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New U of M Study Links using a Doula and Reduction in C-Sections

Having someone by your side could be a big help for pregnant women.

A new University of Minnesota study found that having a doula, or birth coach, in the delivery room can lower a mother's chances of having a cesarean section. Over the past two decades, c-section rates have jumped from a little more than 20 percent to a record 33 percent of births.

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Weekend Box Office: 'As Above, So Below' and 'November Man'

Casey Messer, host of The Reelz Show, gives you a preview of what's hot at the box office this weekend. This week, we travel deep below Paris, and an ex-CIA officer looks a lot like James Bond.

"As Above, So Below"

Motorcyclist Identified in Deadly Crash near Mall of America

The Minnesota State Patrol is investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcyclist Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 5:50 a.m. at Cedar Avenue and Interstate 494 in Bloomington, which is near the Mall of America.

West St. Paul Church Holds Garage Sale to Benefit Charities

A West St. Paul church is hosting a garage sale to benefit local charities. - Photo: KSTP-TV

A West St. Paul church is holding a garage sale to benefit local charities.

It’s a two-and-a-half day garage sale at Salem Lutheran Church. The church is donating most of the proceeds to local charities. They started collecting items to sell over the summer. Church leaders say they have rooms packed full of donated items.

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FEMA Rejects Dakota Co. for Disaster Declaration<br />

Cannon River flooding in Northfield, Minn. back in June. - Photo: KSTP/TV

The federal government has denied Minnesota's request to add Dakota County to a disaster declaration for recent severe storms and flooding.
    
The Federal Emergency Management Agency notified the state about the rejection late Tuesday.
    

Burnsville Woman Accused of Cutting Brother with Knives over Wi-Fi Connection

A 19-year-old Burnsville woman is accused of cutting her brother with knives during an argument over their home's Wi-Fi connection, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

The incident happened on the 12900 block of Penn Avenue South in Burnsville just before midnight on Aug. 15.

Federal, Local Officers Learn Hostage, Crisis Negotiation Techniques in Rosemount

You pick up the phone, and on the other end is an armed man barricaded inside a home, holding hostages. What do you say?

That's the question federal agents and local police officers are answering this week.