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Minnesotan To Meet: Astropad's Matt RongeStriking it big in Silicon Valley is a coder's dream. That was the dream of Minnetonka's Matt Ronge, who started out as an Apple intern, but took that dream back home to Minnesota and came up with Astropad, an app to make everyone an artist.
Golden Valley Police: Man Claimed He Was Having Heart Attack After ChasePolice are monitoring a man at a local hospital who claimed he was having a heart attack after leading them on a short chase.
Ft. Snelling Memorial Rifle Squad Passing On TraditionFifteen years ago, WCCO photojournalist Tom Aviles introduced us to the Memorial Rifle Squad. Aviles stayed in touch with the men, who are now passing the tradition on to the next generation of veterans.
Good Question: Why Is The Flag Red, White & Blue?This Memorial Day tens of thousands of American flags are planted at graves, like those at Fort Snelling, to honor the nation's fallen soldiers. But why is the flag red, white and blue? Good Question.
At 'Madison's Place,' Every Child Can PlayA Minnesota mother is leading the way to make sure kids of all abilities have a place to play together.
With Tourism Rising, Travel Bloggers Flock To MinnesotaTourism is on an upswing, with hotel and lodging occupancy expected to climb 42 percent from last year. The bustle kicked off Memorial Day as travel bloggers from all over the world came to Mall of America.

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Amid High Expectations, Lynx Off To Hot StartStarting the season 5-0 has done nothing to dampen the already lofty expectations on the Lynx this year.
Twins Place Santana On DL; Recall BuxtonThe Twins have placed outfielder Danny Santana on the 15-day disabled list after he strained his left hamstring in a loss against the Oakland Athletics Monday.
Twins' Win Streak Ends With Loss To AthleticsErwin Santana gave up a leadoff home run to Coco Crisp but then settled in and pitched effectively. The offense never did get it going and that spelled the end of a four-game winning streak.
After 5-Year Drought, Gopher Baseball Earns NCAA Tournament BidFor the first time in five years, the Gopher baseball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament.
Twins Sweep Mariners As Mauer, Sano Continue Homer StreaksJoe Mauer and Miguel Sano both homered for a third straight game and the Minnesota Twins polished off a three-game sweep of the Seattle Mariners with a 5-4 victory on Sunday.
Twins Top Mariners, Win Third Game StraightConsidering all the troubles of the first two months, the Minnesota Twins could laugh and crack some smiles after the wacky and unlikely double play to close out their third straight win.

Best Of Minnesota

Best Zoo Exhibits In MinnesotaTake advantage of the out-of-doors this summertime by visiting a zoo.
Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near MinnesotaBackpacking through Minnesota is a relaxing and inexpensive way to vacation. The state has many recreational parks, forests and wildlife preservation sites. With a GPS, backpack gear and good walking shoes or hiking boots, you'll be ready to roll on.
Vote: Where Is The Best Drive-In Restaurant In Minnesota?There's always one place you can grab a bite to eat where time seems to have stopped -- a drive-in restaurant.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Savory Rhubarb RecipesIt's Rhubarb season. They're stacked like cord-wood at the Farmers Market. It's good in more than just pie however! Dara gives you 5 savory ways to use it!
Best Movie Theater Deals In MinnesotaIt's not as expensive as you think to catch a flick in Minnesota. Check out the deals at these local theaters.
Best Places To Go Dancing In MinnesotaLift your mood with happy feet at these five great dance venues.

WCCO Features

Mike's Mix: Camping CocktailsAs we get closer to summer and the weather gets warmer, more and more people are breaking out the tent and heading to the woods. Mike Augustyniak has three cocktails that are perfect for sitting around the campfire.
Local Music Tap: 4 Shows To See This Week(end)From an outside reggae party Thursday night to a major independent hip hop festival at the state fairgrounds on Sunday, here are the four shows and events to see this weekend!
MNfusion: Local Designer Creates Gift For Florence + The MachineShake it out before grabbing at seat the Xcel Energy Center for Florence + The Machine. The British indie rockers will come through the Twin Cities are on June 2.
Wander Minnesota: MNSH's History Hound ProgramIf you're the parent of an elementary-aged child and you're looking for some fun, inventive ways to keep them and their brains running, look no further than the Minnesota Historical Society’s History Hound program.
Bite Of Minnesota: Mint Simple SyrupBeginning of the season offerings are usually limited to things like rhubarb, radishes, green onions and a salad mix or two. You can also expect preserved goods, fermented foods, meat, cheese, and plenty of sweets. I was particularly excited to find fresh mint, more specially spearmint so I could restock my supply of mint syrup.
Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers' 1st Anniversary Brew-Off Heads Back To St. PaulTin Whiskers is celebrating one year of brew-offs! In May 2015, Tin Whiskers decided to create a challenge that would incorporate several Minnesota breweries, unique flavors and customer choice.

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