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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Chinese Restaurant In Minnesota

With the holidays winding down, it’s time take a deep breath, relax and order in dinner, which for many means Chinese food.

12/25/2014

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Charges Expected To Be Filed Against MOA Protest Organizers

In the next few days, the Bloomington City Attorney Sandra Johnson expects to file criminal charges against the organizers of Saturday’s protest at Mall of America.

12/22/2014

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2,500 ‘Black Lives Matter’ Protesters Expected At MOA

More than 2,500 people are expected to protest inside the Mall of America’s main rotunda Saturday afternoon. However, mall officials and the city of Bloomington are asking them not to–for safety reasons–and because it’s considered trespassing.

12/19/2014

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‘Black Lives Matter’ Group Planning Protest At MOA Saturday

A protest is in the works that could potentially disrupt a busy final holiday shopping weekend at Mall of America. It’s part of the national “Black Lives Matter” movement in response to recent police shootings of unarmed black men, including Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

12/18/2014

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Police: Man Arrested In Bloomington Stabbing

Police have arrested a man in connection with a gas station stabbing in the Twin Cities area. Police say they received a tip Wednesday from someone who saw surveillance video of the suspect in his 40s on a news story.

12/11/2014

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Bemidji Police Investigate Bloomington Student’s Death

A 20-year-old Bloomington woman has died after being found unconscious in Bemidji Wednesday morning. Police say Sandra Lommen was found lying in a wooded area near 10th Street Northwest and Rice Avenue at about 8:30 a.m. Emergency crews say she showed signs of hypothermia and intoxication.

12/10/2014

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Bloomington Gas Station Stabbing Suspect Arrested

Bloomington Police have arrested a 44-year-old man in connection with the stabbing of a gas station employee Sunday. Pharoh Atteff Merritt of Bloomington was arrested Wednesday morning on suspicion of stabbing a 22-year-old worker at the BP gas station at 7801 Portland Ave on Sunday night, according to police.

12/10/2014

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Bloomington Police Seek Help IDing Stabbing Suspect

Bloomington police are asking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who stabbed a gas station employee following an argument.

12/08/2014

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Health Experts Stay MSP Airport Is 15th Healthiest In Nation

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is one of the better choices in the country for healthy eating options, according to a report released by Harvard University. The report says that nearly 70 percent of the airport’s 70 food venues offer at least one cholesterol-free, plant-based, fiber-packed meal.

12/05/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Jewelry Designer Jen Scheffler

Hobbies usually fill our time between work hours. But what if a hobby turns into a job? Jen Scheffler had it happen.

12/03/2014

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Saint Grand Makes First Donation Of Holiday Season

With Thanksgiving in our rear-view mirror, we’ve entered the holiday season and with it comes a drive to give to charity. For the fourth straight year, anonymous donor “Saint Grand” made their first donation of the season over the weekend.

12/01/2014

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Sen. Klobuchar Presents WWII Vet With French Honor

Private Jim Carroll was given the highest decoration France can bestow on a foreign citizen for his service and sacrifice in Western Europe during World War II.

11/30/2014

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Minnesota WWII Vet To Receive French Honor

A World War II veteran from Minnesota is about to receive the highest decoration France can present to a foreign citizen.

11/28/2014

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Patrol: Teen Injured After Maserati Rolls On Wet Highway

A 17-year-old from Bloomington suffered injuries over the weekend after rolling a Maserati on a wet highway in the southwest metro.

11/24/2014

Bob and Julie Little have put nearly 40,000 lights on the 55-foot tall tree on East Old Shakopee Road and Highway 77, just south of the Mall of America. (credit: CBS)

Spectacular Lit-Up Oak Tree Could Soon Go Dark

One home in Bloomington is known nationally for its Christmas lights. This week, Bob and Julie Little will turn on the 39,000 lights wrapped around a tall oak.

11/22/2014

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