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Frank Interviews Obama On Fiscal Cliff, Spending Cuts

With negotiations regarding the impending fiscal cliff hanging in the balance, President Barack Obama told WCCO’s Frank Vascellaro he’s confident a deal will be reached.

12/13/2012

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Frank Vascellaro To Interview The President

WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro is going to Washington to talk one-on-one with President Obama Thursday.

12/12/2012

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Washington Fight Clouds Minn. Budget Forecast

The impasse over the fiscal cliff in Washington is casting enormous uncertainty over the economic forecast in Minnesota.

12/02/2012

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DPS Releases List Of Top Drunk Driving Counties

Leading up to the Thanksgiving travel period, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety has released a list of the top thirteen counties in the state with the highest combined totals of drunk driving related deaths and injuries.

11/19/2012

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Good Question: How Can States Pass Laws That Contradict Federal Law?

The voters in Colorado and Washington State were clear in approving ballot initiatives that make using small amounts of marijuana legal. But the federal law is equally clear, classifying marijuana as an illegal drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act. So how can a state pass a law that contradicts federal law?

11/07/2012

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Griffen Back With Vikings, Grieving Mother’s Death

Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen is planning to travel with the Vikings to Washington and play in Sunday’s game following the sudden death of his mother.

10/12/2012

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DNR: Burning Restrictions To Take Effect Sunday For 23 Counties

The Department of Natural Resources plans to put counties in central and southeastern Minnesota under tighter campfire and open burning restrictions starting Sunday.

10/05/2012

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Pawlenty Resigns From Romney Campaign To Lobby

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is resigning as a national co-chairman of Republican Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign to lobby for the financial services industry.

09/20/2012

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Paul Delegates Mounting Floor Fight Over New Rules

Rep. Ron Paul’s delegates are trying to mount a floor fight over new GOP rules designed to limit the ability of insurgent presidential candidates to amass delegates to future Republican conventions.

08/28/2012

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Lynx Beat Shock 83-59, Clinch Playoff Berth

Maya Moore scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat the Tulsa Shock 83-59 and clinch a playoff spot at the earliest point in franchise history.

08/19/2012

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Crime Lab Controversy Could Drop Drug Cases

A crime lab controversy could force prosecutors in three Twin Cities counties to drop cases against drug suspects.

08/01/2012

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Opinion: Obama Is Wrecking The White House

President Obama has made too many changes to the White House and had too many parties to be allowed back for another 4 years.

07/27/2012

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Larry Craig Sued By FEC

Former Republican U.S. Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was sued Monday by federal election regulators who contend he misused some $217,000 in campaign funds for his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport bathroom sex sting.

06/11/2012

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Court Won’t Block Suit In Minn. Bridge Collapse

The Supreme Court will not block Minnesota’s lawsuit against a California design firm over the deadly 2007 interstate bridge collapse in Minneapolis that killed 13 people.

05/29/2012

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Wis. Student Runner Up In National Geographic Bee

A first-time national geography bee contender from Texas has won the annual competition in Washington. Fourteen-year-old Rahul Nagvekar, of Sugar Land, Texas, will receive a $25,000 scholarship for his win Thursday.

05/24/2012

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