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Tracking Danger: Oil Train Disaster Could Devastate Rural Towns

The number is staggering. More than 326,000 Minnesotans — most of them in the Twin Cities area — live within what is considered an evacuation zone in the event of a major oil train disaster. So, is the state doing enough to make sure local communities are protected?

WCCO’s Laura Oakes has the next in our five-part series, Tracking Danger: Minnesota’s Crude Reality.

10 hours ago

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Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing In NW Minn., Crashes Into Car

A driver in northwest Minnesota had an unusual sight in her rearview mirror late Tuesday morning — a small plane catching up to her on the road.

14 hours ago

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US Steel To Idle Part Of Minntac; 680 Layoffs Expected

U.S. Steel Corp. said Tuesday it plans to idle part of its Minntac plant at Minnesota’s biggest iron mine, resulting in about 680 layoffs. It’s the latest symptom of a downturn in the American steel industry that has taken a heavy toll on the Iron Range of northeastern Minnesota.

17 hours ago

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Police: St. Cloud Man Accused Of Causing $100K Damage In Apt. Arson

St. Cloud police say they arrested a 26-year-old man after he allegedly set fire to a 30-unit apartment building early Tuesday morning.

18 hours ago

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Ed Sheeran Returning To Minnesota

Exactly a year after playing Target Center, Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran is bringing his fall tour to the Xcel Energy Center this September.

20 hours ago

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Tracking Danger: Rice Fire Chief Says Derailment Would Overwhelm Department

Rice is a sleepy town of about 1,200 people, but every 15 minutes or so, trains come flying through the heart of it at 50 mph. These trains are carrying a variety of freight, but much of it is oil from the Bakken Oil Fields in North Dakota.

20 hours ago

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Study: Roughly Half Of Americans Not Saving Enough

A new survey reveals many Americans aren’t doing a good job when it comes to saving their income. According to Bankrate.com, roughly half of all Americans save 5 percent or less of their incomes.

21 hours ago

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Group Of Minn. Officers Rally Around Cop Families Dealing With Cancer

A group of police officers is answering a call for help from some of their own and accomplishing something great for Minnesota.

03/30/2015

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Tracking Danger: Crude Oil On Minn. Railways

WCCO’s Edgar Linares begins our five-part series Tracking Danger: Minnesota’s Crude Reality.

03/30/2015

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Local Tap Talk: Urban Growler — MN’s First Women-Owned Brewery

When co-founders Deb Loch and her partner, Jill Pavlak, decided to make a major life change they had no idea they’d be making history in Minnesota. Truth is they just wanted to bring people together at a turbulent time in United States’ politics.

03/30/2015

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4 Things To Know: Missing UMN Student, Controversial Indiana Legislation & More

These are the four things you need to know for Monday, March 30.

03/30/2015

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Best Easter Day Events In Minnesota

Hop on over to any of these great Easter Day events!

03/30/2015

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Five Must-See Museums In Minnesota

You don’t know Minnesota until you’ve been to these local museums.

03/28/2015

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Good Questions: Gas Prices, Mississippi Structures, Gray Hair

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores gas prices, strange structures in the Mississippi River and gray hair.

03/27/2015

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Minnesota-Duluth Beats Minnesota 4-1 In NCAA Play

Willie Raskob had a goal and an assist in a three-goal flurry in the first period and Minnesota-Duluth beat Minnesota 4-1 on Friday night in the first round of the Northeast Regional of the NCAA hockey tournament.

03/27/2015

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Outbreak Of Bird Flu At 2nd Minnesota Turkey Farm

State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.

03/27/2015

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A Minnesota Myth Sparked ‘Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter’

An urban legend from the snowy, desolate plains of Minnesota was the catalyst that led to “Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter,” a new, haunting film from brothers David and Nathan Zellner.

03/27/2015

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Jamie Yuccas Leads Tours At MIA For 100th Birthday Celebration

For its 100th birthday, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is offering a surprise a week!

03/27/2015

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Police: Man Shot Multiple Times, Killed In Downtown Mpls.

Police say a man has died after being shot multiple times in downtown Minneapolis Friday morning.

03/27/2015

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Best Dog Runs In Minnesota

Sometimes dogs just want to run free! These dog run areas in the Twin Cities give dogs that freedom.

03/27/2015

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Ortiz, Napoli Return As Red Sox Beat Twins 5-4

David Ortiz was 0 for 3 in his return to Boston’s lineup after a nine-day absence, and the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 5-4 Thursday.

03/26/2015

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Bells Tolling April 9 To Mark Anniversary Of Civil War End

Bells will ring in unison across Minnesota and other places in the country on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end.

03/26/2015

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Experience Twin Cities Trails With ’30 Days Of Biking’ Challenge

The cycling community is offering up a challenge that could improve your health and introduce you to the Twin Cities biking trails. It’s called 30 Days of Biking.

03/26/2015

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Gov. Dayton’s Approval Rating Hits 54 Percent

About three months in to his second term, a new poll shows Gov. Mark Dayton has one of his highest approval ratings since taking office.

03/26/2015

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Wild Blog: The Wall That Is Devan Dubnyk

“Doooobs!” That’s the cheer you’re hearing from Wild fans, including myself, as goalie Devan Dubnyk’s continues to play out of his mind!

03/26/2015

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