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21 New Cancer Cases Found In Study Of Miners

Minnesota health officials and university researchers say they’ve found 21 new cases of a rare form of lung cancer called mesothelioma among a group of miners who they’ve been following since the late 1990s.

02/17/2015

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Gov. Dayton Dangles Road Projects To Be Built Under His Plan

Gov. Mark Dayton says his transportation funding proposal would result in 600 road-and-bridge improvement projects across the state.

02/17/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Jean Spannaus, 92, & Her Healthy, Active Life

Just getting to the age of 90 years old is a feat all by itself. Now, add in activities like driving, working out and going to baseball games. Some of us aren’t good at balancing those things at a third of that age. Then you meet Jean Spannaus, who, at 92 years old, works out two days a week and is the inspiration to many.

02/17/2015

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Best Places For Bridesmaids Dresses In Minnesota

Behind every great bride, there are great bridesmaids. These stores will take good care of the ladies and are sure to help make the wedding experience even more memorable.

02/17/2015

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The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. Sports

Competitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we’re taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.

02/16/2015

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Bill Stemming Lottery Power Heads To Minnesota House Floor

The bill to restrict the venues for Minnesota lottery ticket sales is headed to the House floor for a vote. A final committee endorsed the proposal Monday amid calls by some lawmakers to seek a compromise with Gov. Mark Dayton rather than provoke a veto.

02/16/2015

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Calmer Tone Heard From Dayton, Bakk In Dispute Over Salaries

Last week’s confrontation over Minnesota agency commissioner pay gave way Monday to a calmer tone between two key Democrats in the middle of it, Gov. Mark Dayton and Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk.

02/16/2015

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St. Paul’s Tourism Agency Hopes New Video Will Attract More Visitors

Visit St. Paul, the city’s tourism agency, has launched a new visitor’s guide and video showcasing what the city has to offer.

02/16/2015

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Best Sketching Classes In Minnesota

Develop a fun new hobby or sharpen your lifetime skills at these five fabulous Minnesota sketching classes.

02/16/2015

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Minnesota’s School Vaccination Rates

This week on WCCO Sunday Morning, Esme Murphy talked with Doug Schultz from the Minnesota Department of Health about the current controversy surrounding vaccinations and the high-profile measles outbreaks.

02/15/2015

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Best Spring Break 2015 Destinations Near Minnesota For College Students

Check out these nearby mini-vacation destination ideas for a great spring break 2015.

02/14/2015

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After Death Of 14-Year-Old, Prior Lake Community Searches For Comfort

Family, friends and classmates of a teenager killed in a car accident gathered Friday night to remember her.

Anna Bird was a 14-year-old freshman at Prior Lake High School.

02/13/2015

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Maplewood Man Charged In Death Of 18-Month-Old Baby

A 35-year-old Maplewood man is accused of killing an 18-month-old baby girl Thursday morning, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office. At 11:03 a.m. on Thursday, Maplewood police responded to the report of a baby who was not breathing at a residence on the 2500 block of Barclay Street.

02/13/2015

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61-Year-Old Man Dies After Princeton Fire

A 61-year-old man is dead after a rural Princeton fire Wednesday afternoon, according to the Hennepin County Medical Examiner. The medical examiner says Stanley Orton, of Princeton, suffered from thermal injuries at the fire located on 5167 160th Ave.

02/13/2015

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Prior Lake High Student Killed In Car Crash; 2 Others Seriously Injured

A 14-year-old Prior Lake High School student is dead and two others are critically injured after the vehicle they were in left the road and hit a tree Thursday night, according to the Scott County Sheriff’s Department.

02/13/2015

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Survey: Daft Punk Is Minnesota’s Favorite Artist

Apparently, Minnesota’s up all night to get lucky … and listen to “Get Lucky.” A lot. As reported by our sister station 104.1 JACK-FM, Minnesota’s favorite musical act during the last year was none other than the French house duo Daft Punk.

02/13/2015

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Identities Released In Fatal Mower County Crash

The two people involved in a fatal crash between a semi-truck and a passenger car in Mower County have been identified.

02/13/2015

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President Obama Hosts First-Ever Cybersecurity Summit

Cyber crimes cost businesses $13 million a year and also hurt consumers by stealing their personal information. That’s why President Barack Obama — along with top executives, law enforcement and privacy experts — is trying to increase privacy guards to protect companies against hackers.

02/13/2015

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Valentine’s Day Rush: Flower Shops Busy Making Arrangements

For Valentine’s Day, many people say “I love you” by sending out flowers and Feb. 12 is the usually the busiest day of the year for many flower shops. Thirty designers at Bachman’s in south Minneapolis will create more than 8,000 arrangements for the holiday. Many are made with a specific person in mind.

02/13/2015

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Best Ski Slopes For Kids Near Minnesota

Families wanting to ski don’t need to venture out west to hit the slopes. Minnesota and our Midwest neighbors offer plenty of options for the youngest ski-lovers within a quick drive.

02/13/2015

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Moorhead Police: Vehicle In Question Not Linked To NDSU Death

The Moorhead Police Department says public assistance has helped determine that a vehicle — caught on camera near where a murdered NDSU student’s body was found – is not linked to the killing.

02/12/2015

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Minn. Orchestra To Perform 2 Concerts In Cuba

The Minnesota Orchestra will be the first U.S. orchestra to perform in Cuba since the recent push to reestablish diplomatic relations, the orchestra announced Thursday.

02/12/2015

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Best Mardi Gras Celebrations In Minnesota

Arouse your spirits and warm your soul this season with any of these five Mardi Gras events.

02/12/2015

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Elk River Mother Shares Family’s Experience With Congenital Heart Defect

An Elk River mother is sharing her family’s traumatic experience and hoping to leave other parents-to-be with one message that could save a life.

02/12/2015

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Local Tap Talk: 612Brew Celebrates 2-Year Anniversary, Unveils New Cans

After two years of hard work, a northeast Minneapolis brewery is spreading its wings and branching out to local liquor stores this month.

02/11/2015

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