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Baby Giraffe Unveiled To Public At Como Zoo

A baby giraffe is making her public debut at the Como Zoo in St. Paul. The six-foot-tall calf, named Skye, was born nearly three weeks ago, on Nov. 25, weighing in at 145 pounds. It marked the 18th giraffe birth at the zoo in the past two decades.

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MNsure Moves 2015 Sign-Up Deadline To December 20

Minnesota's health insurance exchange is moving the deadline to get coverage for the New Year back five days to Dec. 20. MNsure officials said Monday they pushed back the deadline because insurance companies gave the state more time to enroll consumers, and not because of any website issues.

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DNR to Pump Potash Into Lake to Kill Zebra Mussels

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources hopes to deliver the killing blow to zebra mussels discovered in a small Minneapolis-area lake.

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2nd Person Charged In Fatal Bar Attack

A second person has been charged in a fatal attack at a bar in New Hope. Twenty-six-year-old Daniele Wright is charged with aiding and abetting unintentional second-degree murder in the death of John Hillstrom. The 36-year-old Crystal man died in hospice care in Cokato Nov. 30.

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Franken Trounced McFadden In Senate Money Race

When it came to candidate money in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race, it wasn't even close. Reports filed this month by Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden showed the incumbent vastly outraising and outspending his opponent on his way to a decisive victory.

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Women’s Advocates Want to See More Female Officers

Women's advocates in Minnesota and across the country say police departments could benefit from hiring more female officers. They say a larger amount of female officers on a force can help diffuse tension between police and the public.

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Record High Temperature Recorded

A record high temperature is set in the Twin Cities.

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Minnesota Considers Updates to Noise Barrier Policy

Minnesota's Transportation Department is updating its noise policy to better gauge public support for sound barriers and is trying to fund barriers along existing highways. Officials are still drafting the policy changes that would change the way public votes are assessed following recommendations last year from the legislative auditor's office.

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Minnesota Lawmakers Key in on Growing Drone Use

Lawyers, privacy advocates and hobby drone pilots are urging Minnesota lawmakers to set some rules for the small unmanned aircrafts.

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Legislation Seeks Interim Steps to Stop Asian Carp

Members of Congress have introduced legislation calling for interim steps to prevent invasive Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes through Chicago-area waterways while a permanent solution is debated.

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