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Donation Honors Fulbright Scholar Killed By Drunk Driver

A touching and emotional pledge of support was witnessed in St. Paul on Friday, honoring a Richfield woman who left a worldly impact.

06/19/2015

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Man Found Dead On North Side Street Identified

Officials have identified the man whose body was found last week near a Minneapolis high school.

06/07/2015

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Archdiocese Priest Put On Leave After Past Abuse Allegation

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says it placed an active priest on a leave of absence after it received an allegation of past sexual abuse. Archbishop John Nienstedt says in a statement there is a “credible allegation” that the Rev. Gerald Dvorak sexually abused a minor in the 1970s.

05/19/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Sazerac

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads back to Lyn 65 in Richfield for a drink that provides a taste of “The Big Easy.”

03/28/2015

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Mike’s Mix: Tijuana Brass Smash

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to Lyn 65 in Richfield for a drink that will get you in the spirit to head south of the border.

03/21/2015

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Bloomington Man Charged In Crash That Killed Richfield Woman

A 25-year-old Bloomington man accused of drunken driving has been charged with causing a fatal crash in Burnsville. Neftali Ramirez was charged Tuesday with vehicular homicide in the crash that killed 34-year-old Erin Randall of Richfield.

03/12/2015

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Best Buy Beats 4Q Profit Forecasts

Best Buy Co. (BBY) on Tuesday reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings of $519 million. On a per-share basis, the Richfield, Minnesota-based company said it had net income of $1.46. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to $1.48 per share.

03/03/2015

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Excellent Educator: Senor Jamil Salaam Of Richfield Dual Language School

Senor Jamil Salaam loves teaching in Spanish so much, his lessons continue even around the dinner table with his family. That’s what makes him this week’s Excellent Educator.

02/27/2015

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Richfield Man Hosts Costume Drive Outside His Home

Rather than throwing out this year’s Halloween costume, one Twin Cities man hopes you donate it to a good cause. Ryan Ridgley has a collection drive set up outside his Richfield, Minn. home.

11/01/2014

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Halloween Is About More Than Candy For Richfield Man

It’s Halloween, which means it’s finally time for you and the kids to go trick-or-treating. Our WCCO This Morning reporter, Ali Lucia, found one Haunted House in Richfield that’s giving away treats with a twist.

10/31/2014

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Man Who Fled Minneapolis Courtroom Sentenced To 16 Years

A man who escaped from a Hennepin County courtroom has been sentenced to more than 16 years in prison for attempted murder and robbery.

10/24/2014

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NB I-35W Closed This Week In Richfield, Mpls.

You’ll want to avoid a stretch of Interstate 35W over the weekend. The northbound lanes are closing down at 11:45 p.m. Friday between 66th Street in Richfield and I-94 in Minneapolis.

09/19/2014

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NFL’s Larry Fitzgerald Takes Lucky Students On Shopping Spree

Every year, Arizona Cardinals’ star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald holds a kids camp at a high school in Richfield. And on Monday, the star receiver took a few of the kids shopping for sporting goods.

06/23/2014

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Richfield Family Saves Ducks From Sewer

Torrential rains and saturated earth have been causing a lot of problems in Minnesota during the past week, but not every story has been calamitous. While out on assignment Thursday, WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles happened upon a dramatic rescue that had a happy ending.

06/20/2014

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Tree Falls On Homeowner’s Garage In Richfield

A tree fell onto a homeowner’s garage in Richfield, Minn. Saturday afternoon due to strong winds. The house was located around 67th Street and Clinton Avenue South. Power lines were also downed in that area, knocking out power.

06/14/2014

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Former Hospital CEO Accused Again Of Soliciting Prostitution

Bloomington Police arrested 16 people in a recent prostitution sting, including the former CEO of a Twin Cities hospital. David Cress, 64, was among the 15 men and one woman arrested on Tuesday. North Memorial Medical Center cut ties with Cress after police arrested him in a prostitution sting in Richfield four years ago.

06/06/2014

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Police Investigate Possible Link Between Restaurant Robberies

Two armed men armed men allegedly robbed an Old Country Buffet in Richfield, Minn. around 8 a.m. Thursday morning. Officials said the two men entered the restaurant, located on East 66th Street, and held numerous employees at gun point. They were able to leave with a undisclosed amount of money from the restaurant’s safe.

04/18/2014

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Stretch Of Highway 62 Closing This Weekend

Motorists in the Twin Cities metro area are being alerted to a major weekend closure coming to Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. Both directions of Highway 62 will close between Highway 100 and Interstate 35W so crews can demolish the Xerxes Avenue bridge deck.

04/11/2014

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The Costs Of Frequent Snow Emergencies

Starting Tuesday night, snow emergencies started in both Minneapolis and St. Paul. WCCO-TV chief meteorologist Chris Shaffer says we’re nearly six inches below average for snow this season, but the snow we are getting has come in bursts.

01/14/2014

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Excellent Educator: Willie Falwell At Richfield High School

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. This week’s Excellent Educator is an art teacher a Richfield High School. Willie Falwell has been teaching for 42 years. Next year he’ll be 70, but he’s definitely not slowing down.

01/10/2014

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Complaint: Richfield Man Stabbed Roughly 30 Times By Wife

New details have been released regarding a 48-year-old man’s death after being stabbed approximately 30 times on Sunday in his home.

12/03/2013

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Richfield Stabbing Victim Moved Here From Ethiopia

Richfield police are investigating the death of a 48-year-old man. Police say officers responded to a 911 call at about 5 a.m. Sunday, after the caller indicated an assault was in progress. Lt. Mike Flaherty says officers found the victim with multiple puncture wounds. He died at the scene.

12/02/2013

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Richfield Police Investigating Man’s Death

Richfield Police are investigating after a 48-year-old man died at a home on the 7300 block of 12th Avenue. According to authorities, officers responded to a 911 call at the address around 4:53 a.m. Sunday, after the caller stated an assault was in progress.

12/01/2013

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Man’s Teammates Save His Life After Heart Stops In Hockey Game

A Minnesota father says he owes his life to his friends after his heart stopped during a pick-up hockey game. In September, 57-year-old Scott Rodriguez of Roseville collapsed and stopped breathing while playing hockey at the Richfield Ice Arena.

11/26/2013

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63-Year-Old Pedestrian Hit By Vehicle Identified

A 63-year-old Richfield man that was killed after being struck by a vehicle early Sunday has been identified. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner identified the pedestrian as Michael Lindholm.

11/20/2013

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