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New Technology at U of M Helps Lung Transplant Patients

A new technique allows a transplanted lung to continue breathing as it's moved from donor to recipient. The University of Minnesota is the first in the Midwest to use the new technology.

KSTP spoke with a 51-year-old man who has a new lease on life, thanks to a lung transplant. "Even though I was in pain I could tell I felt better," he said.

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Police Seize 15 Dogs in Suspected Fight Operation

A puppy seized in this case  - KSTP Photo/ Chad Nelson

A suspect was arrested and an investigation is under way after police recovered 15 pit bulls, dog fighting paraphernalia and a dog fighting manual from homes in Hennepin County. Police say they saved the dogs from almost-certain death.

Former Gopher Football Player Sues NCAA Over Concussions

A former University of Minnesota football player is suing the NCAA, claiming it failed to protect him from the danger of traumatic head injuries. The class action lawsuit was filed in federal court on Tuesday, and it's just the latest legal battle over concussions in sports.

The University of Minnesota is not being sued in the case.

Police Respond to Report of North Minneapolis Shooting

The Minneapolis Police Department responded to a report of a shooting at Sheridan Avenue North and Golden Valley Road in North Minneapolis Wednesday night.

Police dispatch tells KSTP the call came in at 9:37 p.m.

The scene was cleared within 30 minutes of the shooting, according to a KSTP photojournalist.

At this point, additional details have not been released.

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Verizon Opens Mall of America 'Destination' Retail Store

Verizon Wireless employee Michael Brown, left, challenges Chief Operating Officer Marni Walden to a game of Sphero mini golf in the Have Fun Zone at the new Verizon Destination Store at Mall of America. - Photo:Craig Lassig for the AP

A new retail store in the Mall of America might have customers visiting their wireless carrier more often than every two years when their contracts are up.

A new 'Fun Zone' at the Verizon destination store is set to open at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Mall.

New Business Plan Creates Battle in Dinkytown

There's a battle brewing in the Minneapolis neighborhood of Dinkytown.

Under a new business plan, the city recommends the area pursue a listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

Boy Who Snuck onto Plane Remains in Protective Custody

The infamous 9-year-old boy who snuck on a plane and flew to Las Vegas is still in protective custody after his court hearing Wednesday.

The purpose of the hearing was to see if Hennepin County and his parents could reach an agreement with a settlement, which they were unable to do.