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Prep Blog: Previewing The Final Prep Bowl At The Metrodome

It’s what every kid who has ever put on a football uniform dreams of: Playing at the Metrodome the weekend after Thanksgiving for a state championship. Between Friday and Saturday, 14 teams will play for titles and seven will finish their seasons as state champions.

11/28/2013

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Prep Blog: Prep Bowl Set After Semifinal Weekend

The match-ups are set for the Prep Bowl, where high school football teams leave the Metrodome as state champions or get so close and have it go wrong in one game. Now all high school football fans can do is wait a week as state championship games in all seven classes will be played the Friday or Saturday after Thanksgiving.

11/19/2013

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Matching A Wine With Your Hunted Game

The average Minnesota hunter spends $1,500 each year, and many of those who track deer will take a short break this weekend to enjoy a fine meal. Edward Moody and Jamie Yuccas from the WCCO This Morning show got in on the adventure as they headed north for a week to learn about the hunting craze. On Tuesday, they showed us how they learned about pairing wild game with wine.

11/05/2013

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Tickets Go On Sale For Ice Fishing Extravaganza

Tickets go on sale Friday for the Brainerd Jaycees 24th annual Ice Fishing Extravaganza. The contest is set for Jan. 25, 2014, on Gull Lake’s Hole in the Day Bay north of Brainerd.

11/01/2013

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79-Year-Old Killed In Scooter Vs. SUV Crash

A 79-year-old Brainerd man was killed after the scooter he was driving was involved in a collision with an SUV on Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says that James Strowbridge was driving south on Highway 371.

09/05/2013

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Meet Jess Hanneken, Minnesota Rodeo Royalty

Rodeo royalty politely says “excuse me” while maneuvering around the Minnesota State Fair. Rodeo royalty represents the best of rural Minnesota with witty – and yet practical – slogans. “We like to say you can fix anything with a little twine and duct tape,” she said of her hometown Pine River, a town of 900 people located just north of Brainerd.

08/30/2013

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Families, Doctors Torn Over Lyme Disease

Cabin country in Minnesota and western Wisconsin is considered ground zero for one of the fastest growing infectious diseases: Lyme disease. Cases in both states are among the highest in the country, but the controversy surrounding how to treat the tick-borne disease is growing. It’s torn families apart and pit patients against mainstream medicine.

08/19/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Bike Trail: Cuyuna Lakes

What’s Minnesota’s best bike trail? WCCO viewers voted and the Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike and State Trail, located near Brainerd, came out on top. “When you’re on the mountain bike trails and you come around a corner on one of those trails and there’s this mine lake down below — crystal clear blue that looks like the Caribbean — I mean it’s so spectacular,” Jenny Smith said.

07/25/2013

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Brainerd Grads Get Surprise Letters From 1st Grade Teachers

When graduating Brainerd seniors grabbed their diplomas this year, a number of them received a gift they weren’t expecting. It came in the form of a personalized letter from two teachers who gave them their start.

06/06/2013

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Identified: Man Killed, Boy Saved After Canoe Capsizes

The 64-year-old Brainerd man who died and a 4-year-old boy who was saved after their canoe capsized have been identified by authorities.

05/28/2013

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64-Year-Old Brainerd Man Dies After Canoe Capsizes

A 64-year-old Brainerd man is dead and a 4-year-old Arizona boy was saved after a canoe capsized on the Gull River north of Baxter, Minn. Sunday afternoon, according to Crow Wing County Sheriff’s Office.

05/26/2013

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Minn. House Backs Abortion Clinic Licensing, Fee

The Minnesota House has voted to require clinics that perform abortions to pay new yearly license fees and undergo special inspections.

04/22/2013

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John Calipari In The Stands As Tyus Jones Cruises In First State Game

There’s no question as to who’s the biggest name at the Minnesota state high school boys basketball tournament Wednesday at the Target Center.

03/20/2013

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Prep Blog: Boys State Basketball Preview

It feels like March Madness just got started, but it’s wrapping up on the high school level this week with the State Boys Basketball Tournament.

03/19/2013

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Minnesota Woman Loses Music Downloading Appeal

The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal from a Minnesota woman who has been ordered to pay record companies $222,000 for the unauthorized downloading of copyrighted music.

03/18/2013

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