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Mississippi Lab Gets $16M Facelift

Nestled along the Mississippi River between new condos and waterside restaurants is an old building where some of nature’s mysteries are being unlocked.


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Reality Check: Did Franken Vote ‘More Than 40 Times’ For High Taxes?

Did Minnesota Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken vote for higher taxes “more than 40 times”, as his opponent claims?


FS Best of MN State Fair Cold Treat

WCCO Viewers’ Choice For The Fair’s Best Cool Treat

You might see malts elsewhere on the fairgrounds, but if you want the best, you’ve gotta go to the source–the Dairy Building.


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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 5

Monday marked the fifth day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Monday was also State Patrol Day and the patrol had a number of special exhibits for people to explore.


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5 MLB Players That You Didn’t Know Defected From Cuba

In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.


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2 Views Of State Economy Shade Governor Race

As Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton makes the case for a second term, a major theme he’s pressed is that the state economy has outperformed most of the Upper Midwest on his watch. How voters view the economy will go a long way in determining how Dayton, a Democrat, fares in November. Republicans concede things have turned around but they say the recovery has been far from robust. There’s no shortage of ways to measure the economy, and each side will spend the next 10 weeks debating whether the glass is half-full or half-empty.


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DNR: Zebra Mussels Found In Christmas Lake

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has confirmed the presence of an invasive aquatic species in another metro lake. Staff from the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District discovered eight zebra mussels on Christmas Lake in Shorewood, which is just south of Lake Minnetonka.


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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 8-18-14

Monday Blues? Check out Dave Lee’s Podcast Page to warm you up! Click the above link to access today’s show highlights.


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Superior Fall Drives On The Iron Range

Surrounded by 320,000 acres of the Superior National Forest, with dozens of lakes and rivers, the Iron Range is a special place to enjoy nature’s kaleidoscope of colors. With backdrops like the Laurentian Divide fall-color-seekers […]


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Experience Fall Colors By Bicycle

One of the best ways to see the Iron Range is to hop on a bike and pedal the scenic bike trails that crisscross Minnesota’s north woods. Multiple trail options give everyone a chance to […]


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Minnesota’s Mineland: What Happens When The Digging’s Done

Mining has been taking place in northern Minnesota for over 100 years, but what visitors often find surprising about the Iron Range is the extent of mine reclamation that’s taken place. It’s not a wasteland. […]


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Hit The Trail And Hit The Throttle

There’s no denying Minnesotans’ love of toys. From boats and snowmobiles to ATVs, motorcycles and pedal bikes, residents of this state know their gear. On Minnesota’s Iron Range the opportunities to make use of all […]


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Giants Ridge: A Beautiful Place for a Birdie. Or a Double Bogey.

There’s arguably no better place in Minnesota – maybe the Midwest – to experience the best and most varied golf than up on the Iron Range. This is especially true in fall, when the colors […]


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Robin Williams-His Best Role Was?

Vote on your favorite Robin Williams Role by clicking the link above.



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