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Land of 10,000 Stories: Rocori is 'Billy's Place'

4:29 PM, Jun 5, 2014

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We should all be so lucky to put in four years at high school and take away

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Ad agency gives workers 500 paid hours to pursue passions

5:32 AM, Aug 20, 2013

Another summer racing by; so many plans, so little time, but this summer is different for Janie Waldron.

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.

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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

Family identifies woman killed in stabbing that led to police shooting

Family members have identified the woman fatally stabbed in Shakopee Tuesday morning, a criminal act that led to the

6:18 PM, May 11, 2010

Gummy bear brats become big hit in Hugo

A Hugo meat market just may have discovered the next "big thing" when it comes to what to cook up on your grill.

1:25 PM, Jul 9, 2011

KARE 11 Extra: Building community with portable brick ovens

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It's kind-of like Legos for grown men. Four guys are sorting through bricks at Historic Murphy's Landing in Shakopee, finding

2:54 PM, Aug 21, 2009

John Croman

John Croman's reporting has garnered numerous regional Emmys and Associated Press awards. He joined KARE 11 in December of 1997 after stops in Phoenix, Omaha and Lawrence, Kansas.

12:05 PM, Jan 28, 2011

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

Quarry Park: risky fun near Saint Cloud

Minnesota once boasted, and still claims, the best granite quarries in the world. Now, some of them have become world-class recreation sites.

1:21 AM, Jul 6, 2011

Republicans, Dayton spar over trust fund taxes

Minnesota Republican leaders are accusing Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Dayton of avoiding state income taxes with trust funds located outside the state

5:49 PM, Sep 8, 2010

Land of 10,000 Stories: Twin Cities man creates a country club for cars

Great ideas can come from the smallest of notions. Bruno Silikowski's light-bulb moment arrived when he pulled in his driveway and found one of his kids using his Porsche as a bicycle kickstand. "And I said 'that is it; we've got to do something.'"

10:48 AM, May 25, 2011

Minnesota gun laws a mystery to many

With renewed attention to American laws governing firearms, Minnesota has its own rules. Gun shop owners must comply with the regulations.

5:16 PM, Jul 23, 2012
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