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Possible Overnight Freeze Could Mean Messy Morning Commute

As sleet came down in the metro Sunday afternoon, road crews prepared for what could be a messy Monday commute. According to the Minnesota Department of Transportation, temperature is key because it’s expected to hover overnight between 30 and 35 degrees — right around freezing.

12/07/2014

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Police: Kidnapped 7-Year-Old Found In North Minneapolis

A 7-year-old girl was abducted around 3 p.m. Saturday in North Minneapolis.

12/06/2014

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Family Rescues Young Loon From Frozen Lake

A loon trapped on a frozen lake is alive and recovering Friday night thanks to the help of one Minnesota family. The Larson family rescued the bird off of Bottle Lake in northern Minnesota after noticing it hadn’t moved in days and wasn’t eating.

12/05/2014

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Clothing Donations Way Down At Salvation Army

It’s clothing donations all year long that help support important Salvation Army programs.

12/05/2014

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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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The End Is Nigh For Minnesota White Pages

Before the convenience of Facebook and the Internet, there were the White Pages to find your friends. Now, kids born after today may never know what a phone book is.

11/25/2014

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Family: 14-Year-Old Hockey Player Died Of Undiagnosed Heart Problem

The family of a 14-year-old boy who died on a hockey rink in Brainerd Friday afternoon says they’ve learned what caused him to collapse during the tournament.

11/16/2014

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Community Mourns Death Of 14-Year-Old Hockey Player

A community is in mourning Saturday after a 14-year-old Eastview hockey player died during a tournament Friday evening. Patrick Schoonover, 14, died around 4:30 p.m. Friday during a hockey game at the Brainerd Area Civic Center where the Blue Ox hockey tournament was being held.

11/15/2014

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Minnesotans Prepare For Winter As First Storm Nears

With the first snowfall on the way, people are busy getting their gear ready.

11/08/2014

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Homeland Secretary Visits Mpls. To Discuss Somali Terror Recruitment

Extremist groups like Al-Shabaab and ISIS have recruited more than two dozen fighters from Minnesota. Now the federal government is stepping in to try and help stop those recruitment efforts. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson was at Minneapolis’ Brian Coyle Community Center Friday

11/07/2014

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Retailers Set Back Holiday Shipping Deadlines

When it comes to holiday shopping, last-minute free shipping can be a saving grace for the procrastinator. “With shopping, I do put things off,” said Maggie McGill of Plymouth. Burned by missed Christmas deliveries last year, more stores plan to make you order early. Of the 92.3 percent of retailers polled who plan to offer free-standard shipping of some sort this holiday season.

10/29/2014

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Plymouth Theater Gets ‘Interstellar’ Head Start

Willow Creek Theatre in Plymouth has been all digital since 2012, but they haven’t completely let go of film’s history. The theater will be pulling out its old 70-mm format film projector next week to show Christopher Nolan’s new film, “interstellar” — three days before competitors. “Most theaters were just kind of pushing them out the door into a trash can,” said assistant manager Justin Ayd.

10/28/2014

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Barn Fire Kills Thousands Of Animals, Workers Devastated

Employees are calling it devastating. Thousands of animals have died in a massive fire in southern Minnesota. The fire broke out Saturday afternoon just after 3 p.m. at the Cougar Run Farm, near the town of Truman. It’s about 45 minutes south of Mankato.

10/26/2014

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Ebola ‘A Major Disaster’ For Some Liberian Families In Minnesota

Minnesota health officials say they are prepared to handle an Ebola case if it makes its way to the state. On Saturday, the Minnesota Department of Health held a community information session on Ebola in Brooklyn Park.

10/25/2014

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U Of M Hosts 4th Annual Cyber Security Summit

Cyber security experts are calling the last twelve months “the year of the large scale breach.” With companies like Target and Home Depot being hacked, leaders in the business and technology communities are teaming up to end cyber security crime.

10/21/2014

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Take A Look Inside The New Vikings Stadium

It’s the kind of scene that makes you stop in wonder Until now, only few have gotten such a front row view of the new Vikings Stadium. WCCO got to go inside the $800 million project Monday afternoon. The pillar, which is the spine of the entire building, will take a year to build.

10/20/2014

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Gophers Celebrating U Of M’s 100th Homecoming

This year marks the 100th Homecoming at the University of Minnesota.

10/17/2014

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Bankruptcy May Be Archdiocese’s Solution For Abuse Settlements

After a historic settlement in clergy sex abuse lawsuits in Minnesota, now the question becomes how the Catholic Church will pay for it. The exact amount of the settlement has been kept confidential, but experts say it could cost the Archdiocese tens of millions of dollars.

10/14/2014

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Girl Goes Online To Save Grandparents’ Anniversary Puppy

A 13-year-old girl is asking for help to save the puppy that was a gift from her grandfather to her grandmother on their wedding anniversary. When Jayda Sauter’s grandparents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, their gift to each other was something special.

10/13/2014

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With Flu Season On The Way, Minn. Preparing For Ebola, Too

A nurse is now a patient after becoming the first person to catch the Ebola virus in the United States. Here in the Twin Cities, hospitals have precautions in place in case the Ebola virus spreads to Minnesota.

10/12/2014

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Zombie Pub Crawl Eating Into Some Retailers’ Sales

With 25,000 zombies taking over the streets, local bars and restaurants are reaping the benefits.

But for many retailers, road closures mean a major headache.

10/11/2014

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Mpls. Police To Combat Gun Violence With State-Of-The-Art Ballistic Machine

Minneapolis police are going high-tech in the fight against crime. A new initiative to stop gun violence in north Minneapolis includes a machine that looks like it’s right out of CSI. It’s called the IBIS and it analyzes and compares firearm related evidence stored in a database.

10/07/2014

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Out-Of-Control SUV Slams Into Mpls. Bus Stop, Killing Woman

An out-of-control car driving backwards slammed into a bus stop Monday evening, killing a woman sitting at the stop.

10/06/2014

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New Emergency Communications Facility Opens In Hennepin Co.

While we all hope we never have to call 911 to get help for something, if you do there is now a brand new facility in Plymouth that should make the process much easier and faster. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is getting some big improvements on Friday with the opening of its new Emergency Communications Center.

10/03/2014

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Cambridge Principal Accused Of Stalking Appears In Court, Bail Set

A 47-year-old principal at Cambridge Primary School appeared in court Tuesday morning on charges of stalking, disorderly conduct and fleeing from an officer.

09/30/2014

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