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Chicken Farm Expansion Ruffles Neighbors' Feathers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Plans to expand a chicken farm west of the Twin Cities have caused a stir among neighbors.

Forsman Farms of Cokato wants to build a new facility in Stockholm Township that would house more than a million chickens. 405 more words


State Health Officials Say Flu Cases Down Significantly

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) — It’s the second week of February and the number of reported flu cases in Minnesota remains low.

According to the Department of Health, last flu season more than 4,000 Minnesotans had to be hospitalized. 244 more words


ZacStrong: Hockey Award Named For Boy Who Died Of Cancer

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The memory of an 11-year-old boy is inspiring others in his hometown.

Three years ago, Zac Bartz passed away after a lifelong battle with cancer. 422 more words


Fire Damages Several Buildings In Downtown Madelia

MADELIA, Minn. (WCCO) — A small town is picking up the pieces today after a large fire ripped through downtown Madelia early Wednesday morning.

The fire destroyed a handful of businesses, leaving a gaping hole in their southwestern Minnesota town’s central area. 246 more words


Le Sueur Church Community Shaken After 2 Men Steal Historic Bell

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Authorities in Le Sueur County say two men are responsible for stealing a historic church bell and then trying to sell parts of it to a scrap yard. 348 more words


Finding Minnesota: Spring Grove Soda

SPRING GROVE, Minnesota (WCCO) — There was a time when nearly every town in the state had a bottling company — and many sold their own soda pop. 524 more words


Students Attending Rally Get Caught In East Coast Blizzard

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Some Minnesota students found out first-hand what it was like to be stuck in that East Coast blizzard.

About 200 teenagers from the Archdiocese of St. 358 more words