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Minnesota Could Soon Be Dunkin’ Donuts Again

Dunkin’ Donuts is looking to expand in to Minnesota. The last franchise closed in the late 1990s, but now the shop wants to open about 50 restaurants across the state by the end of next summer. A majority of them would be in the Twin Cities, but other cities, including Duluth, will have locations. Derek Struss is one of the people excited about Dunkin’s return to Minnesota.

01/10/2014

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Minn. May Lead US In 2013 Natural Disaster Claims

Move over, Florida. New numbers show that Minnesota could finish first when it comes to disaster insurance claims. Last year, Minnesota generated nearly $800 million in claims, and that’s only through the third quarter. If you’re wondering why your premium is going through the roof, you can blame what’s falling on your roof. Hail from storms on Aug. 6 damaged roofs, windows and siding all over the south metro.

01/09/2014

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How To Prevent Flooding From Frozen, Cracked Pipes

The end of our extreme cold weather is coming soon. But the warmup we’ve been waiting for will bring big problems for some homeowners. Pipes that froze and cracked during the freeze could soon dump hundreds of gallons of water into basements, bathrooms and kitchens. Plumbing companies say it’s been a couple decades since they’ve seen this many problems. And they say homeowners better get them fixed as soon as possible.

01/08/2014

Black Ice

Polar Vortex Might Not Bring Snow, But Does Create Black Ice

While the polar vortex brings a gut-punch of cold, it also brings with it something far less obvious: black ice. While seeing snow often cues drivers to slow down, what likely isn’t seen in extreme cold is ice, which can even form from condensation caused by car exhaust.

01/07/2014

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A Freeze Is Coming Minn. Hasn’t Seen In Nearly 20 Years

Even for Minnesota, it’s going to get cold next week. “Yep, we’re talking about overnight lows around 19 below, 17 below,” said WCCO-TV chief meteorologist Chris Shaffer.

01/02/2014

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ICYMI: Highlights From The Saturday Morning Show

Did you miss the WCCO-TV Saturday Morning Show? We have all the highlights for you here. As we get ready to ring in 2014, Aristea Brady spent some time with the experts at Bylerly’s on ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

12/28/2013

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After 40 Years, A Christmas Story Now Has An Ending

She’s been waiting 40 years for an ending to her story. And on Thursday night, it finally came. On Christmas Day, we shared Jan DeVries’ plea.

12/26/2013

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Nurse Seeks Proper Ending To Story From Christmas Past

Maybe you felt it this Christmas — that twinge of nostalgia for a Christmas past. For one Coon Rapids woman, it is a recurring memory.

12/25/2013

5 Generations Christmas

5 Generations Of Women, 1 Amazing Christmas Photo

Most of us are lucky if we have the chance to know our grandparents well. But one St. Michael newborn is spending this Christmas not only with her grandma and great grandma… but with her great, great grandma.

12/25/2013

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ICYMI: Highlights From The Saturday Morning Show

Were you busy getting ready for Christmas and missed the WCCO-TV Saturday Morning show? We’ve got all the segments for you here.

12/21/2013

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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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