2011

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Flashback: Measles Outbreak In 2011 Sickened 21

The University of Minnesota is in the news this week after a student tested positive for measles – the first confirmed measles case for the school in 20 years. But it hasn’t been long since Minnesota experienced an outbreak.

01/29/2015

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Amy Senser Granted Early Release From Prison

State officials say Amy Senser, who’s serving time for a fatal hit and run, will be released nearly six months early from prison. The Department of Corrections says Senser applied for a transfer to a jail or halfway house for work release, and it was approved. Senser is the wife of former Minnesota Vikings player Joe Senser. She was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011 death of 38-year-old Anousone Phanthavong.

03/07/2014

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Governor’s Pheasant Opener To Be Held In Madelia

Plans are moving forward for the 2013 Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener in the south-central city of Madelia. The governor’s opener and its public events will be held Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12.

07/20/2013

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2nd Guilty Plea In Minneapolis Home Invasion, Murder

A second man has pleaded guilty to the 2011 home invasion and fatal shooting in Minneapolis, announced the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

11/07/2012

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Metro Transit 2011 Ridership Tops 80M

For only the second time in 30 years, Metro Transit ridership has hit nearly 81 million in 2011.

01/17/2012

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Twins Born At HCMC In Different Years

A mother welcomed two bundles of joy overnight in Minneapolis — one in 2011 and the other in 2012.

01/01/2012

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Minnesota’s Top 2011 Headlines

A budget battle in St. Paul led to the longest state shutdown in U.S. history, and the weather also grabbed headlines for months during the 2011.

12/31/2011

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Curiocity: Reviewing The Best Of 2011

Well, it’s that time of year again — time to look back on the year that was and reflect on what we’ve learned, the new places we’ve enjoyed and the events that made up 2011.

12/29/2011

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The Good Life For Less: A Look Back At 2011

The economy seemed to be top of mind this year — jobs, budgets and stock market swings. This blog is all about taking those things into consideration and finding ways for you to continue doing the things that make life more enjoyable — living the good life without costing you more money.

12/28/2011

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2011: A Wild Year For Minn., U.S. Weather

For many, 2011 will be remembered as a year of wild weather. Storms were historic, deadly and costly.

12/28/2011

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State Shutdown, Mpls. Tornado Among Top Stories

State politics and Mother Nature dominated Minnesota’s headlines this year.

12/26/2011

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Despite Dip In Prices, 2011 Is Record Year For Gasoline

A new survey found the typical household will have spent more than $4,100 dollars on gas this year — that’s a record. But with gas prices hovering around $3.15 a gallon, we still think we’re saving money.

12/21/2011

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2011 In Review: WCCO’s Most-Watched Videos

These are WCCO.COM’s most-watched videos of 2011.

12/21/2011

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Curiocity: Picking The Top 5 New Fair Foods

It’s been three days since I completed a smorgasbord of the Minnesota State Fair’s new foods and I think I’ve finally digested.

08/28/2011

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2011 Emmy Nominations For WCCO-TV

MORNING NEWSCAST: “WCCO 4 News This Morning” WCCO-TV Michael Caputa, News Director Matt Kummer, Executive Producer EVENING NEWSCAST: “WCCO 10pm News” WCCO-TV Michael Caputa, News Director WEEKEND NEWSCAST: “The Day the Dome Went Down” WCCO-TV […]

08/21/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Back To School Deals Already?

The “holiday” of the fall — back-to-school time — is already invading our stores and newspaper ads.

07/26/2011

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2011 Minneapolis Aquatennial Events

Welcome to the “Best Days of Summer” — the 2011 Minneapolis Aquatennial. Entering its 72nd year, the Aquatennial is the official civic celebration of the city of Minneapolis.

06/27/2011

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Mpls. Ranked 4th Best Place For A Summer Trip

You won’t have to go far to go to one of the nation’s top summer getaways. National Geographic Magazine ranked Minneapolis as one of its best summer trips of 2011.

04/26/2011

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Basilica Block Party Bands Announced

The 17th annual Cities 97 Basilica Block Party is back for another year of music and fundraising.

04/20/2011

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Rock The Garden 2011 Line-Up Announced

The line-up for the always anticipated Rock the Garden backyard summer party has been announced.

04/19/2011

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Minn. Session: What’s Done, What’s Not

Minnesota lawmakers are past the halfway point of their 2011 session, and with less than two months to the May 23 adjournment deadline, much work remains. Most critically, Gov. Mark Dayton and Republicans who control the Legislature are still far apart on how to eliminate a projected $5 billion shortfall for the next two years.

03/25/2011

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Census: Hispanic Pop. Up 74 Percent In Minnesota

Minnesota’s state demographer says new census figures show the state’s Hispanic population jumping 74.5 percent in the past decade, mirroring a national trend.

03/16/2011

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Lower Great Lakes Water Levels Projected For 2011

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says Great Lakes water levels will be mostly lower this boating season.

03/07/2011

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Twins 2011 Season Tickets Sold Out

If you were hoping for Twins season tickets this year, you’re out of luck. The Twins announced Wednesday that they have capped season ticket sales for 2011 at 25,000.

03/02/2011

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