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Making The Most Of Your Minnesota State Fair Experience

Thousands of people will flock to the fairgrounds in St. Paul Thursday for the first day of the Minnesota State Fair. “This is the very end of that sprint to the end of the marathon for us,” Minnesota State Fair communications manager Brienna Schuette said.

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Virginia TV Reporter, Photojournalist Fatally Shot On Air

A gunman killed a reporter and videographer while they were doing a live news report in Franklin County, Virginia, Wednesday morning. CBS News confirms that WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and videographer Adam Ward, 27, were killed.

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Son Of Vikings GM Blossoms On Football Field

While Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman was at work at TCF Bank Stadium last week with his team, his son JD was helping defending state champion Eden Prairie High School beat Totino-Grace — and he hardly missed a play. “[I] had our game in one ear and his game in the other ear on the radio, and then had it streamed on my computer,” Rick Spielman said.

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Police Seek 4 Suspects In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

The Brooklyn Center Police Department is on the lookout for four men responsible for a home invasion. A home in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue was the target. Police say the men entered the home, made demands and then shot four people inside.

20 hours ago

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Minneapolis Testing Out New Street Parking App

The city of Minneapolis is testing out a new smartphone app that will allow drivers to pay for on-street parking from their phone.

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Sandstone Man Awaiting Charges In Beating Of Girlfriend’s 3-Year-Old Son

A Pine County family had to face the terrible decision of ending medical treatment for their three-year-old son.
The child was allegedly severely beaten at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.

21 hours ago

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Immigration On The Mind As Julian Castro Visits Minneapolis

A high-ranking Obama administration official visiting Minneapolis Wednesday said Republican presidential candidates are “caricaturing” and “stereotyping” Latino voters with false claims about immigration and crime.

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Website Selling Gruesome Cecil The Lion Halloween Costume

The Minnesota dentist who prompted international outrage after admitting to shooting and killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe this summer is now the butt of a gruesome Halloween costume.

08/26/2015

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4 Things To Know: Medical Marijuana, Amazon Prime Now & More

From pot to pups, here’s a look at the four stories that you need to know about for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015.

08/26/2015

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4 Shot, Injured In Brooklyn Center Home Invasion

Four people were shot after a home invasion in Brooklyn Center early Wednesday morning. According to Brooklyn Center police, around 3:15 a.m. officers responded to a shooting in the 5000 block of Drew Avenue North.

08/26/2015

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Maple Grove Sisters Looking To Take Their Songs To The Grandstand

The annual Minnesota State Fair Amateur Talent Contest semifinals bring in hundreds of fair guests every summer. The winners of each night then advance to the finals, held on the Grandstand on Sept 6.

08/26/2015

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Workout With The Lynx, Watch Them Face Phoenix Sunday

For fans, now is the chance to step on the home court at the Target Center. The Minnesota Lynx have teamed up with a Minneapolis gym, Alchemy, to help you stay fit. In the process, fans will get a ticket to Sunday’s game against the Phoenix Mercury.

08/26/2015

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Good Question: How Much Should Parents Help With Homework?

So, how much should parents help with homework? Good Question.

08/25/2015

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For Vikings Lineman, Hurricane Katrina Remains A Vivid Memory

As Saturday approaches, marking the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in and around New Orleans, Isame Faciane’s memories of what happened that day are still vivid, and continue to impact him a decade later.

08/25/2015

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Comcast Set To Unleash Internet Speed Boost

Thousands of Comcast customers across the Twin Cities will begin to see faster Internet service beginning Thursday. Customers in the company’s “Performance” tier will see speeds go from 25 megabytes per second to 50. “Blast” customers will go from 50 to 105.

08/25/2015

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Elementary Janitor Accused Of Raping 12-Year-Old Adopted Daughter

A janitor at an Washington County elementary school is accused of raping his preteen adopted daughter and possessing a large amount of child porn on his school-issued computer.

08/25/2015

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Reality Check: Fact & Fiction In The Immigration Debate

The number of unauthorized Mexican immigrants in the United States seems like a big number, and it is: 5.9 million people in 2012. But that number is down one million, from the 6.9 million unlawful entries in 2007.

08/25/2015

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Health Experts Debate How Much Water We Should Drink Daily

For the last month, we’ve seen a new debate over just how much water we should be drinking each day. It started in July, when medical researchers at Harvard University published an article stating there is no scientific evidence that we need to drink eight glasses of water a day.

08/25/2015

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Zimmerman Deer Hunter Pleads Guilty To Poaching In Wildlife Refuge

A Sherburne County man is learning an expensive and difficult lesson about his pursuit of trophy whitetail deer.

08/25/2015

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Clinton, Sanders Set For Minneapolis DNC Conference

Some democratic presidential hopefuls will be in Minnesota Friday. The Democratic National Committee will bring Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O’Malley, Lincoln Chafee and Jim Webb to Minneapolis for the weekend conference.

08/25/2015

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Racial Tension May Be Behind Assault On Driver Who Hit Boy

Winona police say a teenage driver was apparently assaulted by several people after he struck a 4-year-old boy with his truck early Monday evening. Officers responded to a report of an accident in the area of 7th Street and Druery Court just after 5 p.m.

08/25/2015

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Conference Focuses On Giving Law Enforcement, Health Officials Insight Into Addiction

More than 1,000 law enforcement, health care and drug court officials met at the University of Minnesota on Tuesday for a one-day conference on helping people suffering from prescription painkiller and heroin addiction, as well as mental health issues.

08/25/2015

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Woman, 53, Charged With Stealing $700K From Employer

A St. Bonifacius woman charged with stealing more than a half a million dollars from her employer is expected to make her first court appearance next week. Karen Jane Breyette, 53, has been charged with seven counts of theft by swindle over $35,000.

08/25/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: GoGlow Melanie Richards

We all know that one person who has unlimited energy and seems to be able to pull everything together. Well, this morning you’re about to meet another. Meet Melanie Richards. Richards is a CEO who started her career far from the boardroom. She did an interview with ‘CCO just two days before her due date with her second son.

08/25/2015

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08/25/2015

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Kat Perkins Live With WCCO Radio!

Kat Perkins gave a live performance in the Cambria Gallery on 7th, hosted by WCCO Radio’s John Williams!

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Goin’ To The Lake: Perham

WCCO-TV’s Mike Binkley and Liz Collin are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed northwest to Perham.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Cumberland, Wis.

WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, and WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman, are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed east to Cumberland, Wis.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Two Harbors

Summer’s not over yet, not by a long shot. So we’re packing our bags at WCCO once again and heading north! WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin and Lauren Casey and WCCO Radio’s John Williams are Goin’ to the Lake this week!

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Goin’ To The Lake: Red Wing

This week, WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee headed out to visit the Red Wing area.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake Mille Lacs

This week, WCCO-TV’s Mike Max and Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO headed out to visit the Garrison area and Lake Mille Lacs.

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