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Fmr. Minnetonka Player Set To Hit The Court With Badgers In Final Four

The Dearrings from Minnetonka have deep family roots with the Badgers: the older brother is a backup guard, Dad is a basketball trainer, and the younger brother hopes to play basketball for Wisconsin one day as well.

04/04/2015

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Minn. Casino Owner Touts Merger With Nevada Company

Lakes Entertainment Inc., owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland, said Thursday its pending merger with a privately held Nevada gambling company will be a boon to shareholders and create a company uniquely positioned for growth in other states. “We are very excited about this transaction and believe it will benefit Lakes’ shareholders tremendously,” CEO Lyle Berman said in a fourth-quarter earnings statement.

03/12/2015

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Officials: Boy, 15, Charged In Minnetonka Shooting

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has issued charges against a 15-year-old boy in connection with the shooting in Minnetonka on Monday evening. According to Minnetonka Police, around 5 p.m. Monday officers responded to a call of an explosion in the 5400 block of Byscane Way in Minnetonka.

03/05/2015

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Minnetonka Man Critical After Being Shot By 15-Year-Old Son

Police were called to a home on the 5400 block of Byscane Way at about 5 p.m. Monday after reports of an explosion. When they arrived, they found the homeowner shot. His 15-year-old son was taken into custody.

03/03/2015

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Man In Critical Condition After Being Shot In The Face

A Minnetonka man is in critical condition after police say his 15-year-old son shot him in the face. The shooting happened Monday afternoon in the family’s home, and it’s not yet clear if it was intentional.

03/03/2015

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Police: 15-Year-Old Fires Shotgun At Father In Minnetonka

Authorities say an adult male was hospitalized after a shooting in Minnetonka Monday afternoon and one suspect is in custody. Minnetonka Police were called on a report of a shooting on the 5400 block of Byscane Lane.

03/02/2015

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1 Hurt In Minnetonka House Fire

One person was hurt after a house fire in Minnetonka early Saturday morning. Crews were called to the fire on the 5500 block of Eden Prairie Road just after 2:30 a.m.

02/28/2015

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Prep Blog: Boys Hockey Playoff Games Highlight Weekend Match-Ups

We’re sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.

02/27/2015

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A New Game In Town: Hockey Schools Or Hockey Factories?

Just since last year, two new hockey-intensive private schools opened in the Twin Cities, geared toward producing top talent by offering ice time and elite coaching as part of every school day.

02/21/2015

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Prep Blog: State Dance Competition Highlights Weekend Sports

The state’s best ski teams, both downhill and cross country, are at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik this week for their perspective state tournaments. This weekend, the best dance teams in Minnesota hit Target Center in Minneapolis to determine the best high kick and jazz programs in three classes in the state..

02/12/2015

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Prep Blog: Friday’s Top High School Match-Ups

There’s a great boys hockey match-up Friday night in the north Twin Cities metro between a pair of ranked teams with a combined five losses in 34 games. One of them was a state runner-up last year.

01/23/2015

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Minnetonka Cop Hurt In Crash With State Trooper

A crash involving two squad cars sent a Minnetonka police officer to the hospital. The officer and a State Trooper were both responding to a reported stabbing around 9:50 p.m. Sunday night.

01/12/2015

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Prep Blog: Timberwolves Shootout Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

This weekend, there are plenty of great match-ups in hockey and basketball. One of the top events of the weekend is the Timberwolves Shootout, an all-day event at Target Center where some of Minnesota’s top teams face talented squads from across the country.

01/09/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Singer, Songwriter Pete Ford

We were all there, right? We grow up and have no idea what to do? One Minnetonka man was at that point and decided to run away to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Now Pete Ford is 24 years old and hitting all the right notes.

12/23/2014

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Weird Weather Has Odd Impact On Outdoor Recreation

For snowboarders Alex Olsson and Joey Titus, the slopes of Buck Hill were all theirs Monday afternoon.

12/22/2014

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High School Skiers, And Dads, Battle At Wild Mountain Invitational

Hundreds of high school skiers were in Taylors Falls Friday for one of Minnesota’s biggest and most competitive downhill ski competitions — the Wild Mountain Invitational. It’s a good, early test to see who will be contenders at the state meet in February.

12/19/2014

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Prep Blog: Edina Hockey Tournament Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

We’re a week away from Christmas and high school students are ready to mentally check out for the holidays. Once the final exams are over and winter break starts, break out the video games, Ipods and DVDs. Or for the high school athletes, it’s the start of the busiest time of the winter sports year.

12/18/2014

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Minnetonka Police Issue Crime Alert Following 8 Residential Burglaries

The Minnetonka Police Department are asking homeowners to be aware this holiday season after eight burglaries have occurred since Nov. 17. According to the Minnetonka Police Department, a crime alert was issued after four residential burglaries occurred between Nov. 17 and 19.

12/04/2014

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Westonka Program Aims To Make Minnetonka A Better Walleye Destination

The boating season has pretty much ended on Lake Minnetonka, but to one group of anglers what they did Friday will pay off next summer. They’re with the Westonka Walleye Program, a private effort to improve walleye fishing close to home.

10/31/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Oct. 24, 2014

The first round of playoff games for high school football took place Friday evening, and WCCO was there to catch all the action. If you weren’t able to make it any of the great high school games, take a look at the videos below.

10/24/2014

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Prep Blog: Section Semifinals, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

It’s playoff time in high school football in Minnesota. That means we’re in the heart of the fall, and every time a team takes the field the season is on the line. Athletes and teams hit the practice field in August and do the two-a-day practices for what starts now. It’s a chance to have an opportunity to play for a spot in the state tournament.

10/24/2014

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Minn. Doctor Dies In Black Hills Motorcycle Crash

A Minnesota behavioral pediatrician who was on a camping trip in the Black Hills is dead after being involved in a motorcycle crash.

09/21/2014

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WCCO Radio Rally: September 11-12

There is a lot of season still left, but a change at the top of our rankings show that the early games have moved a few things around. Here is the rundown for this week’s High School Radio Rally on WCCO!

09/11/2014

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Zebra Mussels Discovered In West Metro Lake

Officials confirm that zebra mussels have been found in another lake in the western Twin Cities. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the Minnehaha Creek Watershed District say the invasive pest was found in Lake Virginia.

09/11/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Aug. 29, 2014

The Great Minnesota Get-Together is winding down and the fall high schools sports reason is ramping up. Friday marked the first High School Sports Rally of the 2014-2015 high school season.

08/29/2014

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