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$1.4 Billion Budget Surplus Expected Over Next 2 YearsMinnesota lawmakers will have a $1.4 billion budget surplus to spread around next year.
$71K Mighty Ducks Grant Awarded To Albert Lea City ArenaThe Albert Lea City Arena will be improving its indoor air quality thanks to a sizable grant it received.
12 Days Of Christmas $233 More Expensive Than Last YearBesides the turtle doves, only the cost of 11 pipers piping and 12 drummers drumming – both up 2.8 percent – increased.
1 Hospitalized After Shooting Near Mpls. 4th PrecinctA man was hospitalized after a shooting in north Minneapolis early Friday morning. According to the Minneapolis Police Department, shortly after 3 a.m. officers responded to a call of a shooting on the 4300 block of Humboldt Avenue North, near the 4th precinct.
DAPL Protesters Prepare For North Dakota WinterSo far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on the North Dakota grasslands.
Trump Supporters File Lawsuits To Stop Wisconsin, Michigan RecountsSupporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in his state.

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Coaching Solid In Zimmer's Absence, But Vikings Earn Another LossMike Priefer's first time running the show came in unwelcomed circumstances, with head coach Mike Zimmer at home recovering from emergency eye surgery.
Thielen's Fumble Was Difference Maker In Vikings' Loss To CowboysOn a night when the powerful Cowboys running game had a hard time getting going against a determined Vikings defense, Kyle Wilber's big play made all the difference.
Twins Name James Rowson Hitting CoachThe team announced Friday that James Rowson has joined the coaching staff. The 40-year-old spent the last three seasons as the minor league hitting coordinator for the New York Yankees.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Coe, Oshkosh Awaits In QuarterfinalsThe St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 3 in the country, appears to be peaking at the right time.
Cowboys Beat Vikings To Earn 11th Straight WinThe Vikings forced two turnovers from a team that had not coughed one up in the previous four games.
Bradford Back After Hard Hit In 2nd Quarter From CowboysMinnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford briefly left the game against Dallas after taking a hard hit around the ribcage area while following through on a pass attempt late in the second quarter.

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‘Albert The Elf’ Visits WCCO To Talk About New ShowAlbert the Elf is "all shook up" with excitement when he receives a letter - he's won a chance to meet his musical hero, Elfus! This all-new holiday play has been a Bachman's tradition for 30 years. (3:30) WCCO Mid-Morning – Dec. 2, 2016
Kat Perkins Previews ‘Minnesota Holiday, Volume 8’Kat Perkins joined us Friday. () WCCO Mid-Morning – Dec. 2, 2016
Food Guest: Rustica Cookies & Creamery @ MOANational Cookie Day is this Sunday, and one place that will be celebrating will be Rustica's new Cookies & Creamery inside the Mall of America. Ben Spangler, Head Chef of Rustica Cookies & Creamery joined us Friday. (3:56) WCCO Mid-Morning – Dec. 2, 2016
WCCO Viewers Weigh In On Minnesota's Most Instagramable PlacesUSA Today created a list of the most instagrammed places in Minnesota. Here's where viewers said they like to snap a pic, Heather Brown, Jason DeRusha, Kylie Bearse and Natalie Nyhus report (2:30). WCCO Mid-Morning – Dec. 2, 2016

WCCO Features

Tap Talk: Boom Island Releases Kriek – Limited Sour CherryThe holidays are coming early at Boom Island Brewing Company! On Friday afternoon, the Minneapolis brewery will release its latest beer in the Spontaneous Series – the Kriek.
Tommies Blog: St. Thomas Dominates Coe, Oshkosh Awaits In QuarterfinalsThe St. Thomas football team, ranked No. 3 in the country, appears to be peaking at the right time.
Nearly 40-Year-Old Story Shows How Much & Little Hennepin Ave. Has ChangedA newly resurfaced clip from WCCO's archives has sparked a conversation about Hennepin Avenue in downtown Minneapolis and what really needs revitalization.
Tap Talk: St. Joseph's Bad Habit Brewing CompanyEverybody has a quirk or trait that causes annoyance not just to others but to ourselves as well. Beer could be one such bad habit. For many, it would be drinking it. But for others, like Aaron Rieland, maybe it's brewing it.
Wander Minnesota: Holiday Happenings (Nov. 28 - Dec. 4)The month of December is an exceptionally busy one for this festival-fond state. So this installment of Wander Minnesota will include events through Sunday, Dec. 4. Events are listed chronologically.
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 restaurants – Spoon and Stable.

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Tap Talk: Boom Island Releases Kriek – Limited Sour CherryThe holidays are coming early at Boom Island Brewing Company! On Friday afternoon, the Minneapolis brewery will release its latest beer in the Spontaneous Series – the Kriek.
Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl's Top 5 Slice And Bake CookiesYou can call them refrigerator cookies or icebox cookies, but one thing you'll definitely call them? Simple! Here are Dara's Top 5 Slice & Bake Cookies, just in time for the holidays.
DeRusha Eats: Baking Bread With David FhimaBaking the perfect bread isn't really that difficult: it's water, flour and, if you're Chef David Fhima, it's a starter dough that's been passed down for generations.
Disney On Ice Skates Back To St. Paul For 2016 Holiday Season"Disney On Ice presents Passport to Adventure" opens Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 4. Tickets start at $16.50. For more information on the show, or to purchase tickets, visit the Xcel Energy Center online.

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