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Prep Blog: Previewing The Prep Bowl At TCF Bank Stadium

It’s state championship week in high school football, what every kid who ever puts on pads and a helmet dreams about. It’s also a bittersweet time for coaches and players because now there’s a certainty: This is the last football game of the year.

11/20/2014

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Ice Castle To Open In Eden Prairie This Winter

A shimmering ice castle creation is returning to Minnesota this winter. Crews have spent the past few weeks preparing the site of the acre-sized icy palace in Eden Prairie’s Miller Park. On Monday they expect to turn on the water, and the ice will start going up.

11/15/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Nov. 14, 2014

The semifinals of the Minnesota State High School League’s State Football Tournament were played in the cold Friday evening, and WCCO was on hand to capture the action.

11/14/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football Semifinals

It’s a huge week for the four teams that are left in each class. You’re playing for something that might have only seemed like a dream in August: A chance to play for a state championship. The teams that advance this week head to TCF Bank Stadium to play in the Prep Bowl, while the others wonder what might have been after getting so close.

11/13/2014

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Minnesota Man Charged With Shooting Truck Driver

Hennepin County authorities have charged a man who they say shot a truck driver in the head. Kelly Anderson of Albertville was charged Wednesday with attempted first-degree murder and ordered held on $1 million bond.

11/13/2014

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Eden Prairie Shooting Looks Like Robbery Gone Bad

A man was shot in the head during a shooting Saturday in Eden Prairie.

11/10/2014

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Vikings Waiting For NFL To Rule On Adrian Peterson

The bye week is over and the Minnesota Vikings are back at work, but they are still without star running back Adrian Peterson. The NFL has yet to take Peterson off the exempt list, which he was put on after facing charges of child abuse in Texas after he admitted to striking his 4-year-old son with a switch.

11/10/2014

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Former Viking Orlando Thomas Dies Of ALS At 42

The Minnesota Vikings announced Monday that former defensive player Orlando Thomas has lost his battle with ALS. Thomas died Sunday at age 42. Thomas spent seven seasons with the Vikings and led the NFL in interceptions in his rookie season. He was diagnosed with ALS in 2007.

11/10/2014

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1 Hurt In Overnight Shooting In Eden Prairie

A man was shot in the head in an overnight shooting in Eden Prairie, police said. According to police, officers received a call around 5:09 a.m. Saturday about an individual in the parking lot of Jerry’s Foods in the 9600 block of Anderson Lakes Parkway.

11/08/2014

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Eden Prairie Home Significantly Damaged In Fire

Authorities said there were no injuries but an Eden Prairie home suffered significant damage in a fire late Thursday night. Fire crews were called just before midnight to a home on the 9400 block of Olympia Drive after a homeowner called reporting the garage on fire.

11/07/2014

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Prep Blog: Previewing The State Football Quarterfinals

Every high school football player that steps on the field in August has the goal of playing football in November. That means you’re in the state tournament, where anything is possible.

11/06/2014

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Griffen Giving Vikings Their Money’s Worth

The Minnesota Vikings needed another productive pass rusher, and there were plenty of top-tier options available as free agency approached. They decided to stay with the guy they had already developed, and the gamble of handing over a market-setting contract to Everson Griffen looks like a smart move right now. He is third in the NFL in sacks, with eight in eight games. He also is third in the league with 13 1/2 quarterback knockdowns, according to STATS.

10/29/2014

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Emerson Process Management Opens New Headquarters

Emerson Process Management has opened its new $70 million headquarters in Shakopee. The company makes wireless monitoring systems for oil refineries and other industrial uses. Its business has received a boost from increased oil production.

10/21/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: Oct. 21

The Section Playoffs and the march to the Prep Bowl begin Tuesday night. Plenty of games Tuesdsay and several on Friday and Saturday as well. Here is the Radio Rally rundown!

10/21/2014

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Vikings WRs Struggling To Make An Impact On Field

The Minnesota Vikings offensive line is under siege these days, both from opposing defensive fronts and hyper-critical fans who expect them to do a better job of protecting rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

10/15/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 8, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

There are several conference titles on the line as well as the chance for home field advantage in the playoffs as teams kick off this week, and they’re doing so on short notice. It’s the week of Minnesota’s annual teacher’s conferences, so a majority of teams across the state are on a short week with games on Wednesday night.

10/15/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: Oct. 14-15

Most games this week are on Wednesday night as the final week of the regular season gets set to kick-off. There are a few conference crowns yet to be decided so some big games await and teams jockey for postseason position. Here is this week’s Radio Rally rundown!

10/14/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: October 9-10

The top teams roll but some movement at the bottom of our poll this week as some perhaps surprising teams make appearances! Some huge games this week including a match-up of two of our top six! Here is this week’s WCCO Radio Rally!

10/09/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: October 1-2

Not much movement this week in our Top Ten. But many big games await this week. Here’s this week’s WCCO Radio Rally!

10/02/2014

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Excellent Educator: Cedar Ridge’s Katie Tompkins

Caring, patient and devoted are three words used to describe this week’s Excellent Educator. Another word is creative.

09/26/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: September 25-26

Just a few changes in this week’s poll as our top teams rolled through week four. Coming up this week, a few battles between unbeaten teams and more great rivalries. Here’s this week’s WCCO Radio Rally!

09/25/2014

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Peterson Absence Tough But Real For Vikings

NFL teams make succession plans all the time for players moving past their prime. The sudden absence of Adrian Peterson from Minnesota’s backfield, however, could not have been anticipated.

09/18/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: September 18-19

Another big week in high school football is in store on the WCCO Radio Rally !It’ll be a challenging week for many of our top 10 teams as heavyweight match ups are everywhere. Here’s this week’s rundown of the Top Ten Teams and Games of the Week.

09/18/2014

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Suspended Vikings WR Simpson In More Trouble

Suspended Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jerome Simpson is facing misdemeanor charges of driving on a limited driver’s license, possession of marijuana in a motor vehicle and having an open bottle in a motor vehicle. Rick Hart, deputy police chief for the city of Bloomington, Minn., confirmed Thursday that Simpson was cited but not arrested July 7.

09/18/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Superior Views Of Migrating Raptors

With cameras and binoculars in hand, bird lovers are starting to flock to Hawk Ridge, a scenic overlook on the edge of Duluth.

09/14/2014

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