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Dayton Decision On Cabinet Pay Raises Due This Week

The one-day window for Gov. Mark Dayton to raise the pay of state agency commissioners arrives on Wednesday. Dayton said Monday he will base his pay-raise decisions on the need to attract and retain top-notch managers.

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Dayton Ponders State High Court Diversity In Upcoming Picks

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s “conscious of the diversity factor” as he considers who will fill two upcoming openings on the Minnesota Supreme Court.

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Wander Minnesota: Fourth of July Weekend

The Fourth of July is this Saturday and not surprisingly, it looks like many communities are going to have festivities all weekend. Besides the usual community fireworks and parades, there’s a lot to choose from around the state. If your Fourth of July plans take you out of the metro, you’ll find plenty to do. Here’s a sampling.

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Woman Dies After Diving Exercises In Wisconsin Lake

Authorities say a woman taking part in diving exercises in a Wisconsin lake has died.

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Kylie’s Kids: A Segway For Trinity

Born with a heart condition, 11-year-old Trinity spends a lot of time at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She loves arts and crafts and has perfected hair bows.

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Keith Urban Coming To Minnesota State Fair

One of country music’s big stars is coming to the Minnesota State Fair in late August. It was announced Monday that Keith Urban is bringing his Raise ‘Em Up Tour to the State Fair Grandstand on Aug. 28.

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Twin Cities Under Severe Weather Threat Monday Afternoon, Evening

WCCO Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says our Monday will start out with sun and it will definitely feel steamy with dew points in the low to middle 60s. That sets up the potential for storms to develop late Monday afternoon and into the early evening hours.

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Indian Tribe Recognition Process Overhauled

The Obama administration is making it easier for some Indian tribes to obtain federal recognition, addressing a longstanding grievance of many Native Americans. The new regulation being announced Monday updates a 37-year-old process that has been roundly criticized as broken because of the many years and mounds of paperwork that went into each application.

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Garrison Keillor Tells Newspaper He’s ‘Transitioning Out’ Of Hosting

Radio host Garrison Keillor plans to transition out of hosting, “A Prairie Home Companion.” The 72-year-old told the Berkshire Eagle newspaper in Massachusetts that he wants to gradually turn over his hosting duties to mandolin player and singer Chris Thile.

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Minneapolis’ Wabun Park A Pioneer In Accessible Play For Kids

Sand, wood chips and mulch are all popular playing surfaces at playgrounds across the state. However, some argue that those surfaces don’t necessarily make it easy to push strollers or even wheelchairs around.

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4 Things To Know: Manhunt Ends, Wimbledon Begins

Here’s a look at the 4 things you need to know for today. They include the dramatic end to a weeks-long manhunt, and a possible sea change ahead for a Minnesota institution.

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Man, 30, Arrested After Shooting At Fish Lake Township Home

The Chisago County SWAT Team helped arrest a 30-year-old man after he shot multiple rounds off inside a home in Fish Lake Township. Nicholas Leefeddick Villella, 30, was arrested on charges of terroristic threats and second degree assault.

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Boy, 12, Struck By Lightning On Duluth Golf Course

In Duluth, a 12-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was also hit by lightning yesterday. It happened just after 4 p.m. on the driving range at Enger Golf Course. A photo from the Duluth News Tribune shows the scene as first responders cared for the boy.

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Man Caught On Tip From App User Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

A man who was a federal fugitive for more than four years before he was arrested with help from a smartphone app has pleaded guilty to two counts of child pornography. Adney Allen is charged in North Dakota with possession and distribution of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors. The 51-year-old Allen was indicated in July of 2009. He was arrested in November of 2014 on the Red Lake Indian Reservation in Minnesota.

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Finding Minnesota: Lawn Mower Racing

NASCAR has well-known drivers like Jimmie Johnson and Kevin Harvick. In Minnesota, there’s a lesser-known racing circuit with drivers known as “Grandpa” and “Miss Behavin’.”

06/28/2015

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Jockey Returns To Canterbury Park Determined To Get Back On Her Feet

There was a big homecoming at Canterbury Park on Sunday, but it wasn’t about a horse. Much of the attention today went to a jockey who had been away for a year and a half.

06/28/2015

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‘Love Wins’ As Thousands Turn Out For Twin Cities Pride Parade

The rain held off just long enough Sunday morning for what may have been a record turnout for this year’s Pride festivities in Minneapolis.

06/28/2015

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State Patrol: Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Alarmingly High In 2015

In the last two days, five people have died on Minnesota roads. The State Patrol reports the five people died in four different accidents. One of the people killed was a motorcyclist in southwestern Minnesota, adding to a summer season authorities say has brought an alarming spike in motorcycle rider fatalities.

06/28/2015

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Sheriff: Man, Daughter Hit By Lightning In Northern Minnesota

A 51-year-old man and his 4-year-old daughter were hospitalized Sunday afternoon after being hit by lightning in northern Minnesota, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.

06/28/2015

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Elk River Police, Sherburne County Sheriff Kick Off Canine Demonstrations

Canine demonstrations kicked off Sunday ahead of certifications this week in Elk River. Between 70 to 80 teams from the Elk River Police Department and the Sherburne County Sheriff’s Office will participate in four events Monday and Tuesday.

06/28/2015

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Twin Cities Sets New Record For Bike Sharing

Officials say a new 24-hour record for bike sharing was set in the Twin Cities on Saturday with more than 5,600 Nice Ride bikes being used. In the process, The Minneapolis Foundation also raised money to provide bikes to kids in need.

06/28/2015

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Victim Of ATV Fatal Crash In NE Minnesota Identified

Authorities in northeastern Minnesota have released the name of a 37-year-old man killed in an all-terrain vehicle crash over the weekend.

06/28/2015

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TV Actor Dustin Diamond Wants Delay In Bar Stabbing Sentence

Former “Saved by the Bell” actor Dustin Diamond is asking a judge to delay his sentence for a Christmas Day stabbing in a Wisconsin bar.

06/28/2015

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Talking Points: Minnesota’s Rocky Medical Pot Rollout

This Wednesday is the first day Minnesotans can pick up medical marijuana prescriptions.

06/28/2015

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Medical Pot Sales To Begin In Minnesota, But Fight Not Over

There will be no baggies of pot awaiting patients next week when Minnesota joins 21 other states in offering medical marijuana. No glass pipes, no plants to tend at home. Instead, the nation’s latest medical marijuana program is a world of pill bottles and vials of marijuana-infused oil.

06/28/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake City

WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams all headed to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

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WCCO Radio Wins Service To America Award

Staff at NewsRadio 830 WCCO are returning home from Washington D.C. with the 2015 Service to America Award.

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New Eats At Target Field

On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.

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Spring Snowstorm – March 22

The calendar may have turned to spring, but for many parts of Minnesota it’s a return to winter’s snow and ice.

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St. Paddy’s Day Northern Lights

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights.

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