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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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MNsure Offers Additional Assistance As Enrollment Deadline Approaches

Governor Mark Dayton is proclaiming Wednesday “MNsure Enrollment Day.” The push is on to try to get 67,000 Minnesotans signed up for health insurance through MNsure by Sunday, Feb. 15.

02/11/2015

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MnDOT Seeks Input On Standardized Bicycle Plan

Cyclists listen up! The state wants your input as it continues to develop a standardized bicycle plan. MnDOT is holding an open house at the U of M’s Urban Research and Outreach Center Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Concerns Surround Twin Cities Credit Repair Company

To buy your dream house or land a better job, you need a good credit score, but 20 percent of us don’t have one. That’s where companies like United Credit Consultants offer to help.

02/10/2015

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Police Use Taser To Free Buck Tangled In Dead Rival’s Antlers

It’s rare to see a couple of white-tail bucks locked in a fight in the wild. But that’s exactly what some Shorewood residents woke up to Sunday morning — and it was captured on video. Two bucks had locked antlers and then became stuck together.

02/10/2015

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Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2015-2016 Season

The Hennepin Theatre Trust has released its scheduled for the 2015-2016 season. Among the shows coming to the stage are Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Newsies and The Bridges of Madison County.

02/10/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Love Architect Kailen Rosenberg

Everyone wants the picture perfect life, but the souls behind the smiles usually contain flaws and that’s OK, according to a local love architect. Kailen Rosenberg says you are the foundation of your own love house. Her outlook on relationships and how she grew to be one of Oprahs’ go-to experts is what makes Rosenberg this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

02/10/2015

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Study: Composting In Minnesota Good For Economy, Environment

Composting has become more than just a growing trend, it’s generating millions of dollars for Minnesota’s economy. The Minnesota Composting Council recently did the first-ever statewide study of the Minnesota composting industry.

02/09/2015

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New App Helps Parents Track St. Paul School Buses

Each day some 900 school bus routes are in operation, bringing St. Paul students safely to and from school. Andrew Nelson’s daughter is one of those students.

02/09/2015

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4-Year-Old Girl Dead After St. Paul Fire

A child is dead after a fire in St. Paul late Sunday night. According to the St. Paul Fire Department, crews received a call around 8:30 p.m. of a fire in the 500 block of Jessamine Avenue.

02/09/2015

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MNfusion: Theater Latté Da’s ‘Oliver’ Debuts At The Pantages

Audiences were clearly delighted at seeing the return of “Oliver” Saturday evening in downtown Minneapolis. The show opened Saturday evening at the Pantages Theatre as the third collaboration between Theater Latté Da and the Hennepin Trust Company as part of the Broadway Re-imagined series.

02/09/2015

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Children’s Theatre Co. Announces 50th Anniversary Season

The Children’s Theatre Co. has announced its 50th anniversary season. Among the shows are “The Jungle Book,” ”The Wizard of Oz” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid the Musical.”

02/09/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (Feb. 9-13)

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

02/09/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Sexy Secrets At The Minn. Zoo

For Valentine’s Day, many will opt for flowers, candy or a nice dinner. But there’s a steamier option in a place not usually associated with romance. The Minnesota Zoo offers the annual Love Tour, which it describes as an “R-rated event.”

02/08/2015

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MNsure Extends Call Center Hours Ahead Of Deadline

MNsure officials say the contact center’s office hours have been extended for the last week of open enrollment.

02/08/2015

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Minn. Resumes Accepting Turbo Tax Returns

Minnesotans will once again be able to file electronic tax returns with Turbo Tax as of 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. The parent company of Turbo Tax, Intuit, had temporarily suspended e-filing in all states after concern of fraud arose when two Minnesota users reported that someone had already filed under their name.

02/07/2015

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