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Officials: Housing Needed In Twin Cities Amid Steady Population GrowthA report by the Metropolitan Council shows that since 2010, Minneapolis and St. Paul have gained the most residents. That's the case for many surrounding suburbs as well.
How To Avoid Falling Victim To Credit Card SkimmersWCCO pored over police reports and found officers uncovered at least 18 credit card skimmers last year in cities from Burnsville to Eden Prairie to Maplewood.
How Much Student Loan Debt Do Americans Have?Meredith Fergus with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education recommends not taking out more than a student's expected first-year salary, take out less every year and don't put college loans ahead of retirement savings.
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Recipe: Spicy Salsa Recipe From Cantina LaredoChef Mauricio Legorreta from Cantina Laredo at Mall of America shared this spicy salsa recipe with WCCO Mid-Morning viewers.
Recipe: Tuscan Gourmet Gorgonzola BurgersThis recipe comes from Rachael Perron, with Kowalski's.
Former St. Paul Church At Center Of Historic Preservation DebateThe Twin Cities German Immersion School bought the former St Andrew's Catholic Church on Como Avenue several years ago, but the school's construction plan to tear down the church is striking a nerve with community members.
Nearly 70 Years Old, World's Largest Ball Of Twine Still Reels 'Em In"Weird Al" Yankovic wrote a song about the ball, which the mayor says really helped bring twine ball awareness to the rest of the world.
Help Support The World Wildlife FundWorld Wildlife Fund is the leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links (May 18, 2019)Jennifer Mayerle and Mike Augustyniak covered a lot of ground in this week's WCCO Saturday Morning show.
'The Vikings Begin' Opens At American Swedish InstituteIt features a collection of early Viking boat burial artifacts like helmets, swords, jewelry, and glass vessels.
Meet Abby, Our Pet Guest Of The WeekAbby is a 10-year-old Shepard mix. Although she is a bit shy at first, she is a very affectionate dog who loves cuddling.
Rockers Spring SocialThe event raises money for the One Up Scholarship Fund and Tools for Teens, a Minnesota based nonprofit.
10th Annual Minnesota Brain Tumor 5KThis weekend you are invited to get some fresh air while helping researchers find a cure for brain cancer. The 10th annual Minnesota Brain Tumor 5K is Sunday along beautiful Lake Phalen in St. Paul.
10th Annual MN Brain Tumor 5K This SundayThis year's run/walk is Sunday, May 19 at Lake Phalen, and it's their 10th annual event.
Help Wanted: Minnesota Is Losing WorkersState officials say Minnesota has a problem: Too many jobs, too few workers. Economists say the answer is more immigrants -- while at the same time that President Donald Trump is trying to restrict them.
‘It’s Everywhere’: Youth Program Helping Combat Homelessness In Washington Co.Stillwater is a city known for its beauty and quaintness. But few residents know about a major problem in the city.
Lawyer Represents Minnesota Community Concerned About Cancer"It's been cancer, it's been birth defects, it's rheumatological issues, it's been neurological issues. TCE has a long breadth of diseases and problems it causes,” Salita said.
Do You Know Where To Go If A Tornado's Coming?We've been told for years the safest place to go during a tornado is the basement, but the southwest corner may not be the safest place.
'Harmony' At Emagine Delano TheaterIf you want to see "Harmony' on the big screen this Sunday night at 8:30, you have to buy tickets online, not at the Emagine Delano Theater. The $10 ticket includes popcorn and pop.
Recipes For Mediterranean Diet MonthEmily Parent, the registered dietitian for Coborn's grocery stores and CobornsDelivers shared these recipes with WCCO Mid-Morning viewers.
A Community Shares Concerns Over Cancer CasesA Twin Cities manufacturer shocked its neighbors when it made an alarming admission: A cancer-causing chemical had been leaking for years. Leaders asked, "How did this happen?" And we asked, "How are the people?" Our answers have a troubling theme.
Strides For Stroke FundraiserThis Saturday's Strides for Stroke fundraiser begins at 9:40 a.m. The walk starts at 10 o'clock.
See It Forward!: Promoting Eye Health In Underserved CommunitiesLace up and join us to See It Forward! All proceeds from this event will go to the Chu Vision Foundation whose mission is to see that cataracts and other forms of preventable blindness are properly diagnosed and treated in underserved communities locally and globally through education, training and patient care.
How Do Tariffs Work?On Monday, China announced a new round of tariffs in retaliation for American tariffs that were put in place last week. President Donald Trump has argued that China will pay for the new tax on imports. But is that really how tariffs work?
When Does MnDOT Pay For Pothole-Inflicted Damage?Spring can make for a bumpy ride. It's what Minnesotans call pothole season, and striking a big one can be costly.
Moving Northern Border Agents South Raises Concerns For Some LawmakersUnder the plan, 731 Customs and Border Patrol officers from ports around the country will move south as agents struggle with record numbers.
2 Recipes Featuring BeetsBeets are highly underrated and contain powerful nitrates that can help to improve blood pressure and enhance athletic performance as well as fiber along with numerous vitamins and minerals.
Pints For Pubs Fundraiser