Esme Murphy

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Tweet Threatens High-Ranking Military Member

United States military bases are on their highest alert in four years Friday night. While a Pentagon spokesperson stressed it was not due to a specific threat, a WCCO investigation has found a specific tweet on April 30 listing the address on a U.S. military base of a top U.S. general in charge of leading the U.S. response to ISIS.

05/08/2015

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Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False Information

A fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event.

05/05/2015

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Former Minnesota Man Played Key Role In Inciting Texas Terror Attack

A WCCO Investigation has found that a Minneapolis man wanted for terrorism encouraged one of the shooters in Sunday’s attack at a cartoon contest in Texas. Both attackers died when a police officer returned fire at the event in Garland.

05/04/2015

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Talking Points: Shutdown Specter Looms Over Budget Battle

It’s crunch time at the state Capitol. By law, legislators need to have the budget balanced and their business done by May 18, which is just two week from Monday.

05/03/2015

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Man Accused Of Tweeting Threats Over ISIS Arrests To Remain In Jail

The Minneapolis man charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS will remain in jail.

04/29/2015

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In Settlement, St. John’s Abbey Monk Admits To Abusing Student

Secret abuse files kept hidden inside a Minnesota monastery are coming to light. As part of a new legal settlement, The Rev. Allen Tarlton had to admit he sexually assaulted Troy Bramlage at St. John’s Preparatory School in the 1970s.

04/28/2015

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Southwest LRT Project Under Scrutiny Following $341M Price Hike

Gov. Mark Dayton said Monday that he’s “shocked and appalled” to learn that the Metropolitan Council raised its estimate for the Southwest Light Rail Transit Project by $341 million for a total budget of nearly $2 billion.

04/27/2015

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Talking Points: ‘No Simple Answers’ In Stopping Terror Recruitment

It’s been one week since news broke that six young Minnesota men were charged with trying to join ISIS.

04/26/2015

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4 Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Ordered Jailed Until Trial

The situation was tense Thursday as four of the six Minnesotans accused of trying to leave the country and join the group ISIS appeared in federal court. There were angry outbursts and cries for justice as the suspects were ordered jailed until trial.

04/23/2015

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WCCO Investigates Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program

For more than two decades, Minnesota’s most dangerous sex offenders have been locked up a second time after serving prison sentences. They’ve been committed to indefinite detention in treatment programs after parole.

04/22/2015

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Terror Suspect’s Sister: ‘I Feel Like My Brother Got Set Up’

We are learning more about one of the six Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS. The sister of 20-year-old Guled Omar spoke to WCCO Wednesday evening. “I believe that my brother is innocent and that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Shukri Omar said.

04/22/2015

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Talking Points: Author Says Only 10 States Matter In A Presidential Race

It may seem a little early, but this past week has seen an awful lot of activity in presidential politics.

04/19/2015

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Talking Points: House Speaker Daudt Supports Sunday Liquor Sales

With deadlines looming at the State Capitol, the next few weeks will see heated debate over what to do with the state’s $1 billion budget deficit. And you will also hear debate over an issue that seems to come up every year — Sunday liquor sales.

04/12/2015

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Ka Joog, ‘Enriching Life Of Young Somali-American Youth’

Mohamed Farah, the executive director of Ka Joog, spoke with WCCO-TV’s Esme Murphy on Sunday about the recent massacre in Kenya, in which some of Farah’s relatives were injured.

04/12/2015

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Husband In Court 18 Years After Toni Bachman’s Disappearance

A Twin Cities man is charged with murder in the unsolved disappearance of his wife nearly 20 years ago.

Toni Bachman vanished in 1997, and investigators have considered her husband, Norman, a suspect from the start.

04/08/2015

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Horse Therapy Program Just Short Of Fundraising Goal

A horse therapy program that helps severely-disabled children has a new home. WCCO first reported on the Hold Your Horses program in February. They were in immediate need of a new home and also needed to raise $50,000 for the move.

04/02/2015

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Exploded Food Truck Owner Was Told Not To Park In Driveway

The man whose food truck blew up in his driveway last month had been told by the city of the Lakeville that he could not park it there.

04/01/2015

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St. Cloud Professor Accused Of Smuggling Ivory From Elephants, Rhinos

A professor at St. Cloud State University was arrested Tuesday and charged with importing and exporting ivory and rhinoceros horns. The indictment claims Professor Yiwei Zheng smuggled the specimens in and out of the U.S. between 2006 and 2011, ultimately selling many of the items to two individuals in China.

03/31/2015

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Talking Points: Gov. Dayton Stands Behind His Pre-K Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton is continuing to double down on his efforts to dramatically expand funding for early childhood education.

03/22/2015

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Harteau: Nicollet Mall Disturbance Was An Isolated Event

Minneapolis Police are reviewing surveillance video after a large group of teenagers caused a disruption along Nicollet Mall Tuesday evening. In a possibly separate incident downtown, Minneapolis police also responded to a non-life threatening gunshot wound and began searching for a suspect.

03/18/2015

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Minneapolis ‘Village’ Gives Seniors A Reliable Community

As they get older, most of our parents would like to stay in their own homes as long as possible.

The village movement is helping them do just that — and for very little money. The communities aren’t real villages; they’re more like clubs seniors set up for themselves.

03/17/2015

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Free All-Day Kindergarten Enrolls 57,000 Minnesota Kids

This is the first year of free all-day kindergarten in Minnesota, and by all accounts the implementation appears to be a success.

03/16/2015

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Talking Points: Tom Emmer Defying Expectations

When Tom Emmer ran for governor in 2010, conservative icon Newt Gingrich campaigned for him. When he announced his bid for Congress, former vice presidential candidate Sara Palin endorsed him.

03/15/2015

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Target Layoffs Raise Questions Over Tax Subsidies

This week, Target laid off 1,700 people who work at its headquarters in Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park.
Both communities have given the company millions of dollars in tax subsidies.

03/12/2015

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Brainiacs Compete At H.S. Math League Tournament

It’s the Minnesota High School Math League Tournament, and students from all around are wracking their brains to come up with the answers to numerical questions many very likely can’t even parse.

03/09/2015

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