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Albertville Woman Discovers Black Widow Spider In Grapes Bought At Target

An Albertville woman says she found a juvenile black widow spider in a bag of grapes she bought from a Twin Cities Target store. Kelly Steinke told the North Wright County Today earlier this week she posted a picture of the spider to an online identification site and was told it was a juvenile Western Black Widow.

06/04/2015

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Are You A Problem Drinker? More Than 1 In 10 Americans Are, Study Says

More than one in ten Americans have a drinking problem, and many never get treatment.

06/03/2015

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Private School Field Trip To Adult Toy Store Draws Parents’ Ire

A sex education teacher has drawn the ire of parents after taking students on a field trip to an adult novelty store in Minneapolis. Gaia Democratic School director Starri Hedges took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students to the Smitten Kitten last week.

06/02/2015

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WCCO Archives: Mr. Jimmy’s Chance Encounter With Mick Jagger

In the Excelsior area, you can spot some of the Twin Cities’ most high-profile personalties: Harvey Mackay, Prince, Miles Lord, Rick Aguilera. But ask anyone on Water Street and you find out fast another star around here who blows all the others away.

06/02/2015

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Good Question: Why Don’t We Remember Traumatic Events?

Comedian Tracy Morgan has spent the past year recovering from broken bones and serious brain injuries after a serious car accident. He also said he didn’t remember anything about the crash. So, why don’t we remember traumatic events? Good Question.

06/01/2015

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MSHSL Board Votes To Suspend Dance Team Coaches Involved In Protest

The Minnesota State High School League board of directors voted Monday to suspend the head coaches of five schools involved in a protest at last February’s dance team awards ceremony.

06/01/2015

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Church Offers Blessings For Wheeled Travelers In Minneapolis

The Basilica of Saint Mary hosted their first-ever Blessing of the Wheels today. It was open to owners of all types of personal wheeled transportation, including roller blades, wheel chairs, strollers, and bicycles, to name just a few.

05/31/2015

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Jury Convicts Dustin Diamond Of Misdemeanors In Stabbing

TV actor Dustin Diamond says he didn’t intentionally stab a man in a barroom scuffle just outside of Milwaukee. The 38-year-old Diamond, who played Screech in the 1990s show “Saved by the Bell,” is accused of stabbing a man on Christmas Day in Port Washington.

05/29/2015

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The Ten Four Best Days Of Summer Are Back!

The Minneapolis Aquatennial officially announced the 2015 dates on its Facebook page, and many were surprised to see the festivities would only last from July 22 to July 25.

05/29/2015

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Woman Says Punch Led To Dustin Diamond’s Wis. Bar Brawl

A woman has testified that TV actor Dustin Diamond pulled a knife in a Wisconsin barroom brawl right after she punched his girlfriend in the face. The 38-year-old Diamond, who starred in the 1990s show “Saved by the Bell,” is accused of stabbing a man during the fight in a Port Washington bar on Christmas Day.

05/28/2015

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Minnesota Competitors Eliminated In Semis At Nat’l Spelling Bee

The semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee are underway, with 49 of the nation’s top young spellers competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes.

05/28/2015

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Sisqo In The Suburbs: Singer Now Lives In Maple Grove

Minnesota is home to plenty of famous faces, but one is getting a lot of buzz lately. Sisqo, who ruled the late 90’s with his hit “Thong Song,” now lives in Maple Grove.

05/27/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Mosquito Bites Itch?

It’s a sign of summer — when Minnesota’s unofficial state bird takes over our barbeques and baseball games. The mosquito can do quite a number on our skin. So why do mosquito bites itch? Good Question.

05/25/2015

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Local Air Force Veteran Logs One More Mission On ‘Dream Flight’

Memorial Day reached new heights for a special group of Veterans when they relived their favorite past-time.

05/25/2015

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Which Meats Are Most Affordable For Your Memorial Day Cookout?

Bacon prices are the lowest they have been in two years — they reached an all-time high around the same time last year. As for other meats, we looked into the price counts of your favorite grilling staples.

05/23/2015

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Good Questions: Prom, Birds & The HOV Lane

Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you how “prom” got its name, where birds go in rainstorms, and how police enforce the HOV lane on the highway.

05/22/2015

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Minnesotans Hit Parks, Lakes, Patios & Rooftops For #Top10WxDay

The WCCO Weather Watcher is shimmering gold Friday for a beautiful, spring Top 10 Weather Day!

05/22/2015

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$1M Powerball Prize Claimed In Iowa With Taped-Back-Together Ticket

A Des Moines man has claimed his $1 million Powerball prize with a taped-back-together ticket. Iowa Lottery officials say Pete Kemp showed up Monday to claim his prize. Five numbers on his repaired ticket matched five numbers drawn Saturday night: 24, 29, 38, 48 and 52.

05/19/2015

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Former All-American Gopher Bobby Bell Earns College Diploma At 74

NFL Hall-Of-Famer and former All-American Gopher Bobby Bell has been making national headlines this week. The 74-year-old earned his college degree after heading back to school to finish.

05/16/2015

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World War II Veteran Finally Receives Legion Of Merit Award

World War II veteran Arnold Hjermstad, 96, of Cannon Falls got his Legion of Merit award Saturday. He earned it while serving in North Africa and Europe, but because of clerical errors in the system, he never got to hold it — until now.

05/16/2015

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New Saints Ballpark To Use Recycled Rainwater

Thanks in part to funding by the Capitol Region Watershed District, CHS Field will use recycled rainwater to keep the field green and flush toilets in the new stadium.

05/15/2015

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Program At Children’s Hospital Aims To Ease Needle Fears

On average, babies get 18 needle pricks in their first year of life, and childhood is when the fear of needles is often formed. A local doctor is trying to make the process painless, and what people of all ages can do make their next needle a little nicer.

05/12/2015

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Good Question: How Did Minnesota Get Its Name?

On May 11, 1858, Minnesota officially became the 32nd state. So, Cassandra from Cannon Falls asks: How did Minnesota get its name? Good Question.

05/11/2015

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Chinese Co. Treats 6,400 Workers With 4-Day Trip To France

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, a Chinese company gave its nearly 6,400 workers quite a reward. Each worker received a four day trip to France and Monaco.

05/11/2015