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Man Arrested After Chasing Woman With Machete In St. PaulA SWAT team was called in St. Paul to deal with a man who police say was chasing a woman with a machete.
Parents Searching High And Low For 'Hatchimals' This Holiday SeasonIf you have young children you've likely heard a lot about Hatchimals. The toy that hatches and comes to life are sold out virtually everywhere.
Good Question: Why Does Smell Trigger Strong Memories?Ever smell something, like cookies or markers or old hockey gear, and a whole bunch of memories come flooding in?
Couple Raises Hundreds At Wedding For Ovarian CancerA Sauk Rapids couple chose an unusual way to remember a friend who lost her battle with ovarian cancer.
Move Over, Grape Salad! Here's Minnesota's Favorite Holiday FoodGeneral Mills put together a map with the top holiday food for each state.
Man Gets Tattoo After $5K Anonymous Donation To Cancer FundA day after WCCO aired a story about one man's unique way of helping a friend in need, he's putting his money where his mouth is.

Video

What's Minnesota's Favorite Holiday Dish?Don't worry, folks -- no grape salad this year, reports Liz Collin (0:49). WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 7, 2016
Couple Raises Hundreds At Wedding For Ovarian CancerA Sauk Rapids couple chose an unusual way to remember a friend who lost her battle with ovarian cancer, reports Angela Davis (2:27). WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 7, 2016
Good Question: Why Does Smell Trigger Strong Memories?Heather Brown talks with an Allina Health aromatherapist about the connection between our noses and our long-term memory (2:01). WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 7, 2016
Ilhan Omar: Cab Driver Called Me 'ISIS'The first Somali-American lawmaker in the U.S. says she was the victim of hate speech on the same day she visited the White House, reports Jeff Wagner (2:05). WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 7, 2016
'Hatchimals' Topping Many Wish ListsJennifer Mayerle finds out why kids are crazy about Hatchimals -- and when they'll be back in stock (2:11). WCCO 4 News At 10 – December 7, 2016
Life Story: Guy SchoeneckerAn Eden Prairie man led an extraordinary life as a business owner and a philanthropist, Angela Davis reports (2:44). WCCO 4 News at 6 - Dec. 7, 2016

Politics

Reality Check: New Citizens Council To Set Lawmaker PayState voters approved a constitutional amendment in November setting up a "Legislative Salary Council" to decide how much legislators should get paid.
Dayton 'Shocked' That Vikings Refuse Soccer Games At U.S. Bank StadiumThe governor says the Minnesota Vikings don't have the legal right to ban Minnesota United from playing games at U.S. Bank Stadium.
Mpls' Ilhan Omar Says D.C. Cab Driver Called Her 'ISIS,' Threatened To Remove Her HijabThe nation’s first Somali-American lawmaker, Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar, says she is still shaken after she was subjected to hate speech in a cab ride during a visit to Washington D.C.
GOP's Slim Minnesota Senate Majority Set After RecountSenate Republicans shocked Democrats in November's election, winning eight DFL seats while losing just two to queue up a slim, 34-33 majority for 2017.
Iowa Likely To Get Its 1st Female GovernorThe likely departure of the nation's longest-serving governor to accept an appointment as U.S. ambassador to China means Iowa could soon be led by its first female governor, just as the state shifts to full Republican control of its Legislature.
Trump Says Romney Is Still In The Mix For State Dept. HeadNow Person of the Year as well as president-elect, Donald Trump said Wednesday he expects to select his secretary of state next week and former rival Mitt Romney still has a chance to win the post.

Weather

Blizzard Closes I-94 In North DakotaSchools, businesses, government offices and major interstates were closed Tuesday as a December blizzard bore down on North Dakota.
Brace Yourself, Winter Arrives TuesdayWinter is coming Tuesday in Minnesota, bringing a drop in temperatures that'll stay below freezing for the rest of the week.
Winter Settling In Around Twin Cities As Holidays ApproachWe can't deny it any longer, winter is just about here. There's fresh snow on the ground and temperatures are expected to plummet this week.

Crime

Man Arrested After Chasing Woman With Machete In St. PaulA SWAT team was called in St. Paul to deal with a man who police say was chasing a woman with a machete.
Unlicensed North St. Paul Day Care Provider Charged In Child’s DeathA day care provider is facing second-degree murder charges after admitting to police she didn't have a license when a baby died under her care.
Hunter's Death Now A Homicide Investigation; Reward At $20KThe Morrison County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting death of a hunter in early November is now being investigated as a homicide.
Sheriff: Man Arrested After Firing Gun In Car ChaseOfficials in southern Minnesota say a 27-year-old man was arrested Wednesday following a car chase where he fired a handgun at vehicle.
Luring Incident Reported In Northeast MinneapolisPolice are asking the public to stay vigilant following a luring incident Tuesday afternoon in a northeast Minneapolis neighborhood where an older man offered a girl candy to get into his minivan.
Police: Drunk Woman Tried To Pick Up Relative Jailed On DWIPolice in Chaska say a woman who drove to pick up a relative jailed for DWI was herself arrested for drinking and driving.

Entertainment

Chris Rock Coming To Minneapolis With Total Blackout TourFor the first time in nearly a decade, the comedian Chris Rock is headed on tour.
Prince, KING, Mint Condition, & Okee Dokees Are MN Grammy NomineesA number of Minnesota-connected acts were included in this year's slate of Grammy Award nominations.
4 Things To Know: Grammy Nominations, Oprah & MoreThey include a few Grammy nominations with Minnesota connections, and a significant transfer of land.
Justin Bieber Slated For U.S. Bank Stadium This SummerJustin Bieber is bringing his first-ever North American stadium tour to Minneapolis this summer.
Nickelback To Open State Fair's 2017 Grandstand Concert SeriesThe Canadian rock band take the stage Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, Dec. 9.
Guns N' Roses' 'Not In This Lifetime Tour' Heading To U.S. Bank StadiumIt's official: Guns N’ Roses is coming to the Twin Cities. Electronic billboards were seen last week teasing the announcement. Now, U.S. Bank Stadium says it will host the iconic rock band this summer.

