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Good Question: Why Do Water Levels Rise So High During Storms?

Strong storms rolled through Minnesota Sunday night and dumped two to four inches of rain across the Metro. That water raised parts of the Mississippi River seven inches and some sections of Minnehaha Creek about two and half feet.

16 hours ago

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Business Owners Question Motive Of Disabilities Act Lawsuits

Dozens of small businesses in Minnesota are dealing with a legal headache that’s costing them thousands of dollars.

16 hours ago

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Burnsville’s Brock Boeser In A Hockey Class By Himself

Brock Boeser grew up in Burnsville knowing he wanted to be a hockey player. That’s nothing new for a Minnesota kid, but he grew into his dream. Boeser was the only Minnesotan taken in the first round, by Vancouver, in the NHL Draft.

20 hours ago

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Terror Suspect Released To Halfway House Kept Box Cutter Under Bed

A Minneapolis man convicted of trying to help ISIS is back in jail after a box cutter was found under his bed at a halfway house.

21 hours ago

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Blanding’s Turtles May Go On Federal Endangered List

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is concerned about a rare turtle that may soon find itself on the list of endangered species. The Blanding’s turtle lives in a small number of states and provinces in the Midwest, New England, and southeastern Canada.

21 hours ago

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Heart Attack Victim Saved By Hospital’s Fast ‘Door To Balloon’ Rate

The American Heart Association urges hospitals to have a quick “door to balloon rate.” That’s the time it takes to get a patient from the hospital doors to an operating room, where the blocked artery can be opened by inflating and deflating a tiny balloon.

21 hours ago

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Bigger Poison Ivy Leaves Mean Larger Risk

According to the CDC, roughly 90 percent of people exposed to the poisonous oil on the leaves of the plant will have an allergic reaction. It spreads easily and can last for days.

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Summer Storm Douses Western Wisconsin, Minnesota

Persistent rains are bringing flood warnings for some western Wisconsin counties. Chippewa, Dunn and northern Eau Claire counties are all under flood watches this morning after 2 to 4 inches of rain fell in some areas.

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Victim In Cass Lake Boating Accident Was A Swim Coach

Family and friends are mourning the loss of an Eden Prairie woman who died in a Fourth of July boating accident.

22 hours ago

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DNR: Morrison County Lake Infested With Zebra Mussels

The Department of Natural Resources says zebra mussels have been found for the first time in a lake in Morrison County.

07/06/2015

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Former Marine Now A Preseason All-America For Concordia Football

Hank Goff was a standout on the Minnetonka state championship football team in high school. He went onto South Dakota State to play football, but it didn’t work out academically. That’s when his life changed.

07/06/2015

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Nicollet Mall Businesses Brace For Massive Construction Project

As of Monday morning, there was less congestion on Nicollet Mall. Buses are not allowed on the downtown stretch because of construction work for the Nicollet Mall redesign. The construction project on Nicollet Mall is expected to last through 2017.

07/06/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: Ava And Audrey

There is some incredible research and groundbreaking treatments happening at Masonic Children’s Hospital, one of which is a new treatment for leukemia. The first person to receive that treatment was this week’s Kylie’s Kid, 7-year-old Ava.

07/06/2015

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Brooklyn Park Home Damaged By Fire

A fire damaged a Brooklyn Park home early Monday morning. According to police, the fire happened around 1:30 a.m. on Mississippi Circle North.

07/06/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: July Deals

When you think July, you might not think shopping season — but you should! Our deals expert Carrie Rocha says this is her favorite month to shop because the deals are some of the best you can find all year! She Gets’ Us Movin this Monday with what to buy.

07/06/2015

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Finding Minnesota: The Nearly Mosquito-Free Minnesota State Park

If you are looking to get away from Minnesota’s blood-thirsty mosquitoes, there is one state park where visitors do very little swatting or spraying. Nature provides the right conditions to keep the biting to a minimum at Whitewater State Park.

07/05/2015

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Man Talks Of Flying Confederate Flag At Albert Lea Parade

A small-town Minnesota firefighter has stirred up a firestorm by flying the Confederate flag at an Independence Day parade. Brian Nielsen is a volunteer firefighter in the town of Hartland. He said he was demonstrating against political correctness when he flew the flag at Friday’s parade in Albert Lea.

07/05/2015

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Jerry Kill Stresses Love For Football, Fun At Camps

Here is a good question: During the summer months of camp season, can you teach kids to like football if they don’t? We paid a visit to Jerry Kill’s camp and asked him just that.

07/05/2015

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After Rough 2014, Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome Big Holiday Weekend

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are always a top destination over the Fourth of July. But last year’s record rain led to no-wake restrictions on several lakes around the state. For businesses that rely on that boating traffic it made for a quiet holiday on the water, but this year is a much different story.

07/05/2015

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Heavy Rains, Storms To Sweep Across Minnesota

Storms will sweep across Minnesota Sunday as the holiday weekend comes to a close. Meteorologist Lauren Casey says much of Sunday night and Monday’s activity will be in the central and southeastern parts of the state, where a severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 2 a.m.

07/05/2015

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Police: 8 Injured In 3 Mpls. Shootings, No Arrests Made

Eight people are recovering from gunshots wounds after three separate shootings happened in Minneapolis in the early morning hours after Independence Day.

07/05/2015

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Woman Dies After Being Thrown From Boat, Driver Arrested On DWI

Officials in northern Minnesota say a 50-year-old woman died after being thrown from a boat on the Fourth of July.

07/05/2015

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Officers Learn First Aid Skills To Help K-9 Partners

There is a certain type of police officer who is more prone to injuries that others — K-9s. The University of Minnesota’s College of Veterinary Medicine is trying to remedy that. They offered a new course for officers from all over the metro.

07/04/2015

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Minnesota Hosts 10K Athletes In National Senior Games

Athletes from around the country are in the Twin Cities to show that age does not have to slow you down. Minnesota is hosting the National Senior Games for the first time. The Olympic-style event — which is held every two years — is open to anyone over the age of 50.

07/04/2015

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‘A Prairie Home Companion’ Celebrates 41st Anniversary At Macalester

Garrison Keillor is celebrating the 41st anniversary his popular public radio show “A Prairie Home Companion,” Saturday.

07/04/2015

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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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Goin’ To The Lake: Park Rapids

We’re sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! That’s right, instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. Big time! […]

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Ely

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Ely area!

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Battle Lake

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Battle Lake area!

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