Local News

Sloane Martin
November 14, 2018 - 7:28 am
WCCO Radio would like to extend a sincere thank you to our generous listeners who contributed to the Union Gospel Mission during our radiothon Tuesday. $335,640 was raised to provide meals, shelter, education, health care and other services to those in need. On behalf of everyone at WCCO, we thank...
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Sloane Martin
November 13, 2018 - 11:26 am
Three more Minnesota cities are considering raising the age to purchase to tobacco from 18 to 21. It's on the agenda Tuesday night in Eden Prairie, Arden Hills and Brooklyn Center. Currently, 15 cities in Minnesota, including Minneapolis, have passed ordinances. Brooklyn Center is listening to...
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Ballot
Susie Jones
November 13, 2018 - 11:12 am
One week after the polls closed, the Hennepin County Canvassing Board on Tuesday declared Dave Hutchinson the winner of the race for sheriff. Hutchinson had a 2,340-vote margin over incumbent Sheriff Rich Stanek. Stanek released this statement after the results were certified: “I have congratulated...
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By Edgar Linares
Edgar Linares
November 09, 2018 - 8:16 pm
The bitter cold has people concerned about the homeless encampment in South Minneapolis near Franklin and Hiawatha Avenues. For Daniel Robertson the cold doesn't bother him, he has lived along the sound wall for a long time. “I prepare myself for situations like this, and I’m ready for it,” said...
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USA Today
Dan Cook
November 09, 2018 - 6:32 pm
"After much consideration, I have decided to retire from playing baseball." With those words one of the all-time Twins greats has called it a career. He made the announcement official on Monday at Target Field. Joe Mauer Retirement Press Conference Mauer penned a heartfelt letter to Twins fans...
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November 09, 2018 - 3:52 pm
A Minneapolis man has died after being shot by police this afternoon. According to the police department, officers received a 9-1-1 call just before 2pm about a suicidal man in a home on the 37-hundred block of Morgan Avenue North. Police department spokesman John Elder says the man had a weapon...
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Edgar Linares
November 08, 2018 - 7:49 pm
Former camp counselor Scott Francis Fortier, who parents once entrusted with their kids, will now spend decades behind bars for sexually abusing and exploiting children. “He used his position at the camp and his relationships at the camp to prey on these young vulnerable girls,” said Minnesota's U...
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AP Photo/Hannah Foslien
November 07, 2018 - 7:24 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Fresh off of becoming the first Somali-American elected to Congress, Ilhan Omar said Wednesday that she's still enjoying being known for her firsts. In 2016 the one-time refugee became the first Somali-American elected to a state legislature in the U.S. when she won a seat in the...
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