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'THANK YOU': Cory Hepola bids farewell to KARE 11

The anchor's final shift as a co-anchor on the station is Sunday.

As he headed into his final day at KARE 11, news anchor Cory Hepola had a simple message for his fans, supporters and colleagues: thank you.

Hepola, who announced in November that he would be leaving the TV station to host a daily show on 830 WCCO-AM radio, posted this tweet on Saturday night:

A native of Perham, Minnesota, Hepola graduated Concordia College in Moorhead, and after a stint as a sports anchor in Houston, Texas, joined KARE 11 in April 2015. 

There, he co-anchored with his wife Camille Williams, until her surprise departure from the station in October. He recently won a Midwest Regional Emmy Award for Best Talent-Anchor. 

Hepola's last day with KARE is Sunday. He begins his radio career on Monday, taking the place of the recently retired John Hines, a fixture on WCCO radio for some 45 years.

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