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Live coverage of Officer Scott Patrick's funeral; Target declares support for same-sex marriage

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

  • Live coverage from the funeral of Officer Scott Patrick
    After Mendota Heights police officer Scott Patrick was shot and killed last week, the community came together to offer a dramatic outpouring of support for his family. Today at 11 a.m., police, civic leaders, residents and family gathered to say goodbye. Watch the video, see the live coverage.
  • 10 things to know about Minn. police officer memorials
    Memorial services for peace officers are rare, but regular enough that the law enforcement community has been adapting and changing the process, adding its own stamp to one of humanity's oldest rituals.
  • Target declares support for same-sex marriage
    Target signed onto the amicus brief for two cases dealing with same-sex marriage that are under appeal in the Seventh Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals. The cases seek to overturn bans on same-sex marriage in Indiana and Wisconsin.
  • Body of missing swimmer found in Lake Nokomis
    The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office received the report of the missing swimmer at 10:16 a.m. and the body was found at 11:19 a.m., according to the sheriff's office.
  • Seniors expected to flock to Rochester with Mayo expansion
    Senior housing construction is growing quickly in Rochester. Instead of focusing on sprawling housing developments in the Sun Belt, some builders are trying to lure older people who want to live in smaller communities -- and be close to their doctors.
  • 1-2 Hawaiian punch: Twin storms threaten paradise
    Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are making a beeline for the Hawaiian Islands.
  • CenturyLink rolls out super-fast Internet access
    CenturyLink said its new Twin Cities high-speed Internet connection will cost $80 to $110 a month, depending on how residents bundle their services.
  • Boil, burn or explode? How you die in space
    C'mon, admit it. You've wondered. You've mused. You've pondered. At some point in your life -- probably after watching a science-fiction movie -- you've found yourself asking that all important question: What happens if you find yourself in space without a spacesuit?

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