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Hours Left To Claim $16M Jackpot

A winning lottery ticket worth $16 million will become worthless at 4 p.m. Thursday if no one steps forward to claim the prize. See why in the video above.

12/29/2011

2 Saved From Ham Lake Fire

Two people were rescued by fire crews in Ham Lake, Minn. this morning. [WCCO: Local]

12/29/2011

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1-On-1 With New Minn. Majority Leader Senjem

New Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem says he’s planning to push the legislative agenda championed by his ousted predecessor, including a focus on creating jobs. [WCCO]

12/28/2011

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New York Times’ Email Gaffe

In today’s digital age, it’s easy to send out an email by mistake — even for a company that’s in the business of communication. The New York Times thought it was sending an email to […]

12/28/2011

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‘Nurse-In’ Planned For Targets, Nationwide

If you thought Target’s most notable day of the year was Black Friday, think again. Houston mother Michelle Hickman is planning an international “nurse-in,” to be held at all of their locations, on Dec. 28. […]

12/28/2011

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Chimp Who Played Cheetah Dies At 80

A chimp who played Cheetah in the ‘Tarzan’ movies in the 30s, died at age 80 this week. The chimp lived at an animal  sanctuary in Florida. Read more about the animal here.

12/28/2011

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Biggest Crime Stories Of 2011

The economy may have been on the top of many people’s minds in 2011, but there were also some high profile crime stories too. Jerry Sandusky, Casey Anthony, Amanda Knox, Dominique Strauss Kahn and Conrad […]

12/28/2011

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Fire Threat In Winter?

We told you about a grass fire that one of our photographers caught on tape yesterday and now the DNR is warning of fire because of the dry conditions. Read more here.

12/28/2011

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Guide To A Romantic NYE

Looking to have a romantic New Year’s Eve? Check out this guide.

12/28/2011

Cooling Down A Bit

We are cooling down just a bit, but we are still above average. And will there be snow over New Year’s weekend? Check out the forecast above.

12/28/2011

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Economist Says Brighter 2012 Could Be On The Way

Take a look at any construction site across Minnesota and you’ll see our economic recovery in the works. What’s obvious with every building going up and every load of concrete delivered, is that more and […]

12/27/2011

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Consumer Confidence Up With 2012 On Horizon

Are you planning to go out and celebrate New Year’s Eve, or stay home and save money? This month’s Consumer Confidence Survey says more of us may be feeling like a bigger party this year […]

12/27/2011

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Senjem Is New Republican Majority Leader

MinnesotaSenate Republicans have elected Dave Senjem of Rochester as their new majority leader. The GOP senators picked Senjem after meeting for more than 10 hours to select a replacement for Amy Koch, who resigned amid […]

12/27/2011

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Scuba Discovery: WWII Plane

A plane from WWII was found at the bottom of the ocean near Jupiter, Fla It was still intact after all these years. [CBS NEWS]

12/27/2011

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Relative: Boy Shot By Stray Bullet Dies

The young boy who was shot by a stray bullet in Minneapolis has died, according to the boy’s uncle. Read more here.

12/27/2011

Video: Dog Jams To Guitar

Besides the placement of the beer can, this video is great. Dog is definitely man’s best friend even when it comes to music.

12/27/2011

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Sears To Close 100 To 120 Kmart, Sears Stores

Between 100 and 120 Sears and Kmart stores will be closed, the retailer said Tuesday, after terrible holiday sales during what is the most crucial time of the year for retailers. [CBS News]

12/27/2011

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Saints QB Brees Sets NFL Passing Record

Quite a night for Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints — a record and a rout. Brees set the NFL record for yards passing in a season, breaking a mark that Dan Marino had […]

12/27/2011

Top Viral Videos Of 2011

Some moments are so amazing — it is hard to believe they were caught on tape. We have a montage of some of the most memorable viral video moments of 2011. Watch it above.

12/27/2011

Cuteness Overload: Baby Polar Bear

The baby polar bear in the video above melted the hearts of our morning show team. If you watch it, don’t say we didn’t warn ya — you will ‘awwwww.’  

12/27/2011

Record Warmth Record Reached Monday

It was a record warm day on Monday. Click on the video above to see what is in store today.

12/27/2011

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Man Dressed As Santa Kills Texas Family: Police

A the Texas family had just opened presents on Christmas when a family member dressed as Santa Clause came into the house, shot six people and then killed himself. Yikes. [CBS News]

12/26/2011

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ICYMI: Jerome Simpson Front Flip Touchdown

Cincinnati receiver Jerome Simpson may have scored arguably the best touchdown of the season in Sunday’s Week 16 game against the Cardinals. [Huffington Post]

12/26/2011

Year In Review: Social Media

Social media is everywhere these days and it played a big role in the headlines around the world in 2011.

12/26/2011

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Motive Unknown In Christmas Day Massacre

Investigators believe that seven people who were found dead Christmas Day were cleaning up holiday wrapping paper when they were shot inside a suburban Fort Worth apartment, but a motive remains unclear. [NY Daily]

12/26/2011

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