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National Guard Troops Mobilized In Fight Against Avian Flu

National Guard soldiers have been called to help euthanize birds as part of the effort to stem the spread of avian flu in Minnesota.

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Terror Suspect’s Sister: ‘I Feel Like My Brother Got Set Up’

We are learning more about one of the six Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS. The sister of 20-year-old Guled Omar spoke to WCCO Wednesday evening. “I believe that my brother is innocent and that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Shukri Omar said.

04/22/2015

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2 Families Displaced After Brooklyn Park Apartment Fire

Authorities say two families are displaced after an apartment fire in Brooklyn Park on Sunday. Crews were called to an apartment complex on the 6300 block of Boone Avenue North Sunday afternoon after a report of a fire.

04/12/2015

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Community Raising Funds To Bury Murdered Woman In Kenya

Minnesota Kenyans are coming together in tragedy to send one of their own home. Police say Esther Muchina-Dobie’s husband shot her in the head before killing himself. Their bodies were found in their Savage home a week and a half ago.

04/10/2015

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Police: Multiple Shots Allegedly Fired In Brooklyn Park

Multiple shots were allegedly fired in Brooklyn Park early Tuesday morning, according to Hennepin County Dispatch. According to Hennepin County, police responded to a call around 1 a.m. of multiple gun shots being fired.

04/01/2015

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Winter Litterers Blamed For Millions In Road Clean-Up Costs

Minnesota’s early snow melt means a rapid start to a messy job this time of year — picking up roadside trash.

03/30/2015

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Brooklyn Park Barber Steps Away From His Scissors After 50 Years

On March 28 a local man’s decades-long career is coming to an end. Brooklyn Park barber Denny Brummer will put down his clippers for good. He’s been cutting hair since he was 18-years old. Things are cut and dry at Brummer’s shop. The 68-year-old offers one style, he doesn’t even ask, he just clips.

03/28/2015

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6-Year-Old Remembered By Friends And Family At Birthday Party, But Questions Linger

Friends and family celebrated what would have been Kendrea Johnson’s 7th birthday Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile, the state of Minnesota has revoked the foster agency’s license while investigators look into Johnson’s death.

03/28/2015

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Brookly Park Hosts Forum To Increase Communication Between Police, Residents

After several recent high-profile shootings of unarmed men by police across the country, many cities are re-evaluating how they interact with the communities they serve.

03/15/2015

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From Her Basement, Emily Quiner Is Shooting For The Olympics

Some people have air hockey in their basement, or maybe a dart board. But what 23-year-old Emily Quiner from Brooklyn Park has in her basement just might get her to the Olympics.

03/15/2015

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Target Layoffs Raise Questions Over Tax Subsidies

This week, Target laid off 1,700 people who work at its headquarters in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
Both communities have given the company millions of dollars in tax subsidies.

03/12/2015

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Police: 1-Year-Old, Mom Taken To Hospital After Vehicular Mishap

A 1-year-old boy and his mother were taken to the hospital after an accident involving a car outside a townhome in Brooklyn Park Tuesday afternoon, according to Brooklyn Park Police.

03/10/2015

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Talking Points: Target’s Job Cuts & New Digital Focus

Last week, the news broke that Target Corp. plans to lay off several thousand employees at its Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park corporate headquarters.

03/08/2015

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More Complaints Surface About Sportswear Company

WCCO has learned about more complaints against Brooklyn Park company Breakaway Sportswear. The company sent over-sized jerseys to a youth hockey team in Wisconsin. The Stoughton Hockey team got the jerseys late, in the wrong color and they were big enough to fit an adult.

02/20/2015

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1 Injured In Brooklyn Park Shooting

A woman is expected to be OK after being shot in Brooklyn Park overnight Friday. According to Brooklyn Park police, the shooting occurred around midnight in the 5800 block of 73rd Avenue.

02/20/2015

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Minnesota ‘Wheel Of Fortune’ Co-Contestants Become Fast Friends

Minnesota was well-represented in one of the first Wheel of Fortune episodes this year.

Brandon Kimbler of Blaine and Deb Tharaldson of Brooklyn Park somehow ended up on the exact same episode.

02/05/2015

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Brooklyn Park Man Charged In Break-In, Shooting In Blaine

A Brooklyn Park man has been charged in connection with a police-involved shooting that occurred in Blaine last week.

02/02/2015

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Theft Ring Targeting Purses In The Metro

A group of thieves are targeting purses across the metro. They find victims in crowded restaurants and grocery stores looking for credit cards. The pickpockets have hit Minneapolis, Roseville, St. Louis Park, Brooklyn Park and Maple Grove.

01/30/2015

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Brooklyn Park Man Faces Charges In Break-In, Shooting In Blaine

A Brooklyn Park man is facing charges in connection with a police-involved shooting that occurred in Blaine last week. Lamar Allen Sullivan-Armstrong, 29, is facing multiple burglary and assault charges after allegedly breaking into a home in Blaine. He appeared in court Friday.

01/30/2015

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Brooklyn Park Man Pleads Guilty In Gambia Coup Attempt

A Minnesota man is pleading guilty to charges tied to a failed coup in the West African nation of Gambia. Forty-six-year-old Papa Faal of Brooklyn Park pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts

01/29/2015

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Brooklyn Park Father Gets 10 Years Crash That Paralyzed Daughter

A 46-year-old Brooklyn Park man was sentenced Monday to 10 years in prison in connection with a drunken crash that paralyzed his daughter last summer.

01/26/2015

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‘You Can Fly': An Urban Explorer Climbs An Abandoned Minneapolis Mill

A young initiate in the sport of Urban Exploring, Matt has ascended radio and water towers and scrambled atop a 60-foot-high construction crane near his home.

01/26/2015

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Talking Points: St. Paul’s Paid Parental Leave

In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $2 billion to help states create paid family and medical leave programs.

01/25/2015

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Dayton Proposes Legislative Action On Waterway Buffers

Gov. Mark Dayton says he will propose that the Legislature require 50-foot buffer strips along streams and lakes in Minnesota to boost the struggling pheasant population. At an annual Department of Natural Resources roundtable on outdoors issues in Brooklyn Park, the governor said his proposal would create 125,000 acres of pheasant habitat.

01/16/2015

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Good Question: Why Don’t Most Schools Have Recess Before Lunch?

When we were growing up, you always had recess after lunch. But new research shows that children will eat 54 percent more fruits and vegetables at lunch if they eat after recess. “Recess is often held after lunch so children hurry to ‘finish’ so that they can go play. This results in wasted fruits and vegetables,” Dr. David Just of Cornell University said.

01/15/2015

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