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Met Council Says St. Paul Is Growing Its Fastest In Nearly 50 Years

The Metropolitan Council’s latest look at population growth shows St. Paul is back to around 300,000 people. It hasn’t been this full since 1970. The Met Council also found Minneapolis has grown as well as the entire seven county Metro area.

05/19/2015

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Study: Bird Flu’s Economic Impact Above $300M In Minnesota

The discovery of another infected flock of chickens will mean that 2 million birds will have to be destroyed — the latest casualties of the bird flu. Meanwhile, the economic impact of the flu is just beginning to be felt.

05/18/2015

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State Leaders Approve Funding To Stop Bird Flu

Help is on the way for Minnesota farmers trying to bounce back from this year’s devastating outbreak of the bird flu. Millions of turkeys and chickens have had to be euthanized, and the State Fair is canceling all bird exhibits this year as a precaution.

05/17/2015

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Dairy Queen Removing Soda From Kids’ Menus

Soft drinks are still on the kids’ menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s in eliminating soda. That doesn’t mean adults can’t order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn’t listed is a huge relief.

05/15/2015

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Report: Americans Are Losing Their Religion

The number of Americans who identify as Christian is decreasing, according to a survey done by the Pew Research Center. The survey shows that between 2007 and 2014 the number of people who identified as Christian fell from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent.

05/12/2015

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MN Supreme Court Hears Arguments At Edison H.S.

Minnesota’s seven Supreme Court justices held court inside Edison High School in Minneapolis Monday, where the judges heard arguments from attorneys about an appeal in a real murder case.

05/11/2015

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Communities In Shock After Elk River Cop, Son Killed In St. Michael

The Elk River Police Department is dealing with the death of an officer for the first time in the department’s history. Officer Todd Besser and his son were both shot to death Saturday night. And now, authorities have another one of the officer’s sons in custody.

05/10/2015

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911 Dispatcher Creates First-Aid Kits For K-9 Officers

Police canines are usually the first members of law enforcement to enter a dangerous situation. Members of law enforcement tell WCCO that caring for K-9s is quite expensive. Plymouth Police Officer Matt Gliniany says it costs roughly $13,000 to raise and care for a typical police dog.

05/08/2015

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With ‘Promise Zone’ Designation, Another Push For Universal Pre-K

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Minnesota on Tuesday and called the state a model for others. He announced that the White House has named Minneapolis a “Promise Zone.” That means the city can get a leg up on the competition when applying for federal grants that create jobs and help close the achievement gap.

04/28/2015

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Girl’s Bracelets Help Foundation That Helped Her

Families with loved ones battling serious illnesses face significant financial burdens in addition to emotional pain.

That’s why 12-year-old Taylor Breimhorst, of Shakopee, makes and sells hundreds of bracelets from her home to help families in need.

04/27/2015

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Wild Fans Excited After Series Win Over Blues

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo encouraged fans to have a few Bloody Mary’s and get excited about Game 6 Sunday, knowing a win would send them to the Western Conference Semifinals against Chicago.

04/26/2015

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Man Charged With Threatening Att’y General Over Terror Charges

A man has been charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS. Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.”

04/24/2015

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Questions Arise Over Funds Donated To Barway’s Funeral Fund

Barway Collins’ family pastor says he wants to set the record straight about the community fundraising efforts to give the boy a proper burial. The 10-year-old’s body was found just over one week ago in North Mississippi Regional Park.

04/21/2015

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Everyone Invited To 10-Year-Old’s Shakopee Birthday

Every parent wants their child’s birthday to be a day they’ll remember. Jenny Moretter of Shakopee is no different.

04/17/2015

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Family Grateful 16-Year-Old Is Alive After Violent Car Crash

A 16-year-old from Norwood Young America is fighting for his life Tuesday night, but he’s not alone.

Charlie Rademacher got into a bad car crash Easter Sunday morning along County Road 51, just north of Highway 212.

04/14/2015

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Fans Fill Downtown Minneapolis, Target Field For Opening Day

Play ball. Baseball is back at Target Field. Minnesota Twins fans poured into the ballpark early Monday afternoon for the team’s home opener against the Kansas City Royals.

04/13/2015

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Police: 10-Year-Old Boy’s Death A Homicide Investigation

Investigators are now calling the death of 10-year-old Barway Collins a homicide. Volunteer searchers found a boy’s body floating in the Mississippi River Saturday. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner confirmed Sunday that it was Barway Collins.

04/12/2015

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Police Investigating Suspicious Death In Albert Lea

Investigators are trying to identify human remains found off the shoulder of Interstate 90 in southern Minnesota. A landowner in Freeborn County called 911 Monday to report the discovery. The remains were found near a fence along the south side of I-90 near Highway 13.

04/07/2015

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NCAA Basketball Title Game Has Minnesota Ties

WCCO has been your home for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The championship game Monday night may not include a Minnesota team, but it will have some strong Minnesota ties.

04/05/2015

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Timberwolves Pitch Washington Teen On Fandom

A Seattle teen got the treatment most fans would dream of tonight at the Minnesota Timberwolves game. Sixteen-year-old Connor Urcuyo lost his hometown team when the Seattle Sonics moved to Oklahoma.

04/03/2015

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‘Bride Stealing’ Case Sheds Light On Troubling Tradition

A Twin Cities man is accused of kidnapping a teenager and trying to force her to marry him. Kong Xiong, 21, is also charged with having sex with the 15-year-old girl.

03/31/2015

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After 70 Years, World War II Veteran Receives POW Medal

Seventy years after being shot down and held captive in World War II, a Minnesota veteran has proudly received his POW medal. Sen. Al Franken presented Robert Michelsen of Apple Valley his long-overdue honor Sunday afternoon at the VA Medical Center.

03/29/2015

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Family, Friends Hold Vigil In Stillwater For Missing U Of M Student

This weekend’s disappearance of a sorority member is being felt not only around the University of Minnesota campus, but also in her hometown of Stillwater. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen leaving Blarney Pub in Dinkytown at around 1 a.m. Friday. Her purse was found about three blocks away.

03/29/2015

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1 Dead, 2 Injured In Woodbury Senior Care Facility Fire

One person is dead after a fire broke out at a senior care facility in Woodbury early Friday morning. According to Washington County Dispatch, officials received a call at 4:17 a.m. of a fire at Woodbury Healthcare Center.

03/27/2015

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Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Health Op-Ed Sparks Discussion Of Preventative Measures

There is a new twist in the real-life medical drama of Angelina Jolie Pitt. The actress revealed in an op-ed in the New York Times, she had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed last week.

03/24/2015

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