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DNR Lists Northern Minn. Lake As Infested With Zebra Mussels

A lake in Minnesota’s arrowhead region is now listed as infested with zebra mussels after a can encrusted with the invasive species was discovered during a fisheries assessment.

05/28/2014

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Vanska To Help Orchestra Celebrate Grammy Win

Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Osmo Vanska will return to Orchestra Hall this month to help the orchestra celebrate its first Grammy win. Vanska will conduct the orchestra in concerts March 27-29 featuring the same works by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius heard on that Grammy-winning album.

03/15/2014

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Stay At An Igloo Village In Finland

An igloo village in Finlad is open to visitors. If you’re looking to vacation in the snow, head to this arctic resort Kakslauttanen.

02/14/2014

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Wild’s Mikko Koivu Out Of Olympics

Minnesota Wild center Mikko Koivu decided his surgically repaired right ankle has not healed enough to allow him to play for Finland in the Olympics. Koivu, who had surgery after fracturing his right ankle while blocking a shot on Jan. 4, has been out the past 15 games for Minnesota heading into the Olympic break.

02/07/2014

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Koivu Likely Out For Wild This Week; Olympics?

Mikko Koivu’s return to the Minnesota Wild likely won’t come until after the Olympics, leaving his availability for Finland during the Winter Games in question. Koivu broke his right ankle Jan. 4 when he was hit by a puck and had surgery to accelerate the recovery. The captain and first-line center has resumed skating, but Wild coach Mike Yeo told reporters after practice Monday that Koivu’s availability for the last two games before the Olympics break was “highly in doubt.”

02/03/2014

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Mother’s Day Celebrations From Around The World

Ever wanted to know how and when Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world? We take a look at the annual traditions of five countries to find out.

04/29/2013

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Finding Minnesota: St. Urho’s Day

On March 17, people of many backgrounds will claim to be a little Irish as they celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. But the day before that, others will toast the Scandinavian saint who was completely made up in Minnesota — St. Urho.

03/12/2013

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Wild’s Koivu Misses ‘Adrenaline Of The Games’

Minnesota Wild captain Mikko Koivu recently returned from playing in Finland to join the locals for some pick-up hockey.

12/22/2012

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 12/7

Miss WCCO-TV’s High School Sports Rally Friday night? We’ve got all the high school winter sports action in the videos below — plus a profile on Niklas Backstrom.

12/07/2012

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Federal Jury Convicts Man In Illegal Wolf Killing

A Minnesota man has been convicted of violating the Endangered Species Act and lying to a federal official in connection with the 2010 killing of two gray wolves — a threatened species at the time.

11/16/2012

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Health Watch: Tomatoes May Lower Stroke Risk

Lots of homes are stocked with tomatoes fresh out of the garden. And now a new study, published in the journal Neurology, finds there may be some big health benefits to eating tomatoes and tomato-based foods.

10/08/2012

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2 Accused Of Killing Wolves, Lying About It

An indictment from the U.S. Attorney’s Office claims two Minnesota men shot two endangered wolves and then lied to investigators about it.

07/18/2012

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Wild Looking At Granlund As Potential Playmaker

Now that the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter fireworks have subsided, it’s time for the Wild to look to other parts of its future.

07/10/2012

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Wander MN: Finnish History In Embarrass

You may think of Embarrass as the town that often posts the cold-weather records in the winter, but it has a unique slice of Minnesota history available for visitors to the area: the Finnish Homestead Tours .

06/05/2012

This Week in Hockey – 10/10/10

Presented by Mauer Chevrolet and hosted by Steve Thomson and Kevin Falness.  The Wild have kicked off their season in what could be described as their farthest road game…Helsinki, Finland.  Coach Todd Richards and play-by-play […]

10/10/2010

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