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Mpls. Couple’s Photo Booth Pregnancy Reveal Goes Viral

A Minneapolis husband and wife are still getting used to their unexpected fame. Jessica Devins set out to surprise her husband, Michael, with a creative way to let him know she’s expecting. They posted the video of the big reveal on YouTube Christmas Eve, and within weeks, the video got more than six million views and was all over social media.

01/10/2015

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School Goes Under Lockdown After Social Media Post

Police in Burlington, Vermont, say a social media post with threatening language aimed at the local high school was traced back to a juvenile in Minnesota.

11/20/2014

Champlin Residents Becoming Vigilant Over Package Thefts

The holiday shopping season is around the corner, and police have a warning: Don’t get packages delivered to your house when you aren’t there. Last Friday and Saturday in Champlin, police received two reports of packages stolen from doorways in the middle of the afternoon. But one of them happened at a house where a security camera was rolling, and the face of one of the thieves is clearly visible.

11/05/2014

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New York Photographer Captures Moments For #OnlyInMN Campaign

Minnesota had a beautiful fall. That could be seen in real life and all over social media. In fact, the last few months have been pretty incredible, with all the shots of the changing leaves.

11/01/2014

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Girls’ Journey Renews Fears Of Terror Recruiting

The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups’ use of social media to recruit people inside the United States.

10/23/2014

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GM Uses Facebook, Phone calls To Get Recalled Cars Fixed

Despite the heavy publicity surrounding the scandal, many drivers evidently haven’t heard of the recall or haven’t grasped how serious the defect is…

10/08/2014

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Expert Sounds Off On Rash Of Sex Assaults By Authority Figures

Sexual assault charges against a high school tennis coach are the latest in a long line of cases were coaches have been accused of having sex with young teens. Charges were filed Monday against Daniel Hubbard-Wilson, a coach at the all-girls Visitation School in Mendota Heights, Minnesota.

10/07/2014

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Burnsville Incident Shows Risks Children Face On Social Media

Charges are expected Thursday against a Burnsville man after two 13-year-old girls he met through social media spent the night at his home. The case highlights the potential risks social media can pose for kids.

10/01/2014

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Verizon Adds Cell Sites Around MN State Fair For Attendees

Attendance is up at the Minnesota State Fair and so is mobile data usage. Karen Smith, spokeswoman for Verizon Wireless says the increase in usage can be linked to the fact that we are sharing everything. She feels that people are using their phones more and more to not only navigate the fair, but also to share their fair experience.

08/29/2014

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Sheriff: Arden Hills Shooting Suspect Using Social Media

Ramsey County authorities say the man suspected of shooting and killing his former lover early last week is likely relying on social media to find shelter while on the run from authorities. The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office said that Lyle “Ty” Hoffman could be evading capture by using Craigslist and gay dating applications.

08/22/2014

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Lawyers Reprimanded For Facebook Remarks About Jurors

The Clay County attorney has disciplined two prosecutors who made derogatory comments about a jury on Facebook. KFGO-AM reports the assistant county attorneys posted the remarks after a jury found a man not guilty of sexual misconduct.

08/22/2014

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Mpls. Police Reveal Preparation For ‘Dinkytown Disturbance’

Minneapolis Police allowed WCCO to see firsthand how officers trained for handling last month’s “Dinkytown Disturbance.” Police say they were far more prepared for last month’s event than they were during the riot in 2003. Each of these police situations occurred after the Gopher men’s hockey team appeared in national championship games.

05/21/2014

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Tips For Your Next Road Trip

Going on a road trip? Here’s a list of great tips to make your outing that much better.

05/20/2014

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General Mills Reverses Its No Lawsuit Policy

A Minnesota company drew a firestorm of criticism for changing their legal terms. So now, they’re changing them back.

04/20/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 Edition

It’s been 10 days since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 disappeared. Since that time, it seems like most everyone has a theory about what happened to the Boeing 777 on its way from Kuala Lampur to Beijing. Many WCCO-TV viewers have sent in their Good Questions on everything from the logistics to how planes work to why people never made phone calls. So, we thought we’d answer some of the Good Questions we’ve heard throughout the week.

03/18/2014

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Student Suspended For Tweet Transferring Schools

An honors student athlete suspended over a two-word tweet about a teacher in the Elk River School District will attend school elsewhere. Senior Reid Sagehorn is talking publicly for the first time about the seven-week suspension that has many students at Rogers High School rallying on his behalf.

02/24/2014

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No Charges Filed In Rogers HS Tweet Scandal

The Hennepin County Attorney’s office will not file criminal charges against anyone associated with a social media scandal involving a 17-year-old Rogers student-athlete.

02/21/2014

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Expert Says Social Media Etiquette Classes Could Prevent HS Scandals

A two-word tweet turned into a two-month suspension for the captain of the Rogers basketball team. And the controversy surrounding Reid Sagehorn’s tweet and subsequent suspension has students and parents upset and confused. “Reid is carrying the weight of every tweet that got put on that site and I don’t think that’s fair,” said parent Kris Hall.

02/19/2014

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Minn. Family Fighting To Get Son Out Of Abu Dhabi Prison

An American man who works in the United Arab Emirates has been held in a maximum-security prison for months after posting a parody video about youth culture in Dubai, a rights group and family attorney said Wednesday.

11/27/2013

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Users Swear By Social Media-Fueled Navigation App Waze

Remember when going on a road trip meant unfolding maps, plotting your course, and writing out step-by-step directions? Technology has changed all that, with GPS units and map apps to track our trips. Waze users report accidents, stalled vehicles and traffic jams, and it all gets factored into travel estimates.

11/05/2013

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Fmr. Mpls. Cop Sentenced For Sending Nude Pictures To Girls

A former Minneapolis police officer was sentenced Friday for sending nude pictures to girls. Bradley Schnickel pleaded guilty in June to soliciting children to engage in sexual contact. On Friday, he was sentenced to a year in the Hennepin County workhouse in addition to no contact with children (unless approved).

10/25/2013

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Terrorists’ Twitter Feed Targeting Mpls. Men & Women

An international terror group is once again targeting young Somali men and women in the Twin Cities. This time the group is using social media to get them to travel to Somalia to fight.

08/06/2013

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New App Created In Mpls. Lets You Connect With Kin

If you’ve ever scrolled through your facebook timeline or twitter feed and thought, “Where are my friends?” the new Kinly app may be for you. Whatever you post goes only to your defined social circle or kin.

08/05/2013

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New Survey Shows Young Adults Have Social Media Regrets

Have you ever posted something on social media, then thought maybe it was a bad idea? A new survey finds a lot of young people are worried that something they posted to Facebook or Twitter will come back to bite them some day.

07/30/2013

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