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Caffeine kickstarts the future for Burnsville students

kare11.com — BURNSVILLE, Minn. -- Jo Jo's Rise and Wine is the kind of community coffee shop where the locals come to sink into a comfortable chair, or pull up a stool and enjoy a warm drink and conversation. It's also a great place to learn. Emma Toomire and Bailey Kump belong to DECA at Burnsville High School.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @ISD191: We already knew this, but @BurnsvilleDECA is now officially what's Cool in School ow.ly/G7dF2 #burnsvillestrong @kiminsley

Minn. prep hockey player back on ice after battling cancer

kare11.com — SOUTH ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nikki Karg is the lone senior playing with the South St. Paul's junior varsity team. But just being able to take the ice at all, is in itself a victory. "I'm hoping that as well as this season goes to go to the state tournament again," says Nikki.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @Dave_Schwartz: So enjoyed getting to know @nikkikarg and getting to tell her story of triumph over leukemia. ICYMI: kare11.com/story/sports/h…

Dec 17, 2014

So enjoyed getting to know @nikkikarg and getting to tell her story of triumph over leukemia. ICYMI: kare11.com/story/sports/h…

I-694 reopens in Shoreview after officer-involved shooting

kare11.com — SHOREVIEW, Minn. - Interstate 694 is closed in both directions in the Shoreview area north of St. Paul because of an officer-involved shooting following a chase. Details about what happened are sketchy, but Twin Cities TV stations also report that the Elm Creek rest area off Interstate 94 in Maple Grove northwest of Minneapolis has been closed due to an overnight incident.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @kare11: RT @alicialewisKARE: 694 UPDATE: 694 EB and WB between 35W and 35E - NOW OPEN to traffic. kare11.tv/1yY4oOc

Dec 17, 2014

RT @kare11: I-694 W reopens after officer-involved shooting, 694 E is still closed. Police to hold press conference at 11 a.m. kare11.tv/1yY4oOc

Dec 17, 2014

RT @kare11: I-694 W reopens after officer-involved shooting, 694 E is still closed. Police to hold press conference at 11 a.m. kare11.tv/1yY4oOc

Dec 17, 2014

RT @kare11: UPDATE: 2 killed in shootings on I-94 and I-694. 694 expected to be closed until 7:30 a.m. kare11.tv/1yY4oOc pic.twitter.com/Ry1aC6IUfM

Dec 17, 2014

RT @kare11: UPDATE: 2 killed in shootings on I-94 and I-694. 694 expected to be closed until 7:30 a.m. kare11.tv/1yY4oOc pic.twitter.com/Ry1aC6IUfM

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Texting took young man's life in Oakdale

kare11.com — OAKDALE, Minn. - In Oakdale, there is a constant reminder on the corner of Upper 19th St. and Helmo Ave. It's a reminder of a life taken too soon on August 13, 2013.

Minn. mom asks judge to toss medical marijuana case

kare11.com — MADISON, Minn. -- A Minnesota woman charged with child endangerment for giving cannabis oil to her son has asked the judge to dismiss the case. "No mother wants to have to medicate her child, but I was desperate. He didn't want to live," the accused woman Angela Brown told reporters Wednesday after her omnibus hearing at the Lac Qui Parle County Courthouse.

Meteorologist shot outside Texas TV station

kare11.com — WACO, Texas - A meteorologist at a Waco TV station was shot several times Wednesday morning. Patrick Crawford is the morning meteorologist at KCEN, our sister station. Crawford exchanged words with the suspect outside the station, according to DPS trooper D.L. Wilson. The suspect then pulled out a semi-automatic handgun and shot Crawford.

Mall of America to enhance security for Saturday protest

kare11.com — BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - The Mall of America is working to discourage a local group that is planning to protest under the national movement, "Black Lives Matter" at the mall on Saturday. The "Black Lives Matter" Minneapolis chapter is planning an event called "Black Christmas" at the Mall of America rotunda at 2 p.m.
Dec 17, 2014

Mall of America to enhance security for Saturday protest kare11.com/story/news/loc…

Minnesota theaters pulls 'The Interview' with Sony's support

kare11.com — LOS ANGELES - Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. Sony Pictures Entertainment told theater owners on Tuesday that it would be supportive of their individual decisions on whether or not to show the film, which is still set for a Christmas release, according to multiple reports.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @kare11: Two more theaters, AMC and Regal Cinemas, are also cancelling showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats. kare11.tv/1uYOnq0

MSP airport to undergo $18M renovation

kare11.com — MINNEAPOLIS - Security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are about to get a makeover. The $18 million plan calls for the consolidation of four checkpoints into one 10-lane checkpoint aimed at improving efficiency. The new and improved checkpoint at the Lindbergh Terminal will provide more space along the conveyor belts to decrease average wait times.
Dec 17, 2014

Great news for frequent flyers. MSP airport to undergo $18M renovation kare11.com/story/news/loc… via @kare11

Apostle Islands ice cave visitors will pay $5 fee

kare11.com — BAYFIELD, Wis. - Visitors to the Apostle Islands ice caves will have to pay a $5 fee this winter. The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter. A $10 season pass will also be available.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @kare11: Planning on visiting the Apostle Islands ice caves? Be prepared to pay a $5 fee. kare11.tv/1sFviOx pic.twitter.com/x7LYU3KA5H

UMD lets go of women's hockey coach

kare11.com — MINNEAPOLIS - Shannon Miller built the University of Minnesota Duluth's hockey program and turned it into a powerhouse. With five NCAA championships under her belt the last thing she expected was to be let go. "I'm heartbroken and I'm so disappointed that they would show me so much disrespect," Miller said.
Dec 17, 2014

UMD lets go of women's hockey coach because she makes too much. Retaining male coach who makes more: kare11.com/story/sports/c… via @kare11

Dr. Bernadeia Johnson resigns as Mpls. superintendent

kare11.com — MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis Public Schools announced that Dr. Bernadeia Johnson had submitted her resignation Tuesday. Johnson submitted a letter to the Minneapolis Board of Education saying she had "mixed feelings" in announcing her resignation but stated she must put her family comes first.
Dec 17, 2014

Didn't see that coming: Dr. Bernadeia Johnson resigns as Mpls. superintendent kare11.com/story/news/edu… via @kare11

Orono teens honored after rescuing fishermen

kare11.com — LONG LAKE, Minn. - Two teenagers were recognized for pulling two fishermen from Long Lake late last month. The Long Lake fire chief gave Alex Stark and Cody Clements, both 16 years old, citizen awards for their bravery Tuesday night.
Dec 17, 2014

RT @kare11: Teens who rescued two fisherman from Long Lake last month got a big honor from the Fire Chief kare11.tv/1yXkd7Z pic.twitter.com/9pfCjE2ds5