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Can metaverse crime have real world consequences?

MINNEAPOLIS — As life in the metaverse becomes more complex, crime has begun to surface. That has led many to question if a virtual crime can be prosecuted in the physical world. Women are coming forward with claims of unwelcome behavior towards their avatar such as stalking, assault and...
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MINNEAPOLIS — This summer, Minneapolis Public Schools is offering free breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks at 100 different sites including schools, libraries, and parks and recreation centers. "For the summer program, the actual area is what qualifies and we're not concerned about individuals that are coming to the site,...
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Clubhouse honors golfer who broke racial barriers

MINNEAPOLIS — On a perfect summer day, young Black golfers could be found hitting the links at the Hiawatha Golf Course, one stop for this year's Solomon Hughes Senior Golf Academy. Program director Greg Jameel told KARE it's about more than just introducing young people to a sport they...
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Putting the cost of abortion into perspective

MINNEAPOLIS — Let's say you are a woman living in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Let's say you have one child, who cannot be left alone. You find yourself with a positive pregnancy test, and for whatever reason you decide that abortion is the route you need to take. However,...
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Isanti man run over, killed by Clydesdale horse

ST. CLOUD, Minn. — A 44-year-old man died on Sunday after his Clydesdale horses ran him over at a special event in the Municipal Athletic Complex in St. Cloud, local police say. According to the St. Could Police Department, at about 2:30 p.m. Sunday, officers and EMS crews responded...
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MPD: Argument leads to fatal shooting in south Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS — Minneapolis police say a man has died after an argument led to a shooting Monday afternoon. Minneapolis police spokesperson Garrett Parten told reporters the shooting occurred near East 26th Street and Stevens Avenue South, and involved at least four individuals who police believe were familiar with one another.
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WWII soldier from Benson, Minnesota to be buried in Normandy

FORT KNOX, Ky. — Nearly 80 years after his life was cut short, a Minnesotan killed overseas during World War II will be laid to rest. Air Force 2nd Lt. William J. McGowan, of Benson, Minnesota, will be interred at Normandy American Cemetery on July 9, according to the U.S. Army Human Resources Command.
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Minneapolis Community Safety Work Group outlines recommendations

MINNEAPOLIS — A 22-member volunteer work group has outlined its recommendations for improving public safety in the city of Minneapolis. The group, co-chaired by attorney and civil rights activist Nekima Levy Armstrong and Plymouth Congregational Church lead minister Rev. Dr. DeWayne Davis, released a series of recommendations focused on accountability and oversight of the Minneapolis Police Department, along with new recruitment and training efforts targeting potential law enforcement candidates from the city of Minneapolis.
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‘Bottle baby’ volunteers gift $6 million to Animal Humane Society

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — Editor's Note: The video above originally aired on KARE11 on May 2, 2020. The Twin Cities-based Animal Humane Society (AHS) recently received its largest donation ever, thanks to two longtime cat lovers. The estate of foster volunteers Steve Nordberg and Betsy McDonald gifted $6 million...
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Pitching coach Wes Johnson leaving Twins staff for same job at LSU

MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Twins pitching coach Wes Johnson has informed the club he will leave his job this week, reportedly for the same role at LSU. Johnson traveled with the team on Sunday night to Cleveland, where he will stay on for the five-game series that's scheduled through Thursday, Twins spokesman Dustin Morse said.
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Trial of accused Highway 169 shooter Jamal Smith gets underway

MINNEAPOLIS — The highly anticipated trial of accused Highway 169 shooter Jamal Smith got underway Monday as attorneys presented motions related to how evidence can be used throughout the trial. Jury selection is expected to begin on Tuesday, June 28. Smith is charged with first-degree murder in the death...
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