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Justice Groups: Ruling Protects Property Rights

In a decision that civil rights groups said would protect property owners’ rights, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that evidence obtained during illegal searches cannot be used to take someone’s property through civil forfeitures.

08/20/2014

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Motorcyclists Ride To Raise Money For Breast Cancer Awareness

A group of motorcycle riders are trying to accomplish a goal: To help people battling breast cancer. Every year, the bikers rev their engines for the Lynnda Laubach Breast Cancer Awareness Ride. They say the more donations they get, the more breast cancer patients they can help.

08/20/2014

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Mpls. Public Schools Look To Curb Achievement Gap

Minneapolis Public Schools has rolled out a new achievement program that will specifically address the needs of the largest demographic group within the district — black males.

08/20/2014

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Turner Syndrome Support Group Born From WCCO Radio Broadcast

Turner Syndrome is a disorder you’ve likely never heard of. About one in 2,500 girls are born with it, and it prevents their bodies from maturing fully into women.

08/20/2014

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Student’s Car Dies After Trip To Oil Change Chain

A Twin Cities college student says a recent oil change cost him his car. The engine on Joe Mikula’s Toyota Camry quit a few weeks after he paid for a quick oil change, but what another mechanic found now has Mikula fighting with a well-known chain to fix his car.

08/20/2014

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Police: Help ID Man Who Made Threats At Grocery Store

Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who threatened customers early Sunday morning at an Eden Prairie grocery store. Police say the incident happened at the Cub Foods at 8015 Den Rd. at about 12:30 a.m. The man, who police are calling a person of interest, made derogatory remarks to two customers and then threatened to hurt them.

08/20/2014

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Two Charged With Murder In Dumpster Fire Case

Two men face second-degree murder charges for allegedly shooting a 31-year-old Brooklyn Center man earlier this month, stuffing his body into a mattress and lighting it on fire near a dumpster on the city’s south side.

08/20/2014

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Navy ‘Leap Frogs’ Jump From Plane Over Capitol

Parachutes are about to punctuate the sky over Minnesota’s Capitol. An elite team of Navy skydivers planned to jump from a plane to the Capitol lawn on Wednesday afternoon as part of a Navy Week celebration in the state.

08/20/2014

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Target Cuts Outlook As Breach Fallout Lingers

Target slashed its annual profit outlook as the retailer continues to reel from a massive data breach, a disappointing expansion in Canada and sluggish sales in the U.S. The nation’s third-largest retailer also said Wednesday that its second-quarter earnings dropped 61.7 percent.

08/20/2014

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Sheriff: Man Claims He Shot Himself, But Woman Suspected

A 38-year-old woman is in custody after allegedly shooting a man, who first told authorities his wound was self-inflicted. The Pine County Sheriff’s Office says they received report of the shooting on Tuesday at about 6:05 p.m. at 23285 Farm To Market Road in Sturgeon Lake.

08/20/2014

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Mpls. Restaurant Group Raises Minimum Wage

A major Twin Cities restaurant group is raising the minimum wage for some of its employees higher than the new state law requires. The Blue Plate Restaurant Company owns eight popular spots, and will open a new restaurant at the State Fair Thursday. Starting Sept. 1, Blue Plate’s non-tip workers will earn $9.69 an hour.

08/20/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty To Killing Woman, Hiding Body In Car

A man accused of killing two women and hiding their bodies in cars found at Twin Cities area impound lots has pleaded guilty to one of the crimes. Twenty-five-year-old Alberto Palmer entered the plea Wednesday in Anoka County the death of Brittany Clardy.

08/20/2014

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MN Retains Top Spot In ACT College Entrance Exam

Minnesota retains its top spot among states on the ACT college entrance exam. High school seniors scored 22.9 out of a possible 36 on the ACT, ranking the state first among states in which at least half of graduates took the exam.

08/20/2014

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Dayton To Take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to chill out at the Minnesota State Fair by taking a bucket of ice water over his head. Dayton spokesman Matt Swenson said Tuesday the governor accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge after being egged on by Minnesota Twins owner Jim Pohlad. Dayton will do it on live radio during Thursday’s opening day of the fair.

08/20/2014

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Matt Brickman, Kim Johnson Join WCCO This Morning

WCCO-TV has announced today that Matt Brickman and Kim Johnson will join Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas on WCCO 4 News This Morning, Minnesota’s most-watched morning newscast.

08/20/2014

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Check out 830 WCCO Radio at the MN State Fair this year.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Park Rapids

We’re sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! That’s right, instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. Big time! […]

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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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