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Minnesotans Fight For Legalization Of Medical Marijuana

The fight over legalizing medical marijuana moves to the State Capitol again next month. For some Minnesota families, a cannabis law can’t come soon enough. WCCO shares the battle two Minnesota families are fighting, believing that marijuana is the seed to a new life for their sick kids.

01/20/2014

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Opposing Sides Converge At Iron Range Copper Mine Meeting

About 1,500 people turned out Thursday night to weigh in on what Minnesota’s first copper mine could mean for their water and air. The DNR has spent the last five years studying what PolyMet’s proposal could mean for the environment on the Iron Range. A crowd packed the convention center in Duluth. The building, which is usually home to concerts and hockey games, turned into the place Barb Crow came to join a polarizing debate.

01/16/2014

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River Search Continues For Missing Lanesboro Man

Five frigid days have passed since an SUV plunged into the Mississippi River, killing four people. The deadly accident happened Sunday morning in Winona after Andrew Kingsbury, Matthew Erickson, Christina Hauser and Blake Overland left a local bar. Searchers have spent the week trying to find the body of 29-year-old Kingsbury. Chief Deputy Ron Ganrude with the Winona County Sheriff’s office has spent several days aiding in the search.

01/09/2014

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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally For Jan. 3, 2014

The first Rally of the new year held a huge wrestling tournament, loads of amazing winter sports highlights, and the story of a Minneapolis coach trying to bring new life to the school he once played for.

01/03/2014

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Bereaved Families Pay Forward Holiday Acts Of Kindness

This Christmas Eve, WCCO brings you the story of two Minnesota mothers with an unbelievable strength dedicated to brightening the holidays for other families. It all started with a connection they wish they never made, but one that’s led to Christmases filled with hope for hundreds of others.

12/24/2013

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Mpls. Residents Say 911 Calls Are Going Unanswered

The city of Minneapolis changed its 911 system in the wake of Minnesota’s worst workplace shooting last year. At that time, several panicked callers inside Accent Signage never got through to a dispatcher.

12/20/2013

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St. Paul Looks To Take $39M Step In Helping Homeless Move Forward

For more than 30 years, the Dorothy Day Center has helped those who call the streets home. As the homelessness problems grow across the state, the center has reached a breaking point.

12/20/2013

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Misbehaving Vikings Fans: Better Or Worse Than Other Team Fans?

The Minnesota Vikings will play one more time at the Metrodome before the building is torn down. While most eyes are on the field during a game, WCCO found that police have plenty to do that has nothing to do with football.

12/18/2013

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Did Walgreens Fix Pricing Problems After ‘CCO Story?

There are noticeable changes at Minnesota’s largest drugstore chain after WCCO uncovered pricing problems at stores across the Twin Cities but some customers are now questioning Walgreens in-store savings program.

12/11/2013

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Good Question: Does Buying Stuff Really Make Us Feel Better?

‘Tis the season for shopping, and one study says that we in the Twin Cities sure do like our stuff. A dating website ranks Minneapolis as the second-most materialistic city in the country.

12/10/2013

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Metro Transit Cameras Capture Suspect Who Robbed Blind Man

It’s a crime that’s hard to believe: a blind man had his iPad mini stolen while riding a city bus. The theft happened two weeks ago as Jordan Richardson rode home from work.

12/05/2013

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2 Off-Duty Mpls. Cops Fired After Confrontation In Green Bay

Two Minneapolis police officers have been fired after a June incident with Green Bay Police. In June, SWAT officers Brian Thole and Shawn Powell were visiting Green Bay off-duty.

12/03/2013

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Are Outlet Malls Really A Better Deal? WCCO Went Shopping To Find Out

Along with many malls and big box retailers, dozens of stores at outlet malls in Minnesota will also be open come eight o’clock Thursday night, but we wondered are outlet malls really a better deal? Beyond Albertville, shoppers can also check out deals in Medford and come next summer an outlet mall in Eagan will open its doors.

11/27/2013

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Minn. AG, Milwaukee For-Profit School Settle

Minnesota’s attorney general has reached a settlement with a Milwaukee for-profit college that requires the institution to notify prospective students about the accreditation of certain programs and offer refunds to students who may not have had full information about what they needed for career certification.

11/27/2013

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2 Children Die Following Pond Crash; 3 Others In Hospital

Two children have died after being trapped in a car underwater anywhere from 25 to 45 minutes in a holding pond following a crash in St. Louis Park Thursday morning.

11/21/2013

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