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Dry Conditions Spark Wildfires Across Northern, Eastern Minnesota

Although the streak of warm, dry days has come to an end with small thunderstorms Saturday night and Sunday morning, two grass fires burned through northern and eastern Minnesota Saturday afternoon.

04/18/2015

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Twin Cities Music Lovers Celebrate Record Store Day

Saturday is Record Store Day all across the country and in the Twin Cities. For the 8th year, stores are celebrating with live music, giveaways, limited vinyl releases and food.

04/18/2015

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Minneapolis Man Prepares For Boston Marathon After Missing 2013 Tragedy

Matt Grey was originally supposed to run his first Boston two years ago, but after signing up, he had to drop out after deciding to move to Minneapolis right before the race. Instead, he watched from home as the horror of that day unfolded.

04/18/2015

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Young Brainerd Family To Make Piece Of Mpls. Skyway Home

A Brainerd family is the owner of one of the most unique houses in Minnesota. Aimee and Preston Jobe plan to transform an old Minneapolis skyway into their home after winning it from a Twin Cities architectural firm.

04/18/2015

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Hundreds Come Together For Shakopee Girl’s 10th Birthday Party

Mackenzie Moretter has Sotos Syndrome–it left her with some brain damage and makes it difficult for her to make friends. When no one responded to invitations to her birthday party, her mom reached out on Facebook and Mackenzie got much more than a party.

04/18/2015

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Gopher Linebacker Hopes To Hear Name At NFL Draft

The NFL draft is two weeks away, and one Gopher is hoping to hear his name. Linebacker Damien Wilson flourished this season, and now he’s training and preparing for a shot at the big time.

04/18/2015

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Savage 5th Grader Leads Day Of Service For Community

A 5th grader in Savage is sharing a message as part of today’s Day of Service: “It’s only one day.. but this one day could change everything”

04/18/2015

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Day 10 @ MSPIFF 2015: ‘Slow West’ Reviewed

Perhaps if one mixed the cinematic vision of the Coen brothers with the Rocky Mountain vistas and greasy leather hats of Red Dead Redemption, the result would be something like John Maclean’s incredibly stylish and […]

04/18/2015

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Throw Down For The Burrito Brawl!

Ever heard of a burrito brawl? It’s a cook-off showdown to see who makes the best burrito at Midtown Global Market. A ticket will get you a burrito from Hot Indian Foods and El Burrito Mercado, plus two beers and a pint glass.

04/18/2015

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Nice Ride Minnesota Rolls Out Bike Tours

We have been having an incredible spring with so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota’s bike share program — Nice Ride — continues to expand, offering up a chance for anyone to hit the many miles of trails our state has.

04/18/2015

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‘Party For The Planet’ At Como Zoo!

The Como Zoo is celebrating Earth Day this weekend with “Party for the Planet!” It’s a day of activities focusing on fun and creative ways to save energy, money and Mother Earth.

04/18/2015

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Dog Dies In Fire At Home Attached To Hastings Taxidermy Business

A dog has been killed after a garage fire in Hastings early Saturday morning. Fire officials say it happened on the 1900 block of Oak Street. The fire started in the detached garage of the home, which is part of Sykora’s Taxidermy business.

04/18/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (April 18)

From hockey to baseball to bikes and records, there’s a whole lot going on this weekend, and WCCO Saturday Morning has got you covered!

04/18/2015

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Clay Target League Sees Rapid Burst In Popularity

The fastest growing high school sport in Minnesota isn’t played with a ball or a puck — it’s played with a gun.

It isn’t hard to explain the sport’s rapid burst in popularity.

04/17/2015

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Faith, And A Good Surgeon, Are On Sara Kaminski’s Side

Minnehaha Academy junior Sara Kaminski shoots baskets with her father. The last of four athletic siblings, she has built quite a resume; a three-sport athlete whose first love is basketball. But maybe it is what Adrian Peterson demonstrated in his MVP season that makes this story remarkable.

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Father Who Gave Baby Weed Charged With Endangerment

A dad who police said he’d rather give his baby weed than Tylenol is in jail.

Ramsey County charged Richard Martin and his wife, Molly, with child endangerment. Richard Martin also faces a charge of selling marijuana. Police found several marijuana plants in his mom’s St. Paul basement, where they were living.

04/17/2015

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Good Questions: Lawn Dethatching, Fires, A Clinton-Clinton Ticket

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores lawn dethatching, 3-alarm fires and a Clinton-Clinton presidential ticket.

04/17/2015

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Maple Grove Bar Accidentally Sold Spotted Cow, Owner Says

A Twin Cities bar owner says his staff didn’t think through a decision to sell a beer that’s banned from bars in Minnesota.

04/17/2015

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Bail Set For Cambridge Man Charged In St. Croix River Stabbing

Friends and family got to see the man accused of stabbing to death 34-year-old Peter Kelly, a father of five, after a fishing argument turned deadly Tuesday night.

04/17/2015

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DNR: Beware Of Very Cold Water While Boating

Now that the ice is out, a lot of people are getting ready to put their boats on lakes and rivers. But the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says not so fast.

04/17/2015

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Everyone Invited To 10-Year-Old’s Shakopee Birthday

Every parent wants their child’s birthday to be a day they’ll remember. Jenny Moretter of Shakopee is no different.

04/17/2015

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11-Year-Old Plans Service Fair To ‘Change Everything’

If you’ve got some spare time on Saturday, there’s a fifth grader who’d like to use it.

Crayons and lunch sacks are common in schools, but not for a purpose like they are being used at Harriet Bishop Elementary in Savage.

04/17/2015

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Metro High School Stages Powerful Mock Car Crash

With prom season upon us, high school students are hearing about the effects of drinking and driving. Mock crashes are common this time of year, but a Twin Cities high school is taking theirs to new heights.

04/17/2015

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Police Investigate Officer-Involved Shooting In Norwood Young America

Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Norwood Young America early Friday morning. According to the Carver County Sheriff’s Department, officers responded to a call around 2:40 a.m. of a shooting at a Kwik Trip, located on the corner of Highway 5 and Highway 212.

04/17/2015

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Hwy 100 Closing For Weekend Construction In St. Louis Park

Crews are working to widen the highway to put three lanes in each direction. MnDOT says families living near the project will hear noise and vibration during the overnight hours.

04/17/2015

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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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