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Several Ski Areas Open For SeasonAs the temperatures drop and snow moves in, several ski areas are opening for the season this weekend in Minnesota.
Judge To Consider Halting Wisconsin RecountA federal judge is set to consider halting Wisconsin's presidential recount. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount to determine if election machines were hacked.
Mpls. City Council Mulls Severing Ties With Wells FargoThe city of Minneapolis is calling out Wells Fargo, saying they are looking into taking their business elsewhere.
Good Question: Can It Be Too Cold To Snow?If you grew up in Minnesota, you have likely heard someone tell you it is too cold to snow. But is that a real thing?
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Lasagna In MinnesotaAs the temperatures drop, we are in the mood for some Italian comfort food. This time of year folks love lasagna, a festive favorite.
Inside The Minneapolis Day Care Hanging 911 CallThe toddler hanged by his daycare provider is home with family and playing again.

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WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Lasagna In MinnesotaYour votes sent Natalie Nyhus to St. Paul! (4:20) WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 8, 2016
Good Question: Can It Be Too Cold To Snow?If you grew up in Minnesota, you have likely heard someone tell you that it won’t snow if the temperature is too low. But is this for real? Heather Brown talks to a meteorologist at the National Weather Service to find out (2:19). WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 8, 2016
Mpls. City Council Mulls Cutting Ties With Wells FargoThe city of Minneapolis is calling out Wells Fargo, saying they are looking into taking their business elsewhere, reports John Lauritsen (2:02). WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 8, 2016
Stillwater Ice Castle Builders Loving Cold WeatherBecause of the cold weather, crews are finally able to start making the ice that's needed to build a castle along the St. Croix River in downtown Stillwater, Angela Davis reports (2:07). WCCO 4 News at 6 - Dec. 8, 2016
Civil War Paintings Staying At State CapitolThe battle over Civil War Art at the Minnesota State Capitol is over and it appears Governor Mark Dayton has lost this last round, Esme Murphy reports (2:25). WCCO 4 News at 6 - Dec. 8, 2016
Ellison Speaking Out On Trump's Cabinet SelectionsMembers of the Congressional Progressive Caucus told reporters Trump's picks are more committed to serving his brand and their own wallets than they are to serving the American people, Amelia Santaniello reports (:54). WCCO 4 News at 6 - Dec. 8, 2016

Politics

Judge To Consider Halting Wisconsin RecountA federal judge is set to consider halting Wisconsin's presidential recount. Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by more than 22,000 votes in the state. Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein requested the recount to determine if election machines were hacked.
Mpls. City Council Mulls Severing Ties With Wells FargoThe city of Minneapolis is calling out Wells Fargo, saying they are looking into taking their business elsewhere.
Boschwitz Remembers John Glenn As Gracious Senate ColleagueFormer U.S. Sen. Rudy Boschwitz remembers former astronaut John Glenn as a gracious colleague in the Senate.
Keith Ellison Leading The Charge Against Trump’s Cabinet PicksMinnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is speaking out about Donald Trump's cabinet selections.
Minn. Historical Board Votes Unanimously To Keep Civil War Paintings In CapitolThe battle over Civil War art at the Minnesota State Capitol is over -- and it appears Gov. Mark Dayton has lost this last round.
Trump To Make Wisconsin Visit On Last Day Of RecountPresident-elect Donald Trump is planning a return visit to Wisconsin next week on the day an election recount must be done.

Weather

Good Question: Can It Be Too Cold To Snow?If you grew up in Minnesota, you have likely heard someone tell you it is too cold to snow. But is that a real thing?
'Shovelable' Snow Headed Right For The Metro Minnesotans in the Twin Cities should have their shovels ready this weekend, as up to 4 inches of snow are expected to fall on the metro and it won’t melt any time soon.
Blizzard Closes I-94 In North DakotaSchools, businesses, government offices and major interstates were closed Tuesday as a December blizzard bore down on North Dakota.

