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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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Officials: Alcohol Likely A Factor In Disappearance

The search will continue Sunday on the Minnesota River for a missing Le Sueur woman. Moriah Zwart, 20, was camping with a friend along the water before she disappeared Friday morning. Authorities don’t suspect foul play in the case, but they believe alcohol to be factor in her disappearance.

05/03/2015

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Leech Lake Stray Pets Taken To Humane Society By The Dozen

It’s hard to imagine anyone abandoning a litter of puppies, but that is the reality for many dogs and cats on the Leech Lake Indian Reservation.

05/01/2015

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Man Returning To Earthquake-Ravaged Nepal To Help His Family

The rescue effort in Nepal ramped up even more Monday after much needed supplies reached the earthquake-ravaged area.

04/27/2015

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80 Minnesota National Guard ‘Red Bulls’ Return Home

Dozens of Minnesota National Guard members returned home to their families on Saturday. About 80 members of the 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, or the Red Bulls, were greeted by hundreds of friends and family.

04/25/2015

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Young Brainerd Family To Make Piece Of Mpls. Skyway Home

A Brainerd family is the owner of one of the most unique houses in Minnesota. Aimee and Preston Jobe plan to transform an old Minneapolis skyway into their home after winning it from a Twin Cities architectural firm.

04/18/2015

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With The Wild Away, Fans Fill Downtown St. Paul For 1st Playoff Game

Five-hundred-sixty-two miles separate the Minnesota Wild from their fans. But in downtown St. Paul Thursday, playoff excitement still had that home-ice feel. “This is where you go,” St. Paul resident Linda Eichinger said. “Hockey fans, we’re together and we’re going to celebrate them no matter if they’re in town or away.”

04/16/2015

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Crews Put Finishing Touches On Target Field For Twins Home Opener

The Minnesota Twins are just two days away from their first home game of the season. The team will play the Kansas City Royals in front of a sold-out crowd Monday afternoon. At the dawn of the new season, Target Field awakens from a long winter as workers ready the ball park for nearly 40,000 baseball fans.

04/11/2015

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U Of Minnesota Lab Sees Deluge Of Tests Amid Flu In Turkeys

Turkey growers across Minnesota are doing all they can to stop the spread of the deadly avian influenza. It’s wiped out flocks at nine farms in six different counties since just last month.

04/09/2015

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Charges: Man With Suspended License Leads Officers On Dangerous Chase

A Brooklyn Park man is in jail after a weekend police chase reached speeds of 150 miles per hour. Jorell Coppage, 27, faces one felony charge of feeling a peace officer in a motor vehicle. Coppage is accused of taking law enforcement on a nearly hour-long chase that lasted about 80 miles and wound through several metro area towns.

04/06/2015

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Kidney Snowman Helps Get Cottage Grove Man Life-Saving Transplant

A Cottage Grove man, who earned worldwide attention while waiting for a kidney transplant, has a new organ. Jim Gorbunow, 44, begins each day with a handful of medications. Over the course of a day, he’ll take upwards of 30 pills.

04/04/2015

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Bird Flu Appears At 5th Minnesota Turkey Farm

Another Minnesota turkey farm is dealing with an outbreak of the bird flu.

State officials confirm a farm in Stearns County found the H5N2 strain of avian influenza, making it the fifth commercial turkey grower to be hit with the virus.

04/03/2015

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Dry Spring Means Low Water Levels In Minnesota Lakes

Brush fires over the last two days have shown just how dry it is around Minnesota. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 90 percent of the state is under a moderate drought.

04/02/2015

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On-Ice Success Leads To Big Business For Minnesota Wild

As the season winds down for the Minnesota Wild, a postseason run seems more and more likely. With six games left in the regular season, the team has a firm grip on the wildcard spot and that means fans are taking steps to lock in seats to see the playoff action.

03/30/2015

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‘Beerwood Derby’ To Benefit Local Boy Scouts

Remember those pinewood or carbon car derbies from when you were a kid? Well, it no longer has to be a childhood memory, because the grown-ups head to the races Saturday for the annual Beerwood Derby in Minneapolis.

03/28/2015

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