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Minn. Primary Turnout Topped 10 Percent — Barely

Certified results from last week’s Minnesota primary show just more than 10 percent of the state’s eligible voters cast ballots. The turnout figure was announced at Tuesday’s meeting of the state canvassing board.

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Inmate Sentenced For Killing Prisoner

An inmate at a Minnesota maximum security prison has pleaded guilty to killing a fellow prisoner and has been sentenced to an additional 40 years behind bars. Thirty-year-old Benjamin Beck entered the plea to second-degree intentional murder Monday in the death of Shane Cooper.

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2014 Traffic Deaths Surpass 200, Still Down From Last Year

Officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety said Monday that while traffic deaths are down from this time last year, they’ve surpassed 200 for 2014. Authorities said 204 people have been killed in traffic accidents in Minnesota this year, which is 16 fewer than this time last year.

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Historic Duluth Landmark Damaged In Fire

Authorities are investigating after a historic Duluth landmark was damaged by a fire. Crews were called to the Oliver G. Traphagen House early Monday to find two stories of the mansion on fire.

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Storm Winds Damage Sewer Line In New Brighton

Residents of New Brighton are waiting to find out how a broken sewer near Long Lake will affect their homes. Monday’s severe winds toppled a tree that uprooted the top of a sewer line just off 16th Terrace Avenue.

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Minnesotan To Meet: Belly Dancer Cassandra Shore

A doctor turned dancer? Sounds like it could be a sitcom right? But for Cassandra Shore, it was her real life decision. While pre-med, she traveled to Chicago and saw belly dancers. It changed her life, leading her to study the art in California and come back to Minnesota to teach thousands of students over 36 years.

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Twins Buy 500 Playoff Tickets For Lynx Fans

Minnesota Lynx fans have a chance to get some free playoff tickets for Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals Thursday night at Target Center. The Minnesota Twins have purchased 500 upper level tickets for Thursday night’s game, and they’ll be available to fans for free starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

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Secretary Of Interior Visits Leech Lake School

Federal officials are visiting a school on the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe reservation to get a firsthand look at construction needs and to talk with teachers about the challenges of providing high quality education.

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Minnesota Woman Pleads Guilty In Methadone Death

A Newport woman has pleaded guilty to third-degree murder for giving methadone to her husband to help him sleep. Jennifer Johnson changed her plea Monday in Washington County court after pleading not guilty less than a month earlier.

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Generation Next Announces Plan To Bridge Achievement Gap

A group of Minnesotans say they have a new strategy to correct one of the state’s biggest disparities. Four out of 10 students make it to graduation in the city of Minneapolis, seven out of 10 in St. Paul, Minn.

08/18/2014

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Low-Flying Helicopters In Twin Cities Part Of Military Exercise

If you’re hearing or seeing helicopters around the Twin Cities metro, don’t be alarmed. The St. Paul and Minneapolis police departments say it is part of a training exercise involving military helicopters.

08/18/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: A Look Back At Summer 2014

All summer long, ‘CCO took you on a road trip to Minnesota and western Wisconsin lakes. Along the way, we discovered great vacation destinations for your family and had a little fun, too.

08/18/2014

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Good Question: How Do They Determine If Deadly Force Was Justified?

Nine days after their son was killed by a Ferguson police officer, Michael Brown’s family now says they are convinced the officer who shot him should be punished.

08/18/2014

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End Of Summer Is Prime Time For Dragonflies

You may have noticed an increase of a certain insect recently. A large number of dragonflies are common during the end of summer, and experts say this year is no exception.

08/18/2014

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Wind Storm Rips Through New Brighton

The storms that moved through the metro area Monday night were quick, but they caused a lot of damage in some areas. In New Brighton, winds up to 50 miles per hour blew through. Trees were uprooted, leaving a large hole in the ground.

08/18/2014

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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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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: New Richmond, Wis.

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 New Richmond area!

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Make-A-Wish Unveil’s Kaleb’s Clubhouse

Volunteers spent more than a week on the WCCO rooftop making a clubhouse for Kaleb, a little boy from Gaylord, Minn., with a life-threatening blood condition. A crane crew lifted the playhouse off of the ‘CCO rooftop and delivered to him. Check out these pics of his reaction when he saw his new clubhouse!

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POTUS Visits MN For Town Hall Meeting

Check out the sights of Obama visiting Minnesota for a town hall meeting.

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