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Rescued Kayaker Tells Of Cold, Buggy Night In The Woods

It was supposed to be a relaxing kayak trip down the Cloquet river. But when a Two Harbors woman got separated from her group of friends, it turned into an overnight search.

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Volunteers Build Memorial Playground For River Falls Sisters

The community in Wisconsin’s River Falls came together to help a mother overcome a devastating loss nearly three years ago, In July of 2012, Aaron Schaffhausen killed his daughters — Amara, Sophie and Cecilia. Since then, the community has worked to raise $550,000 for a memorial playground in their honor.

06/27/2015

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Timberwolves Fans Line Up To See Towns & Jones Arrive

When a first round draft pick and a star player with hometown roots make their first introduction, it’s going to attract some attention.

06/26/2015

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Driver Accused Of Striking Pedal Pub Identified

Twelve people went to the hospital after a suspected drunk driver crashed into the back of their Pedal Pub. Police arrested 35-year-old Mershon Corbett, who faces a DWI charge and a felony count of criminal vehicular injury.

06/25/2015

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NE Minneapolis Restaurant Creates ‘Canine Cuisine’ Menu

A Twin Cities restaurant is catering to a new kind of clientele. Stanley’s Northeast Bar Room in Minneapolis is debuting its canine cuisine. Now, both dog and owner can sit down to a meal together on the patio.

06/13/2015

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Hennepin Co. Receives Extension For Charges In 2-Year-Old’s Death

Prosecutors will get more time to decide whether to charge a Minneapolis teenager with the death of a toddler. Two-year-old Sophia O’Neill died Wednesday after she was in the care of her mother’s 17-year-old boyfriend.

06/12/2015

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Free Science Camp Lets To-Be 7th Graders Get Their Hands Dirty

Most kids don’t start thinking about college courses until the final years of high school, but a program at the University of St. Thomas has students planning their studies before 7th grade.

06/11/2015

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Bloomington Hotel Evacuated After Building’s Siding Falls Off

A Bloomington hotel had to be evacuated after part of the building’s siding came crashing down early Monday morning.

06/08/2015

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Woman Dies After Fall From Abandoned Minneapolis Grain Elevator

A woman has died after falling in an abandoned grain elevator in Minneapolis, city fire officials said.

06/07/2015

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Miracle League Gives All Kids Opportunity To Play Ball

A Twin Cities baseball league is teaching kids more than just the fundamentals of the game. The West Metro Miracle League gives kids of all abilities the chance to play. Built off Highway 101 in Minnetonka nearly eight years ago, the modified field is specially designed for children with special needs.

06/06/2015

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Retired Gillette Factory Worker Buys St. Paul Saints Season Tickets

The St. Paul Saints return home Friday after nine games on the road. One fan cheering on the team this season has a unique tie to the location of CHS Field. The ballpark has all the bells and whistles of a new outdoor stadium, but from Dennis Hervin’s perspective, the shiny and new doesn’t overshadow a rich history.

06/04/2015

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Hopes To Win Voters At Minneapolis Event

A Democratic presidential candidate is hoping to win over voters after an appearance in Minneapolis Sunday morning. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont hosted a town hall meeting on Sunday at the Minneapolis American Indian Center. Sanders is seen as a progressive alternative to the former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

05/31/2015

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Twin Cities Craft Brewers Brace For Sunday Growler Sales

A single pint of beer can often lead to a much bigger sale in the craft brewery business. The 64-ounce growler allows customers to bring home a sampling of their favorite brew.

05/30/2015

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5th Graders Hope Planting Meadow Can Attract Butterflies

Pesticides and loss of habitat are having an impact on monarch butterflies and honeybees around the world. The insects are dying off in large numbers.

05/28/2015

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New Law Drops Construction Site Speed Limits

Road construction season is underway in Minnesota.

For many drivers, work zones are nothing more than the obstacle that slows them down on the way to their destination. And this year, travelers are finding that passing through some work zones is taking longer than ever before.

05/27/2015

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Family Proud Of Marine, 20, Who Died In Afghanistan

On Memorial Day, a Minnesota family said they hope everyone takes a moment to honor our fallen troops.

Last year, the Erickson family learned that 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson died while serving in Afghanistan.

05/25/2015

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Brookview Introduces Bike-Friendly Golfing

The Twin Cities is known as one of the most bike-friendly areas in the country. Cycling enthusiasts now have one more spot where they have the chance to ride around on two wheels — a golf course.

05/23/2015

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Minnesota Woman Survives Deadly Boat Crash With Whale In Mexico

It started as a relaxing vacation in Mexico, but it turned in to a terrifying rescue at sea for a Minnesota woman. Kim Armstrong of Windom was on a snorkeling tour when a gray whale breached and hit her boat. A Canadian tourist later died from her injuries. Armstrong was one of two people hurt.

05/22/2015

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Minnesotans Hit Parks, Lakes, Patios & Rooftops For #Top10WxDay

The WCCO Weather Watcher is shimmering gold Friday for a beautiful, spring Top 10 Weather Day!

05/22/2015

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TV Show Profiles Death Of North St. Paul Officer

We are hearing an officer’s account of a terrifying shootout inside a North St. Paul apartment for the first time. North St. Paul Police Officer Rick Crittenden died at the hand of Devon Dockery in 2009 while responding to a domestic call.

05/16/2015

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Minnesota State Fair Cancels Poultry Shows Due To Bird Flu

All poultry shows have been canceled at the Minnesota State Fair and county fairs across the state this year as authorities try to stop the spread of bird flu. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health is also prohibiting birds from being included in swap meets, exotic animal sales and petting zoos.

05/15/2015

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Positive Train Control System Could Have Prevented Crash

The deadly Amtrak derailment near Philadelphia appears to be yet another accident that didn’t have to happen. It could have been avoided if a long-sought safety technology had been installed on its tracks and trains, according to information gathered by accident investigators.

05/14/2015

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Man Completes Run Across Minnesota To Raise Awareness For Mental Health

A Twin Cities man accomplished a pretty remarkable feat Saturday. Julio Salazar ran across the entire state of Minnesota. He started his Break the Stigma run last Sunday at the South Dakota border. Salazar is hoping his run raises awareness about mental health.

05/09/2015

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Following Hail Storm, Contractors Rush To Damaged Neighborhoods

One day after golf-ball-sized hail fell across the Twin Cities, families are adding up the damage from the storm.

05/04/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: Meet Gavin

Kids can be incredibly strong and resilient when faced with a serious illness. But some have an attitude that goes far beyond anything you’d expect from anyone — adult or child. We first met Gavin Pierson back in 2013. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor when he was just 5 years old and has had more than 20 surgeries since then.

05/04/2015

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