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4 Things To Know For May 26, 2015

Here’s a look at the 4 things you need to know for today as we head back to work and school after the Memorial Day Weekend.

05/26/2015

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2 Como Park Students Battle Adversity, Head To College

May is a time to celebrate accomplishments, especially in the classroom. Two students at Como Park Senior High School battled adversity to beat the odds and now are excited about the next step: college.

05/26/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Vantage School’s Chris Pears

When he first moved to Minnesota, he only knew one thing about the state: it’s where Prince was from. But it’s the way Chris Pears is revolutionizing education in Minnetonka is what makes him this week’s Minnesotan to Meet.

05/26/2015

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Goliath Challenge Returns For 4th Year

What do you get when you combine family-friendly fun, healthy challenges and fundraising for a great cause? Well, the Goliath Challenge of course.

05/26/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

It’s a sign of summer — when Minnesota’s unofficial state bird takes over our barbeques and baseball games. The mosquito can do quite a number on our skin. So why do mosquito bites itch? Good Question.

05/25/2015

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Minnesota’s 133rd Airlift Wing Practices Precision Cargo Drops

Few military units have seen more activations and deployments since 9/11 than Minnesota’s 133rd Airlift Wing — its 1,200 members are essential to moving supplies and soldiers to wherever they’re needed.

05/25/2015

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Local Air Force Veteran Logs One More Mission On ‘Dream Flight’

Memorial Day reached new heights for a special group of Veterans when they relived their favorite past-time.

05/25/2015

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Family Proud Of Marine, 20, Who Died In Afghanistan

On Memorial Day, a Minnesota family said they hope everyone takes a moment to honor our fallen troops.

Last year, the Erickson family learned that 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson died while serving in Afghanistan.

05/25/2015

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Officials: 2 Boys Hospitalized After Being Pulled From Abandoned Pool

Fire officials in St. Paul say two young boys were taken to a hospital unconscious Monday afternoon after being rescued from an abandoned pool.

05/25/2015

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A Day To Remember Fallen Heroes, Vets Hurting At Home

On Memorial Day, Minnesotans stopped to remember their relatives, friends and neighbors who died risking everything for our freedom.

05/25/2015

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Talks Between Gov, House Speaker Begin Tuesday To Avoid Shutdown

Talks will get underway Tuesday between Gov. Mark Dayton and House Speaker Kurt Daudt in an effort to avoid a partial state government shutdown on July 1.

05/25/2015

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Thousands Visit Ft. Snelling National Cemetery For Memorial Day

Thousands visited Fort Snelling National Cemetery for its Memorial Day Ceremony. It’s said to be the largest ceremony in the state. It concluded roughly 30 minutes ago and, despite light rain, saw big crowds.

05/25/2015

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What’s Open And What’s Closed On Memorial Day

To commemorate the Memorial Day holiday, many people have it off and a lot of places are closed. To help avoid any confusion, here’s a list of some of the places that are closed this holiday.

05/25/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Less Traditional Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day Monday is a favorite time to grill out for many Minnesotans. But, if you want to try something other than the traditional hot dogs and burgers, Kirsten Shabaz of Valley Natural Foods has some healthy and delicious ideas.

05/25/2015

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Rain Forces Rescheduling Of Memorial Day Ceremonies

The rain in the forecast for Monday is already forcing a couple of Memorial Day events indoors. In Prior Lake, the VFW Memorial Day Parade has been canceled, and they’re moving the service from Memorial Park to Twin Oaks Middle School.

05/25/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Hastings Chainsaw Artist

Williams is a former home builder who had to get creative after being laid off in 2006. He tried his hand at building log furniture, but then was inspired by a chainsaw artist and realized he also had the ability to create characters out of wood.

05/24/2015

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Klobuchar Presents Bronze Star To Family Of World War II Vet

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has presented the Bronze Star and other war medals to the family of a World War II veteran. Warren Reyburn was a staff sergeant stationed in the Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed “Tropic Lightning.”

05/24/2015

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Talking Points: Dayton, Daudt Hopeful Ahead Of Special Session

A special session that was expected to be difficult just got a whole lot messier. On Saturday, Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed the agriculture-and-environment bill, as well the jobs bill. That’s on top of the education bill he also vetoed earlier in the week.

05/24/2015

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6 Arrested Following Attack On Pedal Pub

Six people are now facing assault and disorderly conduct charges after police say they attacked a pedal pub with water balloons and squirt guns. It happened at about 6:30 p.m. Saturday in downtown Minneapolis. The aftermath of the attack was captured on cell phone video.

05/24/2015

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4 Things To Know For May 24, 2015

Here’s a look at the 4 things you need to know for May 24, 2015. They include the latest on the upcoming special session, same-sex marriage becoming legal in Ireland, and some new ways to beat the heat at Valleyfair.

05/24/2015

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Despite Promising Treatment, Zebra Mussels Found In Christmas Lake

After a new treatment appeared to rid Christmas Lake of zebra mussels, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the invasive aquatic species is back.

05/23/2015

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Minneapolis Hospice Patient Spends Last Days On Police Ride-Alongs

Minneapolis Police are helping grant the wish of a veteran who just entered hospice care. Sixty-eight-year-old Gary Madison was diagnosed with cancer nearly three years ago. He decided there were a few things he wanted to do before the terminal cancer took his life. A police ride-along was on the list.

05/23/2015

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U.S. Lawmakers Working Long Hours To Extend Key Patriot Act Provisions

United States Senators worked late Friday night and into Saturday morning, but failed to work out a deal on government surveillance programs.

05/23/2015

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Le Sueur Woman Drowned While Intoxicated, Autopsy Confirms

An autopsy confirms a camper from Le Sueur drowned in the river where she was found earlier this month. Searchers found the body of 20-year-old Moriah Zwart earlier this month after she went missing wihile camping along the river with a friend

05/23/2015

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New Coon Rapids Mosque Is The First Of Its Kind In Minnesota

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community now has its first mosque in Minnesota. Community members gathered to inaugurate the Mosque Saturday in Coon Rapids.

05/23/2015

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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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