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Holiday Season

Latest Minnesota Holiday Season

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Community Touched By Soldier’s Simple Request For Socks

A simple request from a marine in Afghanistan has created an outpouring of support from one community in Woodbury.

12/21/2011

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‘Nutcracker Fantasy’ Gets A New Home

This holiday season, the Minnesota Dance Theater’s “The Nutcracker Fantasy” is back.

12/20/2011

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Seasons Of Hope: Helping A St. Paul Navy Family

In communities all around us there are many good, hard-working families who just need a little help to get through tough times. So, in this Season of Hope, WCCO is connecting families in need with those who can help.

12/19/2011

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Finding Minnesota: 834 Nativity Scenes

You know the story of Mary, who had to stay in a manger because there was no room at the inn. Now we have the story of Helen, who’s running out of room at home — because it’s overflowing with mangers.

12/18/2011

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Best Places For Kids To Shop For Holiday Gifts

We all know the holiday season is about giving. Of course, you might have a hard time convincing a kid of this, but after your child has completed his or her own list of holiday desires have them make a shopping list for all the special people in their lives.

12/17/2011

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‘Super Saturday’ Lures Last-Minute Shoppers

Three weeks after Black Friday’s mad rush, some sanity has returned to shopping malls and savvy holiday customers have it figured out.

12/16/2011

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Good Question: How Much Do LED Lights Save?

Many stores are moving away from traditional holiday lights and selling LED lights which are considered “greener.” That got us wondering, what do LEDs really save us?

12/16/2011

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The Top 5 Most Requested Christmas Songs

Do you have a favorite song this time of year? Maybe there’s one you just can’t stand? (“The Christmas Shoes,” we’re looking your way.)

12/14/2011

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Shop Local For Holiday Crafts & Gifts

Holiday arts and crafts fairs are an excellent way to meet people in the community, invest in small businesses and support local artists and crafters.

12/13/2011

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Tech Minute: Gifts To Help Feed Holiday Partygoers

Instead of loading up on soda and candy for a holiday party, there are a couple of options to consider your guests could have fun with.

12/13/2011

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Seasons Of Hope: Helping A Family Of 10

In communities all around us, there is no shortage of good, hard-working families that just need a little help to get through tough times. So, in this Season of Hope, WCCO is connecting families in need with those who can help.

12/12/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Discounted Gifts

Check out some more holiday deals to help cross off your holiday gift list and fill your stocking — all while keeping your wallet jolly.

12/12/2011

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Local Company Comes Up With Gag Gift Boxes

They say half the fun in receiving gifts is in unwrapping the package, but a new idea from a local company may tip the fun scales more toward the unwrapping part.

12/09/2011

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Creating A Scene: Guide To Holiday Family Photo Spots

I realize many people have already taken care of their requisite holiday photo by this point in the year, but if you are like me you’re just now realizing that the holiday season is upon us and you’re scrambling to get a perfect portrait of your brood.

12/09/2011

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