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Health Officials Recommend Flu Shots For All

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If you are hoping to keep your family “flu-free” this winter, health officials say now is the time to get vaccinated.

Some cases of the flu have already been reported, but there aren’t enough illnesses to predict what kind of flu season lies ahead. 381 more words


After A Tough Year, Birthday Cards Pour In For Shakopee Boy With Autism

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (WCCO) — A Shakopee mom, hoping to do something special for her son’s golden birthday, got way more than she bargained for.

Jennifer Smart said her son Lucas has severe autism, and until this year he had never had a birthday party with other kids. 491 more words


Jordan Candy Store's Sign Causes Social Media Uproar

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A popular Minnesota candy store took some heat for putting up a sign that some thought was offensive towards Black Lives Matter. 126 more words


New Prague Students Win A Spot On The Big Stage At Foreigner Concert

NEW PRAGUE, Minn. (WCCO) — A group of small town choir students found themselves on the big stage Monday night.

“This absolutely is my 15 minutes of fame,” New Prague senior Matt Schoenbauer said. 381 more words


Anthony Barr Says His Mother Is The Real Star

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – At 6-foot-5 and 255 pounds, Anthony Barr is a physical presence on the football field.

But the person he respects most in this world isn’t a football player, it’s his mom, Lori, who gave birth to Anthony during her junior year of college. 702 more words


Oregon College Gunman Dead In Police Shootout

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Ten people were killed and seven others hurt after a shooting at an Oregon Community College.

Just after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, police responded to calls that said there was an active shooter at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 175 miles south of Portland. 68 more words


Target To Match Online Prices With Online Rivals

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)  — It seems like the holiday shopping season gets earlier and earlier every year.

Target announced a move today to get ahead of the curve. 272 more words