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  • Early literacy program kicks off with reading of ‘Moo!’

  • Posted on October 17, 2014 by Murphy News Service Early literacy program kicks off with reading of ‘Moo!’ Education By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Service  Minnesota children will soon receive an award-winning book, “Moo!,” written almost entirely in cow through the new program Once Upon a Reader. The program, funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund for......read more



  • Spreading Awareness of Human Trafficking in Minnesota

  • Posted on October 17, 2014 by Murphy News Service Spreading Awareness of Human Trafficking in Minnesota Crime By Elizabeth Fechter Murphy News Service Members of the Eden Prairie community met Wednesday for a community conversation on human trafficking led by an FBI agent. The conversation focused on what human trafficking is, how often it occurs and what parents can......read more



  • Two Sent to HCMC After Shooting Outside 19 Bar

  • Posted on October 16, 2014 by Murphy News Service Two Sent to HCMC After Shooting Outside 19 Bar Crime By Jenny Handke Murphy News Service  Two people were sent to Hennepin County Medical Center Wednesday night when a man fired shots outside 19 Bar in the Loring Park neighborhood. Police responded to a call at about 9:15 p.m. at the......read more



  • Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Throws Successful First Harvest Beer Festival

  • Posted on October 16, 2014 by Murphy News Service Mpls. St. Paul Magazine Throws Successful First Harvest Beer Festival Community, Food By Elizabeth Fechter Murphy News Service The Harvest Beer Festival, hosted by Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, took place at the American Swedish Institute on Saturday. Tickets sold out, 19 breweries attended and over 50 different types of beer were showcased.......read more



  • Minnesota job vacancies reach 13-year high

  • Posted on October 16, 2014 by Murphy News Service Minnesota job vacancies reach 13-year high Economy By Lindsay Snider Murphy News Service Job vacancies in Minnesota have risen to their highest level in 13 years as employers reported nearly 84,700 openings statewide during the second quarter of this year, a state survey shows. Peak levels of job vacancies can......read more



  • Save a life, download Blood App

  • Posted on October 15, 2014 by Murphy News Service Save a life, download Blood App Health By Alyssa McCoy Murphy News Service  The American Red Cross has launched a new mobile app that makes it almost effortless to donate blood. The free Blood Donor App is a first-of-its kind. It puts the power to save lives right in the......read more



  • Mill City Market: an accident that grew up to be big-time

  • Posted on October 15, 2014 by Murphy News Service Mill City Market: an accident that grew up to be big-time Community By Emily LePain Murphy News Service Mill City Farmers Market began by accident. In 2006, while opening her new restaurant, Spoonriver, Brenda Langton decided she wanted a few farmers outside her restaurant from time to time because she......read more



  • Scenes from the Zombie Pub Crawl

  • Posted on October 15, 2014 by Murphy News Service Scenes from the Zombie Pub Crawl Entertainment ...read more



  • Duluth creates annual haunted ship

  • Posted on October 14, 2014 by Murphy News Service Duluth creates annual haunted ship News By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Service Isiah Herout found himself in the cargo hold of a large ship with darkness all around him and only a few traces of light. He entered a dimly lit room where he was followed by creatures begging him......read more



  • Five-year hiatus hasn’t slowed down pop rocker Lily Allen

  • Posted on October 14, 2014 by Murphy News Service Five-year hiatus hasn’t slowed down pop rocker Lily Allen Music By David Litin Murphy News Service Back-up dancers flaunted behind British pop-sensation Lily Allen as she opened her recent Minneapolis show with her hit “Sheezus.” The “Smile” singer strutted across the stage wearing a glitzy silver shirt — which she......read more



  • Animals blessed at the Basilica

  • Posted on October 10, 2014 by Murphy News Service Animals blessed at the Basilica Faith, Video ...read more



  • Zombies to celebrate 10 years of mayhem Saturday

  • Posted on October 9, 2014 by Murphy News Service Zombies to celebrate 10 years of mayhem Saturday News By Katie Galloway Murphy News Service  Zombie lovers will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Zombie Pub Crawl on Saturday with a massive party on 1st Avenue in the Warehouse District. Zombie Pub Crawl co-founder Chuck Terhark said organizers are expecting......read more



  • Singer Cody James: Loving the Unlovable

  • Posted on September 29, 2014 by Murphy News Service Singer Cody James: Loving the Unlovable News It’s easy to love the sick and hungry, but can you love the lost and hurtful? By Kali Dingman For Murphy News Service The early morning Minnesota snowstorm brings stillness to the usually hectic front lobby of the Wright County Jail. Wearing a modest......read more



  • Minneapolis holds first Transgender Equity Summit

  • Posted on September 26, 2014 by Murphy News Service Minneapolis holds first Transgender Equity Summit News By Kaylee Kruschke Murphy News Service Angelica’s mother looked her in the face and told her to kill herself. A child, confused about who she was on the inside vs. the outside, then consumed her mom’s pills from the bathroom cabinet, attempting an......read more



  • Highway 101 construction leaves business owners struggling

  • Posted on September 26, 2014 by Murphy News Service Highway 101 construction leaves business owners struggling Business, Transportation By Jake Stark Murphy News Service When Laurie Rejzer bought Green Planet Consignment in 2012, she had high hopes for her transition to the small business world. Two years later, a highway reconstruction project has put a damper on her dream.......read more