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'Sensitive Santa' Visits Kids At Northtown MallSanta was in what's considered a sensory-friendly environment, making it easier for children with autism and kids with disabilities to relax.
Winter Settling In Around Twin Cities As Holidays ApproachWe can't deny it any longer, winter is just about here. There's fresh snow on the ground and temperatures are expected to plummet this week.
Hugo Business Total Loss After FireAuthorities say a business north of the Twin Cities metro is a total loss after a fire early Sunday morning.
State Patrol: 151 Crashes Statewide After Overnight SnowThe Minnesota State Patrol says from 7 p.m. Saturday to just before noon Sunday, there were 151 crashes across the state.
2 Brothers Missing While Hunting Found In NE Minn.Authorities say two brothers have been rescued after going missing while hunting in northeastern Minnesota.
Feds Block Dakota Access Pipeline RouteU.S. Army Corps of Engineers says it won't grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota.

Latest Sports Headlines

Lakeville North's Wade Sullivan Named Mr. FootballLakeville North running back Wade Sullivan has been named Minnesota's Mr. Football for 2016.
Gophers To Face Washington State In Holiday BowlFollowing an 8-4 regular season, the University of Minnesota football team learned its bowl destination on Sunday.
Packers Top Texans In Wintry Lambeau BattleAaron Rodgers threw for 209 yards and two touchdowns, and the Green Bay Packers pulled away from the Houston Texans with two fourth-quarter touchdowns for a 21-13 win Sunday to get back to .500.
Alabama, Clemson, Ohio State, Washington In The College Football PlayoffThe committee has spoken. These four teams will compete for this year's title.
Gophers Hang On To Beat Vanderbilt 56-52Minnesota erased a 12-point first half deficit and hung on Saturday to defeat Vanderbilt 56-52.
Timberwolves Take Down Hornets 125-120 In OTAndrew Wiggins scored 29 points, Karl-Anthony Towns added 27 points and 15 rebounds, and the Minnesota Timberwolves erased a 10-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 125-120 in overtime on Saturday night.

Latest Videos

5:30 P.M. Weather ReportWe'll have a mild Monday before cold temperatures and wind settle in for the week, Molly Rosenbatt reports (3:38). WCCO 4 News at 5:30 - Dec. 4, 2016
Millenials Holding Off On Home Buying, Opting To RentWith home prices rising and less inventory available, many millennials are choosing to hold off buying a home in favor of renting, Karina Mitchell reports (2:04). WCCO 4 News at 5:30 - Dec. 4, 2016
'Sensitive Santa' Visits Kids At Northtown MallSanta was in what's considered a sensory-friendly environment, making it easier for children with autism and kids with disabilities to relax, Angela Davis reports (:29). WCCO 4 News at 5:30 - Dec. 4, 2016
Winter Settling Around Twin Cities As Holidays ApproachThe calendar says December - but up until this point, it really didn't feel like Christmas-time, Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield reports (2:15). WCCO 4 News at 5:30 - Dec. 4, 2016

WCCO Features

Mike's Mix: Goddess Freyja At Hewing HotelThis week, Mike Augustyniak heads to the brand-new Hewing Hotel to try a Nordic cocktail suitable for a Minnesota winter.
MNfusion: 'The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time' Gives New Definition To 'Different'
Tap Talk: Boom Island Releases Kriek – Limited Sour CherryThe holidays are coming early at Boom Island Brewing Company! On Friday afternoon, the Minneapolis brewery will release its latest beer in the Spontaneous Series – the Kriek.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Coe, Oshkosh Awaits In QuarterfinalsThe St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 3 in the country, appears to be peaking at the right time.
Nearly 40-Year-Old Story Shows How Much & Little Hennepin Ave. Has ChangedA newly resurfaced clip from WCCO's archives has sparked a conversation about Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis and what really needs revitalization.
Tap Talk: St. Joseph's Bad Habit Brewing CompanyEverybody has a quirk or trait that causes annoyance not just to others but to ourselves as well. Beer could be one such bad habit. For many, it would be drinking it. But for others, like Aaron Rieland, maybe it's brewing it.

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Mike's Mix: Goddess Freyja At Hewing HotelThis week, Mike Augustyniak heads to the brand-new Hewing Hotel to try a Nordic cocktail suitable for a Minnesota winter.
Vote: Where Is Minnesota's Best Lasagna?Garfield is far from alone in worshiping the Italian casserole dish.
MNfusion: 'The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time' Gives New Definition To 'Different'
Tap Talk: Boom Island Releases Kriek – Limited Sour CherryThe holidays are coming early at Boom Island Brewing Company! On Friday afternoon, the Minneapolis brewery will release its latest beer in the Spontaneous Series – the Kriek.

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