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Some Minnesota Students Head Back To School

The weeks of playing in the sun and killing afternoons with video games are now over for a number of metro area students. It’s back-to-school time for students attending Minneapolis Public Schools. More than 35,000 are enrolled in the district.

08/24/2015

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Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)

From an indie pop album release show at the Varsity Theater to a local-band-gone-national at a festival in Loring Park, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!

08/21/2015

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A Dose Of Fall: Heavy Rain & Below-Average Temps Arrive In MN

After two of the hottest days of the year in the Twin Cities this past weekend, it’s going to feel a whole lot like fall over the next two days. The culprit: heavy rain that will start to move into the metro by late Tuesday morning.

08/18/2015

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Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

The Itasca County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-year-old girl. Vivian VanArnhem-Winckler was last seen leaving her home on Aug. 12.

08/14/2015

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Best Bars For Wine Tasting In Minnesota

Looking to sample wines from all the world? You can do that right here in Minnesota.

08/06/2015

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Top Paninis In Minnesota

This delectable, aromatic pressed sandwich originated in Milan. Like its Italian and Italian-American predecessors, the pizza and the sub sandwich, the panini quickly became an American staple. In Italy, the panini was associated with youth oriented pop culture. Then the Mediterranean artisan sandwich became popular in American fast food chains and sandwich shops. Different cultures have adopted the panini as their own. Served up in many ethnic variations, such as the Cubano, the panini is a dinner and diner favorite. Around metro Twin Cities, epicureans are sampling some of the best at chic panini bistros and restaurants.

08/05/2015

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Best Bars For Bachelor Parties In Minnesota

Select a setting your best friend will remember all his married life.

07/30/2015

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Group Of Techie Teens From Twin Cities Heading To Silicon Valley

A group of tech-minded teens from the Twin Cities is on the summer trip of a lifetime this week. It’s an all-expenses paid, hands-on field trip to Silicon Valley.

07/27/2015

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U Of M: 3 Suspects Assault & Rob 2 Victims Near Campus

The University of Minnesota says two victims – one of whom was a University student – were assaulted and robbed by three suspects off campus Saturday evening.

07/06/2015

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Air Pollution Warning Issued For Northern Minnesota

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is issuing an air pollution warning for northern Minnesota due to smoke from wildfires in Canada.

07/06/2015

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Metropolitan Council To Discuss Cuts To SWLRT Line

The Metropolitan Council is set to meet again Wednesday morning to go over ways to shrink the cost of the proposed Southwest Light Rail project. Reductions must be made after a recent estimate put the price tag at $2 billion, roughly 25 percent more than expected.

06/24/2015

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Sanneh Foundation Offering Free Twin Cities Summer Camps For Kids

Not many things are free anymore. So, when we heard about free summer camps for kids across the metro, we couldn’t wait to spread the word.

06/18/2015

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Local Music Tap: Mpls. Concert Benefits Musician Recovering From Near-Fatal Crash

A group of Minnesota musicians are banding together to help a fellow Twin Cities musician recovering from a near-fatal car crash.

06/11/2015

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Nat’l Fitness Index Ranks Twin Cities At No. 2

The eighth annual American Fitness Index is out, and the Twin Cities comes in at Number 2.

05/19/2015

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Top Fishing Destinations In The US

A look at five of the best fishing destinations in America.

05/13/2015

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MnDOT Alerts Traffic Congestion Growing In Metro Area

The Minnesota Department of Transportation says that traffic congestion is on the rise in the Twin Cities. According to MnDOT, the amount of congested freeways grew to 21.1 percent in 2014, compared to 19.9 percent in 2013.

05/07/2015

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Best Places To Do Arts & Crafts For The Whole Family In Minnesota

Nurture the creativity of each member of your family, no matter what their age. These Minnesota arts and crafts studios allow you to bring out the artist within while sticking together.

05/01/2015

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Report: Meth Surge ‘Is Here Right Now’; Heroin Maintains Grip On Twin Cities

Methamphetamine use has returned to epidemic levels in the Twin Cities not seen since 2005, according to a new research report. Meanwhile, more people than ever have been treated for heroin addiction.

04/27/2015

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opening 1st Metro Location By ‘End Of The Year’

The good news just keeps on coming for donut and coffee fans in Minnesota. On Thursday, Dunkin’ Donuts announced that 10 locations are in the works for the Twin Cities area.

04/16/2015

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Minnesota Pushes Bid To Land 2023 World’s Fair

After landing an upcoming Super Bowl and a Final Four, Minnesota is ready to push for its next big event: the 2023 World’s Fair. Organizers are preparing their bid for an event they hope will lure millions of tourists to see the latest in global technology and culture in the Twin Cities area.

04/10/2015

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Twin Cities Tour Of The Arts: Northern Clay Center

All week long, WCCO This Morning is taking a tour of the arts scene in the Twin Cities. On Monday, we feature Northern Clay Center in Minneapolis, which has two exhibits on display this month.

04/06/2015

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Tracking Danger: Minnesota Lawmakers On Oil Transportation Safety

There have been many who have expressed concerns about whether the state is prepared to handle a train accident like the one in Casselton, or even worse Quebec.

04/04/2015

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Tracking Danger: What Should Oil & RR Industries Do To Prevent Derailments?

All this week, WCCO Radio has reported on oil train safety and the fears some have about the potential for a derailment and explosion. But just what role do the oil and railroad industries have in keeping the trains on the tracks?

04/03/2015

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Tracking Danger: Oil Train Disaster Could Devastate Rural Towns

The number is staggering. More than 326,000 Minnesotans — most of them in the Twin Cities area — live within what is considered an evacuation zone in the event of a major oil train disaster. So, is the state doing enough to make sure local communities are protected?

WCCO’s Laura Oakes has the next in our five-part series, Tracking Danger: Minnesota’s Crude Reality.

03/31/2015

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Twin Cities’ Traffic Congestion Ranks Among Worst in U.S.

If you’re sitting in traffic right now checking the news, this story will likely not come as a major surprise. Minneapolis-St. Paul has been ranked among the worst areas in the nation in terms of traffic congestion.

03/31/2015

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