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Podcast Page: 11-24-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A slippery Monday in CCO Land led to lots of weather, plus breaking news on Chuck Hagel, click the link above to listen back to highlights from Monday.

11/24/2014

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Historians Form Group Focused On Midwest History

A group of historians has formed an organization whose goal is to increase the study of the Midwest.

11/24/2014

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Gophers Could Be Without Cobb Against Wisconsin

The University of Minnesota football team may be without one of its best players in Saturday’s showdown at Wisconsin.

11/23/2014

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Trip To Indy At Stake When Gophers Visit Wisconsin

Before the season, only the most optimistic Minnesota fans would have thought their Gophers would have something more tangible than Paul Bunyan’s Axe at stake when it was time to play Wisconsin.

11/23/2014

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Police Seek Public’s Help In Finding Person Who Threw A Rock Onto I-35W

The Minnesota State Patrol is asking for the public’s help in locating the person who they believe tossed a large rock off an overpass in Duluth Sunday night. According to police, 22-year-old Matthew Fijalkiewicz, of Superior, Wis., was driving southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 around 11:20 p.m.when a rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.

11/20/2014

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Fire At La Crosse Fuels Plant Extinguished

Firefighters in La Crosse have contained a blaze that erupted from an explosion at a fuels plant. Officials say the explosion and fire erupted in an above-ground tank containing an unknown amount of diesel fuel and asphalt at Midwest Fuels Wednesday about 7 a.m.

11/19/2014

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Girl Accused In ‘Slender Man’ Stabbing Due In Court

The attorney for a Wisconsin girl accused of repeatedly stabbing a classmate to please a fictional horror character is expected to tell a judge whether the defense will challenge a doctor’s claim that the 12-year-old is mentally fit to stand trial. A Waukesha County judge is scheduled to hear from the defense Tuesday afternoon.

11/18/2014

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Wisconsin Would Join Electric Car Tax Trend

Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on electric and hybrid vehicles if the proposed $50 annual charge put forward by the Department of Transportation becomes law.

11/17/2014

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Patrol: Rock Flies Through Windshield, Injures Wis. Man On I-35W

The Minnesota State Patrol says a 22-year-old Wisconsin man was injured when a large rock flew through his windshield while he was driving in St. Louis County Sunday. According to the patrol, the man was driving his car southbound on Interstate 35W near milepost 253 at 11:20 p.m. when the rock came through his windshield and struck him in the chest.

11/17/2014

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Season’s First Storm Dumps 4 Feet Of Snow On Wis. Town

The winter blast that dumped up to 17 inches of snow in Minnesota earlier this week left much more impressive totals across the eastern border.

11/14/2014

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - NOVEMBER 8: Melvin Gordon #25 of the Wisconsin Badgers leaps over Leroy Clark #3 of the Purdue Boilermakers during the game at Ross-Ade Stadium on November 8, 2014 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Purdue 34-16. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

Heisman Watch: Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon Ready For Heisman Showdown With Abdullah

This week, Melvin Gordon leads the Wisconsin running game against another Heisman candidate and his ground game, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah. The running back showcase should double as this week’s Heisman Trophy Spotlight Game.

11/13/2014

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Slender Man Stabbing Suspect, 12, Returns To Court

One of two preteen girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is due back in court.

11/12/2014

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Shilling Takes Over As Wis. Senate Democratic Leader

Wisconsin Democrats reshuffled their legislative leadership on Tuesday, with a state senator from La Crosse taking over as minority leader in the Senate after Republicans increased their majority in last week’s election.

11/11/2014

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Snow Could Reduce Corn Harvest In Upper Midwest

The season’s first snowstorm could be bad news for farmers in the Upper Midwest where corn remains in fields.

11/10/2014

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Minn. Sees More Than A Foot Of Snow In Season’s 1st Storm

The flakes of the season’s first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.

11/10/2014

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