Issues

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After 3 Crashes, Officials Work To Educate Public On Green Line Safety

The Metro Green Line is not even up and running yet and there has already been three accidents during practice runs on the rail. St. Paul and Metro Transit officers say that is a problem.

05/21/2014

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Dayton: I’m Ultimately Responsible If MNsure Fails

Gov. Mark Dayton declined to say Thursday whether he asked for the resignation of the former CEO of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, adding that he ultimately feels responsible for the success or failure of the venture. Dayton was asked several times at a news conference if he pushed for the exit of April Todd-Malmlov, who resigned Tuesday as executive director of MNsure. Dayton said he wouldn’t comment on his role but noted he had grown increasingly vocal in recent days about his concern with problems that continue to plague the exchange, even as coverage is set to kick in on Jan. 1.

12/19/2013

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Did Walgreens Fix Pricing Problems After ‘CCO Story?

There are noticeable changes at Minnesota’s largest drugstore chain after WCCO uncovered pricing problems at stores across the Twin Cities but some customers are now questioning Walgreens in-store savings program.

12/11/2013

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In Minn., A Serious Push To Tackle Problem Bridges

Two bridges that, for now, span the Mississippi River side by side are more than just old and new crossings of the heavily traveled Highway 61 in Hastings. They are symbols of an aggressive push in Minnesota to deal with deteriorating bridges after an eye-opening tragedy.

09/15/2013

Basketball

MN’s Royce White Still Pushing Mental Illness Awareness

Royce White has had one interesting basketball journey. It starts with a storied year at Iowa State, a first round pick who never played in his rookie season. White’s back home for a break, as he’s just been traded from Houston to Philadelphia.

07/16/2013

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Rick Adelman’s Return Hinges On Wife’s Health

It’s the first question that needs to be answered in the Timberwolves’ offseason — will Rick Adelman return as head coach?

04/16/2013

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Parents Angry Over Mpls. School Board Cutting All-Day Kindergarten

A group of parents let the Minneapolis School Board have it on Friday. They are not happy about plans to do away with all-day kindergarten at Kenny Elementary School, as many of the district’s schools will be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

03/15/2013

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Gov. Dayton Lashes Out At Chamber Of Commerce

Gov. Mark Dayton told hundreds of state business leaders on Wednesday he’s not backing down from a plan to raise taxes on high income Minnesotans.

03/13/2013

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Sen. Franken Talks Mental Health Issues From Snowy Nation’s Capitol

Senator Al Franken called in to the WCCO Morning News on Wednesday from snowy Washington DC.

03/06/2013

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Outrage Over New Comcast Fee Hike Has Politicians, Regulators Involved

A notice from Comcast — also known as XFINITY — of a new fee is prompting outrage and confusion.

02/20/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Helping South High

In the aftermath of Thursday’s Minneapolis South High brawl involving more than 200 students, everyone from the police, to students, to school administrators agree it could have been so much worse.

02/16/2013

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South High Riots

A student group at South High is working on race relations at the school. Learn more about them.

02/15/2013

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Local Janitor/Security Union Gives Go-Ahead To Strike

The SEIU Local 26 voted unanimously on Saturday afternoon to give their negotiators the power to strike. Thousands of workers who clean and protect building across the Twin Cities are ready to walk off the job.

02/09/2013

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - NOVEMBER 20: Percy Harvin #12 of the Minnesota Vikings looks on during the game against the Oakland Raiders on November 20, 2011 at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Vikings GM: ‘No Issues’ With Harvin

Minnesota general manager Rick Spielman said Thursday the organization has no concerns about Percy Harvin’s character or attitude with a pivotal offseason ahead for the wide receiver’s future with the Vikings.

01/10/2013

Gas Furnace

Before You Kick Your Furnace Into High Gear, Get It Checked

The cold weather has settled in, which means Minnesotans are turning up the heat. But kicking your furnace into high gear can be expensive, especially if you haven’t given it proper maintenance.

12/26/2012

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