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Royals’ Offense Shut Down In 2-1 Loss To Twins

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — James Shields acknowledged that he didn’t have his best stuff Tuesday night. He has the bruise on his rump to prove it. The Royals’ ace struggled to find the strike zone against the Minnesota Twins, and was hit hard when he finally did. And while he managed to wiggle out […]

Amazing Adaptive Softball Player Gets Look At Dream Job

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A few weeks ago we brought you the story of Charlie Schultz, an adaptive softball player from Eagan who dreamed of becoming an audiologist. We received tremendous feedback on that story from viewers who were inspired by Charlie’s positive attitude and perspective on life. But part of that story that caught the […]

Good Question: When Does A Bill Go Into Collection?

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A new study out Tuesday showed that more than 35 percent of Americans owe money to collections agencies. In most cases, it’s from falling behind on credit cards, medical bills, or student loans. But even past due gym membership fees can lead to collections. If you get behind, you’ll eventually hear about […]

Delta Looking To Make Flights Go By Faster With Free Entertainment

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – It seems we can’t get away from airline fees these days, but one airline is changing the game and will begin offering something for free. Delta Air Lines is slated to roll out Delta Studio at the end of the week. The company claims it will offer more free entertainment than any […]

Jesse Ventura: ‘My Reputation Is Restored Now’

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says his reputation is restored. On Tuesday, a federal jury sided with him in his defamation lawsuit. Ventura reacted to the verdict in an exclusive interview with WCCO’s Mark Rosen. “I don’t feel great,” Ventura said. “I mean feel good over the fact that I’ve been vindicated, […]

St. Cloud Police Seek Help Identifying Suspect

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – St. Cloud Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who robbed a hotel Tuesday evening. Police say the armed suspect robbed the Days Inn on 37th Avenue South just before 6 p.m. He allegedly brandished a weapon and took money from the hotel’s front desk clerk. No one was […]

‘Out Of Nowhere’: Twins Add Undrafted 24-Year-Old

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —In one of their craziest scouting experiences, the Minnesota Twins have reached a deal with a 24-year-old pitching prospect who has thrown 100 mile per hour fastballs but has never been drafted. Brandon Poulson was pitching earlier this month for the Healdsburg Prune Packers in a collegiate summer league. His manager was […]

Adrian Peterson Fired Up For Up-Coming Season

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Vikings signed tight end Kyle Rudolph to a $36.5 million contract. That’s a price tag that used to be reserved for top running backs. In a pass-happy NFL, Adrian Peterson could likely be the last running back standing when it comes to big contracts. At 29, Peterson is energized about […]

Mpls. Police Chief, Mayor Looking For Outside Leader For Flowers Investigation

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau and Mayor Betsy Hodges said Tuesday that they are looking for a leader outside of law enforcement to investigate the arrest of community activist Al Flowers, who says he was beaten over the weekend by city police. “Chief Harteau and I decided together that transparency and fairness […]

World-Class Soccer Field Comes To TCF Bank Stadium

July 29th, 2014 by ConsumerBob


MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — World-class soccer is coming to the Twin Cities this weekend, and world-class soccer needs a world-class field. It takes a lot of effort to put real grass over the artificial turf that covers TCF Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Scott Ellison, the University of Minnesota’s assistant athletics director for facilities, says the sod […]