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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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Judge Won’t Be Removed From Adrian Peterson Abuse Case

The judge hearing Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case will not be removed from the proceedings, following a recusal hearing Wednesday. Retired Tarrant County Judge Jeff Walker decided that Judge Kelly Case would not be recused from hearing the case.

10/22/2014

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Minnesota AG Sues Texas Credit Card Firm

Minnesota’s attorney general is suing a Texas credit card processor, accusing it of misleading small businesses with promises of cost savings and then charging higher hidden fees.

10/15/2014

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Peterson Judge Won’t Recuse Himself Over ‘Media Whores’ Comment

The judge hearing the Adrian Peterson child abuse case in Texas has declined to recuse himself after a motion was filed by prosecutors. Judge Kelly Case had called attorneys on both sides of the case “media whores,” but later recanted on the comment.

10/13/2014

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With Flu Season On The Way, Minn. Preparing For Ebola, Too

A nurse is now a patient after becoming the first person to catch the Ebola virus in the United States. Here in the Twin Cities, hospitals have precautions in place in case the Ebola virus spreads to Minnesota.

10/12/2014

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Lawyer: Adrian Peterson Should Plead ‘Not Guilty’

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson is expected in court Wednesday to face child abuse charges stemming from an incident in May. Peterson’s lawyer said Tuesday, if a judge asks him for a plea, it will be not guilty.

10/07/2014

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Minnesotan Among 3 Injured In South Texas Helicopter Crash

A 44-year-old passenger from Minnesota was critically injured and also flown to the hospital after a helicopter crash in south Texas.

10/03/2014

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Divorce Law Out Of Synch With Same-Sex Marriage

Cori Jo Long, 31, and Brooke Powell, 30, did everything right before they married. They fell in love slowly, based on years of friendship stretching back to high school. They planned their nuptials carefully for about a year, choosing to travel from Texas to New Hampshire in 2010 as same-sex marriage spread.

09/30/2014

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‘This Is How I Was Raised': Minn. Mom Defends Adrian Peterson

A Minnesota mother is coming to the defense of the Vikings’ star running back. Adrian Peterson is charged with hitting his 4-year-old son with a wooden switch in Texas. Two years ago, a mom named April did something similar at a beach in northern Minnesota.

09/22/2014

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College Football Spotlight: Conference Perception Key As Big 12 Makes Statement

Conference play will begin picking up this week, but there will also be some key non-conference match-ups as well. Defending SEC champion Auburn heads to Kansas State for a Thursday night match-up. This could be the Big 12’s last chance to leave a huge impression on the selection committee.

09/16/2014

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Gov. Dayton: Vikings’ Peterson Is ‘Embarrassment’

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton says Vikings running back Adrian Peterson should have stayed suspended until an accusation of child abuse was resolved in the legal system.

09/16/2014

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Adrian Peterson’s First Court Hearing Delayed To Oct.

The attorney for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he will seek to delay Peterson’s initial court appearance in Texas on a child abuse charge. Peterson is scheduled to enter a plea at a Wednesday hearing in Conroe, Texas.

09/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-15-14

What should happen to Adrian Peterson? Listen to what Listeners had to say and other highlights on today’s podcast. Click the link above to listen!

09/15/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO News With Dave Lee 9-12-14 John Hines

Click the link above to hear Wendy Davis and other highlights from Friday….

09/12/2014

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City Guide to Houston

Here’s a quick and easy guide to Houston, the nation’s fourth largest city and the largest city in Texas.

08/26/2014

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Lakeville Man Not Fighting Extradition In 31-Year-Old Murder Case

A Lakeville, Minn. man isn’t fighting efforts to extradite him to Texas after being arrested in connection with a 31-year-old murder case. Robert Archie Otteson, 53, faces intentional murder charges in connection with a 1983 murder that occurred in Denton Co., TX.

08/14/2014

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Lakeville Man Arrested In 31-Year-Old Murder Case

A 53-year-old Lakeville man has been arrested in connection to a 31-year-old murder case that happened in Denton, TX, according to police. On Sept. 30, 1983, 42-year-old Francisco Narvaez of San Antonio was found dead in a local motel. Denton Police investigated, but tips and leads went cold.

08/13/2014

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Nat’l Night Out Holds Special Significance This Year

Every year, on the first Tuesday of August, you’ll find people leaving their homes to spend some time with their neighbors and local police officers. It’s called National Night Out, and this year we’re seeing an even more supportive tone because of last week’s tragic events.

08/05/2014

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U Of Minn. Solar Car Places 2nd In 1,700-Mile Race

For the racers in the American Solar Challenge, just finishing the course is a major accomplishment. The race started in Austin, Texas, last Monday. After eight days on the road, and 1,700 miles through 7 states, the University of Michigan racer crossed the finish line in Minnesota first. The University of Minnesota team finished second.

07/28/2014

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Twins Drop 9th Straight Road Game, 5-4 At Texas

Minnesota left fielder Josh Willingham made a diving attempt at a sinking line drive. A couple of batters later, he was chasing down a deep fly ball when he ran into the outfield wall.

06/27/2014

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