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St. Paul Police Seek Public’s Help ID’ing Suspect

The St. Paul Police Department are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in a recent crime.

06/11/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Free Entertainment Best Bets

It is that time, the one time during the week when we think about the weekend. This time, WCCO This Morning found plenty of fun, and free activities, around town.

06/11/2015

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Man Charged After Crash Involving 8-Year-Old Driver

A man involved in a head-on crash Monday in east St. Paul told police the driver was a child. Investigators say 25-year-old Blake Folson let his 8-year-old cousin control the pedals while he steered.

06/10/2015

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Saints Host Japan All-Stars In Free Exhibition At CHS Field

With another summery day in store, how about taking in a free baseball game? The St. Paul Saints are inviting people to come out today and check out CHS Field during their lunch hour.

06/10/2015

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May Tax Collections Exceeded State Expectations By $53M

May was a strong money month for Minnesota’s tax collectors. The Department of Minnesota Management and Budget said Wednesday that the state took in $53 million more than anticipated in tax collections last month.

06/10/2015

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Best Italian Restaurants In Minnesota

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06/10/2015

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DNR Sets New Deer Population Goals For Parts Of Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources approved new deer population goals for parts of northeastern, north central and east central Minnesota. The goals cover 40 deer permit areas in Minnesota, just less than a third of the permit areas in the state.

06/09/2015

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Police Arrest Minnesota Man In Girlfriend’s Death In Indiana

Authorities say they’ve arrested a Minnesota man suspected of killing his girlfriend at a motel in northwest Indiana. Police say the 33-year-old suspect was arrested in St. Paul early Sunday morning.

06/09/2015

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Health Department Releases New Numbers On Medical Marijuana Sign-Ups

The Minnesota Department of Health released new numbers Monday on sign-ups for medical marijuana, which will become available to eligible and registered patients on July 1. MDH officials said they have received more than 100 applications for medical marijuana from health care practitioners.

06/08/2015

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Free Meal Program Offers Lunch To Needy Students During Summer Months

When classes end for the school year many children lose access to healthy meals — that’s why the effort to offer free summer meals is growing.

06/08/2015

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Special Session Plans On Hold As Leaders Work To Reach Pact

Negotiations over a deal to enable a special legislative session are at a standstill. Minnesota House Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton remain at odds over a couple of bills and a new law altering the authority of the state auditor.

06/08/2015

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New Numbers Expected Monday On Medical Marijuana Registrations

In just 23 days, Minnesota patients will be able to get medical marijuana in the form of capsules and oils to treat certain medical conditions. But registration has gotten off to a very slow start.

06/07/2015

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Massive Crowds Hit St. Paul For Grand Old Day

The sunshine and temperatures in the upper 70s drew the usual massive crowd to Grand Avenue in St. Paul on Sunday. It’s the largest one-day festival in the Midwest, and it kicked off with more than 100 colorful floats in the parade.

06/07/2015

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Several Thousand Gather For St. Paul Protest Against Pipeline

Hundreds have gathered in St. Paul to protest Minnesota’s proposed Sandpiper pipeline. The rally takes place one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.

06/06/2015

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St. Paul Prepares For Grand Old Days

Preparations are underway for the largest one-day festival in the Midwest. The Cactus Blossoms gave WCCO a sneak peek of their set for Grand Old Day in St. Paul in a rooftop performance on our Saturday morning show. Grand Old Days kicks off Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with a parade.

06/06/2015

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Impaired Driver Hits City Bus, Which Hits School In DT St. Paul

A Metro Transit bus was struck by a car Saturday morning in downtown St. Paul, causing the bus to hit a school building. Metro Transit officials say the accident happened at about 7 a.m. at the corner of West 7th and Robert streets.

06/06/2015

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Jungle Gym For Seniors Provides Rehabilitative Fun With Reduced Risks

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota and Xccent Fitness opened a new motion wellness gym for seniors that has a first-of-its-kind indoor play structure designed to reduce the risk of falls.

06/05/2015

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Ramsey Co. Att’y Charges Archdiocese With Failing To Protect Children

The Ramsey County Attorney’s office filed criminal charges Friday against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect children. County Attorney John Choi is accusing the archdiocese of causing “unspeakable harm to three young sexual abuse victims.”

06/05/2015

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Retired Gillette Factory Worker Buys St. Paul Saints Season Tickets

The St. Paul Saints return home Friday after nine games on the road. One fan cheering on the team this season has a unique tie to the location of CHS Field. The ballpark has all the bells and whistles of a new outdoor stadium, but from Dennis Hervin’s perspective, the shiny and new doesn’t overshadow a rich history.

06/04/2015

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Bill With $320M In Construction Projects Primed For Votes

A public-works borrowing plan contains at least $320 million worth of construction projects. Top Minnesota lawmakers agreed to the package early Thursday and it is being prepared for a vote in the upcoming special session.

06/04/2015

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State Cuts Royalty Rates On Taconite Mined By US Steel

U.S. Steel will temporarily pay less in royalties to Minnesota for the ore it extracts from the Iron Range.

06/03/2015

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Minnesota DNR: 5 Invasive Carp Caught In St. Croix River

Officials say five invasive bighead carp have been caught in the St. Croix River in the past week, just south of Stillwater. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it’s the farthest upstream that bighead carp have been found in the St. Croix, and it’s about 7 miles north of the previous point.

06/02/2015

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Family Sets Up Help Fund For Boy Saved From Pool

The family of the second grader pulled from a pool last week needs help paying for his care. Sher Kpor has been in the hospital since Memorial Day, after his older brother tried to save him from an abandoned swimming pool in St. Paul.

06/02/2015

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Woman Charged In Tire Iron Assault At Taco Bell

A St. Paul woman is accused of bringing a tire iron to a fight over an order mix-up at a Taco Bell. Prosecutors say Laresha Marie Uting went into the fast-food restaurant with two friends the night of May 26th and started a fight after getting the wrong order at the drive-through window.

06/02/2015

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Report: Saints Could Get Additional Tailgating Options

It looks like there will soon be more tailgating options at CHS Field in St. Paul. According to the Star Tribune, the Metropolitan Council has voted to negotiate with the Saints to develop another tailgating lot near Metro Transit’s Light Rail facility.

06/02/2015

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