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Esme’s Blog: Bachmann and Graves — The Same Choice

In the end they both bowed out. Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the race for Minnesota’s 6th District via YouTube, while Jim Graves sent out an email statement.

06/01/2013

St. Thomas senior Taylor Berg is seeded first nationally in the 5,000-meter run heading into the NCAA championships. (credit: GSmithSports)

Beyond Bounds: UST’s Taylor Berg Could Coast To A National Title

One day of rest a month. Just one. That rigid regimen’s one of the reasons the human gazelle Taylor Berg could bring home an NCAA crown this weekend.

05/22/2013

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Minnesotans Take Home Titles In 9th Fargo Marathon

Two Minnesotans are taking home titles in the ninth annual Fargo Marathon. Chris Erichsen of Minneapolis crossed the finish line Saturday in a time of 2 hours, 20 minutes, 42 seconds, to win the men’s title.

05/18/2013

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1,000 Volunteers Needed For Grandma’s Marathon

Volunteers are still needed for the 37th annual Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth. The marathon’s events will take place from June 20 -22. About 1,000 volunteer positions are still needed for the marathon, which is in its 37th year. Duties include traffic and spectator control, medical help, entertainment, race packet distribution and assistance with finish-line activities.

05/13/2013

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50,000 Attend Race For The Cure At Mall Of America

Approximately 50,000 participants spent their Mother’s Day at the Mall of America Sunday morning, to race for a good cause.

05/12/2013

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Jessica Bennett

Chad spoke with Jessica Bennett about the racial and physical assault towards her toddler by a drunk passenger on flight.

02/18/2013

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South High Riots

A student group at South High is working on race relations at the school. Learn more about them.

02/15/2013

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Empire State Building Race Inspires WCCO Event

Wednesday marks the annual run to the top of the Empire State Building, a race that’s been held each year since 1978. Since that race is invitation-only, we decided to have a race of our own right here in the WCCO studios.

02/06/2013

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Ice Boaters Race On Lake Pepin

Warm temperatures and last night’s rain didn’t make ideal conditions for the World Cup ice boating competition on Lake Pepin Wednesday. But racers from eight different countries say they’re happy to find any good piece of ice this winter.

01/29/2013

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Beargrease Sled Dog Race Postponed

Poor snow conditions have forced organizers to postpone the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon in northeastern Minnesota. The race had been scheduled to start Jan. 27. It’s now postponed until March 10.

01/15/2013

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Opinion: Obama’s Biggest Failure Has Been On Race Relations

Unfortunately, political poll after political poll reveals that the presidential election of 2012 has much to do – in fact, more to do – with the race of the presidential candidate than most anything else.

11/05/2012

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The 6th District Race: Bachmann Vs. Graves

Minnesota’s sixth congressional district race is one of the hottest contested races in the country.

10/14/2012

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GOP’s Kline Faces Tougher Race In Minn.’s 2nd

Republican John Kline hasn’t had a tough election in a while. He’s campaigning harder now that a new political map took away some of his most reliable supporters and added several Democratic-leaning areas to his southern suburban Twin Cities district.

10/07/2012

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Runners Embrace A Chilly Twin Cities Marathon

Thousands of runners laced up their shoes Sunday morning for the 31st Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon.

10/07/2012

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Opinion: Obama’s 2007 Speech is Disturbingly Racist

While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.

10/05/2012

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