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Minneapolis Already Beginning Preparations For Super Bowl LII

The new Vikings stadium is expected to be finished in 16 months and while it seems like forever, it will be here before we know it. Some of the work crews will be doing Monday will focus on clearing up a mess caused by strong winds over the weekend.

03/30/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: April Deals

This week we turn another page on the calendar and welcome in April. Deals expert Carrie Rocha Gets Us Movin’ with great bargains this month.

03/30/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Casket Factory Gets New Life

Some people get a little uneasy when they hear the word “casket.” It brings up images of death and grieving.

But there’s an old casket factory in northeast Minneapolis that’s now brimming with life and creative inspiration.

03/29/2015

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After 70 Years, World War II Veteran Receives POW Medal

Seventy years after being shot down and held captive in World War II, a Minnesota veteran has proudly received his POW medal. Sen. Al Franken presented Robert Michelsen of Apple Valley his long-overdue honor Sunday afternoon at the VA Medical Center.

03/29/2015

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Stevie Wonder Surprises North Minneapolis Church

New Salem Baptist Church is known for its community activism and outreach. But fewer people knew about the pastor’s famous friend, Stevie Wonder, until he showed up for Sunday service.

03/29/2015

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Family, Friends Hold Vigil In Stillwater For Missing U Of M Student

This weekend’s disappearance of a sorority member is being felt not only around the University of Minnesota campus, but also in her hometown of Stillwater. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen leaving Blarney Pub in Dinkytown at around 1 a.m. Friday. Her purse was found about three blocks away.

03/29/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Killed In Plane Crash Near Pine River Regional Airport

Two people were killed Friday after a plane crashed about a quarter mile south of the Pine River Regional Airport, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities received a report of the incident at about 6:30 p.m. Friday.

03/29/2015

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Rep. Joyce Peppin Talks Transportation Plan, Budget Priorities

State lawmakers will have a lot of ground to cover when they return from Easter break. Along with the first $40 billion budget in Minnesota history, a long term transportation plan is also getting a lot of attention. House Majority Leader Joyce Peppin joined the WCCO Sunday Morning show to talk about what’s ahead at the Capitol.

03/29/2015

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Police: 2 Arrested Following Bloomington Hotel Shooting

Bloomington police say they arrested a man and a woman in connection to a Saturday night shooting at a hotel near the Mall of America.

03/29/2015

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Tuesday Looks To Be A #Top10WxDay

After a week of snow and chilly temperatures, spring-like weather is returning to Minnesota.

03/29/2015

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4 Things To Know For Today: Missing Persons, The Final Four & Angelina Jolie

These are the four things you need to know for Sunday, March 29. They include the searches for two missing Minnesotans, an update from the March Madness basketball tournament, and a note from the Kids’ Choice Awards.

03/29/2015

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Seven Departments Respond To Shakopee Building Fire

Dozens of firefighters spent the night battling a fire in Shakopee. The fire was in a commercial building on County Road 101 that houses four businesses.

03/29/2015

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Details Emerge On Hazing Allegations In St. Olaf College Baseball Team

WCCO obtained a copy of the email from the team’s head coach Matt McDonald, who says he can’t reveal much about what happened but says the players lied about their actions and are now paying the price.

03/28/2015

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Brooklyn Park Barber Steps Away From His Scissors After 50 Years

On March 28 a local man’s decades-long career is coming to an end. Brooklyn Park barber Denny Brummer will put down his clippers for good. He’s been cutting hair since he was 18-years old. Things are cut and dry at Brummer’s shop. The 68-year-old offers one style, he doesn’t even ask, he just clips.

03/28/2015

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Search For Scott Kleppen Narrowed To Several Pine County Caves

Scott Kleppen, 22, was last seen on March 3. Volunteers have been focusing their search about 15 miles from the family’s home in Pine County’s Robinson Park, where his car was found two days after he was reported missing.

03/28/2015

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Legally Blind Theater Student Leads Mankato State Production

A Minnesota college student isn’t letting his loss of vision stop him from pursuing his love for acting. Mankato State University sophomore Matthew Stairs has one of the lead roles in the school’s recent production of Boom.

03/28/2015

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Emotions Run High At Vigil For Missing 10-Year-Old

It’s now been 10 days since 10-year-old Barway Collins first went missing. Today, his father turned out for the latest search – even though police have named him a suspect, and that didn’t sit well with everyone.

03/28/2015

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6-Year-Old Remembered By Friends And Family At Birthday Party, But Questions Linger

Friends and family celebrated what would have been Kendrea Johnson’s 7th birthday Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, the state of Minnesota has revoked the foster agency’s license while investigators look into Johnson’s death.

03/28/2015

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DNR Begins Annual Frog Calling Survey As Sounds Of Spring Return

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteers to help track changes in their population. They say frogs and toads are the best indicators of wetland health.

03/28/2015

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Overcoming Hurdles, Anyanwu A Likely Replacement For Gopher Maxx Williams

Maxx Williams was the most explosive offensive weapon to play for the Gopher football team in years. As the Gophers conduct their spring practices, the emphasis turns to figuring out how to replace him.

03/28/2015

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Parking Meter Smart Phone App Coming To Minneapolis

The way we’ll pay for parking in Minneapolis is about to change. In fact, you won’t need to have change or any money on you at all.

03/28/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Joan’s In The Park

When Chef Susan Dunlop and her partner in business and in life, Joan Schmitt, bought a former pizza place in St. Paul, they had to pick a name. “‘Joan’s In The Park’ sounds better than ‘Susan’s In The Park,'” Susan said.

03/28/2015

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Police Need Help Finding Missing ‘U’ Student

Minneapolis Police need your help to find a missing University of Minnesota student. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen between 1 a.m. and 2 a.m. Friday at Blarney Pub and Grill in Dinkytown. Police say her purse was found three blocks away on the 1100 block of 4th Street Southeast at about 3 a.m.

03/28/2015

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‘Mill City Fineries’ Are Outfitting Necks Internationally

As undergrads at the University of Minnesota, Brad Wellman and Matt Brunnette were the go-to style guys for their friends. Connected by a shared sense of style, each also has a family connection to handmade goods. Matt’s mom is a quilter, and Brad’s dad is a woodworker.

03/28/2015