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December 7, 2008

The Missing Somali teens suspected of leaving to fight civil war

Friends and family member are speaking out about where several missing Somali teens may have gone to.

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Actor Will Smith to arrive in Twin Cities

Will Smith is reported to attend the red carpet event for the premiere of his newest movie "Seven Pounds" in the Twin Cities.

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November 23, 2008

Mall of America expects growth despite the slow economy

Despite dire predictions in sales for the year, the Mall of America stays optimistic by expecting ending up two to three percent in sales, reported Heather Brown from WCCO.

Although that projection may be down from the seven percent in 2007, the MOA is looking to fair better than most other retail places, according the the WCCO.com article.

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Saudi royalty helps cure Rochester's economic fall

The recent eight-day visit by Saudi Arabia's royal family helped to remedy the city's economic woe's for the year, reported a Rochester Post-Bulletin article.

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November 16, 2008

Health concerns caused by wood-burning

The wood-burning that many Minnesotans use to keep warm in the winter is raising some concerns, according to a WCCO.com article.

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Home hit by hunter's stray bullet

A Stearn county couple's home was hit by stray gunfire Saturday.

The slug hit the window while the husband was on the roof stringing Christmas lights, according to the Star Tribune article.

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November 9, 2008

Carbon Monoxide detectors required in all homes

Experts say people need to be more cautious of carbon monoxide, especially in the approaching winter season with more people turning on the furnace to keep warm, according to a Minnesota Daily article.

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Infidelity on the rise, but no less hurtful

More younger couples — those under age 35 — reported they had been unfaithful, according to data collected from 1991 to 2006 in recent study stuconducted by the General Social Survey.

October 26, 2008

Bright lights at Mayo bad for the birds

A local Audobon Society in Rochester is urging the Mayo Clinic to consider dimming the lights on their buildings, fearing it is adding to the increased rate of pigeon casualties, reported the Associated Press.

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October 19, 2008

Roseville doctor investigated for counterfiet chips

Roseville weight-loss doctor Carol Straughan is currently under investigation for making counterfeit casino-chips for Mystic Lake Casino, according to a search warrant affidavit filed Wednesday as reported by the Pioneer Press.

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October 12, 2008

Two Duluth city financial officials under investigation

The Duluth city financial officials are on paid leave as a part of an investigation. City spokesman Jeff Pappas isn't sure why the two are under investigation, but it comes from a complaint, he said in a Star Tribune article.

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High school student shot to death

An 18-year-old Roosevelt High School senior died Saturday evening after being shot outside a south Minneapolis house. He was found in an alley near the house, police said in a Star Tribune article.

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October 5, 2008

Cyclists in black bike the metro in rememberance

More than 300 cyclists gathered in St. Paul Sunday in honor of the four recent victims of bicycle-automobile accidents.

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September 28, 2008

Cyclist killed in Blaine

Monday morning, a bicyclist was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Blaine.

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University identifies gene linked to collapse in dogs

The University of Minnesota has discovered the mutant gene in dogs that leads some to collapse during vigorous activities.

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September 21, 2008

Two Rochester firefighters suing city for discrimination

Two years ago, two firefighter applicants filed a lawsuit against the city of Rochester, Minnesota claiming they were discriminated against because they were not "white men," reported ABC 6 News.

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Weed-killer found far from farm sources

The herbicide weed-killer atrazine is showing up in northern Minnesota. Scientists believe it is being carried by the wind and rain and it is falling from the sky, reported the Star Tribune.

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September 14, 2008

New 35W Bridge to be unveiled

It's been a year and about a month since the fall of the 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota. On Monday, Gov. Tim Pawlenty is scheduled to unveil the new 35W Bridge, and its opening can be as early as this Tuesday.

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Washington Avenue Bridge Closures Update

The Minnesota Daily reported that the closures on the pedestrian bridge will continue throughout the whole school year.

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