Mark Freie
August 12, 2019 - 12:12 pm
Expect to see more security when the Minnesota State Fair begins Thursday, August 22. "There will be additional police officers, we are increasing security at every gate, and we're adjusting traffic and parking procedures," Jerry Hammer, the fair's General Manager, said. That additional security,...
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Police Sirens
August 12, 2019 - 9:34 am
Minneapolis police are working the scene of an early-morning shooting that wounded a five-year-old girl. Officials say they were called to the 2100 block of Fourth Street North at 6:36 a.m. Monday. Early information indicates the child was struck in the foot by gunfire that came through the back of...
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WCCO Radio/Mark Freie
August 12, 2019 - 6:47 am
Governor Walz Monday introduced Lutheran Social Services CEO Jodi Harpstead to lead the Department of Human Services. "She's clearly a leader," said Walz during a press conference at the state capitol. "She's known for building teams." Political analyst Blois Olson reported on the appointment...
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New Vikings kicker Kaare Vedvik
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August 12, 2019 - 6:10 am
EAGAN, Minn. (AP) - Seeking a solution for their longtime kicking trouble, the Vikings have acquired specialist Kaare Vedvik in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens. Vedvik has kicked and punted for Baltimore, which was set at those positions with standouts Justin Tucker and Sam Koch. The Ravens...
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Cornerstone of St. Andrews
August 12, 2019 - 4:26 am
Demolition of a historic church building in St. Paul's Como Park neighborhood could be finished before the end of the week. Officials with the Twin Cities Immersion School, which owns the building, said more prep work is necessary at the site on Monday. A number of volunteers tried to block the...
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Indians throw out Adrianza at the plate
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August 11, 2019 - 8:26 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Carlos Santana hit a grand slam in the 10th inning, and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3 on Sunday to win the four-game series and forge another tie for the AL Central lead. The Twins tied the game with four hits in a two-run ninth against Brad Hand (5-3), using...
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Minnesota United midfielder Hassani Dotson
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August 11, 2019 - 9:37 am
FRISCO, Texas (AP) - Brandon Servania scored two goals, Michael Barrios had three assists and FC Dallas beat Minnesota United 5-3 on Saturday night. Servania came on in the 75th minute and scored his first MLS goal in the 85th with a sliding finish from point-blank range of a cross by Barrios. The...
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Jake Odorizzi with the pitch
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August 11, 2019 - 6:23 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Someone needed to toe the mound for the Minnesota Twins and take control. "Might as well be me," Jake Odorizzi said. "I kind of pride myself on that." Odorizzi earned his career-high 13th win and the Twins broke a tie with Cleveland atop the AL Central, beating the Indians 4-1...
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