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Excellent Educator: Sioux Trail Elementary’s Alex Tofte

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond. A truly excellent educator knows there’s more to learning than academics, and this week’s honoree says creating a safe environment for his students is always top of mind.

03/21/2014

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Prep Blog: State Dance Winners Crowned, Girls Hockey Preview

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

02/18/2014

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ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week For Feb. 7, 2014

Burnsville’s Zach Smith loves to compete, and that’s why he was drawn to basketball.

02/07/2014

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Car Hits School Bus In Burnsville, Minor Injuries

Authorities said a driver suffered minor injuries after a car got into an accident with a school bus Wednesday morning in the south Twin Cities metro. The crash happened at about 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Highway 13 and County Road 11 in Burnsville.

02/05/2014

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Woman Accused Of Threatening Hospital Rampage

A 34-year-old Hastings woman is accused of threatening to shoot up a Burnsville hospital, leading to a lockdown late last week, according to charges filed Monday in Dakota County Court. Katrina Evelyn Schanus was charged with one count of terroristic threats in connection with the Jan. 30 incident.

02/04/2014

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MN Company Invents Video Chat For Pets

A Minnesota company has created a way for pet owners to stay in touch with their furry friends. “PetChatz” was created by Burnsville-based Anser Innovation. It’s essentially a video-phone for pets.

01/31/2014

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26-Year-Old Man Indicted In Burnsville Child’s Death

A 26-year-old Hopkins man has been charged in connection to the death of a 4-year-old Burnsville boy, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

01/23/2014

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2 Minnesota Men Held In Nebraska Pot Case

Authorities say a Minnesota man and his son have been arrested after marijuana was found in the trunk of their car. The Nebraska State Patrol says a trooper pulled over the men’s car for a traffic violation just before 11:30 a.m. Monday near the Henderson interchange of Interstate 80 in York County.

01/14/2014

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Police: Lakeville Woman May Have Been In Extreme Cold For 20 Hours

A 32-year-old woman was found dead just feet from her Lakeville doorstep and authorities now believe hypothermia may be to blame. Andrea Marker was found Tuesday afternoon lying just in front of the home she shared with her parents.

01/08/2014

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Vonn Announces She Won’t Compete In Olympics

Minnesota native Lindsey Vonn will miss the Sochi Olympics because of a right knee injury, leaving the Winter Games without one of its biggest stars. The 29-year-old announced her decision Tuesday, exactly one month before the opening ceremony in Russia.

01/07/2014

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Man Gets 5 Years In Burnsville Hostage Case

A 31-year-old Burnsville man was sentenced to 60 months in prison in Dakota County Court Friday for a September incident where he took two people hostage inside a gas station.

12/27/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty To Taking 2 Hostage In Gas Station

Ariel Luis Barnett pleaded guilty Friday in Dakota County Court to two counts of second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, two counts of kidnapping to commit great bodily harm and one count of a firearm violation for a convicted felon.

12/20/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Shaun Johnson Big Band Experience’ Album Review

According to Emmy-winning singer-songwriter Shaun Terrance Johnson, he was seemingly destined for music from the beginning.

12/09/2013

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Fire Damages Burnsville Hotel, No Injuries

Authorities said there were no injuries but a hotel in the south Twin Cities metro suffered significant damage in a fire early Wednesday. Crews were called to the Travelodge Hotel on the 10000 block of Aldrich Avenue South in Burnsville at about 12:30 a.m. on a report of a fire.

12/04/2013

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Charges: Wife Attacks Husband’s New Girlfriend

A 37-year-old woman is charged with assault after authorities say she ran her husband’s new girlfriend off the road and beat her with an aluminum bat. Beatriz Fernandez, of Lakeville, has been charged with two counts of second-degree assault in the Nov. 12 incident.

11/18/2013

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