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Former Eagan Coach Cleared Of Swindling $30K

A former Eagan coach was cleared of six felony counts of theft by swindle in a Dakota County court Friday. Kurt Bruce Virgin, 61, was accused in May 2012 of swindling Independent School District 196 of almost $30,000, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s office. All six counts were dismissed on Friday. Virgin had worked during the summers as a coach at two basketball camps and one soccer camp.

12/20/2013

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Minn. High School Hockey Faceoff Set For Jan. 11

Ten Minnesota high school teams will compete in the High School Hockey Faceoff at TCF Bank Stadium next month. The five-game competition will be held Jan. 11 as part of the Hockey City Classic Winter Festival.

12/19/2013

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Are Outlet Malls Really A Better Deal? WCCO Went Shopping To Find Out

Along with many malls and big box retailers, dozens of stores at outlet malls in Minnesota will also be open come eight o’clock Thursday night, but we wondered are outlet malls really a better deal? Beyond Albertville, shoppers can also check out deals in Medford and come next summer an outlet mall in Eagan will open its doors.

11/27/2013

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Avoiding Drama With The Family Over The Holidays

During the holidays, psychologists say the potential for conflict is high and people tend to get stressed out. So, how do we avoid the holiday drama?

11/26/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Bowling Alley

Now that the weather is getting colder, many of us will be switching to indoor activities — like bowling. So this week, we asked for your help in finding Minnesota’s best bowling alley. You picked Cedarvale Lanes in Eagan.

11/14/2013

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Eagan Woman Loses 117 Pounds, Wins $10,000

A woman from Eagan is $10,000 richer after she changed her life for the better. Christine “CC” Hodges started her weight loss in February 2012 and then kicked it up a notch for the Lifetime Fitness’ National 90-Day Transformation Challenge.

11/13/2013

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Cretin-Derham Hall Football Player Dies In Eagan Rollover

It’s been a day of shock and sadness for one of the elite high school football programs in Minnesota. One of the starters for Cretin-Derham Hall, 16-year-old Max Lowell, was killed overnight in a rollover crash in Eagan.

11/10/2013

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Eagan Police Looking For Suspect In Arson

Authorities in Eagan are asking for the public’s help to find a suspect who is likely responsible for arson back in September. Police are hoping a picture of a bike likely used in the incident could lead to an arrest.

11/04/2013

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Meet Mr. Clutch: Jack Teske, The Oct. 25 ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week

Eastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they’re in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren’t for this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.

10/25/2013

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Man Dies After Crashing Into Eagan Pond

A 58-year-old man has died after his minivan went off the road and into a pond in Eagan Friday morning. According to police, a witness saw a minivan leave the roadway at Lexington Avenue and Clubview Drive at 7:33 a.m. The minivan, driven by Thomas Heinz Iwen of St. Paul, went down a 10-foot retaining wall and crashed upside down into a collection pond. Iwen was extricated from his vehicle by Eagan firefighters. He was taken by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul, where he later died.

10/25/2013

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Charges: Homeless Man Burglarized Eagan Mosque

A 26-year-old Minneapolis man is accused of breaking into a safe at an Eagan mosque and taking money from it because he needed financial help and wasn’t getting it, according to charges filed Wednesday in Dakota County Court. William Allen Mattingly was charged with second-degree burglary in connection with the incident.

10/16/2013

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 11, 2013

Friday’s warm but windy weather set the conditions for an amazing night of high school football. WCCO-TV had cameras at many of the big games, and John Lauritsen reported our featured game: Lourdes vs. the unbeaten Kasson-Mantorville.

10/11/2013

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More Outlet Retailers Announced For Eagan Mall

Nineteen new shops have been announced for the 409,000-square-foot outlet shopping center coming soon to Eagan, Minn.

10/03/2013

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‘Suspicious’ Fire Damages Historic Eagan Town Hall

An early morning fire damaged a piece of Eagan history. Flames broke out at the historic Eagan Town Hall around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.

09/08/2013

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Eagan Man Found With $12K Worth Of Khat At O’Hare

An Eagan man has been charged with violating the Illinois Controlled Substance Act by bringing almost 90 pounds of the stimulant plant khat into the United States from the United Kingdom. The Chicago Tribune reports that customs agents at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport stopped 20-year-old Dominic Running with more than $12,000 worth of khat, a plant that’s chewed like tobacco and contains a stimulant similar to amphetamine.

09/01/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 1, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

This week, everybody is in action and most teams will be playing their first games of the season. For a lot of players, it’s the first chance to run out on the field as a varsity football player under the Friday night lights. It’s a thrill for any high school football player.

08/29/2013

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Local Composer Helping Adults With Disabilities

About two and a half years ago, Composer Chris Coyle started sharing his love for music with those who don’t always get to experience its many wonders. A nationally-known musician, Coyle is teaching music workshops to clients at Midwest Special Services in Eagan and Brooklyn Center.

08/21/2013

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Man Pleads Guilty To 2009 Attempted Murder In Burnsville

A 22-year-old Eagan man has pleaded guilty to second-degree intentional attempted murder — and was subsequently sentenced — in connection to an assault that occurred in a Burnsville townhome on April 7, 2009, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced Tuesday.

08/20/2013

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Police: Suspects Sought After 1 Dead, 1 Wounded In Burnsville Shooting

One man is dead and another hurt after an early Tuesday morning shooting in Burnsville, and police are searching for the people responsible. The shooting took place at 2 a.m. on the 2100 block of East 117th Street at a town home complex, police said, but the victims were found in an SUV at the Eagan Super America gas station off Cliff Road.

08/13/2013

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DNR: Coyotes In The Metro ‘Huge Problem’

For six years, coyotes have been popping up in the metro. Now, the DNR is calling it a major problem, and several people from different suburbs say their pets have been killed by the predators.

07/30/2013

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Charges: Man Stole Pipes From Several Twin Cities Businesses

A 32-year-old man is accused of stealing metal pipes from at least six Twin Cities businesses that were valued at more than $1,700, according to charges filed Tuesday in Dakota County Court. Mikael Jerald Carlson was charged with one count of aggregating theft in connection with the incidents, which happened in late June and early July.

07/16/2013

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Prep Blog: South Suburban Conference Football Preview

School is out until the fall and we’re in the heart of the summer, but prep football season isn’t far from getting underway. Programs across the state will be starting their fall camps in less than a month, and games will get started in about six or seven weeks.

07/09/2013

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30 Firefighters Respond To Eagan House Fire

All five Eagan fire stations, including 30 firefighters, responded to a house fire of a home under construction early Sunday morning, according to authorities.

06/30/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Water Park: Cascade Bay

Now that it’s started to warm up, a lot of us are looking for a way to cool off. That means a trip to the pool, or – even better — the water park.

06/20/2013

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Feed My Starving Children Says It’s Looking For Summer Help

A local organization is calling for volunteers this morning to help feed malnourished children around the world. Feed My Starving Children sends packaged meals to starving kids in 70 countries. They need your help this summer to get the food there on time.

06/11/2013

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