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GOP Calls Dayton ‘Out Of Touch’ Following Cabinet Pay Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton was preparing to announce pay raises for his state agency commissioners as Republicans were warning exorbitant increases would become a campaign issue next year.

07/01/2015

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Minneapolis Aquatennial Festival Undergoes Image Overhaul

The Minneapolis Aquatennial, one of the most beloved summer festivals in the Twin Cities, has given itself a facelift. Event organizers have unveiled new logos for the festival that takes place July 22 through July 25. The “A” in “Aquatennial” includes an element of the Stone Arch Bridge.

07/01/2015

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Officials Warn Of Toxic Algae Blooms After Child Gets Sick

Health officials are warning the public about toxic blue-green algae blooms in Minnesota lakes after incidents earlier this month where a child was hospitalized and two dogs died near Alexandria.

07/01/2015

Grilling Guide

Healthy Grilling Options For Your Fourth Of July

We are approaching one of the busiest grilling holidays of the year – the Fourth of July! But fun with friends and family at a barbecues full of burgers, chips and cookies can have consequences on our waistlines. Danette Steinwell from Medifast Weight Control Centers joined WCCO with healthy alternatives for the grill.

07/01/2015

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Minn. Woman Recounts 1968 Plane Hijacking Ordeal

Long before 9/11 increased airport security, there were a number of hijackings in the late 1960s and early 70s. Most of the hijackers forced pilots to land in Cuba after the U.S. banned travel to the country. A Minnesota woman and her 15-month-old daughter were on one of those flights nearly 50 years ago.

06/30/2015

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Good Question: What Happens When You Ignore The Supreme Court?

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that marriage is now a fundamental right for same sex couples. Almost immediately, public officials weighed in saying county and state workers could refuse to hand out those licenses based on their religious beliefs.

06/30/2015

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Wednesday Ends Long Wait For Medical Marijuana Patients

Patients and their parents will head into Minnesota’s first medical marijuana clinic in Minneapolis at midnight Tuesday, eager to get a potentially promising new medicine as soon as July 1 hits.

06/30/2015

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Obama Wants More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay

An estimated 90,000 Minnesota workers, and about six million across the country, could soon be able to get overtime pay under a new proposal by President Obama. Right now, salaried workers making less than $23,660 get overtime pay under federal law.

06/30/2015

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Suspect Arrested After Leaving Stolen Construction Trailer Near Courthouse

A construction trailer filled with expensive tools is now back with its rightful owner. The trailer was stolen from a construction site in Roseville. As it turns out, authorities said the thief took the stolen trailer with him when he went to a court hearing in Washington County.

06/30/2015

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Hennepin County Beaches Monitored For E. Coli

Since 2010, the Minnesota Department of Health confirmed two E. coli 0157 outbreaks at a swimming beach in Bemidji and on Big Island of Lake Minnetonka. At least six swimmers became ill after ingesting the lake water.

06/30/2015

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Trench Collapse At Lakeville Construction Site Kills 1

Authorities say a man died Tuesday afternoon in an apparent trench collapse on a construction site just south of the Twin Cities metro. Emergency crews were called at about 3:45 p.m. to the site in Lakeville near the area of 179th Street and Hyde Park Ave.

06/30/2015

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FBI On High Alert For Fourth Of July Terrorist Attack

The FBI and Department of Homeland Security are asking Americans to remain vigilant to the threat of a terror attack over the Fourth of July weekend.

06/30/2015

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Reports Show History Of Abuse Before Toddler’s Death

Child protection reports show a history of abuse and neglect allegations in the case of Sophia O’Neil, the 2-year-old who was kicked and stomped to death last month in St. Paul.

06/30/2015

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Minnesota Home Care Workers Getting A Pay Hike

Tens of thousands of home care workers in the state are getting a raise on Wednesday.

06/30/2015

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Local Chef Offers Cooking Tips To Help With Aphasia

Patients who suffer a stroke have to deal with the after effects known as aphasia. Those patients can have trouble speaking, reading, writing and walking. Maple Grove Chef Kurt Stiles and North Memorial’s Gail Lommen joined WCCO Mid-Morning to talk about the effects and how cooking and eating can actually help them significantly.

06/30/2015

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2 Hospitalized, 2 Firefighters Evaluated After Mpls. House Fire

Two males have been hospitalized and two firefighters are being evaluated after a house fire in Minneapolis early Tuesday morning. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews received a call at 3:43 a.m. from a neighbor of a house fire at a two-story home in the 2700 block of 18th Avenue South.

06/30/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Outlet Store Mogul Lyn Opitz

Married with children, a local man thought it was his destiny to be a social worker. When that career ran its course, he started antiquing, eventually running his own Estate business.

06/30/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Need A Leap Second?

Tuesday is going to feel to just a tiny bit longer. Just before midnight Coordinated Universal Time – or 7pm Central time – exactly one second will be added to our clocks. So, why do we add time? Good Question.

06/29/2015

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Homeowners Begin Cleanup After Massive Fly Infestation

Earlier this month we told you about some Isanti County families who were dealing with a serious fly issue. Homeowners along County Road 42 were dealing with a major fly infestation.

06/29/2015

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Fireworks Dealer Reports Major Theft; Police Believe Thieves Reselling

It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.

06/29/2015

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WCCO Investigation: Day Care Owner Owes Nearly $75K In Unpaid Taxes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s a place that’s paid to take care of kids, but a WCCO investigation has found its owner is accused of not taking care of her staff or paying her bills. Busy […]

06/29/2015

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Rescued Kayaker Tells Of Cold, Buggy Night In The Woods

It was supposed to be a relaxing kayak trip down the Cloquet river. But when a Two Harbors woman got separated from her group of friends, it turned into an overnight search.

06/29/2015

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Cologne Becomes First All-Solar Minnesota City

Cologne is the first city in Minnesota to get all of its electricity supplied by the sun.

06/29/2015

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Egg Shortage Leaves Local Bakeries Struggling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates nearly 50 million birds have been wiped out because of bird flu. While that means shoppers at the grocery store will be shelling out a little extra for one carton of eggs, bakeries, which rely on thousands of eggs a week, are now scrambling to keep up.

06/29/2015

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Clergy Abuse Victims Call For Others To Come Forward

Three victims of clergy abuse have made a video appeal for other victims to come forward. An attorney for victims is asking a judge to order the video be played in all 216 Minnesota parishes on Sunday, July 12.

06/29/2015

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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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