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Esme Murphy

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Esme Murphy, a reporter and Sunday morning anchor for WCCO-TV, has been a member of the WCCO-TV staff since December 1990. She is also a weekend talk show host on WCCO Radio. Born and raised in New York City, Esme ventured into reporting after graduating from Harvard University.

She started in Chattanooga at the CBS station, then ventured across Tennessee to Memphis to work for the ABC affiliate.

She jumped when she got the big call to come to WCCO and has never looked back.

She has won numerous awards during her career, including Associated Press First Place Awards for non-spot news reporting, feature reporting and investigative reporting.

In her spare time Esme often finds herself in the role of hockey Mom to Harrison, born in 1999 and Esme (yes another Esme) born in 2001.

Esme’s husband, David Klopp, is the owner of a chain of furniture stores in the Twin Cities called Sofas and Chairs. Esme has even been known to deliver a sofa or two. (It’s a small business.)

Esme loves her job and her family and if it weren’t for her job she wouldn’t have a family. That’s right — Esme met her husband when she interviewed him. David was working with a community group to help create the Cedar Lake Bicycle Trail. There were plans to turn the rail corridor into a condo development. David likes to say he not only got the bike trail — he got the girl!

Esme has a wonderful husband and family. The Twin Cities and WCCO are definitely home.

In 2012, Esme was named ‘Best AM Radio Show Host in the Twin Cities’ by the City Pages.

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NFL’s Larry Fitzgerald Takes Lucky Students On Shopping Spree

Every year, Arizona Cardinals’ star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald holds a kids camp at a high school in Richfield. And on Monday, the star receiver took a few of the kids shopping for sporting goods.

06/23/2014

Huffington Interview

Arianna Huffington Speaks In Downtown Mpls., Urges Importance Of Sleep

Media mogul, political activist and author Arianna Huffington was in downtown Minneapolis Monday, urging women to embrace what she calls the secret to her success.

06/23/2014

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Talking Points: Medtronic’s Overseas Acquisition & Taxes

News last week that Medtronic is buying an Irish firm and moving its headquarters to that country is prompting debate here in Minnesota and across the country. Medtronic says it needs to make the move so that millions of dollars of overseas profits can be taxed at a lower rate. That has members of Congress asking if it’s time to either change the tax code or make it harder for companies to make this kind of a move.

06/22/2014

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‘U’ Rowing Team Rescues Woman From Miss. River

Members of the University of Minnesota women’s rowing team rescued a woman from the Mississippi River Wednesday morning. Two boats of elite college rowers hit the Mississippi at around 7 a.m. Head Coach Wendy Davis was following in a motorized boat when she saw the women near the Lake Street Bridge.

06/18/2014

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Talking Points: Green Line Opening Hailed A Big Success

Despite the weather, the debut of the Metro Transit Green line is being hailed as a big success. On Saturday, about 45,000 people took advantage of free service to try out the new line connecting downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. But along the corridor, there is concern about safety.

06/15/2014

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Fmr. Minn. Priest Admits To Decades Of Sexual Abuse

A videotaped deposition of a former Minnesota priest shows him calmly describing graphic sexual encounters with at least ten boys. The deposition of former priest Thomas Adamson is the latest in a series released as the result of a lawsuit against him by a man who says he was abused as a boy in the mid-70s.

06/11/2014

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Convicted Murderer Questioned In Abduction Of Jacob Wetterling

A Minnesota inmate, investigated in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, says he had nothing to do with the boy’s kidnapping nearly 25 years ago.

06/10/2014

Marty Seifert Talking Points

Talking Points: Challenges Of Running In An August Primary

Republicans may have already had their nominating convention, but four candidates remain in the race for Minnesota Governor. The four will face off in an Aug. 12 primary that is expected to have a turnout of only 10 percent of eligible voters.

06/08/2014

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Talking Points: Governor’s Race Appears To Be Wide Open

While Mike McFadden may face very limited opposition in an August primary, Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson will face three other Republicans in what promises to be a hotly contested primary in August.

06/01/2014

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Minn. ‘Yacht Couple’ Accused In 2nd Fraud

Their story made national headlines. A Minnesota couple accused of taking more than $150,000 in welfare benefits while living in a lake home and aboard a $1 million yacht.

05/28/2014

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Mosquito Population ‘Explodes’ After Holiday Weekend

Now that the weather’s getting nice, Minnesota’s most common pest is popping out. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said over the Memorial Day weekend there was an explosion in the mosquito population.

05/28/2014

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Talking Points: Will Gov. Dayton’s Health Be An Issue For Re-Election?

By this time next week, we will know who the Minnesota Republican party will nominate to run against Sen. Al Franken and Gov. Mark Dayton.

05/25/2014

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Neighbors Discuss Paynesville Family & Possible Wetterling Connection

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate a father and son from Paynesville to see if they might be connected to the 1989 abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber are in prison for the 2011 murder of Tim Larson, an Albertville teacher who the Hubers shot in dispute over $50.

05/23/2014

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Are Paynesville Father & Son Connected To Wetterling Case?

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office is investigating whether two men in prison for murder may have been involved with the abduction of Jacob Wetterling. Delbert and Tim Huber of Paynesville – who are father and son – murdered Albertville teacher Tim Larson in a dispute over $50 in 2011.

05/21/2014

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5 Priests’ Files Released In Alleged Sexual Abuse Case; New Lawsuit Filed

More information on members of the clergy accused of sexually abusing children was released on Monday.

05/19/2014

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