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Get Ready For Winter To Make A Grand Entrance

After a pretty quiet November, the Twin Cities is seeing all the makings of its first significant snow event of the season. WCCO meteorologist Matt Brickman said rounds of wintry precipitation will move through the metro over the next few days, the first of which will come Monday afternoon.

12/02/2013

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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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Duluth Mayor Turns Down $20K Raise

The mayor of Duluth is turning down a nearly $20,000 pay raise, saying he has enough to be thankful for and doesn’t feel comfortable accepting a salary bump right now.

11/28/2013

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Duluth Bridge Closed After Erosion Discovered

Part of Interstate 35 in downtown Duluth is closed Tuesday because of erosion on a bridge. The deterioration is on a piling that supports a bridge on the southbound lanes of the Interstate. Those lanes will be closed for at least a week while repairs are made.

11/19/2013

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Charges: 2 Stole 2,000 Trees To Resell For Xmas

Two people are charged with stealing nearly 2,000 spruce trees from county-managed forestland in northeastern Minnesota. Authorities say the two planned to sell the small trees and tree tops as miniature Christmas trees in southern Minnesota.

11/15/2013

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Skydiver On Jumping To Safety After 2 Planes Collide

One of the skydivers forced to jump to safety after two planes collided in northern Wis. said Monday that he feels very lucky to be alive. The two planes collided at 12,000 feet near the Richard I. Bong Airport in Superior, Wis. Saturday afternoon, causing one plane to lose its wing and catch on fire.

11/04/2013

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Sheriff: 2 Men Hurt During Rifle Accident In Duluth

Authorities said two Duluth men suffered serious but non-life threatening injuries after a mishap with a firearm at a gun range on Sunday, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office.

11/04/2013

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Jay Cooke Swinging Bridge Reopens

A historic landmark at a Minnesota State Park is about to reopen to the public after flooding destroyed it. Park goers will finally be able to walk across the swinging bridge at Jay Cooke State Park next week. Rushing water from the St. Louis River tore it apart during flooding in the Duluth area two summers ago. Park historian Kristine Hiller says the swinging bridge, originally built in 1924, has a long history at the scenic park.

10/26/2013

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Superior National Forest Returning To Normal

Operations in the Superior National Forest are getting back to normal with the end of the federal government shutdown. Forest spokeswoman Kris Reichenbach says some campgrounds had to be closed due to the shutdown, and some forest roads were closed while roadwork was suspended.

10/19/2013

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Beargrease Sled Dog Race Canceled

Organizers of the annual John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northern Minnesota have canceled the event scheduled for January 2014. Race director Pat Olson says organizers need time to re-evaluate interest in the marathon and raise more money.

10/18/2013

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Minn. Regulators To Review Proposed Mine Expansion

Minnesota regulators will review the proposed expansion of a taconite mine after environmentalists warned of potential water pollution. Northshore Mining wants to expand its mine near Babbitt.

10/17/2013

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Local Music Tap: ‘Sights & Sounds From Outerspace’ @ UMD

This week — well, today specifically — the Local Music Tap is opening its ears (and eyes) to the stars. It’s hardly what you’d call “local,” but you’ll see why I have a case!

10/15/2013

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Symposium On Wolves Draws Opposing Views To Duluth

Wolf experts from 19 nations will meet in Duluth for a major symposium this weekend focused on the future of the animal and its interactions with people.

10/10/2013

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Man Arrested 44 Times In 18 Minnesota Counties

A 37-year-old Minnesota man who has been arrested 44 times in 18 counties has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for robbing a car and pet wash. Richard Hegquist accepted a plea deal in the robbery case and was sentenced in State District Court in Duluth Wednesday to 71 months.

10/10/2013

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Guilty Verdict In Minnesota Synthetic Drug Case

A federal jury in Minnesota has reached a verdict in a closely watched case involving a head shop owner accused of illegally selling synthetic drugs.

10/07/2013

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