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How To Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

Regardless of how your 2013 was, everyone gets a fresh start on Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014. For many, they mark this new beginning with a resolution. Much like the first day of school, looking at your goals for the year can be daunting.

01/01/2014

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Making Homemade Lefse, The ‘Norwegian Tortilla’

It’s no secret that many Minnesotans love Lefse. It’s a traditional soft, Norwegian flatbread made out of flour, potatoes, sour cream and sometimes lard. While it’s a holiday tradition Jamie Yuccas has tried before, she never experienced how to make it until now.

12/27/2013

Sip Some Eggnog

Curiocity: Mike’s Mix — Holiday Egg Nog

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak will be picking up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. Throughout December, he’s getting his inspirations from The Strip Club near downtown St. Paul. This week’s selection may be the most wonderful think to imbibe during “the most wonderful time of the year.”

12/27/2013

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Celebrate The Holidays With A Bûche De Noël

It’s Christmas week, and all week the WCCO Morning Show is looking at holiday food traditions from around the world. For Christmas Eve, Natalie Nyhus was saying “Joyeux Noël.” The expostulation was in honor of the French, who have a dessert tradition that fashions a cake to look like a yule log. They call it “bûche de Noël.”

12/24/2013

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Plymouth Christmas Display Raises Awareness For Parkinson’s

Imagine stringing up 58,000 Christmas lights on your house. Now imagine doing it with Parkinson’s disease. That’s what one local man does every Christmas, and with all the lights comes a powerful message. Mike Justak was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2004, and in 2010 he started doing a full Christmas light display with the help of neighbors.

12/19/2013

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WCCO Morning Show Shares Their ‘Favorite Things’

It’s the last weekend for Christmas shopping, and all week long, the WCCO Morning Show team is giving you a look at all sorts of ideas. Well, at least the ones that are on our wish lists. Here is a list of everything our morning team suggests you add to your shopping plans.

12/16/2013

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Sheryl Crow Takes Holiday Train To Cottage Grove

The Holiday Train arrived in Cottage Grove Saturday with a very special mission. For the 15th year, a Canadian Pacific train has rolled into town to help raise money for the Friends in Need Food Shelf. And the evening’s events culminated in a concert by superstar Sheryl Crow, who brought a touch of California warmth to the cold Midwest. The Friends in Need Food Shelf expects to serve 38,000 people this year.

12/14/2013

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Woodbury Company Makes All-Natural Bath Products

This week we’re “unwrapping” some unique gifts we love that you might want to add to your holiday shopping list. For Thursday, we took a look at Blissful Bath in Woodbury. What started as a simple idea about 15 years ago now brings year-round joy to customers in Woodbury and beyond.

12/12/2013

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Local Artist Robert Robinson Unveils Holiday Album

This week we’ve been gearing up for the holidays by unwrapping some of our gift ideas. Tuesday on the WCCO This Morning show, we “unwrapped” a local artist. Robert Robinson and his new CD could make a great stocking stuffer. His message promotes holiday peace and happiness.

12/10/2013

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Local Jeweler Offers Unique Antique Gifts

You’ve likely heard the saying “everything old is new again.” One local jeweler likes to think of her work as Modern with a vintage twist. All week the WCCO Morning Show will be featuring unique local gifts. Jamie Yuccas got to sit down with Susan Plunkett, the maker of L’donna Jewelry.

12/09/2013

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Spending Smart: Saving Money On Holiday Toys

Those of us who did not finish our holiday shopping during Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be in better shape when it comes to buying toys. This season’s reports say half of consumers plan to buy toys as gifts this holiday season. And they still have time to score deals.

12/05/2013

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Spending Smart With Holiday Gift Cards

We know you’re looking for the easiest and smartest ways to shop as we get closer to Christmas. This week, we are getting to the bottom of some of your holiday shopping questions. Gift cards are perfect for the tough people to shop for on your holiday list, but you should watch out for hidden fees.

12/04/2013

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Minnesota Man Attempts To Break Bell-Ringing Record

Tuesday is the day for a Minnesota man who has set his sights on a world record with a holiday twist. Jim Brickson, captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, plans to be bell-ringing for no less than 80 consecutive hours at the Northbridge Mall in Albert Lea.

12/03/2013

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‘Reindeer Cam’ Goes Live At Como Park Zoo

Anyone interested in seeing how reindeer behave this time of year can get a peek, anytime of the day. Animal Planet has set up a “Reindeer Cam” at Como Park Zoo. The camera is up and running 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

11/29/2013

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