Guled Ali Omar in September 2002. (credit: Hennepin County Jail)

‘They Destroyed Our Home,’ Terror Suspect’s Family Says

More details are emerging about the six Minnesotans who are accused of trying to join ISIS, and were arrested Sunday both in Minneapolis and in San Diego.

04/21/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Fundraiser Blythe Brenden

Blythe Brenden represents the third generation of a family known for giving, and it’s her tireless work for the community that makes Brenden this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

04/21/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Windiest Month In Minnesota?

The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.

04/20/2015

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Wild Fans Flock To St. Paul, Hopeful For Playoffs

Fans turned out in droves for the Wild’s shutout win at the Xcel Energy Center Monday night. At the Wild Hockey Lodge, sales are double what they typically are for regular season games.

04/20/2015

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DNR: Zebra Mussel Treatment Appears Successful At Christmas Lake

The Department of Natural Resources says divers found no evidence of the aquatic invasive species zebra mussels in Christmas Lake in Shorewood.

04/20/2015

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Wild Youngster Matt Dumba Could Be Difference-Maker In Playoffs

The Wild defenseman Matt Dumba has done a lot of growing up this season, and will play a bigger role in the playoffs this season.

04/20/2015

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Defendants’ Families Doubt FBI’s Terror Case

Friends and relatives of six young men arrested for alleged recruitment into a foreign terror group believe the government’s case is thin.

04/20/2015

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A Minn. Toddler’s Story Is Changing The Advertising Industry

A Stillwater toddler with Down syndrome made quite an impression when she appeared in a Target ad last December. Izzy Bradley was chosen after the retailer put out a call for children with disabilities to take part in a photo shoot. The ad and the news coverage about Izzy went viral, and now many more retailers are looking for kids like her.

04/20/2015

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In Less Than A Week, 5 Motorcyclists Have Died On Minn. Roads

State officials say five motorcyclists have died on Minnesota roads in less than a week, bringing the year’s fatality total up to six.

04/20/2015

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House Republicans Unveil Tax Relief Plan

Republicans in the state House unveiled a sweeping tax relief package Monday they hope will mean lower taxes for more than 2 million Minnesotans.

04/20/2015

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6 From Minnesota Charged With Trying To Join Islamic State

Authorities in Minnesota have charged six men they say attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group. A criminal complaint unsealed Monday charges the men with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

04/20/2015

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Day 12 @ MSPIFF 2015: ‘Theeb’ Reviewed

The beauty of director Naji Abu Nowar’s Theeb lies in its seeming simplicity. On the surface, it looks like a boy’s coming-of-age adventure story. Yet, on a deeper level, the film surges with western themes […]

04/20/2015

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Pot Advocates To Hold 4/20 Rally At State Capitol

Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can’t use it in public.

04/20/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: Meet JoJo

JoJo is fighter. The 11-year-old is working hard to fight Pleuropulmonary Blastoma, a rare type of lung cancer, for the second time.

04/20/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Getting Out Of Hibernation Mode

Spring is here! But some of our bodies are still stuck in winter. So this Monday, award winning holistic pharmacist and health author Sherry Torkos gets us movin’ with ways to repair our bodies and get them out of hibernation mode.

04/20/2015

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Twins Pitcher Stands Out On The Field For Visually-Impaired Mom

When JR Graham made his big league debut this month, what made a special day extra memorable was that his mom, Julie, was there to see it. He makes an extra effort to stand out on the field, because Julie is legally blind.

04/19/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Country Music’s Northern Mecca

Going into its 33rd year of hosting outdoor concerts, WE Fest now bills itself as the largest country music and camping festival in the world.

04/19/2015

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Say It Ain’t Snow! Springtime Snowflakes Headed Toward Minnesota

After Minnesotans enjoyed a beautiful week of springtime weather and outdoor fun, it’s back to reality this week. That reality: we live in Minnesota.

04/19/2015

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Minnesota Jewish Community Gathers At State Capitol In Remembrance Of Holocaust

olocaust Remembrance Day, which was Thursday, honored the more than 6 million Jews and others killed throughout Europe during World War II. Survivors and their families lit candles outside the State Capitol Sunday, and shared stories of that gruesome period.

04/19/2015

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St. Anthony Family Escapes House Fire Unharmed

Officials in central Minnesota say a St. Anthony family with three children was able to escape a house fire unharmed early Sunday morning.

04/19/2015

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Talking Points: Author Says Only 10 States Matter In A Presidential Race

It may seem a little early, but this past week has seen an awful lot of activity in presidential politics.

04/19/2015

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Barway Memorial To Bring White Roses To The Mississippi

An entire community is still grieving the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins. A volunteer search group discovered his body just over a week ago in the Mississippi River. His dad, Pierre Collins, now faces murder charges in his son’s disappearance.

04/19/2015

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Target Apologizes For Issues Following Lilly Pulitzer Collection Launch

Target saw its highly-anticipated Lilly Pulitzer collection fly off online and physical stores shelves Sunday, and shoppers took to social media to complain about website issues, lack of stock, and other shoppers who bought pieces of the collection by the handful.

04/19/2015

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As Crystal Community Mourns Slain Boy, Tensions Remain High

Even with Barway found and Pierre Collins arrested and charged with his murder, the sadness of what’s happened deepens and the anger some in the community feel is alive.

04/18/2015

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National Volleyball Tournament Takes Over Downtown Minneapolis

Volleyball teams from across the country are in Minneapolis this weekend. Lakeville’s Northern Lights is the host team for the tournament at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

04/18/2015

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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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