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Conservationists Spot Endangered Piping Plovers In Duluth

Conservationists say two piping plovers have been spotted in Duluth, and they are hoping that means the endangered bird will decide to nest in the area.

05/24/2015

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Bemidji Complain Of Mosquitoes More Than Most, Study Says

No Minnesota resident is pleased to see a mosquito, but residents of Bemidji may be the most mosquito-shy of all.

05/18/2015

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Tap Talk: Red Cow ‘COWlaborating’ With Odell Brewing

Moo-ve over, Colorado. Minnesota is taking over your beer. Local restaurant, Red Cow, is teaming up with Colorado’s Odell Brewing Co. to create a one-of-a-kind IPA: COWlaboration.

05/05/2015

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Same-Sex Marriage Opponents Urge Supreme Court To Go Slow

Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

04/26/2015

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Gopher Football To Have 4 Night Games In 2015

The University of Minnesota announced Thursday that the Gophers football team will have four night games in the 2015 season that will be nationally televised. The prime time games will be highlighted by Minnesota’s season opener against TCU on Thursday, Sept. 3, at TCF Bank Stadium.

04/23/2015

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Talking Points: Author Says Only 10 States Matter In A Presidential Race

It may seem a little early, but this past week has seen an awful lot of activity in presidential politics.

04/19/2015

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Minneapolis Federal Reserve to start Indian Country center

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis plans to start a national center to spur development on Indian reservations, which have been plagued by poverty passed down through generations, according to the Fed bank’s outgoing president.

04/04/2015

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2 states, US Appealing Judge’s Ruling On Great Lakes Wolves

Michigan is joining the federal government in appealing a decision that restores legal protections for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region.

02/27/2015

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Released Felons Seek Voting Rights In MN

One of the most heavily pushed bills lawmakers will take up this session is whether or not to restore voting rights to convicted felons.

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Keidel: Giving Thanks For Sports

Since we are upon our great day of gratitude, a pretext for gorging on poultry and then taking our swollen torsos to the nearest television for some football, let’s look to sports for reasons to give thanks.

11/26/2014

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Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest In Upper Midwest

The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields.

11/10/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-24-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Click the link above to listen to Dave Lee’s Podcasts from Friday!

10/24/2014

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Minnesota Tries To Avoid Michigan Hangover

The Little Brown Jug has been on a victory parade of sorts after Minnesota took it from Michigan for just the second time in the last 24 games of one of the longest running rivalries in college football. It’s hard to blame the Golden Gophers, or their giddy fans and school officials, for reveling in the aftermath of a 30-14 victory at the Big House on Sept. 27.

10/07/2014

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Gophers Fans Can See Little Brown Jug Wednesday, Thursday

There was plenty of excitement among fans last Saturday after the University of Minnesota football team beat Michigan 30-14 to reclaim the Little Brown Jug. Gophers fans looking to see the Little Brown Jug for themselves and even take a picture with it can do so Wednesday and Thursday night.

10/01/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Fills In. 9-29-14

Miss something from Monday? John Hines fills in for Dave Lee with plenty of highlights, which you can access on the PODCAST PAGE! Click the link above.

09/29/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee! 9-26-14

Check out today’s show highlights on THE PODCAST PAGE! Click the link to listen back……

09/26/2014

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Minnesota Vs. Michigan: More Than Little Brown Jug At Stake

Minnesota at Michigan. The Little Brown Jug is on the line. So, it seems, is Brady Hoke’s job based on the noise coming out of Ann Arbor. Last week’s 16-point loss to Utah at home, following the 31-0 defeat at Notre Dame two weeks earlier, has made this as much a must-win game as there can be in late September.

09/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-23-14

Miss something from Tuesday’s show? Click the link above to head to Dave Lee’s PODCAST PAGE!

09/23/2014

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College Football Spotlight: Battered Big Ten Is Beleaguered, But Not Beaten Just Yet

Unfortunately for the Big Ten, the chance to prove itself on the national stage in 2014 has officially been missed.

09/09/2014

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Mankato Man Diving In Michigan Drowns

A Mankato, Minn. man died Saturday afternoon while scuba diving in the Straits of Mackinaw in Michigan, the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s Office said. Dennis Javens, 64, was died when his tank allegedly ran out of air and he was unable to surface. According to the Cheboygan County Sheriff’s office, Javens was in Michigan visiting friends when they went diving on the sunken vessel, Cedarville.

08/11/2014

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Climate Report Predicts More Extremes In Midwest

A report by the National Climate Assessment says a warming planet will worsen a series of weather trends already showing up across the Midwest. Look for more extremes: searing heat, late-spring freezes, floods and droughts across a region that includes Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri.

05/06/2014

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UnitedHealth, Snyder To Make Jobs Announcement

The country’s largest health benefits and services company will join Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to make a jobs-related announcement. UnitedHealth Group CEO Stephen Hemsley and Snyder on Tuesday afternoon are planning to discuss the future of subsidiary Optum in the state.

04/29/2014

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States Seek Delay In Protecting Long-Eared Bat

Four states in the Upper Midwest want federal officials to delay listing the northern long-eared bat as an endangered species. Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin made the request this month to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

04/24/2014

Aaron Harrison #2 of the Kentucky Wildcats celebrates with teammates Julius Randle #30 and Dakari Johnson #44 after defeating the Michigan Wolverines 75 to 72 in the midwest regional final of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 30, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Harrison Lifts Wildcats To 75-72 Win Over Michigan

Aaron Harrison made a 3-pointer from NBA range with 2.3 seconds left Sunday to lift Kentucky to a 75-72 win over Michigan and a trip to the Final Four.

03/30/2014

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