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Meet The Man Behind The Aquatennial Fireworks Show

It’s rated as one of the top five fireworks displays in the country and Saturday night, you can see it for yourself in Minneapolis. The 75th-annual Minneapolis Aquatennial will wrap up with a bang for the annual fireworks display.

07/26/2014

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Apple Valley Man Accused Of $100K+ Theft From Athletic Asso.

An Apply Valley man has been charged with theft for allegedly stealing $113,532 from the Rosemount Area Athletic Association (RAAA) where he was employed. Robert Reischauer, 62, has been charged with five counts of felony theft. According to the criminal complaint, while in between finance managers the RAAA conducted an audit and found large sums of money missing.

07/24/2014

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Audubon Society: New Stadium Could Be ‘Death Trap’ To Birds

A prominent ornithological group says the forthcoming Vikings stadium will be a serious threat to birds unless its glass is changed. The Audubon Society said that they are calling on the team and the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to modify the stadium’s current specs.

07/23/2014

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Authorities: Man Shot 17-Year-Old Girl Multiple Times In Beltrami Co.

A 40-year-old Eckles Township, Minn. man is in jail accused of shooting a 17-year-old girl multiple times at her home Monday evening, according to the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office. At around 10 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call from the girl, reporting that she was shot several times when she was standing on the deck of her home, located on the 6300 block of Palomino Drive NW in Eckles Township.

07/22/2014

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Logrolling Makes Mpls. Aquatennial Debut

It’s the opening weekend of the 75th Minneapolis Aquatennial. From water to food to music, there’s something for everyone – and new this year is logrolling. A Minnesota company will be providing free demos for anyone who wants to give it a spin.

07/19/2014

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Good Question: What Should You Do If Caught In A Lie?

There’s a catch to the story about a fan who nearly caught a ball at the Home Run Derby with his bare hand: It never happened.

07/17/2014

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Man Honored For Jumping Off Cliff, Saving Kid In St. Croix River

A good Samaritan who jumped into action was honored Wednesday for his heroism. In May, Calvin Vang, 11, fell into the St. Croix River while fishing in Taylors Falls. The boy’s uncle drowned trying to save him. But a bystander was able to leap from a 30-foot cliff into the raging river and pull Vang to safety.

07/16/2014

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Businesses, Baseball Fans Relish All-Star Experience

Baseball is referred to as America’s favorite past time, but for four days it’s been Minnesotans who’ve celebrated the game like no other.

07/15/2014

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WCCO Takes Evasive Driving Lesson From Navy SEAL

It’s crazy to think that the average American spends 540 hours per year behind the wheel of a car. And a lot of us make plenty of mistakes. Saturday in New Hope, Minn., an evasive driving course – which costs $350 per person – is being taught by Navy SEALs!

07/12/2014

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More Than 150 Employers Turn Out For Veterans Career Fair

The veterans career fair has become a regular event in Minnesota on the first Wednesday after the Fourth of July. And on this Wednesday, it featured 160 employers.

07/09/2014

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Minn. Woman Forgives Best Friend Who Shook Her Baby

It’s been more than three years since a Minnesota woman nearly shook her best friend’s baby to death. Tami Revering and Angie Pengelly had been friends since college. Their families enjoyed winter vacations together and their husbands were even friends.

07/08/2014

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New Brain Injury Medication To Be Tested In Minn.

You may be surprised to know what’s the number one cause of death in people younger than 40. It’s traumatic brain injury, and it can be caused by a car accident, a fall or a hit to the head.

07/08/2014

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Busy Moms Finding Zen On Paddleboards

You’ve likely seen paddleboards gliding across Lake Minnetonka or Lake Calhoun, and maybe you’ve even given it a try yourself. But if you still have yet to try out your stand-up paddleboarding legs, this summer may be the time to do it.

07/05/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Matt & Kim Visit Osakis (Day 2) 

Matt Brickman and Kim Johnson celebrated Independence Day in a lake-side town in the heart of Minnesota’s cabin country, Osakis. The day prior, the two enjoyed Minnesota-made whiskey, fishing for walleye and getting ice cream at the town’s go-to spot, Tip Top Dairy Bar. On Friday, Matt and Kim got to be part of the community’s Fourth of July celebrations.

07/04/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Matt & Kim Visit Osakis (Day 1)

It’s the first week of July, and WCCO is Goin’ To The Lake! This week, Matt Brickman and Kim Johnson headed a few hours northwest of the metro to Osakis, Minn. The town sits on Lake Osakis, and it’s in the heart of cabin country — about 10 miles east of Alexandria.

07/03/2014

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