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Mike’s Mix: Pat’s Tap’s Blood & Snow

Every Saturday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he heads to Pat’s Tap for a new spin on an old Hollywood classic — the Blood & Snow.

14 hours ago

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Good Questions: Cold Beverages, Street Names, Currency Faces

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores the taste of icy beverages, the naming of streets, and the facial fluctuations of American currency.

21 hours ago

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A Year After Flooding, Delano Plans Fourth Of July Parade

Each year the city of Delano has one of the largest and oldest Fourth of July parades in the state. But last year intense flooding of the Crow River almost cancelled the festivities.

22 hours ago

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Young Minnesota Athletes Find Role Models In Women’s World Cup

Support for the U.S. Women’s Soccer team has grown as the team has moved ahead in the tournament. Some of their most loyal fans are young girls.

22 hours ago

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Wis. Fireworks Retailer Sees Holiday Business Boom From Minnesotans

Located just four miles from the border in Somerset, Wiscsonsin, the parking lot at Fireworks Forever is bustling. And most of the plates you’ll find come from just across the river.

07/03/2015

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St. Louis Park Man’s Firework Burns A Reminder Of Their Danger

Victor Valdez burned his back while he was camping with friends in Le Sueur. After a friend set off fireworks, a shell burned through his tent as he slept and burned his back, leg and the bottom of his foot as it exploded.

07/03/2015

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‘A Taste Of Minnesota’ Returns To Carver County

It may look like the Minnesota State Fair, but it has got its own flavor. “All the great music, all the great bands, it’s fantastic,” Chaska resident Daniel Mills said. A Taste of Minnesota, which dates back to 1983, has had its share of issues over the years.

07/03/2015

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Josh Hartnett Gearing Up For Fatherhood

Actor Josh Hartnett is gearing up for his next big role — being a dad. The Minnesota native is expecting his first child with British actress and model, Tamsin Egerton.

07/03/2015

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Mayflies Swarm Into Hastings For Annual Infestation

Mayflies have once again invaded the city of Hastings, causing headaches for many.

07/03/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: WCCO Heads To Breezy Point (Day 2)

It’s a patriotic week in Minnesota, and we decided to celebrate America’s birthday in our second day at Breezy Point for Goin’ To The Lake!

07/03/2015

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Beef Prices Continue Rise Ahead Of Fourth Of July Weekend

Around this time last year, the price per pound for ground beef stood at $3.88. Just two months ago, the Bureau of Labor Statistics increased the price to $4.13. Now, it’s topping five dollars at local meat markets.

07/03/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Sophie

We like to end each week with a pet in need of a good home. This week, Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society stopped by the WCCO Studios with Sophie, a darling little 8-year-old terrier mix!

07/03/2015

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‘Prairie Home Companion’ Returns To Macalester For 41st Anniversary Show

Garrison Keillor will celebrate the 41st anniversary of “A Prairie Home Companion” Saturday with a live broadcast from St. Paul’s Macalester College.

07/03/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Celebrate Independence Day On July 4?

The Fourth of July is the celebration of America’s independence, but here’s a little known fact: We didn’t actually declare our independence on that day.

07/02/2015

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Burn Victim Heading Home After 263 Days In The Hospital

After one of the longest stays in the history of Regions Hospital, an Oak Park Heights man is finally ready to go home.

07/02/2015

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Roseville Native Mike Muscala Living His NBA Dream

He is now a member of the Atlanta Hawks, but the road started in Roseville for Mike Muscala. He grew into his long frame, put up numbers at Bucknell in college and because of it is now drawing an NBA pay check.

07/02/2015

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Reality Check: Gov. Mark Dayton Faces Criticism For Cabinet Raises

DFL Governor Mark Dayton is not backing down from criticism over huge pay hikes he gave his Cabinet. He says Minnesota’s top officials make less than other states. The two-term Democratic Governor says Minnesota’s top officials are underpaid.

07/02/2015

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An Architect Of Medical Marijuana Law Upset He Can’t Use It

A member of the governor’s own Task Force for Medical Cannabis Research says he’s not able to get medical marijuana.

07/02/2015

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Dispute Over Poker Chips Led To Fatal Coon Rapids Bar Shooting

Police have arrested a suspect in connection with a Coon Rapids shooting that left one man dead early Thursday morning. According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, officers received a call at 12:45 a.m. of a shooting at Willy’s Bar & Grill, located in the 2500 block of Coon Rapids Blvd NW.

07/02/2015

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App Uses Facial Recognition To Help Find Dogs

The Fourth of July may be fun for many of us, but it can be a scary weekend for dogs. More dogs go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year.

07/02/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: WCCO Heads To Breezy Point (Day 1)

For many, the Fourth of July is the peak of the summer season, and we’re taking that attitude to Breezy Point and the Cross Lake area this week on Goin’ to the Lake. WCCO-TV’s Natalie Nyhus and Ali Lucia and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Hines are all heading to the area to celebrate the holiday weekend.

07/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: World Cup, Colbert & Aquatennial

Here are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, July 2 as we move into the holiday weekend. They include a very surprising interview by Stephen Colbert, and something that might get a few air commuters hot under the collar.

07/02/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets For Fourth Of July

We’re working for the weekend, and not just any weekend but the Fourth of July weekend! That means there are a ton of events around town to celebrate the holiday.

07/02/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Beach In Minnesota

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

07/01/2015

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Good Question: What Is A Typical Raise?

Most of us will never see a raise of 25 percent in one year, but that’s what happening for some Minnesota commissioners. Gov. Mark Dayton said he needs to give higher salaries to retain good leaders.

07/01/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: Breezy Point Area

WCCO-TV’s Natalie Nyhus and Ali Lucia and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Hines are all heading to the Breezy Point and Cross Lake area to celebrate the holiday weekend.

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Goin’ To The Lake: Lake City

WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams all headed to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

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St. Paddy’s Day Northern Lights

A severe geomagnetic storm ignited an epic outbreak of the aurora borealis across northern latitudes world-wide over the last two nights.

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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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Goin’ To The Lake: Park Rapids

We’re sharing the love this summer and getting more of the WCCO gang on the road! That’s right, instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. Big time! […]

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Ely

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Ely area!

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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Battle Lake

Instead of Goin’ to the Lake for just a couple weeks this summer, we’re expanding. WCCO-TV and WCCO Radio will be hitting the lake every Thursday and Friday from Memorial Day until the beginning of the State Fair! Here are some of our favorite moments from the Battle Lake area!

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