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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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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