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4 things to do today: February 5, 2022Here are four things you can do today.

Doggie Depot back in St. PaulDoggie Depot is back in person at Union Depot in St. Paul.

The dog sled racing season continues with the Klondike Dog DerbyMushers from across the continent traveled to the Twin Cities to stage the Klondike Dog Derby on Lake Minnetonka.

Morning weather reportThere is a chance for a light covering of snow in the Twin Cities.

Family fun in Winter SkolsticeIf you’re looking for a way to get out and try something new, you might want to visit Viking Lakes.

WCCO Digital Titles: February 5, 2022Here are your latest headlines from WCCO.com.

Faith Johnson wins the 500th game of her careerCongratulations, coach.

Ava Pihlstrom aims for state title againStill just a senior in high school, Pihlstrom aims to return to a state where she can no longer fly under the radar.

High School Sports Rally: Featured Game: Rockford Vs. Watertown MayerNorman Seawright III reports the rematch.

High School Sports Rally: Highlights from February 4, 2022Here’s a look at some of the highlights of high school hockey and basketball in the Twin Cities.

10:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer has the forecast for the weekend.

Minnesota Nat’l Guard cleared to respond to Twin CitesWhile Governor Tim Walz authorized the Minnesota National Guard to assist St. Paul with law enforcement for the federal civil rights trial in the death of George Floyd, he also said Minneapolis leaders may request help following the shooting of Amir Locke.

Rally for Amir Locke in downtown MinneapolisProtesters are demanding that the Minneapolis police officer who shot him in a no-hit raid be fired and prosecuted.

Gophers Men’s Gymnastics Lives OnAlthough there are no scholarships, there are still competitions and training for athletes looking to improve.

6:00 p.m. weather reportMeteorologist Chris Shaffer reports another round of snow in northern Minnesota on Saturday. Expect warmer temperatures next week.

Dog sled racing season continues in Lake MinnestonkaMushers from across the continent made their way to the Klondike Dog Derby at Lake Minnetonka this weekend.

Minneapolis police wouldn’t serve search warrant unless it’s ‘no-knock’Sources told WCCO-TV that St. Paul police initially applied for a “knock and announce” warrant, but only returned for the “no-knock” warrant after police of Minneapolis said she would not serve first.

Amir Locke’s family demands justicePolice admit that Amir’s name was not on the serving NCOs. His family say he was a deep sleeper and was surprised by their entrance.

Amir Locke Killing: What We Know About Search WarrantsMinneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey froze the search warrants without firing a shot. We also learn that St. Paul police did not initially apply for a no-knock warrant. It was only added after Minneapolis police insisted they would need it to execute the warrant. What we know so far.

5:00 p.m. weather reportIt will be warmer on Saturday, but it will also be windy. This will make it look cooler than our 20s highs.

WCCO Digital Update: Afternoon of February 4, 2022Amelia Santaniello has the latest digital titles.

Murder charges laid against 2 teenagers in shooting outside Richfield schoolCharges have been laid against two teenagers in the shooting death of Jahmari Rice outside a Richfield school on Tuesday.

MN Gun Rights Group Condemns Use of ‘No Knock Warrant’ After Amir Locke’s DeathA gun rights group on Friday called for an independent investigation into the murder of Amir Locke by a Minneapolis police officer, after learning that Locke was a legal gun owner at the time of his dead.

Parents of Amir Locke condemn police shooting at City Hall press conferenceAmir Locke’s parents and community leaders gathered at Minneapolis City Hall on Friday afternoon, condemning police shootings earlier this week.

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