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Barfing Dog, Kicking Giraffe Top Odd Wis. News

A dog that barfed up a wedding ring missing for five years and an angry giraffe that kicked a trespasser in its pen topped news of the odd in Wisconsin this year.

12/22/2014

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Mpls. Man Sends Hand Written Thank You To Hennepin Co. Sheriff

Mail carriers are busy this time of year delivering holiday cards across Minnesota. Recently, one greeting caught the eye of a leader in law enforcement. Hennpein County Sheriff Rich Stanek shares how two-page long hand written letter touched a department after a deputy made a decision months ago to pull over.

12/19/2014

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Hunter Asks For More Trapping Regulations After Dog Dies In Conibear

A Minnesota hunter is pushing for change after his dog was caught and killed in a trap. Mark Johnson’s 7-year-old lab, Bronco, was killed in a body grip trap while they were grouse hunting near Bemidji in October.

12/18/2014

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How To Budget For Canine Medical Care

You’ll find a dog in nearly one out of every three Minnesota homes. Their wagging tails can warm a person’s heart, but the costs of being a dog owner can also do a number on their bank account.

11/10/2014

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Wisconsin Teacher Rescues Crashed Pilot From Lake–And His Dog

A Wisconsin elementary school teacher is being called a hero after he rescued a pilot whose small plane crashed into a lake.

10/24/2014

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A Year Later, Betsy The Dog Is Reunited With Owners

A long journey for a family and their dog has a happy ending. Betsy the coon hound ran away from her Faribault home about a year ago.

09/26/2014

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Dog Stolen Outside Gas Station Turned In To Police

St. Paul Police said Tuesday afternoon that the dog stolen outside of a gas station was brought to them safely and will be reunited with its family.

09/16/2014

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Doggie Food Truck Makes Stops Around Twin Cities

Stroll through downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul over lunch hour and you’ll see how much people love food trucks. But on Saturday, they could bring their four-legged friends along for the meal. Milo’s Kitchen is a food truck for dogs.

08/09/2014

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Wis. 1-Year-Old Attacked By Dog

A 1-year-old girl is recovering from severe facial injuries she suffered in a dog attack in Racine. Police say the girl was visiting her grandparents Tuesday evening when she was suddenly attacked by their dog. The girl was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital then transported by medical helicopter to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee.

08/06/2014

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Man Killed Neighbor’s Pit Bull After It Attacked His Dog

It wasn’t the first time Chuck Hale’s golden retriever was the target of a neighbor’s pit bull. After a 2012 incident, the Hales’ spent thousands of dollars fencing in their back yard.

07/16/2014

Germany's Andre Greipel (2ndL) sprints to win the 194 km sixth stage of the 101st edition of the Tour de France cycling race on July 10, 2014 between Arras and Reims, northern France. (credit: LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/Getty Images)

11 Things Tour De France Riders Won’t Stop For

The 101st running of the Tour de France began Saturday, July 5th and will run through Sunday, July 27th. In total, the finishing teams/riders will have traveled 2,276.7 miles (3,664 kilometers) on their way to a chance at victory.

07/10/2014

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1 Pup Dead, Another Recovering After Being Left In Dumpster

Police want to know who dumped two puppies in a dumpster behind an animal hospital in St. Paul this week. By the time they were found, one had died. The dog who survived is on his way to a full recovery.

05/09/2014

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Dog Protects Missing Toddler From Thunderstorm

They say a dog is a man’s best friend, and that was definitely true for one dog and a toddler who went missing in North Dakota.

05/06/2014

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Dog Disrupts Traffic On I-94 Near Downtown St. Paul

It was an interesting afternoon for drivers on Interstate 94 near downtown St. Paul, Minn. Saturday. A large white dog was walking down the shoulder of the interstate. Traffic was stopped several times as drivers tried to avoid it.

04/05/2014

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WCCO Viewers Help ‘Cupid’ The Dog Get Needed Surgery

A rescued puppy is able to spread the love he’s received thanks to WCCO’s viewers. On Saturday night, we introduced you to a 3-month-old hound named Cupid. The rescue group Ruff Start took him in, knowing he’d need surgery to fix his deformed front paws.

03/04/2014

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