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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Lacrosse + Golf = FlingGolf

Minnesota golfers are taking a swing at new type of golf game. Three courses around the state now offer FlingGolf. It can be played alongside the traditional game, but there are some big differences.

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After Accident, Teen Has Message For Others: ‘Wear A Helmet’

One year after a longboarding accident almost killed a Twin Cities teen, he’s sharing his story with the hope that speaking out will save lives.

07/28/2015

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Watertown Cancels Festival To Clean Up From Storm

The timing of the Saturday morning storm could not be worse for the Watertown area. The town was celebrating its annual Rails to Trails summer festival, but organizers canceled the event after surveying the damage.

07/18/2015

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Wisconsin Marine Killed In Chattanooga Rampage

A decorated Marine from Wisconsin was among those killed in Thursday’s shooting rampage in Tennessee. Sgt. Carson Holmquist grew up in Grantsburg, which is about an hour and a half northeast of the Twin Cities. He had served two tours of duty.

07/17/2015

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Mom: Daughter With Epilepsy ‘Enjoying Life More’ With Medical Pot

A Twin Cities family is seeing a dramatic improvement in their daughter’s health, and they are crediting the new medical marijuana law. Three-year-old Harlow Hundley started her cannabis prescription on July 1. Her mom, Beth, believed the medical marijuana could help with her daughter’s epilepsy and was among the families who fought for legislative approval last year.

07/17/2015

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Volunteers Step Up To Clean Water, Shoreline At Big Island, Minnetonka

One of the busiest spots to drop anchor on Lake Minnetonka is also the most likely place to find boaters’ trash. Over the weekend, boaters will spend hours at Big Island. By Monday, the area is littered with garbage.

07/13/2015

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Tiny Homes Keep Seniors Close To Family, Away From Assisted Living

The latest trend in home building lives up to the motto that less is more. Tiny homes are popping up all over the United States. The small houses are usually around 200 square feet and include all the necessities of a standard-size home.

07/11/2015

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Twin Cities Commuters Brace For Major Weekend Traffic On I-394

A perfect storm of hellish traffic conditions will be sure to slow down commuters Friday evening.

07/10/2015

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Family: Teen Sickened By Amoeba In Western Minn. Lake Has Died

A young swimmer who contracted a brain-eating amoeba in a western Minnesota lake has died, according to a family representative.

07/09/2015

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Bigger Poison Ivy Leaves Mean Larger Risk

According to the CDC, roughly 90 percent of people exposed to the poisonous oil on the leaves of the plant will have an allergic reaction. It spreads easily and can last for days.

07/06/2015

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After Rough 2014, Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome Big Holiday Weekend

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are always a top destination over the Fourth of July. But last year’s record rain led to no-wake restrictions on several lakes around the state. For businesses that rely on that boating traffic it made for a quiet holiday on the water, but this year is a much different story.

07/05/2015

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Minnesota Hosts 10K Athletes In National Senior Games

Athletes from around the country are in the Twin Cities to show that age does not have to slow you down. Minnesota is hosting the National Senior Games for the first time. The Olympic-style event — which is held every two years — is open to anyone over the age of 50.

07/04/2015

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Young Minnesota Athletes Find Role Models In Women’s World Cup

Support for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team has grown as the team has moved ahead in the tournament. Some of their most loyal fans are young girls.

07/03/2015

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Rescued Kayaker Tells Of Cold, Buggy Night In The Woods

It was supposed to be a relaxing kayak trip down the Cloquet river. But when a Two Harbors woman got separated from her group of friends, it turned into an overnight search.

06/29/2015

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Volunteers Build Memorial Playground For River Falls Sisters

The community in Wisconsin’s River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters — Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.

06/27/2015

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Timberwolves Fans Line Up To See Towns & Jones Arrive

When a first round draft pick and a star player with hometown roots make their first introduction, it’s going to attract some attention.

06/26/2015

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Driver Accused Of Striking Pedal Pub Identified

Twelve people went to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the back of their Pedal Pub. Police arrested 35-year-old Mershon Corbett, who faces a DWI charge and a felony count of criminal vehicular injury.

06/25/2015

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Homicides Up In Minneapolis For First Time In 3 Years

The number of murders is on the rise in Minneapolis for the first time in three years, and overall violent crime is seeing an increase too. The latest statistics for the first half of the year has the murder rate up nearly 50 percent over this time last year.

06/18/2015

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NE Minneapolis Restaurant Creates ‘Canine Cuisine’ Menu

A Twin Cities restaurant is catering to a new kind of clientele. Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in Minneapolis is debuting its canine cuisine. Now, both dog and owner can sit down to a meal together on the patio.

06/13/2015

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Hennepin Co. Receives Extension For Charges In 2-Year-Old’s Death

Prosecutors will get more time to decide whether to charge a Minneapolis teenager with the death of a toddler. Two-year-old Sophia O’Neill died Wednesday after she was in the care of her mother’s 17-year-old boyfriend.

06/12/2015

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Free Science Camp Lets To-Be 7th Graders Get Their Hands Dirty

Most kids don’t start thinking about college courses until the final years of high school, but a program at the University of St. Thomas has students planning their studies before 7th grade.

06/11/2015

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Bloomington Hotel Evacuated After Building’s Siding Falls Off

A Bloomington hotel had to be evacuated after part of the building’s siding came crashing down early Monday morning.

06/08/2015

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Woman Dies After Fall From Abandoned Minneapolis Grain Elevator

A woman has died after falling in an abandoned grain elevator in Minneapolis, city fire officials said.

06/07/2015

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Miracle League Gives All Kids Opportunity To Play Ball

A Twin Cities baseball league is teaching kids more than just the fundamentals of the game. The West Metro Miracle League gives kids of all abilities the chance to play. Built off Highway 101 in Minnetonka nearly eight years ago, the modified field is specially designed for children with special needs.

06/06/2015

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Retired Gillette Factory Worker Buys St. Paul Saints Season Tickets

The St. Paul Saints return home Friday after nine games on the road. One fan cheering on the team this season has a unique tie to the location of CHS Field. The ballpark has all the bells and whistles of a new outdoor stadium, but from Dennis Hervin’s perspective, the shiny and new doesn’t overshadow a rich history.

06/04/2015

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