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Best of Land of 10,000 Stories: J's Farm

9:47 PM, Aug 11, 2013

When farmers leave home in their pick-ups, John Deere dealers cast hopeful smiles. But if you see Jerry Johnson on the road to Hector on a Monday, you can bet he isn't making a run for tractor parts or fertilizer.

WWII Japanese flag taken by Minn. soldier goes home

4:07 PM, Aug 5, 2013

A grandson fulfills his grandfather's wish to return a flag to the family of a Japanese soldier killed during World War II.

Land of 10,000 Stories: Softball coach deals with hard knocks

11:27 AM, Jul 29, 2013

Mike Janssen coaches and manages an Eagan softball team, but he is also an advocate in the fight to find a cure for spinal cord injuries.

Land of 10,000 Stories: Back yard batting cage is field of dreams

1:44 PM, Jul 22, 2013

Along Minnetonka's Clear Spring Road, the constant sounds of bat hitting ball have become a way of life for the neighborhood.

Wis. man builds life-size Tonka truck

5:36 PM, Jul 15, 2013

The two ton life-size fabrication of a Tonka Mighty Wrecker is making appearances at parades and festivals.

Land of 10,000 Stories: Rivals from a bitter war forgive and cook

5:30 AM, Jul 8, 2013

Any busy restaurant kitchen is part culinary, part choreography. But you won't find two less likely dance partners than Fre Haile and Shegitu Kebede.

Sent to prison, ex-drug dealer paints for grieving families

3:23 PM, Jul 1, 2013

Life sometimes carries us to deep, dark, places. This is a story about climbing out.

Top chef quits posh restaurant to cook for soup kitchen

7:52 PM, Jun 24, 2013

No one makes reservations at a Salvation Army soup kitchen, but at the Army's eastside service center on Payne Avenue, it might be time.

Land of 10,000 Stories: A teacher's promise

5:59 AM, Jun 17, 2013

It is fully expected that a third grade teacher will educate and nurture her students, but no one imagines that same teacher still doting over her kids ten years later.

Land of 10,000 Stories: Remembering Tonka Toys

10:09 AM, May 20, 2013

The home on the corner lot has a two car garage - and a 500-vehicle basement. Lloyd Laumann, will be the single largest contributor to a Tonka toy museum set to open next month in Mound.

KARE 11 Extras

Michelle Laven battles rapid, rare form of brain damage

When the odds are one in a million, everything is wrong when those odds are beaten.

7:37 AM, Apr 18, 2011

New implantable device for sleep apnea

It's estimated one out of every 15 Americans has moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea.

7:26 AM, May 2, 2011

A waitress' wage -- more or less than minimum?

At the age of 15, Jill Gegen landed a job as a dishwasher at a restaurant. One night, in the middle of a fish fry, two waitresses threw

11:03 AM, Mar 30, 2009

3 new names on St. John's accused monks list

St. John's Abbey has released an updated list of monks "who likely have offended against minors."

11:23 PM, Dec 9, 2013

Minnesota law enforcement tracking cell phones

It's not just the NSA spying on your cell phone. KARE 11 has learned that two Minnesota law enforcement agencies have the ability to do the same.

11:42 PM, Dec 9, 2013

Rainbow Looms bracelets latest craze for kids

A new craze with kids has craft stores across the nation scrambling to keep rubber bands stocked on their shelves.

6:30 PM, Oct 18, 2013

WCCO-TV releases news anchor

WCCO-TV has let go of one of their news anchors. Jeanette Trompeter, the 5 p.m. newscast anchor was let go from WCCO-TV for budget

4:36 AM, Mar 17, 2009

Auto insurers dub hail storm a 'catastrophe'

Several auto insurance companies have declared this storm a "catastrophe," a category based on the number of claims being filed.

6:16 AM, Aug 13, 2013

Sven Sundgaard

When KARE 11 Sunrise meteorologist Sven Sundgaard joined the the weather team in March 2006, he already knew his way around the office.

2:40 PM, Jan 25, 2011
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