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Stores Making Shift To Accommodate Chip CardsStores are making the shift to take debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chips. Target, along with several major banks, have already starting issue customers the chip cards to try to help cut down on data fraud.
Good Question: When Do We Have To Shovel Sidewalks?For some Minnesotans, Monday night's snowfall was significant. For others, it was just a nuisance - two to three inches, including some that had already melted.
MOCA Helps Make Ovarian Cancer Patients' Dreams Come TrueAround 400 Minnesota women get the same scary diagnosis each year -- ovarian cancer. The average age to get the news is 63, but younger Minnesotans are also affected. Twenty-six-year-old new mom Wendy Thurston and her husband have had an exhausting five months.
Police Renewing Plea For Information In Woman's Beating DeathThe Minneapolis Police Department is asking for the public's help to find a suspect after a woman assaulted back in September died last week from her injuries.
Protesters Call For Harsher Charges Against 4th Precinct ShootersAttorneys for three men accused in a shooting that wounded five black men demonstrating outside a Minneapolis police precinct are denying their clients are racist and downplaying evidence. A fourth man accused of firing the shots Nov. 23, Allen Scarsella, didn't speak at Tuesday's court appearance.
'I Saw Grandma Kissing Santa Claus': Christmas Card Takes On A ClassicA favorite holiday tune is "I Saw Mama Kissing Santa Claus." But what happens when you see great-grandma with her lips planted on Santa?

Latest Sports Headlines

Wild Looking To Dig Out Of Early, Familiar Slump At ChicagoFacing the Blackhawks in Chicago Tuesday night is not exactly the ideal spot to break through the slump the Minnesota Wild is going through. Unfortunately, we've seen this same story line this time of year, again and again.
Twins Sign Slugger Byung Ho Park To 4-Year ContractThe Minnesota Twins announced Tuesday they've agreed to terms with Korean free agent slugger Byung Ho Park. The Twins signed Park to a four-year contract with $12 million guaranteed and a club option for the 2020 season. He'll earn a base salary of $2.75 million starting next season.
4 Winter Activities That Require SnowWhile snow may snarl traffic, ruin shoes and freeze pipes, it also is a basis for a number of beloved winter activities. Here are just a few Minnesota pastimes that cannot be accomplished without a little bit of snow.
Packers And Lions Prepare For Big Thursday Night NFC North BattleLast Thursday, the Detroit Lions played on Thanksgiving Day while the Green Bay Packers played on Thursday Night Football. Now, both teams return to Thursday for a big TNF game as they battle for positioning in the tough NFC North battle.
Murphy Leads Gophers Past Clemson In ACC/Big Ten ChallengeJordan Murphy had 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead Minnesota to an 89-83 victory over Clemson in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Monday night. Murphy hit 9 of 16 shots and Nate Mason added 17 points with eight assists for the Golden Gophers (5-2).
Big Ten Suspends Gophers' Seeler For 1 GameThe Big Ten Conference says Minnesota hockey player Nick Seeler has been suspended for one game. The suspension was for an incident in the Gophers' game Sunday against St. Cloud State at Mariucci Arena.

Best Of Minnesota

Capitol Restoration Group Asks Public For Art InputMinnesota may be "the land of 10,000 lakes," but there are no pictures of lakes in our State Capitol building. In fact, some people may consider some of the art that is there to be offensive.
Cooking With WCCO: Stracchi With Beef Cheek Agrodolce It’s winter, and that means comfort foods. Executive chef Irina Kolosov has loaded the menu at Parma 8200 in Bloomington with braised meats and hearty Italian comfort foods. You can make this sweet and sour Italian specialty at home. If you can’t find beef cheeks, substitute any cut of beef.
Beyond The Eggnog: Your Holiday Drink GuideGo beyond the nog and try something a little different this holiday season. Here are five drinks that are far more creative than just another cup of eggnog.
5 Essentials Tips For The Office OptimistHaving trouble keeping an upbeat attitude at work? Erica Brown, author of "Take Your Soul To Work" has five tips for staying optimistic at the office.
Tap Talk: The 12 Beers Of Christmas Are Coming To Red CowIt may not be as hard to find as a partridge in a pear tree, but lords will be a-leaping this holiday season as Red Cow introduces the 12 Beers of Christmas.
WATCH: Pairing Beer With Tailgating FoodLearn how to pair beers with tailgating food from the brewmaster at Evil Twin Brewing in NYC.

WCCO Blogs

Wander Minnesota: Festivals And Events In December (Week 1)The month of December is an exceptionally busy one for this festival-fond state. To try and get as much coverage as possible without creating a blog post that's a mile long, I'm going to report weekly this month.
Tap Talk: The 12 Beers Of Christmas Are Coming To Red CowIt may not be as hard to find as a partridge in a pear tree, but lords will be a-leaping this holiday season as Red Cow introduces the 12 Beers of Christmas.
MNfusion: Hip Hop Nutcracker Offers Young Twist To Old ClassicWhile everyone may have that one movie, TV show or play that reminds them of Christmas, there is perhaps one show that can evoke holiday nostalgia in even the biggest Scrooge – The Nutcracker.
Mike's Mix: Tom & Jerry’s At Spoon And StableIn the spirit of the holiday season, Mike tried a Tom & Jerry from one of Minneapolis' hottest new restaurants – Spoon and Stable.
Tommies Blog: Rival St. John's Next After 57-14 Playoff WinThe No. 4-ranked St. Thomas football team knew what was at stake Saturday if it beat La Verne (CA) in its first round NCAA Playoff game. First of all, a victory guaranteed another week of football. It also most likely meant a rematch with their biggest MIAC rival. That's exactly the stage this week after the Tommies routed the Leopards 57-14 to improve to 11-0 on the season.
MNfusion: Macy's Celebrates The HolidaysWith temperatures in the 50s and green still showing on the ground, it's hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here. Even more so, it's hard to believe there's only a month until Christmas.
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