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FBI Offers Reward For Info On Brooklyn Center Bank RobberBrooklyn Center police want the public's help to track down a woman who robbed a bank last week. They believe she was involved in a robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank on Tuesday, April 19 at about 5 p.m.
4 Things To Do Today From Saturday, April 30, 2016Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak covered several exciting events going on this week on WCCO Saturday Morning – and here are the four that we think are top the must-see-must-do list!
Search Continues For Boater In Miss. River Near St. PaulThe search for a missing boater in the Mississippi River will continue Saturday. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of someone falling out of a boat just after midnight by Shepard Road near the Ramsey County – Dakota County border.
State Patrol: Alcohol Involved In Deadly Crash Near Long LakeAlcohol may have played a factor in a deadly crash that shut down Highway 12 early Saturday morning. The accident happened just east of Old Crystal Bay Road near Long Lake at about 2:15 a.m.
Mike's Mix: Sonora GrillEach Saturday, Mike Augustyniak takes us to a local bar to see what interesting drinks the mixologist is stirring up. This week, he went to the Sonora Grill in Minneapolis.
Good Questions: Rainy Day EditionParts of Minnesota saw more than four inches of rain this week. So, we're answering some of your rainy day Good Questions.

Politics

Gov. Dayton, GOP In Stalemate Over SWLRT, Transportation BillNo matter where they live, Minnesota lawmakers agree that state highways and bridges are in desperate need of upgrades. But they are paralyzed with the politics of paying for it.
Mpls. City Council Unanimously Approves $800M Boost For Streets, ParksThe Minneapolis City Council unanimously voted in favor of a capital funding package Friday, providing millions annually for improving the city's streets and parks. City officials say the package will give $33 million each year for up to 20 years to park and street projects.
Broad Cuts To Drug Sentences Put Minn. Legislature On NoticeMinnesota county attorneys and law enforcement officials say they've reached a deal to make broad reductions to prison sentences for drug offenders.
Lawmakers Voting On De-Funding Planned ParenthoodThe Minnesota House is expected to vote Thursday night on a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Now Comes Time For Compromise At Minnesota CapitolMinnesota lawmakers are nearing a critical point as they work out how to handle a $900 million budget surplus.
Dayton Announces State Government Diversity AuditGov. Mark Dayton announced an independent audit to examine diversity in the workplace and identify ways to improve and create more opportunities for people of color in Minnesota.

Weather

NWS Issues Flood Warning For Rivers In Northwest IowaHeavy rainfall over the past two days in northwest Iowa has swollen area rivers with storm runoff. The National Weather has issued flood warnings for the Big Sioux, Little Sioux and Ocheyedan rivers.
Tornado Confirmed In Southern Minnesota, No DamageMeteorologist Shawn Devinny says multiple trained spotters confirmed the tornado in Faribault County on Sunday night.
Fire Caused By Lightning Destroys Otsego Home, Damages AnotherA lightning strike early Sunday morning in the northwest Twin Cities metro destroyed homes and badly damaged others, all on the same street.

Crime

FBI Offers Reward For Info On Brooklyn Center Bank RobberBrooklyn Center police want the public's help to track down a woman who robbed a bank last week. They believe she was involved in a robbery at a Wells Fargo Bank on Tuesday, April 19 at about 5 p.m.
Anoka Man, 30, Charged In String Of RobberiesA 30-year-old Anoka man has been arrested and charged in connection to a string of robberies north of the metro area, according to the Anoka County Attorney's Office.
St. Paul Man Pleads Guilty To Illegal Gun DealingA St. Paul man has pleaded guilty to illegally selling firearms, several of which are tied to criminal activity. The U.S. Attorney's Office says Eitan Benjamin Feldman, 29, would buy firearms from an online dealer and then sell them on another website for a profit.
Broad Cuts To Drug Sentences Put Minn. Legislature On NoticeMinnesota county attorneys and law enforcement officials say they've reached a deal to make broad reductions to prison sentences for drug offenders.
Fargo Man Pleads Not Guilty In Meth ConspiracyA Fargo man is accused in federal court of selling large quantities of methamphetamine. Joshua Young has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance. The charge carries a maximum penalty of life in prison without parole.
New Documents Filed In Fight Over Prince's Estate; Search Warrant SealedA judge has approved the Carver County sheriff's request to seal the search warrant and any accompanying documents surrounding investigations into the death of pop superstar Prince.

