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Tiller Fined For Frack Sand Air, Noise Violations

A silica sand processing plant in eastern Minnesota has agreed to pay a fine for air quality and noise violations. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency levied a fine of $85,000 for Tiller Corp. which has been operating a processing and shipment center in Chisago County for nearly two years.

11/21/2014

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$10,000 Of Gold Coins Burglarized From St. Cloud Home

A burglar in St. Cloud stole more than $10,000 worth of gold collector coins, along with a large amount of cash.

11/21/2014

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Uptown Coffee Festival Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Here’s a perk-me-up. The Uptown Coffee Festival is celebrating its 25th year this weekend. Quite a bit has changed in the world of coffee since the festival began, according to Kitchen Window owner Doug Huemoeller.

11/21/2014

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Excellent Educator: Metcalf Jr. High’s Steven Orth

Junior high can be a tough time for a kid. Many young teens struggle with challenges at school, at home, and among friends. Some students in Burnsville are lucky enough, though, to have a teacher who everyday gives them little life lessons to help them through the rough times.

11/21/2014

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears

Gophers Go To No. 21 Nebraska In Control Of Fate

Both teams are coming off losses, but the vibes around Nebraska and Minnesota couldn’t be more different.

11/21/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Taproom In Minnesota

Like every other business in Excelsior, John Klick is preparing to open for the day. But there’s none like this in the area. It’s not just a brewery, and not just a bar. It’s a taproom! “It’s an awesome environment that a brewery can create all their own beers, they can only serve their own beers, you can’t serve hard alcohol, you can’t serve anybody else’s beer,” Klick said.

11/20/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Still Have Catalogs?

This holiday season, retailers are expected to send us nearly 13 billion catalogs. According to the American Catalog Mailers Association, that’s down from the peak in 2007 — 20 billion — but it’s still 41 catalogs for every man, woman and child in the U.S. every year.

11/20/2014

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Fmr. Minn Residents Almost Miss Home After Massive East Coast Snow

By now you may have seen the video. Seventy seven inches of snow in less than 48 hours. Buffalo, N.Y.’s winter wonderland has many layers, layers that are providing many headaches for people like Lisa McEwen.

11/20/2014

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Minnesota Reservation Joins Buyback Program

An American Indian band in northeastern Minnesota is joining a government effort to return lands on reservations to tribal ownership. The U.S. Interior Department says the Fond du Lac Band of Minnesota Chippewa is among 21 Indian communities in 12 states that will join the land buyback program by 2017. That brings the number of locations in the program to 42.

11/20/2014

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Limited Number Of Cities 97 Sampler CDs Still Available

Music lovers bundled up and headed to stores early this morning to get a copy of the Cities 97 Sampler, volume 26. One of the reasons some of the fans get up so early is because there are only 35,000 copies available.

11/20/2014

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Macalester Football Team Drafts 4-Year-Old With Disability

Macalester College’s football program has had a breakthrough season and a very special fall. The Scots are winning games, but the season has turned into a different kind of education – one on life. They drafted 4-year-old Caleb Maaske to join the Scots. It’s part of a program called Team Impact, where kids that have a disability align with a team.

11/20/2014

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Northwoods Moose Living On Sleepy Eye Farm Dies

A moose that wandered hundreds of miles away from its Northwoods habitat has died. The Department of Natural Resources told WCCO the moose was found in the backyard of a home in Sleepy Eye, a place it had been hanging out for the last week and a half.

11/20/2014

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Dayton, Daudt Pledge Cooperation For New Legislative Term

Minnesota’s top two political leaders met face to face Thursday for the first time since the election. They’re pledging cooperation, not division. Minnesota’s top two political leaders met face to face Thursday for the first time since the election. They’re pledging cooperation, not division. Over a luncheon of pork loin and potatoes, the Republican Speaker and Democratic Governor met face to face at the official Residence.

11/20/2014

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Mpls. Police Find Stolen Cars Used In Twin Cities Crime Spree

inneapolis Police have recovered two stolen vehicles used in a crime spree across the Twin Cities. Now they’re looking for those who are responsible. The van and car were stolen from the Summit Neighborhood in St. Paul sometime late Friday night. The thieves used the vehicles to store other stuff they had taken.

11/20/2014

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Mille Lacs Anglers, Resorts Take DNR To Court

Frustrated with tighter fishing restrictions on Lake Mille Lacs, resorters and sport fishing groups had their day in court. They’re suing the Department of Natural Resources for ignoring a constitutional amendment.

11/20/2014

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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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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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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