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Protesters to Oppose Condoleezza Rice's Speech at U of M

In this March 15, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gestures while speaking at the California Republican Party 2014 Spring Convention in Burlingame, Calif. - Photo: AP/Ben Margot, File

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will be on the University of Minnesota campus Thursday to speak at the newly-remodeled Northrop Auditorium, and students, staff, faculty and community members are planning to protest ahead of the speech.

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Neighbors Evacuated During Standoff at Brooklyn Park Apartments

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Brooklyn Park Police are negotiating with a man who has reportedly barricaded himself in his apartment and made threats of violence.

Police responded to Kensington Place Apartments on the 8300 block of Zane Avenue in Brooklyn Park on Thursday morning.

Neighbors in the building are being evacuated.

No other information has been released.

Red Cross Helps Residents after Fire at Bloomington Apartment Complex

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The American Red Cross is helping three adults after an early-morning fire at a Bloomington apartment complex.

Firefighters were called to the Highlands Apartment complex on the 5200 block of West 98th Street around 2 a.m. Thursday on a report of a deck fire. The fire started on a second-floor unit and spread to the third-floor deck above the initial fire, crews say.

Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty to Assault in HIV Case

A Minneapolis man accused of infecting another man with HIV pleaded guilty to two counts of attempted first degree assault.

Daniel Rick, 33, had been charged in two cases and with failure to register as a predatory offender in a third case.

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Heroin Use on Rise in Minneapolis

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Since the beginning of the year, the Minneapolis Police Department's Property and Evidence Unit has collected more than 120 bags of heroin. The drug is something Sgt. Brian Anderson sees a lot of these days.

"It would probably be very shocking for a lot of the people, what goes on," Anderson said.

General Mills Rolls Out Oatmeal you can Brew with your Keurig

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Soon you will be able to brew your Oatmeal from your Keurig.

Golden-Valley based General Mills is launching new Nature Valley Bistro Cups Oatmeal for your Keurig machine.

This is how it works: Hot water from the Keurig runs through flavor pod or K-Cup into a mug filled with the oatmeal. Then you can mix it with an additional packet of nuts and fruit.

Metro Transit Employee Accused of Illegally Accessing Records 7K Times

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.