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Shoplifting At Eagan Outlet Mall Puts Strain On Police

The opening of a new shopping center has meant a lot of extra work for Eagan Police. Now, they’re asking the city to hire an extra officer.

01/21/2015

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Toyota’s Witness: Accelerator Pedal Was Pushed In Fatal Crash

Toyota called its first witness in a federal lawsuit filed by two Minnesota families. Attorneys for Koua Fong Lee and the Trice-Adams family rested their case after two weeks of testimony.

01/21/2015

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Teens Re-Arrested After Faribault Jailbreak

If you’re going to attempt a jailbreak, wouldn’t you have a plan for ditching your orange jumpsuit? Rice County authorities say two minimum-security inmates, both 18 years old, threw a fire extinguisher through a window and escaped from the county jail in Faribault early Wednesday morning.

01/21/2015

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Survey: Mpls. Restaurant-Goers Are Over Bacon

What was once a popular menu item here in Minneapolis is now apparently on its way out. The restaurant guide Zagat asked people here how they felt about bacon. Half of those surveyed said they were “over it” as a food trend.

01/21/2015

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Apple Valley Man Killed Wife, 5-Year-Old Daughter, Authorities Say

Authorities are now saying a 29-year-old Apple Valley man killed his wife and their 5-year-old daughter, shooting them in the head before taking his own life.

01/21/2015

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Fmr. Gopher QB Pleads Guilty In Assault Case

A plea hearing will be held in Mankato Wednesday for former Gophers quarterback Phillip Nelson. It comes after he decided to plead guilty to fifth-degree assault for his part in a fight that nearly killed former MSU-Mankato football player Isaac Kolstad.

01/21/2015

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Mayor Coleman Wipes Out On Red Bull Crashed Ice Course

It’s going to be a busy weekend in St. Paul, highlighted by the Red Bull Crashed Ice Skating Championships. The course is ready and the event starts Thursday, but Mayor Chris Coleman took his turn on the course Wednesday morning.

01/21/2015

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Twin Cities Doctors See Increase In Respiratory Illness

While influenza is widespread in the state, some doctors say they’re seeing people coming in with other respiratory problems.

01/21/2015

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DNR: There’s An Egg In The EagleCam Nest

Miss watching the DNR’s EagleCam? Well, now there’s a reason to flip it on.

01/21/2015

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Dayton Presses $30M Plan To Boost University Med School

The University of Minnesota Medical School may soon get a financial boost, if Gov. Mark Dayton has his way. He’s proposing a multi-million dollar investment in the school to be included in the upcoming budget.

01/21/2015

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 1-21-15

John Kline reacts to the State Of the Union address and other highlights from a HUMP DAY can be found by clicking the link above.

01/21/2015

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GRAMMYs Best New Artist: Ariel Rechtshaid on HAIM

We feature HAIM as seen through the eyes of producer Ariel Rechtshaid, who helped craft the band’s debut album, Days Are Gone.

01/21/2015

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GRAMMYs Best New Artist: Mary J. Blige on Sam Smith

The queen of hip-hop soul opens up about Best New Artist GRAMMY nominee Sam Smith and why his music is like medicine.

01/21/2015

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