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Pet Guest Of The Week: Koa

Every Friday, WCCO 4 News at Noon features a special pet guest of the week. This week, Mary Jo Madsen of the Animal Humane Society brought a in Puggle!

02/20/2015

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Greater Twin Cities United Way Celebrates 100 Years

More than 3,000 people signed up to attend the centennial celebration of the Greater Twin Cities United Way Thursday night. United Way is a nonprofit organization that helps families and individuals with education, income and healthy living.

02/20/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are not letting the cold get to them on the final Goin’ to the Lake stop this winter. Even in the cold, it’s clear to see that Alexandria is a great place to visit. The town’s slogan is “Easy to get to, hard to leave.”

02/19/2015

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Illusion Theater Presents ‘The Wedding Singer’

Wedding singer Robbie Hart will once again take the stage as the Main Street School of Performing Arts presents, “The Wedding Singer.”

02/19/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

After celebrating Valentine’s Day and, hopefully, enjoying a day off for Presidents’ Day, this upcoming weekend may seem a as though it’s shaping up to be a bit anti-climactic. But despite the lack of holidays this weekend, there are still plenty of activities to keep you busy.

02/19/2015

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Recipe: Pizza Soup

This recipe is taken from The Cooking Mom. Head over to that website to check out a video of The Cooking Mom making it.

02/19/2015

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FDA: Recent Cumin Shipments Contaminated With Peanut Products

The FDA has issued an alert warning people with peanut allergies to avoid cumin. The warning comes after several shipments of the spice tested positive for peanuts, not listed on the label.

02/19/2015

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Gibbon Volunteer Firefighter Severely Injured

A volunteer firefighter was severely injured while responding to a call early Monday morning. Ryan Sabo was responding with the all-volunteer Gibbon Fire Department, offering mutual aid at a welding business in nearby Fairfax. A steel bi-fold door fell on him, pinning him underneath.

02/18/2015

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Riding Therapy Group Needs Help Finding New Home

Hold Your Horses has been providing equine therapy to children for 8 years, but now they have just weeks to find a new home.

02/18/2015

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St. Paul Offering Prizes For Visitors Who Take To Twitter

The city of St. Paul is buzzing as it prepares to host the state’s top athletes and their parents for the annual Minnesota State High School League tournaments. But that’s not the only big event coming up on the east side of the river.

02/18/2015

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‘Pippin’ Has Got Magic To Do

The Tony Award-winning musical “Pippin” is now playing at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. The circus-inspired show won four Tonys in 2013, including Best Musical Revival. The original 1972 Broadway production was directed and choreographed by the legendary Bob Fosse.

02/18/2015

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Light Up The City At The Mpls Lantern Fest

The days are getting longer, but that’s no reason not to light up the city during this year’s Mpls Lantern Fest. On Wednesday, WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia was live at In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, discussing the festival with Leah Wong, vice president of events and marketing for the Minneapolis Downtown Council.

02/18/2015

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Items Up For Bid At Herb Brooks, Team USA Auction

How would you like to get your hands on items from one of the greatest moments in sports history? Mementoes from Team USA’s win over the Soviet Union in the 1980’s Olympics, along with items that once belonged to Coach Herb Brooks are up on the auction block.

02/18/2015

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Minnesota Prepares To Host 2016 Ryder Cup In Chaska

Before Minnesota plays host to the Super Bowl in 2018, the state will host an even more popular event. The next Ryder Cup will be played in Minnesota in September 2016.

02/17/2015

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New Non-Profit Plans To Help Kids Out With Sports Fees

A new Twin Cities non-profit aims to help more students get involved in sports, despite any financial obstacles. The InSports Foundation was the brainchild of a college student from Moorhead.

02/17/2015

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MNfusion: Guthrie Theater’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

When tackling a well-known piece of theater there are two paths to take: stay true to the original work as much as possible or add in a twist. Both paths offer challenges to directors and actors, and both open the performance up to criticism for either not living up to previous performances or for missing the mark with the new artistic choice.

02/17/2015

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Gov. Dayton Dangles Road Projects To Be Built Under His Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton says his transportation funding proposal would result in 600 road-and-bridge improvement projects across the state.

02/17/2015

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The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. Sports

Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.

02/16/2015

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Woman Reflects On Losing Husband During Pond Hockey Tournament

There has been an outpouring of support for the family of a man who died recently while playing in a pond hockey tournament. Greg Riebe suffered a heart attack at 46. He collapsed after a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka last month.

02/16/2015

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Chocolate War May Take A Bite Out Of St. Paul Business

An international chocolate war is hitting home for a local business in the Twin Cities. A lawsuit between Hershey Chocolate and British importers has put a stop to imported English Cadbury chocolate.

02/16/2015

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MNsure Extends Enrollment Deadline For Some Customers

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is giving a reprieve to residents who started the enrollment process before Sunday’s open enrollment deadline but couldn’t complete the process.

02/16/2015

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Man Who Collapsed Playing Pond Hockey Had Undiagnosed Heart Condition

There has been an outpouring of support for the family of a man who died while playing in a pond hockey tournament. Greg Riebe suffered a heart attack at 46. He collapsed after a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka last month. His wife, Kate, says he had an undiagnosed genetic heart condition. And she said it’s the strength from friends and family that keeps her going.

02/16/2015

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Builders Association Of Twin Cities Hosts Job Fair At MOA

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Currently seeking a job or looking to move to a new one? Well, you’re in luck! The Builders Association of Twin Cities is hosting a job fair. Nearly 20 companies with over […]

02/16/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (Feb. 16-20)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of Feb. 16-20.

02/16/2015

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