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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To Cold Spring (Day 2)

It’s Friday, and that means WCCO is Goin’ To The Lake! This week, WCCO-TV’s Kim Johnson and Kylie Bearse are in Cold Spring with NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Chard Hartman.

07/17/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To Cold Spring (Day 1)

Kylie Bearse, Kim Johnson and Chad Hartman stopped at the Lakeview Bar and Grill at the Rich-Spring Golf Club Thursday, which is the only place on the Sauk River Chain of Lakes that you can boat up to and grab a bite to eat. It gets really busy around there in the summer and Thursdays are men’s league night, so there are plenty of golfers around.

07/16/2015

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Stearns Co. Fire Leaves House In Ruins

A house in Stearns County is a total loss after a fire Saturday afternoon. According to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office, authorities arrived on scene at about 1:30 p.m. at a house two miles north of Cold Spring.

05/02/2015

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Mike’s Mix: A Visit To Du Nord Craft Spirits

Opening a distillery is complicated, especially when you’re one of the first in the Minneapolis. The science of distilling, the art of the recipe, and less-than-helpful inspectors were some of the challenges that Du Nord Craft Spirits’ co-owner and head distiller Chris Montana faced early on.

04/04/2015

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Hacker Claiming To Be ISIS Takes Over Minn. Brewery’s Website

A local brewery had to shut down its website after a hacker claiming to be with ISIS took over the page.

03/08/2015

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Cold Spring 15-Year-Old Is World Champion At Racquetball

The best 15-year-old racquetball player in the world hails from Minnesota.

12/27/2014

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Theaters Treat ‘The Interview’ Like Any Other Film

From Minneapolis to tiny Cold Spring, the Minnesota theaters premiering “The Interview” on Christmas Day are approaching the film with little of the trepidation that led Sony to cancel its release.

12/24/2014

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Senate Passes Bill Renaming Minnesota Post Office

A bill that would rename the Cold Spring post office after slain Officer Tommy Decker has passed the U.S. Senate and is heading to President Barack Obama’s desk to be signed into law.

12/05/2014

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After 25 Years, Jacob Wetterling’s Mother Continues Searching For Answers, Jacob

Earlier this month authorities launched a new campaign to try and find out what happened to Jacob Wetterling. Wetterling was abducted while riding bikes with his brother and friend 25 years ago Wednesday. And while his disappearance remains a mystery, his case has led to changes that now help other missing children.

10/22/2014

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Minnesota’s Most Interesting Churches

Tour these beautiful and historic churches in Minnesota.

07/28/2014

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US House OKs Bill To Name Post Office For Officer

The U.S. House has approved a bill to rename the Cold Spring post office in honor of slain police officer Tom Decker. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann led the effort. Bachmann says renaming Decker’s hometown post office the “Officer Tommy Decker Memorial Post Office” would be “a fitting tribute to a life well lived and a man greatly missed.”

06/17/2014

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St. Paul Couple Create New Vodka

If you’re making a trip to the liquor store this Memorial Day weekend, you may see a new vodka on the shelves. Introduced three weeks ago, it’s made in south Minneapolis and its key ingredients are from Minnesota farms.

05/22/2014

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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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Officials Concerned Brewery May Harm Cold Spring Trout Stream

The big demand for craft beers and energy drinks is causing concern in Cold Spring. But these worries have little to do with caffeine or alcohol, it’s the amount of water being used by the company that produces the drinks.

03/24/2014

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Rocori High Celebrates Grad Headed To Super Bowl

There will be a Minnesotan on the field during Sunday’s Super Bowl. Denver Broncos wide receiver Eric Decker grew up in Cold Spring, and played for the Gophers. On Thursday afternoon, hundreds of people filled the Rocori High School gymnasium for “Eric Decker Day.” Those on hand included preschoolers, teenagers, grownups and family – including Eric’s grandma, Bernice Decker.

01/30/2014

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Cold Spring Man Says His $1 M Raffle Win Was A ‘Long Time Coming’

A Cold Spring, Minn., man and restaurant owner came forward Friday to claim a $1 million Minnesota raffle prize, state lottery officials say. Carlos Vega Vega stopped by the Roseville lottery headquarters with his wife and son to claim the big Minnesota Millionaire Raffle prize. He had bought the winning ticket at the JM Speedstop on 2nd South Street South in Waite Park, Minn.

01/10/2014

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Meet The WCCO Rooftop!

The whole WCCO family is excited about our latest addition – the WCCO Rooftop! It has an outdoor kitchen, a working gas fireplace, locally grown plants and an amazing view above Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. There’s green, local, lush landscape to use for an array of purposes, including outdoor camping segments and even musical guests. The plants are mostly locally grown, and the soil is locally sourced from Mississippi Top Soils in Cold Spring.

11/29/2013

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Cold Spring To Mark 1 Year Since Officer’s Death

Residents of Cold Spring will mark the one-year anniversary of the shooting death of local police officer Tom Decker with an evening candlelight vigil. The St. Cloud Times reports that city employees organized the Friday vigil at the request of Decker’s widow, Alicia.

11/29/2013

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Blue Light Ceremony Honors Fallen Officers

An emotional ceremony to honor Minnesota’s fallen officers and their loved ones was held in St. Paul Saturday night. Family members of officers killed in the line of duty gathered at the Peace Officers Memorial near the State Capitol for the Blue Light Ceremony. They each carried a blue-tipped white rose, a symbol of loss and sacrifice. They are parents, wives, children and loved ones who come to honor the ones they lost too soon.

10/19/2013

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Nationwide, MN’s No. 2 In Wind Power

For generations of farmers, having a wind mill was a dependable way to pump water for their livestock. Now it’s rare to drive Minnesota’s rural roads and see the old steel structures still turning in the breeze. But there’s a good chance what you will see instead is a taller structure spinning with three blades.

08/06/2013

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Minn. Highway Stretch Takes Name Of Slain Officer

An 11-mile stretch of state highway officially gets designated the “Tom Decker Memorial Highway” next week in honor of the slain Cold Spring police officer. The tribute is among the batch of new laws taking hold on Thursday.

07/27/2013

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Dayton Signs Bill Naming Road For Slain Officer

Gov. Mark Dayton is signing a bill to rename 11 miles of State Highway 23 after slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker.

04/16/2013

Officer Tom Decker (credit: Cold Spring Police Department)

Bill Passed To Name Highway For Slain Officer

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill to rename a portion of State Highway 23 after slain Cold Spring police officer Tom Decker.

04/11/2013

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Battle Brewing Over Funds Donated To Slain Officer

He died in the line of duty, serving as a Cold Spring police officer. Now, there is a court fight over all of the money people donated after his death.

03/26/2013

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Fallen Officer Honored On The Basketball Court

Friends and former co-workers hit the hardwood Saturday to support a police officer who died in the line of duty.

03/16/2013

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