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Son Says Maranatha Leader Made Brothers Beat Mother

The son of the leader of a religious group in southeastern Minnesota described a life of abuse and control in front of a judge on Monday. His was the latest testimony in a contentious trial against a religious group called Maranatha Fellowship in Spring Grove.

08/18/2014

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Woman, 20, Injured In Jet Ski Explosion

A St. Paul woman was injured Sunday when a Jet Ski exploded on the St. Croix River, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said. According to the sheriff’s office, police responded to a call just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday of a Jet Ski accident on the St. Croix River.

08/18/2014

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Bemidji Woman Found Incompetent In Freezing Death

A Bemidji woman who allegedly allowed her 6-year-old cousin to freeze to death has been found incompetent to stand trial. Twenty-two-year-old Rachel Stacey Downer was charged with manslaughter in the death of Mercedes Mayfield.

08/18/2014

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Reward Increased In Hastings Murder

Police in Hastings were searching for a murder weapon along the Mississippi River on Monday, as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting of Jason Reuter. The 34-year-old was found dead in his front yard nearly two months ago.

08/18/2014

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Research: Kids Feel Neglected If Parents Hooked On Smartphones

Parents are well aware of the downside of kids spending too much time on their electronic devices texting or playing games. But what about the negative effects of parents doing the same thing? New research shows that kids are very aware of how much time their parents are spending on their smartphones when they are with them.

08/18/2014

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Firefighters Give State Leaders A Taste Of ‘Fire Ops 101′

Firefighters are the first people we call when we smell smoke or see flames. We rely on them to save our homes and loved ones, while they put their own lives at risk. On Monday, more than a dozen local and state leaders got a sense of what goes into fighting fires by getting a hands-on look at the different roles of the job.

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Fmr. Assisted Living Worker Accused Of Identity Theft

A former assisted living facility worker is accused of stealing the identity of a 92-year-old woman to buy jewelry online. According to the criminal complaint, the son of the woman noticed unusual charges from a jewelry store on her credit card statement.

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Ex-Officer Pleads Not Guilty In Suitcase Slaying

A former police officer accused of killing two women and hiding their remains in a pair of suitcases has pleaded not guilty in the death of one. Steven Zelich pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of first-degree homicide and hiding a corpse in the death of Jenny Gamez, of Cottage Grove, Oregon.

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Minnesota’s Crops Catch Some Much-Needed Rain

Minnesota’s crops caught some much-needed rain over the weekend in an otherwise dry week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday in its weekly crops progress and condition report for Minnesota that six days were rated suitable for fieldwork across the state last week.

08/18/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Mississippi Minute

The Mississippi River is a big part of life in Minnesota, from its roots in Itasca State Park to its exit out of the state at the very southeastern corner. There are some parts of it that are well known and frequently visited. But it’s a big river. What else is there to see?

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Headmaster: Cause Of HS Student’s Collapse Appears Unrelated To Football

St. Thomas Academy’s headmaster, Matt Mohs, said the reason for the student’s collapse at Friday night football practice appears to be unrelated to football. The high school sophomore collapsed as the team was stretching at the end of a light practice.

08/18/2014

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Augsburg Renames Football Field For 100-Year-Old Alum

Augsburg College helped give a newly 100-year-old man quite the memorable birthday celebration. Edor Nelson was born in Dawson, Minnesota in 1914. He graduated from Augsburg in 1938, where he played baseball, football and basketball.

08/18/2014

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Delta Flight To Minnesota Returns To Arizona

PHOENIX (AP) – Authorities say a possible hydraulic issue forced a Delta Air Lines flight from Arizona to Minnesota to return to the Phoenix’s airport. Delta spokeswoman Lindsay McDuff says Flight 1492 was headed to […]

08/18/2014

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High Court Tosses GOP Lawmaker Residency Dispute

Minnesota’s Supreme Court has dismissed a voter’s call to have Rep. Bob Barrett removed from the November ballot over his residency. Valerie Mondor had petitioned the court to toss Barrett from the election.

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Crash Snarls Traffic On I-94 Near Rogers

Authorities are on the scene of a crash involving multiple vehicles in the northwest Twin Cities metro that has Interstate 94 at a standstill. Emergency personnel responded to the scene at about 1 p.m. Monday on eastbound I-94 near County Road 81 in the Rogers area.

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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