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Carter Apologizes For Advising Rookies To Get A ‘Fall Guy’

Hall of Fame receiver Cris Carter has issued an apology for telling NFL rookies at a league symposium in 2014 that they should “get a fall guy” to help them avoid trouble. Carter posted his apology on Twitter after an ESPN article drew attention to the remarks he made during a presentation last year.

08/24/2015

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Incident At Downtown Minneapolis Hotel Ends Peacefully

Police in Minneapolis say officers responded Thursday afternoon to a situation involving a possible suicidal person on an upper floor of a downtown hotel.

08/06/2015

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Mia Farrow Faces Backlash For Tweeting Lion Dentist’s Address

Mia Farrow took some Twitter heat Wednesday for joining other angry social media posters and blasting out the business address of the dentist who killed the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe.

07/30/2015

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Politicians Speak Out On The Death Of Cecil The Lion

Politicians in Minnesota and across the country are sounding off on the death of a protected African lion at the hands of a Twin Cities dentist.

07/29/2015

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Public Takes To Internet To Target Dentist Accused Of Poaching Lion

A Bloomington dentist accused of killing a beloved lion on a recent African safari has come under international fire. As people around the world continue to chime in on the issue, many are taking to the Internet.

07/29/2015

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Obama Tweeter Says Posts Cost Him His Job

A Minnesota man investigated for violent tweets addressed to President Barack Obama says he lost his job because of them, but the company denies that’s the reason. The president’s first official tweet from his @POTUS handle last month drew some hateful comments.

06/03/2015

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Bail Upped To $125K For Man Accused Of St. Croix River Stabbing

A Minnesota man accused in a fatal stabbing along the St. Croix River was in court again Thursday to face accusations he violated the terms of his original bond.

05/28/2015

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4 Things To Know: Minn. Session, Dylan On Letterman & More

From the latest on the Minnesota Session 2015 to POTUS joining Twitter, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, May 19.

05/19/2015

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Convict Coach Accused Of Tweeting At Victim From Behind Bars

A former tennis coach in prison for sex with a teenager is now accused of asking fellow inmates for help contacting his victim.

05/12/2015

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Tweet Threatens High-Ranking Military Member

United States military bases are on their highest alert in four years Friday night. While a Pentagon spokesperson stressed it was not due to a specific threat, a WCCO investigation has found a specific tweet on April 30 listing the address on a U.S. military base of a top U.S. general in charge of leading the U.S. response to ISIS.

05/08/2015

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Minn. Terror Suspect Returns To Twitter, Posts False Information

A fugitive Minnesota terror suspect was back on Twitter Tuesday, spreading false information about a Texas attack to ISIS sympathizers. WCCO reported Monday how the Minnesotan known as Mujahid Miski encouraged one of two gunmen involved in an attempted attack on a Texas event.

05/05/2015

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Did Kris Humphries Slam Bruce Jenner?

Minnesota’s own Kris Humphries has the Twitterverse abuzz Saturday with a tweet that may be a jab at his former father-in-law, Bruce Jenner. The former Olympian revealed in an interview with Diane Sawyer Friday that he now identifies as a woman.

04/25/2015

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Terror Suspect’s Sister: ‘I Feel Like My Brother Got Set Up’

We are learning more about one of the six Minnesota men accused of trying to join ISIS. The sister of 20-year-old Guled Omar spoke to WCCO Wednesday evening. “I believe that my brother is innocent and that he didn’t do anything wrong,” Shukri Omar said.

04/22/2015

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Adrian Peterson’s Agent Posts Controversial Picture To Social Media

Adrian Peterson’s agent is riling up Vikings fans, and putting the running backs’ return in doubt, after he posted this photo on social media.

04/22/2015

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Police To Crack Down On Distracted Drivers

Police across Minnesota are stepping up enforcement this week against distracted drivers. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says most accidents are caused by drivers using cellphones, GPS navigation, music controls or eating and drinking.

04/14/2015

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Walker’s ‘Big Announcement’ Turns Out To Be Badger Backing

Gov. Scott Walker’s promise of a “big announcement” on April Fool’s Day turned out to have nothing to do with presidential politics.

04/01/2015

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4 Things To Know: Germanwings Plane Crash, MLS Announcement & More

Here is a look at the four stories you need to know about for Wednesday, March 25.

03/25/2015

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Punk Band Tells Gov. Walker: ‘We Literally Hate You’

The punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop playing one of their songs, saying on Twitter that “We literally hate you.”

01/26/2015

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Good Question: Does Twitter Reflect Public Opinion?

When big news happens, it can seem like everyone flocks to Twitter. But, studies show only 19 percent of adults who use the Internet are on Twitter and only 3 percent use it regularly.

12/08/2014

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School Goes Under Lockdown After Social Media Post

Police in Burlington, Vermont, say a social media post with threatening language aimed at the local high school was traced back to a juvenile in Minnesota.

11/20/2014

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The Internet Loves Alex, And So Does Target

For no clear reason, a Target employee named Alex became an internet meme over the weekend, and the Minneapolis-based retailer acknowledged it on Monday via Twitter.

11/03/2014

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10 Most Obvious Twitter Reactions To Pittsburgh Steelers’ Bumble Bee Uniforms

Here are the top 10 Tweets sent about the Pittsburgh Steelers’ ugly throwback uni’s.

10/27/2014

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Twitter Responds To Tom Brady Getting Benched

Here are the top 18 Tweets regarding Brady’s less than stellar performance.

09/30/2014

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Top 5 Vikings Players To Follow On Twitter

Ahh, Twitter — for better or worse, it has changed the way we view those in the public eye, including our beloved professional athletes. And while some haven’t quite figured out what’s appropriate for social media (*cough* Ochocinco *cough*) others really get it and in turn, give their fans even more reason to adore them.

09/23/2014

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14 Hilarious Reactions to Wes Welker’s Suspension On Twitter

Here are the top 14 funniest reactions to Wes Welker’s suspension on Twitter.

09/03/2014

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