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Chris Kluwe’s Lawyer Threatens To Sue Vikings

Former Vikings punter Chris Kluwe says the Minnesota Vikings have backed down on their promise to release the results of an investigation into homophobia among the team’s coaching staff.

07/15/2014

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Stewart Mills Talks 8th District, Running Against Nolan

Stewart Mills is mounting a challenge to Nolan that is receiving national attention. Mills talked about the upcoming election and race against Nolan for that seat on WCCO Sunday Morning with Esme Murphy.

07/13/2014

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Check These Affordable (Even Free) All-Star Game Events

We all know the All Star Game is coming and, of course, the tickets are really expensive. But you may not know that there are some free events and others that might just fit into your family budget.

07/08/2014

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Talking Points: U.S. Questions How To Respond To Rebel Advances In Iraq

Fighting continues in Iraq with government forces continuing to try and hold off the advances of Sunni militants. The appearance this weekend of the militant spiritual leader Abu Bakr al – Baghdadi at a mosque in Mosul, despite a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head, is seen as a further sign of how emboldened the rebels have become. Questions are also growing over whether the U.S. should back an effort to replace the current president of Iraq, Nouri Al-Maliki.

07/06/2014

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Archbishop Nienstedt Investigated For Alleged Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being investigated for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a former Twin Cities priest, among other allegations, according to the archbishop’s former top canon lawyer.

07/01/2014

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Talking Points: Top Democrats At Twin Cities Pride

This weekend an estimated 300,000 people packed the Pride Festival in the Twin Cities. The Festival is one of the largest GLBT events in the nation and a parade Sunday morning attracted top Democratic political leaders. It’s an indication of how powerful gay voters are.

06/29/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Chris & Esme Visit Brainerd Lakes Area (Day 2)

On Thursday, Chris Shaffer and Esme Murphy headed up to the Brainerd Lakes Area to ride horses, cruise Gull Lake and take on a massive burger challenge at Hassies Saloon and Eatery. It’s all part of WCCO’s Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long event. Each week, familiar ‘CCO faces are going out to the lake until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

06/27/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Brainerd Lakes Area (Day 1)

Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Esme Murphy and Chris Shaffer ventured to the Brainerd Lakes Area in northern Minnesota.

06/26/2014

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NFL’s Larry Fitzgerald Takes Lucky Students On Shopping Spree

Every year, Arizona Cardinals’ star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald holds a kids camp at a high school in Richfield. And on Monday, the star receiver took a few of the kids shopping for sporting goods.

06/23/2014

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Arianna Huffington Speaks In Downtown Mpls., Urges Importance Of Sleep

Media mogul, political activist and author Arianna Huffington was in downtown Minneapolis Monday, urging women to embrace what she calls the secret to her success.

06/23/2014

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Talking Points: Medtronic’s Overseas Acquisition & Taxes

News last week that Medtronic is buying an Irish firm and moving its headquarters to that country is prompting debate here in Minnesota and across the country. Medtronic says it needs to make the move so that millions of dollars of overseas profits can be taxed at a lower rate. That has members of Congress asking if it’s time to either change the tax code or make it harder for companies to make this kind of a move.

06/22/2014

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‘U’ Rowing Team Rescues Woman From Miss. River

Members of the University of Minnesota women’s rowing team rescued a woman from the Mississippi River Wednesday morning. Two boats of elite college rowers hit the Mississippi at around 7 a.m. Head Coach Wendy Davis was following in a motorized boat when she saw the women near the Lake Street Bridge.

06/18/2014

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Talking Points: Green Line Opening Hailed A Big Success

Despite the weather, the debut of the Metro Transit Green line is being hailed as a big success. On Saturday, about 45,000 people took advantage of free service to try out the new line connecting downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul. But along the corridor, there is concern about safety.

06/15/2014

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Convicted Killer Delbert Huber Dead At 83

A convicted killer recently questioned in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling has died. Delbert Huber, 83, passed away just one day after he sat down for an interview with WCCO’s Esme Murphy. Authorities say foul play is not suspected.

06/12/2014

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Convicted Murderer Questioned In Abduction Of Jacob Wetterling

A Minnesota inmate, investigated in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, says he had nothing to do with the boy’s kidnapping nearly 25 years ago.

06/10/2014

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