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Fundraiser Held For 4-Year-Old Girl Killed In Fire

The death of a 4-year-old girl in a St. Paul house fire last weekend brought neighbors and friends of the family out Sunday night for a fundraiser.

02/15/2015

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Bandy Competition In The Twin Cities

The U.S. is hosting Sweden, Russia, and Finland in the first junior Bandy World Championships in North American.

02/15/2015

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Minnesota’s School Vaccination Rates

This week on WCCO Sunday Morning, Esme Murphy talked with Doug Schultz from the Minnesota Department of Health about the current controversy surrounding vaccinations and the high-profile measles outbreaks.

02/15/2015

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Former NHL Players Push For More Automated Defibrilators

Former professional hockey player Brad Maxwell is teaming up with law enforcement to donate automated external defibrillators — or AED’s — to more communities and rinks. Now, the groups want to see a new state law passed that would require places with public announcements to also announce where an AED is located, if there is one in the vicinity.

WCCO-TV–02/15/2015

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Puppies Pucker Up For Valentines Day Kissing Booth

What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with an old fashioned kissing booth … with a little twist. Minneapolis Pit Bull Rescue hosted the kissing booth Saturday afternoon.

02/14/2015

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A Minneapolis Skyway Can Be Yours – For Free

A unique piece of Minneapolis real estate is up for grabs — and it won’t cost you a single penny to own it. The owners of CityDeskStudio are giving away an old section of skyway built in the 1970s.

02/14/2015

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MNsure Enrollment Deadline Fast Approaches

MNsure is making a final push to sign up Minnesotans for health care before Sunday’s enrollment deadline. More than 60,000 Minnesotans still don’t have coverage. This year, there’s a tax penalty for people who don’t get insurance under the new federal health care law.

02/14/2015

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Girls’ State Hockey Tourney Matchups Announced

The matchups for Minnesota’s high school girls’ hockey tournament were announced Saturday.

02/14/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Decadent Honey Bon-Bons For Your Valentine

On Valentine’s Day, Jason DeRusha turned his attention to chocolate. More so. That’s because one of the top 10 chocolatiers in North America is right here in St. Paul.

02/14/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Feb. 14)

Love was in the air on this weekend’s WCCO Saturday Morning with Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak. Check out what you missed!

02/14/2015

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Going To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia And Mark In Luck, Wis., Day 2

Amelia Santaniello and Mark Rosen are Going To The (Frozen) Lake for day two of their trip to Luck, Wis.

02/13/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Valentino

Every Friday, WCCO 4 News at Noon features a special pet guest of the week. This week, Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower of Minneapolis Animal Care and Control brought a special guest with a very appropriate name for the upcoming holiday.

02/13/2015

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’50 Shades Of Greyhound’ A Hot Ticket This Valentine’s Day

The book was a best seller, now the movie takes center stage this weekend. Trailers for “50 Shades of Grey” on YouTube have hit 250 million views. To be sure, the movie is quite the hot ticket this Valentine’s Day weekend. Some women are making a girls’ night of it, others are taking their honeys.

02/13/2015

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Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile Gives Free Exams, Glasses To Students

Without good vision, everything is much more difficult. But if you don’t have insurance, it can be a struggle to pay for an eye exam and prescription glasses. About 20 St. Paul kids who failed vision screenings at their school last fall got a follow-up exam Thursday with an optometrist.

02/12/2015

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Pet Blog: Kiss A Puppy On Valentine’s Day

Plan on being lonely this Saturday, aka Valentine’s Day? Got some extra dollar bills in your pocket? Well, don’t go where I think you’re thinking of going. Instead, head to south Minneapolis’ Carver Junk Company and get a sloppy kiss from a puppy for a buck!

02/12/2015

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Funeral Set For 4-Year-Old Girl Killed In St. Paul Fire

Funeral arrangements are set for a 4-year-old girl who died in a St. Paul house fire last Sunday as authorities continue to investigate what caused it.

02/12/2015

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Going To The (Frozen) Lake: Amelia & Mark Head To Luck, Wis.

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes.

02/12/2015

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FDA: Dark Chocolate May Contain Milk

A recent study by the Food and Drug Administration found that there may be milk in dark chocolate. The FDA put out this warning for those you may be lactose intolerant.

02/12/2015

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Elk River Mother Shares Family’s Experience With Congenital Heart Defect

An Elk River mother is sharing her family’s traumatic experience and hoping to leave other parents-to-be with one message that could save a life.

02/12/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Candy Shop In Minnesota

George Widman of Widman Candy Shop has been the confection king in Crookston for nearly 40 years. With every Best of Minnesota story, we like the winners to acknowledge being voted “the best” on camera. But being typical Minnesotans, boasting proved to be difficult.

02/11/2015

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Easy, Free Ways To Clean Up Your Credit Record

They are companies that claim to clean up your credit — for a price. But the growing industry of credit repair is surrounded by controversy. WCCO-TV looked into one such business under fire for its business practices in Burnsville.

02/11/2015

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Sibley High Rallies Around Teacher With ALS

A teacher’s impact on a student can last well beyond the classroom. Students at Henry Sibley High School are getting one of those lessons this week during GOFA Week. GOFA stands for “Give Once For All,” and students hold various events to raise money.

02/11/2015

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An Egg Revival: Nutrition Panel Lifts Cholesterol Warning

Something many of us have been trying to avoid is now okay to eat. The nation’s top nutrition panel is dropping its guidelines about avoiding foods that are high in cholesterol.

02/11/2015

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Valentine’s Day Dinner Dates Around The Metro

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means many people are thinking about an upcoming date. Nearly one in three couples plans to celebrate the day with a night out on the town, which more than likely includes dinner.

02/11/2015

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