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On National Adoption Day, Minnesota Families Rejoice

Across the country, families are gathering in courtrooms for a very happy occasion. It’s National Adoption Day, a day to celebrate children who were once “wards of the state” as they transition into their forever families.

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Officials: Ice In Minn. Isn’t Thick Enough To Be On

Although Minnesotans are already enduring subzero temperatures this November, officials are reminding those venturing outside that the ice just isn’t ready for recreation.

11/17/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-17-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A busy Monday with Dave Lee-Click the Link Above to head to his PODCAST PAGE!

11/17/2014

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As heard on Dave Lee’s show Monday morning, 11-17-14.

11/17/2014

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NFLPA And NFL Disagree On Peterson’s Immediate Future

The National Football League and NFL Players Association may be preparing to battle over Adrian Peterson’s immediate future. The league has declined to reinstate the star running back from the commissioner’s exempt list until the league has reviewed the case. The union, however, believes Peterson should be removed from the list now that his legal matter has been resolved.

11/10/2014

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2nd Child Protection Petition Filed Against Adrian Peterson

More legal problems may be in store for Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. Prosecutors in Hennepin County have filed a second child protection petition. It comes days after Peterson pleaded no contest to recklessly injuring his 4-year-old son by hitting him with a switch.

11/09/2014

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Minnesota Couple Sentenced In Project Swindle

A Wayzata couple has been taken to jail to serve a yearlong sentence for theft that prosecutors say led to a bank’s failure. A Hennepin County judge this week sentenced Philip and Virginia Carlson to 21 months in prison. The couple will not have to serve prison time if they remain law-abiding. Judge Lois Conroy also ordered the Carlsons to serve a year in the workhouse.

11/06/2014

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1 Dead In Rogers Car Accident

An Ohio man died Thursday after a car accident near Rogers, Minn. According to police the accident occurred just before 6 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of southbound Highway 1010 and South Diamond Lake Road.

11/01/2014

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Hennepin Co. Paramedics Gear Up Against Ebola

Hennepin County paramedics are carrying new protective equipment in case they encounter a patient with Ebola. Personal Protective Equipment kits (PPE) have been issued to Hennepin Emergency Medical Services.

10/29/2014

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Early Voting Up 65 Percent In Minnesota

A steady flow of people filed into Hennepin County’s election office Wednesday and waited their turn to cast their ballot in the 2014 November general election. Deputy Secretary of State Beth Frazier says the use of absentee ballots is up 65 percent this year compared to the 2010 election. “The pace is higher, is faster than it was in 2010,” Frazier said. “More people are voting absentee than they did in the last non-presidential election.”

10/29/2014

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Man Who Fled Minneapolis Courtroom Sentenced To 16 Years

A man who escaped from a Hennepin County courtroom has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for attempted murder and robbery.

10/24/2014

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Minnesotans Take Advantage Of Open Absentee Voting

It’s still two weeks until Election Day, but the voting has already begun. For the first time in Minnesota, anyone can vote early. Unlike previous years, you don’t need a reason to vote absentee.

10/21/2014

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Woman Charged In Fatal Mpls. Strip Club Shooting

A St. Paul woman is charged with a fatal shooting inside a downtown Minneapolis strip club. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Tuesday 29-year-old Jasmine Nicole Jones is charged with second-degree murder.

10/21/2014

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Guy On A Bike: The Future of Cycling in Hennepin County

Hennepin County has recently released the draft of its 2040 Bicycle Transportation Plan and the county seeks your input before finalizing it. There plans includes some very interesting, and lofty, goals.

10/15/2014

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Henn. Co. Creates Team To Help High-Risk Inmates

Hennepin County inmates with mental illness, chemical dependency issues and those who are likely to re-offend will have some extra help when they’re released. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday the addition of the Integrated Access Team at the Hennepin County Jail in downtown Minneapolis.

10/09/2014

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