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Colin Smith

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Colin is a morning anchor/reporter for WCCO-AM.

A Minnesota native, Colin comes from KTAR-FM in Phoenix, where he covered the Supreme Court hearings on the state’s controversial immigration bill and the recovery of wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, among other stories. He also hosted a news-talk program.

Before that, Colin was an anchor/reporter in the political-rich state of Ohio. He covered the contentious presidential elections of 2004 and 2008, where presidential candidates made several visits to try and earn the Buckeye State’s coveted 20 electoral votes.

He graduated with a degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University. He attended Apple Valley High School.

When not at work, Colin enjoys the Twin Cities’ endless good restaurants and golf courses. He’s a sports fanatic (Vikings season ticket holder) who enjoys the variety of the Vikes, Twins, Gophers, Wild and Wolves. He’s also a horse-racing enthusiast.

Colin’s parents and grandparents live in the south metro area. He’s happy to be home!

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House Hunters Eagerly Await Spring Real Estate Rush

Even with warmer weather in the forecast and the spring home-buying season fast approaching, the Twin Cities remains a strong seller’s market. Inventory remains at a 10-year low. Last month, there were 13,086 homes for sale, down 4.1 percent from a year ago.

04/16/2014

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Cold Weather Dampens Spring Fun At Golf Courses

For Minnesota’s struggling golf industry, spring can’t come soon enough. In a post-Tiger Woods world, with the U.S. losing an estimated 1 million golfers a year, course owners find themselves struggling to compete.

04/15/2014

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Longtime Canterbury Park Jockey Paralyzed In Ariz.

A longtime jockey at Canterbury Park was paralyzed in a freak accident at a Phoenix horse racing track. Anne von Rosen, who has ridden at the Shakopee track’s summer meet since 2001, suffered a severed spinal cord Wednesday when a horse she was riding at Turf Paradise collapsed, trapping her underneath.

03/13/2014

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‘U’ Study: Improvements With Later H.S. School Start Times

High schools that start later in the morning may be doing their students a world of good, according to a new study released by the University of Minnesota. The three-year project, commissioned by the Centers for Disease Control, studied five Minnesota high schools.

03/12/2014

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Minnesota Cemeteries Struggling With Cold, Snow

This bitter winter is affecting all parts of life — even death. State officials said Minnesota cemeteries are struggling with cold and snow, and that has made performing proper burials more difficult.

03/03/2014

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Local Non-Profit Gives iPads To Recovering Veterans

A Minnesota non-profit is leading a unique effort to help veterans recover from severe injuries. Tim Bartz and his wife, Kim, started iWarriors in 2010 with a simple $400 gift. Four years later, it’s grown into a $100,000 operation,

02/28/2014

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Misery Index Confirms Our Worst Winter In 30 Years

Minnesotans — you have a reason to complain. According to the Winter Misery Index, a measuring stick developed by State Climatologist Pete Boulay, the Twin Cities are officially dealing with the worst winter in 30 years.

02/28/2014

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Canterbury Park, Leech Lake Band Of Ojibwe To Simulcast Horse Racing

Canterbury Park has reached a deal with the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe to offer simulcast wagering on horse races at the tribe’s northern Minnesota casino. The first-of-its-kind agreement follows legislation passed in 2012, enabling Minnesota tribes currently allowed to conduct casino gaming to receive telecasts of horse races from tracks around the world.

02/12/2014

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Vikings Fans Gather For ‘Dome-O Arigato, Dome’ Saturday

Minnesota Vikings fans will celebrate anything, from a big win to a new coach. On Saturday, purple-clad faithful will gather at Hubert’s across the street from the Metrodome, as its iconic white roof is deflated. The event, coined “Dome-O Arigato,” which in Japanese means “thanks a lot,” will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

01/17/2014

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Explosion-Like Sounds Rattle Fond Du Lac Residents

Some strange booms have shaken residents in Fond du Lac County. The series of explosion-like sounds rattled residents from Waupun, Campbellsport and elsewhere Tuesday and sent Fond du Lac County sheriff’s deputies out looking for a cause.

01/09/2014

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Goodbye To The Metrodome: A Look Back At The Best Moments

It’s the end of an era. With its 32-year life coming to an end on Sunday, we took a look back at some of the best memories at the Metrodome. The dome, which opened on April 3, 1982, was home to not only the Minnesota Vikings — who play its final game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday — but the Minnesota Twins, before Target Field’s introduction.

12/26/2013

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Dec. 26 Is Mall Of America’s Top Shopping Day

Think Black Friday is the Twin Cities’ busiest shopping day of the year? Think again. At the Mall of America in Bloomington, Dec. 26 has taken over the top spot, fueled by shoppers eager to return or exchange gifts, and sales that have become more appealing.

12/26/2013

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Teen Spends More Than $500 Buying Gifts For Homeless

An East Bethel teenager is a picture of the holiday season of giving, donating her entire paycheck to buy Christmas gifts for more than 50 homeless Minnesotans.

12/19/2013

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Tips On Keeping Warm Without Paying A Huge Gas Bill

Before you tear open that December gas bill, prepare yourself. It could be double what it was last month. With colder weather moving in again, natural gas companies caution it could further increase consumption, which has risen as temperatures have fallen this month.

12/19/2013

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Concern For Minn. Horses Grows As Price Of Hay Triples

After a difficult summer, Minnesota farmers are confronting a new challenge as colder weather moves in. The price of hay has more than tripled in the past six months, fueled by a shortage caused by a drought-plagued autumn and wet spring that diminished yield.

12/19/2013

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