson Avenue.

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  20. The Latest: Police believe they have found UCLA gunman's carRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | Star Tribune

    Police believe officers have found the car of the gunman who fatally shot his estranged wife in Minnesota then drove to Los Angeles to kill a UCLA professor and himself. Police Capt.

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