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  Brewery takes third for its Minnesota Special Bitter at U.S. Open Beer Championship Broc Krekelberg could have been upset with his wife Brittany for forgetting to turn her phone off. On the morning of July 4, Brittany’s phone buzzed when she received an email at 4 a.m. The email turned out to be great [...]

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When an infant died in St. Louis Park in 2009, authorities listed the cause of death as undetermined. After an 8-month-old child stopped breathing this spring, police and authorities now say the child’s mother admitted to smothering the child – her daughter – as well as smothering her infant son in St. Louis Park in [...]

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About 800 workers evacuated the Metropoint Tower in St. Louis Park after an explosion in an electrical room in the building’s attached parking garage at about 10:40 a.m. Thursday, July 18. No injuries were reported as a result of the explosion, St. Louis Park Communications Coordinator Jamie Zwilling said. One firefighter was treated on scene [...]

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The July 4 holiday is typically the busiest time of the year for lakes, rivers and swimming pools across Hennepin County. During the holiday, the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging people to stay safe while enjoying water-related recreation such as boating and swimming.  Create a safety plan in advance and review the rules with your [...]

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When the recession hit, many area residents were left in a position where they needed help from others to survive. When Cathy Maes was hired five years ago at ICA Food Shelf in Minnetonka, she helped guide a team to do great things for a community in need. Yet, her time with the organization has [...]

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Sun Newspapers’ news editor Jonathan Young is in Gettysburg this week, as the nation honors the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle. He is traveling with Minnesota’s Civil War Commemorative Task Force. Read about Jonathan Young’s travels on his blog. He arrived Monday and is spending the week with the state’s official delegation. [...]

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By Kellie Ringate-Murphy – Guest Columnist The Excelsior Fire District Firefighters want you and your family to be safe on the 4th of July and anytime you choose to use legal fireworks. It is important for citizens to understand fireworks laws and be well informed of the safety precautions that are imperative to practice when using [...]

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