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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Public Garden In Minnesota

Steve Poppe loves plants. And with a name like “Poppe,” it is almost like he was destined to work with them. “I research horticulture, looking at and studying various aspects of growing veggies, flowers, fruits, raspberries, apricots, that sort of thing,” he said.

08/19/2015

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Photos, Video From Zumberge Murder Trial Released

A day after a jury found Neal Zumberge guilty of shooting and killing his neighbor, we’re seeing some of the evidence from the trial.

08/19/2015

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Using Sweet Grass To Repel Mosquitoes

This is the time of year mosquitoes most often transmit the West Nile virus. But there is an all-natural way to prevent mosquito bites by using sweet grass. Native Americans have used sweet grass for centuries for ceremonial purposes and weaving.

08/19/2015

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Training Never Ends For Firefighters

Rain would be very much appreciated in the western United States where dozens of wildfires are burning. And several crews from Minnesota have been deployed to help. A crew out of Grand Rapids just left for Montana. They are the eighth Minnesota group deployed to help battle the fires.

08/19/2015

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Minneapolis Courses Closed By 2014 Flooding Have Golfers Frustrated

It’s been nearly 14 months since two city-run courses took a major hit from the weather. As we found out Wednesday, things aren’t much different than they were last year.

08/19/2015

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Paramedics Under Investigation After Not Resuscitating 71-Year-Old Woman

Six members of the Maplewood Fire Department are on paid administrative leave while the city investigates their decision to stop resuscitating a dying woman.

08/19/2015

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Kindergartner, First-Grader Raise $1,300 To Fight Homelessness

When a little girl from Bloomington started asking questions about the people on the streets holding signs, her mom explained they were homeless. That inspired Tiki to do something to help.

08/19/2015

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Dayton Upset With Lawmakers Not Interested In Walleye Session

Gov. Mark Dayton’s administration was seeking $15 million for business loans and $400,000 in tourism marketing for the Lake Mille Lacs region in special session action plan to deal with fallout from the abrupt walleye fishing suspension.

08/19/2015

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St. Paul Residents Jump From 2nd-Story Windows To Avoid Fire

The St. Paul Fire Department says a 14-year-old boy is lucky he had a second escape route when a fire erupted in his bedroom.

08/19/2015

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Freezer Crock Pot Meals Make Back To School Dinners A Breeze

The school year is just around the corner and that means for many families life is about to get hectic. But with a little preparation, dinner time can be a simple and delicious.

08/19/2015

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Good Question: How Will Population Growth Change The Planet?

What will the world look like in 2050? or 2100? Good Question.

08/18/2015

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Pudge, An Internet Famous Cat, Is A Full-Time Job For Her Mpls. Owner

A Twin Cities cat has become an Internet superstar. Pudge is so successful that her Minneapolis owner quit her job and now works full time managing her career.

08/18/2015

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Minnesota Town Learns About New Neighbor Released From Sex Offender Program

Neighbors in a small Minnesota town learned more Tuesday night about a convicted sex offender who will soon live there.

08/18/2015

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Founder Of Zorbaz Dies Of Throat Cancer

The man who started the popular Zorbaz restaurant chain has died after a long battle with throat cancer.

08/18/2015

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Looking For A Tech Job? There Are Plenty In Minnesota

If you’re thinking of a career in technology, you’re in the right place. Tech jobs are growing faster in Minnesota than any other state. According to the technology job postings site dice.com, Minnesota ranks No. 1 for technology job growth, followed by Utah and Nebraska.

08/18/2015

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West Nile Virus Season Has Arrived

This cold and rainy weather may be reminiscent of autumn, but it is time to think about mosquitoes. It is the time of year when most cases of West Nile Virus are reported. The Minnesota Department of Health says West Nile was found in four Minnesotans who donated blood over the summer.

08/18/2015

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Neal Zumberge Found Guilty In Deadly Neighbor Dispute

A jury has found a New Brighton man guilty on all four counts in a deadly neighbor dispute.

08/18/2015

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Twin Cities Couple Plans For Having Kids After Cancer

A Twin Cities couple is talking about something very personal — infertility. Scott Trenda and his wife, Alexis, have a menagerie of adopted and fostered dogs. “They’re the fur kids, they’re fur beasts,” Alexis said. “They know it and they’re spoiled.”

08/18/2015

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Walker Touts New Health Care Plan At Minn. Factory

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker’s plan for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure Medicaid and allow people to shop for insurance across state lines.

08/18/2015

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Movie Blog: This Week’s Best Bets

The Internet Cat Video Festival has come and gone, and so has summer, it seems. The forecast this week looks like it’s straight out of October, so it’s probably a good time to catch a movie, or watch something new on Netflix.

08/18/2015

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4 Things To Know: Norwood Teague Documents, Stephen Colbert & More

From Trans-Siberian Orchestra to CBS Late Night to plus size clothing, here’s a look at the top four stories for Tuesday, August 18, 2015.

08/18/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Jewelry Designer Jen Scheffler

Hobbies usually fill our time between work hours. But what if a hobby turns into a job? Jen Scheffler had it happen. Tinkering and taking a part vintage jewelry turned into a full-time career in 2008, just as the recession started to hit.

08/18/2015

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Washington Post Ranks MN County Ugliest In The Country

Minnesota is home to the ugliest county in America. According to the Washington Post, Red Lake County in northwestern Minnesota is the ugliest in the country.

08/18/2015

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MAC Approves New Retailers, Restaurants In MSP

The wait for new retails space is over for Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport. The Metropolitan Airports Commission approved a set of new retail and restaurant offerings to go into Terminal 1, according to MPR.

08/18/2015

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Good Question: What Motivates Employees To Perform?

What motivates employees to perform? Good Question.

08/17/2015

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Kat Perkins Live With WCCO Radio!

Kat Perkins gave a live performance in the Cambria Gallery on 7th, hosted by WCCO Radio’s John Williams!

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Goin’ To The Lake: Perham

WCCO-TV’s Mike Binkley and Liz Collin are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed northwest to Perham.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Cumberland, Wis.

WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, and WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman, are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed east to Cumberland, Wis.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Two Harbors

Summer’s not over yet, not by a long shot. So we’re packing our bags at WCCO once again and heading north! WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Lauren Casey and WCCO Radio’s John Williams are Goin’ to the Lake this week!

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Goin’ To The Lake: Red Wing

This week, WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the Red Wing area.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake Mille Lacs

This week, WCCO-TV’s Mike Max and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO headed out to visit the Garrison area and Lake Mille Lacs.

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