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Sheriff: 74-Year-Old Struck By Dump Truck Tire, Killed

A 74-year-old Backus man is dead after he was hit by a tire that came off a dump truck last Wednesday, according to the Cass County Sheriff’s Office.

06/23/2015

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Larry Fitzgerald Jr. Takes Twin Cities Kids On Shopping Spree

A group of Twin Cities kids not only spent two days at a football camp led by an NFL player — but they also went shopping with him. Larry Fitzgerald Jr. of the Arizona Cardinals teamed up with Dick’s Sporting Goods Tuesday to reward some deserving young athletes.

06/23/2015

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Hennepin County Moves Toward Adding Child Protection Staff

Reported cases of child abuse appear to be skyrocketing in Hennepin County, swamping the very staff that’s supposed to protect kids.

06/23/2015

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New Petition Calls For Name Change Of Lake Calhoun

A new petition is asking that the name of Lake Calhoun be changed. The lake is named after John C. Calhoun, a former war department secretary who helped bring Fort Snelling to Minnesota. He is also known for supporting slavery.

06/23/2015

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MPCA Citizens’ Board Holds Last Meeting, Supporters Vow To Fight

Just two weeks after it was abolished by the Minnesota Legislature, an influential environmental citizen’s board held its last meeting on Tuesday.

06/23/2015

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Charges: Wis. Man Shoplifted At Wal-Mart, Pointed Gun At Cop’s Face

A 34-year-old Wisconsin man and convicted felon faces three new felonies, according to court documents filed in Ramsey County, after he allegedly pointed a gun Sunday at an off-duty police officer and fled police.

06/23/2015

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Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses Horse Show Comes To Fairgrounds

No, American Pharoah will not be there, but there will still be plenty of horses to see at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend. The Tanbark Cavalcade of Roses Horse Show is coming to the State Fair!

06/23/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: FutureDude’s Jeffrey Morris

Science, education and the arts — you say those three words and you probably think of teachers or researchers. How about comic book writer and sci-fi movie producer? That’s the idea behind local company, FutureDude.

06/23/2015

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Historic Confederate Flag In Minnesota Also Once Caused Debate

Gov. Nikki Haley called for the confederate flag to be moved from its post in front of the state house. As it turns out, back in Minnesota a different confederate flag is displayed from time to time.

06/22/2015

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Study: Two-Thirds Of Americans Are Overweight Or Obese

A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine shows two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. Minnesota fares better than the rest of the upper Midwest states — it’s the only state to trim trim its obesity rate since 2007.

06/22/2015

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Good Question: How Much Do Artists Make From Music Streaming?

Chalk up another victory for the talented Taylor Swift — she wrote an open letter to Apple Music, calling them out for not paying artists for their music streamed during a free trial period, for their new streaming service. But how much do artists make off music streaming, anyway? Good Question.

06/22/2015

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Hillary Clinton Fundraising In Minneapolis Monday

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is in Minneapolis Monday night. It’s her first Minnesota visit since she declared her candidacy for 2016 last spring.

06/22/2015

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Autism Education Options Changing In Minneapolis Public Schools

inneapolis Public Schools is changing the way it provides instruction for children with autism. The district will shift resources so students classified as Level 1 or 2 can get the instruction they need in community schools rather than specialized programs.

06/22/2015

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After Crash That Killed Husband, Hastings Woman Wants Answers

A Hastings woman is making a public appeal, trying to get information about a driver she believes caused the crash that killed her husband.

06/22/2015

Eurasian Milfoil, Boats, Lake

DNR: Bear Lake In Carlton Co. Infested With Watermilfoil

The presence of Eurasian watermilfoil has been confirmed in a small lake in northern Minnesota, and boaters who venture into those waters are asked to be extra careful when cleaning their watercraft.

06/22/2015

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General Mills To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

General Mills announced Monday that it’s dropping artificial colors and flavors from more of its cereals.

06/22/2015

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Minnesota River Bridge Facelift Means Headache For Drivers

Drivers in the south metro are spending twice as long in traffic because of bridge work near Mall of America. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Highway 77 bridge over the Minnesota River is getting a facelift.

06/22/2015

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Ex-Viking Greg Jennings Hosts 8th Annual Golf Classic For Charity

Former Vikings Star Greg Jennings hosted his eighth annual golf classic in Maple Grove Monday. Some of Jennings’ celebrity friends battled each other in a golf shootout before the tournament.

06/22/2015

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Strong Storms, Winds Move Across Minnesota

Strong winds and storms moved across the southern and central parts of Minnesota on Monday, felling trees and damaging buildings. WCCO meteorologist Lauren Casey said that the highest recorded wind gusts were 76 mph in Jackson, and 74 mph in Worthington.

06/22/2015

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Clinton’s Visit Prompts Response From Republican Party Of Minnesota

The front-runner for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination is visiting Minneapolis Monday. Hillary Rodham Clinton is holding a fundraiser at the home of Ellen Goldberg Luger, wife of Andy Luger, the U.S. Attorney for Minnesota.

06/22/2015

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Charges: Man Had $30K Of Untaxed Tobacco

Tax officials say a man faces tax crime charges after evading state taxes following a purchase of $30,000 worth of tobacco products from an out-of-state wholesaler.

06/22/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: Meet Nicollete, A Heart Surgery Survivor At 9 Weeks Old

This week’s Kylie’s Kids is Nicollete, now a 10-year-old who had major heart surgery at just nine weeks old. Now, she loves running and playing soccer.

06/22/2015

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4 Things To Know: Lead On NY Convicts, U.S. Open & Dairy Queen’s Birthday

Here’s a look at the four stories you need to know about for Monday, June 22, 2015.

06/22/2015

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Woman, 35, Dead After Head-On Crash In Hugo

A Center City woman died late Sunday night after a head-on crash in Hugo. According to Minnesota State Patrol, the crash occurred just after 10 p.m. on Highway 61.

06/22/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Woodbury Community Theatre Offers Spectacle, Escape

What started with a small play to help the local PTA in 1975 has since grown into a large-scale community theater, performing in a multi-million dollar venue.

06/21/2015

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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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