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Embattled Maple Grove Council Member Won't Resign

Embattled Maple Grove City Council Member LeAnn Sargent returned to her seat for the first time since leaving the Hennepin County workhouse. Sargent served time for financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. She was found guilty of taking more than $100,000 from her father while she cared for him before his death.

Bicycle Enthusiasts Get Married at Start Line of 'Tour de Tonka'

Forget the Tour de France – how about the Tour de Tonka?

The ninth annual Tour de Tonka Bike Ride took place Saturday. There were six different routes around the lake for the 3,000 cyclists, including one route that was 100 miles.

But while many people were focused on the ride, one couple was more focused on the romance.

Brooklyn Center Teen Killed in Crash Described as 'Kind' and 'Talented'

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A Brooklyn Center teen who was killed in a rear-end crash last week was a “wonderful, kind, loving, talented, giving and very lovely boy,” loved ones wrote on his CaringBridge site.

HIV Diagnoses Drop in MN, but New Infections Rise in Immigrant Groups

HIV Diagnoses Drop in MN, but New Infections Rise in Immigrant Groups

About 301 people were newly infected with HIV in Minnesota in 2013, a 4 percent drop compared to 314 a year earlier, but a worrying trend persists among racial minority groups, according to data released by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

1-Year Anniversary: Families Remember Kids Killed in Lilydale Landslide

Parts of St. Paul’s Lilydale Regional Park are still closed one year after a landslide there killed two children.

St. Louis Park students 9-year-old Haysem Sani and 10-year-old Mohamed Fofana died during a school field trip at Lilydale exactly one year ago Thursday. Devin Meldahl, who is now 11, was also seriously injured.

Bus Driver Who Evacuated Special Needs Students off Burning Bus Honored

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A First Student bus driver was honored Tuesday for safely evacuating a group of special needs students off a bus that caught fire back in March.

Osmo Vanska in Talks to Return to Minnesota Orchestra

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Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska says he's in talks with management about a possible return to the award-winning orchestra.
Vanska resigned last fall amid a lockout of the orchestra's musicians that dragged on for more than a year. The dispute ended in January, when musicians agreed to pay cuts in a new three-year contract.