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Fuld’s 2-Run Single Lifts Twins Over White Sox 4-3

A big hit from Sam Fuld and a quick recovery by Glen Perkins gave the Minnesota Twins a win that temporarily helped them forget about a season that’s slipping away. Fuld hit a tiebreaking, two-run single off Javy Guerra in a three-run seventh inning, and the Twins defeated the Chicago White Sox 4-3 Sunday to avoid a four-game sweep.

07/27/2014

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St. Paul’s Gwen Jorgensen Races To Record Sixth Triathlon Win

Gwen Jorgensen became the first woman to win six career ITU World Triathlon Series events, topping the field Saturday at Grant Park. Jorgensen, the Olympian from St. Paul, Minnesota, completed the 1,500-meter swim, 38.1-kilometer bike ride and 10-kilometer run in 1 hour, 55 minutes, 33 seconds.

06/28/2014

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Mauer Helps Twins Top White Sox Again, 4-3

Joe Mauer hit a two-run double that just missed reaching the seats and Kevin Correia pitched a smooth six innings to help the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox for the third straight game, 4-3 on Saturday.

06/21/2014

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Dozier’s Single In 9th Beats White Sox 5-4

Brian Dozier has been everywhere for the Minnesota Twins during a breakout season for the sweet-swinging, slick-fielding second baseman.

06/20/2014

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America’s Best High-End Restaurants

New York City has many of the country’s best restaurants but other foodie towns give the city some competition. For instance, Chicago’s Alinea and the Napa Valley’s Restaurant at Meadowood also deserve merit.

06/03/2014

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5 Things Blackhawks Fans Are Saying About Thrilling Game 7 Loss

Well, the stage for the Lord Stanley Cup Playoffs is set. The first puck will drop at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday where the Kings will take on the New York Rangers. As you might imagine there are dozens of ecstatic fans of both teams here at CBS Local Sports National headquarters. We do, however, have one resident hardcore Chicago Blackhawks fan; Field Operations Manager Stan Pillman who has a few things to say about last night’s loss. Here are the top five things Blackhawks fans are saying about last night’s thrilling Game 7 loss, according to Stan.

06/02/2014

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Toews Helps Blackhawks Beat Wild 2-1 In Game 5

Jonathan Toews had a rebound goal early in the third period, and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the Minnesota Wild 2-1 on Sunday night to take a 3-2 series lead in the Western Conference semifinals. Bryan Bickell also scored and Corey Crawford made 27 saves as Chicago bounced back from consecutive losses in Minnesota that handed the momentum to the Wild heading into Game 5.

05/11/2014

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MN Wild Keep Focus For Game 5 In Chicago

The Wild left St. Paul, Minn. on Saturday with a very different feeling than when they arrived earlier in the week. “Obviously our guys are feeling pretty good right now,” coach Mike Yeo said.

05/10/2014

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Wild Barrage On Crawford Beats Blackhawks 4-2

Jason Pominville scored for Minnesota in the second period off the back of Chicago goalie Corey Crawford’s skate and the Wild beat the Blackhawks 4-2 on Friday night to even the Western Conference semifinal series at two games apiece.

05/09/2014

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Man In Cold Spring Arrested For 2009 Chicago Murder

A man living in the area of Cold Spring, Minn. has been arrested in connection with a cold case murder that happened in Chicago in 2009. According to Chicago Police, 47-year-old Rene Valentine-Matos is suspected in the death of Jahmeshia Conner.

05/08/2014

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Wild Jump Back In Series With 4-0 Win Over Hawks

Erik Haula and Mikael Granlund scored goals less than 3 minutes apart early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild recovered from a sluggish start for a 4-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinal series.

05/06/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-5-14

The CEO of Target Corp. steps down. Dave Lee discussed it this morning….for those interviews and others, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

05/05/2014

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Zach Moore Works Toward NFL Draft Day

Zach Moore did not grow up in affluence and when he signed on to play at Concordia University in St. Paul, the NFL seemed light years away. Moore grew up on the south side of Chicago. “The south side of Chicago is notorious. You know you hear about a lot of the shootings and deaths, and, you know, the gang mentality that’s associated with it,” Moore said.

