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State Fair’s Ye Old Mill Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Ye Old Mill is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year.

21 hours ago

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‘Daryl’s Dog House’ Takes Fair Hot Dogs To Another Level

If there is one place to find a different take on the plain old hot dog, it is at the Minnesota State Fair. Dipped in sweet batter, it suddenly becomes a pronto pup. Add onions and kraut, it becomes the famous footlong. But now there is another option.

21 hours ago

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2 Shot In Maple Grove Movie Theater Parking Lot

Two people are hospitalized after a shooting incident outside a Maple Grove movie theater Saturday evening. Maple Grove Police say the two victims were in a car outside the AMC Arbor Lakes Theater just before 10 p.m. when they were shot.

08/22/2015

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Boy’s Lemonade Stand Pulls In Plenty For Local Charity

A lemonade stand in one Twin Cities suburb brought in hundreds of dollars. And the boy who runs it plans to give all the money away. Six-year-old Parker Borden set up his booth and thermos of lemonade at his parent’s garage sale.

08/22/2015

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St. John’s Abbey Leader Steps Down After Sex Abuse Allegation

St. John’s Abbey Church stands unchanged on the campus of St. John’s University. But within the walls, there is a shift in leadership. Father Tom Andert — the monastery’s prior, or second in command — stepped aside for now following accusations he molested a former student.

08/21/2015

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Canterbury Race Horses Take To On-Site Swimming Pool

Canterbury Park in Shakopee brings in fans of horse racing every weekend. Visitors show up for those exciting few minutes of competition, but the real work happens off the track. Trainers work with the horses every day to get them ready for the races

08/15/2015

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WCCO Helps Grant 11-Year-Old Jack’s Make-A-Wish

As part of Accomplish Minnesota, we’ve held Wishes in Flight phone drives, where viewers have donated miles to help make kids’ dreams come true, and we’ve helped facilitate others, like when we built a treehouse on the ‘CCO rooftop. But on Monday, WCCO got to grant a wish.

08/10/2015

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Gas Prices Should Continue Falling, Experts Say

Drivers taking that summer road trip can expect to see even more savings at the pump in the coming weeks.

08/09/2015

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Irish Fair Of Minnesota Returns For 36th Year

This is the 36th year of the Irish Fair of Minnesota, a family-friendly event with music, dance, food and kilts. Organizers are expecting 100,000 people to attend.

08/08/2015

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What To See & Do At The 52nd Uptown Art Fair

More than 350 artists featuring limited editions and one-of-a-kind treasures can be found this weekend at the Uptown Art Fair, which is now in its 52nd year.

08/08/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Quarry Park & Nature Preserve

In the summer months, we all look for a place to cool down from the summer heat. Pools, lakes and rivers are the typical spots for swimmers, but there’s one watering hole in Waite Park that takes swimming to new heights.

08/02/2015

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Sheriff: Missing Man’s Body Recovered From Gervais Lake

The search resumed Sunday for a missing swimmer in a Twin Cities lake. Authorities say two men tried swimming across Gervais Lake Saturday afternoon. One of them reached the shore, the other never made it. By Sunday afternoon, The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said it had recovered the body of a missing man from the lake.

08/02/2015

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New Lego Art Installation Draws Large Crowds At Arboretum

A new art installation is bringing in big crowds to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Nature Connects features 13 different nature displays made entirely of Legos.

08/01/2015

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Lacrosse + Golf = FlingGolf

Minnesota golfers are taking a swing at new type of golf game. Three courses around the state now offer FlingGolf. It can be played alongside the traditional game, but there are some big differences.

07/31/2015

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After Accident, Teen Has Message For Others: ‘Wear A Helmet’

One year after a longboarding accident almost killed a Twin Cities teen, he’s sharing his story with the hope that speaking out will save lives.

07/28/2015

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Elko Speedway Races Into Its 50th Year

Elko Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The track has attracted racing legends like Jeff Gordon in years past. There will be dueling monster trucks, school bus racing, bull rides and a petting zoo for kids Saturday night at the “Eve of Destruction.”

07/25/2015

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Watertown Cancels Festival To Clean Up From Storm

The timing of the Saturday morning storm could not be worse for the Watertown area. The town was celebrating its annual Rails to Trails summer festival, but organizers canceled the event after surveying the damage.

07/18/2015

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Wisconsin Marine Killed In Chattanooga Rampage

A decorated Marine from Wisconsin was among those killed in Thursday’s shooting rampage in Tennessee. Sgt. Carson Holmquist grew up in Grantsburg, which is about an hour and a half northeast of the Twin Cities. He had served two tours of duty.

07/17/2015

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Mom: Daughter With Epilepsy ‘Enjoying Life More’ With Medical Pot

A Twin Cities family is seeing a dramatic improvement in their daughter’s health, and they are crediting the new medical marijuana law. Three-year-old Harlow Hundley started her cannabis prescription on July 1. Her mom, Beth, believed the medical marijuana could help with her daughter’s epilepsy and was among the families who fought for legislative approval last year.

07/17/2015

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Tough Rush Hour Expected As Construction Begins On Eastbound I-394

Headaches start Monday morning for drivers who use Interstate 394 as part of their commute. The three westbound lanes of I-394 have been closed and all westbound traffic has been shifted onto the eastbound HOV lanes between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/13/2015

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Tiny Homes Keep Seniors Close To Family, Away From Assisted Living

The latest trend in home building lives up to the motto that less is more. Tiny homes are popping up all over the United States. The small houses are usually around 200 square feet and include all the necessities of a standard-size home.

07/11/2015

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Family: Teen Sickened By Amoeba In Western Minn. Lake Has Died

A young swimmer who contracted a brain-eating amoeba in a western Minnesota lake has died, according to a family representative.

07/09/2015

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Bigger Poison Ivy Leaves Mean Larger Risk

According to the CDC, roughly 90 percent of people exposed to the poisonous oil on the leaves of the plant will have an allergic reaction. It spreads easily and can last for days.

07/06/2015

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After Rough 2014, Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome Big Holiday Weekend

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are always a top destination over the Fourth of July. But last year’s record rain led to no-wake restrictions on several lakes around the state. For businesses that rely on that boating traffic it made for a quiet holiday on the water, but this year is a much different story.

07/05/2015

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Minnesota Hosts 10K Athletes In National Senior Games

Athletes from around the country are in the Twin Cities to show that age does not have to slow you down. Minnesota is hosting the National Senior Games for the first time. The Olympic-style event — which is held every two years — is open to anyone over the age of 50.

07/04/2015

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