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Local Activists Reflect On Their Ferguson Experiences, Ties

For three months, you’ve seen the pictures and the crowds through many a lens. But University of Minnesota sophomore Brett Bauer saw it with his own eyes. “It tugged on my emotions in ways that I didn’t expect at all,” Bauer said. Along with about a dozen others, he made the trek south to Ferguson, Missouri, to stand for Michael Brown, a teenager he never knew.

11/25/2014

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Minneapolis Ferguson Protests Draw Hundreds, Car Hits Protester

Two Minneapolis rallies to demonstrate against the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, drew several hundred people on Tuesday, with a scary moment when a car struck one protester and then burst through a pack of other protesters when they quickly surrounded it. Police said a woman suffered minor injuries and was taken to a hospital by ambulance.

11/25/2014

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Minn. Pork Producers Brace For Winter After Last Year’s Deadly Piglet Virus

Minnesota pork producers have had to adjust after a deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus killed seven million piglets. To ward off the disease, farmers have boosted the animals’ diets, resulting in hogs that weigh about 215 pounds.

11/25/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: The Surdyk Family

Nordeast. It’s a part of Minneapolis known for institutions — Nye’s Polonaise Room, Kramarczuk’s Sausage company. And Surdyk’s. Since 1934, the Surdyk family has been a part of the community.

11/25/2014

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Podcast Page: 11-25-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A busy Tuesday on The Morning News-Hear Jerry Kill talk Wisconsin, Tim Walz on Ferguson and more. Click the link above.

11/25/2014

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Everything You Need To Know About Poinsettias

I visited Bachman’s farmhouse on Tuesday to learn about the Poinsettia, the most popular holiday plant in North America.

11/25/2014

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Minnesota Rallies In Wake Of Ferguson Decision

At least four rallies are planned in Minnesota in the wake of the grand jury’s decision in Ferguson, Missouri, not to indict officer Darren Wilson and hundreds of students in Minneapolis staged a sit-in to voice their discontent.

11/25/2014

The Best Things About Thanksgiving

Good Question: Why Do We Eat Turkey On Thanksgiving?

Almost 90 percent of Americans will eat turkey for Thanksgiving, according to the National Turkey Federation. The average turkey will weigh 16 pounds.

11/24/2014

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How Do We Know When To Spend Or When To Save?

Making a big-ticket buy will make anyone nervous. From a house to a car, one question is usually top of mind: can I afford it? Three families told WCCO what they hoped to buy, and a financial adviser crunched the numbers.

11/24/2014

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Priest Blames Twin Cities Archdiocese For Drop In Donations

A Twin Cities Catholic priest is blaming the Archdiocese for a drop in Sunday contributions.

11/24/2014

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Woman Blinded By Airbag Working With Klobuchar To Hold Co. Accountable

Shashi Chopra sat at her kitchen table, surrounded by her husband, and two children, and cried a little as she recalled that accident in March of 2013.

11/24/2014

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Minnesota AG Criticizes Savers Thrift Store Chain

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the thrift store conglomerate Savers LLC improperly handles the donations it solicits in the name of several Minnesota charities.

11/24/2014

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