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Gophers Coach Pitino: ‘I Am Very Happy At The U’

Amid much speculation that the University of Alabama was showing interest in him, Gopher men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino seems to be staying put. Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers.

04/03/2015

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Good Question: What Are Our Busiest Freeways?

Millions of drivers use metro freeways in Minneapolis and St. Paul every day to get to and from work, run errands or just shuttle around. In fact, MnDOT says the Interstate 35W/Interstate 94 interchange can see up to 180,000 people a day.

04/02/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Easter Brunch In Minnesota

Easter Sunday is just a few days away, and many families will celebrate with a classic Easter brunch. It’s a holiday tradition for Minnesotans, and WCCO wanted to know who is serving up the best. Your votes sent us to Jax Cafe, a northeast Minneapolis mainstay that’s spanned more than 80 years and three generations of the Kozlak family.

04/02/2015

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Vigil Set For Man Shot Dead In Downtown Minneapolis

A vigil is planned Friday evening in honor of a man who was shot to death one week ago in downtown Minneapolis. Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Murry Williams, of Bloomington, was found shot several times near the intersection of North 10th Street and Currie Avenue by an off-duty police officer at about 6:30 a.m. There is currently no suspect in custody.

04/02/2015

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Mayor Hodges Makes State Of The City Address For Minneapolis

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges laid out her plan Thursday to improve public safety, education initiatives and environmental impacts in the city. But she said it can’t be done without community help.

04/02/2015

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Minneapolis Students Flock To Classrooms On Spring Break

While most kids are on Spring Break having fun in the sun, some are spending their days in a classroom. More than 4,000 Minneapolis Public School students opted to spend their time off attending “Spring Break Academy,” a week-long adventure hosted at more than two dozen schools.

04/02/2015

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Twin Cities Rabbi Shares The Story Of Passover

Passover begins at sunset Friday night. Sim Glaser is the Rabbi at Temple Israel in Minneapolis. He explained the meaning of Passover and its significance.

04/02/2015

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Pekovic To Miss Rest Of Season With Achilles Injury

Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic will miss the rest of the regular season to have surgery on an injured right Achilles, the team announced Thursday.

04/02/2015

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Body Recovered From Mississippi River ID’d As Missing U Of M Student

Officials said the body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday evening. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office said the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/02/2015

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Minnesota Twins Announce Home Opener Is Sold Out

If you don’t have a ticket yet for the Minnesota Twins home opener on April 13, you’re probably out of luck. Twins officials said Thursday that tickets for the 3:10 p.m. game at Target Field are sold out. Even if you don’t have a ticket, fans are encouraged to participate in pregame festivities.

04/02/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Cook Saint Paul

When you take a neighborhood that’s been down and out and add some business owners like Eddie Wu. You have a recipe for a rebirth. This week, Jason DeRusha eats at Cook Saint Paul.

04/02/2015

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Al Franken Urges David Letterman To Run For US Senate

U.S. Sen. Al Franken made his first appearance on David Letterman’s “The Late Show” for the first time since the Minnesotan went to Washington in 2009. The senator and Letterman are old friends that date back to Franken’s days as a writer and performer on Saturday Night Live.

04/02/2015

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Sheriff: Body Of Young Woman Recovered From Miss. River In Mpls.

The body of a young woman was recovered from the Mississippi River Wednesday night in Minneapolis. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s office says the body was found by the county’s water patrol near the 10th Avenue Bridge at about 7 p.m.

04/01/2015

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Cobb Hoping Big Senior Season Turns Into NFL Opportunity

David Cobb set a single-season rushing record with the University of Minnesota football team last season, one that helped turn the Gopher program around. Now he’s hoping to get a pay day as a result. Cobb is preparing for the upcoming NFL Draft, which means overcoming an injury.

04/01/2015

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Woman Fleeing ATM Robbery Hits 2 Innocent Bystanders

The group “Rhythmic Circus” had just finished rehearsal late Monday night at a south Minneapolis dance studio. Six friends were standing outside the studio on the sidewalk when tragedy came out of nowhere

04/01/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week

From a 45th anniversary show at First Avenue to a complete performance of Abbey Road at the Cabooze, here are the four shows you should see this weekend.

04/01/2015

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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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1 Dead In Minneapolis Shooting

A 17-year-old is dead after a shooting in Minneapolis Monday night. According to police, around 10:45 p.m. officers were alerted of a shooting in the 2200 block of 13th Avenue South from the shot spotter system.

04/01/2015

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Faribault Dance Team Doubts Sincerity Of Lakeville South’s Apology

It’s been a month and a half since a dance team’s state title was protested by their competitors. Last month, the Faribault dance team won the State 3-A high kick competition.

The five teams they were competing against refused to take their places during the ceremony.

03/31/2015

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Alabama ‘Showing Interest’ In Gophers Coach Richard Pitino

The coaching carousel is spinning as we head into the Final Four with some coaches departing programs and others filling openings. Richard Pitino just finished his second season with the Gophers, but his name is being thrown in the mix to take over an SEC program.

03/31/2015

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Service Workers Intend To Strike On Tax Day Over Wages

A group of workers in the fast food, janitorial, and other service industries say they will strike in protest of low wages. The group, known by the name Fight for $15, said that they are planning to mobilize on Tax Day — April 15.

03/31/2015

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Gophers’ Zahui B. Named AP First Team All-American

University of Minnesota sophomore Amanda Zahui B. was named a First Team All-American by the Associated Press on Tuesday. Zahui is the first player in the history of the Gopher program to be named a First Team All-American.

03/31/2015

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Heyday Chef Earns National Honor From Food & Wine Magazine

A Minneapolis chef has been named one of the best in America with the 27th annual Best New Chefs award given out by Food & Wine Magazine. Jim Christiansen of Heyday in Minneapolis was named one of the 10 best new chefs in America, according to Food & Wine Editor Dana Corwin.

03/31/2015

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Twin Cities’ Traffic Congestion Ranks Among Worst in U.S.

If you’re sitting in traffic right now checking the news, this story will likely not come as a major surprise. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been ranked among the worst areas in the nation in terms of traffic congestion.

03/31/2015

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Police: Video Shows Missing U Of M Student Going Into River

Minneapolis Police said Monday they will be seeking the assistance of the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office in a water recovery effort to find missing University of Minnesota student Jennifer Houle.

03/30/2015

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