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Former Robbinsdale H.S. Student Dies In Syria

A 33-year-old man who once lived in Minnesota and attended a New Hope high school was killed over the weekend in Syria, according to CBS News. Douglas McAuthur McCain, who was most recently living in San Diego, California, was killed in Syria while fighting on behalf of ISIS.

08/26/2014

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Mayo Clinic To Offer At-Home Test For Colon Cancer

The Mayo Clinic is the first in the country to offer a new, at-home screening test for colon cancer.

08/26/2014

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Move-In Day For New Students At The ‘U’

It’s move-in day at the University of Minnesota. Students new and old were flooding into the neighborhoods around the U of M on Tuesday. In order for the transition to college life to go smoothly, parents need to understand the stress that their child is feeling.

08/26/2014

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St. Paul Police Remember Officers Killed 20 Years Ago

St Paul Police Commander John Bandemer remembers the events of Aug. 26, 1994 like it was yesterday. He was off duty when two officers and a K-9 were shot. That morning, police were called to check on a “slumper” — a person found asleep in a vehicle. Officer Ron Ryan Jr. approached the vehicle, woke up the driver and obtained his identification.

08/26/2014

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Twin Cities Baker Talks About Winning ‘Donut Showdown’

Katy Gerdes won $10,000 in the “Donut Showdown” competition, which pitted her against some very talented bakers from across the country. WCCO’s Dave Lee talked with her about the contest, which aired on the Cooking Channel, and the crazy concoctions they had to make.

08/26/2014

PODCAST: Minnesota State Fair 8-26-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Tuesday Podcast from the Minnesota State Fair! Click the link above to listen back!

08/26/2014

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State Fair Exhibit A Wake-Up Call For Distracted Drivers

Most of the things to do at the Minnesota State Fair are fun and entertaining, but there are other features that aim to teach you a lesson. Nina Moini visited an interactive exhibit that serves as a wakeup call for Minnesotans about the dangers of distracted driving.

08/26/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Motorcyclist, Rocker Dan Johnson

A North Loop motorcycle business sells fantasy fulfillment. Customers range from local professionals to visitors, but the real character could be the shop’s owner. From family owned hotels to the restaurant business and rock and roll night clubs, a family fight and divorce eventually drove Dan Johnson to Midwest Motorcycle Rentals and Tours.

08/26/2014

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Ham Lake Artist Turns River Trash Into Art At MN State Fair

Artist Tristan Kyrsta of Ham Lake had never before crafted a sculpture of junk pulled from Minnesota waterways. But she readily accepted the challenge of turning trash into treasure, drawing from experiences when she was a little girl.

08/26/2014

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Good Question: Why Can Companies Use Tax Inversion?

Burger King’s stock jumped 21 percent Monday on the news the company is in talks to merge with Canadian-based Tim Horton’s. The move is called tax inversion, a change in the location of its headquarters that would let the fast-food company pay fewer taxes in the U.S.

08/25/2014

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WCCO Heads To The Mighty Midway

As all of the colorful lights came on, families packed into the Midway to enjoy the rides and games. Through Sunday, more than 550,000 people have visited the fairgrounds.

08/25/2014

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline

If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.

08/25/2014

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Minnesota State Fair Skyride Turns 50

A popular attraction is celebrating a milestone at this year’s Great Minnesota Get Together. The Sky Ride is turning 50 years old.

08/25/2014

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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.

08/25/2014

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