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Get Ready To Celebrate ‘National Record Store Day’

Saturday will be a special day — a day to appreciate something old that is new once again. It’s National Record Store Day across the country. “As a long-term record buyer, I can tell you it’s the funnest day of the year.”

04/17/2015

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Tracking Danger: Crude Oil On Minn. Railways

WCCO’s Edgar Linares begins our five-part series Tracking Danger: Minnesota’s Crude Reality.

03/30/2015

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Girl Whose Parents Worked For Medical Marijuana Has Died

The girl whose parents worked to pass legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Minnesota has died at age 8. Katelyn Pauling had epilepsy and a nervous system disorder.

03/24/2015

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Minneapolis Police Advise Wearing Undies Under Your Kilt

Before everyone starts commenting: Yes, I know the kilt is traditionally Scottish. But many sport the plaid garment during the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. And many Irish-Americans have adopted the look as their own.

03/16/2015

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Virtual Golf Coming To MSP Airport

Soon you’ll be able to drive, before you fly at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

02/27/2015

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St. Paul Seeks To Clear Up Como Confusion

The St. Paul City Council wants to clear up confusion for drivers around the Como Park area. Council member Amy Brendmoen wants to change Horton Avenue to Como Avenue. She says it’s an overdue renaming of the city’s street grid.

02/18/2015

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Health Department Surveying Prospective Medical Marijuana Patients

Starting July 1, medical marijuana will become legal in Minnesota. Before that happens, the Minnesota Department of Health wants to know more about the people who are going to use it, and time is running out.

02/05/2015

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Gloves Or Mittens: Which Keeps You Warmer?

Nobody wants frozen fingers or frostbite this time of year. So we tackled the tough question: Are gloves warmer than mittens? The answer we got wasn’t exactly cut and dry. At the REI in Roseville, you can find a good pair of gloves or mittens anywhere from $30 all the way up to $275.

01/06/2015

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Snow Plowing: There’s An App For That

A new app that offers on-demand snow plowing is becoming a big hit in the Twin Cities.

11/10/2014

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Behind The Ballot: Should The Minneapolis Election Filing Fee Increase?

We all watched as dozens of people signed up to become mayor of Minneapolis in 2013.

Now, Minneapolis voters are faced with the question on Tuesday’s ballot of whether the Minneapolis Charter Commission should increase its filing fee.

11/03/2014

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Behind The Ballot: 70/30 Law Up To Mpls. Voters

Minneapolis restaurant owners hope voters will get rid of a law they say is keeping them from moving forward. The 70/30 Law is affecting restaurant owners like Molly Broder. “I have Broders’ Cucina Italiana, that’s our deli, I have Broders’ Pasta Bar and Terzo Vino Bar,” Broder said.

11/03/2014

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Is The WCCO Radio Building Haunted?

This Halloween, we investigated the old WCCO Radio building in downtown Minneapolis. Over the years, employees have said they’ve seen ghosts, heard strange, inexplicable voices — and they’ve even felt the presence of a spirit. So we called in the experts from the Twin Cities Paranormal Society and Missy Reno Smith, a well-known psychic medium from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

10/30/2014

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Hennepin Co. Paramedics Gear Up Against Ebola

Hennepin County paramedics are carrying new protective equipment in case they encounter a patient with Ebola. Personal Protective Equipment kits (PPE) have been issued to Hennepin Emergency Medical Services.

10/29/2014

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Como Zoo Cougar Scratches Man Who Yelled At It

A Minneapolis man was scratched by a cougar at the Como Zoo Conservatory after he climbed on top of the cougar’s mesh fence, witnesses told zoo staff.

10/10/2014

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Minneapolis Firefighter Injuries Nearly Double in Two Years

On Thursday, Minneapolis Fire Chief John Fruetel gave an eye opening report on workers compensation cost to the Minneapolis City Council’s Ways and Means Budget subcommittee. He said since 2012 the cost for workers compensation has nearly doubled; it’s now at $2.4 million a year.

10/02/2014

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Explore Minnesota Heads To Scotland for Ryder Cup

The 40th Ryder Cup is one of the biggest events in golf, and it kicks off on Friday at Gleneagles in Edinburgh, Scotland. And Explore Minnesota is making sure our state has a presence there. Bill Von Bank with Explore Minnesota flew across the pond to promote the big tournament that will make its way to Minnesota in 2016.

09/25/2014

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Local Frat Faces Backlash Over UW-Milwaukee Drugging Incident

A local fraternity is catching some heat over a frat party at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where investigators say female students were allegedly given date rape drugs. Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) is being investigated by school officials, its national organization and campus police. The party happened on Sept. 12, and according to the Huffington Post, girls considered “hot” were allowed to purchase index cards giving them all access to the house.

09/22/2014

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Minnesotans Brace For Last Weekend Of Summer

This is the last official summer weekend before the fall season starts, and some Minnesotans are not letting it go to waste. At Lake Nokomis Park in south Minneapolis Thursday, I found Emily Barter and Jamie Fassett-Carman sitting on a towel, debating on whether they should go into the chilly water.

09/18/2014

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Retired Xcel Employee, Server Win $11.7M MN Hot Lotto

Two Minnesotans are having anything but the “case of the Mondays” after winning the $11.7 million in Minnesota’s Hot Lotto. The winners are Rhonda and Joseph Meath. WCCO Radio’s Edgar Linares spotted them entering the lottery headquarters Monday morning.

09/08/2014

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Don’t Want To Spend Too Much At The State Fair? Plan Ahead

The Minnesota State Fair can be an expensive outing, but with a little planning you can make a dollar stretch and still have a good time.

08/19/2014

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Zimmerman Drone Business Offers Minnesotans Bird’s-Eye Views

EyeAerial is a small business out of Zimmerman, Minn. founded by two friends who turned a hobby into careers. If you’ve never heard of EyeAerial, chances are you’ve seen their work. They record aerial cinematography using drones and cameras. It first started as a hobby for Josh Kunze, who is the co-owner of EyeAerial, Aerial Media Solutions.

08/11/2014

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A Talk With The ‘Human Cannonball’

David “The Bullet” Smith Jr., 37, holds the Guinness World Record for the “greatest height achieved” after being launched from a cannon at 85 feet 4 inches. On Saturday July 26 at Canterbury Park, he’ll show spectators exactly why he holds that record.

07/21/2014

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Minnesota Craft Beer Documentary Premieres Saturday

On Thanksgiving Day 2011, Dave Okar decided he needed to start documenting Minnesota’s craft beer movement. “I just went out and started doing it,” Okar said. “After I got some material, it became clear that you should make a film about it.”

07/16/2014

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World’s Largest Plane Takes Off From MSP Wednesday Night

The world’s largest plane is sitting on the tarmac at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. The Antonov 225 landed at MSP over the weekend. Operators of the aircraft postponed its take off until 9 p.m. Wednesday night.

07/01/2014

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St. Paul Declares State Of Emergency, Evacuates Impound Lot

Several pumps are keeping St. Paul’s floodwaters at bay. The ever-widening Mississippi River is attracting curious spectators like Barb Stahowiak. “I’d walk here almost every day during the fall flood, I think it was 2010, and it did not rise like this, not at all,” Stahowiak said.

06/24/2014

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