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Driving advice for parents: put your phones down

6:40 PM, Aug 8, 2012

AAA Minnesota Safety Representative Lee Glamm used to ask students how many of their parents text while they drive. "I do not ask that anymore because it was kind of disappointing," said Glamm.

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Woman injured by distracted driver tells teens to 'hang up'

10:52 PM, Dec 23, 2010

More than four years ago, Jean was the passenger in her friend's car. On a rural road near St. Cloud, a driver t-boned them by running a stop sign at 60 miles per hour.

Wisconsin texting while driving ban in effect

6:37 PM, Dec 1, 2010

Wisconsin's ban on texting while driving went into effect Wednesday, making it the 30th state to enact such a law.

Hudson, Wis. young people take the 'hang up' pledge

10:43 PM, Nov 16, 2010

A new law that bans texting while driving on Wisconsin roads goes into effect Dec. 1. Fines will range from $20 to $400.

Father of teen killed by distracted driving aims to educate

4:31 PM, Nov 16, 2010

When Dan Phillips took the stage Monday evening at Edina High School, he did so as part of a father-daughter team.

Great Hang Up: Teens learn dangers of texting while driving first hand

1:02 PM, Oct 18, 2010

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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

Ground Temperatures Warming...Gardening Anyone?

A sample of ground temperatures this week in St. Paul reveals that down to around 8" the ground drops to the low 50s

7:06 PM, Apr 24, 2007

State lawmaker won't resign over YouTube video

Lawmaker won't resign over comments comparing food stamp recipients to wild animals in parks

2:00 AM, Mar 9, 2012

Pawlenty vetoes minimum wage bill, delivers on promise

Sponsors of a plan to raise Minnesota's minimum wage for the first time since 2005 say they've been notified their bill has been vetoed.

8:54 PM, May 15, 2008

2 charged in beating death of homeless man for $5

Hennepin County prosecutors charged 23-year-old Willis Esposito Richardson and a 17-year-old boy with aiding and abetting second-degree murder.

4:08 PM, Jul 10, 2012

Laura Betker

Laura joined the KARE 11 weather team in February 2012. Previously she worked in Lima, Ohio at WLIO as the morning meteorologist. She has also worked in radio and with the American Heart Association.

1:14 PM, Feb 7, 2012

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

Siblings remember Little Falls teens killed

Siblings of 18-year-old Haile Kifer and 17-year-old Nick Brady are mourning the loss of their loved ones.

12:25 PM, Dec 1, 2012

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

Ribbon-winning red velvet cake

Local baker and blogger Matt Weber was one of the top winners in the King Arthur Flour "Great Cake Contest" at the Minnesota State Fair this year.

1:18 PM, Aug 30, 2012
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