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Husband & Wife Are Divorce Attorney, Matchmaker

It’s a day of love for many, but for one Minneapolis couple, it’s also a career. That’s because April Davis is a matchmaker, and her husband Franz Davis is a divorce attorney. There’s no perfect formula for success, but the Davises have an advantage: each other.

02/14/2014

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Take Your Date Night To The Gun Range

All week the WCCO Morning Show has been aiming ideas at you for unique things to do this Valentine’s Day, but this one is definitely out of the range of usual plans. How would you like to take your significant other to fire off a few rounds at the gun range?

02/13/2014

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WCCO Morning Show Anchor Olympics

All week long, the WCCO Morning Show team is taking its inspiration from America’s Olympian athletes, who are skiing down runs at 90 miles per hour, doing triple toe loops with grace, and curling with great aplomb.

02/12/2014

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Next Internet Cat Video Festival Back On The Hill

Much like the cat who came back the very next day, the phenomenally popular Internet Cat Video Festival will be making its return to the hill behind the Walker Art Center this summer. Doesn’t that just make you purr?

02/06/2014

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Waseca Festival Putting On Male Pageant

Organizers of a Waseca festival decided to try something different than a traditional beauty pageant. They came up with The Mr. Waseca Pageant. The Free Press reports the pageant at the Sleigh and Cutter festival will be like the ones females go through, including formal wear, fitness and talent competitions and onstage questions.

02/03/2014

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FAA Grounds Wis. Brewery’s Proposed Drone Delivery

Earlier this week, WCCO reported on a Wisconsin craft brewery’s plans to deliver its beer by drone. The Federal Aviation Administration has gotten word of the plan, and they’re grounding it.

01/31/2014

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As Cold Lingers, MOA’s Nick Universe Offers More Free Rides

With many schools in the area now on their fifth day off due to extreme cold conditions, some parents may understandably be trying to figure out how to combat cabin fever. Once again, the Mall of America’s Nickelodeon Universe is offering free rides.

01/28/2014

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Wis. Brewery Testing Out Beer Drones

Is it a viral ad or is it the next big thing in brewski? Last month, Amazon announced it was testing out drones to deliver packages. Now a Wisconsin brewery is apparently trying out the idea for itself.

01/28/2014

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St. Olaf Among Midwest’s ‘Most Haunted’ Campuses

Most of the time, when college students are up all night, it’s because they need to study for the next day’s big test. But there’s one Minnesota college where some students might find themselves for a much more frightening reason.

01/24/2014

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Justin Bieber Arrested For DUI, Drag Racing On Miami Beach

International pop star Justin Bieber has found himself on the wrong side of the law after he was was arrested on Miami Beach for DUI and drag-racing early Thursday morning, according to Miami Beach Police.

01/23/2014

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Duluth Store Offers Sale On ‘Anything Black’ On MLK Day

A store in Duluth caused an uproar by having a special sale for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A sign at Global Village read “MLK Day sale, 25% off everything black.” The store also posted the sale on Facebook, drawing angry comments from across the country.

01/22/2014

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Winter Fun: Kite Boarding On Lake Mille Lacs

It’s Winter Fun Week, and the WCCO Morning Show team is getting outside all week to try out winter activities for you. The activity tasked to Natalie Nyhus for Wednesday combines flying a kite and skiing at the same time. And as she found out, it’s no walk in the park.

01/22/2014

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Minn. Crime Study Ends After Theft Of Victim Data

A University of Minnesota law professor has apologized to violent crime victims and witnesses after a computer with sensitive information of nearly 300 people was stolen from his office. Criminologist Barry Feld was collecting data for a study on interrogation techniques when the laptop, a scanner and external hard drive were taken.

01/17/2014

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Minnesota Born ‘Oz’ Munchkin Dies At 95

Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz,” has died. She was 95. With her death, only one actor who played one of the original 124 Munchkins in the movie remains alive.

01/17/2014