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WCCO Investigates: State Patrol Crashes From 2014

From being struck on traffic stops to dangerous chases, the Minnesota State Patrol logged nearly 300 damaged cruisers last year. A WCCO investigation looked at what can happen on the road in the course of a year.

05/19/2015

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Family Creates Foundation For Slain Sartell Student

The family of a murdered college student is keeping his memory alive as the investigation into finding his killer takes a new turn. It’s been eight months since police found Tom Bearson’s body in Moorhead.

05/08/2015

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Why Are Some Twins Players Absent For National Anthem?

The Minnesota Twins wrapped up their longest home stand of the season with another win Thursday at Target Field. While fans are happy with outcome of the games, some are concerned with what’s going on before they start.

05/07/2015

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Alzheimer’s Takes Toll On Doctor And His Family

At least half of us already know someone with Alzheimer’s Disease, and in the next decade twice as many Minnesotans will be diagnosed.

WCCO is beginning an up-close look, documenting the fight one family is in.

05/05/2015

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Employees Quit Recently Raided Burnsville Credit Repair Business

Questions remain for both customers and employees following a raid by federal investigators of a local credit repair business. Months after a WCCO Investigation first exposed complaints, investigators seized documents and computers at United Credit Consultants in Burnsville.

05/01/2015

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Investigators Raid Burnsville Credit Repair Business

A Twin Cities business that says it can improve your credit profile could be in some money trouble of its own. Federal and state investigators took boxes of documents from United Credit Consultants in Burnsville on Wednesday morning.

04/29/2015

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Vets Investigated After Dogs Burned By Heating Pads

A Minnesota couple blames their veterinarian for burning their dogs so badly it killed one of them. But what happened after, they consider even worse.

04/27/2015

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Legal Issues Resolved, Marijuana Mom Moving To Colorado

Days before a Minnesota mom was set to stand trial for giving her son medical marijuana, WCCO has learned the charges against her will be dismissed.

04/16/2015

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Woman Urges Workplace Sexual Harassment Victims To Speak Up

A Twin Cities woman says a man she sat next to at work sexually harassed her for months. Kathy is now suing Det-Tronics, a manufacturing company based in Bloomington. She says her bosses didn’t do enough to get the man to stop.

04/09/2015

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Teachers, Students Say Jordan Elementary Mold Made Them Ill

Hospitalized children, and their parents, say it’s because of what they’re breathing at school. Halle Wassenberg, 7, spent months seeing different doctors.

04/08/2015

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Lawsuit Claims Background Check Error Ruined Reputation

A Minnesota mother blames a background check mistake for ruining her reputation.

The trouble started for Lorie Wosmek after she’d spent years volunteering in the Remer School District.

03/25/2015

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1 Year Later, Have Minneapolis 911 Call Times Improved?

One year ago, a WCCO investigation found some Minneapolis residents waiting more than three minutes for their 911 calls to be answered. Dispatchers exposed what they called dangerous staffing levels leading to those long wait times.

03/12/2015

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Should Minnesota Do More To Prevent Food Allergy Deaths?

A Minnesota family is suing a restaurant for what they consider a fatal mistake. Scott Johnson died last summer after eating pancakes at a Bemidji restaurant. He suffered from a severe dairy allergy since birth. The Johnson’s said they were told the restaurant’s gluten-free pancakes were also dairy-free.

03/11/2015

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Milk Allergy Death Of 16-Year-Old Leads To Lawsuit

A Minnesota family wants restaurants to make changes after an allergic reaction took the life of their son.

Scott Johnson, 16, had a severe milk allergy since birth. He died last summer after eating restaurant pancakes that his family thought were dairy-free.

03/10/2015

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Should We Tell Our Kids How Much We Make?

How honest do we need to be with our kids when it comes to our money? It’s a question debated by Minnesota families every day.

03/09/2015

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WCCO Women Strike A Pose For Heart Health

New York fashion week is wrapping up, and now it’s our turn. The Minnesota Red Dress Collection is an annual fashion show that pairs locally-designed red dresses with celebrity models to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

03/07/2015

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Plane Skids Off LaGuardia Runway, Slams Into Fence Near Bay

A plane from Atlanta skidded off a runway at LaGuardia Airport while landing Thursday, crashing through a chain-link fence and coming to rest with its nose perilously close to the edge of an icy bay.

03/05/2015

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Bill Seeks To Protect Firefighters From Chemicals Linked To Cancer

A bill to better protect Minnesota’s firefighters from an invisible danger has been introduced at the state Capitol. The proposal would ban cancer-causing chemicals from furniture and children’s products.

03/03/2015

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How Do Our Neighboring States Handle Sex Offenders?

For more than two decades, Minnesota’s most dangerous sex offenders have been locked up a second time after serving prison sentences. They’ve been committed to indefinite detention in treatment programs.

Now, more than 700 sex offenders are suing the state saying that’s unconstitutional.

So we wondered: How do our neighboring states handle sex offenders? Do they get out? And what happens when they do?

02/26/2015

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After Oscar Win, Julianne Moore Texts Minn. Woman With Alzheimer’s

When the Oscar for Best Actress was presented Sunday night, Alzheimer’s Disease was also cast into the spotlight.

02/23/2015

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Easy, Free Ways To Clean Up Your Credit Record

They are companies that claim to clean up your credit — for a price. But the growing industry of credit repair is surrounded by controversy. WCCO-TV looked into one such business under fire for its business practices in Burnsville.

02/11/2015

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Police Looking For Vehicle Spotted Near Body Of Murdered NDSU Student

The Fargo, North Dakota and Moorhead police departments are releasing more information Monday on a Minnesota college student who was murdered last fall after just a month away from home.

02/09/2015

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Murdered North Dakota State Student Was A Charming, Happy Kid, Family Says

A Minnesota college student was murdered last fall after just a month away from home. Now, Tom Bearson’s parents are speaking out for the first time about their son’s mysterious death.

02/02/2015

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Local Woman Advised Julianne Moore On Life With Alzheimer’s

Moore got an Oscar nod for her role in “Still Alice,” playing a woman plagued with the same horrible disease as 50-year-old Sandy Oltz.

01/15/2015

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Operation Tea Party: Little Girl Surprised By Dad Returning From Deployment

The Minnesota National Guard has just over 13,000 active soldiers and airmen. Of course, they’re not the only ones who feel the effects of deployment. Their families do, too.

12/23/2014

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