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2-7-14 The Rash Report On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

The Beatles and the Olympics take center stage this weekend. Click the link above to listen to THE RASH REPORT.

02/07/2014

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U.S. Women’s Hockey Team Looking For Gold

Women’s hockey gets started this weekend at the Sochi Olympics and the U.S. team has a strong Minnesota flavor. But beyond that, they’re excited for the chance to win America’s first gold since the very first gold.

02/06/2014

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2014 Sochi Games Pregame Playlist

As Team USA gears up for the biggest sporting events of their lives in Sochi, they need some motivation to push themselves in ways they never have before.

02/05/2014

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Minn. Curler Prepares For Third Olympic Games

On another chilly morning in Duluth, as the clouds roll in and the city wakes up, John Shuster is hoping his 8-month-old son Luke is ready for some sleep. “Every day … I toss him in the car seat and head down to the (curling) club,” Shuster said. “And hope he has a long nap.” That’s when the stay-at-home dad walks into his second home. His sanctuary.

02/03/2014

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Kevin Love Named To Initial U.S. National Team

For the second time, Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love has been named to the initial roster for the U.S. Nation Team for 2014-16. The roster was released Thursday morning by USA Basketball, and Love was one of 28 players named.

01/23/2014

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1-23-14 Mike Max Sports On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Are Gophers looking like a NCAA Tourney Team? Click the link to listen to Mike’s thoughts.

01/23/2014

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Wild Players Parise, Suter Express Concern Over Sochi Security

As athletes from around the world prepare to attend the Olympics in Sochi next month, concerns about security continue to mount. One member of the Senate Intelligence Committee says he wouldn’t go, and he wouldn’t have his family go.

01/22/2014

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1-10-14 The Rash Report On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Why is the Award Show season so condensed this year? Click the above link to listen to THE RASH REPORT with John Rash.

01/10/2014

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P & G Olympic Ad Is Tear-Jerker

A tribute to moms

01/08/2014

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Granlund, Koivu Named To Finnish Olympic Team

As many as five Minnesota Wild players will play for their native countries in the Winter Olympics next month. Forwards Mikael Granlund and Mikko Koivu were named Tuesday to Finland’s roster. Koivu’s participation is in question because of a broken ankle he suffered Saturday and had surgery to fix Monday.

01/07/2014

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Curlers Rock Fargo For Shot At 2014 Olympic Games

The leader of the only U.S. team to win an Olympic curling medal has spent the last several days playing before a mostly empty arena in North Dakota. Pete Fenson doesn’t mind. He still remembers the parade in Bemidji, Minn., that had residents waving brooms and American flags in 2006.

11/14/2013

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The Wrong Man

Has the media and law enforcement learned any lessons from the Olympic bombing in 1996?

10/07/2013

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Olympic Swimmer Dara Torres Visits WCCO Radio

12 time Olympic swimming medalist Dara Torres was in town for two days

09/18/2013

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Minn. Maids To Compete In Housekeeping Olympics

Iron Range’s top maids will get a chance to “fold for the gold” when they compete in the upcoming Housekeeping Olympics. Teams from hotels and motels across the Iron Range will compete Monday at the Fortune Bay Resort Casino in Tower. Events include folding linen, stacking laundry and making beds.

09/14/2013

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US Wrestling Officials Cheer Olympic Reinstatement

Gold medalist Jordan Burroughs and his fiance nervously awaited word Sunday on whether wrestling would be reinstated as an Olympic sport.

09/08/2013

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Vonn Skis In Chile, Optimistic About Knee Rehab

Lindsey Vonn is skiing in Chile and way ahead of her rehab schedule with the Sochi Olympics five months away. The four-time World Cup overall champion returned to the slopes over the weekend nearly seven months after her injury.

09/02/2013

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Backyard Olympics: How To Have Your Own Field Day

Give your kids a summer day filled with friends, fitness and fun! Organizing a Backyard Olympics can be as simple or complex as you want to make it, so don’t be afraid to dive in and indulge your kids with a field day of their own!

06/03/2013

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Finding Minnesota: The Biathlon At Camp Ripley

With cross country skis at his side and a rifle on his back, Minnesota native Winn Roberts was recently back where he began — the biathlon course at Camp Ripley.

03/05/2013

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Minn. Lawmaker Protests IOC’s Wrestling Drop

A Minnesota lawmaker and former wrestler is going back to the mat, this time with the International Olympic Committee.

02/19/2013

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Iowa Gov. Starts Campaign For Olympic Wrestling

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has launched a campaign to keep wrestling an Olympic sport after the International Olympic Committee announced its recommendation this week to drop it.

02/15/2013

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Russians Prepare To Invade Timberwolves

Andrei Kirilenko and Alexey Shved have been basking in the success of Russia’s bronze medal in the Olympics just about long enough. They both say they’re ready to come to Minnesota to join the Timberwolves.

09/14/2012

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Olympics Over, McCutcheon Starts As Gophers Coach

Hugh McCutcheon is about to formally take over as Minnesota’s coach, silver medal and all.

08/29/2012

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Former Olympian Busted For Soliciting Prostitution

A former Olympian who is now running for parks commissioner in the west metro area was busted for soliciting a prostitute.

08/21/2012

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Kristi Yamaguchi Talks Skating And Literacy On WCCO Morning News

Olympic Skating gold medalist and Dancing with the Stars Champ Kristi Yamaguchi called into the WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee on Friday.

08/17/2012

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Gloria Estefan Previews Talent-Themed Show “The Next”

Famed singer and musician from the Miami Sound Machine, Gloria Estefan, joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News

08/16/2012

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