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Minnesota Remains 2nd Most Bike-Friendly State

For many, this comes as no surprise: Minnesota has retained its ranking as the second most bike-friendly state in the United States. Since 2008, Minnesota has consistently ranked in the top five of the annual list from the League Of American Bicyclist.

05/12/2015

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Wisconsin Republicans Plan Vote On Right-To-Work Next Week

In a surprise announcement, the Republican leader of the state Senate says he will schedule a vote for next week on a yet-to-be-introduced bill that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.

02/20/2015

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PODCAST PAGE: Veteran’s Day 2014 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A snowy Tuesday on the MORNING NEWS WITH DAVE LEE. Click the link above to listen back via Dave’s PODCAST PAGE!

11/11/2014

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State Holding Onto More Than $600M In Unclaimed Assets

The state is apparently holding onto more than half billion dollars in unclaimed assets. And they’re not making a big effort to return that money.

09/01/2014

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Meet Mr. Clutch: Jack Teske, The Oct. 25 ASPIRE Athlete Of The Week

Eastview is the defending state champ in boys soccer. And they’re in the state semifinals this year. But neither of those things would be true if it weren’t for this week’s ASPIRE Athlete of the Week – Jack Teske.

10/25/2013

South St Paul Feature

Savvy QB/WR Combo Leads S. St. Paul, Maybe To A State Title

One team that makes the WCCO High School Sports Rally highlights often is South St. Paul. The Packers are unbeaten (6-0), ranked No. 2 in Class 4A, and have a senior class and passing combination that makes the Metrodome the obvious goal.

10/11/2013

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Which MN Town Has The Best Drinking Water?

Which Minnesota town boasts the best glass of water? Duluth, apparently, as the northern Minnesota town came in first at the MN American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference, taking the 2013 Best in Glass title in Tuesday’s drinking water taste test.

09/11/2013

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Minnesota Orchestra To Return Nearly $1M To State

The Minnesota Orchestra says it will return nearly $1 million to the state arts board as its lockout of musicians continues.

07/01/2013

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Statehouses Buck Catholic Church On Gay Marriage

Frank Ferri made peace with God years ago. Last month, Ferri defeated the Roman Catholic Church. The openly gay state representative led the fight to legalize same-sex marriage in what may be the most Catholic state in the nation’s most Catholic region.

06/01/2013

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Lee Bares: Lakeville South’s Fearless Flier

Hockey players tend to get the most credit for being tough. Football players pride themselves on taking a pounding. But it takes a truly special kind of athlete to fearlessly fly 16 feet into the air.

05/24/2013

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Beyond Bounds: Dribbling 400 Miles Across MN For Social Change

I’ll be honest. Yes, it’s my job to research and report on amazing stories such as the duo who’ll traverse Minnesota’s 400 miles by dribbling from International Falls to the Iowa border, as part of a fundraiser to construct an inner city soccer pitch, complete with urban gardens to promote a community’s health, and even pride.

05/24/2013

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Are They Biting At Fishing Opener In Park Rapids?

Ron Stahl is glad to be taking part in the annual tradition, despite the fact the weather is not ideal. “It was cool,” he said. “It was windy, and we saw some snowflakes.”

05/11/2013

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Minnesota House Passes Education Budget

Every school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.

04/23/2013

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Marshall Makes State Hockey Tournament Debut

There’s a new team making an unlikely appearance. The Marshall Tigers qualified for state this year for the first time ever for boys hockey.

03/06/2013

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State Pension Funds Underfunded By Over $16B

Public pension plans for Minnesota government employees are underfunded by more than $16 billion — a deficit that’s $4 billion larger than it was when lawmakers tried to shore up the problem in 2010.

01/20/2013

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Red Wing Duo Reaches Lofty Career Milestone Together

Kids who grow up together often dream of one day playing on a state tournament team together.

01/10/2013

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Study Ranks Minnesota As 5th Healthiest State

Even though many Minnesotans are sedentary, and almost 300,000 have diabetes, a national study lists us as the fifth healthiest state.

12/11/2012

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Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.8 Percent In September

The state’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 5.8 percent in September, a full two percentage points better than the national rate.

10/18/2012

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100 Straight Wins? And Father Still Outdoes His Son

Winning streaks are fun no matter what the sport; they’re even more fun when they last for nine consecutive years.

10/16/2012

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Dr Michael Osterholm Addresses Meningitis Issue On WCCO

Here are Dr Osterholm and Morning host Dave Lee

10/08/2012

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Fired Senate Aide Brodkorb Sues State, Senate

A former Minnesota Senate aide who was fired after having an affair with the chamber’s top Republican leader filed a lawsuit Monday saying he was treated unfairly and discriminated against because female employees involved in similar relationships didn’t lose their jobs.

07/23/2012

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Good Question: How Much Will Minn. Lose If Vikings Leave?

If the Minnesota Vikings left Minnesota, there would be a loss to the economy both directly and indirectly. But how severe that loss is depends on your perspective.

11/08/2011

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Fewer People Moving To Minnesota

U.S. Census Bureau figures released Thursday show fewer people are moving to Minnesota.

09/22/2011

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Dayton, Lawmakers Leave St. Paul To Focus On Jobs

Gov. Mark Dayton and key Republican lawmakers are getting around the state as they focus on creating jobs.

09/09/2011

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States Brace For Grad Rate Dips As Formula Changes

States are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that often undercounted dropouts and produced inflated results.

07/27/2011

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