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Lilydale Landslide Victim’s Parents Build School He Dreamed Of

Even though Mohamed Fofana died at the young age of 10, his dream of building a school in West Africa is coming true.

05/20/2015

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U.S. Releases Documents Found In Osama Bin Laden Compound

On Wednesday, the United States made public more than 100 papers seized during the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.

05/20/2015

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Help With Relief Efforts For The Nepal Earthquake

To help those affected by the tragedy in Nepal visit a Go Fund Me relief page, or UNICEF online.

05/20/2015

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Survey: MN 2nd Least Affordable Midwestern State For Rent

A new report says minimum wage workers do not make enough money to find affordable rent in Minnesota. According to the “Out of Reach 2015″ report, Minnesota is the second least-affordable state in the Midwest.

05/20/2015

Real Estate Roundup From May 20, 2015

On the market to find a house, or just like looking at local real estate? Check out our picks for Real Estate Roundup from May 20, 2015.

05/20/2015

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Donate To Maple Grove Senior High’s Crimson Survivor 2015

Maple Grove Senior High’s Crimson Survivor is returning for a second year. Crimson Survivor 2015 pits student contestants against one another in mental and physical challenges all in the name of charity.

05/20/2015

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Officials Urge Memorial Weekend Boaters To Keep Safety In Mind

Many boat owners will dust off their boats and hit the water this holiday weekend, so it’s a good time to brush up on boating safety.

05/19/2015

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Takata Air Bag Recall Now Largest In U.S. History

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

05/19/2015

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Vote On The 2015 ‘Flavor Of The Fair’

We are just about three months away from the Great Minnesota Get Together, so it’s time to start thinking about fair foods! You can help choose this year’s “Flavor of the Fair.”

05/19/2015

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Massage Envy Faces Lawsuit Over Prepaid Massage

A popular chain massage business now faces a class-action lawsuit.

A lawsuit, filed in California, challenged how the company handles pre-paid massages. It claims when clients cancel membership, they’re unable to redeem unused massages that they’re entitled to.

05/19/2015

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Dog Food Company Recalls Product Over Salmonella Fears

A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination. The Food & Drug Administration said last week that California-based OC Raw Dog has recalled its Turkey & Produce Raw Frozen Canine Formulation.

05/19/2015

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New Surgery Robot Shortens Recovery Times In Knee Replacements

A new medical robot is designed to make knee replacement surgery a less painful experience with a much quicker recovery.

05/18/2015

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DNR: Mudpuppy Die-Offs

Any mudpuppies caught or found dead should be photographed and reported to krista.larson@state.mn.us, or by calling the report line at 651-259-5076.

05/18/2015

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Protein-Rich Recipes From Ali Holman

WCCO Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com shows us some other creative ways to use protein powder in recipes to feed those muscles, but take a break from shakes!

05/18/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (May 18 – May 22)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of May 18 to May 22.

05/18/2015

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Finding Minnesota: A Game Of Drones

A local business has created what may be the first drone obstacle course in the U.S. Extreme Sandbox lets visitors fly drones over, through and under various hurdles in an open field.

05/17/2015

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Minnesota AIDS Project Hosts Walk At Minnehaha Park

For nearly 30 years, the Minnesota AIDS Project has been working to help people affected by that deadly disease. Sunday was their 28th annual AIDS walk, and thousands of people showed up at Minnehaha Park to support the cause.

05/17/2015

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Art-A-Whirl Twirls Into NE Minneapolis For Its 20th Year

The music and art worlds merge for the 20th year in a row at the Art-A-Whirl festival. It spans northeast Minneapolis, and ranges from avant-garde to fine art. There are more than 50 locations that are hosting events, including art studios, galleries, homes, businesses and restaurants.

05/16/2015

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‘Camelot’ Brings The Knights Of The Round Table To St. Paul

The national tour of “Camelot” is now at St. Paul’s Ordway Center for the Performing Arts. The Tony Award-winning show is an updated version of King Arthur’s tale. It has action, history and even a love triangle.

05/16/2015

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It’s ‘Wag Walk & Run’ Time!

Sunday is the Helping Paws ‘Wag Walk & Run’ event at Eden Prairie’s Purgatory Creek Recreation Area! There will be a one-mile kids’ run starting at 8:40 a.m., and a 5K six-legged run starting at 9:30 a.m.

05/16/2015

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Valleyfair Opens For Summer Fun

It’s Valleyfair’s opening weekend! For more information on all the fun in Shakopee, click here!

05/16/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (May 16)

Congratulations, you made it to the weekend! Celebrate with everything going on around the Twin Cities this weekend. We’ve got burgers, patios, Grillfest, pubs and much more.

05/16/2015

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Mpls. City Council Votes To Allow CenturyLink’s Prism TV

Minneapolis residents will now have a new option for TV cable, marking the first time the market’s had cable competition in nearly 40 years. Minneapolis City Council voted to allow CenturyLink to provide a cable service in the city. The service — called Prism TV — will be the first wire-line TV service in Minnesota.

05/15/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Della

We like to end each week meeting a pet in need of a great home. This week, Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society stopped by WCCO studios with Delta, a 1-year-old terrier mix.

05/15/2015