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Fort Hood Shooting Brings Back Painful Memories For Local Widow

In 2009, 13 people were killed in a shooting at Fort Hood in Texas. Minnesota Pvt. 1st Class Kham Xiong was one of the victims. Shoua Her of North St. Paul was married to Xiong. After finding out about the latest shooting on Wednesday, she spoke with WCCO.

04/02/2014

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Lumber Manufacturer Cited In Worker’s Death

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a lumber and shingle manufacturer for safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker at its plant in Superior.

11/13/2013

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Adrian Peterson Has Dealt With Tragedy Often

When Adrian Peterson was 7, he saw his older brother die in a bike accident when he was hit by a drunken driver. For Peterson’s teenage years, his father was in prison. He grew up poor in east Texas. Shortly before the Minnesota Vikings drafted him in 2007, a half-brother, was shot and killed. Long before Peterson began running through the NFL record book, he learned to turn tragedy into fuel for an exceptional career. Football has always been his escape, and now he’s dealing with more off-the-field strife.

10/12/2013

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Wis. Man Dies Of Burns On Day He Was To Be Married

Family and friends gathered in Cashton to pay respects to a young man who died from injuries suffered in an accident on the day he was to be married. Twenty-two-year-old Jacob Gronemus suffered third-degree burns over 75 percent of his body in a welding accident Oct. 1.

10/10/2013

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Fallen Firefighters Photo Controversy

A photo meant as tribute has caused controversy and conversation. Take a look and share your opinion on our Facebook page.

07/08/2013

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Stephen Colbert’s Tribute To Mother

Stephen Colbert paid tribute to his mother in a way that will make anyone choke up.

06/20/2013

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Harding HS Sends Origami Cranes To Sandy Hook For Support

Some local students are sending something special to Connecticut to help comfort the Sandy Hook community.

12/21/2012

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State Education Commissioner On WCCO Morning News

Dr Brenda Casselius talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News on Monday.

12/18/2012

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Accent Signage Issues Statement For Newtown Tragedy

Accent Signage Systems, Inc., which experienced one of the worst workplace shootings in Minnesota history, has issued a statement for the community of Newtown, Conn.

12/17/2012

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Talking Points: The Gun Laws Discussion After A Shooting

After each and every mass shooting, there is the inevitable discussion of changes in our gun laws. But with this tragedy and the loss of so many very young lives, it appears the discussion is one that may last beyond the news cycle of a few days, or even a week.

12/16/2012

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Family, Friends Mourn After Teen Struck, Killed In Onamia

A walk to a Friday night football game turned tragic in a small northern Minnesota community when a 14-year-old girl was hit and killed.

09/09/2012

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River Falls Days Much More Subdued After Tragedy

River Falls Days starts Thursday — an event that will be considerably subdued this year in the small community, after such tragedy.

07/12/2012

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Tragedy After Tragedy: Family Hit By Flood After Stillbirth

In the midst of the Northland historic flooding, one Barnum, Minn. family was hit harder than most, and had to fight off one tragedy after another.

06/24/2012

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Esme’s Blog: Amy Winehouse: A Predictable Tragedy

News that 27-year-old singer Amy Winehouse was found dead at her home in London sadly comes as a shock, but not a surprise.

07/23/2011

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Rangers Game Tragedy

Here is the video of the man falling from the stands at the Rangers game yesterday.

07/08/2011

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