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Good Question: How Does Our State Fair Stack Up?

Each year since 1885, families have come out to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Last year, the fair had record-breaking attendance. There are other state celebrations across the country. So how does our fair compare? Good Question.

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Police: Teen Bruised In Abduction Attempt Outside State Fair

St. Paul Police say that a 17-year-old girl was almost abducted after she left work at the Minnesota State Fair. According to police, the incident happened at about 9 p.m. Thursday near the east side of Snelling Avenue at Arlington Avenue.

08/28/2015

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WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle Shares Unforgettable Story Of Katrina Survivor

As we reflect on the 10-year anniversary of our nation’s worst natural disaster, one of our own shares her story. WCCO reporter Jennifer Mayerle captured one man’s heartache during Hurricane Katrina, and his determination to keep a promise to his late wife

08/27/2015

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Media Organizations Speak Up In Jesse Ventura Defamation Case

There’s a new twist in the ongoing saga involving Jesse Ventura’s defamation case.

08/21/2015

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Photos, Video From Zumberge Murder Trial Released

A day after a jury found Neal Zumberge guilty of shooting and killing his neighbor, we’re seeing some of the evidence from the trial.

08/19/2015

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Founder Of Zorbaz Dies Of Throat Cancer

The man who started the popular Zorbaz restaurant chain has died after a long battle with throat cancer.

08/18/2015

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Docs Show ‘U’ Paid Search Firm $112K To Recruit Norwood Teague

The University of Minnesota paid a search firm more than $112,000 in 2012 to find and help recruit Norwood Teague as athletic director. Teague resigned earlier this month after two women came forward with sexual harassment claims against him.

08/17/2015

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U Releases Timeline Of Events Leading Up To Teague’s Resignation

The University of Minnesota has released a timeline of events after the alleged sexual harassment that led to former athletic director Norwood Teague’s resignation.

08/13/2015

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Jesse Ventura On The Possibility Of A Trump-Ventura Ticket

Jesse Ventura is getting national attention after asking this question of Donald Trump’s former campaign adviser on his “Off the Grid” online show: “Do you think Donald would ever consider me?”

08/12/2015

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Faribault Man Leads Police To Body Of Missing Woman

A Minnesota man has been arrested in the killing of a woman who vanished from Ohio.

08/07/2015

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Father Of Teen Arrested In Assault Case Says Son ‘Defended Himself’

The father of one of the teens arrested in Wichita, Kansas, over the weekend asks people to reserve judgment until the whole story is told.

08/05/2015

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Too Few Teens Get HPV Vaccine, Health Department Says

Too few teens are getting the HPV vaccine, leaving them at risk for several types of cancer, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

07/30/2015

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Plane Crash In Western Wisconsin Leaves 4 People Dead

A small aircraft carrying four people crashed in Polk County, Wisconsin Monday evening, killing all those inside

07/27/2015

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Motorcycle Ride Honors Army Ranger Killed In Afghanistan

On Saturday morning, hundreds will ride motorcycles in honor of an Army Ranger who died after being shot in Afghanistan six years ago. Fire sparked by lightning almost halted Friday night’s fundraising part of the Memorial Ride.

07/24/2015

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4-Year-Old Boy Catches Fish Of A Lifetime

Two brothers living on Lake Minnetonka have a big fish story to tell. James and Johnny Range Jr. are part of a fishing league on the lake, and they reeled in a huge muskie Tuesday night.

07/22/2015

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California Man Collects Cash For Veterans, But Fails To Deliver

A man sold raffle tickets across the country claiming to raise money to help veterans. He brought in more than a $100,000. But WCCO learned where the money was really going, and it wasn’t to veterans. And there are victims right here in Minnesota.

07/20/2015

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Family Of Slain Marine Gather To Mourn In Wisconsin Town

A small Wisconsin town came together Friday night to salute a fallen Marine.

07/17/2015

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Wisconsin County Does Battle With Invasive Giant Knotweed

A western Wisconsin county is taking action to get rid of an invasive species overtaking parts of town. Giant knotweed is found from Minnesota to Maine, and south to Louisiana. The plant spreads quickly, and grows fast.

07/16/2015

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‘U’ Grads Hope Golfers Will Trade Shoes For Sandals

Three local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started “Swannies.” Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.

07/15/2015

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Minnesota Mothers Warn Of Permanent Birth Control Product

Women are planning protests across the country this week against a form of permanent birth control. The FDA announced it will take another look at Essure, the device marketed as being safer and cheaper alternative to getting your tubes tied.

07/15/2015

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Mother Of Girl Accidentally Shot By Boyfriend Speaks Out

The mother of a 14-year-old girl accidentally shot by her boyfriend earlier this year has moved her daughter out of state.

07/13/2015

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Teen Trapped In Boundary Waters Tells His Story

A teenage boy is speaking after being trapped in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Asher Bloom got trapped under a rock in the water after his canoe went over a waterfall Wednesday afternoon.

07/10/2015

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Family: Teen Sickened By Amoeba In Western Minn. Lake Has Died

A young swimmer who contracted a brain-eating amoeba in a western Minnesota lake has died, according to a family representative.

07/09/2015

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Wisconsin Firearms Store Named ‘F-Bomb’ Offends Residents

A small community in western Wisconsin wants a new business to take its name off its building. It’s a firearms store, named “F-Bomb Ordnance” and it opened on the main street of St. Croix Falls. Its website, F-Bomb-net is prominently displayed on the windows.

07/08/2015

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Business Owners Question Motive Of Disabilities Act Lawsuits

Dozens of small businesses in Minnesota are dealing with a legal headache that’s costing them thousands of dollars.

07/06/2015

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