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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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Tracking Danger: Rice Fire Chief Says Derailment Would Overwhelm Department

Rice is a sleepy town of about 1,200 people, but every 15 minutes or so, trains come flying through the heart of it at 50 mph. These trains are carrying a variety of freight, but much of it is oil from the Bakken Oil Fields in North Dakota.

03/31/2015

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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.

03/30/2015

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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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