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A Woman’s Life Altered By A Brutal Rape

The man who attacked Carrie Fringer in June 2005 was a stranger. Stranger rape is rare, accounting for about 15 percent of assaults, and they take top priority with police. Her case is still unsolved.

8 hours ago

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4 Hurt After Car Jumps Curb Outside Dunn Brothers

Four people are hurt Thursday night after a car went up onto the sidewalk at a busy intersection in St. Paul.

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For Lynx, Youth Is No Longer On Their Side

The WNBA season is right around the corner. The Lynx have one more preseason tune-up Monday night at Target Center before tipping off the regular season next Friday night at home against Tulsa.

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5th Graders Hope Planting Meadow Can Attract Butterflies

Pesticides and loss of habitat are having an impact on monarch butterflies and honeybees around the world. The insects are dying off in large numbers.

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Car Salesman Saves Man From Burning Truck

The quick-thinking of a Twin Cities car salesman likely saved a truck driver’s life. In the middle of a busy Wednesday afternoon at Roseville Chrysler Dodge and Jeep, Deno Yannarelli went from salesman to hero.

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Minnesotans Are Mad About Morels

As the month of May winds down, so too does the season for a very popular fungus. Morel mushrooms are hunted all over the state this time of year.

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Police: 2 In Custody After Alleged Armed Carjacking And Kidnapping

Two men are in jail and two more are on the run after an armed carjacking and kidnapping in south Minneapolis. It happened Thursday around 4:00 a.m. when a man reported to police that he had been carjacked at gunpoint by four men.

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Daudt Visits Preschool To Highlight GOP Education Plan

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt visited a private St. Paul learning center for preschoolers Thursday, highlighting the centerpiece of the GOP education plan: Early learning scholarships. New Horizon Academy is settled in a working class St. Paul neighborhood where many families struggle.

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Dermapen: A Noninvasive Botox Alternative That Could Rejuvenate Your Skin

We headed to Skin Savvy at Wayzata Medical Spa to get answers about Dermapen — a procedure that sounds scary but could help you avoid Botox.

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DeRusha Eats: Jason Checks Out Burch Steak

His three Minneapolis restaurants are almost always packed. It started 10 years ago when Isaac Becker and his wife Nancy St. Pierre opened 112 Eatery. This week in DeRusha Eats, Jason chats with the award-winning culinary couple behind Bar La Grassa and Burch.

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41 Indicted In Alleged Heroin Ring On Reservations

Forty-one people are facing federal charges in an alleged drug trafficking conspiracy that distributed drugs across the Upper Midwest and on two large Minnesota Indian reservations.

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Friday eve and that means WCCO This Morning is Working for the Weekend.

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Minnesota Winery Celebrates Anniversary With Grand Re-Opening

A trip to Napa for wine sounds nice, doesn’t it? But how about a trip to Waconia instead? Turns out, you don’t have to escape to California to taste, and make, your own wine!

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Good Question: Why Do We Get Ice Cream Headaches?

The scientific name for the brain freeze we can get from eating something cold too fast is called “sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia,” which means pain in your nerve on the roof of your mouth. Why exactly it happens isn’t quite clear, even to neurologists.

05/27/2015

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New Law Drops Construction Site Speed Limits

Road construction season is underway in Minnesota.

For many drivers, work zones are nothing more than the obstacle that slows them down on the way to their destination. And this year, travelers are finding that passing through some work zones is taking longer than ever before.

05/27/2015

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Power Plant Worker Charged With Making Explosive Threats

A former nuclear power plant employee has been charged with making terroristic threats. According to court documents, 58-year-old Robert Johnson threatened union officials after losing his job at the Monticello nuclear power plant.

05/27/2015

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Minnesota Choir Joining Rolling Stones On Stage

A Minnesota choir will step on stage next week with the World’s Greatest Rock and Roll band.

VocalEssence was asked to join the Rolling Stones for their Minneapolis stop at TCF Bank Stadium. The group found out a month ago, but was sworn to secrecy until Wednesday.

05/27/2015

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Jodi Huisentruit’s Disappearance Still A Mystery 20 Years On

Next month will mark 20 years since an Iowa TV anchor went missing. Jodi Huisentruit’s disappearance has remained a mystery ever since, but a group of retired police officers and journalists have organized to keep her story alive.

05/27/2015

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Kandiyohi County Hit Hard From Bird Flu Crisis

So far, 97 farms have been affected by the bird flu since the outbreak began in March. Kandiyohi County is ground zero with 37 of those farms. The state announced three new cases of the bird flu today, six new ones were reported yesterday.

05/27/2015

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City Inspectors Knew Of Dangerous St. Paul Pool Where 2 Young Brothers Nearly Drowned

A WCCO investigation found the city of St. Paul has known about the dangers at an abandoned swimming pool for three years. Two brothers nearly drowned when one jumped a fence outside their apartment building on Memorial Day.

05/27/2015

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Minneapolis Police Declare Downtown ‘Safe’

The message from police in Minneapolis is clear — downtown is safe. Officers from Minneapolis joined forces Wednesday with the Hennepin County Sheriff’s office and Metro Transit police to continue their “SafeZone” collaboration.

05/27/2015

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Dayton And Lawmakers Refocus Budget Fight On Education

Wednesday evening, Minnesota’s top lawmakers started a new round of private talks about holding a special session of the Minnesota legislature.

05/27/2015

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H3N2 Dog Influenza Confirmed In Minnesota

When Tim Dewey first learned about the dog influenza outbreak hitting the greater Chicago area, he began keeping a tighter leash on his rescue dog, Grover. But the more he read about it, the more assured he became. Up to that point there had been no confirmed cases of the H3N2 strain affecting dogs in Minnesota.

05/27/2015

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Sisqo In The Suburbs: Singer Now Lives In Maple Grove

Minnesota is home to plenty of famous faces, but one is getting a lot of buzz lately. Sisqo, who ruled the late 90’s with his hit “Thong Song,” now lives in Maple Grove.

05/27/2015

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Jumping Off Cliffs To Inspire, The Great Ecstasy Of ‘Sunshine Superman’

Nearly a decade ago, first-time filmmaker Marah Strauch thought she was going to make a documentary about her uncle, a man who filmed himself and others jumping off cliffs and skyscrapers for fun.

05/27/2015

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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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Goin’ To The Lake 2014: New Richmond, Wis.

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 New Richmond area!

Goin’ To The Lake 2014: Brainerd Lakes Area

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 Brainerd-Baxter area!

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