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Fairmont Man Turns 100, Reveals Secret To Staying Young

Herbie Haertel of Fairmont, Minn. celebrated his 100th birthday on Saturday. “I was born July 26, 1914,” Haertel said. He served our country during World War II, and recently received a special letter from President Obama.

07/26/2014

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Gopher Legend Bob McNamara Laid To Rest

He just lived to make others feel good. That’s the way most describe Gopher great Bob McNamara. The legendary halfback and fundraiser died Sunday. He was considered one of the best football players to come through the University of Minnesota.

07/26/2014

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Lake Minnetonka Is Back in Business

For many boaters on Lake Minnetonka, full speed never felt so good. “Everybody hasn’t been burning much fuel this year, but they’re burning a lot of fuel today,” said boater Steve Leighton. “All the boats are running wide open out there today, a there’s a lot of waves.”

07/26/2014

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Girl Paralyzed By Stray Bullet Thanks Doctors

A Twin Cities girl is overcoming incredible odds in her recovery after she was nearly killed by a stray bullet. In November of 2010, Guadalupe Galeno-Hernandez was caught in the cross fire of a shooting. A bullet severed her spinal cord and became lodged near her throat.

07/26/2014

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Man Stabbed, Injured At Elbow Lake Campground

Authorities say a man was stabbed multiple times at a campground near Elbow Lake and was taken to the hospital for his injuries. A 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of felony assault.

07/26/2014

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Police Seeking Suspect In Minneapolis Armed Robbery

Police are looking for a suspect after a convenience store was held up at gunpoint Saturday morning, but the store owner also took his own action. Minneapolis Police responded to a report of an armed robbery just before 9 a.m. at the Handy Stop on the 2600 block of West Broadway Avenue.

07/26/2014

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Dozens Of Oil Trains Pass Through Minnesota Weekly

Railroad documents released by the state Department of Public Safety show about 50 trains carrying crude oil from North Dakota are passing through Minnesota each week.

07/26/2014

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Red Cross: 5 Adults, 3 Children Displaced In RV Fire

The American Red Cross is providing assistance after a group of eight people, including three kids, lost an RV to a fire late Friday night north of the Twin Cities.

07/26/2014

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2 Charged In Northern MN Burglary, Using Stolen Credit Cards

Two people are accused of burglarizing a northern Minnesota residence and attempting to use stolen credit cards at a retailer in the area, according to charges filed this week in Douglas County Court.

07/26/2014

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Wanted: Manufacturers For New Medical Pot Program

Dr. Marshall Brinton saw the headlines after Minnesota passed a medical marijuana law, looked around at the equipment in his old veterinary laboratory and thought: Yeah, I could do that.

07/26/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Midwest Rib Fest Competition

On a hot summer day it’s the perfect day to let your grill do the work and slow roast some ribs. Or if you don’t want to be by all that slow, low heat, maybe you want to head to Mystic Lake for their Great Midwest Rib Fest competition.

07/26/2014

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Meet The Man Behind The Aquatennial Fireworks Show

It’s rated as one of the top five fireworks displays in the country and Saturday night, you can see it for yourself in Minneapolis. The 75th-annual Minneapolis Aquatennial will wrap up with a bang for the annual fireworks display.

07/26/2014

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Bachmann Heads To Mexico Border For Look At Crisis

Minnesota Republican Michele Bachmann is spending the weekend along the U.S.-Mexico border to get a firsthand look at an immigration crisis involving Central American youth.

07/26/2014

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Man, 38, Stabbed Multiple Times At NW Minnesota Campground

A 38-year-old man had to be taken to the hospital early Saturday morning after an assault at a northwestern Minnesota campground and one person is in custody in connection with the incident, according to the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

07/26/2014

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Kling To Debut New Work At Minneapolis’ Open Eye

Storyteller and playwright Kevin Kling debuts a new work at Open Eye Figure Theatre in Minneapolis next month. “Hammer, Anvil and Stirrup” marks the eighth year in a row that Kling has created a work for the Open Eye stage.

07/26/2014

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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.

Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Brainerd Lakes Area

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 Brainerd-Baxter area!

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