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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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