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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

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (Aug. 3-7)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of Aug. 3 to Aug. 7.

08/03/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Quarry Park & Nature Preserve

In the summer months, we all look for a place to cool down from the summer heat. Pools, lakes and rivers are the typical spots for swimmers, but there’s one watering hole in Waite Park that takes swimming to new heights.

08/02/2015

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Justice For Cecil, Extradition For Walter Palmer

Click her for more information on Justice For Cecil.

08/02/2015

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Becker Car Accident Claims Life Of 10-Year-Old Girl Weeks Later

The family of 10-year-old Cassy Maurer says she no longer has any brain activity, and they’re preparing to donate her organs. Cassy’s father, Chuck Maurer, died the night of the crash.

08/01/2015

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New Lego Art Installation Draws Large Crowds At Arboretum

A new art installation is bringing in big crowds to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Nature Connects features 13 different nature displays made entirely of Legos.

08/01/2015

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Twin Cities Communities Gear Up For National Night Out

On Tuesday, people around the country will head out into their neighborhoods as part of National Night Out.

08/01/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Aug. 1)

It’s August, and the weekend started off great with a #Top10WxDay! With all the humidity cleared out of the Twin Cities, it was a great weekend to get outdoors.

08/01/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Smoky Watermelon Margarita

Watermelon, outside, on a hot day — it’s pretty refreshing, right? Make a margarita out of it, and you’ve hit upon a bestseller at Salsa a la Salsa — Uptown Minneapolis’s authentic Mexican restaurant.

08/01/2015

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Lacrosse + Golf = FlingGolf

Minnesota golfers are taking a swing at new type of golf game. Three courses around the state now offer FlingGolf. It can be played alongside the traditional game, but there are some big differences.

07/31/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Red Wing (Day 2)

WCCO’s Goin’ to the Lake series of roadtrips headed into bluff country this week, with Frank Vascellaro, Natalie Nyhus and Dave Lee broadcasting as the town celebrates its yearly festival: River City Days.

07/31/2015

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More Road Closures To Affect Weekend Traffic

In case you weren’t already keeping track of enough detours around the Twin Cities, get ready to add another potential headache to the pile. Starting Friday at 10 p.m., eastbound traffic on Interstate 394 shifts into two HOV lanes so crews can do pavement work between Highway 100 in Golden Valley and Interstate 94 in Minneapolis.

07/31/2015

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Meet Lobo: Our Pet Guest Of The Week

Every Friday, WCCO 4 News at Noon features a pet in need of a permanent home. This week, Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society brought along Lobo. This 8-year-old Shih Tzu mix comes from a broken home. His parents are getting divorced and wanted him to have a more stable home.

07/31/2015

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Marin Restaurant Takes Part In The Better Burger Project

The James Beard Foundation and the Mushroom Council are hoping restaurants will show you a better burger. To help push their efforts, they created the Better Burger Project.

07/31/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Red Wing (Day 1)

It’s that time of the week again, we’re hitting the road and Goin’ to the Lake on WCCO. This week, Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus are heading to Red Wing for River City Days. Dave Lee from 830 WCCO Radio will also be joining in on the fun.

07/30/2015

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Mackenzie Phillips To Speak At 3rd Annual Hazelfest

Actress Mackenzie Phillips has lived out her struggles with addiction and recovery in a very public way. The daughter of The Mamas & The Papas John Phillips, Phillips rose to her own fame with a role in the film “American Graffiti.”

07/30/2015