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Panel Advocates Overhaul Of Police Response To Sexual Assault ReportsLori Swanson assembled the task force after an investigation by the Star Tribune found widespread lapses in how sexual assault cases are handled.
Twin Cities Preschoolers Put This Year's Top Toys To The TestSome pediatricians are telling parents to go old school when it comes to toy shopping. WCCO went to a Twin Cities preschool to see the top 10 toys they picked that seems to prove the point.
Como Park Conservatory Finial Stolen, Then RecoveredOfficials from the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory say the finial atop the conservatory was stolen over the weekend.
More Minnesota Farmers Considering Industrial HempThe 2018 Farm Bill, recently passed by Congress and awaiting the President’s signature will open new markets for the long-banned crop. For years industrial hemp or ditch weed as it was known, had been placed on the controlled substances list, despite the fact it has no hallucinogenic value.
Man Arrested In South Minneapolis Woman's 1991 MurderThe body of Belinda Thompson, of Minneapolis, was found in her South Minneapolis apartment Dec. 19, 1991.
Apparent Labor Protest Closes Streets In UptownThe construction workers stopped traffic at Hennepin Avenue and Lake Street.
Ticket King VP Warns Against Buying Garth Brooks Tickets Already On Sale For 2nd ShowTickets for Garth Brooks' new show are already available on several websites, even though they don't go on sale until Thursday, but you may want to wait a few days before you buy.
Holiday Travel Season To Get Busiest Starting Thursday, Officials SayMSP Airport officials recommend arriving two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international trip.
Gov.-Elect Tim Walz Names First 5 CommissionersMinnesota Gov.-elect Tim Walz has named a former speaker of the Minnesota House as his transportation commissioner and is keeping the budget commissioner of outgoing Gov. Mark Dayton.
University Of Minn. Unanimously Approves Joan Gabel As Next PresidentThe University of Minnesota has a new incoming president and it's one for the history books.
Semi Driver Could Face Charges After Hitting, Killing Pregnant WomanA semi-truck driver could face charges in a crash that killed a pregnant mother.
Land For Outdoor Recreation Donated To State Of South DakotaA conservation organization has gifted 580 acres of land in northeast South Dakota to the state for outdoor recreation.

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Twin Cities Preschoolers Put This Year's Top Toys To The TestSome pediatricians are telling parents to go old school when it comes to toy shopping. WCCO went to a Twin Cities preschool to see the top 10 toys they picked that seems to prove the point.
More Minnesota Farmers Considering Industrial HempThe 2018 Farm Bill, recently passed by Congress and awaiting the President’s signature will open new markets for the long-banned crop. For years industrial hemp or ditch weed as it was known, had been placed on the controlled substances list, despite the fact it has no hallucinogenic value.
Ticket King VP Warns Against Buying Garth Brooks Tickets Already On Sale For 2nd ShowTickets for Garth Brooks' new show are already available on several websites, even though they don't go on sale until Thursday, but you may want to wait a few days before you buy.
Holiday Travel Season To Get Busiest Starting Thursday, Officials SayMSP Airport officials recommend arriving two hours before a domestic flight and three hours before an international trip.
University Of Minn. Unanimously Approves Joan Gabel As Next PresidentThe University of Minnesota has a new incoming president and it's one for the history books.
'It Still Isn't Real': Community Mourns 21-Year-Old Musician Fatally Stabbed In NetherlandsThe music community is mourning a Twin Cities musician who was murdered while studying abroad in the Netherlands. Sarah Papenheim, 21, was found stabbed to death in her Rotterdam apartment last Wednesday.