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Kids Learn To Cook At Eden Prairie Summer Camp

Summer camp is not always basket weaving and camp fires, some kids attending camp this summer will learn how to cook. WCCO’s Edward Moody visited Eden Prairie’s Way-Cool Cooking School to learn more about the types of classes offered to students. Way-Cool Cooking School has All Day camps Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

06/11/2014

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Groundwater Saturation Wreaks Havoc In Metro

Recent rains are causing problems throughout the Twin Cities. Groundwater levels are very high right now. The soft land is leading to small landslides in backyards. Tim Cowedry, a groundwater geologist with the U.S. Geographical Survey, says water is in great supply – but it’s not just the water you can see.

06/10/2014

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Eden Prairie Mudslide House Demolished

A home that was too close to a dangerous mudslide in Eden Prairie was torn down Tuesday. The Zurn family was evacuated from their home off Burr Ridge Lane after heavy rains over the weekend created an 80-foot ravine in the back of the house.

06/03/2014

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Some Mound Residents Deal With Unpleasant Sewer Backups

The Twin Cities metro area was hit by so much rain over the weekend, the City of Mound is worried that sewage could back up into about 1,000 homes. So to try to keep that from happening, the city is pumping untreated sewage onto land.

06/02/2014

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Home Rendered Uninhabitable By Mudslide To Be Demolished

The Eden Prairie City Council voted Monday to demolish a house after it was declared uninhabitable following a mudslide caused by the weekend’s heavy rains.

06/02/2014

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Eden Prairie Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Crash

An Eden Prairie man has pleaded guilty in a drunken driving crash that killed his passenger last August. The Hennepin County Attorney’s office says 48-year-old Randoll Guy Sloan pleaded guilty Tuesday, the day his trial was scheduled to begin.

05/28/2014

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Same-Sex Marriage In Minn. Turns 1

It has been one year since same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. Gov. Mark Dayton signed the Freedom to Marry Act into law on the steps of the Capitol. The moment was met with cheers and a flood of emotions from thousands at the event.

05/14/2014

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2 Hospitalized After House Fire in Eden Prairie

Authorities said two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation after a house fire in the west Twin Cities metro early Wednesday morning. Crews were called to an eight-plex on the 14000 block Bedford Drive at about 2:20 a.m. in Eden Prairie on a report of a fire.

05/14/2014

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Suburban Spotlight: Jamie Checks Out Eden Prairie

All this week, the WCCO Morning Show is touring the Twin Cities in their Suburban Spotlight. For Tuesday, the focus is 11 miles from downtown Minneapolis in the southwest ‘burb of Eden Prairie.

05/13/2014

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Morning Team Headed Back To Suburbs For Round 2

This week, the WCCO Morning Show team will be taking a trip to the suburbs. That’s because they are bringing back the Suburban Spotlight. Back in February, everyone took turns throwing darts at a map to decide which suburb to pay a visit.

05/05/2014

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Jackson Joins Eden Prairie Wrestling As Associate Head Coach

Two of the best high school wrestling coaches in Minnesota history will be joining forces this fall.

04/30/2014

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Fire Destroys Home In Eden Prairie, No Injuries

Authorities said no people are pets were injured but a home was destroyed by fire Monday morning in the west Twin Cities metro. Crews responded to the 10000 block of Riverview Road in Eden Prairie at about 3:45 a.m. on a report of a fire.

04/28/2014

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Supervalu Pressures Farmers To End Use Of Pig Pens

One of the country’s largest grocery companies is joining others who are pressuring pork suppliers to stop using restrictive gestation crates for their pigs. Supervalu says it will require reports from its suppliers on their progress in producing pork without the use of the individual stalls that are too narrow for a pregnant pig to turn around.

03/12/2014

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2 Charged With Beating, Robbing Man At Life Time Fitness

Two men were charged Tuesday after police say they beat and robbed a man in the locker room of a Life Time Fitness in Eden Prairie, according to the Hennepin County Attorney.

