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Beating The Heat With Sun-Proof Clothing

There’s no doubt that air conditioners in our cars and homes will get a workout on Monday. We’re expecting one of our hottest days of the summer ahead with a high temperature expected to be in the low 90s.

07/21/2014

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Report: Rail Delays Cost Minnesota Farmers

A new report estimates that delays in railroad shipping have cost Minnesota corn, soybean and wheat farmers nearly $100 million. The report was released Thursday at a conference in Alexandria organized by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Edward Usset of the University of Minnesota Center for Farm Financial Management estimates rail delays cost Minnesota corn growers $72 million from March to May. He puts the losses at $18.8 million for soybean growers and $8.5 million for wheat growers.

07/10/2014

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Adding Sprinkler Systems: What You Need To Know

Installing the right sprinkler system can save time and money, as well as conserve energy and water output. It can also increase the lushness and health of your lawn. Ready to get started?

07/09/2014

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff’s Office Urges Water Safety Over Holiday Weekend

The Fourth of July weekend means more people on Minnesota’s lakes, so the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is urging water safety.

07/03/2014

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Newport Bracing For Possible Levee Breach

Walking up to Newport’s clay levee, which is holding back the rain-swollen Mississippi River, city administrator Deb Hill doesn’t like what she is seeing.

06/25/2014

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Officials: Man’s Body Pulled From Lake Phalen

A young man’s body was pulled from Lake Phalen in St. Paul Saturday night. Ramsey County officials say the call for help came in around 8 p.m. after the man went missing.

06/21/2014

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Video: Mudslide Nearly Catches Driver Near Belle Plaine

A motorist nearly fell into a gaping hole on a southern Minnesota road after the ground beneath it gave way. The incident was caught on dash camera, and uploaded Friday to YouTube by the Department of Transportation.

06/20/2014

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EPA Water Task Force To Work With Universities

A task force established by the Environmental Protection Agency to curtail farmland pollution that flows into the Mississippi River has reached an agreement with 12 universities.

05/21/2014

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House Approves More Than $12 Billion Water Bill

The House has passed a $12 billion-plus infrastructure bill authorizing 34 water projects across the country. The bill passed on a 412-4 vote Tuesday after months of negotiations between key House members and senators in both parties.

05/20/2014

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Running Tough Mudder? Beware Not To Ingest The Water

Thousands of Minnesotans are training to finish the annual Tough Mudder obstacle course this summer. But they may want to practice keeping their mouths shut.

05/06/2014

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Math For Public Works Borrowing Bill Proves Tough

Political calculations are complicating consideration of a public works financing package. It’s a marquee bill being closely watched from water-starved Worthington to the campgrounds-in-waiting at the new Lake Vermilion State Park.

04/29/2014

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Frozen Pipes Aren’t Just An Issue For Homeowners, Cities Are Having Trouble, Too

This extreme cold is creating a headache for cities and homeowners alike. Many residents have been surprised to find no water coming from their faucets.

02/27/2014

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2-27-14 PODCASTS: John Hines Fills In For Dave Lee On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Trying something new….If you missed something from today’s show, click the link above to search for an interview from earlier today on WCCO!

02/27/2014

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Sheriff: 3rd Body Recovered After SUV Plunged Into River

Recovery crews used a robotic device Monday to search the Mississippi River in downtown Winona for the bodies of two men believed to have drowned along with two others when an SUV ended up in the icy waterway.

01/06/2014

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2 Pulled From Car After Plunge Into Icy Waters In Winona

Rescuers pulled two bodies from a car that plunged into the Mississippi River in Winona, Minn. on Sunday. The Winona County Law Enforcement Center said they received a report around 7:19 a.m. from someone who saw tire tracks going over the dike at Riverview Drive and 2nd Street.

01/05/2014

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