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WCCO Investigation: Day Care Owner Owes Nearly $75K In Unpaid Taxes

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s a place that’s paid to take care of kids, but a WCCO investigation has found its owner is accused of not taking care of her staff or paying her bills. Busy […]

06/29/2015

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Polluted Burnsville Landfill Could Cost Taxpayers Millions

A WCCO Investigation has found the fight over an old landfill could cost taxpayers millions of dollars to clean up. The former Freeway Landfill sits off I-35W and Black Dog Road in Burnsville, next to the Minnesota River.

06/18/2015

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Child’s Death Shines Light On Stressed Protection Services

The death of a 2-year-old girl that police say happened at the hands of a teenager has again put the spotlight on the system that was supposed to protect her.

06/16/2015

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Key State Official To Become CEO Of Medical Cannabis Company

A Minnesota health official instrumental in getting the state’s medical marijuana program off the ground is leaving to become chief executive of a company that grows the cannabis — a move that may expose him and the Department of Health to questions about prior regulatory decisions.

06/11/2015

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Mpls. City Council Gets Involved In Nicole Curtis Controversy

City leaders are stepping in after a WCCO Investigation found a well-known home rehabber is accused of stalling a Minneapolis remodel. The city sold a house on Hillside Avenue in north Minneapolis to Nicole Curtis for $2 two years ago after she saved it from demolition.

06/04/2015

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Jodi Huisentruit’s Disappearance Still A Mystery 20 Years On

Next month will mark 20 years since an Iowa TV anchor went missing. Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance has remained a mystery ever since, but a group of retired police officers and journalists have organized to keep her story alive.

05/29/2015

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St. Paul Sleepover Burger Joint Burglar Caught On Camera

Police say he spent Wednesday night asleep in a burger restaurant waiting to burglarize it. On Thursday night, he slept in jail.

05/28/2015

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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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