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In Lieu of Birthday Gifts, 7-Year-Old Asks to Help Injured Sea Turtles

Some kids want a PlayStation or pony for their birthday, but one young Minnesota girl went in a different direction.

For her birthday, 7-year-old Samantha wants to help save sea turtles.

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Hennepin County Cancels All Voter Registrations Made at Mpls. Address

Hennepin County is canceling all voter registrations from one Minneapolis address, after controversy in a Minnesota House race.

Mohamud Noor is challenging incumbent Phyllis Kahn in the DFL primary for District 60-B in Minneapolis. 

Cyclists Ride 300 Miles Across Minnesota to Support HIV/AIDS Organizations

Hundreds of cyclists started their four-day, 300-mile bike ride Thursday morning to support HIV-AIDS organizations.

The Red Ribbon Ride starts at Mall of America, makes its way through southern Minnesota and ends at the Minnesota State Capitol on Sunday.

Training Teaches Hennepin Co. Deputies How to Use 'Heroin Antidote'

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Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies will soon be able to administer life-saving drugs to people suffering from drug overdoses.

In 2013, a record-setting 56 people died as a result of heroin overdoses. This year's numbers are on course to be high as well.

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INTERVIEW: Weekend Events in the Metro

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There are a lot of fun events happening in the Twin Cities over the weekend.

The Lakefront Music Fest is happening Friday and Saturday in Prior Lake. There are some bigger names performing, including Smash Mouth, Uncle Kracker, Sugar Ray and Trace Adkins.

More E. coli Cases Confirmed in Minnesota; Applebee's Changes Food Supplier

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The Minnesota Department of Health says two more cases of E. coli infection have been confirmed in the state.

Police: Man Shot, Injured in Bloomington Hotel Parking Lot

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A man was injured in an early-morning shooting Thursday near the Country Inn and Suites in Bloomington.

Officers were called to the hotel parking lot around 1:45 a.m., which is near Killebrew Drive and Old Shakopee Road.