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WCCO Flies Along With MN’s Only Air Force Reserve Unit

Minnesota’s only Air Force Reserve unit is the 934th Airlift Wing. The 934th flies eight large C-130 H3 cargo planes, which are used to move supplies and people. They fly out of Minneapolis St. Paul International Airport.

06/24/2014

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Wis. Child, 3, Run Over By Lawnmower

Authorities say a 3-year-old child suffered severe injuries after being run over by a riding lawnmower in Dodge County. The sheriff’s office say the child apparently ran toward to the lawnmower as the operator was backing it up Tuesday afternoon. The operator didn’t know the child was there and struck the child.

06/24/2014

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Stillwater Lift Bridge Closes As River Rises

The Stillwater Lift Bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin was ordered to be closed indefinitely because of high water, as authorities around the state braced for flooding from bulging streams and rivers.

06/23/2014

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Prosecutors: Gov. Walker Part Of Criminal Scheme

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, took part in a nationwide criminal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday. No charges have been filed against Walker or any member of his staff.

06/19/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Mike & Angela Visit Stockholm, Wis. (Day 1)

Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Mike Binkley and Angela Davis ventured to Stockholm, Wis.

06/19/2014

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Wisconsin County To Refund Marriage License Fee

Appleton-area couples who applied for marriage licenses but didn’t receive them before a federal judge halted same-sex weddings will receive full refunds of their application fees.

06/16/2014

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Armed Suspect May Be En Route To Twin Cities

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said that an armed burglary suspect may be heading to the Twin Cities. Eric “Buck” Hall is a convicted felon who was released from prison on June 10.

06/16/2014

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Missing Taxi Driver Found Dead In Trunk

La Crosse police say a taxi driver was found dead in the trunk of his vehicle after an officer tried pulling over the man behind the wheel. Authorities say the officer thought the vehicle was suspicious and when he ran the license plate about 1 a.m. Friday he learned it belonged to a 79-year-old taxi driver reported missing in Platteville.

06/13/2014

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Chia Powder Linked To Salmonella Illnesses

Those who seek to make food healthier by adding chia powder should avoid several recalled brands that are linked to salmonella illnesses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

06/13/2014

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Judge To Hold Hearing On Wisconsin Gay Marriages

Both sides in the fight over same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are headed back to federal court Friday afternoon for a hearing that could determine whether the weddings can continue. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb comes exactly one week after she struck down the state’s ban on gay marriages as unconstitutional.

06/13/2014

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Wisconsin Judge Tells Same-Sex Couples To Hold On

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on the Wisconsin attorney general’s request to put gay marriages on hold in the state. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb scheduled the hearing for 1 p.m. Monday.

06/09/2014

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Family: Wisconsin Stabbing Victim Out Of Hospital

The parents of a 12-year-old Wisconsin girl who survived being stabbed 19 times and left for dead say she has been released from the hospital.

06/06/2014

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Wis. AG Seeks Stay Halting Gay Marriages

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked a federal judge to issue an emergency order halting gay marriages.

06/06/2014

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Judge Strikes Down Wisconsin Gay Marriage Ban

A federal judge has struck down Wisconsin’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling it unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb issued the ruling Friday, but it wasn’t clear whether same-sex marriages could immediately begin.

06/06/2014

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Billionaire Pleads Guilty To Sexual Assault Charge

A Wisconsin billionaire has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of having sexual contact with a teenage girl. Fifty-nine-year-old Samuel “Curt” Johnson III of Racine was originally charged with a felony count of child sexual assault.

06/06/2014

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