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Name The New Metro Transit Mascot

Feeling witty? Metro Transit needs help naming its new mascot. It’s the easily recognizable transit symbol, complete with arms and legs!

03/12/2015

Car Logo 6: Toyota

Toyota Recalls Over 112,000 Vehicles

Toyota is recalling more than 112,000 cars. That includes 2015 Camrys and Highlanders, as well as certain 2012 to 2015 RAV4 vehicles.

03/12/2015

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Should Minnesota Do More To Prevent Food Allergy Deaths?

A Minnesota family is suing a restaurant for what they consider a fatal mistake. Scott Johnson died last summer after eating pancakes at a Bemidji restaurant. He suffered from a severe dairy allergy since birth. The Johnson’s said they were told the restaurant’s gluten-free pancakes were also dairy-free.

03/11/2015

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Investigators Rule Minneapolis Lumberyard Fire Arson, Seek Suspects

Investigators are asking for help finding the people who intentionally started a fire over the weekend. They now believe a three-alarm fire at a northeast Minneapolis lumber yard is arson.

03/11/2015

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Keep An Eye Out For Motorcyclists As They Return To Minn. Roads

Minnesotans are bringing out their motorcycles for the first time this season. While the weather is perfect for riding, other factors make this time of year especially dangerous for bikers.

03/11/2015

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Craigslist Intervenes To Help Local Suicidal Man

It’s known as the place to go online to sell or buy something. But on Tuesday, Craigslist became a place for a Twin Cities young man to plead for help. Administrators of the website contacted police after they saw a disturbing post that indicated a young man wanted to end his own life.

03/11/2015

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Police Seek 3 Suspected Of Stealing $15K In Textbooks

Police in St. Cloud are searching for three males suspected of stealing textbooks from a bookstore on eight separate occasions. According to the press release, at 10 a.m. on Feb. 14 St. Cloud Police responded to a call of a theft by shoplifting at Husky Bookstore, located within Centennial Hall in the 2000 block of 8th Street South.

03/11/2015

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Get Your Taxes Prepared For Free

The Minnesota Department of Revenue wants to set you up with one of hundreds of tax preparers who can help you get your taxes filed for free. If you are 60 or older, have a disability, speak little to no English or make $53,000 a year or less, you qualify for free tax preparation.

03/11/2015

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Celebrate Responsibly And Ride Free On Paddy’s Day

Metro Transit is hooking up responsible St. Patrick’s Day revelers with free rides in Minneapolis and St. Paul. You can ride free on both Saturday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 17 on buses, light rail or Northstar trains from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

03/11/2015

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‘Beauty And The Beast’ Returns To The Stage In Minneapolis

The Hennepin Theatre Trust opened their performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” this week at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis.

03/11/2015

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A Decade Of Discovery

Here’s more information on ‘A Decade of Discovery’

03/10/2015

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Warmer Weather Springs Golf Courses To Open Early

Our first stretch of mild March weather has prompted some golf courses across the state to open ahead of schedule or at least get ready for the season to start. As of Tuesday, there are two golf courses near the Twin Cities that are open for business, and more are scheduled to get their season started this week.

03/10/2015

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Illusion Theater Presents ‘Thurgood’

“Thurgood” is entering its second week of performances at the Illusion Theater in Minneapolis. The play tells the story of the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall, who grew up in Baltimore and went on to work within the Supreme Court of the United States.

03/10/2015

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Minn. IT Recruiter Talks Target Job Cuts

WCCO-TV’s Angela Davis spoke with Paul DeBettignies on Monday about the situation at Target.

03/09/2015

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Everything’s Bigger & Better At The Twin Cities Auto Show

The 2015 Twin Cities Auto Show will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center from March 7 through March 15! It’s your license to dream at the Twin Cities Auto Show. Get in the driver’s seat and compare 450 brand new cars, trucks, SUVs and more all in one place, all at one time.

03/09/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (March 9 – 13)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of March 9-13.

03/09/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Hastings Sculptor Welds Whimsical Steel Artwork

Yes, that’s a stainless steel alligator on the roof of Dale Lewis’ Honda Civic and, yes, there’s a good story behind it.

It’s a symbol of how Lewis adapted when hard times hit.

03/08/2015

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Harmful Dog Treats Leave Animals Hospitalized In Lakeville

Dog owners in a Twin Cities suburb believe someone is deliberately trying to harm their pets. Over the past several days in south Lakeville, they’ve found nails, screws and other harmful items hidden in food or treats, left outside for dogs to eat.

WCCO-TV–03/08/2015

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Mike’s Mix: The Shagarita

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Shag Sushi for a cocktail that’s a full-body experience: not just taste but sight, sound, smell, feel.

03/07/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 7)

Cars, hockey, dresses and the ultimate list of quintessential dishes of Minnesota’s top restaurants Here are the links to everything Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered during their action-packed packed hour.

03/07/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Patisserie 46 Eclairs Among World’s Best

A national semifinalist for best baker and an international competition winner, all tucked away in a South Minneapolis neighborhood. John Kraus is winning awards and has been winning over customers here for nearly five years.

03/07/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Reno

Every Friday, WCCO 4 News at Noon features a special pet guest of the week. This week, the Animal Humane Society brought Reno!

03/06/2015

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Metro Transit Route Changes

Planning to take public transit this weekend? Make sure to check the Metro Transit website as some routes will be changing!

03/06/2015

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Let’s Play Hockey Expo Comes To The RiverCentre

Hockey fans will be flocking to St. Paul this weekend for a number of ice-related events. Not only is the Minnesota Boys High School Hockey State Tournament taking place at the Xcel Energy Center this weekend, but Let’s Play Hockey is also taking place!

03/06/2015