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Veteran WCCO Radio Broadcaster Dick Chapman Dies

Longtime WCCO personality Dick Chapman passed away after an extended illness. After studying journalism at the University of Missouri, the Kansas City native came to WCCO in 1957, first as a news writer for Cedric Adams.

02/27/2015

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Let’s Kick Hunger Radiothon Raises Over $235K

WCCO would like to thank everyone out there for helping make this year’s Let’s Kick Hunger radiothon a big success. More than $235,000 was raised for Second Harvest Heartland, an accomplishment that Minnesotans should feel very proud of.

01/30/2015

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WCCO Radio Holiday Programming Schedule

Tune into special holiday programming on WCCO Radio for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

12/17/2014

Nickelodeon Universe

CBS Radio Joins MOA, Nickelodeon Universe In ‘Ride For A Cause’

CBS Radio Minneapolis and Mall of America are inviting shoppers to ‘ride for a cause’ this Thanksgiving holiday. Families are invited to Nickelodeon Universe, located in the center of the mall, to enjoy unlimited rides from 6 p.m. until midnight for a $10 donation.

11/26/2014

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Fmr. UMD Professor To Speak At JFK Assassination Conference

Former Minnesota-Duluth professor Jim Fetzer says new information about the JFK assassination shows the secret service was involved in the president’s death 51 years ago. Fetzer has become a major conspiracy analyst since the early 1990’s.

11/22/2014

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WCCO Radio Raises More Than $273K For Union Gospel Mission

The team at WCCO Radio 830 AM had a record day Tuesday, raising money at the Mall of America for the Union Gospel Mission. Last year, must more than $200,000 was raised to help provide meals for struggling families in the Twin Cities.

11/19/2014

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Is The WCCO Radio Building Haunted?

This Halloween, we investigated the old WCCO Radio building in downtown Minneapolis. Over the years, employees have said they’ve seen ghosts, heard strange, inexplicable voices — and they’ve even felt the presence of a spirit. So we called in the experts from the Twin Cities Paranormal Society and Missy Reno Smith, a well-known psychic medium from Fort Wayne, Indiana.

10/30/2014

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Wright County Authorities Ask Hunters And Farmers To Keep Eye Out For Missing Man

Twenty-five-year-old Chris Rossing was last seen on Aug. 23 in Howard Lake, Minn. Since then, two people have been arrested in connection with the case.

10/11/2014

Robert Blanton #36 of the Minnesota Vikings attempts to take down Eddie Lacy #27 of the Green Bay Packers in the first half at Lambeau Field on October 2, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Packers defeat Vikings 42-10. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 10-3-14

Vikings get demolished in Green Bay, Sid and Mike Max react….Click the link above to listen.

10/03/2014

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WCCO Radio Celebrates 90 Years On The Air

In October of 2014, WCCO Radio celebrates it’s 90th year on the air. From the old Oak Grove Hotel to the present day studios on 2nd Avenue and 7th Street, WCCO has brought Minnesota and Upper Midwest radio listeners big news stories and major events, laughter and tears, music and sports plus all the information needed to get through their day.

10/02/2014

Law, Judge, Justice

MN Human Services Commissioner Says Boy’s Death Sheds Light On Need For Improvement

The tragic death of a 4-year-old Pope County Minn. boy is prompting state officials to rethink a law that’s designed to protect children. Lucinda Jesson is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

09/09/2014

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After Wetterling Feature, Tips On His Disappearance

The FBI and other law enforcement agencies are following up on potential new leads in the Jacob Wetterling disappearance. CNN featured the nearly 25-year-old case Sunday on John Walsh’s show “The Hunt.”

09/05/2014

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Stearns County Sheriff Remains Hopeful That Wetterling Case Will Be Solved

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they will never stop trying to get the case of Jacob Wetterling resolved. He says he hopes by being featured on CNN’s “The Hunt”, new information will be uncovered.

09/05/2014

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Minnesota Senator Al Franken Makes The Rounds At The Fair

Senator Al Franken is making the rounds at the Minnesota State Fair. On Sunday, he sat down with WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar, the host of News and Views, and talked about the campaign.