Crime

Inside The Minneapolis Day Care Hanging 911 CallThe toddler hanged by his daycare provider is home with family and playing again.
City Council Votes To Remove St. Paul Officers From Internal Affairs CommissionThe St. Paul commission that reviews complaints against police will soon not have any officers weighing in on those decisions.
Man Indicted For Murder In Burnsville Dollar Tree ShootingA 27-year-old South St. Paul man has been indicted by a grand jury for murder in a November fatal shooting a Dollar Tree Store in Burnsville.
Benton County Officials Investigate After Man’s Body Found In DitchBenton County officials say they are investigating after a 22-year-old man’s body was found in a ditch after he was reported missing earlier this week.
Swanson Sues Volkswagen Over ‘Diselgate’, Seeks Civil PenaltiesMinnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced Thursday that she’s suing the carmaker Volkswagen over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal.
Man Arrested After Chasing Woman With Machete In St. PaulA SWAT team was called in St. Paul to deal with a man who police say was chasing a woman with a machete.

Entertainment

Snoop Dogg's Resurrected ‘Puff Puff Pass Tour’ To Stop In MinneapolisIconic rapper Snoop Dogg plans to “Drop It Like It’s Hot” when he brings his resurrected “Puff Puff Pass” tour to Minneapolis later this month.
Comedian's Christmas Tree Honors PrinceA stand-up comedian has found a way to remember and show his love for Prince this Christmas.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsSome of these events you can see up until the end of the month, but some are only here for just one day.
Chris Rock Coming To Minneapolis With Total Blackout TourFor the first time in nearly a decade, the comedian Chris Rock is headed on tour.
Prince, KING, Mint Condition, & Okee Dokees Are MN Grammy NomineesA number of Minnesota-connected acts were included in this year's slate of Grammy Award nominations.
4 Things To Know: Grammy Nominations, Oprah & MoreThey include a few Grammy nominations with Minnesota connections, and a significant transfer of land.

Health

Minn. UW-Madison Students Urged To Get 2nd Bacterial Meningitis VaccineMinnesota students attending the University of Wisconsin–Madison are being urged by health officials to get a second round of vaccinations while on winter break.
'Men Of MOCA' Helps Connect Those Who Lost Family To Ovarian CancerA new group within the organization started to form this year. It's a support group for men who are caring for, or grieving the loss of, an ovarian cancer patient. It’s called the Men of MOCA.
Study Finds Men More At Risk Of Overeating During HolidaysA study explains the mental side of why men try to out-eat friends and loved ones, even if it's subconscious.
AAA: 1 In 5 Accidents Involve Drowsy DrivingTriple A says drowsy driving contributes to one in five fatal crashes and even missing a little sleep can put you at risk of nodding off.
Is 'Screen Time' Affecting Teens' Sleep Patterns?With the help of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, WCCO tracked the phone usage of three teenagers.
10 Years After Terminal Diagnosis, Minn. Man Still Beating OddsDoctors gave him 18 months to live when they discovered he had a brain tumor. Now, 10 years later, Brian Shea of Little Falls is still beating the odds.

Consumer

Mpls. City Council Mulls Severing Ties With Wells FargoThe city of Minneapolis is calling out Wells Fargo, saying they are looking into taking their business elsewhere.
Stoltz, Century-Old St. Paul Cleaners, Calls It Quits It's been anchoring the corner at Snelling and Grand for decades. The Tracy family has owned and operated Stoltz Dry Cleaners since 1979.
DeRusha Eats: Vine Park Brewing CompanyHave you thought about brewing your own craft beer or maybe you want to try your hand at wine-making? You don't have to just think about it, there's a brewery in St. Paul where you can use their equipment and get their help.
Swanson Sues Volkswagen Over ‘Diselgate’, Seeks Civil PenaltiesMinnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson announced Thursday that she’s suing the carmaker Volkswagen over the "dieselgate" emissions scandal.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsSome of these events you can see up until the end of the month, but some are only here for just one day.
Target Reissues Recall Of 2,600 Menorahs That Pose Fire HazardWith the holiday season fast approaching, Target Corporation is reissuing the recall of thousands of menorahs that pose a potential fire hazard.

