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Pet Of The Week: Joanie The Chihuahua

We like to end each week with a pet in need of a good home. This week, Carrie Libera of the Animal Humane Society brought Joanie, who’s looking for someone to take care of her while she’s recovering from an intense medical procedure.

08/07/2015

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Gilded Spatula Food Truck Battle

The second annual food truck battle is coming back to Canterbury Park.

08/07/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Two Harbors (Day 1)

Summer’s not over yet, not by a long shot. So we’re packing our bags at WCCO once again and heading north! WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Lauren Casey and WCCO Radio’s John Williams are Goin’ to the Lake this week!

08/06/2015

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Report: Minneapolis Named ‘Least Comfortable’ Major City In Lower 48

Minnesota’s moody weather often draws the national spotlight — from brutal cold and blizzards to flooding and searing heat.

08/06/2015

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Emerald Ash Borer Infestation Confirmed In Chisago County

A hungry pest that’s destroyed millions of trees could be spreading north in Minnesota.

08/06/2015

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Woofstock 2015 In Maple Grove

This weekend there’s a great chance for you to pamper your pooch and just hang out with other pets and their owners.

08/06/2015

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Angry Orchard Issues Recall Of ‘Crisp Apple’ Hard Cider

A popular brand of hard cider is being recalled Thursday over exploding bottles! Angry Orchard is recalling cases of their “Crisp Apple” hard cider in 24, 12 and 6-pack bottles.

08/06/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Farmers Market In Minnesota

With buzz words like “sustainable,” “grass-fed” and “natural,” farmers markets are truly farm to table. And your favorite place to eat the food grown in rural Minnesota is right in the heart of our urban center — the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Farmers markets give us a chance to buy food fresh and local.

08/05/2015

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Lowertown Guitar Fest Returns For 3rd Year

A favorite instrument will be taking center stage this Saturday in St. Paul.

08/05/2015

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Real Estate Roundup From August 5, 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 August 5, 2015.

08/05/2015

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2 Minnesotans Share The Secret To Happiness

Two women say they’ve come up with the secret on how to be happy all the time in any situation, good or bad. It’s called the “Happiness Practice” and it’s already being used in the workplaces of some well-known Minnesota companies.

08/05/2015

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Good Question: How Does The DNR Count Fish?

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources shut down walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs Monday night for the first time in history. The decision was made because of the record-low walleye population on the lake, and because the quota was met for how many walleyes could be harvested this year.

08/04/2015

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Long Road To Recovery For Young Father Paralyzed In Diving Accident

A young father is fighting to get stronger after doctors say a diving accident likely left him paralyzed. It happened during a bachelor party Saturday on Lake Minnetonka. Kirk Ingram, 28, dove off a pontoon into water that was shallower than he thought.

08/04/2015

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Red Cross Asks For More Donors Of Most Needed Blood Types

The American Red Cross is putting a call out for more donors of the most needed blood types. Red Cross officials said they are facing a looming shortage of O negative, B negative and A negative blood to give in emergency situations.

08/04/2015

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Local 3rd Grader Raises $17K For Feed My Starving Children

Sanya Pirani has made headlines recently for raising more than $17,000 for Feed My Starving Children!

08/04/2015

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Princeton Releases New Short Story By F. Scott Fitzgerald

A never-before read short story by Minnesota’s most well-known author will now be published. The piece, called “Temperature,” was written by St. Paul-native F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1939.

08/04/2015

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Paws On Grand Opens Bidding On Celebrity Dog Houses

Bidding is now underway for Paws on Grand’s Celebrity Dog House auction. WCCO’s Ali Lucia created the Downward Doggie Doghouse for the auction last week.

08/04/2015

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From Fighting In Iraq To Fighting Cancer, Soldier Faces New Enemy At Home

Soldiers risk their lives serving our country overseas. Now, one Minnesota soldier is taking on a new enemy here at home.

08/03/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Welcomes Malayan Tapir Calf

A male Malayan tapir was born at 5 a.m. on July 30, the zoo’s second birth of the endangered species in 22 years.

08/03/2015

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Minnesota Prepares For Obama’s Call To Cut Emissions

President Barack Obama unveiled Monday new power plant regulations designed to combat the earth’s changing climate.
Under new rules, power plants have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years.

08/03/2015

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Lifestyle Expert Offers Dorm Decorating Tips For New College Students

Lifestyle expert J.J. Keras stopped by WCCO with some tips for students to dress up their dorm rooms, like bedding, wall decor, caddies, desks and extra storage.

08/03/2015

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Amp Up Your Workout With Strong Pre, Post Meals

We all have heard that “food is fuel.” But, when it comes to working out the food your eat before and after can make a huge difference in results.

08/03/2015

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Nvidia Recalling Shield Tablets Over Fire Hazard

Nvidia is recalling 88,000 shield tablets because the battery inside can overheat and pose a fire hazard. The company said there have been four reported cases of the tablets overheating.

08/03/2015

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Kraft Issues Recall For Kraft Singles Over Choking Hazards

Kraft is issuing a warning for consumers who have purchased the Kraft cheese singles. The company said 36,000 cases of the cheese may present a choking hazard. So, they’re voluntarily recalling them.

08/03/2015