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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-28-14

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04/28/2014

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A Soggy Week For Minnesota

We survived the polar vortex — now, the rain vortex? So far, April has poured 4.5 inches of rain in the metro. That’s nearly 2.2 inches above normal and there’s no sight of sunshine in the next couple of days.

04/27/2014

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Tigers, Twins Have Differing Views Of Rainout

Detroit Tigers ace Justin Verlander isn’t thrilled that he got Sunday off, but he had no choice. Verlander was scheduled to start for the Tigers against Minnesota before the game was postponed because of heavy rain. No makeup date has been announced.

04/27/2014

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Rain, Snow Mix Could Make For Messy Tuesday Commute

A batch of wintry weather is in line to hit Minnesota in the days leading up to Halloween, and it could make your commute messy by as early as Tuesday morning. WCCO-TV Meteorologist Matt Brickman said after midnight tonight, wet snow will begin to move in to southwestern Minnesota.

10/28/2013

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Rainy Weather Slows Minn. Corn, Soybean Harvests

Cool, wet weather has slowed Minnesota’s corn and soybean harvests in the past week.

10/21/2013

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Rain Causes Mudslides, Road Closures In Winona Co.

Thunderstorms dumped several inches of rain in and around the bluff town of Winona early Saturday morning. WCCO Weather Watcher Dan Amundson reported eight inches of rain in the area. Flash flooding washed away part of a road on Bob Dunn’s property, and the force took out a walking bridge. “You can actually see the mud build up. You can drive across there before. I used to have a decent road,” Dunn said. “That used to be a bridge, used to have a bridge going right across here.”

10/05/2013

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2 Weeks After Storm, Felled Trees Still Litter Metro

Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.

07/05/2013

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Minn. Farmers Expecting To Lose Out On Corn Crop

With a cold spring and recent storms, a lot of Minnesota farmers are expecting to lose out on this year’s corn crop. Corn in Minnesota is only about 10 inches high on average. It’s usually more than double that by now.

06/25/2013

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After Days Of Rain, Watertown, Delano Deal With Flooding

Following the torrents of rain received over the past several days has arrived the inevitable rising of our rivers. The Crow River is among the first to get a flood warning tag from the National Weather Service, and in excess of 15 feet, it is set to crest sometime Thursday.

06/25/2013

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Another Wet Week Holds Up Minn. Crop Progress

Another week of wet weather has held up crop progress across Minnesota.

06/24/2013

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High Winds Rake Across SW Minn., Reach Twin Cities

Another night of stormy weather is forecast for Minnesota, following high winds and heavy rains that uprooted trees and knocked out power across a large part of the state early Friday. The NWS has issued a tornado watch for roughly the southwest quarter of the state.

06/21/2013

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Recent Rain’s Bright Side: Better Drought Outlook

There’s one bright side to the dark clouds we’ve seen day after day — a better drought outlook. Meteorologist Matt Brickman said while some of the state is still in a severe drought, recent moisture has helped make big improvements.

06/12/2013

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More Wet Weather Prevents Completion Of Planting

Yet another week of wet weather has prevented Minnesota farmers from getting their planting done.

06/10/2013

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After Recovering From Drought, Farmers Now Reeling From All The Rain

Wet weather has put some farmers way behind schedule. Corn and soybeans have been a struggle this year, so has alfalfa.

06/07/2013

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Since May 1, Mpls Has 3X More Rain Than Seattle

After a miserable winter, you’d think Mother Nature would cut us a break. Think again. The 6 1/2 inches of rain since May 1 is three times what Seattle, Wash., has experienced.

06/06/2013

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Brutal Spring Hurting Bait & Tackle Shops As Much As 85%

The dreary spring has cast clouds over the fishing business. The St. Croix Outdoors bait and tackle shop said its down 85 percent right, and that the ice-out conditions during the fishing opener was the first punch.

06/05/2013

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Road Construction Delayed By Rainy May

Drive down any major freeway around the metro and you’re bound to hit some type of road construction. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has dozens of projects underway in the Twin Cities, but this construction season is off to a slow start. The dreary weather is putting a damper on how often crews are able to get to work.

06/01/2013

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Doumit’s 9th-Inning Walk-Off Triple Gives Twins 5-4 Win

Ryan Doumit’s two-run triple off Tom Wilhelmsen with one out in the ninth inning sent the Minnesota Twins to a 5-4 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday afternoon. This was the third blown save of the season for Wilhelmsen (0-1), all in his last four tries.

06/01/2013

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May Brought 22 Days With Rain; Will June Be Better?

On this last day of May we’re looking back at what’s been a pretty gloomy month. In fact, solar radiation measurements at the University of Minnesota show this month was the third dreariest since 1963. The worst May of all was in 2005.

05/31/2013

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Dismal Spring Has Landscaping Jobs Delayed At Least 1 Month

For the Twin Cities, the cold and rainy weather has dramatically slowed landscaping and gardening projects. Whether it’s a major patio project, or planting a home garden, everything seems to be a month behind.

05/30/2013

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Wet Weather Slows Planting In Minnesota

A stretch of wet weather has slowed planting of crops in Minnesota.

05/28/2013

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Burning Restrictions Lifted In 32 MN Counties

Burning restrictions have been lifted in all or parts of 32 Minnesota counties thanks to wetter conditions lowering the fire danger, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR said to still check with local authorities to obtain proper permits before burning.

05/21/2013

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Share Your Severe Weather Pictures!

Here’s a gallery of viewer-submitted photos documenting severe weather — thunderstorms, hail, heavy rain, tornadoes — in the warm months of 2013.

05/17/2013

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Cold, Sloppy Spring Delays Planting Season For Weeks

While we all complain about the weather, farmers need cooperation from Mother Nature to make their money, and the cool spring has pushed back planting of this year’s sweet corn.

05/01/2013

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Wet April’s Benefit? Easing MN Drought Conditions

One good thing with the late-season snow? It’s easing drought conditions.

04/24/2013

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