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Good Questions: Cannons, Baby Footprints & Sunflowers

Larye from Minneapolis wants to know: Why don’t they fire the cannon off at Gopher football games anymore? This is something they did for years after every Gopher touchdown. Rod Wallace, the man who fired the cannon, retired after this past season.

09/19/2014

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Good Question: Where Do Food Cravings Come From?

Pizza, nachos, ice cream — when it comes to food, we all have our favorites. And depending on the time of day, we may crave one type of food over another. “We are just descendants from cave men, so it was all about survival,” said Christina Meyer-Jax, a registered dietician.

09/18/2014

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Teen Uses Eagle Scout Project To Honor Brother, Help Troops

A Minnesota teenager is earning the Eagle Scout rank while keeping his brother’s memory alive. Eli Pruka’s brother Sean was a marine, and a lover of animals. So, Eli began working on a project that would honor that along with Sean’s service to his country.

09/17/2014

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Iraqi Translator Tries To Bring His Family To Minn.

An Iraqi man who helped save soldiers’ lives overseas is trying to bring his family to America. American soldiers helped bring Philip here last December, after he served as an interpreter for them during the war.

09/16/2014

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City Says Treehouse Must Go, But This Boy Still Hopes To Keep It

The city of Minneapolis has ruled that a boy’s treehouse must be taken down. Thirteen-year-old Daniel Pryke’s treehouse on Emerson Avenue is in violation of city code.

09/10/2014

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Credit Card Readers An Easy Target For Thieves

Credit card readers are easy to use for businesses and customers, and now they’ve also become a target for thieves. Brooklyn Park Police say a ring of thieves is going around the Twin Cities stealing the machines off counters.

09/09/2014

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Mpls. Police Give City A+ For All-Star Game Security

It’s been just about two months since the All-Star game was played at Target Field, but Minneapolis Police are just now getting an idea of how much it cost them. It took about 700 police personnel to keep downtown safe during the days leading up to the game.

09/05/2014

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Good Question: What Does It Take To Get Reward Money?

As the search for Lyle “Ty” Hoffman continues, the reward money for his capture grows. Whoever helps authorities track down a man who has eluded police for nearly a month will earn $25,000.

09/04/2014

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Police Believe Ty Hoffman Was At Mystic Lake Casino

A possible sighting of Lyle Marvin “Ty” Hoffman prompted a search in Prior Lake Wednesday morning that ended without his capture, miles and miles away from where police think he robbed a bank a few days ago.

09/03/2014

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Champlin Park High School Gets A Piece Of The Metrodome

The Metrodome may be gone, but a piece of its football history lives on in another stadium. For more than 30 years, the goal of every high school football team in Minnesota was to make it to the Prep Bowl at the Metrodome.

08/29/2014

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Rockford Residents See Water Bills Soar ‘Literally Overnight’

Imagine watching your water bill go up more than $600 in one month. It happened to dozens of residents in the city of Rockford.

08/28/2014

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He Was Praised For Escaping Gang Life, Now He’s Charged In A Shooting

After being held up as an example of how to escape gang life, the founder of one of St. Paul’s largest street gangs is in trouble. James Fields is charged with shooting a man at a bar in St. Paul last week.

08/27/2014

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High School Friend Speaks On Man Who Died Fighting For ISIS

The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Thirty-three-year-old Douglas McCain, who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria.

08/26/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2014) Day 4

On Sunday, the WCCO team, and fans, put up with the heat and rain during the newscasts. As always, our reporters explored the Great Minnesota Get-Together.

08/24/2014

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‘The Nerdery’ Hosts Cyber-Security Conference In Bloomington

It’s estimated that more than a 1,000 U.S. businesses have been hit by a cyber attack — and don’t even know it. That’s according to the U.S. Secret Service. Such attacks that have hit Target and Supervalu were the inspiration behind a security conference in Bloomington Saturday.

08/23/2014

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