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Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park Approve SWLRT Project

Two more communities are on board with the new Southwest light rail project, after St. Louis Park and Eden Prairie approved the new $1.6 billion project at their city council meetings Monday night.

07/15/2014

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Eden Prairie Camp Catered Toward Kids With Disabilities

Children and adults with disabilities don’t always get the same experiences as those without them, especially when it comes to summer camp. But a new partnership is helping thousands of people with disabilities have a fun-filled summer. There’s a very special camp in Eden Prairie, where everyone is a “True Friend.”

07/14/2014

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Three Rivers Park Debuts GPS Tracker For Vulnerable Guests

The Three Rivers Park District is debuting a GPS tracking system to protect vulnerable guests. The outdoors can pose an added challenge for families with loved ones who have autism, Alzheimer’s or dementia and have a tendency to wander.

07/12/2014

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St. Paul To Vote On Streetcar Study

There’s a big transit vote Wednesday for the St. Paul City Council. They must decide whether to move ahead with a study that would make way for streetcars to return to downtown St. Paul. The project would cost $250 million.

07/09/2014

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Mpls., Met Council Reach Tentative SWLRT Agreement

The City of Minneapolis and the Metropolitan Council reached a tentative agreement on plans for the proposed Southwest Corridor Light Rail project that should reduce the budget by $30 million. The proposed light rail line would run from downtown Minneapolis through to Eden Prairie.

07/08/2014

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Vikings Hope Speedy Rookie Also A Quick Study

Jerick McKinnon was the last of Minnesota’s 10 draft picks to sign his rookie contract. That’s about the only race he wouldn’t win.

06/17/2014

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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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