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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

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May The 4th Be With You: Fans Celebrate Star Wars Day At Target Field

The Twins welcomed fans of the classic Star Wars movies to Target Field for Star Wars Day, May 4th — as in, “May the Fourth be with you.”

05/04/2015

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4 Things To Know: May The 4th, Letterman Retrospective, & More

Here’s a look at the 4 things you need to know for Monday, May 4. They include a very special ersatz holiday and rabid speculation over what a new baby’s name will be.

05/04/2015

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Soldier Surprises 3-Year-Old Son At Minnesota Zoo

During a show, a zoo worker asked if Evan would help during a “close encounters” presentation to bring out a live animal, but he got quite the surprise…

05/02/2015

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‘Footgolf’ Kicks Off At Afton Alps

The new footgolf course at Afton Alps just opened. Nestled alongside the fairways and bunkers lay 18 super-sized cups, just waiting for a soccer ball to be kicked in.

05/02/2015

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Fishing Event At Veterans’ Home Lets Residents Cast A Line

Minnesota’s fishing opener is still a week away, but some lucky veterans are already reeling them in. The group Muskies Inc. helped put on a fishing event at the Minneapolis Veterans Home Saturday afternoon.

05/02/2015

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As Grilling Season Heats Up, Red Cow Chef Offers Tips

We brought in the Red Cow’s Chef Trevis Langley on the WCCO rooftop grill to offer advice on how to cook your burgers, steaks and veggies perfectly.

05/02/2015

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Good Questions: Yogurt, Boat Wrap, Wind

Every Friday, Heather Brown tackles some of our viewers’ burning questions. This week, she’ll tell you why yogurt gathers a bit of water on top, what happens to all those winter boat wraps, and why those springtime winds tend to die down at night.

05/01/2015

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Hector Senior Center Grants Residents Their ‘Dreams’

Just because we grow old doesn’t mean we stop dreaming. So for 25 residents of the Prairie View Senior Housing facility in Hector, making those wishes come true turned into a serious matter.

05/01/2015

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White Sox Take On Orioles In Empty Baltimore Stadium

With rubble and debris looming nearby, and tempers still smoldering in riot-torn Baltimore, the Orioles played a baseball game on Wednesday. This wasn’t for the fans, because there weren’t any at Camden Yards.

04/29/2015

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Miss Piggy Wins Prestigious Brooklyn Museum Award

A prestigious award from the Brooklyn Museum honors women who have made outstanding contributions in their fields. This year’s surprise honoree is … Miss Piggy.

04/28/2015