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Child Protection Task Force Recommends More Than 90 Changes

A task force charged with finding ways to protect Minnesota’s children has come up with more than 90 recommendations.

03/24/2015

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Minn. Syrup Producers Worried About Warmer Weather

Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”

03/18/2015

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Melrose Basketball Team At State Tournament For 1st Time In 40+ Years

It’s been more than 40 years since the Melrose Minnesota “Dutchmen” have played in the Boys State High School Basketball Tournament. But they’ll take on Redwood Valley at 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Target Center.

03/11/2015

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Minn. Equal Rights Group Rallies At Capitol

A Minnesota group rallied at Capitol Thursday afternoon, calling for an Equal Rights Amendment that would embed constitutional equality into the U.S constitution and state constitution.

03/05/2015

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A Call Out To Lifeguards In The Dead Of Winter

Ramsey County Parks and Recreation is looking for lifeguards. They need help at Battle Creek Waterworks and the county’s five guarded swimming beaches at Long Lake Regional Park, Tony Schmidt Regional Park, Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park, Lake Josephine County Park and Lake McCarrons County Park.

03/05/2015

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Davis Love III Is Looking Forward To Ryder Cup

Minnesota will host the Ryder Cup at Chaska’s Hazeltine National Golf Club in September of 2016. Former PGA Championship winner Davis Love III will captain the United States team. He told WCCO’s Dave Lee about some changes leading up to the event.

02/26/2015

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Eagan Woman Forced To Deliver Baby At Home On Bathroom Floor

Having a baby is not easy. It’s even more challenging if you end up not being able to leave your house for the delivery. But that’s just how it went down for Angela Reinders of Eagan last week.

02/25/2015

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Minn. Lawmakers Hear From Gun Violence Prevention Group

At a rally Monday, members of “Protect Minnesota” talked about the need for a uniform background check on all gun sales.

02/23/2015

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Twin Cities Catholics Mark The Start Of Lent

It was packed inside St Olaf Church in downtown Minneapolis on Ash Wednesday during the noon mass — with Catholics marking the beginning of Lent. Father Patrick Kennedy says the ashes given on this day represent the fragility of life. “The ashes are a symbol of actually dying,” Kennedy said.

02/18/2015

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Growing Demand For Construction Workers In The Twin Cities

If you’re looking for work, there are jobs to be had in the construction industry. Dave Siegel, the executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, says they’re seeing a comeback after several years of contraction.

02/18/2015

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Study Says Teens Growing More Sleep Deprived

Teenagers are not getting enough sleep according to a recent study.

02/16/2015

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MN Woman Helped Oscar Nominee Julianne Moore Prepare For Role

A Minnesota woman hopes her coaching pays off for Julianne Moore, who is nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film “Still Alice.” In the movie, Moore plays the role of a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore reached out to Sandy Oltz, of Stearns County. Oltz also suffers from the disease.

02/16/2015

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DNR: Ice Fishers Need To Clean Up After Removing Houses

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding ice anglers that they need to clean up the area around their ice house after they remove it from the lake.

02/12/2015

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A Warning From The Better Business Bureau About Romance Scams

If you’re looking for love online this Valentine’s Day, beware of some scams out there. Dan Hendrickson is with the Better Business Bureau and said there are certain things to look out for.

02/11/2015

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Internet Safety Expert Offers Tips To Stay Safe While On The Web

Protecting yourself while online is importan, and it’s relatively easy to do, according to Daniel Sieberg with Google. Sieberg said the most common mistake people make is using the same password for all your accounts.

02/10/2015

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State Gives Out $20M In Broadband Internet Grants

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Katie Sieben, commissioner of Minnesota’s economic development department, held a teleconference Monday to talk about the state’s new broadband Internet expansion program.

02/02/2015

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Midwest Snow Storm Impacting Flights At MSP

The winter storm “Linus” is dumping snow across the Midwest, including at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, which in turn is affecting flights out of Minneapolis.

02/01/2015

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Faith Leaders At Capitol To Urge Help For Poor, People Of Color

A multi-racial, multi-denominational group of clergy gathered at the State Capitol Thursday. They announced their commitment to engage Minnesota’s elected leaders, and promote policies that they say will eliminate racial and economic inequities.

01/29/2015

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Minnesota National Guard Troops No Longer Needed In Liberia

The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division was set to help the U.S. military in containing the Ebola virus in the west African nation. Since the number of those infected with the virus has dropped dramatically, there’s no need for the national guard’s support.

01/25/2015

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Twin Cities Doctors See Increase In Respiratory Illness

While influenza is widespread in the state, some doctors say they’re seeing people coming in with other respiratory problems.

01/21/2015

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NAACP Calls For Independent Investigation Into Officer-Involved Shooting

The NAACP in St. Paul says it will ask for an independent investigation into the Wednesday morning shooting death of a young man. Police say they were responding to a report that a man was texting death threats to a woman.

01/14/2015

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Bicyclists Not Deterred By Bitter Cold

The wind chill is 25 below zero, but that’s no matter to Becky Sheehan, who works in downtown Minneapolis. She has a bike with spikes and is fully dressed.

01/07/2015

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Mpls. Police Watch For The Vulnerable In The Bitter Cold

Minneapolis Police officers are being asked to keep an eye out for people on the street who may not be dressed properly, or are in need of help. “It doesn’t take long in these sub-zero temperatures for people to get hurt,” said First Precinct Inspector Medaria Arradondo. He says one of his officers has even started to hand out blankets to those in need.

01/06/2015

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With Kids Heading Back To School, Health Officials Warn Of Flu

Thousands of children are going back to school Monday after the holiday break and officials are hoping the time off will help stop the spread of influenza.

01/04/2015

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Beloved Fmr. WCCO Radio Personality Joyce Lamont Dies At Age 98

WCCO Radio personalities and fans alike are mourning the loss of former broadcaster Joyce Lamont, who died Sunday at the age of 98.

12/29/2014

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