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PODCAST PAGE: 4-2-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

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04/02/2014

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Officials: 1 Hospitalized After St. Louis Park House Fire

A woman was brought to a hospital Monday night after escaping a house fire in the west metro.

03/31/2014

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No Felony Charges In Pond Crash That Killed 2 Children

There will be no felony charges filed against the driver of the car that plunged into a retention pond in St. Louis Park last fall, killing two young children, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

03/26/2014

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French Teacher Convicted Abroad Of Sexually Assaulting 2 Minn. Boys

A 32-year-old French national was convicted in a French court for sexually assaulting two Minnesota boys during a field trip at a language immersion camp in Bemidji, Minn. in 2010.

03/21/2014

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Woman Aims To Finish Boston Marathon Despite Pancreatic Cancer

It’s the dream of thousands of runners: To qualify and finish the Boston Marathon. Last year that dream was cut short for many, after terrorists set off two bombs near the finish line. Elinor Scott of St. Louis Park was about three-quarters of a mile away from completing a life goal when the bombs went off.

03/10/2014

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Family, Community Search For Answers In Boy’s Pool Death

A St. Louis Park family is looking for answers after their son died in an accident at school — the place they feel he should have been the safest. Authorities said Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found Thursday morning at the bottom of the pool after gym class at St. Louis Park Middle School. He died over the weekend and was laid to rest on Sunday. The family of the boy tells WCCO-TV they have mixed emotions as they attempt to sort out the tragedy that unfolded last week. From the deepest sadness to anger, the family is hoping to get more answers Monday as they meet with officials investigating what happened.

03/03/2014

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Boy Pulled From St. Louis Park Pool Dies

A 12-year-old boy who was taken to a hospital after being pulled from a swimming pool at a St. Louis Park middle school has died. Jamie Zwilling, spokesman for the city of St. Louis Park, says class had just ended at about 9 a.m.

03/01/2014

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Middle School Student Hospitalized After ‘Pool Incident’

A seventh-grade student was taken to the hospital after what school officials are calling a “serious pool-related incident” on Thursday. The incident happened at St. Louis Park Junior High. Principal Les Bork sent a letter to parents and guardians informing them that the incident happened during a third-hour gym class.

02/27/2014

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Creative KidStuff: Local Business 32 Years And Running

It started as a small neighborhood toy shop in south Minneapolis and over the last 32 years, it’s become one of the top rated specialty toy stores in the country. Creative KidStuff has locations all over the Twin Cities metro and in airports around the country. Now they’ve opened a new location in St. Louis Park.

02/20/2014

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Father Charged With Kidnapping After Child Abduction

A 33-year-old man has been charged with kidnapping and first-degree burglary after police say he forcefully abducted his 2-year-old son and assaulted the boy’s mother in the process.

02/18/2014

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Police: 2-Year-Old Found After Child Abduction

Authorities say the 2-year-old boy abducted from his home Sunday morning has been found and his non-custodial father, and alleged abductor, was arrested in Wisconsin.

02/16/2014

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Narrow Streets In Metro Area Prompting Parking Restrictions

Our ever-growing piles of snow are forcing some communities to ask for help with parking. City streets seem to be getting narrower by the week, with solid mounds of snow pushing parked cars farther into the roadway. That can be a real hazard, especially in cases where emergency vehicles need to get through.

02/05/2014

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St. Louis Park Requests No On-Street Parking ‘Til Spring

The City of St. Louis Park is making a request to residents to limit their on-street parking from now until the end of winter. The city said that the amount of snow currently on the ground makes it difficult for firefighters, police officers, and drivers of buses and plows to navigate through the streets if people are also parked there.

02/05/2014

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St. Louis Park Gymnastics Ctr. Evacuated After CO Leak

A St. Louis Park gymnastics center has been evacuated after a CO2 leak Monday morning, according to a city representative. Now, four children are being monitored on site for possible hospitalization as a precaution.

01/20/2014

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Sid Hartman Holds Unconventional Estate Sale

Jackets, shirts and shoes are a staple of any rummage or garage sale. But when that old clothing belongs to sports reporting legend Sid Hartman, there’s going to be a market for it. Hartman’s estate sale kicked off Saturday in St. Louis Park at the Estate Sales Minnesota building. Unlike most estate sales, which occur after a home sale or death, Hartman isn’t selling his house – and the 93 year old shows no signs of slowing down.

01/11/2014

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