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Twin Cities Pride Festival Celebrates Marriage Equality Ruling

It’s a historic year for the annual Twin Cities Pride festival — the event comes just a day after the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage nation-wide.

06/27/2015

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Volunteers Build Memorial Playground For River Falls Sisters

The community in Wisconsin’s River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters — Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.

06/27/2015

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Minneapolis Company Hosts ‘Solar Cookoff’ Using Sun-Powered Ovens

A Twin Cities company is using food to teach people about solar energy. On Saturday, Applied Energy Innovations rolled a solar oven onto the sidewalk, and held a cook-off to demonstrate its power.

06/27/2015

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20 Years After Disappearance, Community Gathers To Remember Missing TV Anchor

It has been 20 years since an Iowa TV anchor went missing. Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance remains a mystery two decades later.

06/27/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Pero Por Que Papi At Constantine

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Constantine for a smoky, spicy drink — the Pero Por Que Papi.

06/27/2015

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Good Questions: Salad Forks, Fair Food Flops & Seedless Watermelons

Mike from Park Rapids wants to know: Why are salad forks smaller? Though forks were around in the 15th century, they didn’t become popular or affordable until the 19th century, when silver plate technology was invented.

06/26/2015

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Minnesota Man With ALS Hopes Stem Cells Save His Life

A Minnesota man living with Lou Gehrig’s Disease is hoping a unique treatment can help him defy the odds.

06/26/2015

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Good Samaritan’s Truck Stolen By Man Fleeing Cops

It’s something many of us wouldn’t think twice of doing: Stopping along the road to lend a helping hand to a driver in the ditch. At least that’s what Brent Morris thought he was doing when he spotted trouble while on his way to work early Thursday. But what Morris didn’t know is that the man in the ditch was being pursued by Wright County deputies just minutes earlier.

06/26/2015

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Woman Angry With Parking Ticket She Got At Neighbor’s Funeral

Several people attending a funeral this week came out of the service to find parking tickets on their windshields.

06/26/2015

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Mother And Toddler Recovering After South Minneapolis Shooting

Last week a mother and toddler were both shot while walking near Peavey Park in Minneapolis. Now, Shandrea Spielman is talking about their recovery.

06/26/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: WCCO Hits Lake City (Day 2)

It’s that time of year once again. That’s right, we’re Goin’ to the Lake! WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams are all heading to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

06/26/2015

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Minnesota Couples Celebrate Supreme Court Marriage Ruling

Tens of thousands of people are expected to descend on Loring Park in Minneapolis this weekend to celebrate gay pride.

06/26/2015

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Minneapolis Man Charged In Pedal Pub Crash

A Minneapolis man faces six counts of criminal vehicular operation after he drove into the back of a Pedal Pub Wednesday night — injuring several riders. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office says Mershon Leroy Corbett, 35, crashed his Chevrolet Monte Carlo into the back of a Pedal Pub on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge

06/26/2015

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Timberwolves Fans Line Up To See Towns & Jones Arrive

When a first round draft pick and a star player with hometown roots make their first introduction, it’s going to attract some attention.

06/26/2015

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Sheriff: Ramsey Co. Deputy Caught On Camera Abusing K-9

A Ramsey County Sheriff’s deputy faces criminal charges after he was caught on surveillance cameras abusing his K-9 partner at a Carlton casino. The Carlton County Sheriff’s Office says 48-year-old Brett Arthur Berry was at Black Bear Casino on June 14 and 15 for a canine training and certification event.

06/26/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Mrs. Beasley

Every Friday on WCCO 4 News at Noon, we feature a pet in need of a permanent home. This week, the Northwoods Humane Society brought in 7-year-old Mrs. Beasley. She is a Chihuahua mix dog that was found as a stray up north before being brought to NHS.

06/26/2015

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Medical Pot Distribution Center Readies For 1st Wave Of Patients

In just five days, approved patients will start receiving medical marijuana under Minnesota’s new cannabis program. The state selected LeafLine Labs and Minnesota Medical Solutions to grow and distribute medical cannabis in the form of pills or oils.

06/26/2015

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Accomplish With Kylie: Komfy Kozy

Kendall Emfield throws a lot of parties for a 16-year-old, but these aren’t your typical teenage get-togethers. “It’s very social because it’s not something you have to concentrate too hard on,” Kendall said. “We’ll have 15 people over and they kind of come and go throughout the day.”

06/26/2015

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Man Falls 40 Feet From Abandoned Minneapolis Mill

A man is recovering Friday morning after falling nearly 40 feet in an abandoned grain elevator in North Minneapolis. According to the Minneapolis Fire Department, crews received a call around 12:15 a.m. that someone had fallen in the Freun Mill Complex near Thomas and Glenwood Avenues North.

06/26/2015

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Good Question: Who’s Using Obamacare & How Much Money Are They Getting?

Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling means millions of Americans can still get tax credits to buy health insurance. The court ruled in favor of allowing states like Wisconsin, which never set up its own marketplace, to continue to offer financial assistance for health insurance.

06/25/2015

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Timberwolves Acquire Hometown Kid Jones From Cavs

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired hometown kid Tyus Jones from the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks.

06/25/2015

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Joy And Optimism In Minnesota After Timberwolves Take Towns

Thousands of long-suffering Minnesota Timberwolves fans filed into Target Center on Thursday night to see their downtrodden team enjoy a rare moment in the NBA’s driver’s seat. They came to see their team select Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns with the No. 1 overall pick, and they did not go home disappointed.

06/25/2015

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Timberwolves Fans Excited For NBA Draft Night

It’s a big day for Minnesota basketball fans. The NBA Draft is being held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday night, and the Timberwolves have the No. 1 overall pick.

06/25/2015

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As SCOTUS Upholds Affordable Care Act, MN GOP Calls For MNsure’s Demise

The Supreme Court has upheld the nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul, in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. The justices said in a 6-3 ruling Thursday that the subsidies that 8.7 million people currently receive to make insurance affordable do not depend on where they live, under the 2010 health care law.

06/25/2015

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Fatal Stabbing Happened In Troubled Area Of Downtown

Minneapolis police are investigating a possible stabbing in a parking ramp near Target Center Thursday morning. The stabbing occurred inside the A-Ramp at 101 N 9th Street in downtown Minneapolis near Target Center.

06/25/2015

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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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