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Bill Pohlad’s ‘Love And Mercy’ Delves Into Brian Wilson’s Genius

Brian Wilson defined the Beach Boys’ California sound, but it took a Minnesotan to bring his story to the silver screen. Bill Pohlad directed the new film “Love and Mercy,” which spans more than three decades of Wilson’s life, revealing the darker story that lies beneath the upbeat music.

06/05/2015

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Frank, Amelia, Chris Compete In Chili Cook Off

Amelia Santaniello, Chris Shaffer and Frank Vascellaro had a chili cook-off in front of a big audience Friday night.

02/27/2015

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Movie Blog: The Italian Film Festival, Featuring Frank Vascellaro

A taste of la dolce vita is at the St. Anthony Main Theatre in Minneapolis this weekend as the seventh annual Italian Film Festival takes to screens with works from new talents and cinematic titans.

02/25/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria (Part 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are wrapping up this year’s season of Goin’ to the (Frozen) Lake visits with their second day in Alexandria.

02/20/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are not letting the cold get to them on the final Goin’ to the Lake stop this winter. Even in the cold, it’s clear to see that Alexandria is a great place to visit. The town’s slogan is “Easy to get to, hard to leave.”

02/19/2015

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Radio Legend Tom Barnard Reflects On Difficult Youth

One of the most recognizable voices in Minnesota says he wants to be on the radio the rest of life.

Since 1986, people have been dialing in 92.5 FM to hear Tom Barnard start their day.

02/17/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Bemidji (Day 2)

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes. This week, Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer headed up to Bemidji for the start of Winterfest.

02/06/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Bemidji

It’s the time of year when ‘CCOers get out of downtown Minneapolis and head out to ice-covered lakes.

02/05/2015

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‘Studio/E’ Aims To Guide Entrepreneurs In Right Direction

St. Paul’s James J. Hill Reference Library is old. A massive library seems antiquated these days, but some of the newest ideas in the Twin Cities are coming to life there. Studio/E was founded by former Target executive Nate Garvis and attorney Tom Wiese. “It’s an experiential leadership program based on the entrepreneur’s mindset,” Wiese said. “Take action instead of planning and doing. It’s doing and then learning.”

01/21/2015

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 19, 2014

From basketball, to downhill skiing, to a popular soccer coach fighting the ultimate battle -– this edition of High School Sports Rally has it all. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from big games in high school hockey and basketball.

12/19/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 12, 2014

David McCoy reports on the featured boys’ basketball game – St. Paul Central vs. Minneapolis North. Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlight the best plays from other big games in boys’ and girls’ basketball, and in boys’ hockey.

12/12/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 5, 2014

We have Friday night’s big games, and we have some schools few have heard about. If you weren’t able to make it to any of the great high school games Friday night, take a look at the videos below. David McCoy reports from Minnesota Transitions Charter School in Minneapolis to show us a tourney that’s just getting started — entirely devoted to charter school basketball teams.

12/05/2014

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Outgoing Children’s Hospitals CEO Reflects On A Decade Of Change

Some big changes are coming to Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota.

Long-time CEO Dr. Alan Goldbloom is retiring this week after 12 years. Goldbloom grew up in Canada, where he was a child actor. He later became a doctor, and eventually an administrator. When the employees of Children’s Hospitals said their goodbyes to Goldbloom, there was a lot of praise, handshakes and hugs.

12/03/2014

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Excitement Builds For We Day’s Minnesota Return

The charity effort that celebrates kids who make a difference is returning to Minnesota Wednesday. Instead of a day in school, 20,000 students will experience the ultimate concert and speaker series known as We Day. Co-founder Marc Kielburger said Minnesota is the obvious place to celebrate kids who are changing their communities and the world.

11/11/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Nov. 7, 2014

On a beautiful night for football, they played the first round of the state playoffs outdoors. The goal is a date at TCF Bank Stadium and the Prep Bowl. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Eden Prairie Vs. East Ridge — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.

11/07/2014

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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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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 3, 2014

It definitely feels like fall in the air, and snow may even be on the way. But high school football is just heating up. Jennifer Mayerle reported on the featured game – Stillwater vs. Cretin-Derham Hall — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big games.

10/03/2014

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Meet One Of The Vikings’ Most Rabid Fans!

At Lambeau Field, you’re going to see a lot of die-hard Packer fans. But here in Minnesota, there are those who belong to the Viking World Order. We met up with one of the group’s most loyal members — Sir Diggz. Diggz Garza got into his Vikings gear for our morning show Thursday.

10/02/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 26, 2014

It was the mid-term exam in high school football Friday night. And in some cases, conference titles were on the line. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games, take a look at the videos below. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Totino-Grace vs. Maple Grove — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other big matchups.

09/26/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 19, 2014

We’ve arrived at the final weekend of the summer, but high school football is just heating up. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Hutchinson Vs. Orono — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other games.

09/19/2014

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WCCO Heads To The Mighty Midway

As all of the colorful lights came on, families packed into the Midway to enjoy the rides and games. Through Sunday, more than 550,000 people have visited the fairgrounds.

08/25/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 5

Monday marked the fifth day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Monday was also State Patrol Day and the patrol had a number of special exhibits for people to explore.

08/25/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Maxie Visit Watson Hunting Camp (Day 2)

Friday brought gorgeous summer weather, and Frank Vascellaro and Mike Max enjoyed it by going to the lake. They spent the day in Watson, Minn., which is about 135 miles west of the Twin Cities. Not too many folks live out there, but the area is a mecca for hunters.

08/01/2014

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‘Operation Walk’ Helps Provide Free Hip, Knee Replacements

Michelle Williams’ energy is ever-present. And so is her limp. The online auction manager never stops moving around her 4,000 square-foot warehouse. But when running her forklift became more than just a pain, Williams realized she needed help. “I like to have fun,” Williams said.

06/17/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Willmar Lakes Area (Day 2)

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer continued their adventures in the Willmar Lakes Area Friday, enjoying the gorgeous 80-degree weather. It was part of our Goin’ To The Lake: All Summer Long event, in which the familiar faces of WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will hit the road every week to explore and celebrate lake country.

05/30/2014

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