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A rare snowy owl that gained national attention when it was apparently hit by a bus in the nation's capital is scheduled to be released into the wild after a rehab stint in Minnesota. The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota plans to release the owl on Saturday along the northern Minnesota and Wisconsin border. The injured owl was found in downtown Washington in late January...
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At least 65 heroin distributors were arrested and charged in Minnesota following a drug trafficking investigation dubbed “Operation Exile”, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. The operation involved agents from the FBI, DEA, ATF, ICE, U.S. Marshals, Bureau of Criminal of Apprehension as well as a number of local, state and federal law enforcement...
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Court officials say a jury has been picked to hear the case of a Little Falls homeowner who claims he was defending himself when he shot and killed two teens who entered his home. Byron Smith is facing two counts of premeditated first-degree murder for the 2012 killings of 17-year-old Nick Brady and 18-year-old Haile Kifer. After three days of jury selection, seven men and seven women have been picked to sit on the jury...
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Former Minnesota State-Mankato football coach Todd Hoffner will return to his old job beginning Wednesday. The school fired Hoffner last May without publicly disclosing the reasons. The dismissal came after Hoffner had been accused, and then cleared, of having pornographic images of his own children on his work-issued cellphone...
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The National Hockey League has announced the Minnesota Wild will play the Colorado Avalanche in the first round of playoffs for the Western Conference. The announcement comes after Colorado won the Central Division on Sunday afternoon. The final playoffs schedule is expected to be announced later in the day...
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U.S. Sen. Al Franken and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack met with local principals and farmers Friday announcing that Minnesota schools will soon get $465,000 in federal funding to enhance the school lunch program for every student...
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Todd Hoffner said it was refreshing to be back on campus at the Minnesota State University, Mankato for the first time since he was improperly fired last year. The football coach probably did not anticipate how his reunion with players would go...
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Metro Transit confirms it is investigating an employee who is accused of gaining access to private information on Minnesotans. Transit officials say the worker allegedly gained access to private data on a website operated by the Department of Public Safety. Sources tell 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS the dispatcher looked up names and photos on driver's license data more than 7,000 times...
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Tens of thousands of Minnesota workers have big raises coming their way. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a new minimum wage law Monday that provides annual pay bumps for those earning the least. For some workers, it'll translate into a couple of dollars more per hour in a matter of years...
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Watch the raw video as Chopper 5 flies over a disturbance in Dinkytown following a Gopher men's hockey loss. Mounted police dispersed the a large crowd that gathered at the intersection of 14th Avenue and 4th Street near the University of Minnesota around 10 p.m...
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KSTP-TV Channel 5, the upper Midwest's first commercial television station, is owned by the pioneering broadcasting company Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc. Channel 5 signed on the air April 27, 1948 and today remains the only locally owned locally operated broadcasting company in the Twin Cities. Eyewitness News is the station's hallmark, presenting local news, weather, and sports coverage daily for Channel 5 (ABC network affiliate) and its UHF sister station, Channel 45 (independent).
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