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12-31-13 Steve Murphy….So Long On The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link to hear a special presentation and Good Bye from Steve Murphy, who is leaving WCCO after 33 years.

12/31/2013

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Longtime WCCO Radio Newsman Retiring

Steve Murphy says he’s looking forward to staying up past 7:30 p.m. As morning anchor and managing editor for WCCO Radio, Murphy’s day begins long before the sun comes up. He arrives to work at 3 a.m., preparing the morning’s news for WCCO Radio listeners.

12/05/2013

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WCCO Radio Newsman Attacked, Robbed On Way To Work

Steve Murphy was on his way to work last Thursday and was running the mile between his south Minneapolis home and the bus stop. He was just a few blocks away from Chicago Avenue and 52nd Street when he spotted trouble.

11/12/2013

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FAA To Allow Air Passengers To Use Gadgets On Planes

Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate. The change will let passengers read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music.

10/31/2013

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Federal Employees In Minnesota Await Word On Work Status

The standoff on Capitol Hill has more than 18,000 federal employees in Minnesota wondering about their work status if there’s a partial shutdown at midnight.

09/30/2013

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McDonald’s Returns To MSP Airport

They’re lovin’ it — the “they,” in this case, being the travelers who demanded the return of McDonald’s to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. It may not sound like a big deal to some, but others say it’s been a super-sized issue.

09/26/2013

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Late-Season Swimmers Warned To Stay Safe

It’s still good swimming weather with a heat index in the upper 90s, but you might have to search for a safe place to swim. Many municipal pools have closed for the season and a lot of local beaches no longer have lifeguards.

08/29/2013

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Study: Thousands Of Thyroid Cancer Cases Over-Diagnosed

A study by the Mayo Clinic finds that thousands of patients are “over-diagnosed” with thyroid cancer. Researchers say small lesions on the thyroid gland that went undetected decades ago are now being found with high tech imaging and that’s prompting cancer diagnoses and surgeries that are expensive and unnecessary.

08/28/2013

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Lightning Strikes Twice For Man With Scratch-Off Lottery Tickets

Talk about luck. Mike Mendyk of Minnesota City, which is near Winona, just won his second scratch-off prize worth $100,000. So what’s his secret? Even his wife doesn’t know. Becky Mendyk said it may be Mike’s casual attitude toward lottery tickets.

08/19/2013

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MnDOT Begins New Electronic Sign Campaign For Safe Driving

Starting Monday, there will be new messages on those electronic signs above the highways. You’ve seen those digital signs warning motorists about stepped up enforcement of laws on drunk driving and speeding, but MnDOT felt the messages weren’t sinking in.

07/15/2013

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Xcel CEO: Corporations Can Do More to Hire Veterans

Among those testifying in Washington Wednesday on ways to hire more military veterans was the chairman of Xcel Energy.

07/10/2013

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Ramadan Arrives Monday, Asks Greater Sacrifice For Muslims

Ramadan begins Monday night and this year it means an even greater sacrifice for local Muslims.

07/08/2013

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Best Buy Rolling Out Smart Watches

Some consider it the next big thing, and it’s going on sale at Best Buy. The Richfield-based retailer of consumer electronics is out with a “smart watch.” It’s being described as something like a smart phone, only it fits around your wrist.

07/04/2013

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Taking Your Own Blood Pressure May Help Control It

How’s your blood pressure? A new study finds that monitoring your own blood pressure at home might help get it under control. HealthPartners conducted the study with 450 patients.

07/03/2013

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Two WCCO Radio Broadcasters Chosen For Hall Of Fame

Two more broadcasters from WCCO Radio have been chosen for the Pavek Museum’s Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame: Market Manager Mick Anselmo and the late Eleanor Mondale Poling. The ceremony will take place in September. The inductees were announced Monday morning.

06/10/2013

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Could A Blood Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

Researchers at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester are determining whether a blood test could offer early detection for Alzheimer’s Disease. The Mayo analyzed samples of plasma and brain fluids from 45 patients.

05/29/2013

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Expert: Gas Prices Have Peaked

Want to hear some good news about gas prices for a change? It looks like gas prices in the Twin Cities have peaked.

05/20/2013

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Officials Say Drought Concerns Are Easing Considerably

There’s good news regarding Minnesota’s drought: It’s easing up considerably.

05/06/2013

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Mayo Study: No Link Between Anesthesia And Dementia

Can anesthesia from surgery cause dementia in elderly patients? That question was the subject of a recent Mayo Clinic study. The findings were released Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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MnDOT To Motorists: Please Use the ‘Zipper Merge’

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is once again urging motorists to “do the zipper merge” in construction zones.

04/26/2013

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Drought Continues To Relax Its Grip On Minnesota

Updated information shows that the drought continues to relax its grip on Minnesota.

04/25/2013

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Drug Test For Lawmakers: Next Stop, Senate

Members of the Minnesota Senate will decide whether to require drug tests for lawmakers to qualify for their pay and benefits.

04/24/2013

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Would You Donate A Kidney To A Stranger?

Would you donate your kidney to a stranger? A growing number of people are willing to do just that.

04/18/2013

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120 Nat’l Guard Members Return From Afghanistan

One-hundred-twenty members of the Minnesota National Guard are returning from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan, where they trained and mentored soldiers in the Afghan National Army.

04/04/2013

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Snow Emergency Season Over In Minneapolis

Yes, it feels like winter today. But if you need more proof that spring is coming, consider this — April 1 is the last day for declaring snow emergencies in Minneapolis.

04/01/2013

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