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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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With Target Layoffs Looming, Psychologist Offers Advice

On the heels of Target’s announcement to cut thousands of workers over the next two years, Governor Mark Dayton met with Target’s top executive on Monday. Allina Psychologist Lauren Fogel said there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff.

03/09/2015

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St. Paul Police: Hockey Director Arrested On Suspicion Of DWI, Stealing Bus

A 48-year-old Forest Lake hockey director has been arrested and charged after he allegedly stole a shuttle bus belonging to a bar and drove away with it while intoxicated, according to St. Paul police.

03/06/2015

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Bill Would Aid Injured Good Samaritans

A WCCO story has prompted a state representative to propose a change in the law to help Good Samaritans.

Last summer we reported on a nurse practitioner who stopped to help after witnessing a car crash. She felt penalized when she was stuck with a hefty bill after needing medical attention herself.

03/05/2015

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Minneapolis, Met Council Bridge Difference Over LRT

The plan to extend the Southwest Light Rail corridor overcame an obstacle Friday to keep the plan on schedule. If an agreement hadn’t been reached, it could have cost the state an extra $100 million or more.

02/27/2015

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Red Wing Man’s Death Touches More Than 60 Lives Via Organ Donation

In times of great grief, we often look for meaning. That came in an unexpected way for a Red Wing woman after losing her husband earlier this month. Brad Einck was an organ donor, and what he shared with one person was particularly powerful.

02/24/2015

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More Complaints Surface About Sportswear Company

WCCO has learned about more complaints against Brooklyn Park company Breakaway Sportswear. The company sent over-sized jerseys to a youth hockey team in Wisconsin. The Stoughton Hockey team got the jerseys late, in the wrong color and they were big enough to fit an adult.

02/20/2015

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Youth Hockey Team’s XL Jerseys An Extra Large Mistake

A youth hockey team is upset about jerseys they ordered from a Minnesota company.

02/19/2015

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Gibbon Volunteer Firefighter Severely Injured

A volunteer firefighter was severely injured while responding to a call early Monday morning. Ryan Sabo was responding with the all-volunteer Gibbon Fire Department, offering mutual aid at a welding business in nearby Fairfax. A steel bi-fold door fell on him, pinning him underneath.

02/18/2015

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Woman Reflects On Losing Husband During Pond Hockey Tournament

There has been an outpouring of support for the family of a man who died recently while playing in a pond hockey tournament. Greg Riebe suffered a heart attack at 46. He collapsed after a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka last month.

02/16/2015

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Man Who Collapsed Playing Pond Hockey Had Undiagnosed Heart Condition

There has been an outpouring of support for the family of a man who died while playing in a pond hockey tournament. Greg Riebe suffered a heart attack at 46. He collapsed after a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka last month. His wife, Kate, says he had an undiagnosed genetic heart condition. And she said it’s the strength from friends and family that keeps her going.

02/16/2015

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After Death Of 14-Year-Old, Prior Lake Community Searches For Comfort

Family, friends and classmates of a teenager killed in a car accident gathered Friday night to remember her.

Anna Bird was a 14-year-old freshman at Prior Lake High School.

02/13/2015

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Twin Cities Day Care Catches Thief On Camera

A Twin Cities day care fed up with repeated break-ins, set up a camera and caught the thief in the act.

02/11/2015

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