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U Of Minn. Solar Car Places 2nd In 1,700-Mile Race

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – For the racers in the American Solar Challenge, just finishing the course is a major accomplishment.

The race started in Austin, Texas, last Monday. 176 more words


Mpls Police Speak On Arrest Of Community Activist

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau is asking for people to withhold judgment in the arrest of community activist Al Flowers.

Harteau says legally, she can’t talk about the incident that led to Flowers arrest and his claim of police brutality. 499 more words


Mpls. Activist Speaks About Arrest, Alleged Attack

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Community activist Al Flowers says he could feel every blow given to him by Minneapolis Police officers during an arrest at his home late Saturday night. 393 more words


1 Month On, Prior Lake Continues Flood Fight

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Four weeks have passed since heavy rains invaded Watershed Trail in Prior Lake, Minn.

Since then, people who live along the lake have dealt with floodwater that has closed streets, leaving boats as the only way to get into and out of homes. 268 more words


Entire Class Of Incoming Mpls. Firefighters Graduates

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minneapolis Fire Department added 19 graduates to the force on Friday.

Of those 19, 18 of them are military veterans.

From ducking enemy fire in a war zone over-seas to putting out fires in a skills demonstration, these new members are ready for action. 234 more words


Small-Town Minn. Mayor Accused Of Stealing From Vets Fund

ELLENDALE, Minn. (WCCO) – The mayor of Ellendale is accused of stealing hundreds of dollars from a veterans memorial fund.

Roger Swearingen, 66, was charged with one count of gross misdemeanor theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft. 186 more words


Crime Alert Issued After Groping Incidents On U Campus

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — In the past three weeks, in broad daylight, someone walked up to two University of Minnesota students and grabbed them.

In both cases a man approached the women near campus, touched them inappropriately and ran off. 264 more words