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State Fair’s Ye Old Mill Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Ye Old Mill is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

08/27/2015

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2015): Day 1

The Great Minnesota Get-Together kicked off on Thursday, and the WCCO crew couldn’t be more excited.

08/27/2015

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‘Daryl’s Dog House’ Takes Fair Hot Dogs To Another Level

If there is one place to find a different take on the plain old hot dog, it is at the Minnesota State Fair. Dipped in sweet batter, it suddenly becomes a pronto pup. Add onions and kraut, it becomes the famous footlong. But now there is another option.

08/27/2015

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90-Year-Old Robbed While Walking Home With Groceries

Minneapolis police say two people robbed a 90-year-old woman as she was walking home from a grocery store earlier this month. Now, police are requesting the public’s help in identifying the suspects.

08/27/2015

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4 Things To Know: Murder On Live TV, Vikings At MOA, & More

These are the four things you need to know for Thursday, August 27. They include the opening of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, as well as the latest updates on a grim tragedy that played out on live TV.

08/27/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Here’s what’s going on in Minnesota this weekend.

08/27/2015

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Psychologist Reacts To Killing Of Virginia Journalists

The bizarre on-air murder of a television news reporter and photographer in Roanoke, Virginia has left people around the country in shock. Allina Health psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says events of this magnitude are “a shock to our mind and body.”

08/26/2015

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Good Question: How Frequent Are Construction Accidents?

How often do construction accidents occur? Good Question.

08/26/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Kayaking In Minnesota

We went searching for the best kayaking in Minnesota, and your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to the North Shore.

08/26/2015

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Making The Most Of Your Minnesota State Fair Experience

Thousands of people will flock to the fairgrounds in St. Paul Thursday for the first day of the Minnesota State Fair. “This is the very end of that sprint to the end of the marathon for us,” Minnesota State Fair communications manager Brienna Schuette said.

08/26/2015

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Virginia TV Reporter, Photojournalist Fatally Shot On Air

A gunman killed a reporter and videographer while they were doing a live news report in Franklin County, Virginia, Wednesday morning. CBS News confirms that WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and videographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed.

08/26/2015

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Son Of Vikings GM Blossoms On Football Field

While Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was at work at TCF Bank Stadium last week with his team, his son JD was helping defending state champion Eden Prairie High School beat Totino-Grace — and he hardly missed a play. “[I] had our game in one ear and his game in the other ear on the radio, and then had it streamed on my computer,” Rick Spielman said.

08/26/2015

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Police Seek 4 Suspects In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

The Brooklyn Center Police Department is on the lookout for four men responsible for a home invasion. A home in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue was the target. Police say the men entered the home, made demands and then shot four people inside.

08/26/2015

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Minneapolis Testing Out New Street Parking App

The city of Minneapolis is testing out a new smartphone app that will allow drivers to pay for on-street parking from their phone.

08/26/2015

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Hinckley Man Awaiting Charges In Beating Of Girlfriend’s 3-Year-Old Son

A Pine County family had to face the terrible decision of ending medical treatment for their three-year-old son.
The child was allegedly severely beaten at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.

08/26/2015

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Immigration On The Mind As Julian Castro Visits Minneapolis

A high-ranking Obama administration official visiting Minneapolis Wednesday said Republican presidential candidates are “caricaturing” and “stereotyping” Latino voters with false claims about immigration and crime.

08/26/2015

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Website Selling Gruesome Cecil The Lion Halloween Costume

The Minnesota dentist who prompted international outrage after admitting to shooting and killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe this summer is now the butt of a gruesome Halloween costume.

08/26/2015

SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

4 Things To Know: Medical Marijuana, Amazon Prime Now & More

From pot to pups, here’s a look at the four stories that you need to know about for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

08/26/2015

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4 Shot, Injured In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

Four people were shot after a home invasion in Brooklyn Center early Wednesday morning. According to Brooklyn Center police, around 3:15 a.m. officers responded to a shooting in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue North.

08/26/2015

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Maple Grove Sisters Looking To Take Their Songs To The Grandstand

The annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest semifinals bring in hundreds of fair guests every summer. The winners of each night then advance to the finals, held on the Grandstand on Sept 6.

08/26/2015

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Workout With The Lynx, Watch Them Face Phoenix Sunday

For fans, now is the chance to step on the home court at the Target Center. The Minnesota Lynx have teamed up with a Minneapolis gym, Alchemy, to help you stay fit. In the process, fans will get a ticket to Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Mercury.

08/26/2015

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Good Question: How Much Should Parents Help With Homework?

So, how much should parents help with homework? Good Question.

08/25/2015

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For Vikings Lineman, Hurricane Katrina Remains A Vivid Memory

As Saturday approaches, marking the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in and around New Orleans, Isame Faciane’s memories of what happened that day are still vivid, and continue to impact him a decade later.

08/25/2015

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Comcast Set To Unleash Internet Speed Boost

Thousands of Comcast customers across the Twin Cities will begin to see faster Internet service beginning Thursday. Customers in the company’s “Performance” tier will see speeds go from 25 megabytes per second to 50. “Blast” customers will go from 50 to 105.

08/25/2015

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Elementary Janitor Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Adopted Daughter

A janitor at an Washington County elementary school is accused of raping his preteen adopted daughter and possessing a large amount of child porn on his school-issued computer.

08/25/2015

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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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