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ICYMI: High School Sports Rally: Oct. 4, 2013

A night before heavy rains were to descend on Minnesota, it was time to start thinking of high school football playoffs and conference champions. As usual, we had cameras at Friday night’s biggest games. And for our featured game, we sent David McCoy to watch Eden Prairie taken on Minnetonka.

10/04/2013

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Sweet Riverbelle: The New Honeycrisp?

In Minnesota, we love our homegrown apples, the Zestar, SweeTango and the beloved Honeycrisp. Now, apple lovers have a new variety from Minnesota to pick from this year.

09/22/2013

Bob For Apples

The New Honeycrisp? Stillwater Apple Farm Offering New Flavor

Minnesota loves creating new takes on fall’s favorite fruit, and Aamodt’s Apple Farm has the freshest addition. Sweet RiverBelle is available for a limited time at the Stillwater, Minn., farm, as Aamodt’s is the only place offering the sweet-tasting apple.

09/20/2013

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Prep Blog: Week 3 Top Performances

It was a big weekend for high school football in the Twin Cities as there were a ton of big match-ups on area football fields. This is that time of the season where the team leaders start to emerge, and they do so by putting up gaudy numbers on a nightly basis.

09/17/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: Week 3, Previewing ‘The Big 4’

We’re now two games in for every team, and for some teams it’s three games. By now, most teams have a sense of what they can do and what their identity is. Now it’s just a matter of implementing that every week against the opponent.

09/13/2013

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A MN Prep Football First: ESPN To Televise Stillwater Vs. Cretin-Derham

It’s a Minnesota first — two metro high school football teams will play in front of the nation tomorrow night. The local football scene is in the spotlight because of Jashon Cornell, the Cretin-Derham Hall defensive end is ranked as the No. 1 2015 recruit in the country, according to ESPN.

09/12/2013

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Minn. Jury Awards SD Native $400K From Globe Univ.

A Minnesota jury has awarded a South Dakota native and former Globe University dean almost $400,000.

08/27/2013

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Stillwater Homeowner Makes Unexpected Snake Discovery

It was quite the awakening early Wednesday morning for a Stillwater man, who stepped out on his deck to find an unexpected visitor: a 5-foot long boa constrictor. Stillwater Officer Ryan Mitchell responded to the call.

08/21/2013

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Best Last Minute Labor Day Vacation Spots In Minnesota

Last-minute Labor Day plans can be stressful, but it’s not impossible to plan a fun weekend away on short notice.

08/17/2013

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Mini-Donut Beer Arrives In Time For State Fair

Dan Schwarz, co-owner of Lift Bridge Brewing Company in Stillwater, and his team of brewers have unleashed a new way to enjoy mini donuts. And no, it’s not on a stick. This summer, Minnesota State Fair attendees will be able to enjoy their day with a glass of mini-donut beer, courtesy of the Ball Park Cafe and Lift Bridge.

08/16/2013

Roseville Tops White Bear Lake 21-14

Prep Blog: Suburban East Conference Football Preview

The sound of the whistle and team chants will be never more obvious than Monday, Aug. 12, as teams in all fall sports hit their practice fields to signal the start of the season. Everybody is equal right now, and many football teams are hoping the early two-a-day workouts before school starts will eventually get them to the promise land, the Prep Bowl in November.

08/13/2013

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After Lengthy Lockdown, Stillwater Prison Back To Normal

After nearly a week of being in lockdown, things are back to normal at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Stillwater. The facility said visits will resume on Thursday, Aug. 1, and all offenders are expected to return to their normal programming by the end of Thursday, too.

07/31/2013

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Curiocity: Foodies On Foot, A Culinary Tour Of Stillwater

One of the best ways to explore a city is by eating your way through it. At least, that’s the motto of a mother-daughter duo from Stillwater that’s been showing off their beloved city – one plate at a time.

07/23/2013

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Drink: The Mojito From Smalley’s

After the week of heat Minnesota’s had, a tall cold drink sounds just about perfect. But what’s the state’s best? WCCO viewers directed Matt Brickman to Smalley’s Caribbean Barbeque and Pirate Bar in Stillwater, Minn.

07/18/2013

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Good Question: Why Not Bury Power Lines?

This weekend’s storms took out power for hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans, mostly because of wind and the trees that fell on power lines. According to Xcel Energy, two-thirds of its power lines are above ground. So, that led Wayne from Bloomington to ask: Why don’t power companies bury some of those lines? According to Kent Larson, Xcel Energy’s senior vice-president for operations, the big issue is the hefty price tag.

06/24/2013

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