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Rescue Dogs Serve Critical Need In Japan

Highly trained dogs are finding trapped survivors in Japan’s earthquake stricken towns.

03/22/2011

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Minn. Pork Board Aiding Disaster Relief In Japan

The Minnesota Pork Board is helping with disaster relief efforts in Japan.

03/22/2011

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Japan’s Troubles Concern Minnesota Businesses

Whether it’s the car you drive, the camera you hold or the plasma television you’ll watch, chances are pretty good many of that product’s electrical components were either made or assembled in Japan. For years, Japanese manufacturers have led the world in the production of microchips and consumer electronics.

03/15/2011

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Japanese Students In MN Head Home To A Broken Country

A Twin Cities study abroad program just ended for some Japanese students. On Tuesday afternoon, they’ll head home to disaster.

03/14/2011

An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japan scrambled to prevent nuclear accidents at two atomic plants where reactor cooling systems failed after a massive earthquake, as it evacuated tens of thousands of residents. Tokyo Electric Power, which runs the plants, said it had released some radioactive vapour into the atmosphere at one plant to relieve building reactor pressure, but said the move posed no health risks. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Minn. Nuclear Power Bill Stalls After Japan Crisis

A move to repeal Minnesota’s ban on new nuclear power plants has stalled as a crisis unfolds at a nuclear facility in Japan.

03/14/2011

An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japan scrambled to prevent nuclear accidents at two atomic plants where reactor cooling systems failed after a massive earthquake, as it evacuated tens of thousands of residents. Tokyo Electric Power, which runs the plants, said it had released some radioactive vapour into the atmosphere at one plant to relieve building reactor pressure, but said the move posed no health risks. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Rethinking A Bill To Lift A Nuclear Moratorium?

The nuclear crisis in Japan may prompt lawmakers to revisit a nuclear moratorium bill in the Minnesota legislature.

03/14/2011

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MN Man Experiences Earthquake On 747

After the 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit Japan, Tokyo’s Narita airport closed, ports shut down and rail service stopped, leaving a Minnesota man got caught in the chaos.

03/12/2011

An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japan scrambled to prevent nuclear accidents at two atomic plants where reactor cooling systems failed after a massive earthquake, as it evacuated tens of thousands of residents. Tokyo Electric Power, which runs the plants, said it had released some radioactive vapour into the atmosphere at one plant to relieve building reactor pressure, but said the move posed no health risks. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Meltdown Concerns At Damaged Japan Nuke Plant

An explosion Saturday at a nuclear power station damaged by Japan’s powerful earthquake destroyed a building housing the reactor, amid fears that the plant located 150 north of Tokyo could melt down.

03/12/2011

Sendai Japan Tsunami

Twin Cities Woman Worried About Elderly Parents In Japan

Attorney Saiko McIvor of St. Louis Park says she talked with her parents who live in Sendai, Japan the day before the big earthquake. They said there had been a minor earthquake earlier in the week, but then came the big quake and ever since McIvor has not been able to reach them.

03/12/2011

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ On Tsunami Questions

Since the earthquake and tsunami hit in Japan, WCCO viewers have been sending in dozens of Good Questions. Jason DeRusha hits reply all.

03/12/2011

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Former MN Woman Hears From Husband In Japan

Since the devastating earthquake hit Japan, we’ve been hearing from Minnesotans who have family members in Japan.

03/11/2011

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Earthquake/Tsunami Videos

The video coming out of Japan after the earthquake-induced tsunami is gripping and tragic. We’ve got several links to check out.

03/11/2011

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Hundreds Killed In Tsunami After 8.9 Japan Quake

A ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan’s eastern coast Friday, killing hundreds of people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control.

03/11/2011

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Minn. Seismologist Weighs In On Japan Quake

A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake hit Japan Friday causing a tsunami that swept debris miles inland and sparked fires in at least 80 locations.

03/11/2011

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Twins Confident In Nishioka

The Twins are confident in newly signed Tsuyoshi Nishioka — as long as he stays consistant and can adjust to MLB pitchers.

02/23/2011

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Twins, Nishioka Prepare To Adjust To Each Other

A baker’s dozen of journalists were waiting at the doorway to the Minnesota Twins clubhouse, and for once they weren’t looking for Joe Mauer.

02/22/2011

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