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Good Question: Why Do Our Noses Run In The Cold?

Most of Minnesota hasn’t gone above the freezing mark since Feb. 9, so anyone spending time outside might be feeling that drip, drip, drip from the nose. That had Carole from Hibbing wanting to know: Why do our noses run in the cold?

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Dubnyk Wins His 14th With Wild In 4-2 Win Over Nashville

Nino Niederreiter scored two goals, and the Minnesota Wild beat Nashville 4-2 Thursday night, handing the Predators only their fourth regulation loss on home ice this season.

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How Do Our Neighboring States Handle Sex Offenders?

For more than two decades, Minnesota’s most dangerous sex offenders have been locked up a second time after serving prison sentences. They’ve been committed to indefinite detention in treatment programs.

Now, more than 700 sex offenders are suing the state saying that’s unconstitutional.

So we wondered: How do our neighboring states handle sex offenders? Do they get out? And what happens when they do?

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New Shopping Cart Designed For Kids With Special Needs

It’s called Caroline’s Cart, and it allows parents and caregivers to maneuver one device, rather than a cart and a wheelchair.

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Minnesota’s Best Cooking Class

Want to learn how to cook but not sure how to get started? Whether you want to eat a little healthier or make a meal for a significant other, there are many reasons why it’s a good thing to know how to cook.

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3 Dogs Perish In Crystal House Fire

Three dogs died Thursday afternoon in a Crystal, Minnesota, house fire.

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The Cost Of Keeping The Mall Of America Safe

An 18-year-old Minnesota man has now pleaded guilty to trying to join the terror group ISIS. Abdullahi Yusef was charged last month with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

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Rescued Wayzata Man Says Dog That Perished Was ‘Only Companion’

A Wayzata man is back home after escaping the icy waters of Lake Minnetonka.

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Adrian Peterson’s Suspension Overturned By Judge, NFL Appeals

A U.S. District Court judge has overturned Adrian Peterson’s suspension from the NFL and has ordered him to be reinstated. According to court documents, Judge David Doty made the decision Thursday morning to vacate the suspension.

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Dayton Signs Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises For Now

Minnesota lawmakers voted Thursday to cut the paychecks of more than two dozen state commissioners. That’s after Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton passed out pay hikes to all 26 members of his cabinet, causing intense political controversy. Some of the raises were as high as $35,000.

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Sun Country Pilots Vote To Strike, But Talks Continue

Pilots for Sun Country Airlines haven’t had a meaningful pay increase since 2001. That’s a big reason behind a unanimous vote to authorize a strike if needed.

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A Look At The Ordway’s New, State-Of-The-Art Concert Hall

This weekend the Ordway Center in St. Paul will debut its newly-expanded and renovated concert hall. Not only is it bigger, the quality of the sound is better.

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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In 1996 Rape Case

A 38-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to the 1996 rape of an 82-year-old woman after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced.

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House Republicans May Scrap Vote On Teacher Layoff Bill

House Republicans may scrap a planned Thursday vote on one of their education priorities. The bill would require school boards to consider teacher effectiveness when making layoff decisions, not just seniority.

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Man, 21, Charged With Strangling Man, 64, To Death During Sex

A 21-year-old man is accused of strangling a 64-year-old to death in western Minnesota in 2013, according to recently filed charges.. The victim, Thomas Dickson, was found dead just before Christmas at his apartment in Montevideo. His death was immediately ruled “suspicious.”

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Senate Approves Bill Retracting Commissioner Raises For Now

A bill temporarily slicing the paychecks of more than two dozen top state administrators is on the cusp of reaching their boss, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton, who made clear Thursday that he’ll sign it.

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Lawmakers Seek Short-Term Action To Stop Asian Carp Advance

Members of Congress are calling for quick action at a crucial spot in the Chicago area to block Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

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MN Law Enforcement Speaks At Nat’l Hearing On ISIS, Al-Shabaab

Terror groups remain a top concern for local police, federal authorities and lawmakers. On Wednesday, the crime subcommittee held a hearing in Washington to examine ISIL, Al-Shabaab and the threat of domestic terrorism.

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MN Man Accused Of Trying To Join ISIS Pleads Guilty

A Minneapolis teenager accused of trying to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group has pleaded guilty in federal court. Abdullahi Yusuf entered the plea Thursday to one count of conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years.

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3 Arrested After Alleged Home Invasion In Chisago County

Police arrested three people early Thursday morning after they allegedly invaded a Chisago Lakes Township home and held its owner and renters against their will.

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GOP Senators Seek To Fast-Forward Primary Election To March

A group of Republican state senators wants Minnesota to shift its primary election up from August to March in time for next year’s presidential race.

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Cancer Hoax Mother Faces Nearly $33,000 In Restitution

A southwest Iowa mother convicted in a cancer hoax involving her 5-year-old daughter must make restitution totaling nearly $33,000,

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Walker Says He’d ‘Rather Be Ahead Than Behind’ In Race

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially announced that he’s running for president, but he continues to send strong signals that a candidacy is inevitable.

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4 Things To Know: Feb. 26, 2015

Here’s a look at the four most notable stories you need to know about for the morning of Thursday, Feb. 26. First, firefighters battled an intense fire overnight in south Minneapolis in frigid temps. The fire was along the 3700 block of Park Avenue South.

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4 Things To Know About Getting Out Of Debt

When it comes to credit card debt there is some good news for consumers. Americans as a whole are slowly working their way to being better savers. A survey from Bankrate.com found nearly 40 percent of Americans are one bill away from disaster.

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Minnesota Marks MLK Day

Politicians commemorated the event at programs, demonstrators marched to highlight injustice, and Minnesota remembered the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Minnehaha Falls Ice Caves

Winter means ice caves at Minnehaha Falls near Hiawatha Avenue in southeast Minneapolis. Check out these views of frozen majesty.

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Protesters Shut Down 35W In Minneapolis

A crowd protesting the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case have shut down northbound Interstate 35W in Minneapolis Thursday afternoon.

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Hunger Mission 2014 Radiothon

Check out images from the Hunger Mission 2014 radiothon.

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Zombies Hit The Streets Of Minneapolis

The Zombie Pub Crawl is in its tenth year.

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WCCO Radio Insiders Luncheon With Steve Forbes

See all the photos as Steve Forbes discusses his new book Money: How the Destruction of the Dollar Threatens the Global Economy – and What We Can Do About It.

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