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‘Revenge Porn’ Conviction Overturned By Minn. Court Of Appeals

The conviction of a man who admitted posting sexually-explicit ads online was overturned. The Minnesota Court of Appeals found the criminal defamation statute used to find him guilty is unconstitutional.

05/26/2015

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Minneapolis Hospice Patient Spends Last Days On Police Ride-Alongs

Minneapolis Police are helping grant the wish of a veteran who just entered hospice care. Sixty-eight-year-old Gary Madison was diagnosed with cancer nearly three years ago. He decided there were a few things he wanted to do before the terminal cancer took his life. A police ride-along was on the list.

05/23/2015

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Saints Fans Enjoy Classic Antics At New Ballpark

Fans packed the new $63 million stadium in Lowertown. The season kicked off with lots of fanfare and the crazy antics fans have come to expect from the Saints.

05/21/2015

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Sun Country Chairman To Pilots’ Union: Company Headed For ‘Shutdown’

The chairman of Sun Country Airlines said the company is downsizing ahead of an “ultimate shut down” in its contract fight with pilots. The Air Line Pilots Association confirmed that an email sent from Sun Country’s Marty Davis to the union chairman was genuine.

05/07/2015

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Parents Of At-Risk Teens Weren’t Warned After Sex Assault

The mother of a teenager who says she was sexually assaulted says her daughter’s attack should have been prevented. Ashanti Lymon is charged with criminal sexual conduct in her case, and in another one. WCCO investigated and discovered Lymon previously pleaded guilty in a similar case, but was allowed to stay in a program for at-risk teens. WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle investigates why parents of kids in the program weren’t warned.

05/06/2015

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2 Charged With Murder In Death Of Minnesota Farm Couple

Three men face charges in connection to the murder of a couple who were found dead and burned inside their southwest Minnesota home last week.

05/04/2015

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Homicide Suspected In Minnesota Farmhouse Fire That Killed 2

Investigators suspect a long-time Lyon County couple who died in a house fire were intentionally killed. Jim and Cathy Hively were found Thursday in their burned home. Three men have been arrested in connection with the fire.

05/03/2015

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Recent Officer-Involved Shootings Prompt Deadly Force Training

Recent high-profile officer-involved shootings have raised the issue of when police should use deadly force. Minneapolis Police officers go through training, a scenario simulator and using live rounds to prepare for making split-second decisions.

04/29/2015

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Ramsey Man Kills Himself 2 Days Before Child Sex Abuse Trial

A 46-year-old Ramsey man accused of sexually abusing several children in the north Twin Cities metro committed suicide Saturday, according to authorities. His trial was scheduled to begin Monday.

04/28/2015

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Good Question: What Is The History Of The Hot Dish?

It’s something many Minnesotans grew up with and many still enjoy today: hot dish.

It’s become an annual contest among the state’s congressional delegation. On Wednesday, Sen. Al Franken hosted the 5th annual hot dish competition in Washington, D.C., putting partisanship aside in favor of a culinary tradition. Rep. Betty McCollum’s “Turkey, Sweet Potato, and Wild Rice Hot Dish” took first place.

04/22/2015

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Good Question: What’s The Windiest Month In Minnesota?

The wind is a sign of spring, a time when Minnesota sees double-digit averages. So what is the windiest month in Minnesota? Good question.

04/20/2015

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Father Who Gave Baby Weed Charged With Endangerment

A dad who police said he’d rather give his baby weed than Tylenol is in jail.

Ramsey County charged Richard Martin and his wife, Molly, with child endangerment. Richard Martin also faces a charge of selling marijuana. Police found several marijuana plants in his mom’s St. Paul basement, where they were living.

04/17/2015

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Lung Transplant Recipient Honors Her Donor For The Gift Of Life

Taking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.

04/15/2015

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Program Teaches Troubled Teens To Build Boats

A program that encourages troubled teens to find the best in themselves has an opportunity to reach even more people. The non-profit Urban Boatbuilders offers apprenticeships to 16- to 19-years-olds for six months.

04/14/2015

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Police: Gun Used In Accidental Teen Shooting, Suicide Was Stolen

We now know more about where a Coon Rapids teenager got a gun used to accidentally shoot his girlfriend, then take his own life. Alantae Arnold’s girlfriend told police he was playing with a .357 Magnum when he accidentally shot her on March 9. Police tell WCCO the gun was stolen from a Coon Rapids home.

04/07/2015

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Thieves Take Van Of Dog-Spaying Nonprofit

A Twin Cities non-profit dedicated to spaying and neutering pit bulls and Rottweilers hopes you can help.

The trailer used for the “Get Your Fix” program was stolen over the weekend and, with it, $4,000 to $6,000 worth of supplies.

03/31/2015

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2 Minnesota Gymnasts Competing Against World’s Best

Two Minnesota gymnasts are among a small elite competing against the world’s best in Italy this weekend. Maggie Nichols and Olivia Trautman train at Twin City Twisters in Champlin. They are part of Team USA competing in the City of Jesolo Trophy, along with three Gold medal Olympians.

03/27/2015

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Outbreak Of Bird Flu At 2nd Minnesota Turkey Farm

State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.

03/27/2015

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Father Of Dead Woodbury Teen Speaks About Dangers Of Drugs

The father of a teen who died of a synthetic drug overdose last year spoke about the dangers of drugs as part of a community forum.

03/26/2015

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Minnesota Soldier Gratified By Bergdahl’s Desertion Charge

The American soldier at the center of a controversial prisoner swap with the Taliban is being charged with desertion. Last year, the Obama administration traded five Guantanamo Bay prisoners in exchange for the release of Bowe Bergdahl.

03/25/2015

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Mahtomedi Family Overwhelmed By Support After Pets Die In Fire

A family of three narrowly escaped a house fire earlier this week in Mahtomedi. The Bonifas family woke up to see flames outside their home early Monday morning. They lost five pets in the fire that engulfed their house in minutes.

03/23/2015

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Twin Cities 5th Grader To Meet President Obama

A Twin Cities fifth-grader caught the attention of the White House by raising money for childhood cancer.

03/18/2015

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2 Lino Lakes Women Get DWIs In Same Car

Two women got DWIs on the same morning for driving the same car.

It happened just after 6 a.m. in Lino Lakes late last month. The incident was captured on dash cam video, as police pulled over the car on the side of I-35 with both women inside.

03/17/2015

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Woman Violated By Co-Worker Wants Coffee Incident To Be A Sex Crime

A Minnesota woman says a co-worker violated her but she was shocked to learn he didn’t commit a sex crime. We should warn you, the details of the story are disturbing.

03/16/2015

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Totino Student Who Died Of Cancer Honored With ‘Spirit Of Sport’ Award

A Totino Grace student who captured the spirit of her high school football team has been given an award after her death.

03/13/2015

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