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Stillwater Ranked Top Town For Fall Colors

Pretty soon Minnesota will be abundant with fall colors. And now, one Minnesota town has just been named one of the best places in the country to see them. Travel and Leisure Magazine ranked Stillwater, Minn. as the number three best town to see fall colors.

09/06/2014

Fans cheer during the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers at CenturyLink Field on September 4, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Packers 36-16. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Nothing More American Than Autumn And Football

Football reduces us to our most private and primate impulses. We survive winter through the vicarious thrill we get from our favorite football teams.

09/05/2014

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5 Things For Non-Football Fans To Look Forward To During Football Season

There’s just one more week until kickoff for the regular NFL season. While many people eagerly await the beginning of the football, filling out fantasy brackets and betting on new players, there is a subset of Americans who don’t particularly enjoy the sport. So for those that aren’t avid fans of the pigskin, here are five things to look forward to during football season.

08/28/2014

Grand Teton National Park

Minnesota Man Rescued After Fall In Wyoming

Rangers rescued a 60-year-old Minnesota man who apparently had fallen while attempting to summit a 13,770-foot peak in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming. The National Park Service says Steve Markusen, of Minneapolis, was rescued Friday morning.

08/09/2014

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CBS Announces Multi-Phase Rollout For Its Fall Premiere Schedule

Following its addition of “Thursday Night Football,” CBS is shaking things up this upcoming fall with a multi-phase rollout.

06/26/2014

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Fundraiser Held For ‘Miracle Baby’ Who Fell 11 Stories

The community plans to rally around a Minneapolis toddler whose survival has been nothing short of a “miracle.”

06/12/2014

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Child Falls From 2nd Story Of Waconia House

A young boy is in the hospital after falling out of a second story window in Waconia Sunday. A neighbor says the boy was playing on the couch and pushed out the window screen, falling to the ground below.

06/08/2014

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10-Week Scramble Opens For GOP Governor Nomination

A scramble began Monday among four Republicans angling to be Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton’s fall opponent as the GOP headed for its first competitive gubernatorial primary in two decades. Party leaders are hopeful the 10-week race doesn’t turn nasty and hobble the eventual nominee. What the voter pool looks like come August is anyone’s guess.

06/02/2014

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1 Week After Leaving Hospital, Mpls. ‘Miracle Baby’ Healing Well

In the arms of his mother, sitting on the living room floor watching cartoons, 15-month-old Musa Dayib is very much a ‘miracle child.’ It was the evening of May 11, Mother’s Day, when Musa toddled over to an eleventh floor balcony at the family’s Riverside apartment complex. He got onto the concrete balcony through a sliding door that his sister had opened.

05/30/2014

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Mpls. ‘Miracle Baby’ Who Survived 11-Story Fall Returns Home

The Minneapolis toddler who got national attention after falling eleven stories from an apartment building, and surviving, is back home with his family. It was on Mother’s Day, May 11, at the Riverside Plaza apartments in Minneapolis when 15-month-old Musa Dayib slipped through a 5.5 inch slit on the family’s balcony.

05/26/2014

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Good Question: Do We Need To Rake?

Every fall, we have to do something with the leaves that cover our yards. That’s so the grass can freeze, we prevent snow mold and make sure little critters can’t destroy our lawns.

11/14/2013

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Good Question: Why Are So Many Leaves Left On The Trees?

According to Ken Hollman of the Minn. Department of Natural Resources, the Twin Cities area is between 50-75% for peak falls colors. “I’d say we’re a week or two behind,” Hollman said. He says our later fall colors don’t have much to do with the late spring, but rather the drought we’ve experienced across much of the state for the past two years. “Trees depend on water and nutrients in the ground that they take up their roots to build and create the chlorophyll and other chemicals that contain the colors,” he said.

10/31/2013

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Weather Blog: Chilling Out!

It looks like we will take our first trip below freezing Monday night in Minneapolis. Last year we accomplished that feat on Oct. 7, when we bottomed out at 28 degrees. We are behind schedule, and I’m sure allergy sufferers will rejoice as we spend the next few nights below freezing, killing most vegetation that messes with our noses.

10/21/2013

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ On Fall Colors

Fall in Minnesota is always beautiful, but this year the colors are especially vivid due to a wet early-mid summer and a sunny fall. This week, Heather Brown is digging into the mailbag to answer your Good Questions about autumn leaves.

10/18/2013

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Good Question: Why Do Temps In The 50s Feel So Cool In The Fall?

There’s nothing unusual about a cool, wet October week. For example, Wednesday’s high only climbed to the mid 50s – the same temperatures that feel so warm to us in early April.

10/16/2013

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How Farmers Form The Perfect Pumpkin

It is going to be a busy weekend at the pumpkin patch. That’s why for the rest of the week the WCCO Morning Show crew will be taking you out to the fields. In Minnesota, farmers plant more than 5,000 acres of pumpkins.

10/14/2013

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Ask An Expert: 5 Tips to Winterize Your Closet

Unless you have a closet that rivals the size of a small bedroom, the changing of the seasons usually means reorganizing.

10/14/2013

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Record-Setting Pumpkin Wows At Stillwater Harvest Fest

What’s cooler than padding a river while in a monster-sized pumpkin? Virtually nothing, obviously. From delicious chili and apple pie, to hanging out with giant pumpkins and seeing the massive veggies be used as boats — it’s all possible at the Stillwater Harvest Fest.

10/12/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Place To See Fall Colors: Taylor’s Falls

In the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state’s very best. Once in Taylors Falls, there’s also a vantage point that you won’t find just anywhere in Minnesota.

10/03/2013

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DPS: Don’t Swerve For Deer On Roads

Now that fall is here, it’s a dangerous time on the road for deer crashes.

10/01/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Fall Getaways

The DNR is reporting that fall colors have begun to pop, mostly up north as of this writing. The gorgeous fall foliage season is all too short. Now is the time to plan a little getaway to enjoy them before winter sets in. Here are a few suggestions for lodgings that are open past the summer tourist season.

09/30/2013

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Man Falls From U of M Frat Balcony

An 18-year-old man is in the hospital after falling from a second floor balcony on the University of Minnesota’s Frat Row. The Minneapolis Fire Department was called to Phi Kappa Psi around 12:45 a.m. Saturday morning. Authorities say the man didn’t appear to have any broken bones and was alert when he was taken to the hospital. It is not known why he fell, or if drugs or alcohol were involved.

09/21/2013

Bob For Apples

The New Honeycrisp? Stillwater Apple Farm Offering New Flavor

Minnesota loves creating new takes on fall’s favorite fruit, and Aamodt’s Apple Farm has the freshest addition. Sweet RiverBelle is available for a limited time at the Stillwater, Minn., farm, as Aamodt’s is the only place offering the sweet-tasting apple.

09/20/2013

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Make Your Garden Pop In Autumn

There are great plants for fall color as you need seasonality in your garden. The saviors are shrubs and perennials that can provide that pop. Euonymus, or the burning bush, will become a complete ball of red — you can’t miss them.

09/14/2013

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Woman Who Died After Falling From ‘U’ Dorm Window ID’d

A 19-year-old woman who fell out of a sixth floor window at the University of Minnesota has died, according to authorities.

09/08/2013

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