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St. Jude Medical 1st-Quarter Profit Rises

Medical-device maker St. Jude Medical’s first-quarter net income rose almost 12 percent, helped by higher sales of its implantable defibrillators and devices that treat a type of irregular heartbeat. The company said four new product approvals in the U.S. will boost sales in the second half of the year and gave guidance within range of analyst expectations.

04/16/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: Renter’s Warehouse Founder Brenton Hayden

Minnetonka-based Renter’s Warehouse is the largest and fastest-growing property management company in Minnesota. And the company isn’t just in Minnesota; it’s now expanded to 13 markets in 9 states. It was all started by then 22-year-old Brenton Hayden, who now at 28 is trying to stay retired.

04/16/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 4-14-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee.

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04/14/2014

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Who Is More Forgetful?

Who misplaces things more often in your relationship? The man or the woman? Vote now!

04/14/2014

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High Water Levels Cause 3 Locks To Close To Recreational Boaters

Three waterways were closed to recreational boaters Friday by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul district due to increasing high water flows in the Mississippi River. The locks closed included Upper St. Anthony Falls, Lower St. Anthony Falls and Lock and Dam 1, located next to Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis.

04/11/2014

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Movie Blog @ MSPIFF, Day 6: ‘Concrete Night’

Rippling, oozing, flowing: Concrete Night is moody Finish noir film awash in smoke and liquids. Submerged at the start, the camera shows us the main character, a teenage boy named Simo (Johannes Brotherus), struggling in a dream sequence to swim […]

04/08/2014

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6th Grader To Represent Minn. At Geographic Bee

A 6th-grader from Hennepin County Home Schools has won a statewide geography bee, earning an all-expense-paid trip to Washington, D.C., for next month’s national finals. Lucas Eggers took top honors Friday in the state-level 2014 Geographic Bee at St. Cloud State University. The event is organized by the National Geographic Society.

04/05/2014

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John Hines Links and Likes 3/25/14

Today’s Links and Likes including ways to save on funeral costs and Politico’s story on vouchers going to schools that teach creationism

03/25/2014

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EEOC Sues Minnesota Home Health Care Provider

A federal agency is suing a Minneapolis area home health care provider for allegedly discriminating against a former employee with a disability. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the lawsuit Monday against Baywood Home Care.

03/24/2014

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Pitino Reflects On 1st Season After Missing Big Dance

The Gophers aren’t in the NCAA Tournament. Instead, in a weird bit of poetry, they’ll play Tubby Smith’s alma mater, High Point, on Tuesday night in the opening round of the NIT at Williams Arena.

03/17/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee….. 3-6-14

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03/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee…. 3-5-14

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03/05/2014

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Terminally Ill 7-Year-Old Gets Wish Of Attending Prom

A small town in central Minnesota put on a big event Saturday night to honor a 1st grader fighting for his life. Curtis Lee Hiltbrunner was the guest of honor at the Crosby Elementary prom.

03/01/2014

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Alouettes Release Bruce Weeks After Sam Comment

The Montreal Alouettes released Arland Bruce on Wednesday, two weeks after the receiver was fined by the Canadian Football League for Twitter comments about openly gay NFL prospect Michael Sam.

02/26/2014