Memorial Day

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University Of Minnesota Food Scientist Dies

A University of Minnesota food scientist has died, nine days after he was pulled from a private pool during a Memorial Day gathering in St. Louis Park. The Hennepin County medical examiner’s office said Friday that 48-year-old Koushik Seetharaman died Tuesday at Hennepin County Medical Center. The cause of death was a lack of oxygen to the brain. Doctors believe he suffered a cardiac arrest in the pool.

06/07/2014

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Bear Vanishes After Numerous Sightings In The South Metro

The first reports of a north woods visitor came just prior to the Memorial Day weekend. On Friday morning, the phone line to Savage police began ringing as folks like Jessica Sepeda called in, saying they’d seen a bear.

05/28/2014

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Mosquito Population ‘Explodes’ After Holiday Weekend

Now that the weather’s getting nice, Minnesota’s most common pest is popping out. The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District said over the Memorial Day weekend there was an explosion in the mosquito population.

05/28/2014

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Mosquito Season Is Back

Memorial Day marked the unofficial start to summer and it also kicked off the start to mosquito season.

05/27/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Steve Perry returns to the stage….that and other highlights from today’s show can be found by CLICKING THE LINK ABOVE.

05/27/2014

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Maplewood Family Remembers Son, 27, Killed In Afghanistan

For the Frokjer family of Maplewood, Memorial Day used to be a day of barbeques and celebrating summer. Now, it’s a day to remember the life of 27-year-old Sgt. Chad Frokjer, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

05/26/2014

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MN Veterans Hope To Remind People Of The ‘Real Reason’ For Memorial Day

For many who have served, Memorial Day has a very special meaning. For some it’s a day of pain, remembering the lives lost during combat. For others it’s a time to honor the fallen and let others know why it’s important to do so. But for most all who served, it is more than just a day off from work, barbecues and family gatherings.

05/26/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy Warm Memorial Day Weather

The Memorial Day holiday in Minnesota is proof of how much difference a year can make. Memorial Day 2014 in Minnesota was quite different than Memorial Day 2013. Temps soared into the 80’s in the Twin Cities on Monday.

05/26/2014

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Podcast Page: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-25-14

A busy Memorial Day….Click the link above to listen back to some of the highlights via the PODCAST PAGE.

05/26/2014

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What’s Open, What’s Closed On Memorial Day?

It’s Memorial Day, a day where we take time to honor those past and present who have served our country to ensure our freedom. It also leads to some confusion on what places are closed and what are open.

05/26/2014

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Minnesota Rifle Squad Members To Be Obama’s Guests

A group of Minnesotans are in the nation’s capitol Sunday to honor our country’s fallen heroes. They’ll be participating in the national Memorial Day celebration in Washington D.C., invited there by the President.

05/25/2014

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Minnesotans Soak Up Sun, Warm Weather

Warm weather is finally here! High temperatures and a sunny sky swept across the state of Minnesota Saturday. Temperatures have been warm this whole week, which gets many thinking that warm weather may finally be here to stay.

05/24/2014

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Anoka Co. Hosts Memorial Day Service At Bunker Hills Park

Dozens gathered Saturday to remember our country’s fallen heroes this Memorial Day weekend. A ceremony was held at the Anoka County Veterans Memorial at Bunker Hills Park. Several veterans spoke to the crowd, while visitors placed flowers at the memorial site.

05/24/2014

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Water Level, Debris Make Minnehaha Creek Unsafe For Paddlers

You may have to change your Memorial Day weekend plans if they include canoeing or kayaking down Minnehaha Creek. The recent rain caused high levels on Lake Minnetonka. As a result, water is being released into the creek to lower it. The Minnehaha Creek Watershed District warns the release is causing unsafe conditions.

05/23/2014

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MnDOT: I-94 Down To 1 Lane Near Monticello

The Minnesota Department of Transportation reports that Interstate 94 westbound near Monticello is down to a single lane due to a pavement failure. The stretch should be down to a single lane for about an hour, MnDOT said.

05/23/2014

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