Gordy Leach

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Gordy Leach graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1974 with a degree in broadcast journalism, and has worked at WCCO-TV since 1980.

He shoots and edits news video, and also writes new stories. He is a member of both the photographer and reporter unions.

Gordy also schedules service and maintenance for more than 30 news vehicles, based on his life-long experience as a car nut. His father was an auto mechanic.

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Minn. Company Hires Physician’s Assistant For Workers

Remember the school nurse’s office when you were a kid? Some employers are trying a similar approach to help control health care costs.

12/19/2011

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Riding Along With FedEx During The Busiest Time Of Year

FedEx employees are working hard, hustling to get out holiday packages.

12/12/2011

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Study: Men, Ages 45 And Up, More Likely To Crash In Snow

Who do you think are better drivers — men or women? A new study says that when the snow flies, some men get into trouble.

12/05/2011

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80-Year-Old Man Bowls Perfect Game In St. Louis Park

Erik Ellingson is an 80-year-old accountant who still works, and still goes league bowling every Thursday night. He likes numbers, and will remember 300 for quite a while. That’s score of the perfect game he bowled Thursday night at the Texa-Tonka lanes in St. Louis Park.

12/02/2011

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H.S. Cancer Survivor Comes Home For Thanksgiving

When we consider the things we are thankful for this time of the year, good health is high on the list for many of us.

11/23/2011

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Call Of Duty Video Game Released, MN Gamers Rejoice

Whether you are a fan of violent video games or not, there is no doubt that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is a commercial success.

11/08/2011

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Minn.-Based Co. Makes ‘Throw-Bots’ For Police, Military

Cities of any size will now find it easier to add a robot to their police departments. It’s because a Minnesota-based company ReconRobotics, Inc. is offering a version of its remote-control surveillance camera for less than $5,000.

11/02/2011

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Man Proposes With Giant Mural On Nicollet Mall

Every now and then you hear of a guy who comes up with some romantic way to pop the question. This is the story of one of those guys.

10/27/2011

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Buy A House — Get A “Lamborghini?”

Here’s the pitch — if you buy a certain house in Golden Valley, the seller will throw in a Lamborghini for free … sort of.

10/26/2011

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Minn. Man Competes In Int’l Beer Pouring Championship

A St. Paul man is on his way to South America to compete in an international beer-pouring contest.

10/21/2011

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Otsego Studies Historic Wright Co. House

The city of Otsego is digging into its past this weekend, looking for artifacts as they deconstruct the McDonald house, which is believed to be the first house built by a white settler in the area more than 120 years ago.

10/15/2011

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Man Bikes Across US, Encourages Students To Bike

Keeping kids fit is a constant challenge in these days of computers and video games. One thing that can help: walking and biking to school.

10/11/2011

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Officials Look To Control Cormorant Numbers On MN Lake

Republican Rep. John Kline and Dem. Collin Peterson are supporting a measure to better control cormorants on Lake Waconia, one of the best fishing lakes in the metro area.

10/05/2011

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Local Runners Switching To Lighter Shoes For Marathon

Runners are getting ready for a big weekend here in Minneapolis and St. Paul as the 30th annual Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon is Sunday.

09/30/2011

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Apt. Vacancy Rates Approach Record Low Levels

With economic uncertainty, many people are choosing to rent — not own — their homes. And it’s changing one market that used to struggle.

08/08/2011

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New Du Pont Herbicide May Be Harmful To Certain Trees

Have you noticed brown branches on any of your pine trees? If you have, and a lawn service has sprayed your yard for weeds, your trees could be in serious trouble.

07/15/2011

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Ronald McDonald House Opens At Gillette

The Ronald McDonald House is like a second home for families when their kids are in the hospital — and soon, there will be one in St. Paul.

06/30/2011

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Twin Cities Residents Getting Tired Of Summer Chill

We’re getting towards the end of June, and temperatures this week have been consistently below normal. It barely got above 60 degrees in the Twin Cities metro area on Thursday.

06/23/2011

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Reserve Soldiers Train On New, Big Gun At Camp Ripley

Minnesota soldiers got a chance to train with the latest and greatest in new weapons on Wednesday at Camp Ripley. It’s the M-777 canon designed to hit a target with near complete accuracy up to 15 miles away.

06/22/2011

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USA Hockey Says No Checking For Kids Until Bantams

U.S.A. Hockey has decided there will be no more checking in boys hockey games untill the Bantam level, which is for players 13 years and older.

06/21/2011

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Men Receive Award For Helping Neighbor From Car Fire

Two young men from St. Paul helped their neighbor out of a fiery car crash last month and on Wednesday they were rewarded for the heroic actions.

06/01/2011

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200 Trees Knocked Down In Theo Wirth Park After Storm

An estimated 200 trees are down, roads are blocked and some buildings are damaged at Theo Wirth Park, which was also affected by Sunday’s storm.

05/25/2011

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Project Homeless: 1-Stop Shop For Tornado Victims

So much of what victims lost in the tornado can never be replaced. But at the Minneapolis Convention Center Tuesday, about 1,000 residents got everything from a hot lunch to a new pair of glasses.

05/24/2011

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Tornado Rips Through Heron Rookery

The North Minneapolis tornado damaged many homes, including the nests of dozens of herons who live along North Mississippi Regional Park.

05/24/2011

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Boy Gifted Rare ‘Southpaw’ Violin

A Minneapolis fifth grader got a new and altogether rare violin Wednesday.

05/18/2011

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