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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsThere's no oppressive humidity keeping us indoors. If you're Workin' for the Weekend we have great ways to enjoy it outside, even something fun for the dog.
Good Question: What Foods Should Dogs Not Eat?We all know dogs can sometimes be naughty when it comes to food. Some of us have learned that the hard way after a late-night trip to the vet.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best State Park In MinnesotaState Parks are plentiful in Minnesota. Whether you want to hike, bike or take in a bit of nature, there are more than 75 to choose from. But I wanted to know which one you like best. WCCO viewers voted, and, with a half a million visitors each year, it's no surprise that your winner is one of the most-visited state parks: Gooseberry Falls.
Records: It Cost $77K To Consider Charges In Jamar Clark InvestigationBefore the death of Philando Castile it was another black man shot a dozen miles away making headlines eight months ago.
Power Expected To Be Restored In Duluth After StormsThe power should be back on soon for the remaining Duluth residents left without electricity when storms toppled trees and power lines last week.
Police Release Photo Of Credit Card Fraud SuspectHopkins police are hoping the public will recognize a credit card fraud suspect.

Politics

Bill Clinton Aims To Rewrite The Story On Hillary, But Did It Work?Last night, former President Bill Clinton spoke about his wife, striking a more personal tone about the arc of their relationship and her professional résumé.
4 Things To Know: Clinton Gets Nod, Summit Arrests & MoreThey include a research breakthrough thanks, in part, to the "Ice Bucket Challenge," and a historic first in American politics.
46 Philando Protesters Arrested Outside Governor's MansionDozens of people were arrested Tuesday as police in St. Paul cleared protesters from Summit Avenue in front of the governor's mansion, where demonstrators have camped out following the police shooting death of Philando Castile earlier this month.
Minnesota Delegation In The Middle Of Convention DivideIn Minnesota, the majority of the delegates are for Bernie Sanders, and they are angry about the leaked emails.
Day 1 Of Democratic National Convention Marked By DivisionThe Democratic National Convention opened in Philadelphia Monday morning but it isn't the city of brotherly love for Democrats.
Minn. Democrats Weigh Unity As DNC BeginsMinnesota's delegates to the Democratic National Convention are weighing the same question as political activists across the country: Can the party unite around Hillary Clinton for the presidency?

Weather

Apparent Funnel Cloud Spotted In McLeod CountyA Twitter user in central Minnesota appears to have spotted a funnel cloud Wednesday afternoon as storms quickly rolled over the state.
Storms Destroy Church, Create Destructive WaterspoutStrong storms swept through Minnesota in two waves Saturday. Kayla Hegna took photographs Saturday morning as firefighters tried to save The Hawk Creek Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart Minnesota.
After Heat Wave, Severe Weather Hits Twin CitiesThe Twin Cities will be hit by a couple of rounds of severe weather Saturday.

Crime

Police Release Photo Of Credit Card Fraud SuspectHopkins police are hoping the public will recognize a credit card fraud suspect.
Former Club Bouncer Sentenced To 70 Months For Tax FraudA former bouncer at a Maplewood nightclub will spend 70 months in prison for filing fradulent tax returns.
Mom Says Son’s In Rough Shape After Brutal Light Rail AttackA South St. Paul man is in serious condition after he was beaten and robbed while waiting for the train in downtown Minneapolis.
Police: Scam Tries To Trick Players Into Paying For ‘Pokemon Go’ Authorities in Chaska are warning players of the mega-popular “Pokemon Go” game that scammers are trying to trick them into paying for the app.
Hudson Police Investigate After Man Burgles 3 BusinessesPolice in Hudson, Wisconsin are looking for a man they believe burgled three businesses and used stolen credit cards in Minnesota.
Police Investigating Deadly Winona Bar ShootingThe Winona Police Department is investigating after one person was killed and another was injured in a bar shooting early Wednesday morning.

Entertainment

Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best BetsThere's no oppressive humidity keeping us indoors. If you're Workin' for the Weekend we have great ways to enjoy it outside, even something fun for the dog.
Minnesota Bluegrass Festival Celebrates 40 YearsThe Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Festival will be held Aug. 11-14 at El Rancho Mañana in Richmond.
Administrator Responds To Claims On Prince EstateThe special administrator overseeing the estate of the late rock superstar Prince says 16 people who have filed claims to heirship don't have sufficient evidence to proceed with genetic testing.
'Microbe And Gasoline' Not As Fantastic As You'd ThinkFilmmaker Michel Gondry, known for his hyper-inventive visual style in movies like "The Science of Sleep" and "Mood Indigo", is back with a new work on boyhood and friendship, but his latest looks quite a bit different than the produced-to-the-hilt movies for which he is known – and, at least for me, appreciated. The difference is so great it’s as if the director has challenged himself to take his imagination out of the poetry-and-props clouds and place it into an environment that’s earthier, a realm in which the hints of realism could grow.
First Lady, James Corden Hit The Road For 'Carpool Karaoke'It was a musical joyride for Michelle Obama as she joined James Corden for a "Carpool Karaoke" session that aired Wednesday on the late-night host's CBS show.
Workin’ For The Weekend: Rib Fest, Disc Golf & MoreIn this week's Workin’ for the Weekend, there are plenty of things to do to enjoy these dog days of summer.

