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Volunteers Packing Survivor Kits For Sex Assault Victims

The Assistance League of Minneapolis/St. Paul began packing Assault Survivor Kits in 1992. The effort to provide clothing to victims after a sexual assault is the premier focus of the non-profit volunteer organization consisting of only women.

14 hours ago

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Lawmakers Prepare For First Session Out Of Capitol Building Since 1881

Minnesota lawmakers will soon be meeting in special session, though Friday’s talks ended with no deal in place. It’s not clear whether they’ll plan to meet over the weekend to try to hammer out the details.

15 hours ago

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Lt. Governor Quietly Prepares State Workers For Layoff Notices

On Monday, Minnesota is required by law to send out layoff notices. Lieutenant Governor Tina Smith is privately making the rounds of state agencies giving workers updates on the negotiations.

15 hours ago

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1 Dead In Shooting At Maplewood Nightclub

A 20-year-old man is dead after a shooting at a Maplewood nightclub early Friday morning. According to Maplewood Police, at 1 a.m. a fight occurred in the parking lot of Stargate Nightclub along Rice Street in Maplewood.

16 hours ago

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Accomplish With Kylie: Hold Your Horses

Hold Your Horses is a Minnesota non-profit providing individualized equine assisted therapy to improve the lives of children with disabilities.

22 hours ago

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4 Things To Know: Spelling Bee Champ(s), Bob Schieffer Signs Off, & More

Here are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, May 29. They include a very special send-off for one of the most legendary CBS News careers ever, and a shooting that happened overnight at a Maplewood nightclub.

23 hours ago

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Spa Chemical Peel: Is It Worth It?

When you think of a chemical peel, estheticians want you to instead think of fast results in terms of putting your best face forward not what you’ve seen in movies.

05/29/2015

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Excellent Educator: Rosemount Middle School’s Alyssa Simmers

School is almost out for summer. And that means we are saying “Have a great summer, see you next year” to our Excellent Educators. This year’s final Excellent Educator is another great teacher whose student wanted to be in on the surprise.

05/29/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Bike Tune-Up In Minnesota

For a state crisscrossed with hundreds of miles of trails of all kinds, keeping your bicycle in tip-top shape is just a Minnesotan thing to do.

05/28/2015

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Good Question: How Do Our Traffic Lights Work?

When we’re stuck at a red light, it can seem like there’s no rhyme or reason to how traffic signals work.

But, there is a huge system in place with the goal of shortening the time we all, collectively, spend on the road.

05/28/2015

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St. Paul Sleepover Burger Joint Burglar Caught On Camera

Police say he spent Wednesday night asleep in a burger restaurant waiting to burglarize it. On Thursday night, he slept in jail.

05/28/2015

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A Woman’s Life Altered By A Brutal Rape

The man who attacked Carrie Fringer in June 2005 was a stranger. Stranger rape is rare, accounting for about 15 percent of assaults, and they take top priority with police. Her case is still unsolved.

05/28/2015

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4 Hurt After Car Jumps Curb Outside Dunn Brothers

Four people are hurt Thursday night after a car went up onto the sidewalk at a busy intersection in St. Paul.

05/28/2015

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For Lynx, Youth Is No Longer On Their Side

The WNBA season is right around the corner. The Lynx have one more preseason tune-up Monday night at Target Center before tipping off the regular season next Friday night at home against Tulsa.

05/28/2015

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5th Graders Hope Planting Meadow Can Attract Butterflies

Pesticides and loss of habitat are having an impact on monarch butterflies and honeybees around the world. The insects are dying off in large numbers.

05/28/2015

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Car Salesman Saves Man From Burning Truck

The quick-thinking of a Twin Cities car salesman likely saved a truck driver’s life. In the middle of a busy Wednesday afternoon at Roseville Chrysler Dodge and Jeep, Deno Yannarelli went from salesman to hero.

05/28/2015

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Minnesotans Are Mad About Morels

As the month of May winds down, so too does the season for a very popular fungus. Morel mushrooms are hunted all over the state this time of year.

05/28/2015

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Police: 2 In Custody After Alleged Armed Carjacking And Kidnapping

Two men are in jail and two more are on the run after an armed carjacking and kidnapping in south Minneapolis. It happened Thursday around 4:00 a.m. when a man reported to police that he had been carjacked at gunpoint by four men.

05/28/2015

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Daudt Visits Preschool To Highlight GOP Education Plan

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt visited a private St. Paul learning center for preschoolers Thursday, highlighting the centerpiece of the GOP education plan: Early learning scholarships. New Horizon Academy is settled in a working class St. Paul neighborhood where many families struggle.

05/28/2015

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Dermapen: A Noninvasive Botox Alternative That Could Rejuvenate Your Skin

We headed to Skin Savvy at Wayzata Medical Spa to get answers about Dermapen — a procedure that sounds scary but could help you avoid Botox.

05/28/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Jason Talks With Isaac Becker & Nancy St. Pierre

His three Minneapolis restaurants are almost always packed. It started 10 years ago when Isaac Becker and his wife Nancy St. Pierre opened 112 Eatery. This week in DeRusha Eats, Jason chats with the award-winning culinary couple behind Bar La Grassa and Burch.

05/28/2015

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41 Indicted In Alleged Heroin Ring On Reservations

Forty-one people are facing federal charges in an alleged drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed drugs across the Upper Midwest and on two large Minnesota Indian reservations.

05/28/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Friday eve and that means WCCO This Morning is Working for the Weekend.

05/28/2015

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Minnesota Winery Celebrates Anniversary With Grand Re-Opening

A trip to Napa for wine sounds nice, doesn’t it? But how about a trip to Waconia instead? Turns out, you don’t have to escape to California to taste, and make, your own wine!

05/28/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Get Ice Cream Headaches?

The scientific name for the brain freeze we can get from eating something cold too fast is called “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia,” which means pain in your nerve on the roof of your mouth. Why exactly it happens isn’t quite clear, even to neurologists.

05/27/2015

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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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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: New Richmond, Wis.

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 New Richmond area!

Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Brainerd Lakes Area

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 Brainerd-Baxter area!

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