Entertainment

Chanhassen, Mpls. Plan Permanent Prince MemorialsAs people around the world celebrate music icon Prince, his neighbors are figuring out how to honor him at home. The fence outside Paisley Park in Chanhassen has become a temporary memorial for the legendary Minnesotan.
After Prince's Death, Fans Flood YouTube With VideosThroughout his life, Prince was notoriously strict with his music and image. In the wake of his death, however, YouTube has been flooded with Prince performances, interviews and other videos of the late superstar.
AP: Authorities Investigate Possibility Of Overdose In Prince's DeathPrince's final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It's possible the innovative musician's demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.
Prince's Black And White 'Purple Rain' Blazer Up For AuctionA rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince's 1984 classic film "Purple Rain" is hitting the auction block. Prince donned the black and white blazer with leather sleeves while riding a motorcycle with co-star Apollonia Kotero.
New Documents Filed In Fight Over Prince's Estate; Search Warrant SealedA judge has approved the Carver County sheriff's request to seal the search warrant and any accompanying documents surrounding investigations into the death of pop superstar Prince.
You Can Buy Rain Water From Paisley Park On EbaySome Ebay sellers are offering a strange product for Prince fans.

Health

Lawmakers Voting On De-Funding Planned ParenthoodThe Minnesota House is expected to vote Thursday night on a bill to de-fund Planned Parenthood.
Woman Shares Experience With Often-Overlooked Oral CancerThis month doctors are trying to raise awareness about a type of cancer that dentists are often the first to notice.
New HIV Cases Higher Among Young Adults, People Of ColorState health officials announced Wednesday that new reports of HIV/AIDS in Minnesota show certain populations contracting the virus more than others.
Good Question: Why Is 10,000 Steps The Magic Number?Chances are you have heard it before: You have to get 10,000 steps in a day to be healthy. Fitbit users are constantly reminded of this.
Kylie's Kids: Meet TuckerTucker is a really big sports fan in general, but especially when it comes to the Minnesota Wild. This season, the men he looks up to looked to him for inspiration.
U Of M Conference Offers Comfort To Cancer SurvivorsIt sounds like it would be one of the best things you could ever hear -- "You are now cancer-free." But for many, life after cancer isn't as idyllic as it sounds.

Consumer

New Collar Claims To Translate Your Cat Into EnglishOn the off chance that some people might have a vested interest in knowing what their feline friends say about them, there's a new device to consider.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Donuts In MinnesotaThere is an old adage that says, "The best donut is the one you're eating right now." While that is certainly true, there can only be one Best of Minnesota -- and the winner's reputation precedes itself.
Report: AMC Expanding ‘Purple Rain’ To 212 ScreensDemand for Prince’s "Purple Rain" has reportedly prompted AMC Theaters to expand screenings of the film to more than 200 theaters nationwide as fans continue to mourn the Purple One’s passing.
Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsThis weekend we welcome the month of May. The first of May is May Day and that means a big celebration is taking place in the Twin Cities.
Target Faces Boycott Over Restroom PolicyA Mississippi-based Christian group is taking aim at the Target Corporation for the company's restroom policy. Now, that policy is coming under fire by the American Family Association
Bauhaus Releases Funky 'Wonderstuff' Music Video To Promote 12-PacksBauhaus Brew Labs is making a name for itself not only for its brews, but for its unique promotional tactics.

Water Cooler

New Collar Claims To Translate Your Cat Into EnglishOn the off chance that some people might have a vested interest in knowing what their feline friends say about them, there's a new device to consider.
You Can Buy Rain Water From Paisley Park On EbaySome Ebay sellers are offering a strange product for Prince fans.
Millennials Surpass Boomers In U.S. PopulationHere's a sign of the times: Baby Boomers are no longer the largest living generation in the United States. Millennials have officially surpassed them.
Parents Paying Consultants To Name Their BabiesHow important is a name when it comes to your long-term success and failure throughout life? Apparently it's important enough that some parents are now paying to get the perfect one.
Hamilton Reportedly Staying On $10 BillAccording to reports, the U.S. Treasury Department will announce that Alexander Hamilton will remain on the $10 bill.
City Pages Calls Kylie Bearse, Mark Rosen Best In Twin CitiesEvery spring, City Pages takes a look at the best of the Twin Cities in a special issue, and this year, they cited a number of WCCO-TV personalities among the best in town.

CBS National News

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CBS World News

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Aleppo not included in new partial Syrian cease-fire

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