08/31/2014

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Turner Syndrome Support Group Born From WCCO Radio Broadcast

Turner Syndrome is a disorder you’ve likely never heard of. About one in 2,500 girls are born with it, and it prevents their bodies from maturing fully into women.

08/20/2014

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Ventura: Just Because She’s A Widow Doesn’t Mean She Can Profit From Slander

Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura launched Tuesday a public relations campaign to explain why he filed the high-profile defamation suit he won last week. In a wide ranging interview on WCCO Radio, and in an online video on Ora.tv, Ventura repeatedly said the lawsuit was not about the money; it was about clearing his name.

08/05/2014

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Looking For A Job? The Minnesota State Fair Is Hiring

There’s still time to find a job at the Minnesota State Fair. Spokesperson Brianna Schutte says they have a number of options. “Ticket taking, custodial work, sales position, working in food booths,” Schutte said. She said there are some conditions.

07/19/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: WCCO Radio’s John Hines

If you don’t recognize his name, you most certainly recognize his voice. Generations of Minnesotans have heard John Hines on the air for more than 42 years. He graduated from Minneapolis Roosevelt in 1971 and went to Brown Institute just three days later.

06/24/2014

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Another Day In Flood Ravaged Farm Fields For Gov. Dayton

Gov. Mark Dayton spent another day in waterlogged farm fields in southern Minn. getting a firsthand look at flood damage. . The Governor was on WCCO Radio with Esme Murphy Friday afternoon. “Forty percent of the farm land has been destroyed or damaged. Bridges and culverts wiped out. And of course people are dealing with loss of crops, and livestock,” Dayton said. “It’s really awful.”

06/20/2014

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Mpls. ‘Miracle Baby’ Who Survived 11-Story Fall Returns Home

The Minneapolis toddler who got national attention after falling eleven stories from an apartment building, and surviving, is back home with his family. It was on Mother’s Day, May 11, at the Riverside Plaza apartments in Minneapolis when 15-month-old Musa Dayib slipped through a 5.5 inch slit on the family’s balcony.

05/26/2014

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Tommies Blog: UST Football Reaches 3-Year Deal With WCCO Radio

It was announced earlier this month that St. Thomas football reached an agreement with WCCO Radio to stay on the local station for at least the next three years. WCCO Radio 830 AM has been broadcasting St. Thomas football since 2011.

05/26/2014

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Nigerians Living In Minn. Pray For Safe Return Of Abducted School Girls

The search continues for the nearly 300 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram almost a month ago in Nigeria. Dr. Kehinde Odusote said her reaction to the news at first was disbelief. “Nobody expected that wanting to have an education would lead young girls to find themselves in this situation,” Odusote said.

05/16/2014

Sid Hartman

Twins Blog: Sid Hartman Day

Sid Hartman has graced this humble Earth for 94 years. He has been scribbling for the Star Tribune for 69 of those years and has held court on the airwaves of WCCO Radio for 59. This Sunday, the Minnesota Twins – who’ve been in this state a mere 53 years – will honor those astounding numbers, and the singular character who owns them, with “Sid Hartman Day” at Target Field.

05/16/2014

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‘Thank You’ To The Stranger Who Mailed My Lost Letter

I almost never write thank you letters, especially to people I don’t know. The reason I’m writing this letter is because last week I was pretty upset. I was in a rush to go to work and I was running late. I grabbed a letter I was going to mail and stuffed it in my coat. The letter, already addressed and stamped, had a $55 gift card to Target for a friend in Texas. She had won the gift card through a contest I had put together. I quickly ran to catch my bus. Almost every day I take the #5 Metro Transit bus to work. Once I got to my stop at WCCO Radio, I reached into my pocket and felt nothing, the letter was gone.

03/30/2014

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WCCO-AM Among AP Award Winners

WCCO Radio of Minneapolis, Minnesota Public Radio and WDIO-TV of Duluth are among top winners in the 2013 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters Awards Contest. WCCO won for coverage of the legalization of gay marriage in Minnesota, affordable health care and the search for a 2-year-old western Wisconsin boy found dead in a locked trunk. WCCO also was cited for memories of the Metrodome, sports play-by-play, best newscast and website.

03/28/2014

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