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Tracking Danger: Crude Oil On Minn. Railways

WCCO’s Edgar Linares begins our five-part series Tracking Danger: Minnesota’s Crude Reality.

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Experience Twin Cities Trails With ’30 Days Of Biking’ Challenge

The cycling community is offering up a challenge that could improve your health and introduce you to the Twin Cities biking trails. It’s called 30 Days of Biking.

03/26/2015

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It Ain’t Snow-ver ‘Til The Fat Lady Sings

The snow fell fast and furious Sunday evening — especially in south Twin Cities metro area, where a widespread 6 to 10 inches of heavy, wet snow accumulated across Carver, Scott and Dakota counties. The highest event total came from nearby Goodhue County, with 12.3 inches of snow in Zumbrota.

03/23/2015

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Gallup: Twin Cities’ LGBT Population Lags Behind Most Other Metro Areas

A new survey released by Gallup shows that Minneapolis-St. Paul, which is frequently ranked among the best places in the country for the LGBT community, doesn’t exactly have the most robust gay and lesbian population.

03/20/2015

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Review Launched For Rochester-Twin Cities High-Speed Rail

Government agencies have launched the first phase of an environmental review for the proposed Zip Rail high-speed railroad between the Twin Cities and Rochester. The Minnesota Department of Transportation says the review will look at the social, economic and environmental impacts of eight potential routes, as well of not building the project.

03/16/2015

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Record-Tying Warmth Forecasted For Top 10 Weather Day

Since Sunday’s temperatures look to climb to near record-breaking highs, it’s been named a Top 10 Weather Day.

03/15/2015

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$70M North Loop Proposal Features More Green Space, Parking

It’s one of the most booming neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Now another new development in the North Loop is being proposed. Two things that make this approximately $70 million project different: parking and a big park.

03/13/2015

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Police Investigating 2 Fatal Crashes In Twin Cities

The Minnesota State Patrol says two motorists were killed in separate accidents in the Twin Cities early Sunday morning. The first crash happened at about 2 a.m. Sunday at an intersection in Burnsville.

03/09/2015

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Rally Aims To Highlight Racial Employment Disparities In Metro Area

A report to be released on Thursday aims to highlight employment disparities in Minnesota. The groups Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, the Center for Popular Democracy, and the Economic Policy Institute say they plan to hold a rally.

03/04/2015

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Does This Year Rank Among Our Top 10 Least Snowy Winters?

We’re getting at least a few more inches of snow in the Twin Cities this Tuesday, but it probably won’t be enough to get the area close to average seasonal snow totals.

03/03/2015

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Snow, Strong Winds Headed Toward Minnesota

Snow-lovers have something to hope for after what has been a snow-starved winter so far. A system moving into Minnesota will bring snow into the Twin Cities starting late Monday night.

03/02/2015

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Coming Snow Pushes Back Closures On SB I-35E

Overnight snow forecasted for Tuesday pushed back the start of a construction campaign that would close part of southbound Interstate 35E and the ramp from Little Canada Road.

03/02/2015

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Talking Points: Klobuchar On Al-Shabaab Threat Video

The latest terror video from al-Shabaab comes days after the White House convened a terror summit that focused on combating recruiting here in the Twin Cities and the rest of the country.

02/22/2015

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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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Twin Cities Selected To Host International Winter Cycling Conference

The Twin Cities has been selected to host the International Winter Cycling conference. Minnesota is the first U.S. location to host the conference, which has been held in Finland, Canada and the Netherlands.

02/13/2015

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Racial Activist Group Hosts Sit-In At U Of M

The student led group Whose Diversity? is hosting a sit-in on the University of Minnesota’s Twin Cities campus Monday. According to a statement released by the group, Whose Diversity? is holding the sit-in in President Kaler’s office in an effort to persuade change on campus.

02/09/2015

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Woman, 46, Accused Of Stealing From Stillwater Church

A Twin Cities woman has been accused of stealing from a Stillwater church and using stolen credit cards. According to police, 46-year-old Dawn Rassett went into a classroom at Trinity Lutheran Church on Jan. 13 while the teacher and students were at lunch

01/30/2015

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Archdiocese Of St. Paul & Minneapolis Files For Bankruptcy

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it’s the best way for the church to get as many resources as possible to victims of clergy sexual abuse.

01/16/2015

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Power Restored To 4,300 Customers In East Twin Cities

Over 4,300 customers lost power in the areas of Oakdale, Maplewood and Lake Elmo Tuesday morning. According to a spokesperson with Xcel Energy, 4,376 customers were without power for three hours, beginning at 5:47 a.m.

01/13/2015

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Businesses Cope With Last-Minute Rush Before New Year’s

Before the countdown to the New Year begins, several local businesses count on one last rush of 2014. Grocery and liquor stores count New Year’s Eve as one of the busiest days of the year and holiday season.

12/31/2014

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Weekend Snow Emergency Info For The Twin Cities Metro

For those traveling in the Twin Cities metro on Sunday for the Vikings game or just to hang out, here’s what you need to know – or have access to – in regards to snow emergency rules.

12/28/2014

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Twin Cities Metro Lands On Sickest Cities List

The Twin Cities makes lots of national lists, but there’s some we don’t want to fall on. Recently, the metro area landed on a list of the sickest areas in the United States.

12/23/2014

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Report: Twin Cities Residents Rank #1 For Volunteering

Once again Twin Cities residents are getting a nod for their effort in giving back to the community. A report released Tuesday from the Corporation for National and Community Service says people in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area rank number one when it comes to volunteering.

12/16/2014

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High-Speed Passenger Rail Planned From Twin Cities To Duluth

Some 20,000 to 30,000 vehicles a day make the drive up Interstate 35, between the Twin Cities and Duluth. They are largely students, business people and tourists heading up to the North Shore.

12/09/2014

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Buck Hill Opens Slope For Snow Tubing

The ski hill in Burnsville opened for the season a few weeks ago, but Friday is the first day for snow tubing.

11/28/2014

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