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Minnesota Adds Jobs While Unemployment Rate Barely Budges

Minnesota’s employment rolls grew by 7,400 last month but the unemployment rate barely budged. The Department of Employment and Economic Development reported Thursday that the unemployment rate was at 3.7 percent, which has been fairly steady since last August and remains well below the national average.

05/21/2015

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MnDOT: Slow Down In Construction Zones Over Memorial Day Weekend

If you’re going to be out driving over Memorial Day Weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to remind you to slow down when you’re going through construction zones.

05/21/2015

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Authorities ID 2 Shot, Killed In Cass County Murder-Suicide

Authorities have identified two men who died in a murder-suicide last week in a Cass County home. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a call for medical assistance at about 7:18 p.m. on May 12 on the 8700 block of Midway Drive NW in the city of Onigum, which is near Walker.

05/21/2015

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Economy Remains Weak In Rural Parts Of 10 States

A new survey suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Western and Plains states because the strong U.S. dollar is hurting exports and the bird flu is hitting poultry farms hard.

05/21/2015

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Sharp-Tongued Democratic Rep. Winkler To Resign, Move Abroad

A Minnesota Democratic legislator who fought to raise the minimum wage and is known for speeches that mocked Republican rivals as well as politicians in his own party said Thursday he will give up his seat in the state House as his family moves abroad.

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Man Pleads Not Guilty In North Dakota Police Chase

A Minnesota man accused of leading police on a chase through the North Dakota city of Jamestown and prompting officers to shoot into his car has pleaded not guilty.

05/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Seven Sundays’ Muesli

When you think breakfast, you probably think about cereal or oatmeal. But a Twin Cities couple wants you to think about muesli.

05/21/2015

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Man, 62, Killed In Douglas County Tractor Rollover

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has released the identity of the victim in a fatal tractor rollover.

05/21/2015

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4 Things To Know: Letterman Signs Off, Cuba Relations & More

Here are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, May 21. They include a powerful signoff from late night’s longest running host, and some shocking new statistics about smart phone use while driving.

05/21/2015

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Vikings Stadium Milestone: Last Vertical Concrete Column Poured

he Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority announced a major milestone Thursday for the construction of the new Vikings stadium: the pouring of the last vertical concrete column on the site.

05/21/2015

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North Dakota Officials Raise Awareness Of Emerald Ash Borer

State and local officials in North Dakota this week are trying to raise awareness of the emerald ash borer. The beetles have killed millions of ash trees in 25 states, including neighboring Minnesota. North Dakota has about 78 million ash trees that could be at risk if the pest crosses the border.

05/21/2015

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Study: Long Commutes Make People Happier

Could a long commute actually make you happier? A study out of Australia said some people look forward to their long commute. It gives them some much-longed for “me” time

05/21/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s safe to say many of us are working for the weekend this week. And that’s because it’s a long holiday weekend! And with the weather a little dicey, WCCO This Morning found fun things to do both indoors and outdoors.

05/21/2015

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Police: Skateboarder Hit By Car Outside Eagan High School

A person on a skateboard was hit by a car in Eagan early Thursday morning. According to Eagan police, the victim was struck just outside of Eagan High School shortly before 7 a.m.

05/21/2015

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1 Dead After Head-On Crash Involving Semi-Truck

One person is dead after a head-on crash in Wabasha County Wednesday afternoon. According to the police report, around 4 p.m. a driver of a Ford F150 was traveling southbound on Highway 61 when it collided with a semi-truck traveling northbound.

05/21/2015

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Minneapolis Police Resolve Standoff With Man On Roof

Minneapolis police faced down a man on the roof of a North Minneapolis house on Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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Good Question: What Happens At The County Workhouse?

What most people, including judges, lawyers and inmates, know as the Ramsey County Workhouse is actually called the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. It’s located on Century Avenue, on the border of Maplewood and Woodbury ,and sits next to a county nine-hole golf course. There are two separate areas for men and women.

05/20/2015

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Target Field Becomes ‘Trash Free’

The Minnesota Twins are off to a good start this season, and now Target Field also has some bragging rights. The Twins say they now have the greenest ballpark in Major League Baseball. This comes after a partnership with a company called Eco Products in the effort to cut down on plastic.

05/20/2015

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A Look At Minnesotans’ Long History On Letterman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Since he debuted on CBS 22 years ago he’s been king of Late Night. David Letterman’s final show is Wednesday night and through it all Minnesotans helped deliver the jokes and make the music, and they […]

05/20/2015

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Mauer’s Homer Lifts Twins To 4-3 Win Over Pirates In 13

Joe Mauer hit his first home run of the season, a solo shot off Antonio Bastardo in the 13th inning to help the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night.

05/20/2015

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Minneapolis Officer Indicted For Off-Duty Assaults

The U.S. Attorney’s office has indicted a Minneapolis Police officer for criminal civil rights violations. Michael Griffin, 40, is accused of assaulting at least four people while off duty.

05/20/2015

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Minnesota Woman Can Keep Wolf Cubs, Fox Kits At Wildlife Center

A Minnesota woman will be able to keep wolf cubs and fox kits at a wildlife education center she’s opening in Deadwood, but visitors won’t be able to play with the animals, a South Dakota regulatory board decided on Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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Facing Child Support, Minneapolis Man Joins The Jihad

Abdifatah Ahmed struggled for years to make ends meet.

After losing his $15-an-hour job fueling airliners in Minneapolis, the Somali-American father of nine survived on low-wage jobs and public assistance. He complained about working hard, but never having enough money. His circumstances worsened when he was ordered to pay more than $700 a month to support three of his children — including one less than a year old.

05/20/2015

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Special Session’s Agenda Will Go Beyond Education

The Democratic governor on Wednesday ramped up pressure on lawmakers to include funding for his No. 1 priority: a statewide pre-kindergarten program. He’ll meet as early as next Tuesday with the Republican House Speaker to hammer out the agenda for the special session.

05/20/2015

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Serious Illnesses, Target Layoff Challenge Hugo Family

A Hugo mother is in a situation you almost have to hear to believe. She and her husband are both fighting illnesses. And she is one of the 2,000 Target corporate employees who lost their jobs earlier this year. This is the first week she won’t receive a paycheck.

05/20/2015

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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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Minnesota Marks MLK Day

Politicians commemorated the event at programs, demonstrators marched to highlight injustice, and Minnesota remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minnehaha Falls Ice Caves

Winter means ice caves at Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha Avenue in southeast Minneapolis. Check out these views of frozen majesty.

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