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What Do Gun Background Checks Actually Check?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Despite early warning signs, no laws stopped an accused killer from buying the semiautomatic rifle used in last week’s school massacre.

Nineteen-year-old Nikolas Cruz passed a federal background check at a gun shop in Florida last year. 373 more words


Snowkiting: The Frozen Sport Reaching New Heights In Minnnesota

LAKE MINNETONKA, Minn. (WCCO) — Getting through a Minnesota winter means finding plenty of things to do outdoors.

You can ski, you can skate, go snowmobiling — but there’s another sport that’s really taking off. 510 more words


Minnesota's 1st Cat Café Now Open In Uptown Minneapolis

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A first-of-its-kind, cat-friendly café is now open in Minneapolis’ Uptown neighborhood.

The Café Meow opened its doors Friday morning. The feline-friendly space is the first cat café in Minnesota. 277 more words


Could Google's Latest Update Be The End Of Annoying Ads Online?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Are you tired of those pop-up ads or video ads that seem to come out of nowhere? Google has announced that it’s going to do something about them. 302 more words


How Do You Make Flowers Last Longer?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Americans spent an estimated $20 billion on Valentine’s Day this year.

And a lot of that went to flowers, especially red roses. 297 more words


How Can You Flush The Flu From Your House?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — With nearly 4,000 Minnesotans hospitalized, this has been one of the worst flu seasons in recent memory.

And chances are you know a co-worker or family member who’s gotten sick. 227 more words


How Can You Lower Your Blood Pressure?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — February is heart awareness month, and it’s estimated that nearly 50 percent of Americans now have high blood pressure.

Before, many doctors considered anything under 140 over 90 to be normal. 359 more words