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5 Twin Cities Beaches Still Closed Due To E. Coli Levels

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Five beaches in the metro are still closed Monday due to unsafe levels of E.coli bacteria, an indicator of water quality.

Crews tested lake waters Monday morning at Thomas Beach and 32nd Street Beach on Bde Maka Ska; Lake Hiawatha Beach in Minneapolis; Excelsior Beach on Lake Minnetonka and McCarron Beach in Roseville. 162 more words


Police: Man Dies In Hospital After Minneapolis Shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A man died Monday morning in the hospital after he was shot over the weekend in Minneapolis, police say.

On Sunday, officers responded to the 2200 block of 6th Street North around 1:43 a.m. 84 more words


What's Your Dream?

I Have a Dream About Police — Do You?

Over a half century ago in the midst of racial unrest in most of our nation’s cities, I wrote an op-ed in the major newspaper of the city in which I served as a police officer. 313 more words


Episode One


The Fools find their ways to each other, but each of their paths have taken them from out of the frying pan and into the fire of the BATTLE OF ENDOR. 26 more words

Star Wars

A Tale of Two Cities: The Myth of Detroit

Much ink has been spilled on the decline of Detroit, once nicknamed the “Paris of the West.” Conservatives credit its failures to Democratic leadership while Leftists of all flavors conclude it’s Big Racism — America’s largest industry. 2,482 more words

I Need A Penny

Opening doors for Somali community through athletics program

How one woman’s life work
has created unmatched opportunities for the nation’s largest Somali diaspora.

Jennifer Weber, affectionately called “Coach Weber” by locals, started a sports program through Cedar Riverside Community School to provide K-8 students with opportunities for the future. 555 more words


Big Crowds Brave Heat For Final Night Of Basilica Block Party

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Music fans risked the heat to enjoy the final night of Basilica Block Party in downtown Minneapolis. Crowds were not going to miss the chance to see headliners Jason Mraz and CHVRCHES perform. 129 more words