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Reg Chapman

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Reg Chapman joined WCCO-TV in May of 2009. He came to WCCO from WNBC-TV in New York City where he covered an array of stories for the station including the Coney Island plane crash, the crane collapse on the city’s east side, 50 shots fired at motorist Sean Bell by New York Police, and a lacrosse team assault at Fairfield High School in Connecticut.

Prior to that, Reg was a crime-beat reporter at KSTP-TV in Minneapolis. Reg also reported at WPXI-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa., where he covered major news stories such as the crash of Flight 93 on Sept. 11, 2001 and the rescue of the miners at Que Creek Mine in Somerset County, Pa.

Before that, Reg was a reporter/anchor for WHIO-TV in Dayton, Ohio, WOWT-TV in Omaha, Neb. and KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa.

Reg has been recognized for his work throughout his career, including an Edward R. Murrow award for investigative reporting, several Associated Press awards and honors from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has also been nominated for several regional Emmy Awards from the National Television Academy for investigative reporting.

A believer in volunteerism, Reg donates his time to the Urban League, NAACP and the YMCA, which has honored him as a Black Achiever. He was also selected as one of Pittsburgh’s 50 Finest for his work in the community. Reg is a member of the local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

A Gulf War veteran and a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Reg graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he earned a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism.

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12-Year-Old Mpls. Peace Activist Headed To Boston Conference

For four years, a 12-year-old from north Minneapolis has dedicated his life to bettering his community. Dylan Halberg is known as a peace activist. He is present at most peace vigils held in the community for victims of violence. Now he has an opportunity to go to Boston and participate in a leadership conference.

05/15/2014

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Girl, 9, May Lose Eye After Mpls. Shooting

Two Minneapolis men are accused of shooting at a vehicle containing a woman and four small children, one of whom was seriously injured in the eye, according to Minneapolis Police.

05/14/2014

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Mall Addition Collapses In South Minneapolis

Crews responded to a partial collapse Tuesday morning at a Minneapolis retail establishment currently undergoing construction. Authorities said the incident happened at the Karmel Square Somali Mall a few blocks north of Lake Street on Pillsbury Avenue.

05/06/2014

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Neighbors Often Help Defend Homes From Flooding, But Not Like This

>When water began creeping close to cabin homes along Green Lake in Isanti County, owners jumped into action. They went to the internet to buy sandbags but instead learned a local company, right down the street, had an invention designed to save their homes.

05/05/2014

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Honeycrisp Apples To Soon Be Available Year-Round

Apple fans in Minnesota will soon be able to find a favorite apple in grocery stores year-round. The Honeycrisp apple has come a long way from its humble beginnings here in Minnesota. When the apple was first introduced in 1991, University of Minnesota researchers only produced a three-week supply. Now, Honeycrisp is the No. 1 desired apple in America.

05/04/2014

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Minneapolis Bike Week Kicks Off

Minneapolis Bike Week is kicking off with activities everyone can enjoy and this year’s event has been re-branded. Now, it’s not just about commuting to work on your bike, it’s about making biking a part of your everyday life.

05/04/2014

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Soaking Rains Cause Basement Flooding In Twin Cities

It’s no secret, we’re in the middle of a string of wet weather and in some cases it’s causing headaches for homeowners in the Twin Cities. All this rain is putting many in a bad mood, but even worse, it’s hitting some in the pocketbook with flooding.

04/28/2014

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This Year’s All-Star Game Will Be A Huge Win For Charities

The start of All Star balloting for baseball’s 2014 midsummer classic shared the stage with the largest legacy giving program in All-Star Game history.

04/25/2014

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Sheriff: Ice-Out Declared On Lake Minnetonka

With the long, cold winter we all endured, we weren’t sure this day would ever come. The Freshwater Society and the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Water Patrol officially made the call Thursday morning that the ice is now officially out on Lake Minnetonka.

04/24/2014

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Hudson Students Win Nat’l Science Award For Water Study

Students at Hudson Middle School have received a big national honor. Two students placed third in the nation in the “Siemens We Can Change the World” Challenge for their project, which is aimed at protecting the ground water we drink.

04/22/2014

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Wild Fans Cheer Team To A Game 3 Win At Xcel

The Minnesota Wild took on the Colorado Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center for Game 3 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Monday night. The Wild scored in overtime to beat the Avalanche 1 – 0, but fans were cheering long before the game started.

04/21/2014

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Local Climbers Reflect on Mount Everest Avalanche

Thirteen people are now confirmed dead and three are still missing after an avalanche hit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. The avalanche barreled down a narrow climbing pass where Sherpa guides were making their way up. The guides were hauling gear to the higher camps for climbers to use in their attempt to reach the summit next month.

04/19/2014

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Summit Addresses Violence, Crime In North Mpls.

North Minneapolis makes up 20 percent of the city, but 50 percent of the city’s murders have taken place there in the past 14 years. Community, philanthropic and religious leaders joined police and U.S. and county attorneys to have a candid and intimate discussion on Friday.

04/18/2014

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Hoffner: ‘I Didn’t Take (The Team’s) Actions Personally’

Reinstated head coach Todd Hoffner said he didn’t take offense to his less-than-welcoming return to the Minnesota State Mankato football team.

04/17/2014

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Beef Prices Are The Highest They’ve Been In 27 Years

People are getting sticker shock when shopping for beef at the local grocery story. Beef prices are the highest they’ve been in 27 years. The experts say it’s all because of supply and demand.

04/15/2014

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