03/11/2014

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Principal Skydives After Students Read Their Way To Victory

Educators use all kinds of incentives to motivate their students, but this may be the most extreme. Principal Kip Lynk, of Eden Lake Elementary in Eden Prairie, presented a challenge to his students.

03/10/2014

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Police Investigate After 2 Assaulted, Robbed In Eden Prairie

Eden Prairie Police are investigating after two victims were assaulted and robbed about an hour apart. In the first incident, officers responded to a 911 call around 5:50 p.m. Sunday to the Life Time Fitness at 6233 Baker Road.

03/10/2014

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Vikings Release TE John Carlson

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they’ve released tight end John Carlson. Carlson, a Litchfield, Minn. native, spent two seasons with the Vikings that were filled with injuries. In those two seasons, he appeared in 27 games with 14 starts.

03/05/2014

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Omaha, NE Recruits Top MN Boys High School Hockey Players

The boy’s state hockey tournament starts Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Every year, it’s the place to see many of Minnesota’s top players. This year, after it’s over, a surprising number of those top players will be heading off to play in college at schools that aren’t anywhere near Minnesota.

03/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Edina, East Grand Forks Are State Hockey Favorites

When the puck drops Wednesday morning at Xcel Energy Center, it’ll mark one of the most exciting and entertaining weeks of state tournament action. Between two classes, 16 of the top boys high school hockey teams in Minnesota will converge on St. Paul this week.

03/04/2014

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Former Viking Erin Henderson Charged With DWI, Drug Possession

Former Minnesota Viking Erin Henderson is accused of driving drunk and possessing at least 10 grams of marijuana in an arrest last November, according to charges filed last week in Hennepin County Court.

02/27/2014

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Prep Blog: State Dance Winners Crowned, Girls Hockey Preview

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already winter state tournament season in Minnesota high school sports. Just last week, state champions were crowned at the State Dance Competition at Target Center as well as the State Alpine and Nordic Ski Championships at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.

02/18/2014

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Warmer Temps Makes President’s Day Snow Bearable

When the snow is piled so high that your neighborhood is almost unrecognizable, why not grab your friends and pile on. While the kids built snow forts and had snowball fights in one Champlin neighborhood, the adults worked by clearing sidewalks and driveways. Katie Matzke says the milder temperatures make this storm much easier to endure. “Today is just great. The kids can get out and have so much fun in the snow, and get some of their wiggles out, whereas before when it was so cold they couldn’t even go outside,” Matzke said. “I mean, it was just plain too dangerous.

02/17/2014

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Vigil Held For Man, Woman Killed In Hwy 212 Standoff

Friends gathered for a candlelight vigil at the Maple Grove Arboretum Saturday night to remember the two people killed after a high-speed chase on Highway 212 last week. Police shot and killed 36-year-old Matthew Serbus of Brooklyn Center and 34-year-old Dawn Pfister of Delavan, Wis. Their deaths followed a chase with police though Eden Prairie on Highway 212 on Feb. 7. “It’s just really shocking,” said Serbus’ friend Sarah Higgins. “You never think that’s going to happen to someone you know.”

02/15/2014

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Prep Blog: State Bids On The Line In Girls Hockey

February is a great time of year to be a high school sports fan in Minnesota. Every week, there’s a big match-up somewhere putting talented teams against each other with a lot on the line. This weekend, remaining girls hockey teams vie for a trip to state in various section championship games.

02/13/2014

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UMD Athletics Sets Up Fund In Memory Of Matula

The University of Minnesota Duluth Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has set up a fund in memory of former Bulldog softball player Mandy Matula. The UMD Softball 1 Four Mandy Matula Fund was established in partnership with Matula’s family. The fund will provide financial support for the Bulldog softball program. Matula was a starting pitcher and utility player with the Bulldogs from the 2007 through 2010 seasons.

02/12/2014

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