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Iraqi Refugee Works To Bring Family To MN With Him

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An Iraqi man needs one thing to make Minnesota finally feel like home — his family.

“Phillip,” which is what soldiers call him to protect his identity, served as an interpreter for Minnesota soldiers during the Iraq War. 365 more words

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Wayzata Mom Creates Plush Tooth Figure -- And The Story Behind Him

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - Pretty much everyone can remember losing that first tooth.

The lucky ones saw their tooth fall out on its own.

The unlucky ones might have had one end of a string tied to that loose tooth and the other end tied to a door and, well, you know the rest. 298 more words

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12-Year-Old Finishes Basketball Season Strong With Prosthetic Arm

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - It was the last game of the season for the Westbrook-Walnut Grove seventh graders.

A win on Tuesday would give the girls just their third win of the season, but in so many ways, the year has been a success. 505 more words

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Swan Poisoned By Lead Rescued From Frozen River

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A group of people came together to rescue a sick swan from the ice — and it’s all captured on video.

The swan had been seen stuck in the ice since earlier this week, and it was showing signs of lead poisoning. 324 more words

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Eagan Police: 2-Year-Old Saved From Near Drowning At YMCA

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Thanks to the quick thinking of a lifeguard, a 2-year-old boy is home safe Tuesday night.

The boy was swimming at the Eagan YMCA when he became unresponsive just after 10 a.m. 247 more words

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High School's 'Rebel' Mascot Draws Controversy

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) - There’s debate over the origin of a high school mascot.

United South Central in Wells just opened a new school this year, and their mascot is a Rebel. 285 more words

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Grandfather Recounts Grandson’s Runaway Bus Ordeal

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The grandfather of one of the kids caught on a runaway school bus says he can’t believe no one was hurt.

On Wednesday afternoon, dash cam video captured an Isle school bus driving erratically in Aitkin County. 345 more words

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