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October 24th, 2013

U of M Jumps 435 Spots on FORBES America’s Best College List

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is one of the fastest-improving universities in the nation, according to Forbes.

The university shot up in the ranks among other universities across the country on FORBES America’s Top College List. The U o…

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Medical Pot Backers Hope to Speed Task Force Work

Potential users of medical marijuana say they hope to counter police concerns about the drug as they work together on a task force overseeing Minnesota’s developing program.
    
When the Legislature approved medical marijuana this …

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Eden Prairie Man Sentenced for Drunk Driving Crash that Killed Nephew

An Eden Prairie man has been sentenced to four years behind bars Thursday for the death of his nephew last fall.

Randoll Sloan, 48, was behind the wheel of his Corvette when it crashed, killing 23-year-old Kyle Boline in Eden Prairie back in Augus…

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New, Inclusive Playground Opens at Minnehaha Regional Park

A new playground is opening at Minnehaha Regional Park that is modeled after the historic auto tourist camp the park board used to run at Minnehaha Falls. 

The inclusive playground will feature various elements that will allow children of all…

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Abbott Dedicates Spot for Book St. Paul Man Dying of Cancer Wrote to Sons

A book a St. Paul man wrote to his sons while dying of cancer has a permanent place in history at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

On Wednesday, the hospital dedicated a new AMVETS post in honor of Lieutenant Colonel Mark Weber.

Weber passed away l…

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MnSCU Reaches Deal with University Faculty

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system has reached a tentative contract agreement with its university faculty union.
    
MnSCU Chancellor Steven Rosenstone announced the deal Wednesday. The St. Paul Pioneer Press repo…

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Should the circus come to town?

I found this article about the relationship between Circus Juventus and the City of St. Paul to be interesting:  http://www.startribune.com/local/west/268673032.html?page=1&c=y It sounds to me like Circus Juventus might be looking for a new community to call home.  Should it be …
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Brooklyn Center Teen Killed in Crash Described as ‘Kind’ and ‘Talented’

A Brooklyn Center teen who was killed in a rear-end crash last week was a “wonderful, kind, loving, talented, giving and very lovely boy,” loved ones wrote on his CaringBridge site.

Sixteen-year-old Jason McCarthy was killed Tuesday, J…

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Residents Near Minnehaha Park Voice Concerns about Parking

Residents near Minnehaha Park will be fighting for parking relief once again.

About 1.5 million people visit the park each year, and residents say it’s nearly impossible to find parking in front of their own homes.

“When you can’t have a p…

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Volunteers Make Improvements to Minnesota Veterans Home

The Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis will be getting some upgrades Wednesday.

Volunteers from “UnitedHealthcare Military and Veterans” and “Rebuilding Together Twin Cities” are teaming up to make the home better for t…

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Police: North Mpls. Stabbing Victim Boarded Bus to Downtown Mpls.

Police say a stabbing victim boarded a bus from North Minneapolis and ended up downtown before being taken by ambulance to Hennepin County Medical Center early Wednesday morning.

Minneapolis officers were called to First Avenue North and Ninth Str…

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Maple Grove Man who Lost Legs in 2013 Boating Accident is Back on Water

Mark Mann of Maple Grove lost both his legs from the knees down in a jet skiing accident on Father’s Day of 2013 on Balsam Lake.

In October, he received custom-fit prosthetics. Now, this summer it looks like he’s getting comfortable with the…

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Teen Charged in N. Mpls. Fatal Shooting Following Bus Confrontation

A 16-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder in connection to a shooting death following an argument on a Minneapolis bus.

The shooting happened Thursday around 7 p.m. in a parking lot of the Penn Gas Stop on the 2600 block of Penn&nbs…

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Minnetonka Beach Man Charged for Running over Wife, Killing Her

A Minnetonka Beach man was charged Monday with being drunk when he ran over his wife last week, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman.

David Meder, 57, was charged with a single count of criminal vehicular homicide or operation-operat…

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N. Mpls. Community Celebrates Life of Terrell Mayes on Would-Be 6th Birthday

It’s been 2 ½ years since 3-year-old Terrell Mayes Jr. was hit and killed by a stray bullet in North Minneapolis. On Tuesday, which would have been Terrell’s sixth birthday, MAD DADS of Minneapolis hosted an event to celebrate his life….

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