Health

'Men Of MOCA' Helps Connect Those Who Lost Family To Ovarian CancerA new group within the organization started to form this year. It's a support group for men who are caring for, or grieving the loss of, an ovarian cancer patient. It’s called the Men of MOCA.
Study Finds Men More At Risk Of Overeating During HolidaysA study explains the mental side of why men try to out-eat friends and loved ones, even if it's subconscious.
AAA: 1 In 5 Accidents Involve Drowsy DrivingTriple A says drowsy driving contributes to one in five fatal crashes and even missing a little sleep can put you at risk of nodding off.
Is 'Screen Time' Affecting Teens' Sleep Patterns?With the help of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, WCCO tracked the phone usage of three teenagers.
10 Years After Terminal Diagnosis, Minn. Man Still Beating OddsDoctors gave him 18 months to live when they discovered he had a brain tumor. Now, 10 years later, Brian Shea of Little Falls is still beating the odds.
Good Question: What Happens When We Don't Get Enough Sleep?A new study from RAND Corporation finds Americans’ lack of sleep adds up to more than $440 billion in lost work productivity every year.

Consumer

Target Reissues Recall Of 2,600 Menorahs That Pose Fire HazardWith the holiday season fast approaching, Target Corporation is reissuing the recall of thousands of menorahs that pose a potential fire hazard.
Dunkin' Donuts Back In Business In Twin CitiesThis after what seemed like years of waiting for many residents. (Actually, come to think of it, it was years of waiting.)
Amazon To Nearly Double Shakopee WorkforceIt has not even been operating for six months, but the Amazon.com plant in Shakopee already plans to nearly double its workforce.
Minnesotan To Meet: Mary Lauer Of Oh Baby!When her kids were young, she loved making them things: onesies, snap-backs, blankets or bedding. You name it, she tried it. Then she took her talent a step further, and Oh Baby! was born.
Swedish Company Selling Custom-Made Bed For $150KHow much would you be willing to pay for the perfect night's sleep? A Swedish company, Hästens Vividus, is selling custom made beds that cost $150,000.
12 Days Of Christmas $233 More Expensive Than Last YearBesides the turtle doves, only the cost of 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming – both up 2.8 percent – increased.

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12 Days Of Christmas $233 More Expensive Than Last YearBesides the turtle doves, only the cost of 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming – both up 2.8 percent – increased.
Days From December, Tornado Warnings Issued In IowaThe tornado warnings affected portions in the northeastern section of the state Monday afternoon.
Can You Survive Politics Talk This Thanksgiving?Dreading that Thanksgiving family time because you fear a nasty conversation over the presidential election? You aren't alone.
'SNL' Lampoons Thanksgiving Misery In Faux Target SpotJust need to get away from your relatives' political opinions for a little while? Park your car in the store's lot and just sit for a while.
'Hamilton' Actor: 'There's Nothing To Apologize For'Victor Dixon gave Vice President-elect Mike Pence an onstage earful about equality at the end of Friday's performance.
1st Somali-American In Miss Minnesota USA Competition A Somali-American woman is setting out to make a statement by competing for the title of Miss Minnesota USA.

CBS National News

Plane with 4 on board goes missing in AlaskaIn a separate incident, one person is confirmed dead in a plane crash near Fairbanks, the NTSB said
Reno school officer shoots knife-wielding teenThe 16-year-old, who police said failed to follow the campus officer's commands, is in critical condition
Pearl Harbor hero, 93, returns to the base 75 years after saving livesMel Heckman, who helped rescue his fellow sailors, fulfilled his wish to return with his family
Starbucks unveils plan to add 12,000 storesStarbucks unveiled a plan to add 12,000 stores over the next five years. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has the latest on the expansion.
Biden not running for president in 2020Vice President Joe Biden says he will not run for president in 2020. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more on the vice president's decision.
Arctic blast sweeps nationBitter temperatures are expected to hit millions of people across the U.S. CBS Boston chief meteorologist Eric Fisher joins CBSN with the latest on the Arctic blast.

CBS World News

Real IRA leader found shot to dead in CorkNo group claimed responsibility, and police said the list of suspects was long, because O’Driscoll made many enemies in both gangland and IRA circles
Man wins talent contest with fart noisesA man in Finland won a talent contest-by making festive fart noises with his hands. CBSN's Elaine Quijano has more on the unique talent.
What does victory for Assad in Aleppo mean for the Syrian civil war?Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said a victory Aleppo will be a "huge step" toward the end of the civil war. Independent journalist Anna Day has covered the war in Syria extensively and joined CBSN from Beirut, Lebanon
The Assad regime pushes to regain Aleppo heedless of trapped civiliansThe Assad regime is pushing to regain full control of Aleppo as rebels keep losing territory under relentless bombing. About 200,000 civilians are trapped. Debora Patta reports from Aleppo.
Official: Pilot made “mayday call” shortly before Pakistani plane disappearedPlane belonging to Pakistan’s national carrier crashed and burst into flames with 48 people on board, killing all of them, the airline chairman and police said
Family torn apart by Syria's civil war reunitesSyrian government troops are pushing deeper into rebel-held parts in Aleppo. Regime forces now control more than 70 percent of Syria's largest city. Reports from inside Syria Wednesday indicate some rebel groups are calling for a truce. The battle has left hundreds of Aleppo residents dead and tens of thousands of families have fled. Debora Patta spoke with one family who never left and never gave up hope.

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