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Parents Of Slain College Student Honor Him With Foundation

The family of a Minnesota college student who was murdered last year says they are focusing on the positive. The body of 18-year-old Tom Bearson was found three days after he went missing from North Dakota State University last fall.

08/20/2015

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Parents Of Fallen Soldier Keep His Bike Safety Dream Alive

What started as the dream of a fallen soldier is becoming a reality. After a friend died while biking along County Road 31 near New London, Ryane Clark wanted to make the area safer.

08/20/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 1)

Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities.

08/20/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Tough decisions to make in Working for the Weekend. Turkey leg versus bratwurst? Japanese lanterns or Greek dancers? There’s plenty of time to do either, or both this weekend!

08/20/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Public Garden In Minnesota

Steve Poppe loves plants. And with a name like “Poppe,” it is almost like he was destined to work with them. “I research horticulture, looking at and studying various aspects of growing veggies, flowers, fruits, raspberries, apricots, that sort of thing,” he said.

08/19/2015

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Minneapolis Courses Closed By 2014 Flooding Have Golfers Frustrated

It’s been nearly 14 months since two city-run courses took a major hit from the weather. As we found out Wednesday, things aren’t much different than they were last year.

08/19/2015

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Kindergartner, First-Grader Raise $1,300 To Fight Homelessness

When a little girl from Bloomington started asking questions about the people on the streets holding signs, her mom explained they were homeless. That inspired Tiki to do something to help.

08/19/2015

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Grease Is The Word At Some Local Movie Theaters

Are you hopelessly devoted to Sandy, Danny and the Pink Ladies? Then head to some of these metro area theaters for a sing-a-long performance of “Grease!”

08/19/2015

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Freezer Crock Pot Meals Make Back To School Dinners A Breeze

The school year is just around the corner and that means for many families life is about to get hectic. But with a little preparation, dinner time can be a simple and delicious.

08/19/2015

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Pudge, An Internet Famous Cat, Is A Full-Time Job For Her Mpls. Owner

A Twin Cities cat has become an Internet superstar. Pudge is so successful that her Minneapolis owner quit her job and now works full time managing her career.

08/18/2015

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Looking For A Tech Job? There Are Plenty In Minnesota

If you’re thinking of a career in technology, you’re in the right place. Tech jobs are growing faster in Minnesota than any other state. According to the technology job postings site dice.com, Minnesota ranks No. 1 for technology job growth, followed by Utah and Nebraska.

08/18/2015

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Twin Cities Couple Plans For Having Kids After Cancer

A Twin Cities couple is talking about something very personal — infertility. Scott Trenda and his wife, Alexis, have a menagerie of adopted and fostered dogs. “They’re the fur kids, they’re fur beasts,” Alexis said. “They know it and they’re spoiled.”

08/18/2015

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Minnesota Patient 1st To Try New Weight Loss Balloon

There’s excitement about a new weight loss procedure just approved by the FDA. Mayo Clinic doctors say it could be a powerful tool in the fight against obesity.

08/17/2015

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Police: Future Site Of Community Mural In Shakopee Vandalized

Police in Shakopee are searching for the person(s) responsible for vandalizing the site of a future community mural.

08/17/2015

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Vote For Twin Cities In USA Today’s Best Local Food Scene Competition

USA Today is holding their 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards! The publication is asking readers to vote for their favorite things about their city, such as best water park, best farmers market, best al fresco dining and best local food scene.

08/17/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Fall Makeup And Hair Trends

It’s the final few weeks of summer, and while that may be bittersweet it’s also a fun time to look ahead into the new trends for fall.

08/17/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (Aug. 17-21)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of Aug. 17 to Aug. 21.

08/17/2015

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Woman Starts ‘No Helmet, No Ride’ Group After Son’s Near Fatal Fall

After her 14-year-old son almost died from a fall off of his skateboard, Mary Barsness of Little Canada has spent hundreds of hours asking young skateboarders and people on bikes to please wear a helmet.

08/16/2015

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Talking Points: The Aftermath Of The Teague Scandal

The director of a center for sexual assault and harassment victims at the University of Minnesota says they have been getting more calls in the wake of the sexual assault scandal involving the university’s former athletic director.

08/16/2015

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Resources For Questions About Sexual Harassment

Katie Eichele, director University of Minnesota’s Aurora Center, visited WCCO Sunday Morning to talk with Esme Murphy about sexual harassment in the workplace. This comes after the resigniation of the U’s athletic director, Norwood Teague. The Aurora Center for Advocacy & Education serves University of Minnesota and Augsburg College students, faculty and staff — providing counsel and advice for those seeking help for sexual harassment or assault.

08/16/2015

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Natalie & Mike Learn How To Bust A Move For ‘Groundbreaker Battle’

Are you ready for a truly electric show? Head to the Cowles Center in Minneapolis for the Groundbreaker Battle. This hugely popular day-long event is a family-friendly immersion into hip-hop, including beat boxing and dancing.

08/15/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links (Aug. 15)

The Twin Cities is jam packed with fun this weekend, and we got the skinny on all the events! This weekend you will find more than just horse racing at Canterbury Park. They are hosting the Motorsports Show and Swap Meet.

08/15/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Cumberland, Wis. (Day 2)

Summer is rapidly coming to an end, but it’s not over yet! We’ve got a few more trips left in us, so this week we hit the road and headed east. WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, as well as WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman, are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed east and will be live in Cumberland, Wis.

08/14/2015

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Lane’s Taxidermy & Guide Service In Comstock, Wis.

The news team’s Going To The Lake guide was Jeff Lane, whose business is Lane’s Taxidermy and Guide Service in Comstock, Wisconsin.

08/14/2015