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Minnesota Going Wild Over Stanley Cup Playoffs

After a thrilling overtime win Wednesday night against the Colorado Avalanche, hockey fans have been rushing to get their hands on anything with a Wild logo on it. “This city is pumped. I mean this state’s pumped. We are ready to go,” said Corey Reding, one of many fans with an arm-full of merchandise Friday at The Hockey Lodge inside the Xcel Center.

05/02/2014

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Parise Lifts Wild Past Avs 5-2, To Tie Series At 3

Zach Parise scored early and late on tipped shots, and the Minnesota Wild tacked on two empty-net goals for a 5-2 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night that sent the first-round playoff series to a decisive Game 7. Parise and Mikko Koivu each had two assists. The teams will meet again in Denver on Wednesday night, with the winner taking on the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in the Western Conference semifinals.

04/28/2014

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Avalanche Get Duchene Back For Game 6 Vs. Wild

Center Matt Duchene has returned to the Colorado lineup. Duchene’s status for Game 6 of the first-round series at Minnesota was determined just before faceoff on Monday night. Coach Patrick Roy said earlier in the day that Duchene would have to be cleared by the team’s medical staff after taking part in warmups in order to play.

04/28/2014

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Wild Fans Gear Up For Must-Win Playoff Game

It’s going to be an exciting night for Minnesota Wild fans as they host the most important game of the season yet Monday night at Xcel Energy Center. After losing at Colorado Saturday night in Game 5 of its playoff series, the Wild need to win Game 6 to keep its season alive.

04/28/2014

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Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular Coming To St. Paul

Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to St. Paul this summer, bringing a lot of familiar faces and a re-imagined production fit for an arena.

04/28/2014

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Wild Focusing On Must-Win Game 6, Fans Hope For Fair Calls

A game five loss for the Minnesota Wild means Monday’s match-up against the Colorado Avalanche is a must win. As the game came to an end Saturday night at the Pepsi Center it looked like the Wild might get the win after pulling ahead late in the third period.

04/27/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-25-14

To hear reaction to the Wild’s big win in Game 4 plus other highlights from today’s show, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE

04/25/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 4-24-14

Did you miss Congressman John Kline today with Dave? That and other highlights from today’s show can be heard on our PODCAST PAGE. Click the link above to listen back!

04/24/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from today’s show? Here are a few of the highlights on our podcast page. CLICK THE ABOVE LINK to listen!

04/22/2014

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Wild Fans Cheer Team To A Game 3 Win At Xcel

The Minnesota Wild took on the Colorado Avalanche at the Xcel Energy Center for Game 3 of the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs Monday night. The Wild scored in overtime to beat the Avalanche 1 – 0, but fans were cheering long before the game started.

04/21/2014

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Trending Now: New Foods At The Xcel & An Ape Roasts Marshmallows

It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson.

04/21/2014

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Fans Ready To Go Wild For Game 3 At The Xcel

The Minnesota Wild return to home ice for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The team trails the Colorado Avalanche 0-2 in the best-of-seven series.

04/21/2014

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Wild Playoff Tickets Go On Sale Saturday

Single-game tickets for the Minnesota Wild’s first-round home playoff games go on sale Saturday. Tickets for all three potential home games will be available starting at 10 a.m. at the Xcel Energy Center Box Office and Ticketmaster.

04/10/2014

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St. Paul Turns Off Lights To Promote Conservation

The city of St. Paul will go dark for an hour — to raise awareness about energy conservation and climate change. Between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, buildings throughout St. Paul will turn off their lights. It’s all part of a global movement called “Earth Hour,” which encourages individuals, businesses and governments to use less energy.

03/29/2014

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Downtown St. Paul Could Be Getting A Makeover

St. Paul’s plan to revitalize and redevelop key downtown sites took another step forward Friday as the task force formed by Mayor Chris Coleman unveiled possible development plans for the city.

03/28/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee—————-Friday 3-28-14

Miss something from today’s show? Click the link above to listen back to high lights from today’s program.

03/28/2014

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2 Hockey Tournaments Bring In Money For Twin Cities

While so many are focused on their basketball brackets, it’s college hockey fans filling both downtown areas Saturday. St. Paul is hosting the Big Ten Conference tournament at the Xcel Energy Center, while Minneapolis has the National Collegiate Hockey Conference tournament at Target Center. Forget March Madness, for these fans it’s all about the ice.

03/22/2014

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Wisconsin Wins Inaugural Big Ten Hockey Tournament

Mark Zengerle’s rebound goal in overtime lifted Wisconsin to a 5-4 victory over Ohio State on Saturday night in the inaugural Big Ten hockey championship game, earning an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Zengerle and Nic Kerdiles each had two assists, and the Badgers (24-10-2) won for the 10th time in 12 games. This one required a serious rally as Wisconsin trailed 4-2 with 6:52 remaining in regulation after Tanner Fritz scored for the Buckeyes.

03/22/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee …… 3-19-14

Miss something from today’s show? Click the above link to listen back to some of the highlights!

03/19/2014

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Curiocity: Xcel’s MN-Made Gift For Demi Lovato

It seems like Demi Lovato is everywhere these days — whether it’s prominently featured on Top 40 charts, among the New York Times bestsellers list, on the hit show “Glee” or as an official ambassador for We Day. And yet, her fans can’t seem to get enough.

03/17/2014

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Backstreet Boys Taking Tour Through St. Paul

Famed boy band Backstreet Boys hope Twin Cities fans won’t show them the meaning of being lonely when they swing through St. Paul this summer. Xcel Energy Center announced the Boys would quit playing games with your heart and bring their “In a World Like This” concert tour to the venue for a Tuesday, June 10 show.

03/14/2014

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Lawmakers Want Tougher Rules On H.S. Transfer Athletes

As the boys state hockey tournament skates into the Xcel Energy Center, it’s another showdown in St. Paul that some high school athletes are fighting to win. Lawmakers are wondering if some students and their parents are going too far to gain a competitive edge.

03/05/2014

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Omaha, NE Recruits Top MN Boys High School Hockey Players

The boy’s state hockey tournament starts Wednesday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn. Every year, it’s the place to see many of Minnesota’s top players. This year, after it’s over, a surprising number of those top players will be heading off to play in college at schools that aren’t anywhere near Minnesota.

03/04/2014

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Prep Blog: Edina, East Grand Forks Are State Hockey Favorites

When the puck drops Wednesday morning at Xcel Energy Center, it’ll mark one of the most exciting and entertaining weeks of state tournament action. Between two classes, 16 of the top boys high school hockey teams in Minnesota will converge on St. Paul this week.

03/04/2014

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Big Hockey Name Hits The Ice At State Tournament

The Boys State Hockey Tournament is next week at Xcel Energy Center, and one of the most recognizable names in Minnesota hockey will lead his team to St. Paul. This will be the last year that’s the case for Tyler Nanne with the Edina Hornets.

03/01/2014

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