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Good Question: Why Do We Like To Buy Stuff?Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation reports the average shopper spent about $300. Three-quarters of that total went towards gifts for others, but a big chunk of the spending went towards ourselves.
MOCA Fundraising Fuels 'U' Ovarian Cancer ResearchThey may be some of the most sacred people in our country right now – cancer researchers. It can seem like cancer is everywhere and everyone wants a cure, but some types are harder than others to fight. Ovarian cancer is one of them. It hits 1 in 72 women and 50 percent of those women pass away within five years.
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Best 2015 Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.
Who's Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (Nov. 20 – Dec. 4)Here's a look at who is hiring for the week of November 30 through December 4.
This Year’s Holiday Lighting Trend? Hire Someone To Do ItHoliday lights are being turned on all over the state. Lighting companies say Thanksgiving week and the week after are the busiest weeks of the year. No job is too small, but if you want professional help, time is running out.
MnDOT Preparing For First Big Snow In Twin CitiesThe first big snow of the season is coming to the Twin Cities metro area on Monday. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be prepared.
Cyber Monday Shopping TipsCarrie Rocha, the founder of, stopped by the studio to talk with Esme Murphy about how to make the most out of cyber Monday deals.
Salvation Army: Red Kettle Donations Down By $500KA well-known holiday fundraising campaign is off to a slow start. The Salvation Army says kettles donations are running about a $500,000 behind from year's past.
The Search Continues For Missing Savage CoachFamily and friends in Savage continue to search for a missing youth basketball coach. Martise Windom, 39, has been missing since Nov. 7. Police think Windom left his Savage home on foot.
4 Things To Do: Krueger's Christmas Tree Farm, Shrine Circus, Holidazzle & MoreFrom a Christmas market in Excelsior to a Christmas tree farm in Lake Elmo, here’s a look at the four things to do this weekend in Minnesota!
The Shrine Circus Returns To MinneapolisThe circus is in town! The Shrine Circus has returned to Minneapolis and will be at the Target Center through Sunday.
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