Water Cooler

12 Days Of Christmas $233 More Expensive Than Last YearBesides the turtle doves, only the cost of 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming – both up 2.8 percent – increased.
Days From December, Tornado Warnings Issued In IowaThe tornado warnings affected portions in the northeastern section of the state Monday afternoon.
Can You Survive Politics Talk This Thanksgiving?Dreading that Thanksgiving family time because you fear a nasty conversation over the presidential election? You aren't alone.
'SNL' Lampoons Thanksgiving Misery In Faux Target SpotJust need to get away from your relatives' political opinions for a little while? Park your car in the store's lot and just sit for a while.
'Hamilton' Actor: 'There's Nothing To Apologize For'Victor Dixon gave Vice President-elect Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality at the end of Friday's performance.
1st Somali-American In Miss Minnesota USA Competition A Somali-American woman is setting out to make a statement by competing for the title of Miss Minnesota USA.

CBS National News

Millions in Pacific Northwest face intense snow and windSections of the Pacific Northwest are under winter weather warnings. Snow and ice hit low-lying cities like Portland and Seattle. Snow totals are even higher in the mountains. Some places could get more than two feet. David Begnaud reports from Government Camp, Oregon.
Snow and cold weather bring dangerous travel conditionsIntense lake-effect snow brought near whiteout conditions overnight to parts of Central New York. The snow triggered major pileups, including a massive chain-reaction crash near Erie, Pennsylvania that injured at least 15 people. Interstate 90 is open again after being shut for hours. Temperatures are plunging as the storms in the northern half of the country move east and south. Ali Ingersoll of CBS News' Buffalo affiliate WIVB reports.
Eye Opener: Winter weather blankets the U.S.Millions of Americans face dangerous driving conditions as twin storms blast much of the country with snow and cold. Also, Donald Trump says his wealthy Cabinet picks will make America rich again. But his latest choice is a fast food executive, who opposes raising the minimum wage. All that and all that matters in today's Eye Opener. Your world in 90 seconds. Get the Eye Opener delivered straight to your inbox.
Winter storms slam U.S., blamed for multiple deathsIcy weather triggers fatal crashes on interstates and ground flights, and sections of the Pacific Northwest are under winter weather warnings
Lawyer reveals motivation of knife-wielding teen shot by Reno policeSchool superintendent praises officers for their quick response to knife-wielding teen at Hug High School, but his attorney and family say the shooting was unnecessary
Alabama executes killer after two temporary Supreme Court holdsRonald Bert Smith Jr. slayed convenience store clerk in 1994; his lawyers protested judge overriding jury's sentencing recommendation

CBS World News

New report reveals scale of Russia's Olympic dopingGlobal body issues 2nd part of investigation into systematic doping scheme, with focus on 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi
Biggest attack in months hits Egypt's security forcesExplosion on main Cairo road leading to pyramids leaves 6 cops dead and others wounded
S. Korean president impeached amid corruption scandalNation's first female leader, Park Geun-hye, accused of letting daughter of cult leader interfere in state affairs
Aleppo boy finally gets surgery, two weeks after he was hurt in airstrikeThe Syrian government's relentless shelling of Aleppo left seven-year-old Abdul Ghani Tarab with shrapnel wounds. The bombings also destroyed the remaining hospitals in rebel-held Aleppo. Tarab is just now getting surgery, two weeks later. Thousands of civilians are still in danger as Aleppo is close to falling. Debora Patta reports.
12/8: John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth and U.S. senator, dead at 95; John Glenn in his own wordsJohn Glenn died Thursday at the age of 95; John Glenn once said he never thought of himself as a hero.
Viola Desmond, described as Canada's Rosa Parks, memorialized on $10 billIn 1946, Viola Desmond rejected racial discrimination by sitting in a whites-only section of a New Glasgow movie theater

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