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Minnesota’s Corn Crop A Mixed Bag

The stalks in Minnesota’s corn fields are close to 7 feet high. The kernels are still developing and if the weather holds up, the ears reach maturity in about a month and a half. That’s when harvesting starts and there are indications of yet another bumper crop.

08/27/2014

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Good Question: What Draws Someone To Terrorism?

In 2008, Abdurizak Bihi’s 17-year-old nephew left his home in Minneapolis for terrorist group Al-Shabaab in Somalia. In 2009, the teenager was killed.

08/26/2014

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High School Friend Speaks On Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS

The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Thirty-three-year-old Douglas McCain, who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria.

08/26/2014

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New Fair Exhibit’s Focus Is On Local Food, Sustainability

Food reigns supreme at the Minnesota State Fair, but a lot of it isn’t from Minnesota. The popular Pronto Pup, for instance, isn’t even from the Midwest.

08/26/2014

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Boeing 727 Transformed Into St. Paul Classroom

When some Twin Cities students return to school this fall, they’ll get to experience a unique new classroom. Only this one has wings and wheels and is parked at one end of St. Paul’s Holman Field. “We’ve left the cargo door in operation here,” explains Steve Hurvitz, who is in charge of renovating the cargo plane.

08/26/2014

From top left, clockwise: Kevin Moore, Tiffani Ivy, Marcus Fultz & Leanne Todd. 

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2 Men, 2 Women Charged In Fridley Stabbing, Attempted Robbery

Anoka County prosecutors say one of the victims in a brutal assault over the weekend was able to call the police after he had been stabbed eight times. Anthony McCollum and Yani Singh are still in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center after police say they were stabbed inside of a car early Saturday morning.

08/26/2014

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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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