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MN Girl Scout Shares Pie Recipe That Took Her To Nat’l Contest

A Coon Rapids Girl Scout just got back from New York after being a finalist in a national Girl Scout pie baking contest. Natalie Berg, her mother and sister were all there to showcase the pie to judges.

12 hours ago

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Alzheimer’s Takes Toll On Doctor And His Family

At least half of us already know someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, and in the next decade twice as many Minnesotans will be diagnosed.

WCCO is beginning an up-close look, documenting the fight one family is in.

18 hours ago

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Good Question: Will There Be A Thanksgiving Turkey Shortage?

Across the country, about five million turkeys have been affected by the avian flu. Four million of those were in Minnesota.

18 hours ago

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Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False Information

A fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event.

22 hours ago

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Behind-The-Scenes At Otsego Medical Cannabis Facility

On Tuesday, WCCO got an early look inside one of the places where cannabis plants are now legally grown in Minnesota.

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Family Who Lost Son In Shooting Knows Grief All Too Well

Just days after burying their beloved sister, a Minneapolis family is planning another funeral. Brandon Wren, 15, was killed late Sunday night near Fremont and 41st Avenues in North Minneapolis.

24 hours ago

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Minnesota Bids For 2020 College Football Championship Game

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and state business Tuesday launched an official bid Tuesday for the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship game. It would be played at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium under construction in Minneapolis, which is already hosting the 2018 Super Bowl and the 2019 Final Four.

05/05/2015

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Bird Flu Strikes 2 More Flocks, Upping Total Affected To 82

The bird flu virus continues to infect flocks in Minnesota. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health said Tuesday that two flocks in Kandiyohi are likely to have tested positive for the disease, which would bump the total number of affected farms to 82.

05/05/2015

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Alert: 2 Men Threatened, Raped U Student On Campus

The University of Minnesota sent out a campus alert Tuesday saying a student was raped over the weekend after two men walked into her room and threatened her with a knife.

05/05/2015

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Crews Knock Down Building Fire In South Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Fire Department says one firefighter suffered a minor injury Tuesday morning as crews battled flames in a building on the city’s south side.

05/05/2015

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After A Day Of Studying, Wild Are Ready To Take The Ice

After losing 4-3 and 4-1 in Chicago against the Blackhawks, the Wild are back in St. Paul Tuesday. And a home ice advantage couldn’t be more important for Mike Yeo’s team.

05/05/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Mpls. NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is powerful voice for civil rights. She was just named the new President of the NAACP and she played a big role in the recent Black Lives Matter rallies. Now, she’s trying to overcome her critics who think she’s too focused on police brutality issues.

05/05/2015

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May The 4th Be With You: Fans Celebrate Star Wars Day At Target Field

The Twins welcomed fans of the classic Star Wars movies to Target Field for Star Wars Day, May 4th — as in, “May the Fourth be with you.”

05/04/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Have Middle Names?

Tradition tells us the Royals generally give two, sometimes three, middle names, but those extra names haven’t been around forever. So, why do we have middle names? Good Question.

05/04/2015

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What Home Automation Systems Can You Buy Now?

Locking the door, turning on the washer and dryer, pulling the shades — all are rather menial sounding household tasks. And they’re all tasks that, these days, can be completed from miles away.

05/04/2015

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Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror Attack

A WCCO Investigation has found that a Minneapolis man wanted for terrorism encouraged one of the shooters in Sunday’s attack at a cartoon contest in Texas. Both attackers died when a police officer returned fire at the event in Garland.

05/04/2015

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Man Recognized For Rescuing Driver From Burning SUV

The Minnesota State Patrol recognized an Air National Guardsman for risking his life to save another. Robert Renning was awarded the Meritorious Citizenship Award for bending back the door frame of a burning SUV and pulling the driver, Michael Johannes, to safety.

05/04/2015

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Teen With Autism Uses CPR On School Van Driver After Heart Attack

The driver of a school van for kids with special needs crashed into a ditch after having a heart attack. It happened as he was driving students from the New London-Spicer school district home in March.

05/04/2015

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Following Hail Storm, Contractors Rush To Damaged Neighborhoods

One day after golf-ball-sized hail fell across the Twin Cities, families are adding up the damage from the storm.

05/04/2015

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Air Force Electricians Use Xcel Course To Train For Rescues

Sitting in a classroom can show you how it’s done. But for 12 Air Force Reserve electricians, there’s only one way to practice it: strapping on climbing belts and gaffs and heading up a pole.

05/04/2015

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DNR: $5K Reward Offered For Info On Fires Near Little Falls

The DNR announced Monday that a reward of up to $5,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of an arsonist suspected of starting two potentially dangerous wildfires last month near Little Falls.

05/04/2015

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Soldier Surprises Kids At School In Cottage Grove

An early morning surprise brought one family to tears. Chief Warrant Officer Gabriel Timp has been serving in Kuwait, and Monday morning, he had an emotional reunion with his children.

05/04/2015

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4 Things To Know: May The 4th, Letterman Retrospective, & More

Here’s a look at the 4 things you need to know for Monday, May 4. They include a very special ersatz holiday and rabid speculation over what a new baby’s name will be.

05/04/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Springtime Deals

Are you regretting not buying the complete set of patio furniture last year? Well, there’s a good chance you can find it at a discount right now. It’s just one of the things on sale the month of May.

05/04/2015

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Caribou Coffee Stays Up All Night To Showcase New Drink

It’s called “Crafted Press” and it’s the newest drink to invade Caribou Coffee this spring. The Minnesota company’s new Crafted Press drink takes 12 hours to make.

05/04/2015

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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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