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A Dose Of Fall: Heavy Rain & Below-Average Temps Arrive In MN

After two of the hottest days of the year in the Twin Cities this past weekend, it’s going to feel a whole lot like fall over the next two days. The culprit: heavy rain that will start to move into the metro by late Tuesday morning.

08/18/2015

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Monday’s Humidity Will Make It Feel Like 100 Degrees Outside

The dog days of summer have arrived in Minnesota, as Monday’s sunny skies and high humidity will magnify the heat.

07/27/2015

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Good Question: What Is The Dew Point?

You have heard the saying a million times: It’s not the heat, it’s the humidity. That will certainly be the case Friday, when dew points are expected to be in the 70s. So, what is dew point? Humidity is moisture in the air and there are two ways to measure it. One is dew point and another is relative humidity.

07/23/2015

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Local Fundraiser Benefiting Children With Disabilities Celebrates 20 Years

A Twin Cities organization is celebrating 20 years of helping children with disabilities. The Paul Adelman Children and Disabilities Endowment Fund seeks to support programs, projects and services for children with disabilities.

07/15/2015

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Patience, Dear Minnesotans, Warmth Is Coming Back

The weather outside may be frightful, but the extended forecast is so delightful. Following the storm fronts over the weekend, temperatures plunged perilously going into the work week.

05/18/2015

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Spend Easter With The Farm Babies!

The Farm Babies are back at the Minnesota Zoo! You can get a close and personal look at some wild little babies and their mommies. There are family craft activities, a hay maze and even Peter Rabbit.

04/04/2015

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Potentially Severe Storms Moving Into Minn. Wednesday Night

Our warmest temperatures so far this year are setting the stage for a potentially stormy night. A line of storms will develop from the Twin Cities through southern Minnesota this evening and carry with it a chance for severe storms to develop.

04/01/2015

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Guest Pass: White Bear Lake’s Big Wood Brewery

Minnesota got in early on the craft beer boom. Surly, Summit, even Schell’s, which has been in New Ulm since 1860, is considered a craft beer. By those standards, Steve Merila is still relatively new to the scene.

03/26/2015

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Rain, Snow Moving Toward Southern Minnesota

Another shot of winter weather is heading toward southeastern Minnesota.

03/24/2015

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First Day Of Spring To Bring Above-Average Temps

Above-average temperatures are expected to accompany the start of spring in the Twin Cities, though those conditions aren’t expected to last through the weekend. There will be peeks of sunshine Friday along with highs in the mid-50s, according to meteorologist Matt Brickman.

03/20/2015

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Guest Pass: The Pinnacle Climbing Wall At REI

When you have guests in town, there’s a good chance you’ll make a trip to the Mall of America. But in this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman is to taking us to another Bloomington spot, the Pinnacle Climbing Wall at REI.

03/19/2015

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Guest Pass: Silverwood Park In St. Anthony

On a #Top10WxDay, we’ll all try to get outside. This week’s Guest Pass is to a place where you can do all of the above, Silverwood Park in Saint Anthony.

03/12/2015

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Ready For Another #Top10WxDay? Thursday’s Bringing It!

Tuesday was a #Top10WxDay. And now it looks like Wednesday is going to be the meat in a #Top10WxDay sandwich, because Matt Brickman says Thursday will bring another glorious one.

03/11/2015

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Twin Cities Takes Advantage Of #Top10WxDay

If you haven’t booked some time outdoors this Tuesday, you’re not doing it right. That’s because it’s a #Top10WxDay. Meteorologist Matt Brickman said temperature should flirt with the 60s in the Twin Cities, and indeed have already topped that benchmark in other areas of the state.

03/10/2015

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Get Ready For A #Top10WxDay Tuesday!

Monday is already off to a comfortable, cloudy start, with high temperatures expected in the mid-50s – the warmest temperatures the state has seen in 18 weeks. But it gets even better Tuesday.

03/09/2015

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Guest Pass: Eden Prairie’s Historic Home Turned Coffee House

If the aroma of freshly roasted coffee doesn’t draw you in, the beauty of the Smith Douglas More House might do the trick. “Sheldon Smith built the house in 1877. Then his daughter married Sheldon Douglas, who moved in here after him, and then Earl More bought it from them,” Alex Schuster said.

03/05/2015

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Wednesday Brings Bitter Cold, Heat Wave May Arrive Next Week

While the air on Wednesday feels like the deepest, most miserable part of winter — the kind that settles into your bones as though setting up shop for the long term — there are a few signs of impending spring in the air.

03/04/2015

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Snow Storm Moves Through Minn., Followed By High Winds

Snow came down quick and heavy across Minnesota Tuesday morning. In the metro area, the snow began picking up around 7:30 a.m. with visibility falling to less than a mile. The snow tapered off around noon, but strong winds followed.

03/03/2015

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Accomplish MN: ‘Make A Wish’ Recipient Hits The Ice With Hockey Heroes

Earlier this week, WCCO introduced you to Gabe, a competitive 12-year-old from Vadnais Heights. He couldn’t play sports while doctors treated him for lymphoma but now, he’s cancer free. This week, Gabe had some special moments with his hockey heroes.

02/28/2015

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Could We Finally See Major Snow Next Week?

It’s been a bit of a bust for snow-lovers throughout the Twin Cities. With just 25.3” this winter, we’re more than a foot below average. But there is some hope as the calendar turns to March.

02/27/2015

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Accomplish MN: Samantha Gets Her Wish Of Meeting A Mermaid

Samantha Crook is a sweet, soft-spoken first grader with a ready smile. But over the last two years, she’s had to overcome a lot. “In Samantha’s case, she was never sick. She was sick for just about two to three days before she was diagnosed, so we had no indication,” Samantha’s mom, Teri Crook, said.

02/25/2015

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Accomplish MN: WCCO Helps Grant Gabe’s Make-A-Wish Dream

WCCO is trying to raise 20 million airline miles to grant wishes of kids around the state for Make-A-Wish Minnesota, and we’re having a little fun in the process! WCCO is holding a #Race4Wishes around the Twin Cities. WCCO TV’s Kylie Bearse and WCCO Radio’s John Williams will compete against WCCO TV’s Matt Brickman and 12-year-old Gabe from Vadnais Heights is the other team.

02/25/2015

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Accomplish MN: Make-A-Wish Recipient Noah Heads To Atlantis

All day Wednesday, WCCO will be sharing the stories of Minnesota kids that Make-A-Wish Minnesota helps. WCCO is trying to raise 20 million airline miles for these kids, to help their wish come true. With the help of our viewers we can send kids like Noah on the trip of a lifetime.

02/25/2015

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Accomplish MN: Make-A-Wish Recipient, Noah, Documents Trip To Australia

WCCO teamed up with Make-A-Wish Minnesota last March to accomplish something big. Through your generosity, over 18 million airline miles were raised to grant the wishes of local kids. One of those kids was Noah, a teenager from Rochester.

02/24/2015

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Bitter Wind Chills To Start The Week

Wind chill advisories are in effect Monday for most of Minnesota and western Wisconsin until 10 a.m. A few counties in extreme northern Minnesota are even seeing wind chill warnings, with wind chills expected to reach nearly 45 degrees below zero.

02/23/2015

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