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Farmington Teen’s Snocross Wishes Come True

Thursday’s snow was the perfect complement to a Farmington teen’s dream come true. Nick Kraml, 14, is battling a cancer so rare that his mom says only three patients have been seen with it at Children’s Hospital. He’s been responding to treatments though, and was well enough to show up at Canterbury Park’s Snocross track in Shakopee.

01/08/2015

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Out-Of-Towners Shocked By Arctic Blast

As uncomfortable as Wednesday has been, most Minnesotans have seen temperatures like this before. But for some, it was unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Moving from South Carolina to Minnesota was a bit of a shock to my system.

01/07/2015

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Looking For Last-Minute Child Care? Here Are Some Options

As schools around Minnesota cancel classes for Wednesday due to the forecasted extreme cold, some parents are scrambling to find last-minute child care.

01/06/2015

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Man, 46, Killed In Minneapolis House Fire

Minneapolis firefighters are trying to figure out what caused a fire that killed a 46-year-old man. Looking at the outside of the home, it was hard to even see any damage. But a man died inside the home on Logan Avenue North in Minneapolis.

01/04/2015

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1 Year On, Some Victims Of Mpls. Apt. Explosion Still Homeless

The cause of a deadly New Year’s Day fire in Minneapolis remains a mystery one year later. Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured when the explosion and fire ripped through an apartment building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

01/01/2015

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Experts Warn Flu Season Still In Full Swing

The Minnesota Department of Health is expected to release their newest flu report later Wednesday. According to the most recently released numbers from last week, the health department says 543 school outbreaks have been reported this season.

12/31/2014

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Praying For Patients On The Hospital Intercom

If you or anyone you love has ever spent time in a hospital bed, you know it can be a time of great anxiety.

12/24/2014

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Eavesdropping Customer’s Big Gift Gets Target Cashier Rolling

When a cashier went into work this weekend at the Monticello Target, she had no idea she’d be receiving a gift.

12/22/2014

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Kids Survive Zimmerman School Bus Fire

Several dozen elementary school students in Sherburne County are safe after the bus they were on burst into flames Tuesday. The driver smelled smoke moments before the fire. He pulled the bus over and got the kids off quickly. The students were on their way home from Zimmerman and Westwood elementary schools. Even though the kids are OK, they are dealing with some inconvenient

12/18/2014

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Elk River Family Who Lost Parent Get Year Of Free Rent

For most Americans, rent is by far their biggest household expense. But now, one Elk River family doesn’t have to think about it at all for 12 months. For 4-year-old Cayden, the prize of the day is his new Lego set. For his 9-year-old sister, Lexy, it was the scooter.

12/17/2014

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Salvation Army Toy Shop Comes Thru Big For Eagan Single Dad

The Salvation Army Toy Shop is the biggest toy shelf in the Twin Cities. And this week, WCCO wants to show you why it is so important to more than 20,000 families. At the Toy Shop set up at Woodland Hills Church in St. Paul, William Paul is filling up his bag.

12/16/2014

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Salvation Army Toy Shops Hope To Make Kids’ Spirits Bright

This holiday season, WCCO is featuring different non-profits helping Minnesotans in need during our Trees of Hope campaign. This week we are spotlighting the Salvation Army and their Toy Shop program.

12/16/2014

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Lawyers For Kolstad, Nelson Both Say Fight Video ‘Speaks For Itself’

For the first time, we’re seeing what happened before a former Mankato State football player was hit and kicked, changing his life forever. The newly released video shows Isaac Kolstad approaching former U of M quarterback Philip Nelson. He appears to take a shot at Nelson, who then falls to the ground.

12/10/2014

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Trees Of Hope: After Kicking Drugs, Seth & Gina Are Giving Back

This holiday season, WCCO’s “Trees of Hope” campaign is partnering with organizations that help make lives brighter all year long. This week, our set is decked out in colorful ornaments and ribbons to celebrate Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. The group offers treatment plans for our neighbors who are struggling with addiction.

12/09/2014

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MN Adult & Teen Challenge Helps Youngsters ‘Know The Truth’ About Addiction

Most teenagers are used to getting lectured, but the raw lecture tens of thousands of Minnesota teens will get this year could be a life changer.

12/09/2014

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Father Of Wrestling Champion Dies Of Cancer

A Minnesota father whose fight with cancer got national attention this year has died.

12/08/2014

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Another Round Of Protests In Mpls. Sunday

Sunday marked another day of protests in Minneapolis. The protesters are joining a nationwide effort to demonstrate against what they consider police brutality. It follows the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two men who were killed by police officers. In both cases, grand juries reviewed the evidence and did not indict the officers.

12/07/2014

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Trees Of Hope: All About MN Adult & Teen Challenge

Trees of Hope is now shining a light on the good work done by Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge, a place for people who are fighting for their lives. Not a hospital, but an organization that offers another kind of healing for those who are battling drug and alcohol addiction.

12/05/2014

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Mayo Clinic Works To Develop Ovarian Cancer Vaccine

There are no early detection tests for ovarian cancer, and 56 percent of women diagnosed with the disease die within five years. That’s why the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) spends most of their budget on funding research.

12/04/2014

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Ovarian Cancer At 17, And Now A Mom-To-Be At 34

This week we’re spotlighting MOCA, the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in 1 in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it’s not a cancer people know much about. The average age for a woman to be diagnosed is 63. But doctors told Kristen Miles she had the disease when she was just 17.

12/03/2014

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Meet She-Rah, The Ovarian Cancer Superhero!

This week WCCO is spotlighting MOCA — the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance — as part of our Trees of Hope campaign. Ovarian cancer occurs in one in 71 women. Fifty-six percent of women die within five years. But it’s not a cancer people know much about. On the Nicollet Mall, Sara Langworthy stands dressed in teal, a superhero headdress, outfit and boots. She’s stopping people and handing out symptom cards.

12/03/2014

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Young Ovarian Cancer Survivor Meets Her Hockey Hero

The average age for a diagnosis of ovarian cancer is 63, so it was a shock when a 7-year-old Minnesota girl found out she had it. We first introduced you to Harlie Corneliusen in September. After chemo and some dark days, she is now free of cancer.

12/02/2014

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Mother, Daughter Both Diagnosed With Ovarian Cancer

Eleven years ago, an Andover family knew almost nothing about ovarian cancer. Now, the three generations — five grandchildren, three sisters, a mom and a dad — are now some of the strongest advocates for it.

12/02/2014

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12 Fighting Ovarian Cancer Win ‘Dream Awards’

Eighty-five percent of women with ovarian cancer pass away within five years, so the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance (MOCA) works to comfort those diagnosed. It is the fifth-deadliest women’s cancer.

12/01/2014

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After Decades, 3 Sisters Recover Mother’s Wedding Gown From Minn. Attic

This is the time of year when many of us reflect on the reasons we’re thankful. For three sisters who grew up in St. Louis Park, they are thankful because they found something they never even knew they were looking for. A drive down memory lane led them to the surprise of a lifetime.

11/30/2014

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