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U.S. Bank Stadium Unveils New FoodsWe are two days away from the Minnesota Vikings' first home opener in two years, with people in the stands. During a year without fans in the stand, the team made safety a priority for everyone entering U.S. Bank Stadium.
5 P.M. Weather ReportSome rain might fall on Friday afternoon. Afterwards, Saturday will be a cool day.
Pilot Injured After Single-Engine Plane Flips Over While Landing At Flying Cloud AirportIn Eden Prairie, a pilot suffered minor injuries after a rough landing at Flying Cloud Airport.
Father, Stepmother Sentenced To 40 Years In Prison For Death Of 8-Year-Old GirlA judge sentenced Brett and Sarah Hallow to 40 years, as both pleaded guilty to murder, child endangerment, and other charges in the death of Autumn Hallow.
Man Fatally Shot Near Busy East St. Paul Shopping AreaPolice in St. Paul say they have a lot of witnesses to help them solve the city’s 28th homicide of the year.
Minnesotan Stuck In Afghanistan Looks For Help To Get HomeQais was granted U.S. citizenship in 2020 after working with troops for seven years in his home country of Afghanistan.
WCCO Digital Update: Afternoon Of Sept. 23, 2021Frank Vascellaro has the latest digital headlines on Thursday afternoon.
‘Stop Being So Spoiled,’ Trampled By Turtles Tells Those Who Oppose COVID ProtocolsA well-known bluegrass band from Duluth is pleading with fans to adhere to COVID-19 requirements at venues or stay home. Katie Johnston reports.
MN Dept. Of Human Rights: Brooklyn Center Police, Michaels Store Discriminated Against Black TeenagerA Minnesota Department of Human Rights investigation has determined that the Brooklyn Center Police Department and Michaels Stores, Inc. violated the state's civil rights law for racial discrimination in a 2019 incident involving the profiling of a 16-year-old Black boy and police's excessive use of force. Katie Johnston reports.
MPCA Looking Into Potential Contamination Of Water Wells In 2 Twin Cities CommunitiesThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has announced it's looking into findings of contamination in private wells in two Twin Cities communities, including one WCCO reported on earlier this week. Katie Johnston reports.
Osakis Public School Closed, Students Evacuated Due To Bomb ThreatAll students at the Osakis Public School have been evacuated and school has been canceled for the day after a bomb threat was sent via email Thursday morning. Katie Johnston reports.
Noon Weather ReportDrought conditions have eased slightly, but it’ll stay dry for the next week.
As Vikings Prepare For Home Opener, New Foods Offered At U.S. Bank StadiumMany will head back to U.S. Stadium for the first time in nearly two years.
Maroon & Gold Gophers ‘Fan Van’ Stolen In Dinkytown, Owner ReportsThe owner of Minnesota Gophers “Fan Van” is asking for help after he says it was stolen in Dinkytown.
Darren Osborne Now Charged In Minn. In Connection With 4 Killed In St. Paul, Found Dead In Wis.A man charged in Wisconsin with helping his son hide the bodies of four people his son allegedly killed is now also charged in Minnesota. Katie Johnston reports.
Mountain Biker's Life Saved By Off-Duty Doctor On Minnesota TrailA mountain biker from Eagan is thankful to be alive after a serious accident on a northern Minnesota trail.
Live On WCCO: Trisha Yearwood Unveils New CookbookTrisha Yearwood is famous for her great country songs and her cooking, but she has a new cookbook out.
St. Paul's Lexington Launches New Dinner SeriesChef Jack Riebel has partnered with Stephanie Hansen, host of the podcast "Makers of Minnesota," for their new dinner series, which will feature products from local makers.
Summer Of Murals Comes To A Fun ConclusionChroma Zone Mural and Art Festival features ten new public murals and events, held at various locations in the Creative Enterprise Zone neighborhood of St. Paul, executive director Angela Casselton explains.
Timberwolves President Fired After Just 2 YearsWCCO's Mike Max broke the new information that might give some insight as to why he was fired.
Poised For Perennials?Perennials are a beloved part of the landscape year after year, and now is a great time to plant and do a little maintenance to keep yours happy and healthy, Keith Williams from Bachman's explains.
9 A.M. Weather ReportWCCO meteorologist Riley O'Connor says the first full day of autumn is going to be more or less similar to the previous day.
Today Is 'Give To Kids Day'A child battling cancer or a blood disorder, like sickle cell disease, deserve the best care around, explains Jenny Soderholm, president of Children's Minnesota Foundation.
Pandemic Having Major Effect On Those In Foster CareShayla Reaves recently shared the story of kids who've aged out of the system, and are now dealing with the challenges of being out on their own.

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