Washington D.C.

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Lynx To Be Honored At White House Next Week

The Minnesota Lynx will be honored at the White House by President Barack Obama next week for their 2011 WNBA title.

09/13/2012

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Bachmann Ranked Among ‘Most Beautiful’ On Capitol Hill

Lately, Rep. Michele Bachmann has been immersed in controversy over comments she made about the Muslim brotherhood “infiltrating” the top levels of government.

07/25/2012

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POTUS Signs Walz’s ‘Veteran Skills To Jobs Act’ Into Law

President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Veteran Skills to Jobs Act – introduced partly by a U.S. Representative from Minnesota – into law Monday.

07/24/2012

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Underdog Bills Heads To DC For Paul Fundraiser

Republican Senate candidate Kurt Bills is off to Washington on a trip that includes a fundraiser held by Texas Rep. Ron Paul and his son, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.

07/24/2012

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Farmington Phy-Ed Teacher Lobbying In D.C.

A physical education teacher from Farmington is on his way to Washington D.C. Tuesday, lobbying to make gym class a bigger priority in Minnesota schools. It’s part of National Speak Out Day, a day dedicated to supporting physical education.

03/27/2012

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St. Croix Bridge Legislation Signed Into Law

President Barack Obama signed the St. Croix bridge project into law, the White House announced Wednesday.

03/14/2012

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Franken’s 2nd Hotdish Off Ends In Bipartisan Tie

If any political pundits were hoping to use the results of this year’s Minnesota hotdish contest as any sort of bellwether for the upcoming 2012 elections, they may be disappointed to hear the event ended in a tie.

03/07/2012

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D.C. Secretary Talks About Becoming King Overnight

Maybe you’ve received an email that a long lost relative has died, leaving you a fortune? Such scams are common. A secretary from Washington, D.C. had a similar experience, but it was no scam.

03/05/2012

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Dayton Heads To Washington For Governors Meeting

Gov. Mark Dayton is in Washington for the winter meeting of the National Governors Association.

02/24/2012

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Feds Arrest Man Planning Attack On U.S. Capitol

U.S. officials on Friday arrested a Moroccan man they say was planning a suicide mission at the U.S. Capitol, a law enforcement official told CBS News.

02/17/2012

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Minneapolis Ranked 3rd Most Literate City

If you can read this sentence, it could be because you live in Minneapolis. Well, maybe not, but it’s worth noting that the city was ranked the third most literate city in the U.S.

01/25/2012

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Behind-The-Scenes: White House Garden

Amelia Santaniello had the unique opportunity to tour the White House’s garden and to talk with the First Family’s chef.

11/02/2011

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Homeland Security Sec. Talks Mpls-Linked Terrorism

After a suicide bombing in Somalia this past weekend was linked to a young man from Minneapolis, homeland security is on the minds of law enforcement here. Amelia Santaniello had the chance to ask Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napalitano about it Tuesday.

11/02/2011

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Amelia Talks College Student Loans With Obama Officials

WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello certainly had a whirlwind couple of days in Washington, D.C. That’s right, when the White House invites you for a visit, they sure keep you busy.

11/02/2011

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Behind-The-Scenes Tour Of The White House

It’s one of the most iconic buildings in the United States. The White House is the President’s home, and Tuesday, WCCO-TV had a behind-the-scenes tour of the executive mansion.

11/01/2011

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WCCO Exclusive: Amelia Interviews The President

WCCO-TV got a rare opportunity Tuesday to meet with President Barack Obama and take a behind the scenes tour of the White House.

11/01/2011

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Dayton Heads To D.C. For Meeting Of Governors

Gov. Mark Dayton is in Washington for meetings related to his service on the National Governors Association Executive Committee.

10/13/2011

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Gov. Dayton Recalls 9/11 Attack On DC, Closing Office

Gov. Mark Dayton, a former U.S. Senator who was in Washington D.C. on 9/11, told WCCO-TV about that day 10 years ago in a wide-ranging and candid interview.

09/09/2011

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President Lands In Minn. To Kick Off Bus Tour

President Barack Obama accused Congress on Monday of putting politics ahead of the country and called on voters to tell lawmakers to cut it out, as he kicked off a three-day Midwestern bus tour aimed at promoting his economic ideas and countering Republican attacks.

08/15/2011

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Ellison Tears Knee Tendon During Workout

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison was admitted to a Washington D.C. hospital Wednesday morning after falling and tearing a knee ligament during a gym workout, according to spokesperson Jennifer Gore.

07/14/2011

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Man Tried To Bring 13 Knives On MN-Bound Flight

Transportation Security Administration officers say they found 13 knives, including switchblades and a butterfly knife, inside a man’s carry-on luggage at a Washington-area airport.

07/14/2011

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Finding Minnesota: Cold Spring Granite’s MLK Tribute

Washington D.C. is a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months when the kids are out of school. In August, the National Mall will have a new memorial on it in tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

07/11/2011

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Franken Reflects On 2 Years In Office

Just two years ago, we were divided by the seemingly never-ending Al Franken/Norm Coleman senate race. The State Supreme Court sided with the Democrat Franken, and Thursday marks his second year in office.

07/06/2011

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Sun Country Begins Flights From National Airport

Sun Country Airlines is making its inaugural flight from Washington’s Reagan National Airport to Lansing, Mich., and Minneapolis after winning a coveted gate at the airport closest to the nation’s capital.

04/01/2011

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In Washington, Pork Trumps Preserving History

One of the first victims of Washington’s new tough-on-spending culture is a historic preservation program that saved the flag that inspired “The Star-Spangled Banner” and preserved thousands of other fragile national treasures.

03/31/2011

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