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Teenager arrested in fatal Trinity Ottoson-Smith shootingA teenager is behind bars for fatally shooting a little girl at a birthday party.

Teachers’ strike in the Twin Cities could start soonTeachers in Minneapolis and St. Paul are ready to step out of the classroom.

6:00 a.m. weather reportAnother bitter cold morning, followed by more snow.

Suspect arrested in shooting death of Trinity Ottoson-SmithFor nearly a year now, a Minneapolis family has been wondering who shot and killed their 9-year-old daughter.

Twin Cities Teacher Strike: A TimelineHundreds of Twin Cities teachers are ready to leave work and join the picket line.

Russia invades Ukraine: what you need to knowUkraine imposed martial law and its president declared that the country had severed diplomatic relations with Russia.

5 a.m. weather reportSnow will move into southern Minnesota Thursday morning, hitting the Twin Cities in the afternoon.

WCCO Digital Update: Morning of February 24, 2022Jason DeRusha has the latest titles.

10:00 p.m. weather reportParts of Minnesota will get light snow on Thursday.

Finding Minnesota: Couple create Minnesota-themed puzzles with hidden ‘twists’John Lauritsen shows us how a couple from Twin Cities and the artists they work with fit together like a puzzle.

Robbinsdale schools will not compete with new schools in PragueA Twin Cities high school and an entire school district will no longer compete against a Southern Metro school after another alleged incident of student-athletes experiencing racism while playing there.

Teachers In Mpls., St. Paul File Strike NoticeThousands of teachers from the Twin Cities are about to step out of the classroom.

Arrest made in stray gunshot death of Trinity Ottoson-SmithA teenager is accused of firing the bullet that killed a girl who was playing in his friend’s garden. Here from Trinity Ottoson-Smith’s father on how today’s news brings a sense of hope.

Russia launches invasion of UkraineRussia’s invasion of Ukraine has begun and President Joe Biden has said he will hold Russia responsible for any death and destruction.

6:00 p.m. weather reportParts of Minnesota will see light snow on Thursday as below average temperatures continue for a few more days.

The Minneapolis High School Hockey Team is on a missionAfter an 8-5 season last year that saw them lose in the divisional semifinals, Minneapolis’ seven-school hockey team stormed to an 18-6-1 season — perhaps by sneaking under some radars to rank fourth among singles. A schools.

2 new eggs spotted in DNR’s Eaglecam nestA pair of winged parents will not have empty nest syndrome this winter.

Firefighter creates ‘Underguardian’ clothing to block carcinogensThey are the heroes we call on when we need help. But the firefighters themselves need help. They develop a high rate of cancer because of the elements to which they are exposed.

More Minneapolis gang members use gun ‘switches’WCCO’s Reg Chapman speaks with a Minneapolis gang member who predicts a dangerous summer due to automatic burns to convert handguns into mini-machine guns.

Mpls., St. Paul Teachers Unions File Strike NoticesThousands of teachers in the Twin Cities could be days away from leaving work.

5:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports that it will be another dangerously cold night in northern Minnesota.

DFL leader Melisa López Franzen will not run againOn Wednesday, the leader of the DFL in the Senate, Melisa López Franzen, announced that she would not run again. The 41-year-old Puerto Rican native has become the first person of color to lead a caucus in Minnesota politics.

Jury still out in federal civil rights trialThe jury is yet to reach a verdict on whether three former Minneapolis police officers violated the civil rights of George Floyd.

Cleaning up the Twin Cities after the winter stormMinneapolis and St. Paul are under snow emergencies, and hundreds of cars have been towed since Tuesday night.

Dale D. Schrum