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Jeff Johnson Switches Campaign Managers

There’s a change at the top of Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson’s campaign with six weeks to go in the race. Johnson announced Friday that he was switching campaign managers.

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Hennepin Co. Attorney Files Petition To Protect Peterson’s Son

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to protect Adrian Peterson’s 4-year-old son. According to the county, they have filed a Child in Need of Protection or Services petition. The petition outlines some of injuries the boy sustained while visiting Peterson and also outlines a safety plan for Peterson and the boy’s mother to follow.

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Man, 24, Allegedly Assaults 16-Year-Old Girl In Dakota Co.

A Lakeville, Minn. man is facing charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl with whom he had a significant relationship. Kenneth Junior Pitchford, Jr., 24, has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree with a dangerous weapon and one count of criminal sexual conduct in the first degree.

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Best Buy Employee Charged With Slashing Electronics Prices To Zero

A Best Buy employee is accused of using the computer at his Coon Rapids store to dramatically lower prices on high-end electronics.

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Jury Delivers Verdict In Salmonella Trial

The head of a peanut company that distributed salmonella-tainted peanuts that sickened hundreds of people across the U.S., and were linked to three Minnesotans deaths, five years ago has been convicted of conspiracy and other charges.

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Man Convicted For Posing As Aide, Having Sex With Vulnerable Adult

A 43-year-old Minneapolis man was convicted Thursday in Hennepin County Court for criminal sexual conduct involving a vulnerable adult, and a jury will push for him to serve life in prison. Corey Gordon had been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct in the case for posing as a personal care attendant in order to have sex with the victim.

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Mpls. City Council Votes To Cut Food-Liquor Ratio Ordinance

The city of Minneapolis has gotten rid of a liquor law that’s been in place for decades. The Minneapolis City Council voted 12-0 Friday to scrap the old ordinance that required restaurants to make 60 percent of their revenue from food and cap alcohol sales at 40 percent.

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Long Lines In Minn. As Apple Releases New iPhone

Today is the day tech geeks and Apple fans the world over have been waiting for. The latest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have hit stores.

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Coup D’Etat, Parlour Up For ‘Best New Bar Midwest’

It’s no secret that Minneapolis has a thriving bar scene with some pretty talented mixologists at the helm, but it seems the rest of the country is finally taking note.

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Police: Man Who Fled Hennepin County Courtroom Is In Custody

Authorities say a man who escaped from a Hennepin County Courtroom Thursday after being convicted of attempted second-degree murder was taken into custody early Friday morning. A $5,000 reward had been offered by the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office for the arrest of 25-year-old Michael David Henderson after Thursday’s incident.

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New Ulm’s Oktoberfest Named One Of The Best In The Nation

It’s one of the best times of the year for beer lovers. As we say goodbye to summer, breweries and restaurants start rolling out the kegs for Oktoberfests.

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Excellent Educator: Valley View’s Heather Young

In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.

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Firewood Shortage Up North Could Hit Twin Cities Next

With the cooler weather comes the urge to light up the fireplace. That could be difficult for some parts of the state, and maybe in the Twin Cities before long. That means the time to buy firewood may be right now, while supplies last.

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Ready, Set, Vote — By Absentee If You Wish

Election Day has arrived in Minnesota. Sort of. The state’s early voting window officially opens Friday. People who want to vote absentee can get their ballots.

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Cabin Close-Up Time Ideal To Check For Invasives

Experts say cabin close-up time is an ideal opportunity for inspecting boats and water equipment for aquatic invasive species. The Department of Natural Resources is asking every cabin and lake property owner to carefully inspect for invasive species when removing docks, boat lifts, swim rafts and other equipment from the water.

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Early September Storm Damage

Check out these viewer-submitted photos of storm damage from Sept. 3 and Sept. 4.

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High School Robotics Competition @ The State Fair

Check out images from the high school robotics competition at the Minnesota State Fair.

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WCCO Radio MN State Fair 2014

Check out 830 WCCO Radio at the MN State Fair this year.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Park Rapids

We’re sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! That’s right, instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. Big time! […]

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Ely

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Ely area!

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Battle Lake

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Battle Lake area!

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‘Minnesota’s Titanic’

In July 1890, the Sea Wing left Red Wing for a Sunday cruise to go watch music in Lake City. On the way back a summer storm hit and 98 people died, mostly women and children.

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