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The Real News Guys

Kolls has engaged me in a short discussion about his story.  I appreciate that.  It seems that the people who take their work seriously do.  I have had long exchanges with Kessler and Shelby at WCCO.   338 more words

Politics

Poll: Dayton holds commanding lead over challenger Johnson

In the first public polling released since the state primary, KSTP’s SurveyUSA poll shows DFL Governor Mark Dayton outpolling Republican challenger Jeff Johnson.

Conducted over a three-day period from Aug. 291 more words

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The Shoreview Towers

Telefarm Towers Shoreview is a transmission site for FM radio and television broadcasting in Shoreview, Minnesota consisting of two guyed towers.

During its construction in the fall of 1971, a horrific accident occurred.   90 more words

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Do Social Media Fundraisers Really Work?

That’s the question WCCO sat down to answer with MCF President Trista Harris this week.

The ALS #icebucketchallenge is everywhere right now, with thousands dumping ice water on their heads and millions raised for the ALS Association. 114 more words

Nonprofits

Charges in overdose death of teen found buried in the snow

Charges were filed Thursday in connection with the death of Noah Graddy, 15, who disappeared in January – his body was found in March. Authorities said the southern Minnesota teen died outside on a subzero morning after a night of drug use. 267 more words

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WCCO's Poor Attempt to Explain Social Security Solvency

John Lauritsen and WCCO television news just did a hack job on Social Security with tonight’s “Good Question” segment.  The story played to people’s concerns and pandered to the private retirement industry. 622 more words

Minnesota

Jill Biden to honor All-Star teachers, including Shakopee educator

Teachers selected from each of the 30 Major League Baseball markets will get the All-Star treatment in connection with Tuesday’s big game, including an audience with Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden. 241 more words

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