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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


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


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


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


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


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


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