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Global Citizens Pay Oil Companies Not To Drill In Amazon

Institutions and people from all over the world– including U.S. movie stars, Japanese shops and Russian foundations — have contributed to pay oil companies millions of dollars to halt drilling in the Amazon jungle. However, […]

12/30/2011

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New Laws For MN In 2012

Check out the new laws that go into effect for Minnesotans beginning this Sunday. [WCCO: Politics]

12/30/2011

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2011: Year In Review

Want to take the time to look back at 2011? We put together a photo gallery on all the big stories this year — check them out in the links below: MN News | Local […]

12/30/2011

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Minn. GOP At Least $1.3M In Debt

Minnesota Republican Party officials are pulling the curtain back on what they call “ugly stuff” in their finances. The party says it’s $1.3 million in debt, and that doesn’t include $719,000 in legal expenses that […]

12/30/2011

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2 Killed After Car Hits Tree In Red Lake County

Two people were killed in a crash late Thursday night after their car lost control and struck a tree in Red Lake Falls, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. [WCCO]

12/30/2011

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FBI Looking For Alexandria Bank Robber

Police are looking for the man who robbed a bank in Alexandria, Minn. on Thursday. [WCCO]

12/30/2011

Toxic Scented Candles?

What you smell can hurt you, according to one doctor. Even if that smell is vanilla or raspberry candle and made to fill your room with the scent. Check out why it may be toxic […]

12/30/2011

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Astrologer Makes 2012 Predictions

What will happen in 2012? Who will win the election? Well if you believe that it is written in the stars check out this link. Astrologer Susan Miller, founder of AstrologyZone.com, claims she knows based […]

12/30/2011

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Banished Words For 2011

“Amazing” is the word that tops the list of “banished” words in 2012. Highly overused and worn out — some never want to hear it again. Check out a list of the other banished words […]

12/30/2011

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Shave A Mullet For Charity?

Some people are doing ‘Whatever It Takes’ to raise money to stop homelessness among kids and teens. And by “whatever”  I mean shaving their eyebrows, cutting their hair into a mullet and living in a […]

12/30/2011

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DWI Patrols Stepped Up

There is no excuse to drive drunk the Minnesota State Patrol says. Read how they are stepping up DWI enforcement this weekend and how you can get free rides here.

12/30/2011

2 Shot At Minneapolis Bar

Two people were shot at the 4th Street Saloon on Broadway Avenue in Minneapolis overnight. [WCCO: Crime]

12/30/2011

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Father, 3-Year-Old Recovering After Falling Through Ice

A man and his 3-year-old son are recovering after an ATV they were traveling on broke through the ice on a lake north of Sauk Centre, Minn. [check out the report]

12/29/2011

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St. Paul Man Shares Home Surveillance Tips

On Christmas, WCCO-TV shared the story of a man who brought the theme of the popular movie “Home Alone” to life. Now, that man is sharing tips to set up your own home surveillance system […]

12/29/2011

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North Korea Calls Kim Jong Un ‘Supreme Leader’

North Korea declared Kim Jong Il’s son and successor “supreme leader” of the ruling party, military and the people during a memorial Thursday for his father in the government’s first public endorsement of his leadership. […]

12/29/2011

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Samoa Set For ‘Time Travel’ In Date Line Jump

The tiny South Pacific nation of Samoa and its neighbor Tokelau will jump forward in time on Thursday, crossing westward over the international date line to align themselves with their other 21st century trading partners […]

12/29/2011

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Deadly Vehicle Pileup In New Orleans

Police said two men died and 59 people were hurt in a predawn pileup of about 40 vehicles that closed Interstate 10 in eastern New Orleans. [CBS News]

12/29/2011

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New Laws In Different States Take Affect In 2012

Girls seeking abortions in New Hampshire must first tell their parents or a judge, some employers in Alabama must verify new workers’ U.S. residency, and California students will be the first in the country to […]

12/29/2011

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Sun Storms May Drop Your Calls

Sun storms may cause your cell phone calls to drop out and your radio frequencies to flicker. [ABC News]

12/29/2011

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$200K In Synthetic Drugs Seized

Law enforcement officials have arrested a woman and seized more than $200,000 in fake pot in Alma. According to the Buffalo County sheriff’s department, members of multiple law-enforcement agencies raided the home believed to be […]

12/29/2011

Ideas For New Year’s Weekend

If you need plans this weekend check out our ‘Working for the Weekend’ segment. There are candlelight walks, fireworks on ski hills and lots more. Make your plans today!

12/29/2011

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Lack Of Snow Means Cities Save Dough

Minneapolis said it will finish on a balance budget this year and that is because of the lack of snow. No plows and no overtime means that cities are saving a lot more money this […]

12/29/2011

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Island Nation To Skip A Day Tomorrow

You’ve heard of falling back and springing forward, but the island nation of Samoa will shed 24 hours as it skips this Friday to head straight to Saturday. See why in the video below. [Yahoo! […]

12/29/2011

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Binge Drinking A Problem In MN?

We may not be a state where people can just have a drink with dinner — turns out MN ranks high for binge drinking year round. What do you think? Is Minnesota just a bunch […]

12/29/2011

Hours Left To Claim $16M Jackpot

A winning lottery ticket worth $16 million will become worthless at 4 p.m. Thursday if no one steps forward to claim the prize. See why in the video above.

12/29/2011

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