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A Look Inside Security Measures At Mall Of America

Security officials at Mall of America say they heard the chilling video from terrorist group al-Shabaab, and they take it seriously. With 150 people on staff just for security, they say this place is safe — they amped up security heavily after 9/11.

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Little O’s, Yellow Box: A Look Back At 74 Years Of Cheerios At General Mills

General Mills launched the cheerios brand back in 1941 as Cheeri Oats. The name was changed a few years later to what it is today, Cheerios. Seventy four years later, it is still the bestselling brand of ready-to-eat cereal on American breakfast tables.

02/23/2015

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12-Year-Old Finishes Basketball Season Strong With Prosthetic Arm

A year-and-a-half after losing her left arm in a farm accident, Kate has proved she can do everything she used to.

02/23/2015

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New Hope Using Recycled Asphalt Product, LEAP, To Fill Potholes

Crews can patch potholes, but because it’s so bitterly cold, those fixes are often only temporary and have to be redone again and again. That’s where a new company with a hot solution comes in: LEAP. It stands for Low Energy Asphalt Pavement.

02/23/2015

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Brooklyn Center Man Convicted In Gang-Related Shooting Outside Target Field

A jury found a Brooklyn Center man guilty of two counts of attempted murder for a gang-related shooting incident outside Target Field last April.

02/23/2015

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Al-Shabaab Getting Publicity It Wanted, Somali Leaders Say

Local Somali leaders are worried about reaction to al-Shabaab’s recent video, calling for attacks on western malls such as Mall of America.

02/23/2015

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A Look At MOA Security In Wake Of Video Threat

Shoppers at the Mall of America seem undeterred after hearing about a video purportedly made by al-Qaida-linked rebels that urges Muslims to attack shopping malls. The video specifically mentions the Bloomington shopping mall.

02/23/2015

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State Senators: Open Up On Miller’s Ouster

Democratic state senators are pressing for more answers on why the coach of Minnesota Duluth women’s hockey team is being let go.

02/23/2015

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Tougher Child Protection Law Sails Through House

Minnesota House lawmakers have voted unanimously to strengthen the state’s child-protection system.

02/23/2015

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Investigation Continues, Community Heals After Shooting Of Minneapolis Police Officer

Minneapolis police officers are sharing very little about the investigation into the shooting of an officer over the weekend. Sources tell WCCO Officer Jordan Davis was shot in the shoulder while standing outside of his squad car early Saturday morning. Police say the wounded officer and his partner had been clearing the scene after someone called to report a burglary in the 1100 block of 24th Ave N.

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After Oscar Win, Julianne Moore Texts Minn. Woman With Alzheimer’s

When the Oscar for Best Actress was presented Sunday night, Alzheimer’s Disease was also cast into the spotlight.

02/23/2015

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Klobuchar: Cuba Holds Economic Opportunity For Minn.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to lift the Cuba trade embargo. She just got back from a visit to the island country, and at a summit Monday morning in St. Paul, the Democrat talked about how ending the embargo could help farmers and businesses here.

02/23/2015

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Man Who Kidnapped Wife, Robbed Bank, Fled To Mexico Gets 25 Years

A Virginia, Minnesota, man who kidnapped his wife, robbed a Kansas bank and fled to Mexico was sentenced Friday to 25 years in federal prison.

02/23/2015

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Dakota County Using Sirens Less Due To ‘Fatigue’

Dakota County officials said they would change the conditions that lead them to activate the emergency sirens to combat siren “fatigue.” The county used to activate the sirens during any tornado warnings and severe thunderstorm warnings

02/23/2015

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Student Sexually Assaulted A Block From U Of M

A University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted a block from campus early Saturday morning.

02/23/2015

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The Oscars are over. And while we’re still applauding Patricia Arquette’s acceptance speech and wondering what John Travolta was doing with Idina Menzel’s chin, it’s refreshing to look ahead and consider what movies to watch without all the awards hype in the background.

02/23/2015

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GOP Restart Wage Debate With Talk Of Tips

House Republicans are reigniting a debate over the minimum wage with a move to exempt some servers, bartenders and other tipped workers from future hikes. Legislators passed a law last year bumping the state’s minimum wage up to $9.50 hourly by 2016.

02/23/2015

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Minn. Lawmakers Hear From Gun Violence Prevention Group

At a rally Monday, members of “Protect Minnesota” talked about the need for a uniform background check on all gun sales.

02/23/2015

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CBS Sports Report: Adrian Peterson Done With Vikings?

It appears if Adrian Peterson has anything to say about it, his career with the Minnesota Vikings is over. According to a report from Jason LaCanfora with CBS Sports, Peterson’s agent got into a heated exchange with a member of the Vikings’ front office last week at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

02/23/2015

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More Talks Ahead On Commissioner Pay, Agency Stopgap Bill

An apparent agreement between the governor and House speaker that alters Minnesota agency commissioner pay and shores up budgets at a few departments moved Monday into a holding pattern.

02/23/2015

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About 1,000 Express Interest In Medical Marijuana Program

Nearly 1,000 Minnesota residents told the state they’ll likely register for the state’s new medical marijuana program, according to survey results released Monday.

02/23/2015

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Target Slices Free-Shipping Minimum In Half To $25

Target has sliced its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25 as the Internet becomes a bigger and bigger sales hub for retailers.

02/23/2015

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Obama To Governors: DHS Shutdown Would Hurt State Economies

President Barack Obama warned the nation’s governors Monday that a looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a direct impact on their states’ economies, as well as on security throughout the U.S.

02/23/2015

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Paralyzed Minnesota Hockey Player Now Freshman At USC

A former Minnesota high school hockey player paralyzed during a game in 2011 is now a freshman at the University of Southern California. Jack Jablonski started at the Los Angeles school in January.

02/23/2015

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1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Reunites In Lake Placid

The ovation wasn’t quite as deafening as it was 35 years ago. It was riveting, nonetheless, for Dave Christian and his old Olympic buddies, together again to celebrate their Miracle on Ice.

02/23/2015

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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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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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Zombies Hit The Streets Of Minneapolis

The Zombie Pub Crawl is in its tenth year.

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WCCO Radio Insiders Luncheon With Steve Forbes

See all the photos as Steve Forbes discusses his new book Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.

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