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Patrol: Slow Down, Drivers…You Keep Crashing Into Squad Cars

The State Patrol is urging drivers to slow down after four people crashed into squad cars since the start of last weekend. On Monday, the State Patrol posted a video to YouTube with footage of a collision Friday on Interstate 94 near the St. Croix rest area. It shows a driver losing control and smashing into the back of a squad car that had stopped on the side of the road.

01/13/2014

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Minn. Man Killed While Trying To Save Dog In Iowa

Authorities say a Minnesota man was fatally struck by a car on Christmas as he tried to capture his wandering dog on an Iowa highway.

12/26/2013

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Minn. To Review Offer For Reopening National Parks

Minnesota officials say they’ll review an offer from the Obama administration to let states use their own money to reopen national parks that have been closed by the federal government shutdown.

10/10/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Place To See Fall Colors: Taylor’s Falls

In the land of 10,000 hues come autumn, WCCO viewers sent Matt Brickman to Taylors Falls, Minn., to get a taste of the state’s very best. Once in Taylors Falls, there’s also a vantage point that you won’t find just anywhere in Minnesota.

10/03/2013

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The Sunken Boat On St. Croix May Be Stuck There For A Bit

The half-sunken houseboat on the St. Croix may be there for a while. After renting a crane from the Stillwater bridge construction site on Wednesday evening, crews started trying to hoist the cruise ship. But apparently a leak prohibited them from lifting it.

09/04/2013

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Work Begins On New St. Croix Bridge Project

Work has begun on the new St. Croix bridge project to connect Minnesota and Wisconsin.

04/29/2013

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Pumpkin Boat Racing On The St. Croix River

When we think about pumpkins, most of us think about Halloween. But when these next people think about pumpkins, they think about boats — they grow ‘em that big.

10/14/2012

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Back-To-School Tips: What To Look For In Backpacks

When back-to-school shopping this year, there’s one item that requires special attention — your child’s backpack.

08/31/2012

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Good Question: ‘Reply All’ Golden Gophers & Brain Freezes

It’s over for North Dakota; they’ve officially gotten rid of the mascot the Fighting Sioux. That got Martha Port in St. Paul wondering: How did the University of Minnesota get the Gophers?

06/29/2012

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Search Continues For Man In The Mississippi River

Authorities in Wisconsin searched the Mississippi River again Thursday, looking for a 65-year-old man who entered the river earlier this week and didn’t return.

06/28/2012

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Clock Ticks Down To Walker-Barrett Showdown

In just ten days, Wisconsin voters will decide if Governor Scott Walker stays in office or is replaced.

05/26/2012

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Snow Most Unwelcome Near Minnesota’s Swollen Rivers

If there was any doubt we’re at the mercy of Mother Nature, ask the folks of North Branch. A foot of heavy-wet snow has them socked in and digging out. Now, the next days are crucial.

03/23/2011

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Best Scenic Highways In Minnesota

It’s sometimes not all about the destination. It’s also about the journey. And in Minnesota, there are miles and miles of roads to experience either on the way or as a trip itself. From the bluff country in southeastern part of the state to the gateway of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area these could be one tank trips or a weekend getaway with plenty of places to stay. Chuck Lennon from Explore Minnesota lends his expertise about the twists and turns of some of the best scenic byways in this great state.

CBS Minnesota–11/03/2010

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Best Places To See Fall Colors In Minnesota

With the end of summer, some people get depressed thinking about the cold weather and the snow that will soon be around the corner when winter rolls around. But if you think like that, you will be missing out on perhaps the most colorful season in Minnesota — autumn.

And you can get quite the view of amazing fall foliage in Minnesota. The state is known for its outdoor beauty and expansive lakes, so the fall colors seen across the land have a beautiful backdrop for leaf-changing lovers to observe.

With the help of some WCCO viewers, the Minnesota DNR and Explore Minnesota Tourism, we’re bringing you 10 of the best places to go see fall colors.

CBS Minnesota–11/01/2010

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