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Police Seek 17-Year-Old Stearns County Runaway

Authorities are seeking the public’s help finding a 17-year-old presumed runaway who was last seen a week and a half ago. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that Brianna Jenny Hoppe left her home in rural Stearns County the evening of Saturday, July 18.

07/29/2015

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Local Nonprofit Hosts Backpack Drive For Mpls. Students

Parents spent an average of $100 per student on school supplies last year. Many families in one Minneapolis neighborhood can’t afford that.

07/29/2015

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UND Degree Program Aims To Meet Demand For Social Workers

The University of North Dakota is taking steps to help address an expected increase in demand for social workers, with a new degree program and a collaboration with an American Indian tribe.

07/29/2015

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Investigators Cite FAA Lack Of Guidance In Midair Collision

Aviation investigators say a lack of guidance from the Federal Aviation Administration and improper training were significant factors in the midair collision of two skydiving planes over northwestern Wisconsin about two years ago.

07/29/2015

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Immigrants, Poor Fish For Their Dinner, Unaware Of Mercury

It’s midday and the white bucket balanced on the rocky shore at Mountha Uppasay’s feet holds five or six white bass, moving sluggishly in the water she scooped from the Des Moines River.

07/29/2015

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St. Paul Celebrates ‘Dog Days Of Summer’ With Paws On Grand

St. Paul is going to the dogs this Sunday! St. Paul’s Grand Avenue is celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer,” complete with the Paws on Grand event.

07/29/2015

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Minnesota Monthly Hosts 4th Annual Fine Spirits Classic

Looking for a new cocktail recipe or ingredient to spice up your summer? Then head to the Minneapolis Event Centers this Thursday.

07/29/2015

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Kang Homer Sends Pirates To 8-7 Win Against Twins

Jung Ho Kang hit a tiebreaking home run off the facing off the second deck in left center-field in the ninth inning, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Minnesota Twins 8-7 Tuesday night.

07/28/2015

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Good Question: Which Exotic Animals Can Be Hunted?

A Minnesota dentist is apologizing for killing a lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Dr. Walter Palmer said he thought the hunt was legal, but two guides are facing criminal charges for poaching because of where the lion was killed. The story has generated lots of anger and vitriol against the dentist across social media.

07/28/2015

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Farmers Anticipating Bumper Crop Of Sweet Corn

Just the right amount of sun and rain this summer has set up a prime sweet corn crop. Farmers are excited about soil conditions and other factors that have led to what should be a bumper crop for sweet corn.

07/28/2015

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Minnesota Native Who Helped Pioneer Key CPR Technique Dies At 87

Dr. James Jude, one of the experts credited with pioneering life-saving cardiopulmonary resuscitation, has died. The Minnesota native was 87.

07/28/2015

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Hopes Are High For Vikings, And They’re Happy To Have Them

The strategy and style of Minnesota’s coaching staff under Mike Zimmer is no longer new.

07/28/2015

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Victims Identified In Wisconsin Plane Crash

Authorities say two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircraft.

07/28/2015

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Protesters Drill Twin Cities Dentist Who Killed Lion In Zimbabwe

An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has a federal felony on his record related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin, according to federal court records.

07/28/2015

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Sturgeon, Paddlefish Deaths On Lake Pepin Investigated

Some commercial fishing operations have been temporarily halted on Lake Pepin following the discovery of nearly four dozen dead paddlefish and lake sturgeon. Both the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departments of Natural Resources took the action, announced Tuesday.

07/28/2015

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Dayton Prepared To Call Special Session For Mille Lacs Walleye Decline

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special legislative session to prevent what he calls “economic disaster” at Minnesota’s premiere walleye lake. Lake Mille Lacs is suffering from a decline in its walleye population that is so severe, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources may ban walleye fishing altogether.

07/28/2015

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After Accident, Teen Has Message For Others: ‘Wear A Helmet’

One year after a longboarding accident almost killed a Twin Cities teen, he’s sharing his story with the hope that speaking out will save lives.

07/28/2015

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Arsonist May Have Started Block-Wide N. Minneapolis Fire

A fire that destroyed a city block of businesses and historic buildings may have been intentionally set.

07/28/2015

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Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood In St. Paul

Protests took place across the nation Tuesday to call for state and federal officials to investigate Planned Parenthood and to stop funding the organization. About 350 protesters stood outside the clinic near University Avenue in St. Paul. Several groups were represented, including the Minnesota Family Council, Students for Life in America and Pro-Life Action Ministries.

07/28/2015

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Special Needs Teacher Charged With Sex Assault Of 16-Year-Old Girl

A 47-year-old Rogers man who is a special education teacher in New Hope is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female student, according to charges filed Tuesday by the Hennepin County attorney.

07/28/2015

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US Expects To Pay Farmers $191 Million For Birds Lost To Flu

The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.

07/28/2015

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Cops: Man, 23, Arrested For Monday Morning Mpls. Shooting

Police in Minneapolis say a 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection to a Monday morning dispute on the city’s north side that led to fatal gunfire.

07/28/2015

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Dayton Aims To Fill Supreme Court Vacancy In Mid-August

Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to choose the next Supreme Court justice in mid-August. The Democratic governor’s pick will replace retiring Justice Alan Page. Page is leaving the bench later this month after hitting the mandatory retirement age of 70.

07/28/2015

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Only 40 Gay Couples Apply To Be Married In S.D. In 1st Month

Forty gay couples in South Dakota applied to be married during the first month following a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized such unions across the country, according to data provided by the state Department of Health.

07/28/2015

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Minnesota Nets Extra $650M In Health Care Savings

State officials say they’ve saved nearly $650 million by tweaking its subsidized health care programs.

07/28/2015

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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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July 12 Severe Weather

Severe storms rumbled across Minnesota Sunday night, with wind knocking down trees and even reports of funnel clouds and tornado touchdowns in northwestern Minnesota.

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Goin’ To The Lake: McGregor

This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

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