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Good Question: How Does Our State Fair Stack Up?

Each year since 1885, families have come out to the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Last year, the fair had record-breaking attendance. There are other state celebrations across the country. So how does our fair compare? Good Question.

08/31/2015

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Funeral Monday For Worker Killed At US Bank Stadium Construction Site

People will come together Monday to remember a construction worker killed at the new Vikings stadium.

08/31/2015

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4 Things To Know: Texas Shooting Update, American Pharaoh & More

Here’s a look at the four things you need to know for Sunday, Aug. 30.

08/30/2015

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Vikings Honor Worker Killed At Stadium Construction Site

The Minnesota Vikings paid tribute Saturday night to a worker who was killed in an accident at the team’s new stadium this week.

08/29/2015

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Effort Launched To Create ‘Butterfly Highway’ From MN To Texas

There is a national effort to help rebuild the monarch butterfly population, and it is starting here in Minnesota. The number of monarchs has decreased by more than 90 percent since the 1990s, which is mostly due to the use of pesticides and weed killer.

08/20/2015

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4 Things To Know: Funeral For Family Of 8, Josh Duggar Latest & More

From a funeral for eight family members in Minnesota to new accusations against Josh Duggar, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, Aug. 20.

08/20/2015

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Funeral Arrangements Being Made In MN For 8 Killed In TX Home

Funeral arrangements are underway in a small, southeastern Minnesota town for eight family members killed in their Houston home earlier this month.

08/19/2015

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Family Of 8 Slain In Houston, Tx. Seek Help For Burial Costs

There’s now a call for help from the family of the eight people shot and killed in Texas. They’re asking for funds to fly the bodies to Minnesota.

08/14/2015

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Texas Teen Pleads Guilty To Making Bomb Threats, ‘Swatting’ Minn. Residents

A teen from Houston, Texas pleaded guilty Friday to calling in fake bomb threats and hostage situations to several Minnesota residences and a high school.

08/07/2015

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Uber Riders Concerned After Driver Accused Of Sex Assault

Uber is revisiting its safety procedures after one of its drivers was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his riders last Sunday in Dallas, Texas. Court records claim Talal Chammout recently served federal prison time for weapons charges and other crimes that should have prevented him from being cleared to drive for Uber.

08/04/2015

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5 Best Beach Towns In Texas

A visit to the Texas Coast is a great way to stay cool over the summer.

07/22/2015

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Adrian Peterson Finding A New Normal With Vikings

Adrian Peterson has been back with the Minnesota Vikings for nearly a month now. He’s participated in practices, including the three-day minicamp that wrapped up on Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Buxton Scores Winning Run In MLB Debut As Twins Beat Rangers

Byron Buxton went 0 for 4 in his major league debut, but scored the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the Minnesota Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday.

06/14/2015

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4 Things To Know: Controversial Texas Cop Resigns, NYC’s War On Salt & More

From a controversial Texas cop resigning to a smaller carry-on baggage size proposed, here are the four stories to know for Wednesday, June 10.

06/10/2015

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2 Get Federal Prison Terms In Arizona Mortgage Fraud Case

Men from Minnesota and Texas have been sentenced to federal prison terms in a mortgage fraud case in Arizona.

05/20/2015

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Good Question: How Much Of A Threat Are Biker Gangs?

On Monday, prosecutors in Texas charged 170 members of rival motorcycle gangs with engaging in organized crime. So, how much of a threat are these biker gangs? Good Question.

05/18/2015

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Tweet Threatens High-Ranking Military Member

United States military bases are on their highest alert in four years Friday night. While a Pentagon spokesperson stressed it was not due to a specific threat, a WCCO investigation has found a specific tweet on April 30 listing the address on a U.S. military base of a top U.S. general in charge of leading the U.S. response to ISIS.

05/08/2015

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Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False Information

A fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event.

05/05/2015

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4 Things To Know: Nepal Earthquake, Theater Massacre Trial & More

From massive destruction following a Nepal earthquake to a tornado in Texas, here are the four things you need to know from Monday, April 27.

04/27/2015

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Woman Slain By Trooper In 1980 Finally Identified

Investigators in Minnesota say they’ve finally identified a woman slain by a state trooper nearly 35 years ago.

03/17/2015

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Winning Powerball Tickets Sold In North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

Tickets in North Carolina, Puerto Rico and Texas have matched all six numbers to split a $564.1 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said Thursday. Sue Dooley, senior drawing manager and production coordinator for the Multi-State Lottery Association, said the Puerto Rico ticket was the first Powerball jackpot winner ever sold outside the continental United States.

02/12/2015

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5 Valentine’s Day Weekend Getaway Ideas

Enjoy a romantic weekend getaway for two, or for the whole family at any of these wonderful destination cities. With lots of activities, romantic spots and other hidden fun, you’ll be planning another trip out there as soon as possible.

01/16/2015

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Minnesota Woman Critically Hurt In Texas Panhandle Crash

A Minnesota couple was among five people that were hurt in a crash in the Texas Panhandle that also killed three people, authorities said.

01/04/2015

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Reality Check: Low Gas Prices

Just when you thought gas prices couldn’t go any lower – they did.
Some Twin Cities gas stations are now selling gas for lower than $2.30 a gallon, a windfall for consumers.

12/11/2014

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Vikings’ Peterson Avoids Jail In Plea Agreement

Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson avoided jail Tuesday by reaching a deal with Texas prosecutors to resolve a child abuse case that revived a national debate about corporal punishment. Peterson was sentenced to a form of probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless assault for using a wooden switch to discipline his 4-year-old son.

11/04/2014

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