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Special Session Means 2nd Chance For Some Interests

Now that Minnesota lawmakers will be pulled back into action, the second-chance stampede is on. Groups with a gripe about the budget are trying to get in on the special session provoked by a promised veto of a $17 billion education spending plan, and some want Gov. Mark Dayton to veto other bills too.

05/20/2015

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As Calls For Budget Vetoes Mount, Dayton Urges Caution

Gov. Mark Dayton is warning some advocates that a second crack at some parts of the budget may be the wrong move. The Legislature’s budget bills still hadn’t made it to Dayton’s desk as of Wednesday afternoon.

05/20/2015

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Target Beating Wal-Mart In Race For Turnaround

Target is reporting a 52 percent increase in its first-quarter profit on solid sales of fashion and baby items, offering evidence that its efforts to spruce up its merchandise are paying off. The retailer, based in Minneapolis, also boosted the top end of its annual profit outlook.

05/20/2015

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Gov. Scott Walker Signs 70 MPH Speed Limit Bill

Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that allows state transportation officials to raise the speed limit to 70 mph on some Wisconsin roads

05/20/2015

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Minnesota DFL Cans Fundraiser Due To Looming Special Session

A Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party fundraiser featuring Gov. Mark Dayton and top legislative Democrats is off.

05/20/2015

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‘My Brother Shot Me': 911 Transcripts Released In Shooting Deaths Of Officer, Son

Recently released 911 transcripts paint a chilling picture as to what occurred in a fatal shooting of an Elk River police officer and his 27-year-old son.

05/20/2015

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Update: Missing Man From Anoka Co. Found

A 83-year-old man missing from Anoka County has been found, according to the Coon Rapids Police Department.

05/20/2015

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Metro Transit Simulates Train Derailment At Target Field

A crashed train, dozens of screaming people and smoke was the catastrophic scene that played out Wednesday morning at Target Field. Fortunately, it was just a drill.

05/20/2015

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SD Board Halts Poultry Shows While Officials Fight Bird Flu

Poultry shows have been canceled across South Dakota until further notice while officials attempt to halt the spread of bird flu. The South Dakota Animal Industry Board voted Wednesday to halt poultry exhibitions in the state, which will likely affect the South Dakota State Fair in September.

05/20/2015

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Woman Sentenced In Meth-Fueled Crash That Killed Cambridge Man

A 43-year-old Princeton woman has been sentenced to four years in prison for causing a crash that killed a 62-year-old Cambridge man, according to the Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo.

05/20/2015

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Daudt: Dayton Should Apologize For Remark About GOP, Schools

House Speaker Kurt Daudt says Gov. Mark Dayton should apologize for saying some Republicans hate public schools.

05/20/2015

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Weather Watcher Profile: Countin’ On Dustin Johnson

This time of year is when The WCCO Weather Team starts to really count on our weather watchers as severe weather becomes a threat. That’s why we’re really lucky to welcome Dustin Johnson as one of our newest members. He may be new to WCCO Weather Watching, but it’s been a passion of his as long as he can remember.

05/20/2015

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House Speaker Daudt Hopes For Quick Deal On Education

House Republicans think they can quickly reach a special session deal with Gov. Mark Dayton on public school funding.

05/20/2015

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Fire Officials: Man, 57, Suffers Burn Injuries In North Mpls. Fire

The Minneapolis Fire Department says a 57-year-old man is in the hospital after a north Minneapolis fire Wednesday.

05/20/2015

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Hormel Beats 2Q Profit Forecasts Despite Bird Flu Outbreaks

Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite the impacts of bird flu that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota. The Austin, Minnesota, company had earnings of 67 cents per share Wednesday, topping Wall Street expectations by a nickel, according to a poll by Zacks Investment Research.

05/20/2015

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2 Get Federal Prison Terms In Arizona Mortgage Fraud Case

Men from Minnesota and Texas have been sentenced to federal prison terms in a mortgage fraud case in Arizona.

05/20/2015

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2 Injured After Driver Fell Asleep At Wheel In Stearns Co.

Two people were injured after a driver fell asleep at the wheel in Stearns County Tuesday night. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, at 11:26 p.m. police responded to a call of a one-vehicle crash on County Road 17, just east of Sunset Beach Road in Millwood Township.

05/20/2015

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Survey: MN 2nd Least Affordable Midwestern State For Rent

A new report says minimum wage workers do not make enough money to find affordable rent in Minnesota. According to the “Out of Reach 2015″ report, Minnesota is the second least-affordable state in the Midwest.

05/20/2015

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‘It’s Raining, So What?': Documentary On Quadriplegic Man’s Journey To Ironman

Joe Stone is the first known wheelchair-using quadriplegic to attempt all 140 miles of the triathlon. Now, the steps he had to take from his tragic accident to get to the finish line are the focus of a new documentary.

05/20/2015

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Report: Twin Cities Parks Named Best In Country

Parks in the Twin Cities are getting national exposure Wednesday. The Trust for Public Land named Minneapolis and St. Paul number one in the country for best park systems.

05/20/2015

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WCCO Investigates: State Patrol Crashes From 2014

From being struck on traffic stops to dangerous chases, the Minnesota State Patrol logged nearly 300 damaged cruisers last year. A WCCO investigation looked at what can happen on the road in the course of a year.

05/19/2015

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Good Question: How Often Are There Special Sessions?

On Tuesday, Gov. Mark Dayton sent a veto letter to House Speaker Kurt Daudt for what the governor called an “insufficient” $17 billion education budget bill.

05/19/2015

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Stranger Lured 2 Kids From Homes In N. Minneapolis

Parents in North Minneapolis are on edge tonight after a man lured two boys away from their neighborhood.

Neighbors say they saw a stranger approach two 5- and 11-year-old boys and then walk with them away from their homes.

05/19/2015

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Twins Use Big 2nd Inning To Down Pirates 8-5

Brian Dozier got Minnesota started with a home run in the first inning and Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run shot in a six-run second as the Twins built an early 7-0 lead then held on for an 8-5 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday night.

05/19/2015

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Met Council Says St. Paul Is Growing Its Fastest In Nearly 50 Years

The Metropolitan Council’s latest look at population growth shows St. Paul is back to around 300,000 people. It hasn’t been this full since 1970. The Met Council also found Minneapolis has grown as well as the entire seven county Metro area.

05/19/2015

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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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