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What It Takes To Be A Crop Art Champion

A quick look at Linda Paulsen’s works in the crop art exhibit at the Minnesota State Fair is all it takes to see that she has a sharp eye for color, texture and detail.

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Experts Optimistic This Year’s Flu Vaccine Will Be More Effective

Now that September has arrived, the first shipments of the flu vaccine are arriving in Minnesota.

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Target Lays Off Another 235 In Twin Cities

Another round of layoffs has struck Target Corp. in the Twin Cities. The company eliminated 235 positions Tuesday from its headquarters in Minneapolis and satellite offices in St. Louis Park and Brooklyn Park. It also cut 40 positions from its IT Center in India.

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WCCO Live At The State Fair (2015): Day 6

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is about halfway through and the hot and humid conditions aren’t keeping fair-goers away. There are plenty of ways to stay cool and have fun at the State Fair as we honored Military Appreciation Day.

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State Patrol: 2 Dead In Separate Crashes In Fillmore Co.

At least two people died in separate head-on crashes Tuesday in Fillmore County, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The first accident happened just after 7 a.m. on Highway 52. A southbound Infiniti FX collided head-on with a northbound Pontiac Grand AM, which had drifted into the Infiniti’s lane.

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Counts Won’t Be Dismissed For Men Accused Of Plan To Join ISIS

A federal judge says he won’t dismiss charges against seven Minnesota men accused of plotting to join the Islamic State group. The men have pleaded not guilty to charges of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Prosecutors allege they began meeting in spring 2014 to talk about traveling to Syria.

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Lawmakers Press Dayton To Hit Pause On UCare Decision

State senators are pressing Gov. Mark Dayton to halt a contracting process that would squeeze out a major health insurance company. UCare sued the state last month after being cut out during a bid process for public programs.

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Photos: WCCO Radio at the MN State Fair 2015

Check out all the pics from WCCO Radio at the MN State Fair 2015

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St. Paul Flags Flying At Half-Staff After Firefighter’s Sudden Death

Flags are being flown at half-staff in St. Paul on Tuesday after the sudden death of a firefighter who was on-duty Monday night. St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman ordered the flags at all city facilities to be flown at half-staff in honor of paramedic/firefighter Shane Clifton.

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Health Department Says This Year’s Flu Season Should Be Milder

State health officials are hoping for a milder flu season. They say this season’s vaccine will be more effective compared to last year. Shipments of the vaccine are already available at some health clinics.

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Photo: Fantasy Football Loser Takes Naked Walk Through Lyn-Lake

According to a post on Deadspin.com, a naked man was seen last Friday walking down the busy Lyn-Lake intersection in the middle of Minneapolis rush hour wearing only flip flops a cardboard box that read: “Fantasy football loser.”

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Community Mourns Death Of St. Paul Firefighter Who Collapsed On Duty

The community is mourning the death of a St. Paul firefighter and paramedic who died suddenly Monday evening after collapsing while on duty.

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4 Things To Know: Sleep Needs, BLM Protest & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Tuesday, September 1. They include a new study on how much sleep you need to keep from falling ill, and another protest in the Twin Cities just days after their most recent demonstration.

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Minnesota, Wisconsin Among Top 5 Best States For Driving

Minnesotans seeking the best driving experience can rest east, as a new ranking places the state among the top five best in the nation. Minnesota comes in with the fifth best state in the U.S. with the best conditions for drivers, according to a study by Bankrate.

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1 Dead In Stearns Co. House Fire

One person is dead after a house fire in Stearns County early Tuesday morning. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, around 3:35 a.m. crews received a call of a residential fire in the 200 block of 1st Avenue South.

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Black Lives Matter Protesting Outside Governor’s Residence

The group Black Lives Matter Saint Paul is planning to protest at the Governor’s Mansion Tuesday. The group said they’ll be at the Governor’s home at 5 p.m.

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August Survey Suggests Economic Doldrums Ahead For Midwest

A survey conducted in August suggests there will be little or no economic growth over the next three months in a nine-state region of the Midwest and Plains, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Augsburg Launches ‘River Semester’ On Mississippi

Back-to-school time of the year may seem a funny time for a canoe trip, but not for a group of Augsburg College students. They’re about to spend an entire semester traveling the Mississippi River, a nearly 2,000-mile journey to study and research the great river.

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Edina Hosts Fun Run To Help Fight Ovarian Cancer

Help fight cancer while getting a work out! Edina’s Roseland Park is hosting HOM Teal Strides for Ovarian Cancer on Saturday, Sept. 12.

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Police: 1 Dead, 2 Wounded In Rochester Shooting

Rochester police say one person is dead and another wounded after a shooting at a mobile home park.

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Good Question: How Does Our State Fair Stack Up?

Each year since 1885, families have come out to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Last year, the fair had record-breaking attendance. There are other state celebrations across the country. So how does our fair compare? Good Question.

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Still Dealing With One Son’s Rare Medical Condition, Family Struggles With Another Diagnosis

A family we introduced you to a year and a half ago is facing the second major battle of their lives. You may remember Caleb Pence — he has a condition where his bones break easily. Now, Caleb’s baby brother Joshua is the one with a wish of his own.

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More Motorcyclists Died In Minnesota This Year Than In All Of 2014

It’s been a deadly year for motorcyclists on Minnesota roads. Motorcycle deaths are up nearly 50-percent from this time last year.

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St. Paul Firefighter/Paramedic Dies After Suddenly Collapsing At Station

According to a statement from the St. Paul Fire Department, 38-year-old Shane Clifton told colleagues at Station No. 14 that he felt sick at around 5 p.m., then suddenly collapsed.

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Minnesota Corn, Soybean Development Ahead Of Last Year

According to the USDA’s weekly crop report Monday, 65 percent of Minnesota’s corn acreage was in or beyond dent stage. That’s 10 days ahead of last year and six days ahead of the five-year average.

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Crop Art At The State Fair (2015)

Here’s a look at the cream of this year’s crop art!

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Instagramers Celebrate #MyStateFair

WCCO invited our best and brightest Instagramers to share their best pictures via the hashtag #MyStateFair. Here were some of our favorites, along with the collections from our special guest Instagram superstars!

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WCCO Radio at the MN State Fair 2015

Check out all the pics from WCCO Radio at the MN State Fair 2015

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Cute As Butter: The Baby Animals Of The Minnesota State Fair

We bring you only the most adorable baby animals from the swine barn, the cattle barn, the horse barn and the CHS Miracle of Birth Center.

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Black Lives Matter Protests At State Fair

Protesters with Black Lives Matter marched along Snelling Avenue during the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2015.

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Sen. Amy Klobuchar Live On WCCO Radio

Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s was a guest on NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s The Morning News with Dave Lee and told the story of how she got going in politics and talked about her new book “The Senator Next Door.”

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Goin’ To The Lake: Red Wing

This week, WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the Red Wing area.

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