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Police report details rough play in pool prior to boy's drowning

A game of "king of the hill" could have led to the drowning death of 12-year-old Abdullahi Charif, who was found at the bottom of his St. Louis Park school's swimming pool following gym class on Feb. 27, according reports that police released on Thursday.

Minnesota State football players to return to practice on Friday 

Minnesota State University-Mankato football players say they will return to practice Friday after walking off the field Wednesday following the reinstatement of the team's head football coach.

Tundra at Target Field: Twins play coldest outdoor game on record

The Twins played in their coldest outdoor game in Minnesota on record Thursday. The fans may have been cold, but the Twins' bats were hot – Minnesota beat Toronto, 7-0.

Minn. mom advocates for vaccines after losing child

A Sleepy Eye mom has become a pro-vaccine advocate after losing her daughter to two preventable diseases. The mother claims her daughter died from chicken pox and pneumonia because of her pediatrician’s bad advice.

Average prom cost boogies down to $978, first dip since 2010

The prom bubble may have burst, with the average cost of the big dance dipping for the first time since 2010 – to $978, according to an annual survey. 

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Jason DeRusha

Jason DeRusha stepping down as morning news anchor at WCCO

His last day anchoring WCCO This Morning will be June 23.

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Eric Perkins, Miss Minnesota, Paul Fletcher create new podcast

The podcast is released Tuesdays at 8 a.m. and is available wherever you find podcasts.

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MSP Airport debuts mock aircraft to help ease flying anxiety

The pre-flight experiences cover the TSA screening procedure, exploring a terminal, boarding a plane and meeting a pilot, and preparing for takeoff.

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These Minnesota kids will be competing at National Spelling Bee

The upcoming event in Maryland will be the first fully in-person Scripps National Spelling Bee since 2019.

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New data shows how omicron has impacted kids in Minnesota

The new data shows breakthrough data during the omicron period, which began Dec. 19, 2021.

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Albert Lea shooting suspect arrested after 3 weeks on the run

He is accused of shooting a man in the upper thigh on May 1.

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Motorcyclist, 59, killed after losing control on right curve

The Harley Davidson rider was thrown from his bike.

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Minnesota's 2022 legislative session: What's happening?

A list of items agreed upon and yet to reach any bipartisan agreement in the latest legislative session.

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Water main break floods 40-45 homes in St. Louis Park

The city says the rupture happened on Minnetonka Boulevard.

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Charges: 6-year-old Eli Hart shot up to 9 times by his mother

The 28-year-old is facing 2nd-degree murder charges.

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Former WCCO Radio host Dave Lee moves into podcasts

His new podcast, called 'My First Concert,' launched last week.

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Tow boat collides with Mississippi River lock and dam in Alma, WI

The crash remains under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

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