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10:00 p.m. Next weather reportIsolated showers are forecast for Friday.

Good question: does buying an electric vehicle make financial sense?Heather Brown worked with an expert to plug in the numbers

Leslie Barlow Unveils 2022 Minnesota State Fair Memorial ArtArtist Leslie Barlow says she wanted to communicate the energy, excitement and joy the Minnesota State Fair brings her in her official commemorative artwork, which was unveiled Thursday.

Dog rescued from Robbinsdale house fireA golden retriever is safe after firefighters rescued him from a burning house on Thursday in Robbinsdale.

What works to keep rideshare drivers and customers safeCarjackings have plagued communities across the Twin Cities, but investigators say the tide is starting to subside.

Man accused of filming men in bathroom of state salonInvestigators say a man secretly recorded other people using the bathroom at the Minnesota State Fair.

January 6 The Commission holds its first televised hearingThursday night’s hearing on Capitol Hill was just a preview — one more revelation — of six total hearings describing not just what happened on January 6, 2021 — but how it was planned.

Scott Jensen outlines plan for public safetyThe Republican hopeful for Minnesota governor detailed what he would do to combat rising crime.

Take guns off the streets of MinneapolisMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey applauds police for their work in removing hundreds of guns from the streets in recent weeks.

January 6 Attack: Interview with CBS News’ Robert CostaWCCO-TV’s Jonah Kaplan spoke with CBS News Chief Elections and Campaign Correspondent Robert Costa about what happened at the US Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Sisters Isabella and Reese McCauley hit the peak of high school golfMinnesota’s top two prep golfers are sisters.

6:00 p.m. Next weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports the heat and humidity ahead.

Forklift racing is no joke for these Minnesota seniorsWe all do what we can to stay young. For seniors at the Carver Senior Living Facility, that means racing remote-controlled forklifts.

Congressional inquiry into Jan. 6 attack hits prime timeOn Thursday night, a special congressional committee will hold its first hearing to determine whether the Jan. 6, 2021 riots were a protest gone rogue or something more nefarious.

Home child care providers are excluded from ‘hero pay’Adam Duxter explains why independent child care workers are frustrated with state lawmakers.

A look at the Minnesotans arrested in the Jan. 6 riotFederal prosecutors have filed charges against more than 800 people, including eight from Minnesota.

5 p.m. Next weather reportThe rain returns this weekend, but it will be summer next week.

St. Anthony gas station empathizes with soaring pricesThe owner of a gas station in St. Anthony summed it up nicely with this sign that read “We Hate Our Gas Prices Too.”

Mpl. Residents sue for city to hire more MPD officersA group of Minneapolis residents want the state’s highest court to force the city to hire more police.

COVID Test-To-Treat site to open Friday in Brooklyn ParkMinnesotans now have an easier way to get treatment for COVID-19.

50 years ago, a flash flood devastates Rapid City, SD, killing more than 200 peopleAccording to the National Weather Service, in the early evening of June 9, 1972, severe thunderstorms occurred, bringing heavy rains that caused Rapid Creek to rise rapidly. The rain did not slow until the night hours.

WCCO Digital Update: Afternoon of June 9, 2022Here are Minnesota’s latest headlines.

50 years ago, a flash flood devastated Rapid City, SD and killed more than 200 people (archive video)Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the devastating Rapid City flood in 1972. The flood killed 238 people, injured more than 3,000 and caused millions of dollars in property damage. This archival footage was taken June 10-11, 1972. (Credit: NewsNation)

Next midday weather reportMeteorologist Mike Augustyniak lists rain and storms in the forecast.


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