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Crews Hope To Open Eden Prairie Ice Castle Next Week

Our mild winter has put a popular winter attraction on hold — for now. The folks behind the giant ice castle at Mall of America have been busy creating a new one at Miller Park in Eden Prairie. It was supposed to open Friday, but it’s been too warm to make the ice.

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Boy With Cerebral Palsy Donates His Presents To African Kids

One Twin Cities boy is about to do something most kids wouldn’t dream of – he’s giving away his Christmas gifts. Ten-year-old Cody Roemen has been raising money to bring toys and books to children in Tanzania. Instead of asking for Christmas presents, he asked his family to donate to his cause.

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Warm Weather Delays Open For Hockey Rinks, Tubing Lifts

Our mild December means a lot of outdoor activities in Minneapolis have been put on hold.

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Donations To Salvation Army Red Kettles Down

Donations to the Salvation Army’s Red Kettles are down this year, said a spokesperson for the organization. According to the spokesperson, Salvation Army’s goal for October through December was $11.5 million.

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Dustin Diamond, TV’s ‘Screech,’ Charged In Wis. Bar Stabbing

The actor famous for playing Samuel “Screech” Powers on the 90s TV series “Saved By The Bell” was arrested Friday in Wisconsin. According to the Ozaukee Country Sheriff’s Office, 37-year-old Dustin Diamond was arrested and charged with first-degree recklessly endangering safety,
possession of a switchblade knife and carrying a concealed weapon.

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Wild’s Ryan Suter Visits Mpls. Ronald McDonald House

Families at the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis got a special post-Christmas treat Friday morning. Minnesota Wild Star Ryan Suter dropped by to say hello and hang out.

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MNsure Nears 60,000 Health Coverage Signups

The state’s health insurance exchange has enrolled nearly 59,000 Minnesotans in coverage as a key deadline approaches. MNsure announced its most up-to-date enrollment figures on Friday, putting the exchange well ahead of enrollment at this time last year. Minnesotans have until noon on Dec. 31 to sign up for health insurance effective Jan. 1.

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After Beating Bone Cancer, Aspiring Football Player Will Head To Citrus Bowl

Among the number of people heading down to Florida to watch the Minnesota Gophers take on the Missouri Tigers in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day is the O’Brien family.

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Ferris Wheel Restaurant, New Taproom Open In Twin Cities

There are two cool new businesses opening up in the Twin Cities metro area Friday! The first is the Badger Hill Brewing Company’s new brewery and taproom in Shakopee.

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Make Holiday Returns Easier By Following These Tips

We all know that it’s the thought that counts. But sometimes you get a gift that you just don’t know what to do with! Instead of letting it sit in a closet, many of us will opt to head back to the stores or mall to return said gift.

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Lindstrom Man Killed After Car Strikes Power Pole

A 52-year-old rural Lindstrom man has died after the car he was driving struck a power pole in Franconia Township. The Chisago County sheriff’s office said the crash occurred early Friday. The sheriff’s office is investigating the fatal crash, which occurred after 1 a.m.

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Good Question: What Should You Do With Unwanted Gifts?

One of the most awkward parts of the holiday season is that moment when you unwrap a strange gift and try to act like you love it.

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Chinese Restaurant In Minnesota

With the holidays winding down, it’s time take a deep breath, relax and order in dinner, which for many means Chinese food.

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Minnesotans Take A Stand And Watch ‘The Interview’

After days of back and forth, a movie that many thought would never be shown to the public is now playing.

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Free Pizza On Christmas Day At Little Falls Restaurant

It’s hard to find anywhere that’s open on Christmas Day. But there’s one restaurant in Little Falls that’s open and giving out free food.

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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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Zombies Hit The Streets Of Minneapolis

The Zombie Pub Crawl is in its tenth year.

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WCCO Radio Insiders Luncheon With Steve Forbes

See all the photos as Steve Forbes discusses his new book Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.

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2014 Fall Colors

Here’s a collection of some of the best pictures of fall colors this year around Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

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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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