Jennifer Mayerle

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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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Minn. Woman Recounts 1968 Plane Hijacking Ordeal

Long before 9/11 increased airport security, there were a number of hijackings in the late 1960s and early 70s. Most of the hijackers forced pilots to land in Cuba after the U.S. banned travel to the country. A Minnesota woman and her 15-month-old daughter were on one of those flights nearly 50 years ago.

06/30/2015

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Boy Scouts Sued By Ramsey Co. Official Over Sex Abuse Claims

A former boy scout has come forward with claims his scoutmaster sexually abused him for years.

06/23/2015

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Cop Charged With Illegally Recording Job Interviews Of Peers

A former St. Francis police investigator will be in court next week on charges he illegally recorded interviews of candidates applying for the same job as him. A.J. Gennaro is accused of recording the interviews of five people applying for a promotion with the department.

06/19/2015

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Minnesota Holds Vigil To Mourn With Charleston

On Thursday night, people in Minnesota — and the rest of the country — tried to understand a massacre that happened in a church in South Carolina. Nine people were killed during bible study class.

06/18/2015

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WCCO Gets All-Access Look At U.S. Marshal Training

They are often unseen and move behind the scenes, working to keep us safe. The U.S. Marshals Service is the oldest federal law enforcement agency. Its main mission is to protect the federal court system. But the most visible part of the job includes hunting fugitives, killers and violent offenders.

06/16/2015

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Judge To Rule On Minnesota’s Long-Term Sex Offender Program

A federal judge is scheduled to rule Wednesday on the constitutionality of Minnesota’s sex offender program. Sex offenders sued the state in 2011 because almost no one has been discharged.

06/16/2015

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A Year After Jordan Flooding, Brewery Still Exposed To Elements

It’s been nearly a year since flooding caused tens of millions of dollars of damage across southern Minnesota. Rain sent mud cascading into the back of the old Jordan brewery. Tenants had to move out, and a new brewery set to open for the first time in 80 years, was forced to find a new home.

06/10/2015

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Canine Hospice Program Puts Older Dogs In Foster Homes

Older, ailing dogs are often the last to be adopted and the first to be euthanized at a shelter. This spring, non-profit Secondhand Hounds started a hospice program for those otherwise unwanted dogs.

06/09/2015

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Negotiations Between Sun Country, Pilots Stalled Without Agreement

The future of Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is up in the air after recent mediated negotiations ended early, and without an agreement. Sun County officials and the Air Line Pilots Association have been in negotiations for five years.

06/01/2015

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A Woman’s Life Altered By A Brutal Rape

The man who attacked Carrie Fringer in June 2005 was a stranger. Stranger rape is rare, accounting for about 15 percent of assaults, and they take top priority with police. Her case is still unsolved.

05/28/2015

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Minnesota Choir Joining Rolling Stones On Stage

A Minnesota choir will step on stage next week with the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band.

VocalEssence was asked to join the Rolling Stones for their Minneapolis stop at TCF Bank Stadium. The group found out a month ago, but was sworn to secrecy until Wednesday.

05/27/2015

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