05/03/2014

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Kane Lifts Blackhawks Over Wild 5-2 In Game 1

It wasn’t the first time the Chicago Blackhawks saw a spectacular goal from Patrick Kane. Yet, they were still amazed a day later. Kane scored twice in the third period on Friday night to lift the Blackhawks to a 5-2 victory over Minnesota. But it was his dash through the Wild zone on the tiebreaking goal that had his teammates still in awe Saturday.

05/02/2014

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Minnesota Going Wild Over Stanley Cup Playoffs

After a thrilling overtime win Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, hockey fans have been rushing to get their hands on anything with a Wild logo on it. “This city is pumped. I mean this state’s pumped. We are ready to go,” said Corey Reding, one of many fans with an arm-full of merchandise Friday at The Hockey Lodge inside the Xcel Center.

05/02/2014

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Wild Blog: Previewing The 2nd Round Vs. The Blackhawks

As you know by now, the Minnesota Wild won their first playoff series in 11 years, defeating the Colorado Avalanche in seven games to move on to the next round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

05/02/2014

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Minn. Senator, St. Paul Mayor Bet Ill. Counterparts Over Playoffs

As the NHL playoffs heat up for the Minnesota Wild, so too are the stakes rising between the Twin Cities and Chicago. On Friday, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman challenged Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to a friendly bet on the second round series between the Wild and the Chicago Blackhawks.

05/02/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Tacos

Cinco de Mayo is less than a week away, and we wanted to make sure you’re prepared. So we asked you to help us find the best tacos in Minnesota.

05/01/2014

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Love Misses Game With Elbow Injury

Minnesota forward Kevin Love missed the Timberwolves’ game against Houston on Friday night because of a hyperextended right elbow.

04/11/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Cheesecake

It’s probably one of the most versatile deserts you’ll find. It can be light and airy, or so heavy you need a nap after half a slice.

04/03/2014

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Twins Fall To White Sox As Challenge Backfires

Ron Gardenhire won his first replay challenge, but the Minnesota Twins’ manager conceded afterward that it cost him his starting pitcher. Kevin Correia came out after a lengthy delay, the Twins bullpen couldn’t hold a lead and the White Sox beat Minnesota 7-6 on Wednesday. “The 20-second challenge that took a long time,” Gardenhire said of the review in the top of the seventh inning. “I don’t know what was going on, but it ended up taking a long period of time and you end up losing your starter because of it.”

04/02/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Vivian Maier – There’s Still Time

If you haven’t yet taken in the Vivian Maier exhibit at the Minneapolis Photo Center, heads up—it’s still here for another week, through March 1, and it’s well worth a visit. Vivian Maier is a rather mysterious figure who worked as a nanny in the Chicago area for most of her adult life in order to earn money for her passion: photography. Outside of work hours, she shot tens of thousands of photos of life in Chicago (as well as the occasional journey outside of the Chicago area), capturing all manner of street life and sides of humanity.

02/21/2014

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Minnesota’s ‘Big 3’ Picked for McDonald’s All American-Game

The rosters for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Game, featuring the top high school basketball stars in the country, were released Wednesday night. The game will be played in April 2 at the United Center in Chicago, Ill, and it will have a notable Minnesota feel.

01/30/2014

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Wild Hold Off Blackhawks For 2-1 Victory

Jason Pominville and Matt Cooke scored first-period goals and Darcy Kuemper made 33 saves and the Minnesota Wild defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 on Thursday night.

01/23/2014

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Prep Blog: Local Prep Stars Nominated For National Showcase

The best high school basketball players, boys and girls, will take over Chicago, Ill., in early April for the McDonald’s All-American Game. When the final rosters are announced for both games, there’s likely to be plenty of Minnesota flavor on display.

01/15/2014

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