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Mpls. Police Chief, Mayor Looking For Outside Leader For Flowers Investigation

Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges said Tuesday that they are looking for a leader outside of law enforcement to investigate the arrest of community activist Al Flowers, who says he was beaten over the weekend by city police.

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Charges: Man Drove Family Off Road, Attacked Them With Tree Trimmer

A 66-year-old Minnesota man faces drunk driving and assault charges after allegedly forcing a family with small children off the road and then attacking their car with a tree trimmer.

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‘Simon Says Give’ Provides More Than Free Backpacks

With 9-year-old Jayden and 7-year-old Andrew, Karen Wettanen is always busy. And when back-to-school time arrives, she’s almost always strapped. The working mom from St. Louis Park lives on a fixed income, so filling up their backpacks stretches her budget.

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1st-Degree Murder Charges In Schunk Killing

A grand jury in Dakota County has indicted two people for first-degree murder in the death of a University of Minnesota student who was stabbed to death in a Rosemount town house. Shavelle Oscar Chavez-Nelson, 32, and Ashley Marie Conrade, 24, were also indicted for second-degree murder in the death of 20-year-old Anarae Schunk.

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Senate Office Building, Target Of GOP, Moves Ahead

Minnesota finance officials plan to sell $85.3 million in bonds next week to pay for construction of a Senate office building that has become a political flash point. The Department of Minnesota Management and Budget advertised the sale Tuesday and said it would be tentatively held on Aug. 5.

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St. Paul Farmers Market Might Be Moving

An iconic Twin Cities farmers market might be relocating. Attendance at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market has dropped by 25 percent over the last five years. Customers have complained about Lowertown construction and parking changes making access difficult.

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Meet The Minnesota Girl Behind ‘Simon Says Give’

Mandi Simon is the mastermind behind “Simon Says Give.” It started three years ago when she was 7 years old behind the belief that every child deserves a birthday party. The efforts in their campaign have expanded to helping low-income children by packing and delivering backpacks that are filled with school supplies.

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Activists Stand By Al Flowers In Wake Of Arrest

Community activists are standing by one of their own after Al Flowers says he was assaulted by police at his home in south Minneapolis. Flowers was arrested Saturday after police say he didn’t cooperate with them as they issued a search warrant for the arrest of his 16-year-old daughter.

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Good Samaritan Rescues Mother, Infant From St. Paul Blaze

A Good Samaritan saved a mother and child from a raging house fire in St. Paul Monday night, and investigators believe it was a clear case of arson. Rick Johann was able to rescue the woman and her 7-month-old infant girl through a window.

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Ventura Attorney: $1.8M Award Was Fair

An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.

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Vikings Hire Wells, Kaplan To Help In Kluwe Talks

The Minnesota Vikings have hired the attorney who investigated the Miami Dolphins bullying scandal and another who played a prominent role in the fight for marriage equality to help in settlement talks with former punter Chris Kluwe. The Vikings announced on Tuesday that Ted Wells and Roberta Kaplan have been retained.

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Police: Suspect At Large After Shooting Man In Northfield Robbery

Northfield Police are searching for a suspect who shot a man during an armed robbery early Tuesday morning. Police responded to reports of shots fired at about 12:15 a.m. in the area of Highway 3 and 3rd Street West.

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Wander Minnesota: August Festivities

Hard to believe that August is almost here, and the summer is winding down. Never let it be said that Minnesota lets summer go by without a lot of celebration. The number of events around the state reaches a peak this month. There are some biggies, like the Renaissance Festival opening Aug. 16, and, of course, the Minnesota State Fair, opening Aug. 21.

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Ventura Wins ‘American Sniper’ Defamation Case

A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006.

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Mpls. Teen Charged With Murder Of Man Defending His Son

A Minneapolis teen is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly killing a man who confronted him on a Metro Transit bus after harassing his son. The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has filed a petition to certify Joshua Davis Ford, 16, as in adult for the shooting death of 38-year-old Andrew Billingsley Jr. last Thursday night.

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Ely

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Ely area!

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Battle Lake

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Battle Lake area!

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‘Minnesota’s Titanic’

In July 1890, the Sea Wing left Red Wing for a Sunday cruise to go watch music in Lake City. On the way back a summer storm hit and 98 people died, mostly women and children.

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: New Richmond, Wis.

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the New Richmond area!

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Make-A-Wish Unveil’s Kaleb’s Clubhouse

Volunteers spent more than a week on the WCCO rooftop making a clubhouse for Kaleb, a little boy from Gaylord, Minn., with a life-threatening blood condition. A crane crew lifted the playhouse off of the ‘CCO rooftop and delivered to him. Check out these pics of his reaction when he saw his new clubhouse!

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POTUS Visits MN For Town Hall Meeting

Check out the sights of Obama visiting Minnesota for a town hall meeting.

Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Brainerd Lakes Area

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Brainerd-Baxter area!

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