2014

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Regions: Isabella & Aiden Top List of Popular Baby Names Of 2014

Regions Hospital announced Monday that Isabella and Aiden top the list of the most popular names for babies born at The Birth Center in 2014. There were nearly 2,500 babies born at The Birth Center in 2014 and nurses say parents are continuing to select older, more traditional names.

01/05/2015

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WCCO.COM’s Top 20 Most-Read Stories Of 2014

It was a year of great highs and greater lows (may we never again hear the words “Polar Vortex” uttered … like, ever again). Here is a list of the top 20 most-read stories from WCCO.COM in 2014, along with links to the original stories.

12/22/2014

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2014 In Review: Top Minnesota News Headlines

In 2014, Minnesota Vikings players often rushed into headlines, though not necessarily for their on-field accomplishments.

12/19/2014

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What Are This Year’s Top Halloween Costumes?

It’s the first day of October, which means Halloween is now just around the corner. Don’t have a costume idea yet? Not to worry — a recent ranking just released may be able to help.

10/01/2014

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2014 State Fair May Break All-Time Attendance Record

So many were at the Minnesota State Fair this year taking in all the sights and food that the fair is on track to break the standing record for overall yearly attendance. Already a record-breaking single-day crowd went there Saturday, with more than 252,000 people walking through the gates.

09/01/2014

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On Lake Minnetonka, Business Is As Slow As The Boats

High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.

06/23/2014

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Aretha Franklin Added To 2014 Grandstand Concert Series

Legendary soul singer Aretha Franklin is coming to the Minnesota State Fair. As part of the 2014 Grandstand Concert Series, Miss Franklin will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22. Tickets are $45.

05/28/2014

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Jon Hamm, MN Sports Stars To Play In All-Star Celebrity Softball Game

From Mad Men to Minn. men, actor Jon Hamm is among the first round of celebrity participants announced for the 2014 MLB Taco Bell All-Star Legends and Celebrity Softball Game.

05/15/2014

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American Cars In Decline? GM’s Role In The International Recall War

GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.

05/15/2014

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MN Restaurants, Chefs Get James Beard Noms

The “Academy Awards of the food world” announced its prestigious list of finalists on Tuesday, giving several nods to Minnesota chefs and restaurants. The final list of James Beard Award nominations cut the long list of semifinalists down to the top five in each category.

03/18/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake, Summer 2014: Be Our Tour Guide!

We’re sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! That’s right, instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. Big time! WCCO will be hitting the lake every week from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair.

02/06/2014

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Drone Debate Lands Before Minn. Lawmakers

Fears of prying from the sky have some Minnesota lawmakers seeking clamps on law enforcement’s use of unmanned aerial drones to gather evidence.

02/02/2014

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Super Bowl Ads Of 2014

The best defense is a good offense, the old adage does. While that might not prove true for football, but it may do so for ads.

01/31/2014

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Super Bowl Recipes 2014

Sweet Onion Pico de Gallo Ingredients: 1 pound plum tomatoes (about 6), chopped 1 cup chopped sweet onion ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced ½ teaspoon […]

01/30/2014

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1-14-14 The Morning Take On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Is Yvonne Prettner Solon stepping away from the Capitol? Click the above link to listen to THE MORNING TAKE.

01/14/2014

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Thompson Says He Took In $120K For Minn. Gov Race

State Sen. Dave Thompson reports having raised $120,000 last year toward his 2014 run for Minnesota governor. The Republican offered his tally Monday on his campaign website but didn’t say how much he has remaining after covering expenses.

01/06/2014

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Mercy Hospital Welcomes First Twin Cities Baby Of 2014

The first Twin Cities baby of 2014 was welcomed at about 12:19 a.m. Wednesday, according to officials at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids. Lissa Claire and Shawn Leebens are the proud parents of the first baby to be born in 2014.

01/01/2014

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Minnesota’s Best Of 2013

As 2014 draws closer, it’s time to look back on 2013’s high points in Minnesota. Join us in celebrating 2013’s successes by checking out our top five posts in Minnesota below.

12/23/2013

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Obamacare Key Dates In 2014

Implementation of the health reform law continues through 2014 with these key dates.

11/25/2013

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Block E To Undergo Major Renovation By Late 2014

After months of Block E standing for “Block Empty” there’s a new plan in place to bring some life to the desolate area in downtown Minneapolis.

11/25/2013

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U Of M Releases Plans For 2014 Hockey City Classic

The State of Hockey has waited long enough to host a game outdoors. Minnesota announced on Tuesday that it will play Ohio State in a game at the football team’s TCF Bank Stadium on Jan. 17 in the Hockey City Classic.

09/03/2013

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Ellen DeGeneres To Host 2014 Academy Awards

A familiar face on WCCO’s daytime television is heading for the Oscars.

08/02/2013

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Thompson Joins 2014 Race For Governor

A conservative Minnesota State Senator is the latest candidate to jump into the 2014 race for Governor. Lakeville Republican Dave Thompson officially entered the race today promising as Governor to “get out of the way” of business.

06/26/2013

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Groundbreaking Set For New St. Croix Bridge

Minnesota and Wisconsin transportation officials have scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony for the new St. Croix bridge project connecting the two states. The ceremony will be held May 28 at Lowell Park in Stillwater. Elected officials from both states are expected to speak.

05/21/2013

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