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Woman Gets Life For Drug-Related Murder In Mpls.

One of three people indicted on first-degree premeditated murder in a drug-related murder in Minneapolis was sentenced to life in prison Wednesday afternoon.

11/13/2014

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Best Places In America To Spend Thanksgiving Weekend

Instead of gathering at someone’s home this Thanksgiving, make plans for a destination Thanksgiving getaway that the entire family will enjoy.

11/13/2014

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Guest Pass: Orchids Limited In Plymouth

Matt Brickman asked help from viewers finding something to show off in Plymouth. There were lots of good ideas, but a family business with an international reach caught our attention. This week, your Guest Pass is to Orchids Limited.

11/06/2014

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Plymouth Theater Gets ‘Interstellar’ Head Start

Willow Creek Theatre in Plymouth has been all digital since 2012, but they haven’t completely let go of film’s history. The theater will be pulling out its old 70-mm format film projector next week to show Christopher Nolan’s new film, “interstellar” — three days before competitors. “Most theaters were just kind of pushing them out the door into a trash can,” said assistant manager Justin Ayd.

10/28/2014

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Body Of Missing Kayaker Positively Identified

The Hennepin County medical examiner’s officer has identified a body pulled from a Plymouth lake as that of a missing kayaker. The medical examiner says 31-year-old Paul Myklebust of St. Louis Park apparently drowned. His death was ruled accidental.

10/14/2014

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Ex-Pastor Charged In Wisconsin Child Porn Case

Sheboygan County authorities have charged a former youth church director with 15 counts of possessing child pornography.

10/07/2014

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$5K Reward Offered For Information On Plymouth Playground Fire

A reward has been offered for information leading to the person, or persons, involved in a fire at a Plymouth playground earlier this year. The Minnesota Arson Reward Project is offering $5,000 for any information regarding the fire at Plymouth Creek Park. According to Plymouth city officials, the suspected arson took place on Friday, Aug. 15 around 2:20 a.m. at 3625 Fernbrook Lane.

10/03/2014

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New Emergency Communications Facility Opens In Hennepin Co.

While we all hope we never have to call 911 to get help for something, if you do there is now a brand new facility in Plymouth that should make the process much easier and faster. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is getting some big improvements on Friday with the opening of its new Emergency Communications Center.

10/03/2014

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Wayzata High School Opts Out Of Federal Lunch Program

Any parent will tell you that trying to get kids to eat healthier is tricky business, particularly for teenagers.

09/09/2014

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Justice Groups: Ruling Protects Property Rights

In a decision that civil rights groups said would protect property owners’ rights, the Minnesota Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that evidence obtained during illegal searches cannot be used to take someone’s property through civil forfeitures.

08/20/2014

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Polaris Adding 100 Jobs As Part Of $20 Million Expansion

Officials with Polaris Industries, Inc., said Friday they’re adding 100 jobs as part of a $20 million expansion project in Plymouth. The Medina-based company, which makes off-road vehicles, ATVs and snowmobiles among other vehicles, is purchasing an existing 120,000 square foot building and will renovate it.

08/01/2014

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Project To Add 3rd Lane To I-494 In Plymouth Kicks Off

A three-year project to add another lane to Interstate 494 in Plymouth is officially underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday morning. The stretch of 494 from Highway 55 to the Fish Lake Interchange is the only part of 494 that didn’t have three lanes.

07/23/2014

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Hennepin Co. Officials Call For Better Supervision After 3 Near-Drownings

Hennnepin County Sheriff Rich Stanek is asking people to be careful after three water emergencies over the weekend. He said there is a common theme here. “Watch, wear and learn.  You have to watch your kids at the pool, at the beach and up at the lake,” Stanek said.

07/21/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Fire Hydrants, License Plates & Paint

Mary from Plymouth wanted to know: Why some fire hydrants are yellow, not red? Plymouth public works said there was a push years ago to change fire hydrants to yellow because it was easier to see, but it was too costly for some cities.

07/11/2014

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Fmr. Gopher, NFL Player Marion Barber Detained For Mental Health Evaluation

Former NFL running back Marion Barber III was detained and taken for a mental health evaluation after police were called to a Dallas, Texas suburb.

06/17/2014

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Suburban Spotlight: Jason Heads To Plymouth

This week in our Suburban Spotlight series, Mike Augustyniak went to Inver Grove Heights, Jamie Yuccas checked out Eden Prairie and Natalie Nyhus headed east to Grant. To finish up the series, Jason DeRusha was no stranger to where his dart landed: Plymouth.

05/16/2014

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Morning Team Headed Back To Suburbs For Round 2

This week, the WCCO Morning Show team will be taking a trip to the suburbs. That’s because they are bringing back the Suburban Spotlight. Back in February, everyone took turns throwing darts at a map to decide which suburb to pay a visit.

05/05/2014

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Excellent Educator: Zachary Lane Elementary’s Mike Westby

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. For some, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. This week’s excellent educator knew he wanted to teach when he was in seventh grade.

05/02/2014

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Father Mourns Teen Son Who Drowned In Plymouth Pool

A father is mourning the loss of his son after frantically trying to save him from drowning. Seventeen-year-old Benedict Richardson died Friday night. His father, Emmette Richardson, tells WCCO Benedict was swimming with his sister in the indoor pool at their apartment complex.

04/26/2014

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Officials: Teen Dies After Being Pulled From Plymouth Pool

A 17-year-old died Friday evening after he was pulled from an indoor pool at an apartment complex in Plymouth. Benedict Richardson was unresponsive when his father pulled him from the water at about 7 p.m., the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office said.

04/25/2014

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2 Hospitalized After Plymouth House Fire

A Plymouth couple were taken to the hospital as a precaution after a late night fire. The fire happened around 11:30 p.m. at their home in the 100 block of Trenton Lane.

03/07/2014

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Police Investigating Baby’s Death In Plymouth

Authorities are investigating after a baby was found not breathing at a Plymouth apartment Wednesday morning, taken to a hospital and died. Plymouth Police responded to the 6100 block of Vicksburg Lane at about 6:40 a.m. on a report that an infant was not breathing.

03/05/2014

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Minn. Anglers Dealing With Ice Houses Stuck In Deep Snow

In Minnesota, owners of ice houses are finding them stuck in the deep snow and ice – if they can even get to them in the first place. So much snow has piled up on lakes that trucks can’t get through. And once they do, they’re dealing with thick ice and slush that’s tough to tackle.

02/27/2014

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Warmer Temps Makes President’s Day Snow Bearable

When the snow is piled so high that your neighborhood is almost unrecognizable, why not grab your friends and pile on. While the kids built snow forts and had snowball fights in one Champlin neighborhood, the adults worked by clearing sidewalks and driveways. Katie Matzke says the milder temperatures make this storm much easier to endure. “Today is just great. The kids can get out and have so much fun in the snow, and get some of their wiggles out, whereas before when it was so cold they couldn’t even go outside,” Matzke said. “I mean, it was just plain too dangerous.

02/17/2014

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Plymouth Road Crews Make Room On Snowy Streets

It keeps piling up, and with these cold temperatures, the snow isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In the City of Plymouth, it’s causing safety concerns for drivers.

02/05/2014

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