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Minnesota Man With ALS Hopes Stem Cells Save His Life

A Minnesota man living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease is hoping a unique treatment can help him defy the odds.

06/26/2015

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Minnesota Couples Celebrate Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Loring Park in Minneapolis this weekend to celebrate gay pride.

06/26/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Mrs. Beasley

Every Friday on WCCO 4 News at Noon, we feature a pet in need of a permanent home. This week, the Northwoods Humane Society brought in 7-year-old Mrs. Beasley. She is a Chihuahua mix dog that was found as a stray up north before being brought to NHS.

06/26/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: WCCO Hits Lake City (Day 1)

It’s that time of year once again. That’s right, we’re Goin’ to the Lake! WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams are all heading to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

06/25/2015

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‘Goin To The Lake’ Schedule

We’re sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! Yes indeed, we are Goin’ to the Lake once again!

06/24/2015

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1 Year After Historic Rainfall, Small Minnesota Town Still Recovering

A year after historic rainfall devastated a small Minnesota town, the recovery still isn’t complete. And now, the town is losing one of its last remaining businesses. Torrential rains washed away the roads leading into Blakeley Township in Scott County last June.

06/24/2015

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Private School Helps Mpls. Public School Students Aim For Graduation

Fifty-nine percent of Minneapolis public school students graduate from high school, a number that is slowly increasing. But there is a program students can attend in the summer that will up those chances to 99 percent.

06/24/2015

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Only 41 MN Patients Signed Up For Medical Marijuana

Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program opens for business in just five days, but so far only 41 patients are registered and will be able to get their prescriptions. Patients and their famlies put the blame for the low number on an enrollment process that is turning out to be far more difficult than anyone expected.

06/24/2015

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Former Standout North Dakota Linebacker Dies In Thailand

A captain of the University of North Dakota’s 2001 national championship football team has died from injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash in Thailand, where he was teaching. UND announced the death of former linebacker Travis O’Neel on Tuesday.

06/24/2015

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ Opens At The Old Log Theatre

The classic children’s tale is coming to the stage! “Charlotte’s Web” opened at the Old Log Theatre on Tuesday, June 23.

06/24/2015

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Charlotte’s Web Playing At Old Log Theater.

Charlotte’s Web is playing at the Old Log Theater.

06/24/2015

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WCCO Flies High With U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Ahead of this weekend’s Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds took our own Natalie Nyhus up in the sky to defy gravity and see the world from a whole new angle.

06/23/2015

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Minnesota State Fair Announces New Foods For 2015

It is the day many Minnesota foodies have been waiting for: The Minnesota State Fair just announced all the delicious new food for this year’s fair. The fair released the list Tuesday that features 40 new foods and 11 new frozen treats.

06/23/2015

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‘Damn Yankees’ At The The Ordway

“Damn Yankees” is open now through June, 28. Show times vary. Tickets range from $33 – $105. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit The Ordway online.

06/23/2015

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Roots For The Home Team’s Wild Gitigan Salad

Fresh fruits and vegetables are key to a healthy diet. In fact, a recent poll by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota said that more than half of Minnesotans say not being able to get easy access to fresh produce is what keeps them from making healthy choices.

06/23/2015

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Edina Dave & Buster’s Looking To Hire 290 New Employees

Dave & Buster’s is opening up a new location at Southdale Center and they are hiring! The restaurant will open on July 27 and will be located inside Southdale Center near Macy’s.

06/23/2015

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Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses Horse Show Comes To Fairgrounds

No, American Pharoah will not be there, but there will still be plenty of horses to see at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend. The Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses Horse Show is coming to the State Fair!

06/23/2015

Bottled Water

Bottled Water Being Recalled Over E. Coli Concerns

Several brands of bottled water are being recalled over E-coli concerns. All of the brands are produced by Niagara Bottling at its Pennsylvania facilities and were bottled from June 10 to 18.

06/23/2015

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Lottery Process Begins For 2016 Ryder Cup At Hazeltine

The lottery process to get tickets for the 2016 Ryder Cup started Monday. The event will be in September 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, and golf fans cannot wait to see the game’s best in a team match-play format.

06/22/2015

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Minnesota River Bridge Facelift Means Headache For Drivers

Drivers in the south metro are spending twice as long in traffic because of bridge work near Mall of America. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Highway 77 bridge over the Minnesota River is getting a facelift.

06/22/2015

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CHS Field In Running To Become Country’s Best Independent Ballpark

The St. Paul Saint’s new ballpark is in the running to become the best independent ballpark in the country. Thirty-two stadiums were named in Ballpark Digest’s online contest.

06/22/2015

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Meet The Makers Of ‘The American Dream Project’

Is the American Dream dead or alive? That question led two guys to jump on motorcycles for the trip of a lifetime. James Marshall and Todd Williams rode from New York to California and made a beautiful docuseries along the way.

06/22/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: Meet Nicollete, A Heart Surgery Survivor At 9 Weeks Old

This week’s Kylie’s Kids is Nicollete, now a 10-year-old who had major heart surgery at just nine weeks old. Now, she loves running and playing soccer.

06/22/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (June 22-26)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of June 22 to June 26.

06/22/2015