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Trending Now: ‘Wheel’ Fail, A First Flight & KFC Corsage?

It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson.

04/14/2014

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Police, Fire Crews Respond To April Fools’ Prank

Criminal charges could be filed after an April Fools’ Day prank led to a response from the Hopkins police and fire departments. According to officers, an unnamed 18-year-old texted his mother on Tuesday telling her that the kitchen in their house was on fire and he was evacuating.

04/02/2014

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Fla. Shopper Sues Target For Emotional Distress

Over the past few years, Target has teamed up with trendy designers to offer up a more affordable version. These designer collaborations have created long lines outside Target stores. The Jason Wu collection was a big hit back in February, but it also brought out some nasty behavior from shoppers.

04/02/2014

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MN RollerGirls’ ‘Vortex’ At Roy Wilkins This Weekend

It’s one of the most popular underground contact sports in the metro, which requires its participants to have thick skin and steel bones. This weekend, you can check out the local roller derby action for yourself. The Minnesota RollerGirls “Roller Vortex” is this Saturday, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

04/02/2014

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Survey: Minnesota Would Fall To Zombie Invasion

Bad news, Minnesotans. When the zombie invasion reaches our borders, our state is predicted to fall to the undead throngs. Though it may seem unthinkable given how much practice the state has had with Zombie Pub Crawls, Estately says our state isn’t expected to last if zombies take over the nation.

04/01/2014

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Maple Grove Company Makes April Fools’ Cupcakes

If you’re still looking for a fun way to celebrate April Fools’ Day, there’s a cupcake shop in Maple Grove selling treats with a twist. The store Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove is upping the ante this year with a special line of cupcakes.

04/01/2014

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Man Shares The Power Of ‘Good Morning’ Downtown

Some days starting your morning can just be tough. Even the walk from your car to the office can be stressful. But for several years now, one man has taken it upon himself to try and lift people’s spirits every day.

03/31/2014

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Target Takes Heat For Altered Pics Of Swimsuit Models

Target is taking heat for what some hope were merely photo editing mistakes on its website. The pictures showing a swimsuit for teens that the store has for sale appeared to have been crudely modified to alter the model’s hips, arms and inner thighs.

03/12/2014

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Rep. Apologizes For Controversial NBA Tweet

The Minnesota legislator whose tweet about the NBA aroused cries of racism is apologizing Monday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, has faced an avalanche of criticism for suggesting this weekend that pro basketball players had criminal tendencies.

03/10/2014

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Report: Actor Barkhad Abdi Is ‘Dead Broke’

It hasn’t been a great week for former Minneapolis cab driver turned movie star Barkhad Abdi. First he lost the Academy Award, and now a new report says Abdi is “dead broke.” According to the New Yorker, Abdi only made $65,000 from his role as the Somali pirate leader in “Captain Phillips.”

03/06/2014

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MN Dealership Offers Free Shotgun With Each Pickup

A Ford dealership near Moorhead is hoping to entice customers with a unique give-a-way. Buy a pickup. Get a shotgun. Muscatell-Burns in Hawley is kicking off a two-week promotion that offers a shotgun for every new or 2013 pickup truck.

02/27/2014

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Student Suspended For Tweet Transferring Schools

An honors student athlete suspended over a two-word tweet about a teacher in the Elk River School District will attend school elsewhere. Senior Reid Sagehorn is talking publicly for the first time about the seven-week suspension that has many students at Rogers High School rallying on his behalf.

02/24/2014

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Wis. Soldiers Mugging Around Empty Casket Sparks Furor

A group photograph showing soldiers clowning around an empty, flag-draped casket has sparked a furor on Facebook, in military chat rooms and other social media where people say it’s disrespectful of veterans and those killed in action.

02/19/2014

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Kiss Cam Video Of MN Brother, Sister Goes Viral

Go to a game, and you’ll see a Kiss Cam. We’ve even seen President Obama and Tom Hanks on the big screen, but few Kiss Cams have gotten as much attention as this one.

02/18/2014

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