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Vote: Where Is The Best Sausage in Minnesota?

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Over the course of Best Of Minnesota, we've asked for go-to spots for a number of different types of food. This week, it's all about meat. Particularly sausage. Natalie Nyhus is seeking the place that makes the best sausage in the state. We asked for your suggestions and came up with a list of the top five nominees.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @WCCO: Help @NatalieNyhus find the best place for sausage in Minnesota. #Vote from our top five finalists! #BestOfMN | cbsloc.al/1zS385r

Prep Blog: Section Championships, Previewing ‘The Big 4′

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Eagan at Prior Lake highlights a big night of high school football across Minnesota Friday as state tournament bids are up for grabs. Every athlete that ever puts on football pads dreams of the chance to play for a trip to state.
Oct 31, 2014

New on the WCCO Prep Blog: State football bids are on the line tonight, highlighted by Eagan at Prior Lake cbsloc.al/13oXdGP

WCCO Viewer’s Choice For Best Haunted Landmark In MN

minnesota.cbslocal.com — This Friday, little ghosts and goblins will ring your door bell looking for a trick or treat. But if it's real scares you're looking for, there's one place in Minnesota that is the best. This isn't the kind of place that will make you jump with fright, but it may make your skin crawl.
Oct 31, 2014

Your pick for Best Haunted Landmark in MN is The Palmer House. Happy Halloween! @WCCO cbsloc.al/1rGUnkH

She Became A U.S. Citizen At 97, Now She’s Casting Her First Vote

minnesota.cbslocal.com — John Lauritsen John Lauritsen is a reporter from Montevideo, Minn. He joined WCCO-... MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - For the first nine decades of her life, Chengyi Pan was a Chinese citizen. She remembers the days during World War II when American pilots dropped daily supplies, including toothpaste and chocolate. "She was so impressed.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @WCCO: She became a U.S. citizen at 97, now she's set to cast her first vote, reports @JDLauritsen. | cbsloc.al/1zNgiRe pic.twitter.com/fBcRNyS0pS

School Releases Balloons In Honor Of Student Who Died Of Cancer

minnesota.cbslocal.com — A high school student who lost her battle with brain cancer was honored Thursday for her bravery. Weeks after Rachel Woell's death, teachers and students at Minneapolis' St. Charles Borromeo School held a balloon release in her honor. We first shared Rachel's story with you this fall.

Local Music Tap: ‘Bear & The Barrel’ Variety Show @ Old Arizona Theater

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Cole Premo Cole Premo has been a web producer at WCCO since 2009. He joined WC... The third part of the ongoing live TV variety show spoof, Bear & The Barrel, is set to entertain audiences at the Old Arizona Theater in Minneapolis all weekend.
Oct 30, 2014

The live TV variety show spoof, Bear & The Barrel, is set to entertain (and spook) audiences in Mpls. this weekend. | cbsloc.al/1ro6bsJ

Cretin-Derham Hall Lockdown Lifted Following Gunman Sighting

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Cretin-Derham Hall, a private high school in St. Paul, went on lockdown Thursday morning after school officials say a gunman was spotted nearby. A note went out to parents via email shortly before 9 a.m.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @WCCO: Cretin-Derham Hall high school went on lockdown Thursday morning after officials say a gunman was spotted nearby. | cbsloc.al/1p6tUmb

Family Who Lost Home To Mudslide Finally Able To Rebuild

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Jennifer Mayerle Jennifer Mayerle happily returned to Minnesota and WCCO, where s... MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - The historic June floods left a permanent mark on a well-known high school basketball coach and his family. The record rainfall sent a mudslide cascading into the Carlson's Le Sueur, Minn. home, making it unlivable.
Oct 30, 2014

Family Who Lost Home To Mudslide Finally Able To Look Towards Rebuilding cbsloc.al/1tUhzml @wcco

Lofton Dismissed From Gophers Basketball Team

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Sports Fan Insider Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates. Sign Up MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Junior guard Zach Lofton has been dismissed from the Minnesota basketball program. Coach Richard Pitino said Wednesday that Lofton was dismissed for "failing to meet the expectations and obligations of the team."
Oct 30, 2014

Zach Lofton was dismissed from the #Gophers basketball team last night. Was sitting out due to transfer rules cbsloc.al/1036RN8

Tips For Not Breaking The Bank For Turkey Day Travel

minnesota.cbslocal.com — If you're planning on flying out of town to see relatives, get ready to dig deep to pay for that plane ticket, Angela Davis reports (3:15). WCCO 4 News At 5 - Oct. 29, 2014
Oct 29, 2014

Not bought your plane ticket for Thanksgiving? Check this out before you book. Best days to travel. minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/10789897…

10 Of The Top Players In Timberwolves History

minnesota.cbslocal.com — The Minnesota Timberwolves start their 2014-15 regular season Wednesday night in Memphis against the Grizzlies. The Timberwolves open the home season Thursday night against the Detroit Pistons. Minnesota hasn't been to the playoffs in 10 years, so it's prompted us with a new era starting this year to look back at some of the top Timberwolves players of all time.
Oct 30, 2014

With a new era of #MNTimberwolves basketball underway, here's a look at 10 of the best players in franchise history cbsloc.al/1vky4Dx

Lauren’s Science Corner: Halloween Weather In The Twin Cities

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Lauren Casey Lauren Casey joined the WCCO-TV weather team in August 2011, a... Nothing inspires such fright as the vision of Halloween pumpkins shrouded in white. But have no fear, clear skies are in the forecast for Halloween this year. However, with expected highs only near 40°, this Friday is in line to be the chilliest Halloween since 2006.
Oct 29, 2014

For more spooky stats on Halloween weather in the Metro, check out my blog! (includes rhyming) :) minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/10/29/lau…

Accomplish Minnesota: Mission Ferris Bueller

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield never imagined she'd be in the Tw... MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - While many of us are making holiday plans, some Americans don't have that option. Members of the military will again be spending the season in Afghanistan. Yet, some Minnesota Nice will soon be heading their way.