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Hail Devastates Waverly Farms

Severe storms rolled through parts of the state Wednesday morning. The worst weather hit Wright County with damaging winds and large hail. For farmers there, the storm was devastating. Piles of hail up to a foot deep is an incredible sight to a meteorologist, but it’s a sight that farmers in Waverly, Minn. hope to never see, especially at harvest time.

09/03/2014

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What Is Biochar Gardening?

The mayor of Minneapolis and the chairman of the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux signed an agreement Tuesday that promotes the use of biochar. Jim Doten, Minneapolis’ environmental services’ supervisor, says it’s a product similar to cooking charcoal that’s used for gardening.

09/02/2014

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Minnesota State Fair Skyride Turns 50

A popular attraction is celebrating a milestone at this year’s Great Minnesota Get Together. The Sky Ride is turning 50 years old.

08/25/2014

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Weather Blog: Fireball Vs. Meteor

Every year, as the Earth spins into the fragment field of the comet Swift-Tuttle. Pieces of rocky space debris, or meteoroids, slam into our atmosphere at 132,000 mph, producing the year’s most action-packed meteor shower – the Perseids. Generating 50-100 meteors per hour, the Perseid meteor shower runs through Aug. 24 with peak activity set to occur over the next few nights.

08/11/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Liz & Lauren Visit Worthington (Day 2)

This week, Liz Collin and Lauren Casey headed to Worthington in southwest Minnesota, about 175 miles from Minneapolis. The city sits on Lake Okabena, and its downtown area is just blocks from the water. It’s the town where Liz grew up, and it’s also host to the U.S. National Windsurfing Championships.

06/13/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Liz & Lauren Visit Worthington (Day 1)

Until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, WCCO is “Goin’ To The Lake” every week. In the last trip, Amelia and Mark ventured up north to the town of Biwabik, where they got a taste of the Iron Range. This week, Liz Collin and Lauren Casey headed to Worthington in southwest Minnesota, about 175 miles from Minneapolis. Check out all the things they did in the videos below.

06/12/2014

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Weather Blog: Did This Last Winter Contradict Global Warming?

Think this past cold and snowy winter contradicts global warming? Think again …A top-ten tally of 50 days with minus-zero lows in the Twin Cities, a record 60 days of minus-zero temps in Duluth, havoc-wreaking snow and ice in the South and nearly 40 inches of above-normal snowfall in major Northeast cities including Philadelphia, New York City and Boston …

05/16/2014

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Sensors Installed At MN Arboretum Could Help Improve Environment

Visitors to the University of Minnesota’s Landscape Arboretum spent this Earth Day enjoying the sun and early spring scenery. Brian Smoliak, atmospheric scientist with the University of Minnesota, was also out on the grounds installing the last of 24 temperature sensors.

04/22/2014

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Despite Loss, Twins Fans Soak Up The Sun At Target Field

On this warmest day of the season, the seats in the sun were the place to be at Target Field. Sunglasses and shorts were the standard uniform for Twins fans on Wednesday. And even those with a winter-induced pallor weren’t afraid to show off some leg. “I don’t think they’re too bad,” said Twins fan Matt Hall. “I’ve got a good base level going on.”

04/09/2014

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Iconic Metro Treehouse May Be Toppled By April Snowstorm

When driving through St. Louis Park, it’s hard to miss the big treehouse off of Minnetonka Boulevard. But the local landmark may soon only exist in memories.

04/02/2014

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Harsh Winter Delaying The Start Of Maple Syrup Season

The official start to spring was last week. But the weather hasn’t felt at all spring-like. And those anticipating the sweet taste of spring will have to wait.

03/24/2014

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Crowds Flock To St. Paul To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is reason enough for many people to get out and celebrate the little or no Irish in their blood. If you’re in St. Paul, you won’t need the help of a leprechaun to find the party, just head downtown to the sea of green.

03/17/2014

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Target Field’s Grass Is Coming Out Of Hibernation

As the weather starts to warm up and the snow starts to melt, we’re starting to see some real signs of spring. One of the biggest might be over at Target Field.

03/14/2014

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It’s Almost Spring In Minn., And It’s Starting To Feel Like It

After 50 below zero days and a top 10 ranking in snow depth this winter, the sound of melting snow Thursday was a much-anticipated sign that spring is near.

03/13/2014

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Remove That Ice House By Midnight Or Face A Fine

No matter how cold it feels, ice fishing season is basically over. The DNR says ice houses have to be off most Minnesota lakes by midnight tonight. That’s led to plenty of problems for anglers whose houses got stuck, frozen in place because of all that snow and slush.

03/03/2014

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