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Big Game Trophy Hunters Defend Their Passion

Of the nearly 570,000 licensed hunters in Minnesota, fewer than two-tenths of 1 percent will pursue Africa’s exotic game.

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Patients Of Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion Talk To WCCO

The patients of Dr. Walter Palmer that spoke with WCCO all described him as an excellent dentist. But they also expressed shock over the killing of Cecil the lion, as well as the fact that Palmer had a prior felony for poaching a black bear in Wisconsin and a sizable sexual harassment award against him.

10 hours ago

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Hundreds Gather To Protest Dentist Who Killed Cecil The Lion

Hundreds of protesters showed up at the Bloomington office of a Minnesota dentist who killed a beloved lion named Cecil.

10 hours ago

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New Laws Allow Experimental Drugs, Limit License Plate Readers & More

Starting this weekend, some things are about to change in Minnesota.

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PETA: If Palmer Poached Cecil The Lion, He Should Be ‘Hanged’

The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) says that if a Minnesota hunter did indeed illegally kill a beloved lion in Zimbabwe, he should be “extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”

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St. Paul Celebrates ‘Dog Days Of Summer’ With Paws On Grand

St. Paul is going to the dogs this Sunday! St. Paul’s Grand Avenue is celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer,” complete with the Paws on Grand event.

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Minnesota Monthly Hosts 4th Annual Fine Spirits Classic

Looking for a new cocktail recipe or ingredient to spice up your summer? Then head to the Minneapolis Event Centers this Thursday.

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Graphic Artist

WCCO-TV has an evening position open for an enthusiastic, bright, technically minded creative who’d like to join a graphic design and promotions group that offers a wide range of work and mediums.

07/29/2015

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Good Question: Which Exotic Animals Can Be Hunted?

A Minnesota dentist is apologizing for killing a lion in Zimbabwe earlier this month. Dr. Walter Palmer said he thought the hunt was legal, but two guides are facing criminal charges for poaching because of where the lion was killed. The story has generated lots of anger and vitriol against the dentist across social media.

07/28/2015

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Farmers Anticipating Bumper Crop Of Sweet Corn

Just the right amount of sun and rain this summer has set up a prime sweet corn crop. Farmers are excited about soil conditions and other factors that have led to what should be a bumper crop for sweet corn.

07/28/2015

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Victims Identified In Wisconsin Plane Crash

Authorities say two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircraft.

07/28/2015

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Protesters Drill Twin Cities Dentist Who Killed Lion In Zimbabwe

An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe has a federal felony on his record related to shooting a black bear in Wisconsin, according to federal court records.

07/28/2015

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Dayton Prepared To Call Special Session For Mille Lacs Walleye Decline

Gov. Mark Dayton is considering a special legislative session to prevent what he calls “economic disaster” at Minnesota’s premiere walleye lake. Lake Mille Lacs is suffering from a decline in its walleye population that is so severe, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources may ban walleye fishing altogether.

07/28/2015

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Rookie Trae Waynes Testing Nickel At Training Camp

One reason the Vikings drafted Trae Waynes in the first round is that they think he’s a smart football player, but he also needs to be a versatile one. Though it’s been a baptism by fire, so far Waynes hasn’t been burned.

07/28/2015

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After Accident, Teen Has Message For Others: ‘Wear A Helmet’

One year after a longboarding accident almost killed a Twin Cities teen, he’s sharing his story with the hope that speaking out will save lives.

07/28/2015

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Arsonist May Have Started Block-Wide N. Minneapolis Fire

A fire that destroyed a city block of businesses and historic buildings may have been intentionally set.

07/28/2015

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Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood In St. Paul

Protests took place across the nation Tuesday to call for state and federal officials to investigate Planned Parenthood and to stop funding the organization. About 350 protesters stood outside the clinic near University Avenue in St. Paul. Several groups were represented, including the Minnesota Family Council, Students for Life in America and Pro-Life Action Ministries.

07/28/2015

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Sheriff: Wisconsin Man, 58, Drowns In Lake Vermilion

Officials in northern Minnesota say a 58-year-old Wisconsin man drowned Monday night in Lake Vermilion.

07/28/2015

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4 Things To Know: 2 Plane Crashes, New Dr. Seuss Book & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Tuesday, July 28. They include a pair of plane crashes, and a traffic “stop” that’s going to have you hooting with laughter.

07/28/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Arc’s Value Village’s Rich Vosepka

Arc’s Value Village in New Hope is often busy. Donations get sorted in the back fast and end up out on the floor for shoppers. The organization helps those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, but it’s one volunteer who is often spotted for going above and beyond.

07/28/2015

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Heavy Rains Stall Morning Commute

At least a half-dozen crashes were reported across the Twin Cities metro area Tuesday morning after heavy rains moved through the area just as traffic was firing up.

07/28/2015

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Paddleboarding On Nokomis: Fitness & Leisure Working In Tandem

We’re in the final days of July, so there’s no time like the present to get out on the water. Take your pick: kayaking, tubing, water skiing, or how about SUP? On Tuesday, WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia headed to Lake Nokomis for a little walk on the water. SUP stands for “stand up paddleboarding.”

07/28/2015

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Good Question: How Do Polls Work?

The first Republican debate for President is less than two weeks away and sixteen candidates will be vying for ten spots. The people who make it to the stage will be determined by the average of five national polls. So, how do polls work? Good Question.

07/27/2015

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High Humidity Can Cause Breathing Problems, Day And Night

The humid weather leading into storms is uncomfortable, to say the least. But that stuffy air can also be dangerous, disrupting everything from sleep to breathing.

07/27/2015

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6-Year-Old Former Mayor Endorses Younger Brother For Office

Three-year-old James Tufts is throwing his hat into the race for Mayor of Dorset. You’ll remember his older brother Robert served two terms in the small northwestern Minnesota town. James found a ringing endorsement in Bobby.

07/27/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake Mille Lacs

This week, WCCO-TV’s Mike Max and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO headed out to visit the Garrison area and Lake Mille Lacs.

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Goin’ To The Lake: McGregor

This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Breezy Point Area

WCCO-TV’s Natalie Nyhus and Ali Lucia and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Hines are all heading to the Breezy Point and Cross Lake area to celebrate the holiday weekend.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake City

WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams all headed to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

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St. Paddy’s Day Northern Lights

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights.

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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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