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Gun Used To Shoot New Hope Officers Was Once In Police Custody

WCCO investigates how a gun once in police custody was used to hurt two officers. The shooting happened last month at New Hope City Hall, and the man responsible wasn’t even allowed to own guns.

02/24/2015

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Red Wing Man’s Death Touches More Than 60 Lives Via Organ Donation

In times of great grief, we often look for meaning. That came in an unexpected way for a Red Wing woman after losing her husband earlier this month. Brad Einck was an organ donor, and what he shared with one person was particularly powerful.

02/24/2015

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Spring Training Day 2: Position Players Take The Field

The past, present and future of the Minnesota Twins were all on display at a practice field in Fort Myers, Fla., on Tuesday as Spring Training continued.

02/24/2015

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How To Protect Your Vehicle From Brine, Road Salt Damage

Maybe you wait in line for a car wash simply so your car or truck looks better. But auto mechanics say during the winter months, it’s actually a necessity. “We go through times like recently where we have small snow and they’re throwing lots of salt out,” mechanic Paul Hagen said.

02/24/2015

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Dayton Questions Termination Of UMD Hockey Coach

On Tuesday, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton added his name to a list of state lawmakers protesting the University of Minnesota-Duluth’s decision to terminate the contract of the women’s hockey coach.

02/24/2015

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Torii Hunter Sends Kevin Garnett A Message From Spring Training

It was Kevin Garnett’s day in the Twin Cities as he was re-introduced as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves. But word of his arrival spread fast, all the way down to Fort Myers, Fla., where the Minnesota Twins are in the middle of Spring Training workouts.

02/24/2015

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Power Lunch: Local Somalis Gather At MOA In Stand Against Terror

They hit the pavement and jumped on public transportation to display their desire for peace, not violence. About ten leaders in the Somali-American community are trying to show solidarity and stand up against the terror threat video released by al-Shabaab.

02/24/2015

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Partisan Fight Threatens To Shut Down Homeland Security

Just days after a terror threat against the Mall of America, a partisan standoff in Washington threatens to shut down the Department of Homeland Security.

02/24/2015

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As Minn. H.S. Graduation Rates Climb, Concerns Remain

Fresh numbers from the Minnesota Department of Education show an increase in students graduating high school on time.

02/24/2015

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Apostle Island Ice Caves May Open This Weekend

The ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore could be open to the public this weekend.

02/24/2015

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Garnett Happy To Be Back With Timberwolves

Kevin Garnett is officially back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the organization and fans couldn’t be happier. The best player in the history of the franchise met the media Tuesday afternoon after he was traded just before the end of the NBA deadline last Thursday.

02/24/2015

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2-24-15 Podcast Page The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

An incredibly busy Tuesday with Dave Lee. Hear Jonathan Knight from NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK and other interviews by clicking the link above!

02/24/2015

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Northern Minn. Man Saves Life Of 5-Month-Old Puppy

Clayton Van Wert told WCCO’s Dave Lee, he was at a garbage dump on the edge of the Red Lake Indian Reservation Friday night, when he heard a sound coming from one of the bins.

02/24/2015

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Accomplish MN: Make-A-Wish Recipient, Noah, Documents Trip To Australia

WCCO teamed up with Make-A-Wish Minnesota last March to accomplish something big. Through your generosity, over 18 million airline miles were raised to grant the wishes of local kids. One of those kids was Noah, a teenager from Rochester.

02/24/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: ‘Shelly Bean The Sports Queen’

It’s a message many have wanted pushed for years. The idea that being a jock is cool for both boys and girls, especially if you fall down and get right back up. And that’s exactly what happens in “Shelly Bean the Sports Queen,” a book series about a little girl determined to learn sports and be great.

02/24/2015

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Wounded Officer Jordan Davis Thanks Colleagues For Support

A Minneapolis police officer is thanking his colleagues for getting him help after being shot on this job this weekend. “Those guys did everything I would expect they would do. They stepped up to the plate, got me into the emergency room as quickly as possible and got me the help I needed,” Officer Jordan Davis said.

02/24/2015

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Financial Dieting Can Help You Plan For Retirement

When you think dieting, do you think finances? If you want to lose weight you need to change your habits. The same can be said when it comes to saving for retirement. The stricter your financial diet is now; the better off you’ll be 20 or 30 years from now.

02/24/2015

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Good Question: How Much Do We Pay In 401(k) Fees?

With almost $5 trillion in assets, 401(k) plans now account for nearly one-fifth of all retirement assets, but many of us have no idea how much it costs to fund those accounts. So, how much do we pay in 401K fees? Good Question.

WCCO-TV–02/23/2015

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Paul Molitor Makes Debut As Manager At Spring Training

Many are hoping Molitor will be able to change the losing culture at the Twins, but all the Hall of Famer can do to make changes is make out the lineup card. It all starts with the pitchers, who began their workouts in Fort Meyers Monday, including the recently-acquired, right-hander Irving Santana.

02/23/2015

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A Look Inside Security Measures At Mall Of America

Security officials at Mall of America say they heard the chilling video from terrorist group al-Shabaab, and they take it seriously. With 150 people on staff just for security, they say this place is safe — they amped up security heavily after 9/11.

WCCO-TV–02/23/2015

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Little O’s, Yellow Box: A Look Back At 74 Years Of Cheerios At General Mills

General Mills launched the cheerios brand back in 1941 as Cheeri Oats. The name was changed a few years later to what it is today, Cheerios. Seventy four years later, it is still the bestselling brand of ready-to-eat cereal on American breakfast tables.

02/23/2015

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12-Year-Old Finishes Basketball Season Strong With Prosthetic Arm

A year-and-a-half after losing her left arm in a farm accident, Kate has proved she can do everything she used to.

02/23/2015

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New Hope Using Recycled Asphalt Product, LEAP, To Fill Potholes

Crews can patch potholes, but because it’s so bitterly cold, those fixes are often only temporary and have to be redone again and again. That’s where a new company with a hot solution comes in: LEAP. It stands for Low Energy Asphalt Pavement.

02/23/2015

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