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1 Dead In Early Morning House Fire In St. Paul

One man is dead in an early morning house fire, according to authorities. Crews were called to the 700 block of North Lexington, in St. Paul, just after 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

11/24/2013

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Surprise Fire Threat? Clogged Chimneys

It’s a winter household hazard that can be tough for the eye to see, and if you miss it, it can be costly or even deadly. Now’s the time to prevent it. Clogged chimneys can cause fires this time of year. A family in Hudson, Wis., had one just last night, as build-up in the chimney was the impetus. Luckily, as smoke poured into the room, they got out.

10/31/2013

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Refurbished Home Is A Thank You For MN Soldier & His Family

The former resident at 136 Shadywood Lane in Delano, Minn., was a victim of the nation’s housing collapse. Now, this once bank-owned property is a proud symbol of recovery, as it was the the first Minnesota home donated to Operation Homefront’s Homes for Veterans program.

10/17/2013

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Bill To Reopen Government Clears US Senate

Legislation to reopen the federal government and avoid a threatened national default has passed the U.S. Senate on an 81-18 vote. The legislation that passed the Senate Wednesday now goes to the U.S. House where a vote is expected later Wednesday.

10/16/2013

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What Would A Medical Device Tax Do To MN?

Earlier in the day, the U.S. House’s plan to end the shutdown included a two-year delay on a medical devices tax, which is a big issue for many Minnesota companies.

10/15/2013

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10-15-13 Congressman Keith Ellison With Dave Lee

Can the House hold up their end of the bargain?

10/15/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Try For Handle On Synthetic Drugs

Minnesota state legislators are struggling with how to craft new laws that would effectively combat the growing use of synthetic drugs. Several state House committees met Wednesday to strategize how to address problem that medical and law enforcement officials say is rapidly getting worse.

10/09/2013

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Overnight Housefire Displaces 4 Families

A housefire overnight left at least four families displaced. It happened on the 900 block of Reaney Avenue in St. Paul. Officials said that the home was occupied at the time, but all of the residents made it out OK.

10/05/2013

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Good Question Bonus: Is There A Recall Option For Congress?

Mary wrote to us this week out of frustration. In fact, many of you were quite angry in your Good Question submissions about the government shutdown. On Tuesday, we answered the GQ about Congressional members’ salaries. I thought we’d use this space to answer Mary’s question: Is there a recall option for Congress?

10/04/2013

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House Where 3 Daughters Were Murdered To Be Dismantled

The house where Aaron Schaffhausen murdered his three daughters will be deconstructed, according to the lender that currently owns the residence. Several local organizations volunteered their services to accomplish the task.

09/10/2013

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Police: One In Custody After S Mpls. Standoff

Nearby homes have been evacuated after Minneapolis police responded to a report of an emotionally disturbed man who’s believed to have weapons in his house, according to officials. Minneapolis spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said police got a welfare check call at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 53rd Street and 36th Avenue South.

08/28/2013

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No Takers In Auction For House Where 3 Sisters Were Killed

The home where one of the most infamous murders in recent area history happened was on the auction block on Tuesday.

The opening bid for the River Falls, Wis., home — where the three Schaffhausen girls were murdered by their father — was $180,000.

08/13/2013

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Thinking Of Renting Out Your Home? Don’t Get Stuck With These Tenants

We found one family moving into rentals across the metro and living for free for months at a time. WCCO also found out how these renters have been able to skirt the system for so long and what they did to at least one property that has them in even more trouble.

07/22/2013

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Columbia Heights Homebuyer Fights ‘Predatory Remodeling’

Frost Simula calls himself the poster child for what’s call “predatory remodeling” and now he’s talking about his fight to protect others.

07/17/2013

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Overnight Mpls House Fire Kills 1

A house fire on the 4600 block of Minnehaha Avenue Friday night turned fatal. Firefighters were able to pull the victim and a pet from the home, but the individual died at the scene.

07/13/2013

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WCCO Lifestyle: Take Your Room From Drab To Fab

Wish there were a magic bullet that could help take your room from drab to fab? While you can’t just snap your fingers, there is help. In this week’s WCCO Lifestyle Segment, Design Consultant Linda VanBergen shares design resources that won’t break the bank.

07/06/2013

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Legislators Come Up Short: Student Loan Rates Double

Interest rates for student loans have doubled. The House and Senate failed to come up with a compromised bill during this past session, so the subsidized Stafford Loan rates jumped today from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent.

07/01/2013

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30 Firefighters Respond To Eagan House Fire

All five Eagan fire stations, including 30 firefighters, responded to a house fire of a home under construction early Sunday morning, according to authorities.

06/30/2013

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Talking Points: Immigration Reform Bill

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a key amendment to an Immigration reform bill Monday. It would create a “pathway to citizenship” for 11 million people who came here illegally.

06/23/2013

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Reality Check: Michele Bachmann’s Obamacare Ad

Just so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed. But judging from emails sent to Pat Kessler, some thought it was, because of Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s TV ad.

05/28/2013

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Minn. House Finally Passes Day Care Union Bill

The Minnesota House has passed a bill that allows a union drive among home day care providers and personal care attendants after about 10 hours of debate strung out over more than two days.

05/20/2013

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Minn. Lawmakers Take Budget Debate Down To Wire

The final pieces of Minnesota’s next two-year budget were falling into place Sunday amid a time crunch for lawmakers to get it all approved. The House went all night before finally recessing a little after 7 a.m. Sunday. Up for debate but still awaiting a final vote is a controversial bill that authorizes a union organizing drive for home daycare providers and care attendants to the elderly and disabled.

05/19/2013

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With Time Short, Minn. Lawmakers Meet Over Weekend

The Minnesota Legislature is meeting over the weekend as the clock counts down on the regular session. The House and Senate are both convening Saturday.

05/18/2013

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Minn. Primed To Put Firms On Hook During Lockouts

Minnesota lawmakers are primed to adopt legislation giving idled workers longer-lasting jobless benefits when locked out by their companies in labor fights.

05/15/2013

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Vote On $800M Construction Bill May Come Friday

The Minnesota House plans a Friday debate an $800 million construction projects bill that can’t pass without Republican votes.

05/15/2013

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