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Hanover Brothers’ Rare Disease Doesn’t Keep Spirits Down

It’s hockey night at the Walesch household in Hanover, and as usual the MVPs are 9-year-old Brett Walesch and his brother, 7-year-old Luke.

04/13/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: Meet Anton

Anton is a charming 5-year-old spending about six months in Minnesota to receive a bone marrow transplant at Masonic Children’s Hospital. He was born with a rare skin tissue disorder, epidermolysis bullosa. His whole family traveled from Texas to Minnesota to be with him during the treatment.

04/13/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (April 13 – April 17)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of April 13 – April 17.

04/13/2015

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Community Reacts After Boy’s Death Investigated As Homicide

Barway Collins has become a household name in the Twin Cities these past few weeks. Billboards bear his name, a reward was posted for tips on the case. Dozens and dozens of people who never knew Barway spent their days combing through brush and alongside the Mississippi River.

04/12/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Couple Wins A Café

Two years ago, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity opened up in southern Minnesota: a chance to win a free restaurant through an essay contest.

04/12/2015

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Hoarding Project Family Fundraiser

On WCCO Sunday Morning for April 12, 2015, Esme Murphy sat down to talk about hoarding with psychologist Janet Yeats. She is a co-founder of the Hoarding Project, which seeks to help raise awareness about hoarding.

04/12/2015

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Ka Joog, ‘Enriching Life Of Young Somali-American Youth’

Mohamed Farah, the executive director of Ka Joog, spoke with WCCO-TV’s Esme Murphy on Sunday about the recent massacre in Kenya, in which some of Farah’s relatives were injured.

04/12/2015

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Study: Shorter People Have Higher Rates Of Heart Attacks

A recently study stated that people who are shorter in stature are at a higher risk for heart attacks. Dr. Michael Miedema from the Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbot Northwestern joined WCCO Sunday Morning to discuss the study and its findings.

04/12/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (April 11)

Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak got to hang out with the University of Minnesota Women’s golf team to talk about the sport that is really anybody’s game. Speaking of golf, The Masters Tournament is back — and you can catch it on WCCO.

04/11/2015

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Community Raising Funds To Bury Murdered Woman In Kenya

Minnesota Kenyans are coming together in tragedy to send one of their own home. Police say Esther Muchina-Dobie’s husband shot her in the head before killing himself. Their bodies were found in their Savage home a week and a half ago.

04/10/2015

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Procedure Pioneered In Minn. Helps Texas Boy With Rare Skin Disorder

Anton Delgado has epidermolysis bullosa. It makes his skin so delicate, it easily blisters or even comes off.
He recently had a bone marrow transplant at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital to try to improve his health.

04/10/2015

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Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival Kicks Off

Minneapolis is indeed a cultural hub this weekend, with literary writers from all over the country already in town for the AWP Conference, and now film-makers from all over the world kicking off the 33rd annual Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival.

04/10/2015

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Meet Our Pet Guest Of The Week: Titan

Every week, WCCO 4 News At Noon features a special pet guest looking for a permanent home. This week, Minneapolis Animal Care and Control (MACC) brought along Titan, a very affectionate and friendly German Shepherd.

04/10/2015

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Woman Urges Workplace Sexual Harassment Victims To Speak Up

A Twin Cities woman says a man she sat next to at work sexually harassed her for months. Kathy is now suing Det-Tronics, a manufacturing company based in Bloomington. She says her bosses didn’t do enough to get the man to stop.

04/09/2015

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Spring Beauty Tips To Keep Your Look Fresh

Spring is here — we know because the April showers are in full force this Thursday — and you want to make sure you are looking your best.

04/09/2015

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The Kitchen Pantry Scientist Stops By WCCO Mid-Morning

Teaching your kids about science can be easy and fun if you use items found around the house. WCCO Mid-Morning should know, they tried it out!

04/09/2015

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Nearly 30K Cases Of Sabra Hummus Recalled

Have hummus in your house? Check your fridge before packing lunch. Nearly 30,000 of cases of the Sabra brand of hummus is being recalled due to a possible Listeria contamination.

04/09/2015

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Timberwolves Superfan ‘Jiggly Boy’ Releases Merchandise Line

He’s the fan that has almost become synonymous with Kevin Garnett. He is Timberwolves superfan John Sweeney, better known as “Jiggly Boy.” And now you can sport his signature look!

04/09/2015

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Vendors Bemoan Farmers Market’s Move Off Of Nicollet

Next month, the first steps in redesigning Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis will begin.

The construction project will last two years and will force the popular summer farmers market to find a new home on Hennepin Avenue.

04/08/2015

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Local Entrepreneurs, Artists Showcasing Minnesota-Made Products At HAMMS Event

This weekend at Schmidt Artist Lofts in St. Paul, nearly 50 entrepreneurs, small business owners and artisans will show off some of the highest quality “Minnesota Made” products at the Help a Minnesota Maker Succeed event.

04/08/2015

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Greg Jennings Golf Classic Comes To The Twin Cities

Greg Jennings and his wife are moving their ever-popular Celebrity Golf Classic to the Twin Cities in June. The event will be held on June 22 at Rush Creek Golf Club and Starkey Hearing Technologies has signed on as the presenting sponsor.

04/08/2015

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Report: Target Among Top Companies With CPSC-Flagged Products

Target is one of the top offenders when it comes to selling dangerous products, according to a recent report obtained by Bloomberg. The report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission found Dollar Tree to have the most violations.

04/08/2015

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Coon Rapids Girl, 9, Getting Nat’l Attention For Tasty Pie Recipe

A Minnesota girl’s unique pie recipe had judges salivating at a community pie contest this summer. Now the Coon Rapids girl is getting national attention for her Chocolate Coconut Chantilly Pie and she’s only 9 years old.

04/08/2015

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Dayton Faces Obstacles In Push For Construction Finance Plan

As Minnesota lawmakers return to St. Paul, Gov. Mark Dayton is delivering them a list public works construction projects that would require state borrowing.

04/07/2015