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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Cupcakes

No matter how old you are, a cupcake is guaranteed to put a smile on your face. In our search for the best in the state, more of you voted for this week’s pick than any other “Best of Minnesota” winner. You sent me to the northwest metro to try Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove.

06/04/2014

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Police: Another Search Warrant Executed In Pagnac Case

Authorities executed a search warrant Monday at a property north of the Twin Cities in connection with the 1989 disappearance of Amy Sue Pagnac. It’s the second search warrant to be executed in the case in recent weeks.

06/03/2014

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Amy Pagnac’s Mother, Sister Thankful For Thorough Investigation

The family of Amy Pagnac talked Thursday about what officers took when they searched the family home last week. The Maple Grove 13-year-old went missing in Osseo in 1989. But just last week investigators did a thorough search of her childhood home.

05/29/2014

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Search Of Pagnac Home Ends, DNA Investigation Continues

Investigators trying to solve the case of a Maple Grove girl who went missing in 1989 have spent about a week searching the home where she once lived. Police say they plan to update reporters on their investigation into Amy Pagnac’s disappearance on Saturday morning.

05/24/2014

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Original Police Report Released In Amy Pagnac Search

The search of Amy Pagnac’s childhood home continued Tuesday in Maple Grove. She went missing 25 years ago when she was just 13 years old. She was last seen outside a gas station with her father in Osseo in 1989.

05/20/2014

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Police Search Home Of Long-Missing Minnesota Girl

Authorities are searching the Maple Grove home of a girl who disappeared 25 years ago at age 13, but they’re not saying what prompted the search or what they’re looking for.

05/19/2014

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Police Search Residence As Part Of 1989 Missing Girl Case

There could be a new development in a missing persons case from 1989. Authorities announced Sunday they executed a search warrant as part of the decades-old investigation.

05/18/2014

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Man Takes Metro Police On 30-Min., Multi-City Chase

A man suspected of driving under the influence took police on a half-hour, multi-city chase early Saturday morning, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy attempted to pull over a 26-year-old driver at about 3 a.m. near Interstate 94 and Hemlock Lane in Maple Grove.

05/10/2014

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Teacher On Leave After Leaving Angry ‘Pocket Dial’ Voice Mail

A Twin Cities teacher is on paid administrative leave after leaving a message in which she could be heard saying she might strangle a student. The message was left on the voice mail of the mother of a hearing-impaired first grader, and was the result of an alleged “pocket dial.”

04/28/2014

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Edina Man Dies In Crash On I-94 In Maple Grove

A 33-year-old Edina man was killed Sunday when his car went off the road on Interstate 94 in Maple Grove and hit a building, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. Authorities responded to the crash at about 3:58 p.m. Sunday on eastbound I-94 at Maple Grove Parkway.

04/28/2014

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Police Search For Robber Who Hit 2 Metro Banks Within 90 Mins.

Maple Grove Police are working to track down a robber who struck two banks on Tuesday. The suspect, described as a black man in his 40s or 50s, first robbed a TCF Bank in Burnsville just after 4 p.m.

04/18/2014

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Councilwoman Sentenced For Stealing Money From Dying Dad

A Maple Grove city councilwoman who pleaded guilty to a charge accusing her of stealing thousands of dollars from her dying father has been sentenced to serve 60 days in the Hennepin County Workhouse. Leann Sargent, 63, specifically pleaded guilty to one felony count of financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult on the morning of Feb. 5.

04/07/2014

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Maple Grove Company Makes April Fools’ Cupcakes

If you’re still looking for a fun way to celebrate April Fools’ Day, there’s a cupcake shop in Maple Grove selling treats with a twist. The store Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove is upping the ante this year with a special line of cupcakes.

04/01/2014

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Maple Grove Driver Saves Special Needs Students From Burning Bus

A veteran school bus driver is being credited with some quick thinking that may have saved the lives of his passengers. Alfred Lewis, 59, was transporting four special needs students to Elm Creek Elementary in Maple Grove around 8:20 a.m. Thursday morning.

03/06/2014

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23 Sick From Salmonella At Maple Grove Restaurant

A salmonella outbreak has been linked to a Maple Grove restaurant. Minnesota Department of Health and Hennepin County officials say at least 23 people got sick after eating at Old Country Buffet in late January. One person was hospitalized but has since been released.

02/24/2014

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GOP’s Zellers Won’t Run For Re-Election To House

Republican Kurt Zellers, a former House speaker now running for governor, will not run for another term in the House. Zellers announced his decision Monday. He has represented the Twin Cities suburbs of Maple Grove and Osseo in the state House since 2003. Last year, Zellers launched a bid to challenge Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton this November. He’s one among a crowded field of Republicans seeking to unseat Dayton, and Zellers’ plan to run in August’s Republican primary would have complicated a simultaneous state House re-election bid.

02/24/2014

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Snow Causes Multiple Crashes In Twin Cities

A fresh round of snow made for a tough Saturday afternoon on roads in the Twin Cities metro area. At Interstate 35 and 210th Street in Lakeville, there was a crash scene involving nearly a dozen vehicles. Several of them also slid into the median.

02/15/2014

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Dog Eats Plate Of Wings At Super Bowl Party, Undergoes Surgery

A night of football and buffalo wings could give anybody indigestion, but for a Minnesota dog, it created a dangerous situation. Logan, a 9-year-old golden retriever from Maple Grove, is lucky to be alive after eating chicken wings, part of a football, and a whole lot more, at a Super Bowl party.

02/13/2014

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WCCO Morning Show Anchor Olympics

All week long, the WCCO Morning Show team is taking its inspiration from America’s Olympian athletes, who are skiing down runs at 90 miles per hour, doing triple toe loops with grace, and curling with great aplomb.

02/12/2014

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Prep Blog: Top Weekend Match-Ups

We’re approaching the middle of February, and that means things are heating up all over the high school sports map. It’s playoff time in girls hockey, which means you survive and advance or lose and your season is over. The top girls teams in the state are fighting for the right to play in the state tournament at Xcel Energy Center and Ridder Arena.

02/07/2014

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Minn. Councilwoman Pleads Guilty To Stealing Money From Dying Dad

A Maple Grove city councilwoman has pleaded guilty to a charge accusing her of stealing thousands of dollars from her dying father.

02/05/2014

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Champlin Man Rescued From Flaming Car

A Champlin man is being treated for burns after his car ran off the road and then burst into flames Thursday morning. The accident happened in Maple Grove on Highway 169 just north of 494 shortly after 5 a.m. Officers had minutes to get 58-year-old Douglas Aure out of his car before it was fully engulfed in flames.

01/30/2014

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Maple Grove Man Dies In Snowmobile Crash

Authorities say a Maple Grove man has died in a snowmobile crash near Burtrum in Todd County of central Minnesota.

01/19/2014

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Nice Weather & New Toys Make Fun Day After Christmas

Santa dropped off a lot of new sleds, skates and skis in Minnesota this week, and the day after Christmas was just about perfect to use them. Elm Creek Park Reserve in Maple Grove was crowded with people hitting the slopes on Thursday. “Man, this is the best way to burn energy,” said Manie Vaidyanathan of Maple Grove. It was the kind of winter day that Minnesotans live for: mild temperatures and snow that’s nice and thick.

12/26/2013

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Convicted Violent Rapist Could Be Released From Treatment

The three-judge panel decided on Friday to hold a special hearing in February to determine whether 58-year-old convicted rapist Thomas Duvall should be released from sex offender treatment.

11/08/2013

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