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Alexandria Artist, 83, Masters Norwegian Painting Style

You may have never heard of Rosemaling, but you’ve probably seen the Norwegian decorative painting.

6 hours ago

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Fan Gives Nicollet Mall Musician Christmas Trumpet

A Twin Cities mother found a meaningful way to make a difference for a man known for playing the trumpet along Nicollet Mall.

7 hours ago

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Mpls. Office Workers Battle For Best Holiday Cubicle

The sales office at the W Hotel at The Foshay in downtown Minneapolis looks awfully festive. There’s a winter wonderland, presents and stockings hung with care. And then, there’s Angela Westfield’s log cabin.

12/16/2014

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Friends Severely Injured In Limo Crash On Road To Recovery

Two of the most severely injured passengers in an October limousine accident are on the road to recovery. Ten friends were on their way to a haunted tour in Cottage Grove when police say the limo they were riding in bottomed out at one of the entrances. Two separate cars crashed into the limo, badly hurting some of the passengers.

12/09/2014

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Sheriff: Thieves Steal $500K In Jewelry At Rest Stop Near Rochester

Authorities are looking for four suspects after about $500,000 in jewelry was stolen from a van at a rest stop near Rochester early Monday morning.

12/08/2014

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Totino-Grace’s Kez Flomo Shines Despite Troubled Start

He is one of the best running backs Totino-Grace high school has seen. Kez Flomo made the All-Metro Football team and was a finalist for the Mr. Football award. The senior is described as hungry and ferocious on the field.

12/05/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Dec. 5, 2014

We have Friday night’s big games, and we have some schools few have heard about. If you weren’t able to make it to any of the great high school games Friday night, take a look at the videos below. David McCoy reports from Minnesota Transitions Charter School in Minneapolis to show us a tourney that’s just getting started — entirely devoted to charter school basketball teams.

12/05/2014

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Winona State University Student Found Dead In Bar’s Dumbwaiter

A 21-year-old Winona State University student was discovered dead inside a bar’s dumbwaiter Monday evening, according to the Fountain City Police Department. Shortly before 8 p.m., the Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from WingDam Bar and Saloon in Fountain City, Wisconsin. When authorities arrived, they discovered the body of an employee identified as Brooke Baures in the food service elevator.

12/02/2014

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Edina Nutritionist Offers Online Support Programs

A Twin Cities mom didn’t realize how badly she felt until she had continued down that road for a while, but she found a new start through a prescription for nutrition.

12/01/2014

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Expert Talks About The Psychology Of Sales

More than 140 million people are expected to shop for deals this weekend. WCCO went in search of what it is about getting a bargain that has people flooding the stores. The four-letter word “sale” is everywhere, and shoppers like Eric Hudson are out to find the best bang for their buck.

11/28/2014

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Shoppers Get A Head Start On Black Friday On Thanksgiving

The Target store in Roseville opens at 6 p.m. Thursday and shoppers were lined up ready to go. While there are a lot of stores opening early this Thanksgiving, there was one stop we found that had people lining up for days.

11/27/2014

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Husband Of Wife Killed By Distracted Driver: ‘Put Away The Phones’

The husband of a woman killed by a distracted driver urges people to put the phone down while they’re on the road. Thirty-three-year-old Andrea Boeve of Steen was riding her bike, pulling her two daughters behind her, when she was struck and killed in late June. The driver of the pickup truck that hit them admitted he was doing banking on his phone at the time. Last week, Christopher Weber pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide.

11/26/2014

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Sleeping Disorders Could Be Behind Behavioral Issues In Kids

We often associate snoring and sleep problems with overweight men. But our kids can have trouble sleeping, too. And doctors say it may affect them in more ways than just being tired. Doctors admit it’s not easy for parents to link behavior issues to sleep.

11/25/2014

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Mom & Baby Rescued From St. James Fire Out Of ICU

A young mother and her 6-month-old baby who were rescued by volunteer firefighters are out of intensive care. Alexis Liemthongsamout and Madysin Murch suffered smoke inhalation last week when a fire started in their mobile home in St. James, which is about 40 miles southwest of Mankato.

11/21/2014

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To Circumcise Or Not? Parents Debate Amid Downtrend

It is one of the first decisions parents make when they have a baby boy: whether to have him circumcised. Nationwide, numbers have trended down by about 10 percent over the past 30 years, but the Midwest still has the highest rate at nearly 70 percent.

11/17/2014

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