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Mendota Heights Officer Shot And Killed, Suspect Arrested [Update]

UPDATE  - 39 year-old Brian Fitch, Sr. has been shot, wounded, and arrested by St. Paul Police after firing on officers tonight. A woman with Fitch has also been shot and wounded by police.

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Rochester Named Among Top-10 Happiest Cities In America

Rochester, Minnesota has been named one of the top-10 happiest cities in America according to a study published by the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research. Rochester came in at #6 on the list behind Lafayette, LA (#1), Houma, LA (#2), Shreveport, LA (#3), Baton Rouge, LA (#4), and Alexandria, LA (#5). What the hell is going on in Louisiana?

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Spotlight Shines On Minnesota In Tonight’s All-Star Game

Minnesota, and specifically Target Field, will be in the national spotlight tonight as Minneapolis plays host to the 2014 MLB All-Star Game. Twins players Kurt Suzuki and Glen Perkins will be in the line-up, despite being left off the starting roster. The first pitch will be thrown at 7 PM CT on FOX.

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Cold Case Solved With a Single Drop of Blood

The long cold case of a couple murdered Christmas Eve 1998 has been solved with a single drop of blood, but for me, this is no ordinary case. One of the victims was my friend Carrie. 

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Self Serve Beer Machines Now Operating At Target Field

Just in time for the MLB All Star Game, self serve beer machines are now operational at Target Field

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New Laws That Take Effect Today

Today begins the second half of 2014, and that means that there are several new laws that go into effect today. 

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Joe Nichols Will Be Playing At A Taste of Minnesota After All

Flooding at Harriet Island in St. Paul forced A Taste of Minnesota out of its home and it was in danger of being canceled, but organizers say that another location has come through in the clutch! 

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Duluth Wins ‘Best Outdoors Town’ Title

In what began as 64 cities competing for online votes in an effort to be named 'Best Town in America' for those who love the outdoors, Duluth, Minnesota was crowned champion over the weekend by Outside magazine. Provo, Utah finished second to Duluth in the final round.

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Minnesota Target Store Venturing Into the Liquor Business

Praise the Lord and pass the pink moscato! Target is selling booze in Minnesota! 

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Speeding Semi Driver Passes Stopped School Bus [VIDEO] [UPDATE]

Friday morning, a speeding semi truck illegally passed a stopped school bus on Highway 23 in Paynesville. We have an update for that story.

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Reporters Notebook: The Twin Cities Are A Great Place To Explore On A Summer Weekend

If you find yourself with a free weekend this summer and you're looking for a quick and fun getaway, one suggestion I have is St. Paul and Minneapolis. Of course, as a life long Minnesotan, I've been there many times but I'm still finding new things to do.

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Report Says More Ticks Survived Winter — Look Out for Lyme Disease This Summer

A new report indicates that there is likely a larger population of deer ticks this season, meaning there are more tiny carriers of Lyme disease to look out for.

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