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Rachel Slavik

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Rachel Slavik joined the WCCO team in October of 2010 and is thrilled to be back in her hometown.

Rachel spent three years in the sweltering heat of Baton Rouge, La. She anchored, produced, and reported at WVLA. During her time in the Deep South, she covered Hurricane Gustav, the BP oil spill, and on the weekends, tried to master the art of southern cooking.

Prior to that, she worked at KBJR in Duluth. There, she learned that you’ve never truly experienced winter until you’ve spent a cold January night in Embarrass, Minn.

In her spare time, you’ll find Rachel training for a marathon or half marathon, cooking and spending time with her dog, Butters.

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Police: 19 Arrested, No Officers Injured After Gophers’ Loss

The Gopher men’s hockey team didn’t take home the national championship but that didn’t stop hockey fans from causing another rowdy night in Dinkytown.

04/13/2014

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St. Paul’s Circus Juventas Turns 20

Long before the big stage of Cirque de Soleil, aspiring gymnasts learn the ropes on a much smaller stage. For 20 years, St. Paul’s Circus Juventas has trained students in skills that seem impossible. Dan Butler is the founder and executive director. “At our core, we’re a youth development organization,” Butler said.

04/12/2014

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Gitty Up On The Rocking S Equine Express

Just 30 minutes outside of Minneapolis, rolling hills and the Luce Line trail offer escape from city living. Rather than a run or walk the winding trails, I had a different mode of transportation in mind. Suzy Mernik takes a unique approach to her horse-back tours. You choose your favorite trail and Suzy brings the horses

04/12/2014

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6 Hospitalized After 2-Car Collision In St. Paul

The St. Paul Police Department is investigating after a crash sent six people, including three children, to the hospital. Two cars collided at Maryland Avenue and Johnson Parkway around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday night. All six victims were rushed to Regions after the crash.

04/10/2014

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Man In Serious Condition After Hit-&-Run In St. Paul

St. Paul Police believe a hit-and-run that left a 25-year-old man critically hurt may have been intentional. Neighbors who witnessed what happened say it appeared that way.

04/06/2014

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Decades Later, Letters To Grandma Returned To Writer

In this digital age of e-mails and text messages, it’s rare to keep in touch with someone through an old-fashioned letter. But it wasn’t so long ago that this was one of the main ways to stay connected. Jolie Raimondo was reminded of that when she stumbled upon an old box full of letters.

03/31/2014

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Aquaponics At Hamm’s Brewery Yielding Fresh Local Produce

Some are calling it the future of farming — a technique that will provide local fresh produce year-round in the Twin Cities. Right now lettuce, kale, and herbs are ready for harvest in St. Paul.

03/31/2014

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City Of Robbinsdale Reacts To Police Chief’s Resignation

Investigators are releasing new information on the prostitution sting that led to the arrest of the Robbinsdale police chief. Former police chief Steven Smith was one of 11 people taken into custody on Feb. 20 by Coon Rapids police. According to police records, he was answering an ad on Backpage.com that was placed by an undercover Coon Rapids officer.

03/24/2014

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‘Ultimate Dinosaurs’ Invade The Science Museum

We’ve all learned about T-Rex, brontosaurus and even stegosaurus. But every day, researchers are looking for new species of dinosaurs. Some of the most recent discoveries are on display at the Science Museum of Minnesota at the Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit. It’s an up-close look at history, and a chance to imagine life millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth, according to the Science Museum’s Kim Ramsden.

03/22/2014

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Spring’s Here – And We Deserve It!

Spring is officially here, and it couldn’t come soon enough for many Minnesotans. After this winter, most of us are all hoping the worst is behind us. Since December, 61 inches of snow have fallen in the Twin Cities, and we’ve bundled up for 50 days with below-zero temperatures.

03/20/2014

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Crews Implode Historic St. Paul Smokestack

A piece of St. Paul history came down Sunday morning in dramatic fashion. Demolition crews brought down a towering smokestack as part of the ongoing demolition of the Island Station Power plant. After standing over the Mississippi riverfront for more than 90 years, the 280-foot smokestack crumbled in a matter of seconds.

03/16/2014

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Car2Go Service Growing In Minneapolis

A new trend in commuting is growing in popularity around the Twin Cities. Car2Go is a car-sharing service that allows members access to a vehicle without having to own one. Amber Iwan knows city living rarely comes with a close parking spot. She walks a block to find a small, blue-and-white smart car – one of the newest ways to commute around the metro.

03/16/2014

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Nature Wows At The Wildlife Science Center

It is an unmistakable sound in nature. A chorus of voices we don’t often get to hear up close, let alone see in person. But at the Wildlife Science Center in Columbus, visitors can witness this unique melody while learning at the same time. “Our mission is science education for kids that makes it fun,” said Peggy Callahan, the center’s executive director.

03/15/2014

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Police Chase Ends With Car Hitting House In Minneapolis

Police said a man is in custody early Friday morning after a pursuit ended with an SUV crashing into a house in Minneapolis. The incident took place at about 1 a.m. Friday after the owner of an SUV called 911 after seeing their vehicle get stolen from a Brooklyn Center gas station.

03/14/2014

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Mpls. Public Works Dept. Braces For Spring Flooding

As we move towards spring, the upcoming melt poses a flooding risk where you wouldn’t expect it. Alleys and intersections in Minneapolis could be the trouble spots if there’s a rapid warm up. Fifty-seven inches of snow and ice cover most of the city’s 50,000 storm drains, leaving nowhere for the water to go.

03/08/2014

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