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Elk River Football Chain Gang Member Celebrates 50 Years

There’s a man in Elk River that goes by the name Tarz Peterson. It’s a nickname that’s been around so long nobody knows him by his real name. But for anyone who goes to the Elks’ high school football game, they know him as the man who moves the yardage chains.

10/13/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 10, 2014

There is just one regular-season game left after Friday night in high school football. David McCoy reported on the featured game — East Ridge vs. Mounds View — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.

10/10/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 6, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

A great rivalry in the Suburban East Conference will be renewed Friday night as Cretin-Derham Hall travels to Stillwater, with the Ponies looking to stay in the hunt for a league title. It’s our featured game for WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally.

10/03/2014

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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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Prep Blog: Week 5, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

It’s another huge week for high school football, and our Game of the Week features a pair of undefeated teams that are ranked in the top 10 in Class 6A as Totino-Grace heads to Maple Grove in a Northwest Suburban Conference showdown.

09/25/2014

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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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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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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 12, 2014

It’s the middle of September but it feels like the middle of October. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games being played around the state, take a look at the videos below.

09/12/2014

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Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

It’s Week 3 in high school football in Minnesota, which means conferences around the state are starting to take shape and seasons are starting to come together. For teams that got off to a slow start, it’s still early enough that they can recover and make a successful regular season happen.

09/11/2014

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Jeanine Davis’ Company Has The Vikings Stadium Debris To Deal With

When state lawmakers voted to help build the new billion dollar Vikings stadium, they made sure that women and minorities would get a piece of the construction. Both in construction jobs and in contractors selected.

07/20/2014

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Man Sentenced To 8 Years For Brutal Elk River Home Invasion, Police Chase

A 31-year-old man has been sentenced to 8 years in prison in connection to a brutal Elk River home invasion and brazen police chase in February. On Friday, Ryan Thomas Woehler received his 96-month sentence after being convicted of first-degree burglary and kidnapping.

06/23/2014

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Want To Run With The Bulls? You Don’t Need To Go To Spain

For all those who can’t foot that ticket to Pamplona, there’s an event in the north metro where people can grab life by the horns. Inspired by the running of the bulls in Spain, organizers in Elk River held a run with the same adrenaline rush.

06/21/2014

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‘Great Bull Run’ Stampedes Into Elk River

The Running of the Bulls is a popular event every year in Spain – but there’s no need to travel to Europe if you want the thrill. The Great Bull Run is coming to the Elk River Extreme Motor Park Saturday. There will be several running of the bulls throughout the day starting at 11:30 a.m.

06/20/2014

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Derailment Disrupts Commuter Rail Service

A freight train derailment in the Twin Cities metro has canceled Northstar commuter rail service between Big Lake and Ramsey.

06/13/2014

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State Baseball: All 3 Defending Champs Return

All three champions from last year have returned to the Minnesota state high school baseball tournament to defend their titles. BOLD in Class 1A, Kasson-Mantorville in Class 2A and Mounds View in Class 3A each qualified again this season. The tournament begins Thursday, with Class 1A games in Chaska and Jordan, Class 2A games in St. Cloud and Class 3A games in St. Paul and Minneapolis.

06/10/2014

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Rogers Community Rallies Behind Victims Of Tweet Controversy

Around 6 p.m. on Monday evening, dozens of people waited in the cold outside the headquarters of Elk River Area School District 728. They came to attend a school board meeting about a controversy rooted in a two-work tweet that led to a nearly two-month suspension of 17-year-old Rogers High School senior Reid Sagehorn. “I’m disappointed. I want him to have an education. I don’t want him sitting at home, and I want him back in our school until graduation day,” said parent Missy Henderson.

02/24/2014

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Viewers’ Choice For Best Warming House In Minnesota

You probably haven’t given much thought to that building on the edge of the ice rink where you lace up your skates or come in from the cold. Warming houses are a staple of the Minnesota skating experience. So WCCO’s Matt Brickman set out to find the best one.

02/21/2014

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Police: Driver Of Car Hit By Two Northstar Trains Cited

Officials in Elk River say the driver of the car involved in Tuesday’s collision with two Northstar Commuter Rail trains was cited for not stopping at the railroad crossing signal.

02/19/2014

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Video Released Of Rogers High-Speed, Wrong-Way Police Chase

Two men sit in the Sherburne County Jail charged with a brutal Elk River home invasion. But the biggest threat came as 40-year-old Aaron Martin and 31-year-old Ryan Woehler sent police on a high-speed chase, going the wrong way on Interstate 94 near Rogers last Thursday. Dozens of motorists and law enforcement officers were put at risk as the pursuit continued for nearly two miles. Authorities believed that the men had a kidnapping victim with them.

02/19/2014

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Baby Boy Only Suffers Bruise After Car Collides With Northstar Train

A baby boy is safe at home Tuesday after surviving a run-in with a train. Anja Bochenski’s 15-month-old son, Henry, was in the back seat when a northbound Northstar train crossing Proctor Avenue and Highway 10 in Elk River struck the car’s passenger side around 7 a.m. Monday.

02/18/2014

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Metro Transit: 2 Northstar Trains Collide With Car In North Metro

Two Northstar Commuter Rail line trains collided with a car Tuesday evening in the north metro, Metro Transit says.

02/18/2014

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Northstar Train Strikes Car With Infant Inside

An infant boy is unharmed after the car he was in was hit by a Northstar Commuter Rail line train in Elk River on Monday morning. According to Metro Transit officials, a car with a woman and infant inside sled onto train tracks at Proctor Avenue around 7 a.m. after the car came in to contact with another vehicle near the intersection. The woman was unable to move her car or retrieve her child, and exited before a northbound Northstar train hit the vehicle with the infant still inside.

02/17/2014

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Police: Elk River Home Invasion Wasn’t Random

Police say they believe a brazen Elk River home invasion that ended with a police chase through the northwest Twin Cities metro on Thursday was not random. Shortly after 9 a.m., Elk River Police were called to a possible home invasion on the 18500 block of Quinty Court.

02/14/2014

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2 Suspects ID’d In Elk River Home Invasion, Police Chase

Authorities said two suspects were arrested Thursday morning in connection with an Elk River home invasion that ended with a police chase through the northwest Twin Cities metro. Elk River Police were called at about 9:05 a.m. to a possible home invasion on the 18500 block of Quinty Court.

02/13/2014

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Disabled Freight Train Disrupts Northstar Commuter Service

Transit officials said buses had to be brought in Tuesday morning to replace rail service in the northwest metro after Northstar Commuter Rail Lines were disrupted due to a disabled freight train.

02/11/2014

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