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Boys’ State Hockey Tournament Bracket Are Set

The tournament brackets are now set for the Minnesota State Boys’ Hockey Tournament! Click here to view the Class A bracket, and here for the Class AA bracket.

02/28/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (Feb. 28)

This week’s edition of WCCO Saturday Morning covered cooking classes, a technology festival and improv classes. Here are links to everything Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered during their action-packed hour.

02/28/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Ancho Sour Micro Cocktail

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Lowry Hill Dunn Brothers to check out another one of their “micro” cocktails.

02/28/2015

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Frank, Amelia, Chris Compete In Chili Cook Off

Amelia Santaniello, Chris Shaffer and Frank Vascellaro had a chili cook-off in front of a big audience Friday night.

02/27/2015

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Wayzata Mom Creates Plush Tooth Figure — And The Story Behind Him

A Wayzata mom didn’t just create Tug, she created a story called “Tug and the Tooth.”

02/27/2015

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$5,000 Reward Offered Over Puppy Burned In Dumpster

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of $5,000 — double their standard reward amount for cruelty cases — for information that will lead to the arrest of whoever set a puppy on fire last week.

02/27/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Nala

Every Friday, WCCO 4 News at Noon features a special pet guest of the week. This week, Cathy Johnson of the Northwoods Humane Society brought in an adorable pitbull/whippet mix.

02/27/2015

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Blaine Family Asks For Help After Fire Destroys Their Home

A family that lost everything in a fire and left their mom with burns is asking for help to get back on their feet.

02/27/2015

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Donate To The Kids In Need Foundation

The school year is about halfway over, but school supplies for many students are running low. That’s why WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio are helping stock the shelves at the Kids In Need Foundation.

02/27/2015

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A Look At The Ordway’s New, State-Of-The-Art Concert Hall

This weekend the Ordway Center in St. Paul will debut its newly-expanded and renovated concert hall. Not only is it bigger, the quality of the sound is better.

02/26/2015

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4 Things To Know About Getting Out Of Debt

When it comes to credit card debt there is some good news for consumers. Americans as a whole are slowly working their way to being better savers. A survey from Bankrate.com found nearly 40 percent of Americans are one bill away from disaster.

02/26/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Top Entertainment Bets

This weekend, our featured events for a good time include a softball tournament in the snow, an engineering expo for kids, mixing arts with beer and a motorcycle. Here’s what’s on tap as we are Working for the Weekeed.

02/26/2015

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Camera Captures Eaglet Birth In Minnesota

A camera set up by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has captured one of the season’s first bald eagle births. The birth was caught on video Tuesday by the department’s EagleCam. According to the department, the first of three eggs was laid on Jan. 19 or 20, and it usually takes 35 days for eagles to incubate their eggs.

02/26/2015

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Interested In Mushing? Jack Christopher Will Give You A Ride

It’s been a tough year for dog mushers. Typically the dogs need a decent amount of snow to pull a sled. But one musher in Monticello is packing his weekends by finding a way to give families and kids a ride anyway.

02/26/2015

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St. Paul Bird, Buck, Bait & Boat Expo Set For This Weekend

“February 27 – March 1, 2015 marks the dates for Winter’s Biggest Entertainment Value in the Twin Cities. That is when the Warner Coliseum at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds will be home to the 2015 St. Paul Bird, Buck, Bait & Boat Expo. There is plenty of FREE parking and lots to see and do for every member of the family.”

02/26/2015

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Section 8 Housing Applications Outnumber Slots

For the first time in more than five years, thousands of people in the metro area have a chance to apply for Section 8 housing.

02/25/2015

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Movie Blog: The Italian Film Festival, Featuring Frank Vascellaro

A taste of la dolce vita is at the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis this weekend as the seventh annual Italian Film Festival takes to screens with works from new talents and cinematic titans.

02/25/2015

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‘EagleCam’ Eaglet Ready To Make Its Debut

One of the eaglets featured on the Department of Natural Resources’ “EagleCam” is about ready for its close-up! The DNR says one of the eagle eggs laid last month hatched on Tuesday, which they say was right on schedule.

02/25/2015

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Take The WCCO Morning Show Coupon Quiz

On Wednesday morning, the WCCO This Morning team tested out their coupon knowledge. Here are the four questions Ali Lucia and Sarah Carlson presented to them. At the end of the quiz is a link to see how well you did.

02/25/2015

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Red Wing Man’s Death Touches More Than 60 Lives Via Organ Donation

In times of great grief, we often look for meaning. That came in an unexpected way for a Red Wing woman after losing her husband earlier this month. Brad Einck was an organ donor, and what he shared with one person was particularly powerful.

02/24/2015

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‘Steps Of Hope’ Walk Aims To Benefit Autism Society Of MN

There will be an indoor walk at Southdale this weekend to benefit the Autism Society of Minnesota. This Steps of Hope annual walk is the largest fundraiser for AuSM (pronounced “awesome”), which has been around since 1971.

02/24/2015

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300,000 Minnesotans Reportedly Affected By Anthem Data Breach

The Minnesota Department of Commerce says that health insurer Anthem, Inc. has reported that the social security numbers of more than 200,000 Minnesotans and the personal information of another 100,000 have been compromised.

02/24/2015

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Good Question: How Much Do We Pay In 401(k) Fees?

With almost $5 trillion in assets, 401(k) plans now account for nearly one-fifth of all retirement assets, but many of us have no idea how much it costs to fund those accounts. So, how much do we pay in 401K fees? Good Question.

WCCO-TV–02/23/2015