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4 Things To Know: Grocery Alert, Kermit’s New Squeeze & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Wednesday, September 2. They include a warning for grocery shoppers about one major Twin Cities retailer, and the rebound relationship of one of the most beloved talking frogs.

09/02/2015

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OSHA Report Offers Insight Into Death Of Vikings Stadium Worker

A report filed by OSHA sheds new light on the death of a worker at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration said the two workers were installing a solid roof when they fell and slid down the roof.

09/02/2015

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Good Question: Why Does Time Fly When You’re Having Fun?

Why does time fly when you’re having fun? Good Question.

09/01/2015

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State Fair Pulls Bill Cosby Crop Art Made With ‘Rapeseed’

A Richfield artist’s attempt to spark a conversation got one of his art pieces removed from the Minnesota State Fair. Nick Rindo says he created a crop art portrait of Bill Cosby, who has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting dozens of women.

09/01/2015

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Mother Of 5 Behind ‘Tipsy Pies’ Hopes It’s The Start To Something Big

The only new food vendor at the Minnesota State Fair this year is Sara’s Tipsy Pies. Sara is a mom of five who just started her business a few years ago and is already showcasing pies with alcohol baked in.

09/01/2015

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Cards Of Some Cub Foods Customers Charged Twice

If you bought groceries last Friday at Cub Foods using an electronic transaction, you may want to take a close look at your bank account.

09/01/2015

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Experts Optimistic This Year’s Flu Vaccine Will Be More Effective

Now that September has arrived, the first shipments of the flu vaccine are arriving in Minnesota.

09/01/2015

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Target Lays Off Another 235 In Twin Cities

Another round of layoffs has struck Target Corp. in the Twin Cities. The company eliminated 235 positions Tuesday from its headquarters in Minneapolis and satellite offices in St. Louis Park and Brooklyn Park. It also cut 40 positions from its IT Center in India.

09/01/2015

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WCCO Live At The State Fair (2015): Day 6

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is about halfway through and the hot and humid conditions aren’t keeping fair-goers away. There are plenty of ways to stay cool and have fun at the State Fair as we honored Military Appreciation Day.

09/01/2015

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Health Department Says This Year’s Flu Season Should Be Milder

State health officials are hoping for a milder flu season. They say this season’s vaccine will be more effective compared to last year. Shipments of the vaccine are already available at some health clinics.

09/01/2015

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4 Things To Know: Sleep Needs, BLM Protest & More

These are the four stories you need to know about for Tuesday, September 1. They include a new study on how much sleep you need to keep from falling ill, and another protest in the Twin Cities just days after their most recent demonstration.

09/01/2015

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Black Lives Matter Protesting Outside Governor’s Residence

The group Black Lives Matter Saint Paul is planning to protest at the Governor’s Mansion Tuesday. The group said they’ll be at the Governor’s home at 5 p.m.

09/01/2015

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Good Question: How Does Our State Fair Stack Up?

Each year since 1885, families have come out to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Last year, the fair had record-breaking attendance. There are other state celebrations across the country. So how does our fair compare? Good Question.

08/31/2015

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Still Dealing With One Son’s Rare Medical Condition, Family Struggles With Another Diagnosis

A family we introduced you to a year and a half ago is facing the second major battle of their lives. You may remember Caleb Pence — he has a condition where his bones break easily. Now, Caleb’s baby brother Joshua is the one with a wish of his own.

08/31/2015

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More Motorcyclists Died In Minnesota This Year Than In All Of 2014

It’s been a deadly year for motorcyclists on Minnesota roads. Motorcycle deaths are up nearly 50-percent from this time last year.

08/31/2015

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Minnesota Home Health Care Workers Push For $15 Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s home health care workers are starting a campaign to raise their pay to $15 an hour. Thousands of unionized home care workers just got a raise on Aug. 1 to $11 an hour.

08/31/2015

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At State Fair Food Stands, Brothers Maintain Sibling Rivalry

Two food vendors at the State Fair like to push each other to do better each day. It’s a friendly competition that’s based on a long-standing history together.

08/31/2015

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General Mills Pledges 28-Percent Cut In Greenhouse Gas Emissions By 2025

A Twin Cities food giant is attracting world attention not for what it puts on tables, but into the air.

08/31/2015

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From Pretzel To Apple Pi: Strange Brews At The Minnesota State Fair

The craft beer scene is booming in Minnesota, so it only makes sense that it’s represented at the State Fair.

08/31/2015

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Amazon’s Shakopee Location Could Change Twin Cities Shopping Landscape

By next year’s State Fair, marketing experts say the state of retail and grocery shopping in the Twin Cities could be dramatically changed. Amazon.com’s massive distribution center in Shakopee is now under construction. When it’s finished, it’s expected to provide same day delivery of 200 million consumer products.

08/31/2015

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2015): Day 5

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is in full swing, and so is the summer heat! With dew points rising, another muggy day at the State Fair had many looking for ways to keep cool — but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a blast.

08/31/2015

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Patrol: Increased Enforcement For ‘Move Over’ Law

More State Patrol officers will likely be seen Monday on Minnesota roads. The State Patrol says it’s increasing enforcement of the state’s “move over” law.

08/31/2015

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Dayton Declares Monday Minnesota Overdose Awareness Day

In honor of International Overdose Awareness Day, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed August 31 as Minnesota Overdose Awareness Day.

08/31/2015

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How Many Calories Are In Your State Fair Foods?

Do you know how many calories are in those delicious cheese curds or that pork chop on a stick? If you actually knew what it took to burn off those calories, it may make you change your approach to what you eat at the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/31/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Saving Money At The State Fair

If you spent the weekend at the Minnesota State Fair, you may have spent a decent amount of cash there too.

08/31/2015

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Instagramers Celebrate #MyStateFair

WCCO invited our best and brightest Instagramers to share their best pictures via the hashtag #MyStateFair. Here were some of our favorites, along with the collections from our special guest Instagram superstars!

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Black Lives Matter Protests At State Fair

Protesters with Black Lives Matter marched along Snelling Avenue during the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2015.

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Kat Perkins Live With WCCO Radio!

Kat Perkins gave a live performance in the Cambria Gallery on 7th, hosted by WCCO Radio’s John Williams!

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Goin’ To The Lake: Perham

WCCO-TV’s Mike Binkley and Liz Collin are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed northwest to Perham.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Cumberland, Wis.

WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, and WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman, are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed east to Cumberland, Wis.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Two Harbors

Summer’s not over yet, not by a long shot. So we’re packing our bags at WCCO once again and heading north! WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Lauren Casey and WCCO Radio’s John Williams are Goin’ to the Lake this week!

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Goin’ To The Lake: Red Wing

This week, WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the Red Wing area.

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