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Fundraiser Helps Outfit K-9 Officers With Bulletproof Vests

Some of the state’s finest officers with four legs showed off their skills as a part of a fundraiser Saturday in St. Paul. The group “Vested Interest in K-9s” raises money to provide K-9 officers bullet- and stab-protective vests. Krischel Estrella of Vested Interest says vests can cost nearly $3,000 each, so fundraisers make a big difference for local departments.

10/12/2013

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Father of Stowaway Boy: ‘He’s Misunderstood, But Very Intelligent’

The father of the 9-year-old boy who stowed away on a flight to Las Vegas is now speaking out, as his son is reportedly on his way back to Minnesota. The father did not want his name or face revealed, because his son is a minor, and according to a CNN source, the boy was being returned “because the jurisdiction where the boy is from is where issues will be addressed.”

10/08/2013

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This Minn. Teacher Doesn’t Need A Classroom To Earn Honors

So often at a school, it’s the principal, teacher or a faculty member who’s getting recognized for helping kids. But in the Wayzata’s Central Middle School, a janitor is getting special homecoming honors for steering kids in the right direction.

10/04/2013

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3 Robots Making MN Hospital Squeaky Clean Via UV Rays

Fairview Southdale in Edina is embracing technology and putting a team of robots to work inside patients’ rooms. The robots eliminate hard-to-kill germs and viruses that can linger in a room, even after it’s been cleaned, and tests show they’re effective in reducing the number of infections that people get in hospitals.

09/26/2013

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

There’s always that one week in the football season that means a little more than all the rest. You’ve put in the practice time, you’ve been in the weight room and you’ve watched the film. It’s time to go out under the lights and get that big victory.

09/20/2013

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Edina Police Remind Residents To Lock Doors After 3 Burglaries

The Edina Police Department reminded residents Tuesday to take preventative measures against burglary after three homes were burglarized in the area last week.

09/17/2013

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WCCO Lifestyle: Fall Fashion For Your Kid

Whether it’s school or play, you want your kids to look their very best. From fedora hats to prints of all flavors, here’s latest in kid’s fall fashion. Pacifier helped show WCCO the top attire, with stores located in northeast Minneapolis, downtown Minneapolis and Edina.

09/07/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 2, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

It’s another big week in high school football across the Twin Cities as now every team has a game under their belt and tangible film to look at. Now we’re in Week 2. Some teams are looking to build on a successful opening win, while others are hoping to celebrate their first win of the fall.

09/06/2013

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

For as many as 21 Minnesota football teams, they’ve been practicing for two full weeks now, and all that hard work will be on display Friday night. It’s “Zero Week” in prep football around the state, meaning that high school football is already kicking off officially.

08/22/2013

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Controversy After Mpls. Marks ‘Park’ Off Limits

Two months after storms slammed the Twin Cities, downed and weakened trees are still getting in the way. In an area of undeveloped land that sits right on the border of Edina, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, the storms knocked down several trees, and the city of Minneapolis decided to post “no trespassing” signs.

08/21/2013

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Authorities Investigating Vandalism At Edina Middle School

School is not back in session yet, but custodians had to be called in over the weekend to clean up a school in Edina after being hit by vandals. Police said sometime overnight on Sunday, someone spray painted messages on the side of South View Middle School in Edina.

08/12/2013

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Prep Blog: Lake Conference Football At A Glance

You’ll probably have to go back a long way in the history books to figure out the last time Eden Prairie lost two football games in a season, much less a regular season. Losing the last two games of the year heading into the 2012 postseason gave the Eagles plenty of fuel as they rebounded for five straight wins on the way to another state championship.

08/01/2013

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Edina Police Warn Residents After Spike In Thefts From Vehicles

Edina Police are warning residents to lock their vehicles and remove valuables after a summer spike in thefts.

08/01/2013

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Edina Mayor Explains Ice Time Issue And Airport Noise

Edina Mayor Jim Hovland called into the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee Tuesday morning.

07/23/2013

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Police Looking For Man In Edina ATM Break-In

Authorities are looking for a man who they believe attempted to break into an ATM machine in Edina back in the middle of May. He was spotted by surveillance video at about 8:20 p.m. on May 15 trying to break into at ATM inside a bank near 69th and France.

06/05/2013

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Fire Destroys Home In Edina

Authorities said nobody was injured but a home is likely a total loss after a large fire in Edina late Monday night. Crews were called to a residence on the 6600 block of Kenney Place at around 10:30 p.m. Monday.

06/04/2013

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Hundreds Of Artists Flock To Edina Art Fair

Hundreds of artists from around the country are in the west Twin Cities metro this weekend for the annual Edina Art Fair. It’s one of the biggest art events in Minnesota. The 47th annual Edina Art Fair gets started at about 10 a.m. Friday and goes through the weekend.

05/31/2013

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Ron Schara Talks Wildlife In Metro Area

Ron Schara joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News Thursday to talk about wildlife becoming established in our neighborhoods.

05/30/2013

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10 Young Twin Cities Scientists Compete In Intel Science Fair

Ten Twin Cities high school students are in Phoenix competing for more than $3 million in the 2013 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.

05/12/2013

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Minn. Hiker Found Dead At Cliff Bottom In Yosemite

Yosemite National Park officials are bringing in two more dog teams to help search for a missing hiker whose last known destination was a waterfall where three young people were swept to their deaths two years ago.

05/07/2013

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Luke, Leia And Even Jango Fett Give Blood For Edina Boy

Up until a few months ago, George Lagerstrom was an active Edina school kid.

04/30/2013

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KSU To Award Honorary Doctorate To Ex-Cargill CEO

Kansas State University is awarding an honorary doctorate to a former CEO of agribusiness giant Cargill Inc.

04/25/2013

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To Hold Back Or Not To Hold Back? Views On Redshirting

Is five too young for kindergarten?

04/24/2013

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Local Boston Marathon Runners React To Bombings

Minnesotans are known for being active, so it’s no surprise that out of about 27 thousand runners at Monday’s Boston Marathon, 539 of those registered to run are from right here in Minnesota.

04/15/2013

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Golfers (Try To) Cope With Spring Snow

April snow is pushing the start of the golf season back and with The Masters going on in Augusta, Ga., many Minnesotans are itching to play.

04/11/2013

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