A memo from the station's news director says they now believe the worker at a New York City meat market did say "duck," not "dog," when asked whether the market sold dog meat. WCCO later published an investigation alleging the market was selling meat from dogs bred in Minnesota. The station yanked the story but issued no correction or apology.
Police: Teen with machete damages shelves at Eden Prairie grocery store
Police arrested the 18-year-old at Jerry's Foods.
Ringo Starr's late cancellation of MN show was because he has COVID-19
The Beatles drummer was due to perform in Minnesota Sunday.
Fire destroys cafe, two other business properties in downtown Fairfax
A former pizza joint was also destroyed, while two other properties were damaged.
Woman dies from injuries in crash that killed her husband, another man
The couple in their 80s died in the collision near Lake Lillian.
2 Park Nicollet employees convicted of embezzling $500,000
The pair worked at a CPAP clinic in St. Louis Park.
No Jingle Ball this year? Twin Cities left off iHeartRadio holiday tour
The annual touring event usually visits the Xcel Energy Center.
Target gives first look at some of its Deal Days discounts
The Minneapolis retailer is holding its Deal Days event earlier than ever, in an attempt to drive sales after a turbulent year.
Man dies after crashing truck into western Wisconsin lake
The victim was unable to make it to shore despite being able to get out of his truck.
Sheriff: Man who didn't return to campsite died in ATV crash
It happened at the Foothills State Forest and Spider Lake ATV Recreation Area
Chinese billionaire settles lawsuit over alleged rape in Minneapolis
The tech billionaire was accused of sexually assaulting a University of Minnesota student in 2018.
Frontline worker payments: Over a million Minnesotans to get $487.45
Gov. Tim Walz says the payments will start going out on Wednesday.
Ed Sheeran to bring North America stadium tour to Minneapolis
It's the second show announced for the Vikings stadium in 2023.
WCCO's false 'dog meat' story draws attention and ire from far and wide
The Minnesota chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association wants an explanation. Meanwhile, an animation studio in Taiwan is having some fun with the story at WCCO's expense. Next Media Animation says WCCO never retracted the report; rather, they "just quietly scrubbed it from their website."
New York Mills breeder says she 'never once delivered a puppy' to a meat market
An embattled dog breeder in New York Mills says she forfeited her license because she was 'sick to death of animal rights people.' Kathy Bauck says she never delivered dogs to a New York meat market, despite forms that say she did. Her business was at the center of a now discredited WCCO-TV report about dogs being sold for meat.
Tom Petters breaks his silence during exclusive interview
The convicted Minnesota businessman recently sat down with Twin Cities Business magazine Editor in Chief Dale Kurschner at a federal penitentiary in Kansas. It's the first time Petters agreed to an interview since being sentenced to 50 years in prison for orchestrating a multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. The 14-page feature will be in the May issue of Twin Cities Business that comes out April 18.
Is it kosher? St. Paul court will make decision on Hebrew National hot dogs
Consumers are suing ConAgra Foods, arguing the company's Hebrew National hot dogs are not really kosher. The group says the processing of the meat does not meet the standards needed to qualify as kosher. ConAgra says it stands behind the kosher label.
Minnesota company recalls 400+ pounds of 'No Name' meat
J&B Group out of Pipestone, Minn., is recalling more than 400 pounds of steakhouse burger meat because of misbranding and allergens.
Reporter Heather Brown returns to WCCO-TV
After spending the last two years reporting for WNYW in New York, reporter Heather Brown is coming back to WCCO. Brown says her first day on the job in Minneapolis is Monday. She is currently working for the CBS affiliate in New York covering the devastation from storms on the East Coast.
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