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State Fair Vendors, Employees Add Finishing Touches To Fairgrounds

minnesota.cbslocal.com — FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (WCCO) - With a matter of hours before the gates open at the Great Minnesota Get-Together, it's a mad rush at the fairgrounds. "[It's] very tough, because we have to get everything ready, and nice and pretty for all of you guys," State Fair vendor Violet Bonilla said.

13 Sets Of Twins Born In July At Twin Cities Hospital

minnesota.cbslocal.com — MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - It was a record-breaking - and adorable - milestone Tuesday at Methodist Hospital's Birth Center in St. Louis Park. Patients delivered four times the regular amount of twins, with a total of thirteen sets. The hospital threw a party for the milestone. Dr. Megan Schmitt delivered a handful of the record-breaking babies.

Wine Comp Shows Big Improvements For Cold-Hardy Wines " WCCO

minnesota.cbslocal.com — MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Cold-hardy wine aficionados and experts gathered at the University of Minnesota on Thursday to judge wines from this rapidly-growing part of the industry. A total of 350 different types of wine are blind tested in the International Cold Climate Wine Competition, with each judge testing 50 wines.

How Firefighters Keep Cool Working In Extreme " WCCO

minnesota.cbslocal.com — MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - For firefighters with the St. Paul Fire Department, putting on a 80-pound firefighting suit is just part of the day-to-day job. But on a hot and steamy day like Wednesday, the extra load creates an extra challenge. "Once you put that turn out gear on, you start sweating immediately," said Cpt.

Twin Cities Camp Aims To Teach Kids Potentially Life-Saving Water Skills

minnesota.cbslocal.com — MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Some Twin Cities kids hit the pool Tuesday to learn the about water safety. The program is being held with help from the foundation "Abbey's Hope." Abigail Taylor died in 2008 after suffering a devastating injury in a wading pool.

Pups Rescued From ‘Horrendous Conditions’ Find Homes In MN " WCCO

minnesota.cbslocal.com — GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) - Monday was a big day for the Animal Humane Society. After months of waiting, a large group of puppies was available for adoption. A long line of perspective pet owners waited for chance to adopt the yellow lab pups, all of which were rescued from a western Wisconsin home back in April.

Camp Looks To Get Kids Sailing Through Summer

minnesota.cbslocal.com — DEEPHAVEN, Minn. (WCCO) - School's out for summer and that could mean some parents are looking to get their kids out of the house. The Lake Minnetonka Sailing School has programs all summer long, and you don't have to have any experience to try.

Minneapolis, Xcel Energy Team Up To Go Solar At Parade Ice Garden

minnesota.cbslocal.com — MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Officials from the city of Minneapolis unveiled their latest eco-friendly project on Thursday. The Parks and Recreation board, along with representatives from Xcel Energy, gave us an up close look at the new rooftop of the Parade Ice Garden. The power of the sun will now help power the busy ice rink.

Keeping The Mississippi Shore Clean Is Hard Work

minnesota.cbslocal.com — ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) - Volunteers took to the Mississippi River in St. Paul on Wednesday to pick up trash from the shore. The Mississippi Riverboat Cleanup team has been out for the past 25 years to tackle what has become a pretty big problem.

Grazing Goats Serve As Weed Removers For Minnetonka Park

minnesota.cbslocal.com — MINNETONKA, Minn. (WCCO) - The city of Minnetonka has some interesting new residents and they aren't human. The city has enlisted a herd of goats to help fight an environmental problem in one of its parks. It's a new and welcome sight for visitors in Purgatory Park.
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Aug 15, 2016

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Jul 17, 2016

Tornado warning for SW Lincoln County until 11:30 pm. TAKE COVER NOW!!! @WCCO https://t.co/knDiJUWe5t

Jul 16, 2016

To specify: these storms are moving SE but other storms are on the way to the metro area later tonight. @WCCO https://t.co/cYPgqg2hrP

Jul 16, 2016

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