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Good Question: How Do Babies Survive In The Cold?

Often, we hear stories about children defying the odds, whether it’s spending overnights outside in the winter or surviving several minutes submerged underwater in icy lakes. So, are children just better at surviving the cold? Good Question.

03/09/2015

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Warm Weather Provides Boost To Local Businesses

The warmer weather is giving local businesses an early boost — temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s in March in Minnesota are the gift that keeps on giving. Minnesotans are outside all year round, but there is something about when the weather starts to turn.

03/09/2015

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Viral Hockey Hair Vid Earns Big Donation For Charity

It’s become an annual tradition now in the wake of the Minnesota State Boys Hockey Tournament to see who made the tongue-in-cheek All Hockey Hair Team. The YouTube user known as Pulltab Productions has been producing these videos — introducing the masses to such sartorial terms as “salad” and “flow” — for years now.

03/09/2015

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Dairy Queen Celebrating 75 Years With Free Ice Cream

Dairy Queen said it plans to give away free vanilla ice cream cones to celebrate their 75th anniversary. The Minneapolis-based chain picked March 16 to celebrate because that will be the 75th day of the year.

03/09/2015

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Leopold Daughter Glad To Have Dad Back In Minn. With Wild

Jordyn Leopold, the 10-year-old daughter of the Wild’s newest defenseman Jordan Leopold, lead the crowd in the “let’s play hockey,” cheer Sunday night. It was her heartwarming letter that went viral on social media this past week, asking the Wild to trade for her dad so he could come home to Minnesota.

03/08/2015

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Minnesota Man Finds Hidden Treasure In Postcard Collection

Fred Eckhardt of Boyd, Minn. is on a quest to get a card from every town in Minnesota and South Dakota- that means stops at garage sales during his cross-country trips. It was during one of those stops at an Illinois farm nearly 30 years ago, that he found something unusual.

03/05/2015

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World’s Oldest Person On Her 117 Years: ‘It Seemed Rather Short’

The world’s oldest person says 117 years doesn’t seem like such a long time. Misao Okawa, the daughter of a kimono maker, made the comment Wednesday, at a celebration a day before her 117th birthday.

03/04/2015

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Stearns Co. Stick Sculpture Spared From Demolition Through Summer

A piece of roadside surreality in Stearns County will live to see another summer. The so-called Stick House near St. John’s University has been visible along County Road 159 for two and a half years near Collegeville.

03/02/2015

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Apostle Islands Ice Caves Proving Very Popular

According to the National Park Service, about 12,000 people visited the caves on Lake Superior near the Apostle Islands this weekend. The ice caves drew more than 138,000 tourists last year, when the deep freeze made the caves accessible to pedestrians for the first time in nearly five years.

03/02/2015

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Police Find Pot Inside Container Labeled ‘Not Weed’

A man in Lincoln, Nebraska, has been cited for possessing pot inside a container that had been slapped with a label reading: “Not Weed.” The Lincoln Journal Star reports that Lancaster County deputies stopped the man’s vehicle around 9 p.m. Saturday.

03/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: Netanyahu Address, LAPD Shooting & More

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Monday, March 1, 2015.

03/02/2015

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$5,000 Reward Offered Over Puppy Burned In Dumpster

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of $5,000 — double their standard reward amount for cruelty cases — for information that will lead to the arrest of whoever set a puppy on fire last week.

02/27/2015

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Maker Of Clearly Blue & Black Dress Now Marketing It As #TheDress

Not since “less filling” vs. “tastes great” has there been a debate this all-consuming. One little cocktail party dress is getting the whole world to throw drinks in other people’s faces. The question of whether a dress posted on Tumblr is blue and black or whether it’s white and gold has everyone drawing clear lines in the sand.

02/27/2015

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Llamas On The Lam Lassoed After Running Amok

Two quick-footed llamas that dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement community were captured by authorities Thursday, causing a stir in the streets and on social media.

02/26/2015

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Survey: Daft Punk Is Minnesota’s Favorite Artist

Apparently, Minnesota’s up all night to get lucky … and listen to “Get Lucky.” A lot. As reported by our sister station 104.1 JACK-FM, Minnesota’s favorite musical act during the last year was none other than the French house duo Daft Punk.

02/13/2015

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Good Question: ‘Plus-Size’ Or Average Size?

This year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue will include two models who considered are plus-sized by the fashion industry. So what are our average heights and weights, anyway? Good question.

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Prince’s Grammy Shade Face Stole The Show

A few Grammy nominees with Minnesota connections won golden gramophones on Sunday night, but the biggest Minnesota winner of all was presenter Prince, according to the reception on Twitter. Prince was on hand to present the album of the year award, which many expected to go to either Beyonce or Sam Smith.

02/09/2015

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Firefighters Open Up Station To Displaced Families

Twelve people were going to have to wait hours for another Red Cross representative to find them shelter. Firefighters brought the families, and their pets, to Fire Station 14 in Minneapolis.

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Como Zoo Wants Your Help Naming Baby Orangutan

St. Paul’s Como Zoo is showing off its newest bundle of joy, and asking for your help to give it a name. A newborn baby orangutan is now on display in the Primate Building, and WCCO’s cameras caught her while she was cuddled up on her mother’s chest taking a nap.

02/05/2015

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‘Jimmy The Groundhog’ Bites Wis. Mayor’s Ear

The mayor of a southern Wisconsin town received more than just a forecast from Jimmy the Groundhog Monday morning. Sun Prairie Mayor Jonathan Freund was presenting Jimmy during the Groundhogs Day ceremony when Jimmy took the chance to bit the mayor’s ear.

02/02/2015

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Minneapolis Nixes Proposed 900-Foot Skyscraper Proposal

Any Minneapolis residents eager to see the record for the city’s tallest building broken were dealt a disappointment Friday afternoon. According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, the proposal that would have led to an 80-story skyscraper to be constructed on the old Nicollet Hotel block was rejected.

01/23/2015

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‘Saved By The Bell’ Actor Pleads Not Guilty In Bar Fight

The actor who played Screech in the 1990s TV show “Saved by the Bell” has pleaded not guilty to charges resulting from a bar fight in southeastern Wisconsin. Dustin Diamond and his fiancee, Amanda Schutz, appeared in Ozaukee County Circuit Court Thursday morning on charges stemming from Christmas Day scuffle at a bar in Port Washington.

01/22/2015

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Viral Food Critic Tackles McDonald’s In Latest Review

The North Dakota food critic whose review of Olive Garden went viral in 2012 is back in the spotlight after she decided to review the McDonald’s restaurants in the area.

01/22/2015

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Minneapolis City Hall Clock Halts … As Planned

A downtown Minneapolis icon stopped running Monday morning, but don’t worry — it was all planned. The clock atop the historic Minneapolis City Hall now reads 6:30, and it will for much of the week.

01/19/2015