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Dayton Rejects Police Chief’s Misconduct Investigation Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton says the state will not cooperate with Minneapolis police to investigate police misconduct. That’s after the Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau announced the plan Wednesday, after months of consultation with the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA).

12/19/2013

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ICYMI: Saturday Morning Show Highlights

Didn’t get a chance to watch the WCCO-TV Saturday Morning Show? We have all the highlights for you here. Aristea Brady visited with Susie Bachman to get some do-it-yourself tips on holiday decorating that can involve the whole family.

12/14/2013

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Police: College Student Found On Porch Had Been Drinking

The Duluth Police Department has reportedly closed the case of a 19-year-old college freshman found unconscious on a neighbor’s porch. That student, Alyssa Jo Lommel, is being treated at Regions Hospital in St. Paul this morning for severe hypothermia. She is in critical condition.

12/11/2013

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Downtown Mpls. May Soon Boast Rooftop Golf Facility

Year-round golf with a skyline view? It might sound too good to be true, but the project took a big step toward reality on Tuesday. The Minneapolis City Council approved a measure to lease the air space that sits above a parking ramp.

12/10/2013

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Season Of Hope: A Reunion In Litchfield

On Monday nights throughout December, WCCO is going back to visit people whose stories touched us this past year. With generous support from our friends at Slumberland and Pandora Jewelry, it’s our hope to make Christmas unforgettable for these families. In this week’s “Season of Hope,” we go back to Litchfield High School. In April, we introduced you to two girls who invited boys from their special education program to senior prom.

12/09/2013

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ICYMI: Highlights From The Saturday Morning Show

Did the bone-chilling cold make you want to sleep in? Couldn’t be in front of a TV for the WCCO Saturday Morning Show? Have no fear, we’ve got the highlights for you right here.

12/07/2013

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Unrelenting Snowstorm Buries NE Minnesota

The unrelenting storm has spread about 2 feet of snow in northeastern Minnesota continued for a third day Wednesday. The heavy snow and ice has contributed to hundreds of traffic accidents around Minnesota and was cited by authorities in at least five fatal crashes since Monday.

12/04/2013

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Expect A Messy Commute Wednesday Morning

Ahead of the expected winter storm, the Minnesota State Patrol is reminding drivers to buckle up and slow down Wednesday morning — or stay off the roads altogether.

12/03/2013

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Season Of Hope: A Surprise For Lila

Two-year-old Lila has cerebral palsy and finds working with horses helps improve her mobility. Allie is a teenager who heard Lila’s story, and raised close to $3,000 to help pay for her horse therapy session. With Allie’s help, WCCO’s Aristea Brady was able to surprise Lila and her mom with the Christmas of their dreams. Watch the video above to see this heartwarming story of hope.

12/02/2013

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Here’s How To Carve Your Thanksgiving Grocery Bill Down By A Third

It’s a week until Thanksgiving, and new numbers show the average cost for a traditional dinner for 10 people will cost about $50. But one local consumer expert says just 10 minutes of work before you head to the grocery store could chop your bill by a third.

11/21/2013

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New Transplant Tech Keeps Lungs Warm, Ready To Work Immediately

Last week, a new lung transplant procedure was used at the University of Minnesota, and for the first time in the Midwest. The new technology keeps the lungs warm and breathing from the time they leave the donor. Common practice has been to keep the organs on ice before transplant.

11/21/2013

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Minn. Company’s Heart Device Helps Stop Blood Clots

A new heart device made by a Minnesota company could help patients reduce their risk for dangerous clots, and get them off blood thinners for good. Millions of Americans across the country suffer from a disorder of the heart’s rhythm called atrial fibrillation, or AF. Up until now, the only way these patients could prevent a possible stroke was through blood thinners. For 69-year-old Ruby Engelhaupt, a quick walk to the bed was all it took to wear her out.

11/18/2013

TURKEY

The Secret To Delicious Thanksgiving Turkey: Brining

It’s the main attraction at your Thanksgiving table and likely one of the most highly judged foods you cook all year: the turkey. If you want only praise this Thanksgiving, the secret is in the brining.

11/16/2013

Philly Fatal Shooting

Years After Minn. Man’s Killing In Philadelphia, Police Have A Suspect

Nearly five years after a Minnesota man was shot to death on the streets of Philadelphia, police say an arrest in connection to Beau Zabel’s murder is imminent.

11/15/2013

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Average Family Looks To Spend $1,000 This Holiday, Survey Says

It’s not even Halloween, but some folks are already thinking about holiday spending. The decorations are up at many stores, and Discover Card just released its annual holiday spending survey.

10/30/2013

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Good Question: What Is A Concussion?

It seems impossible to escape a sports season without hearing a professional athlete is sidelined because of a concussion.

10/23/2013

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Good Question: How Do Ski Hills Make Snow?

While there are some tricks involved, it may surprise you to learn that machine-made snow is made up of exactly the same stuff as natural snow. And while every ski resort has a different source of water, the one for Wild Mountain, in Taylors Falls, is at the top, in the form of a reservoir.

10/22/2013

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Report: More Moms Using Donated Eggs To Have Babies

New numbers out Thursday from the Journal of American Medicine show women in the U.S. are using donated eggs to get pregnant more and more. In the last decade, fertility clinics reported close to double the amount of procedures using donated eggs.

10/17/2013

We Day Queen Noor Of Jordan

A Recap Of We Day’s Most Inspirational Speakers

No matter what your interest– music, politics, entertainment, or kids just overcoming the odds — We Day had something to move you. WCCO-TV’s Aristea Brady was at Tuesday’s event, and said the quality of the day’s speakers was consistent and constantly inspiring.

10/08/2013

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WCCO Lifestyle: Fall Fashion For Your Kid

Whether it’s school or play, you want your kids to look their very best. From fedora hats to prints of all flavors, here’s latest in kid’s fall fashion. Pacifier helped show WCCO the top attire, with stores located in northeast Minneapolis, downtown Minneapolis and Edina.

09/07/2013

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5-Year-Old Forgoes Birthday Gifts For Global Altruism

A 5-year-old St. Paul boy named Liam March-Schmalstieg didn’t want the typical birthday gifts. Instead, the pre-schooler wanted his party guests to give to an orphanage in Africa. And now the boy’s gesture unexpectedly have come full circle.

09/05/2013

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RV, Motor Home Sales On The Rise

Don’t be surprised if you notice more RV’s and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. The RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV’s are expected to be sold this year.

09/04/2013

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Car-Sharing App Raises City Ordinance Questions, Irks Taxi Drivers

You may start to see a lot more vehicles with pink mustaches on the streets of St. Paul. A new, free car-sharing app called Lyft connects drivers and passengers. Twenty-six-year-old Rebecca Swanson has climbed aboard the bandwagon simply by having a smartphone and a car.

08/31/2013

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How To Keep A Bug-Free Garden

So as not to waste the hours you’ve put into your garden, WCCO asked Susie Bachman for the best ways to keep the bugs away. Aphids can suck the green part out of the plant, so Captain Jacks’ Deadbug is a great organic all-purpose insecticide. Bonide Eight isn’t organic, is another a great all-purpose insecticide.

07/20/2013

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Bob Dylan Diehards Show Their Love & Their Best Impressions

Music fans got their fill Wednesday night in St. Paul, enjoying two big bands, and a Minnesota music legend. Fans streamed into Midway Stadium to see My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bob Dylan.

07/10/2013

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