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Reality Check: Franken’s Ad Claims McFadden Closed Mont. Paper Mill

A new ad from U.S. Senator Al Franken accuses his Republican challenger Mike McFadden of helping shut down a Montana paper mill, and costing workers hundreds of jobs.

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Reality Check: Guns And 8th District Candidates

The hotly contested 8th Congressional District campaign took another turn this week, over guns. The National Rifle Association is pouring nearly $750,000 into a negative ad which mocks incumbent Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan. The ad features an actor in a suit and a goofy hat, posing for election-year photos. “Nolan doesn’t get basic gun safety, and doesn’t know how many shells go in a duck gun,” the ad says.

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Eagan Man Makes Fifth Game Show Appearance

A Minnesota man’s Thursday win on ‘Let’s Make A Deal’ marked his fifth game show appearance. Pierre Audet hosted a viewing party at his restaurant, Saga, in Eagan Thursday. “I’m just very excited!” Audet said.

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New TV Ad Points Out Hypocrisy In ‘Redskins’ Slur

The fight to change offensive sports team nicknames has been waging for decades. In fact, protests took place during the Twins’ 1991 World Series against the Atlanta Braves, as well as Washington’s appearance when Minnesota hosted the 1992 Super Bowl.

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School Releases Balloons In Honor Of Student Who Died Of Cancer

A high school student who lost her battle with brain cancer was honored Thursday for her bravery. Weeks after Rachel Woell’s death, teachers and students at Minneapolis’ St. Charles Borromeo School held a balloon release in her honor. We first shared Rachel’s story with you this fall. The 18-year-old student at Totino-Grace High School captured the spirit of her football team, for which she worked as the team manager.

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Rosemount Mother Charged After 4 Kids Found In Bug-Ridden Home

A 38-year-old Rosemount mother has been accused child endangerment and neglect after her four children were found living in bug-ridden and unsanitary living conditions, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

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Minnesota Man Wants Immigration Fraud Case Tossed

A Minnesota man accused of entering the U.S. and obtaining a green card illegally by concealing his military service during the Bosnian war — and omitting allegations that he killed a neighbor — is asking that the case against him be dismissed.

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FBI: 2 Men Rob Little Canada Bank In Halloween Masks

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for two men who robbed a Little Canada bank Thursday morning while wearing Halloween masks. The robbery happened at 7 a.m. at the U.S. Bank at 2850 Rice Street. The FBI says two men entered the bank as it was opening and forced two employees to unlock the vault. “Don’t be a hero, it’s not your money,” said one of the suspects to employees.

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Movie Blog: Three Films From ‘Cine Latino’

This weekend kicks off Cine Latino, a film festival put on by the Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul that seeks to celebrate movies in Spanish and Portuguese. Here are capsule reviews of a few of the films that caught my eye.

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ACLU Findings: Dramatic Racial Disparities In Mpls. Police Arrest Rates

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) says the Minneapolis Police Department’s arrest rates for low-level, nonviolent offenses shows dramatic racial disparities.

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Peterson, Leading Voice On Agriculture, Fights To Keep Job

For the first time in two decades, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson finds himself having to fight hard to keep his job and to avert a loss that could cost Minnesota one of Congress’ most influential voices on farm matters. Peterson is the ranking minority member and former chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. He has represented western Minnesota’s 7th District for nearly 24 years and says it benefits from his clout.

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Group Of Medical Pot Backers Criticizes Dayton

Advocates of expanding Minnesota’s new medical marijuana program to allow more people to qualify say they have the support of every gubernatorial candidate except incumbent Democrat Mark Dayton. Members of Minnesotans for Compassionate care said Thursday all of Dayton’s rivals signed statements pledging to reshape the program so it would cover 38,000 people instead of the estimated 5,000.

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Minneapolis Police To Start Wearing Body Cameras

Thirty-six police officers in Minneapolis will start wearing body cameras next week as part of a pilot program to test out their effectiveness. Mayor Betsy Hodges and Police Chief Janee Harteau announced the pilot Thursday.

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Minn. Families Preparing Early After Propane Shortage Last Winter

After last year’s brutal winter and propane shortage, many Minnesota families are filling their tanks now.

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Salvation Army Giving Away Free Coats For Kids

For the next six hours, every child in the Twin Cities is entitled to a free coat, hats and gloves. It’s because of Coats for Kids, a Salvation Army program going on all day Thursday in 11 locations.

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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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‘Blood Moon’ Eclipse

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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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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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