History

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1934 Teamsters Strike Memorialized In Minneapolis

A memorial plaque commemorating the 1934 Teamsters Strike in Minneapolis was unveiled Saturday. Historians call that strike one of the watershed moments in the history of the American labor movement.

07/18/2015

Brandi Chastain of the US celebrates after kicking the winning penalty shot to win the 1999 Women's World Cup final against China 10 July 1999 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The US won 5-4 on penalty kicks.

Top 5 Moments In US Women’s Soccer Team History

With excitement still burning over the U.S. women’s soccer team victory over No. 1-ranked Germany Tuesday evening, we thought it’d be great to look back at some of the team’s top moments in its (relatively young) history.

07/01/2015

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Historians Form Group Focused On Midwest History

A group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest.

11/24/2014

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An Epidemic: Top 10 Outbreaks In U.S. History

Throughout the years, epidemics and plagues have shaken up societies and cultures around the world.

08/07/2014

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 7-22-14

A busy Tuesday show….listen to some of the things you may have missed by clicking the link above.

07/22/2014

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Excellent Educator: Mounds Park Academy’s Maureen Conway

For some, like our Excellent Educator pick from just last week, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. Others hear the call a little bit later. This week’s honoree took some time to explore the world before deciding to mold young minds.

05/09/2014

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Excellent Educator: Apple Valley High’s Greg Gamache

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Some teachers go to great lengths to connect with their students, and that’s certainly the case for this week’s educator.

04/11/2014

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Man Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder In Shooting Death

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has charged a 20-year-old man with second-degree murder, in connection with the shooting death of a Good Samaritan who was trying to help him. Devon Derrick Parker was charged Monday afternoon in the incident. And this isn’t his first run-in with the law. Parker has several past felony assault charges against him. He was in court Monday for one this past September. In that case, he’s accused of assaulting medical professionals and officers who were trying to get him to a hospital because he was too drunk to function.

02/03/2014

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15 Of The World’s Oldest Bars (The Beer’s Fresh, Though)

Visiting local restaurants and bars is one of the best parts about traveling. Check out any of these old bars – most of which are older than America.

01/22/2014

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1-8-14 St. Paul In The Spotlight On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why should St. Paul be voted as the best place for a Romantic Getaway? Click the link to find out!

01/08/2014

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Goodbye To The Metrodome: A Look Back At The Best Moments

It’s the end of an era. With its 32-year life coming to an end on Sunday, we took a look back at some of the best memories at the Metrodome. The dome, which opened on April 3, 1982, was home to not only the Minnesota Vikings — who play its final game against the Detroit Lions on Sunday — but the Minnesota Twins, before Target Field’s introduction.

12/26/2013

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Peterson Passes 10,000-Yard Mark For Career

Adrian Peterson has become the third-fastest player in NFL history to reach 10,000 yards rushing for his career. Peterson passed the mark for Minnesota in the fourth quarter Sunday against Chicago in his 101st career game.

12/01/2013

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A Look At Holidazzle History Before Final Season Starts

‘Tis the season to bundle up and head to the Holidazzle. This Friday marks the final season of the dazzling display of lights.

11/27/2013

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1st Republican Starts Bid For Minn. Elections Post

A political newcomer hoping to make Minnesota history is pressing ahead with his bid for an open secretary of state post. Republican Dennis Nguyen was gathering family, friends and supporters Sunday at the Capitol to make his formal campaign announcement.

11/10/2013

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Big Crowds As Minn. State Fair Wraps

It’s over. The great Minnesota Get Together of 2013 is history. And history was made there Sunday: 236,197 people attended.

09/02/2013

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Curiocity: Foodies On Foot, A Culinary Tour Of Stillwater

One of the best ways to explore a city is by eating your way through it. At least, that’s the motto of a mother-daughter duo from Stillwater that’s been showing off their beloved city – one plate at a time.

07/23/2013

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History + March Madness = ‘Favorite Class’

March Madness — it’s the time of year when basketball is on the brain. But in Josh Hoekstra’s history class at Rosemount High School there’s a different type of March Madness taking place.

03/20/2013

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Memorabilia

What would you bid on? Mike Eruzione is selling memorabilia from ‘Miracle on Ice’. Let us know what you would love to have. It doesn’t have to be sports. Click here.

01/25/2013

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Got A Handle On Minn. History? State Needs You

Have an encyclopedic knowledge Minnesota history?

01/13/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Hibbing High School Is A Work Of Art

Against a picture perfect autumn sky is a building in Hibbing equally as breath taking. It’s a place of learning and where history lessons are embedded in the walls.

12/04/2012

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Somber Ceremony To Honor Tragic Event In MN History

It was 150 years ago when about 1,700 Dakota women, children and elders were forced to march 150 miles to an internment camp at Fort Snelling State Park.

11/13/2012

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Finding Minnesota: The Birthplace Of Greyhound Buses

When you take a walk with Gene Nicolelli, you’d think he was a retired bus driver — not a former grocer.

10/16/2012

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Man Who Threw First No-Hitter In Twins History Has Died

The man who threw the first no-hitter in Minnesota Twins history has died.

09/19/2012

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2012 MN State Fair 2nd Best Attended In History

This year’s Minnesota State Fair total attendance numbers are out – and it was a close one.

09/04/2012

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Finding Minnesota: The History Of The Minn. State Fair

This is it — the week that the Minnesota State Fair gets started. The gates open Thursday morning.

08/19/2012

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