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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

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Did Kris Humphries Slam Bruce Jenner?

Minnesota’s own Kris Humphries has the Twitterverse abuzz Saturday with a tweet that may be a jab at his former father-in-law, Bruce Jenner. The former Olympian revealed in an interview with Diane Sawyer Friday that he now identifies as a woman.

04/25/2015

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Winona Teacher Uses Dancing To Fight Bullying

Go to just about any school in the country, and you’ll probably find some type of anti-bullying program. Winona Senior High School is no different, but one teachers approach to combating bullying takes a step away from the norm.

04/24/2015

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Pot Advocates To Hold 4/20 Rally At State Capitol

Denver police said there were no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day on Sunday, but police tweeted a reminder that while recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people still can’t use it in public.

04/20/2015

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4 Things To Know: AP Reinstated, New Star Wars Trailer & More

From a big reinstatement in the NFL to an exciting new trailer for Star Wars, here are the four stories to know for Friday, April 17.

04/17/2015

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Selfie Sticks Discouraged At Cannes Film Festival

World cinema heavyweights including China’s Jia Zhangke, Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino and the United States’ Gus Van Sant will compete for prizes at next month’s Cannes Film Festival, organizers announced Thursday.

04/16/2015

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Bert Blyleven Apologizes For Calling Detroit ‘Ugly’

Twins broadcaster Bert Blyleven apologized on the air and on Twitter for calling the skyline and city of Detroit “ugly” on the social-media network during the rain delay.

04/10/2015

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Teens Spend Average Of $324 On ‘Promposals,’ Survey Finds

An annual survey of prom spending finds teens will spend a staggering amount of money on those so-called “promposals,” or in other words, those elaborate ways to ask a sweetheart to the big dance.

04/07/2015

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4-Month-Old Badgers Fan May Be Good Luck Charm

The University of Wisconsin Badgers will be playing for the NCAA Title Monday night. That hasn’t happened since the 1940s. The Badgers upset the Kentucky Wildcats 71-64 Saturday night, ending Kentucky’s 38-game winning streak.

04/06/2015

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Hayley Okines, Who Battled Progeria, Dies At 17

Hayley Okines, the British teenager whose battle with an extremely rare condition that causes rapid aging, has reportedly died at 17. Okines was diagnosed with progeria, which according to doctors caused her body to age about eight times as fast as an average human.

04/03/2015

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Survey: MN Spent Nearly $100 Per Capita On Lottery In 2014

Recently-released research figures show that Minnesotans spent on average close to $100 per person during 2014. The figures were released by the Pew Charitable Trusts, who analyzed data from Stateline pertaining to the amount of money people in the U.S. shelled out for lottery tickets.

04/02/2015

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Michele Bachmann Compares Obama To Germanwings Pilot On Facebook

Michele Bachmann did not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, but she is still offering her thoughts on the political scene via her verified Facebook account. One of her most recent posts compared the performance of President Barack Obama to that of the pilot who authorities believe deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps last week.

04/01/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Casket Factory Gets New Life

Some people get a little uneasy when they hear the word “casket.” It brings up images of death and grieving.

But there’s an old casket factory in northeast Minneapolis that’s now brimming with life and creative inspiration.

03/29/2015

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Stevie Wonder Surprises North Minneapolis Church

New Salem Baptist Church is known for its community activism and outreach. But fewer people knew about the pastor’s famous friend, Stevie Wonder, until he showed up for Sunday service.

03/29/2015

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Watch This: CNN Releases Election 2016 Version Of ‘Too Many Cooks’

As you may know, political ads and events can sometimes, well, get weird – or awkward. In response, CNN made its very own political spoof of Adult Swim’s recent viral hit “Too Many Cooks.” The results are amazing.

03/20/2015

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Warrant Still Out In Stearns Co. For Ex-Three 6 Mafia Rapper

A warrant remains out in Stearns County for the arrest of a rapper formerly affiliated with an Academy Award-winning rap group, nearly a year after the alleged incident.

03/20/2015

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Rep. Aaron Schock Announces Resignation Amid Controversy

Republican Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois, dogged about irregularities in his campaign finance and congressional spending accounts, suddenly announced on Tuesday that he would resign his House seat at the end of the month.

03/17/2015

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3 Iowa Cities Among Nation’s ‘Most Hipster’ … And None From MN

Think the Twin Cities are a hotbed for hipsters? Think again. Iowa’s the next new thing, according to a new analysis. The website FindTheBest just pulled numbers on American cities to see which ones were the most amenable to the hipster lifestyle.

03/16/2015