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State Gives Chippewa Ricers A Free Pass For The Day

With a steady cadence of drumming setting the tone, Chippewa tribal members set off in canoes into a rich sea of wild rice. They’d gathered on the shores of Hole In The Day Lake, north of Brainerd, in an intended show of civil disobedience. What they wanted to show was the free harvest of native rice without a state required license.

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State Fair’s Ye Old Mill Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Ye Old Mill is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2015): Day 1

The Great Minnesota Get-Together kicked off on Thursday, and the WCCO crew couldn’t be more excited.

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‘Daryl’s Dog House’ Takes Fair Hot Dogs To Another Level

If there is one place to find a different take on the plain old hot dog, it is at the Minnesota State Fair. Dipped in sweet batter, it suddenly becomes a pronto pup. Add onions and kraut, it becomes the famous footlong. But now there is another option.

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DNR Unveils Changes Aimed At Mending Mille Lacs Relations

Minnesota’s wildlife officials are making sweeping changes at Mille Lacs Lake to restore trust with locals after shutting down the lake’s walleye fishing season. The Department of Natural Resources is setting up a new outpost on the central Minnesota lake with more staff to monitor its walleye population.

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Worker Dies After Falling Into Barge In Winona

A 24-year-old worker is dead after falling into a barge in Winona Thursday morning, according to police. The fatal accident happened at CD Corporation on 978 Riverview Drive just before 11 a.m.

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Police Look For Help Solving Minneapolis Homicide

Minneapolis police are looking for help in solving a New Year’s Day homicide.

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Man Charged In Beating Of GF’s Son; Left An Apology Note

A Hinckley man was charged Thursday in the beating of his girlfriend’s 3-year-old son.

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Man Dies After Accident On Crow Wing Co. Lake

A 21-year-old Eagan man has died after an accident involving a personal watercraft in north central Minnesota Wednesday afternoon, according to the Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office. The accident happened at about 4:35 p.m. on Rush Lake. Witnesses pulled the man out of the water, brought him to shore and attempted resuscitation.

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DNR To Hunters: Avoid Shooting Radio-Collared Bears

Minnesota’s bear hunting season starts next week, and the state’s Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears.

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MnDOT: I-35E Closed This Weekend In Vadnais Heights Area

A stretch of Interstate 35E in the northeast Twin Cities metro will be closed this weekend while workers replace underground pipes. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says I-35E will be closed between I-694 in Vadnais Heights and Highway 96 in White Bear Lake from 9 p.m. Friday till 5 a.m. Monday.

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Internet Sales Of Minnesota Lottery Tickets Coming To Halt

Minnesota’s lottery is primed to pull the plug on ticket sales over the Internet.

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Sheriff: 2 Dead In Le Sueur County ATV Crash

Two people were killed in an ATV crash early Thursday morning in southern Minnesota, according to the Le Sueur County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities were called at about 4:33 a.m. to an ATV crash on Sakatah Lake Road in Waterville Township.

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90-Year-Old Robbed While Walking Home With Groceries

Minneapolis police say two people robbed a 90-year-old woman as she was walking home from a grocery store earlier this month. Now, police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

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Wis. Man Surrenders While Holding Baby Following Standoff

Wausau police say a man used a baby as a shield when he surrendered to tactical officers following a standoff. Authorities say police were called to a house Wednesday night on a report of a domestic disturbance.

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MN Independence Party Touts State Fair Cameo By Deez Nuts

Many attending the Minnesota State Fair make the most of their opportunity to sound off or enjoy a rap session with the politicians who attend. But what would you say to Deez Nuts?

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DNR Moves To Defuse Chippewa Plan To Test Treaty Rights

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has moved to defuse a treaty rights challenge by issuing a group of Chippewa Indians a special permit to harvest wild rice on Hole-in-the-Day Lake.

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Tap Talk: For The 1st Time, Brewpubs Sharing Beer At MN State Fair

Beyond the new food every year, there’s another new first this year at the fair: more beer! A new law that passed earlier this year means there will be more brews to try at the ‘Land of 10,000 Beers Craft Beer Hall’!

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4 Things To Know: Murder On Live TV, Vikings At MOA, & More

These are the four things you need to know for Thursday, August 27. They include the opening of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, as well as the latest updates on a grim tragedy that played out on live TV.

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Survey Finds How Today’s H.S. Students Measure Future Success

Today’s high school students are putting the pressure on themselves when it comes to measuring success.

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Subcontractor In Fatal Stadium Accident Has Past Safety Citations

Records show a subcontractor involved in a fatal accident at the Minnesota Viking stadium construction site has received numerous citations for violating safety standards at its worksites.

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St. Paul City Council Backs MLS Stadium

The St. Paul City Council has passed a resolution backing the push to build a Major League Soccer stadium there. But it doesn’t guarantee anything.

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Wal-Mart To Stop Selling AR-15s And Similar Weapons

Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Here’s what’s going on in Minnesota this weekend.

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Nicollet Avenue Closed Near Loring Park After Police Pursuit

A low-speed police pursuit has closed Nicollet Avenue early Thursday morning. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, at 4:40 a.m. officers attempted to stop a car at 14th Street and Nicollet Avenue. Police believed the driver had narcotics and equipment violations.

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Cute As Butter: The Baby Animals Of The Minnesota State Fair

We bring you only the most adorable baby animals from the swine barn, the cattle barn, the horse barn and the CHS Miracle of Birth Center.

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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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