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2 Apple Valley Schools Evacuated After Bomb Threat

Two Apple Valley, Minn. schools were evacuated Friday afternoon after a bomb threat. Apple Valley Police say the threat was phoned in to Valley Middle School at about 1 p.m. District 196’s communications specialist says both Valley and Southview Elementary School, which are connected, were both evacuated.

09/05/2014

An eighth grader is recovering at home Thursday night with second degree burns after his cell phone battery exploded in his pocket while at first period at Kellogg Middle School in Rochester, Minn. Read more.

20 Indicted In Alleged Smartphone Theft Ring

Federal prosecutors in Minnesota have indicted 20 people in what they say is a takedown of a large smartphone theft ring. The U.S. Attorney’s office says the operation bought stolen cellphones and resold them throughout the U.S. and internationally.

08/12/2014

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Apple Valley Man Accused Of $100K+ Theft From Athletic Asso.

An Apply Valley man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing $113,532 from the Rosemount Area Athletic Association (RAAA) where he was employed. Robert Reischauer, 62, has been charged with five counts of felony theft. According to the criminal complaint, while in between finance managers the RAAA conducted an audit and found large sums of money missing.

07/24/2014

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‘Funny River Five’ Pups Arrive At Minnesota Zoo Today

Five gray wolf orphaned pups arrive at their new home at the Minnesota Zoo Tuesday afternoon. The pups were rescued from a wildfire in Alaska in May. They were abandoned and had been hurt by porcupines.

07/15/2014

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Orphaned Wolf Pups Head to Minn. Tuesday

Five wolf pups, rescued from a wildfire in Alaska, are about to embark on a new journey. On Tuesday, the “Funny River Five” as they are known, will fly to their new home at the Minnesota Zoo. They were rescued six weeks ago, and taken to the Alaska Zoo, in bad shape.

07/12/2014

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Woman Gets Nearly 5 Years In Crash That Killed Motorcyclist

A 45-year-old Lakeville woman was sentenced to nearly five years in prison on Wednesday for driving drunk in a June 2013 crash that killed a 29-year-old motorcyclist.

07/02/2014

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2 Men Accused Of Defrauding Delta Of Millions

A federal grand jury indicted two men on charges they were part of a long-running scheme to defraud Delta Airlines. The U.S. attorney’s office in Atlanta says Michael Yedor of Los Angeles and Paul Anderson of Apple Valley, Minnesota, were indicted June 10. It wasn’t immediately clear if they had lawyers.

06/27/2014

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Minnesota Zoo’s IMAX Theatre Goes Digital For Summer

A new experience at the Minnesota Zoo is coming just in time for the blockbuster summer movie season. The zoo’s 3D IMAX theatre has officially gone digital.

06/09/2014

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MN Teen Becomes Eagle Scout After Cleaning Ft. Snelling Headstones

A teen from Eastview High School in Apple Valley worked his way to the highest honor in scouts Saturday. Along with some volunteers, Garrett McKay cleaned some of the headstones at Ft. Snelling Cemetery. This was McKay’s last task he had to complete to become an Eagle Scout.

06/07/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 6-3-14

Miss something from today’s program? Click the link above to listen to THE PODCAST!

06/03/2014

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4 Arrested In Connection With Dakota Co. Marijuana Grow Operation

Dakota County officials arrested four individuals in connection with a marijuana grow operation in cities throughout Dakota and Scott Counties. Thi An Mac, 31, of Burnsville; Nghia Hoang Nguyen, 31, of St. Paul; Trang Uyen Mac, 35, of Burnsville, and Trung Van Nguyen, 39, of Apple Valley,  were charged each with one count of conspiracy to commit controlled substance crime in the second and third degree.

06/02/2014

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Checking Out The ‘Big Bug’ Exhibit At The Minnesota Zoo

We all know the bugs in Minnesota can get huge during the summer and we mainly think of black flies and mosquitoes. But few crawly creatures are as big as the ones at the Minnesota Zoo right now.

05/22/2014

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Tanker Truck Overturned In Apple Valley

Traffic is a little slow-going near County Road 42 and Pilot Knob Road in Apple Valley, Minn., after a tanker truck rolled over, spilling fuel.

05/04/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For May 2, 2014

Too busy watching the Wild take on the Blackhawks in Game 1 to catch the Rally? No biggie. We’ve got all the week’s top high school sports stories right here.

05/03/2014

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Charges: Mother Beat Daughter With A Belt For Texting

An Apple Valley woman is accused of maliciously punishing her 13-year-old daughter after she allegedly struck the girl repeatedly with a belt for texting and not charging her cell phone. Renita Michelle Moss, 43, has been charged with one count of malicious punishment of a child.

05/02/2014

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Jackson Joins Eden Prairie Wrestling As Associate Head Coach

Two of the best high school wrestling coaches in Minnesota history will be joining forces this fall.

04/30/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-29-14

Wild win in Game 6! To listen to Mike Max and Sid Hartman’s Recap, Click the LINK ABOVE to go to the Podcast Page

04/29/2014

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Garden Week: CSA Program At Pahl’s Market In Apple Valley

All this week, the WCCO Morning Show is getting into the spring spirit, which for many means getting into the garden. People got a taste of spring over the weekend. A number of farmers markets opened for the season, including in Minneapolis.

04/28/2014

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Excellent Educator: Apple Valley High’s Greg Gamache

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Some teachers go to great lengths to connect with their students, and that’s certainly the case for this week’s educator.

04/11/2014

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Apple Valley Woman Charged In Fatal Crash Caused By Cell Phone

A 29-year-old woman will face criminal charges for a fatal crash in Apple Valley last April which killed a 66-year-old man. According to the Dakota County Attorney’s office, Amanda Leanna Schlachter of Apple Valley was charged Wednesday with one count of criminal vehicular homicide and three counts of criminal vehicular operation resulting in substantial bodily harm in connection with a crash on April 6, 2013.

04/02/2014

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Wishes In Flight: Kyra’s Story

Meet Kyra. She’s a bubbly 9-year old girl from Apple Valley, with one exception. “Kyra has cystic fibrosis,” said Mark, her dad. “She was diagnosed at 3 months.”

03/25/2014

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Jones, Macura Co-Picks For AP Player Of Year Award

Apple Valley’s Tyus Jones and Lakeville North’s J.P. Macura are the co-winners of the 2014 Minnesota Associated Press Player of the Year award for boys basketball.

03/17/2014

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2-28-14 PODCAST: The Morning News With Dave Lee…….John Hines Filling In

Missed something from Friday’s Show? CLICK THE ABOVE LINK to listen to podcasts from today!

02/28/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Wrestling Tournament

The state’s top high school wrestlers will invade St. Paul this week for the State Wrestling Tournament, one of the most chaotic in the winter state tournament season. Xcel Energy Center is the host, and once the team competition commences Thursday morning, it’s non-stop action over eight mats for three days.

02/26/2014

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Minnesota Zoo Offers ‘Worst Winter Ever’ Special

Minnesota’s horrible winter is prompting the Minnesota Zoo to offer a “Worst Winter Ever” special. The zoo is offering individual visitors — children, adults and seniors — a $10 admission fee from this Wednesday through Friday.

02/26/2014

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