Health

Gardener Has Painful Encounter With Wild ParsnipWe have all heard the warnings to stay out of the poison ivy, and know the dangers if we do not. But there is a lesser-known plant in Minnesota that is potentially more painful and difficult to treat.
Kylie's Kids: Deanna The Cancer DestroyerEvery week, Kylie Bearse meets a child battling a serious illness, but this week she's bringing a special "mom" edition of Kylie's Kids.
After Beating Skin Cancer, Mother Shares Story As Warning To OthersMelanoma is the most often talked about type of skin cancer, and it can be fatal, but basal cell carcinoma is the most common kind.
Woman Tests Positive For Zika In North DakotaNorth Dakota health officials say a woman who traveled to Jamaica has tested positive for Zika virus. The woman is not pregnant and was not hospitalized.
MDH: Radon Levels Dangerously High In 40 Percent Of Minn. HomesThe Minnesota Department of Health has launched a new tool to help people see radon levels in their counties.
Kylie's Kids: Meet KylieThis week's Kylie's Kid has a familiar name – Kylie! This Kylie is 11 years old and loves music and sports. She is a Special Olympian but she also puts on a golf tournament every year to help other kids who battle seizures, just like she does.

Consumer

Ready To Start Your School Shopping? Expert Says It's TimeBelieve it or not, it's already less than a month before some kids start heading back to school. That means it's time to stock up on supplies.
First Minnesota-Harvested Sweet Corn Expected To Sell FastNothing says summer in Minnesota quite like fresh picked, locally grown sweet corn. And roadside stands are popping up all across the state to sell the traditional dinner treat.
Parents Angry After Savage Gun Shop Opens Next To SchoolParents of some children at a Savage elementary school are worried about safety after a gun shop opened close to the school. The Modern Sportsman opened in a strip mall along Egan Drive in May.
Many Retailers Still Without Chip Credit Card ReadersBy now, most credit card holders probably have at least one of the new chip credit cards. But, not all stores are using the new technology.
Tap Talk: Freehouse, A Brewpub In Mpls' North LoopWhat started as two servers dreaming up a breakfast restaurant concept has now blossomed into a successful restaurant company: Blue Plate Restaurant Company.
Starbucks Loosening Restrictions On Dress Code Your favorite Starbucks barista may look a little different today. The coffee giant is loosening up restrictions to its dress code.

Water Cooler

Last Surviving Doolittle Pilot, Now 100, Honored For WWII MissionOne of the turning points in World War II was when the Doolittle Raiders bombed Tokyo. The courageous and dangerous mission happened after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor.
Coffee Shop Gives Discount If You Say 'Please'A coffee shop in Virginia found a unique way to encourage its customers to use the "magic words," like "please" and "thank you."
Wander MN: Where To Find Pokemon In The Greater MetroIf you haven't been able to resist the siren call of Pokemon GO over the past week—and many of us have not—you've probably already figured out some of the logical places.
Replica Viking Ship May Fall Short Of Duluth's Tall Ships FestA ship claiming to be the largest Viking ship in modern times has sailed all the way from Norway, but may not end up making an appearance at a popular Duluth festival.
Want To Keep Getting Our News On Facebook? Here's HowFacebook announced last week that it was changing its news feed (again), putting a higher priority on posts from friends and family and more tailored selections from news or media outlets.
Someone Snatched 20,000 Lbs. Of Cheese In WisconsinAuthorities are investigating after a semitrailer containing 20,000 pounds of cheese was stolen from a parking lot in southeastern Wisconsin.

CBS National News

How to create the perfect Philly cheesesteak
Special Coverage: Democratic National Convention, Day Three
Here's what Twitter was doing during Tim Kaine's convention speech
Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg endorses Clinton in DNC speech
4 boaters who went missing off Key West rescued by Coast Guard
Reitred U.S. Navy Rear Admiral speaks at the DNC

CBS World News

Doping-depleted Russian Olympic team heads to Rio
Lapel pins with images of former N. Korean ruler found in South
"Large-scale humanitarian operation" to start in besieged Aleppo
Second French priest killer named
New details emerge about teen killer of French priest
Pope Francis: The world is at war

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