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Police Brutality Protesters Plan To Rally At MOA

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Organizers of a police brutality protest are planning to rally at the Mall of America, despite warnings that the facility is private property. The group Black Lives Matter Minneapolis is planning a peaceful gathering Saturday in the mall's rotunda.
Dec 20, 2014

Sections of the Mall are shut down on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Team coverage on WCCO at 5... fb.me/2LuLv8AuK

Great Lakes Wolves Ordered Returned To Endangered List

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - A federal judge has overturned an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list. The order affects wolves in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @WCCO: Wolf hunting and trapping will again be illegal in Minnesota, after a federal judge’s decision. | cbsloc.al/1AmEGHr

Community Rallies Around Soccer Coach With ALS

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Gavin Pugh moved from Wales to Minnesota in 2003. He immediately immersed himself as a soccer coach in the north metro, working with high school teams and at the club levels. He also met his wife here. Last year he got a diagnosis that changed his life -- and he found out how many lives he's touched along the way.
Dec 20, 2014

RT @WCCO: A north metro soccer coached learned just how ingrained he was in his community after being diagnosed with ALS. | cbsloc.al/13L9zJO

Soldier Gives Little Sister Surprise Gift - Himself

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Being "home for the holidays" took on a whole, new meaning Friday. Six-year-old Savannah Germain hadn't seen her brother, Devin, in about a year. Devin is a soldier who has been serving in Afghanistan. He returned to Minnesota Friday, but Savannah had no idea he was coming.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @NickMinock: Soldier Gives Little Sister Surprise Gift — Himself « CBS Minnesota cbsloc.al/1zeForj Awesome story by @JDLauritsen

Sid-Trus Bowl Smackdown!

minnesota.cbslocal.com — WCCO Radio is giving you the shot at winning a trip for two to Orlando, Florida on New Years Day to see the big New Year's Day Bowl Game! Play the WCCO Radio "Sid-Trus Bowl Smackdown."
Dec 19, 2014

RT @wccoradio: You can win a trip for 2 to Orlando to see the #Gophers go bowling! Play WCCO's "Sid-trus Bowl Smackdown" | cbsloc.al/1zIsRLz

Prepackaged Caramel Apples Linked To 4 Deaths

minnesota.cbslocal.com — WASHINGTON (AP) - Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. Caramel apples are most popular around Halloween, and the outbreak started just before then, in mid-October.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @WCCO: Officials now say 4 deaths are linked to listeria-contaminated caramel apples. @rachel_slavik has more at 5. | cbsloc.al/1C9Kia8

Tamiflu May Be Hard To Find, But Don’t Give Up

minnesota.cbslocal.com — The number of Minnesota schools suffering from flu outbreaks shot up dramatically this week. Last week, only 19 schools reported new outbreaks. This week, that number spiked to 203. The Minnesota Department of Health also said Thursday that two children have now died from the flu in Minnesota.
Dec 19, 2014

Got the flu? Need Tamiflu? What pharmacists are saying about the supply of the drug. minnesota.cbslocal.com/2014/12/18/tam…

4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Ali Lucia Spend five minutes with Ali Lucia and you will soon realize she is a... MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Public schools across the Twin Cities are giving students a full two weeks off over winter break. Are you looking for some fun activities to try this winter vacation?
Dec 19, 2014

RT @WCCO: Winter break's a full 2 weeks for many Twin Cities students. @Ali_Lucia has 4 suggestions for how to pass the time: cbsloc.al/1r6OQKD

Target Ad Features Stillwater Toddler With Down Syndrome

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Angela Davis Angela Davis joined the station in 2006. Angela co-anchors the Sund... MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Our mailboxes and newspapers are stuffed these days with ads from stores showcasing what's on sale. This week a Target ad features a toddler from Stillwater. Her name is Izzy.
Dec 18, 2014

You will love little Izzy. Target Ad Features Stillwater Toddler With Down Syndrome « CBS Minnesota cbsloc.al/1uXBVpy

Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Guest Pass: Woodbury’s Bielenberg Sports Center

minnesota.cbslocal.com — It's news to no one that in Minnesota, it gets cold in the winter. So a lot of communities have built inflatable sports bubbles so students athletes can get in off-season practice. But, Woodbury just ditched it's dome for a gorgeous new sports complex that's not just for kids.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @WCCO: In this week's Guest Pass, @Matt_Brickman checked out the Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury. | cbsloc.al/1GvPhlg

If Legalized, Cuban Cigars Could Hit Twin Cities Soon

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Al Schoch Al Schoch is in his fourth decade of broadcasting and journalism. Tha... MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - The aroma of 500 cigars surrounds you inside the humidor at Infinity Smokes in downtown Minneapolis. None of the cigars is from Cuba, for now. Store owner Tarik Hamouda said that could change.

Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Jason Matheson Jason Matheson returns to WCCO-TV as a contributor to WCCO 4 News ... MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Hanukkah is underway, and Christmas and Kwanzaa festivities begin next week. So what's better than a little family fun to get you into the holiday spirit? Here are some of Jason Matheson's best bets for weekend entertainment.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @WCCO: Ready to spend your holiday with @missrichfield? That and other weekend entertainment ideas from @jasonmatheson. | cbsloc.al/13ge5yF

Apostle Islands Ice Cave Visitors Will Pay $5 Fee

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Get Breaking News First Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning. Sign Up BAYFIELD, Wis. (AP) - Visitors to the Apostle Islands ice caves will have to pay a $5 fee this winter. The National Park Service will charge the fee for visitors ages 16 and older, assuming the caves form again this winter.
Dec 18, 2014

RT @WCCO: This year, visitors 16 and older will have to pay $5 to see the Apostle Island ice caves. | cbsloc.al/1J394e7 pic.twitter.com/KbLj1tbNcz

Toddler With Down Syndrome Models For Target

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Angela Davis went to Stillwater to meet a Izzy - one of Target's latest model (2:31). WCCO 4 News At 5 - Dec. 17, 2014
Dec 17, 2014

2-year-old Stillwater girl with Down Syndrome gets gig as a model for Target. Go Izzy! @TheDSDN minnesota.cbslocal.com/video/10958331…

Mpls. Office Workers Battle For Best Holiday Cubicle

minnesota.cbslocal.com — Jennifer Mayerle Jennifer Mayerle happily returned to Minnesota and WCCO, where s... MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - The sales office at the W Hotel at The Foshay in downtown Minneapolis looks awfully festive. There's a winter wonderland, presents and stockings hung with care. And then there's Angela Westfield's log cabin.
Dec 20, 2014

Now this is holiday spirit at work! Mpls. Office Workers Battle For Best Holiday Cubicle « CBS Minnesota cbsloc.al/1wWLWHR

Dec 17, 2014

#Minneapolis hotel sale team battles for best holiday cubicle & there's a clear front runner! cbsloc.al/1uXe5eu pic.twitter.com/0QBsbeOLLW

Dec 17, 2014

#Minneapolis office workers battle for best holiday cubicle & there's a clear front runner! | cbsloc.al/1uXe5eu pic.twitter.com/0QBsbeOLLW

Dec 17, 2014

RT @WCCO: A woman may have annihilated her office co-workers in a best holiday cubicle contest! | cbsloc.al/1uXe5eu pic.twitter.com/H4oBNhqSes