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ME: Missing Woman Was Severely Intoxicated, Died In Drowning

A woman whose body was pulled from the St. Croix River earlier this month a week after she went missing was severely intoxicated and drowned, according to a report released Thursday by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner.

05/28/2015

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Following Hail Storm, Contractors Rush To Damaged Neighborhoods

One day after golf-ball-sized hail fell across the Twin Cities, families are adding up the damage from the storm.

05/04/2015

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Body Pulled From St. Croix Identified As Missing Stillwater Woman

Officials have identified the body pulled from the St. Croix River on Saturday as 24-year-old Abbey Russell, the Stillwater woman who’s been missing for a week.

05/03/2015

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Body Recovered From St. Croix River, North Of Stillwater

Authorities retrieved a body from the St. Croix River early Saturday afternoon, just north of downtown Stillwater. The body was found in the area where police have been searching for Abbey Russell, a 24-year-old Stillwater woman who hasn’t been seen since last Saturday.

05/02/2015

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Best Cinco De Mayo Events Near Minnesota

Have a fiesta this year on May 5th.

05/02/2015

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Stillwater Woman’s Disappearance Remains Under Investigation

Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance to find a woman from western Wisconsin living in Stillwater and has been missing for more than two days. Abby Russell, 24, was last seen at her house around midnight Saturday, near the intersection of Poplar Street and Highway 95.

04/27/2015

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Best Spring Festivals In Minnesota

Spring in Minnesota brings out the festivals. Take a look at these five best fairs going on later this spring.

04/27/2015

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Stillwater Police Seek Public’s Help Finding Missing Woman

Abby Russell, 24, was last seen at her house around midnight, near the intersection of Poplar Street and Highway 95. She’s described as 5’7″, 150 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and green eyes.

04/25/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We’re coming up on the first weekend of spring and there are plenty of ways to celebrate in the Twin Cities.

03/19/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Corned Beef In Minnesota

Every year on March 17, everyone’s a little Irish — even if it’s painfully obvious we’re not. According to your votes, Stillwater’s Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant serves the best corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota, a typically Irish dish.

03/12/2015

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Stillwater Residents Can Pay Tickets With Food Shelf Donations

The end of February marks the start of Minnesota’s FoodShare month, and the city of Stillwater has a unique way that residents can help those who are hungry.

03/01/2015

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March Is Foodshare Month

March is Foodshare Month, which helps hundreds of food shelves across Minnesota. The motivation for the month is so that food shelves can stock up for later months when donations aren’t as plentiful.

03/01/2015

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Vikings Cruises Plans Landing In Red Wing

When Viking International Cruise Line makes its debut in the U.S., the port authority of Red Wing already had plans in place to spruce up its riverfront.

02/27/2015

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Prep Blog: Boys Hockey Playoff Games Highlight Weekend Match-Ups

We’re sprinting towards the end of February, but March Madness is already in full effect on the Minnesota high school sports scene. Our top match-ups this week feature two Friday hockey games with state tournament bids at stake, a top-five match-up in girls basketball and a couple of interesting games in the boys basketball playoffs.

02/27/2015

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Stillwater Implements “Food For Fines” Program For Month Of March

During the month of March, Stillwater’s new “Food for Fines” program may just make you feel good about getting a parking ticket.

02/26/2015

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Sen. Franken Introduces Bill Mandating Paid Sick Leave For All Workers

A new proposal from Sen. Al Franken would allow all workers to earn sick time if they or a family member are under the weather. Sen. Franken says 43 million workers don’t have paid sick days, and many are forced to come to work when they don’t feel well.

02/20/2015

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Construction Starts On Wisconsin Side Of St. Croix Bridge

In just over a year and a half, Minnesota and Wisconsin will be connected by a brand new $360 million bridge. The whole project, including new roads, will cost $600 million.

02/02/2015

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Woman, 46, Accused Of Stealing From Stillwater Church

A Twin Cities woman has been accused of stealing from a Stillwater church and using stolen credit cards. According to police, 46-year-old Dawn Rassett went into a classroom at Trinity Lutheran Church on Jan. 13 while the teacher and students were at lunch

01/30/2015

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Prep Blog: High School Basketball Highlights Weekend Match-Ups

The middle of January is a great time of year for the winter high school sports season. You’re in the meat and potatoes of the conference season around the state, which means there are great games on a nightly basis.

01/16/2015

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Stillwater Ex-Mayor Pleads Guilty To Tax Fraud Conspiracy

The former mayor of Stillwater has pleaded guilty to tax fraud conspiracy. Ken Harycki entered the plea in federal court Thursday in Minneapolis.

01/15/2015

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Nat’l TV Show Calls Smalley’s Jerk Chicken The ‘Best. Ever.’

The Stillwater bar that had what WCCO viewers chose as Minnesota’s best summer drink has just earned another honor — this time, it’s national. A year and a half ago, viewers sent Matt Brickman to try the mojito at Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar.

01/13/2015

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1 Dead In Stillwater Car Crash

Two vehicles collided in Stillwater on Monday, killing one driver and sending the other to the hospital.

12/22/2014

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Fmr. Stillwater Mayor Allegedly Involved In Million Dollar Fraud Case

A fraud charge is offering more information to what may have led to the mayor of Stillwater’s resignation last month. Former Stillwater mayor Ken Harycki is also an accountant. He’s charged with helping a client defraud the government of more than $10 million.

12/17/2014

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Sentencing Set For Minnesota Kidnapper

Sentencing is set for Jan. 16 for a Minnesota man convicted of kidnapping a 14-year-old New York girl he met online.

12/05/2014

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Tree Reported Stolen From St. Paul Officer’s Grave

Stillwater police are seeking information from the public after a Christmas tree and lights were stolen from a fallen St. Paul police officer’s grave site. Family members of Officer Josh Lynaugh say they have replaced the stolen 4-foot Christmas tree with a smaller one at Fairview Cemetery in Stillwater.

12/01/2014

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