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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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Mother Fights Charges Of Giving Injured Son Marijuana

A mother charged with giving her son medical marijuana months before it becomes legal in Minnesota wants her case to be dismissed. Angela Brown went back to court Wednesday. She is facing jail time for treating her 15-year-old son with cannabis oil after he suffered a traumatic brain injury in a baseball game.

12/17/2014

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This Meat Seller May Not Guarantee Satisfaction

It’s a popular gift during the holidays, but a Twin Cities couple has a warning for those thinking of placing an order with one door-to-door meat dealer that delivers all across Minnesota.

12/11/2014

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MOCA Fundraising Furthers U Of M Ovarian Cancer Research

The disease often goes undetected until it’s too late for the women who get it, but groundbreaking research at the University of Minnesota could mean ovarian cancer is discovered much earlier.

12/01/2014

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How Do We Know When To Spend Or When To Save?

Making a big-ticket buy will make anyone nervous. From a house to a car, one question is usually top of mind: can I afford it? Three families told WCCO what they hoped to buy, and a financial adviser crunched the numbers.

11/24/2014

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WCCO Journalists Turn Into Detectives At Murder Mystery Dinner

Looking for a unique way to celebrate the holidays? The Dinner Detective is an interactive murder mystery dinner theater experience. Solve a hilarious murder case while you feast on dinner.

11/22/2014

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Garth Brooks’ Chosen Fan Has Whirlwind Week

A Garth Brooks fan is celebrating an unforgettable week after her show-stopping moment in Minneapolis.

11/14/2014

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Down Syndrome Diagnosis Basket Brimming With Donations

Carissa’s made it her mission to celebrate each baby born with Down syndrome with the delivery of Jack’s Basket. With more than $8,000 in donations and countless gifts, she has enough to fill more than 130 baskets for hospitals.

11/13/2014

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High Schools Paying More To Play In State Tourneys

It’s state tournament time in Minnesota, and it will cost more for some schools to make the trip this year. The Minnesota State High School League has warned schools to expect smaller reimbursement checks at the end of the school year. Mayer Lutheran may only be home to 180 students, but on Friday nearly all of them made the 45-mile trip to St. Paul to see their team compete on the volleyball court.

11/07/2014

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Patient Who Helped Nurses During Attack Reacts To Surveillance Video

Surveillance video shows metro nurses scrambling to get away from a man wielding a metal bar. A patient, 68-year-old Charles Logan, first swings a bar through the nurse’s station.

11/06/2014

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Family Struggles With Complex System Of Autism Care

One in 68 children has autism. But in some Minnesota communities, kids are being diagnosed at a considerably higher rate — and nobody knows why. WCCO spent six months documenting what it’s like for one Twin Cities family navigating a complicated system of care. By now, Nick St. Sauver has grown used to the constant questions. As an 11-year-old, he has been asking them himself nearly his whole life.

11/05/2014

Man Faces Prison After Injuring A Father In 4th DWI Offense

A man who’s been caught drinking and driving four times before is in jail Thursday night. He’s accused of causing a crash that hurt a father on his way home from work.

10/30/2014

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Minn. Democrats Hope A Visit From Clinton Will Help Poll Numbers

Upbeat music played while Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an upbeat message to a crowd of 2,000 at St. Paul’s Macalester College Thursday. “I’m still feeling that grandmother glow,” Clinton said. The new grandma touted Minnesota’s economic recovery as a model for all states.

10/23/2014

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MN Family Wants Change In Delivery Of Down Syndrome Diagnoses

A Minnesota family wants hospitals to make a change after what happened when their son was born.

10/20/2014

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Minn. Law Enforcement Prep For Possible Ebola Cases

Minnesota’s law enforcement community is making changes to protect from the potential for Ebola. All Minneapolis police squad cars, bikes and Segway’s have a new tool in the fight against an invisible threat to public health.

10/16/2014

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Adrian Peterson Gets Tentative Dec. Trial Date

A motion was filed by prosecutors Wednesday at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Conroe, Texas to have a new judge assigned to the Adrian Peterson child abuse case. Peterson’s legal team are pushing the case forward, looking more likely that they want to leave it up to a jury in Conroe to decide if what Peterson did to his son was child abuse or discipline.

10/08/2014

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Lawyer: Adrian Peterson Should Plead ‘Not Guilty’

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected in court Wednesday to face child abuse charges stemming from an incident in May. Peterson’s lawyer said Tuesday, if a judge asks him for a plea, it will be not guilty.

10/07/2014

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Minn. Mom Pleads Not Guilty For Treating Son’s Pain With Medical Cannabis

A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain.

09/29/2014

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Family Fights School District For Failure To Catch Up Sick Daughter

Hallie Jerve has fought health problems for years. And her parents say her school isn’t helping her keep up when she misses class — like the law says it should. Doctors delivered the diagnosis before Hallie celebrated her second birthday. “Anaplastic large cell lymphoma, and it was stage four,” said Hallie’s mother, Melissa Jerve.

09/24/2014

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