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Psychologist Reacts To Killing Of Virginia Journalists

The bizarre on-air murder of a television news reporter and photographer in Roanoke, Virginia has left people around the country in shock. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says events of this magnitude are “a shock to our mind and body.”

08/26/2015

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College Student, 19, Crowned Princess Kay Of The Milky Way

A 19-year-old college student from Howard Lake has been crowned the 62nd Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

08/26/2015

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Good Question: How Frequent Are Construction Accidents?

How often do construction accidents occur? Good Question.

08/26/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Kayaking In Minnesota

We went searching for the best kayaking in Minnesota, and your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to the North Shore.

08/26/2015

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Escobar Hits 2 Homers, Twins Beat Rays 5-3

Eduardo Escobar homered twice and Joe Mauer had a tiebreaking RBI single as Minnesota beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-3 on Wednesday night for the Twins’ sixth consecutive win.

08/26/2015

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Making The Most Of Your Minnesota State Fair Experience

Thousands of people will flock to the fairgrounds in St. Paul Thursday for the first day of the Minnesota State Fair. “This is the very end of that sprint to the end of the marathon for us,” Minnesota State Fair communications manager Brienna Schuette said.

08/26/2015

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New Ulm Police Chief Arrested In Alleged Domestic Assault

The New Ulm police chief was arrested Wednesday after accusations of domestic assault.

08/26/2015

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Pair Arrested In South Dakota Following Chase Face Charges

A man and a woman are facing numerous felony charges in connection with a weekend chase that involved two states and involved an exchange of gunfire, authorities in South Dakota said Wednesday.

08/26/2015

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Police Seek 4 Suspects In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

The Brooklyn Center Police Department is on the lookout for four men responsible for a home invasion. A home in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue was the target. Police say the men entered the home, made demands and then shot four people inside.

08/26/2015

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Minneapolis Testing Out New Street Parking App

The city of Minneapolis is testing out a new smartphone app that will allow drivers to pay for on-street parking from their phone.

08/26/2015

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Albert Lea Inmate Charged In Teen’s Overdose Death

A 26-year-old man was charged Wednesday with third-degree murder for the overdose death of an Albert Lea teen. Dustin Charles Chenevert, also from Albert Lea, is charged with the Feb. 28 death of 18-year-old Colton Jayce Poplow, who was found dead by his father and a friend in a South St. Paul hotel room.

08/26/2015

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Hinckley Man Awaiting Charges In Beating Of Girlfriend’s 3-Year-Old Son

A Pine County family had to face the terrible decision of ending medical treatment for their three-year-old son.
The child was allegedly severely beaten at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.

08/26/2015

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2 Teens Dead In Head-On Crash Involving Alcohol

Two teens were killed Tuesday evening in a head-on crash in Meeker County.

08/26/2015

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Minnesota FBI: Terror Arrests Haven’t Stopped Travel Plots

The head of the FBI in Minneapolis says the high-profile arrests of six young area men charged with plotting to join the Islamic State group haven’t stopped others from aspiring to do so. In an interview Wednesday with The Associated Press, FBI Special Agent in Charge Richard Thornton said “there are people in this community that are at various stages along the path to traveling as we speak.” He didn’t elaborate on numbers.

08/26/2015

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Immigration On The Mind As Julian Castro Visits Minneapolis

A high-ranking Obama administration official visiting Minneapolis Wednesday said Republican presidential candidates are “caricaturing” and “stereotyping” Latino voters with false claims about immigration and crime.

08/26/2015

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Construction Worker Dead After Fall From Vikings Stadium

All construction work on the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis has been stopped after a construction worker fell from the roof and died Wednesday morning.

08/26/2015

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NFL, Union Still In Dispute Over Peterson Suspension

The NFL Players Association remains at odds with the league regarding Adrian Peterson’s suspension, despite the resumption of the running back’s career with the Minnesota Vikings more than two months ago.

08/26/2015

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Sheriff: 1 Dead In Kanabec County Structure Fire

Authorities say at least one person died Tuesday night in a fire in north central Minnesota. The Kanabec County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Ogilvie Fire Department and Mora Area Fire Department were called to a structure fire Tuesday night in Ann Lake Township.

08/26/2015

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Website Selling Gruesome Cecil The Lion Halloween Costume

The Minnesota dentist who prompted international outrage after admitting to shooting and killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe this summer is now the butt of a gruesome Halloween costume.

08/26/2015

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DFL Calls MN GOP’s State Fair Shirt Plug ‘Tasteless’

The Minnesota DFL is questioning the timing of a post from the Republican Party of Minnesota’s Facebook page Wednesday morning. The post, which has since been deleted, showed a picture of a shirt the party is presumably making available for purchase at the Minnesota State Fair.

08/26/2015

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4 Things To Know: Medical Marijuana, Amazon Prime Now & More

From pot to pups, here’s a look at the four stories that you need to know about for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

08/26/2015

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Gay, Straight Couples Say ‘I Do’ To Justice Kennedy’s Words

Emily Smith and Jillian Levine had already chosen a venue, booked a band and written the first draft of the ceremony for their wedding when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that gay couples nationwide have a right to marry. Within minutes of the June 26 ruling, Levine texted her fiancée a rainbow emoji and a question about their ceremony.

08/26/2015

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Prairie Seeds Academy In Crystal Closed Wednesday

Prairie Seeds Academy in Crystal is closed Wednesday due to an overnight incident in New Hope, according to the Crystal Police Department.

08/26/2015

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MN Officials Begin Talks On Expanding Medical Pot To Chronic Pain Sufferers

Minnesota state officials will discuss whether to allow people with chronic pain access to medical marijuana. That could make the drug available to thousands of more people.

08/26/2015

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4 Shot, Injured In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

Four people were shot after a home invasion in Brooklyn Center early Wednesday morning. According to Brooklyn Center police, around 3:15 a.m. officers responded to a shooting in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue North.

08/26/2015

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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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Protests At Bloomington Dentist’s Office

Hundreds of protesters showed up Wednesday at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake Mille Lacs

This week, WCCO-TV’s Mike Max and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO headed out to visit the Garrison area and Lake Mille Lacs.

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Stadium Construction Progress: 1 Year Left

The U.S. Bank Stadium in downtown Minneapolis has one year remaining on construction, and is roughly 65 percent finished. See pictures of the progress here!

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