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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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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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830 WCCO To Host Minneapolis Mayoral Debate Tuesday

830 WCCO is announcing a Minneapolis Mayoral Debate, one week prior to Election Day.

10/24/2013

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Jordana’s Blog: Tiger’s Eye Trumps Evil Eye

I received a beautiful gift today. It’s a necklace, handcrafted, to protect me. It was given to my by a massage therapist, Aisha. I’ve written about her before, she’s a great therapist and very intuitive about body energy. She knows mine. The necklace she gave me featured the stones Tiger’s Eye and onyx and it was wrapped in copper. It’s beautiful, but art is not its mission.

05/06/2013

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WCCO Radio Wins 3 Regional Murrow Awards

WCCO Radio has won a total of three Regional Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association.

04/18/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Conceal & Carry & The Mpls. Shooting

Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan says Andrew Engeldinger, the shooter in the Bryn Mawr massacre, purchased his weapons legally.

09/29/2012

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Bob Shomper Named New WCCO Radio Program Director

WCCO-AM has named Bob Shomper Program Director of the station, it was announced today. Shomper has a long and respected career in radio and broadcasting and has received numerous industry awards, including being named one of America’s Top Programmers by Radio Ink Magazine.

05/04/2011

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Charlie Boone To Retire After 51 Years At WCCO Radio

If you grew up in Minnesota, there’s a good chance you grew up listening to Charlie Boone. On Saturday, after 51 years on WCCO Radio, Charlie Boone is signing off.

12/18/2010