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Officials Urge Memorial Weekend Boaters To Keep Safety In Mind

Many boat owners will dust off their boats and hit the water this holiday weekend, so it’s a good time to brush up on boating safety.

05/19/2015

Adnan Abdihamid Farah, Hanad Mustafe Musse, Zacharia Yusuf Abdurahman and Guled Ali Omar (credit: Sherburne County Jail, Anoka County Sheriff and Hennepin County Sheriff)

Minn. Men Accused Of Using Federal Student Loan Money To Join ISIS

Federal authorities announced Tuesday a superseding indictment charging a total of seven Minnesota men with conspiring to help the Islamic State.

05/19/2015

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Dayton Rejects Education Bill; Special Session Ahead

On Tuesday Gov. Mark Dayton made good on his threat to take down the $17 billion education bill. It forces a special session, but Dayton said he won’t call one until Republicans give him the pre-kindergarten programs he wants.

05/19/2015

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Takata Air Bag Recall Now Largest In U.S. History

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

05/19/2015

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Nat’l Fitness Index Ranks Twin Cities At No. 2

The eighth annual American Fitness Index is out, and the Twin Cities comes in at Number 2.

05/19/2015

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2015 Session: What Was Accomplished, And What Wasn’t

Minnesota legislators scrambled to work out a completed budget before the stroke of midnight, but the 2015 legislative session ended in chaos. Lawmakers managed to pass a $42 billion, two-year spending plan, but the education bill in that budget does not include pre-K funding.

05/19/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Pen Enthusiast Barry Rubin

He started his career as a Certified Public Accountant, or CPA, but ended up helping ailing businesses turn around. That led to wanting to start his own business – a beverage company.

05/19/2015

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Good Question: How Much Of A Threat Are Biker Gangs?

On Monday, prosecutors in Texas charged 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs with engaging in organized crime. So, how much of a threat are these biker gangs? Good Question.

05/18/2015

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Man Who Killed 3 While Driving Drunk Arrested For DWI

Jacob, Justin and Matthew Backstrom died in October 2004 — they had just finished a trip to WalMart when Boe Barlage hit them head on. He spent six years in prison, and the judge ordered him to speak to groups about his crime.

05/18/2015

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Airport Not Yet Voting On $15 Minimum Wage

A small victory today for workers and supporters of a $15 per hour minimum wage at the airport. After much discussion, the Metropolitan Airports Commission decided to wait 30 days before voting on any kind of increase.

05/18/2015

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Lawmakers Scrambling For Budget Deal Before Midnight Deadline

Time is running out for Minnesota lawmakers to reach a budget deal, and money for education is the main sticking point.

05/18/2015

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Memorial Day Weekend Brings Campfire Safety Reminder

Jessica Patterson can’t hide the evidence of a campfire incident that wend terribly wrong. Back in November of 2009, she and a friend were burning up some cardboard boxes before they planned to see a movie.

05/18/2015

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Man Pleads Guilty To Murder In Dumpster Fire Case

A Brooklyn Center man pleaded guilty on Monday to shooting another Brooklyn Center man in the head, stuffing his body into a mattress and lighting it on fire near a dumpster on the city’s south side.

05/18/2015

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‘Iris’ Producer Talks About The Life Of 93-Year-Old Fashion Icon

The penultimate film of Albert Maysles is a loving and inquisitive look into the life of a now 93-year-old fashion icon.

05/18/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: Meet Sydney

This week, Kylie introduces us to Syndey. Ten-year-old Sydney Macmurray came up from Huntsville, Ala. to receive a bone marrow transplant at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.

05/18/2015

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Sarah Jessica Parker In Mpls. To Speak At Community School

Sarah Jessica Parker is in Minnesota Monday to make a special visit at a local school. The award-winning actress will be speaking at Bethune Community School in Minneapolis.

05/18/2015

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From Mongolia To Minnesota To U.S. Open Chess Championships

Every year high school students from all over the world call St. Paul Preparatory School home. On Monday, WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia met with one of them, Sia Ganbaatar. Ganbaatar is a Mongolian exchange student who, despite still finding her way in a new culture, shows how there’s nothing quiet about her moves on the chess board.

05/18/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is next Monday and this week in Get Movin’ Monday, WCCO’s Kim Johnson and local blogger Melissa Oprish shared some fun activities to celebrate the holiday with the family.

05/18/2015

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Study: Children Not Getting Enough ‘Active’ Playtime

A new study in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, finds most 3- to 5-year-olds are not given enough time for active play in child care centers.

05/18/2015

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Minn. House Passes Education Finance Bill 71 – 59

The Minnesota House passed the education finance bill early Monday morning. Just before 4:30 a.m. the House passed the bill 71 to 59.

05/18/2015

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Former Viking Delivers Sermon As Superhero

Former Vikings player Anthony Bass is now a pastor. Sunday, he delivered a sermon inspired by “The Avengers” at Endurance Church in Brooklyn Park. He dressed as Captain America.

05/17/2015

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State Leaders Approve Funding To Stop Bird Flu

Help is on the way for Minnesota farmers trying to bounce back from this year’s devastating outbreak of the bird flu. Millions of turkeys and chickens have had to be euthanized, and the State Fair is canceling all bird exhibits this year as a precaution.

05/17/2015

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Lawmakers Working Around The Clock To Reach Budget Deal

Just a little more than 24 hours before state lawmakers are supposed to finish their business — it looks like they may need overtime. Gov. Mark Dayton said Sunday he’ll veto a major education spending bill because it does not include his No. 1 priority.

05/17/2015

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Finding Minnesota: A Game Of Drones

A local business has created what may be the first drone obstacle course in the U.S. Extreme Sandbox lets visitors fly drones over, through and under various hurdles in an open field.

05/17/2015

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Hundreds Gather To Remember Elk River Officer, Son

“We will never know why.” that was the theme of services wrapping up Sunday night for a decorated Elk River police officer and his son. Elk River officer Todd Besser, 49, was killed last weekend. Shortly after, his 27-year-old son Blake was also killed.

05/17/2015

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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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