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Best Dog Runs In Minnesota

Sometimes dogs just want to run free! These dog run areas in the Twin Cities give dogs that freedom.

03/27/2015

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Delta Deems Speaker’s Dog Not Famous Enough To Fly 1st Class

On any given day, or any flight, chances are pretty good there’s a dog on board. For $125 each way, Deb Pullen is happy to pay to bring her Maltese along as a carry-on. “He likes to travel,” Pullen said. “No one’s really said anything, but some people ignore him and others just go nuts over him you know, and want to talk about him.”

03/24/2015

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Mahtomedi Family Overwhelmed By Support After Pets Die In Fire

A family of three narrowly escaped a house fire earlier this week in Mahtomedi. The Bonifas family woke up to see flames outside their home early Monday morning. They lost five pets in the fire that engulfed their house in minutes.

03/23/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week: Dachshund Cops!

The world can’t get enough of wiener dogs on patrol! Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund is back, and he’s still in hot pursuit of one dirty dog. You can get your Crusoe fix by visiting his own YouTube channel.

03/19/2015

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$500 Reward Offered In Lakeville Dog Treat Case

Police in Lakeville announced Tuesday that a $500 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever made “shrapnel filled meat products” and left them for dogs in the area to eat.

03/10/2015

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Pet Blog: Turn Your Dog Into An Antler Hunter!

Deer antler shed hunting has been around for a long time. When breeding season is through, adult males shed their antlers — and that’s when “hunting” season begins, typically between December and February.

03/09/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week: Poodle’s Mind Blown By TV

Will somebody just let Sherlock the poodle into the TV already so he can stopped damaging the end table? Thanks to The 2spoos on YouTube for this hyperactive wonder — and also check out this one of Sherlock getting very pumped over “Air Bud.”

02/28/2015

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3 Dogs Perish In Crystal House Fire

Three dogs died Thursday afternoon in a Crystal, Minnesota, house fire.

02/26/2015

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Pet Blog: Trick Out Your Dog

Haven’t found the time to teach your dog to roll over, shake hands or do the army crawl? Dog Day Getaway in Apple Valley is offering a five-week course to teach you and your pup all the classics!

02/26/2015

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Winona Co. Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Neighbor’s Dog

A rural Winona County man could face up to two years in prison for fatally shooting his neighbor’s dog. Dale Orville Douglas, 46, was charged Wednesday with two counts of mistreating animals in connection to last Friday’s shooting.

02/25/2015

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Pet Blog: 50 Shades Of Grey(hounds)

E. L. James’ literary masterwork, “Fifty Shades Of Grey,” and its subsequent film adaptation may not be up everyone’s, um, alley. But adorably, cuddly-wuddly greyhound puppies gathered in one place? You have to have less of a soul than Christian Grey not to get psyched!

02/18/2015

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’50 Shades Of Greyhound’ A Hot Ticket This Valentine’s Day

The book was a best seller, now the movie takes center stage this weekend. Trailers for “50 Shades of Grey” on YouTube have hit 250 million views. To be sure, the movie is quite the hot ticket this Valentine’s Day weekend. Some women are making a girls’ night of it, others are taking their honeys.

02/13/2015

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Pet Blog: Kiss A Puppy On Valentine’s Day

Plan on being lonely this Saturday, aka Valentine’s Day? Got some extra dollar bills in your pocket? Well, don’t go where I think you’re thinking of going. Instead, head to south Minneapolis’ Carver Junk Company and get a sloppy kiss from a puppy for a buck!

02/12/2015

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Dog Sniffs Way To Find Cedar Rapids Hospital Where Owner Was

A family says a dog that ran away from home was found inside a Cedar Rapids hospital where her owner was staying at. Nancy Franck was at Mercy Medical Center following a surgery, according to reports Thursday.

02/12/2015

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Pet Blog: Go Snowshoe With Your Pawed Pals!

The Twin Cities Snowshoe Shuffle is turning ten this Saturday, when it’s held again at Long Lake Regional Park in New Brighton. Organizers couldn’t help but notice over the past decade that more and more snowshoers were coming to the event with their dogs in tow.

02/05/2015

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Skijoring Kicks Off At The Loppet Festival

For those looking for something to get them outside this weekend, head to the Loppet Festival Saturday for the Skijoring event. Some may have heard the term, but for those who may be unfamiliar with the term it’s a ski race where dogs pull humans on cross country skis.

01/31/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week!

Hands – and paws – down, this is the best 14 seconds committed to cell phone video this week! Quinn the Bernese Mountain puppy gets caught slippin’ on video, thanks to TJ Parker on YouTube.

01/30/2015

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Pet Blog: Strikin’ A Pose With Your Pooch

Is your dog overdue for some glamour shots … mainly because pets are typically not welcomed at Glamour Shots? Well how about getting some primo photos of your pooch while also helping a great cause.

01/28/2015

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Good Questions: Dog Tails, Idle Lawmakers, & WCCO

Every Friday, we rapid-fire answer some of your various Good Questions. This week, Heather Brown takes a look at dogs, the 2016 legislative session, and WCCO itself.

01/16/2015

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Lack Of Snow Won’t Change Beargrease Marathon’s Start Date

The 2015 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start as scheduled, even though there’s not that much snow in northern Minnesota.

01/12/2015

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Tips For Keeping Your Pets Warm In Extreme Cold

As we get ready for some of the most extreme cold we’ve felt this winter, it’s important to remember our pets. Last year, veterinarians saw more pets with frostbite here in Minnesota. Just like humans, it only takes minutes when the temperatures get below zero.

01/06/2015

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Pet Blog: Jamie Yuccas’s Doggy Duo

It’s safe to say the two biggest fans of WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas have no idea she’s on TV. Dottie, 10, is a mix of Jack Russell and Rat terriers, and Murphy’s a 7-year-old … something. […]

12/26/2014

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1 Dog Dead, 3 Cats Rescued From S. Minneapolis House Fire

Firefighters rescued three family pets from a house fire in South Minneapolis Wednesday night.

12/24/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Dog Fighting Case

An Austin man has pleaded guilty to torturing an animal to settle allegations he was training dogs to fight.

11/30/2014

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Man Camps Deals To Help Family Of Girl Mauled By Dogs

For 22 years one local has been camping out Thanksgiving Day for a cause. Every year Joe Geary picks a different Twin Cities store to pitch a tent and wait for the best bargain deal. This year he isn’t just shopping for himself at Best Buy, but for those in need.

11/27/2014

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