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Trader Joe’s Recalls Walnut Products

Trader Joe’s has issued a nationwide recall of its packaged raw walnut products. The company says they could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

03/18/2015

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Oprah Winfrey Auction To Benefit Education Foundation

Oprah Winfrey is planning to sell some of her things. Paintings and furniture from her Chicago apartment will be sold at auction next month.

03/18/2015

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Kraft Recalls Millions Of Boxes Of Macaroni And Cheese

More than six million boxes of original Kraft Macaroni and Cheese has been recalled. The company said they found small pieces of metal in eight boxes so far. No one’s been hurt.

03/18/2015

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Flavors Of Twin Cities 2015

The annual Flavors of Twin Cities is returning to Minneapolis. The event boasts being more than just a traditional gala and dinner.

03/18/2015

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Minneapolis ‘Village’ Gives Seniors A Reliable Community

As they get older, most of our parents would like to stay in their own homes as long as possible.

The village movement is helping them do just that — and for very little money. The communities aren’t real villages; they’re more like clubs seniors set up for themselves.

03/17/2015

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St. Croix Bridge Construction Reaches Halfway Point

A milestone has been reached on the St. Croix Crossing bridge. The $600 million project has reached the halfway point.

03/17/2015

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How To Find The Perfect Formula To Win Your Bracket

Time is running out to fill out those March Madness brackets. The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament starts Thursday with a full slate of games. Some pick by mascots, jersey colors or even vacation spots, but it’s possible to have a respectable bracket without following college basketball.

03/17/2015

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Spring Break At The Minnesota History Center

The Minnesota History Center is gearing up for spring break! The museum is hosting special Spring Break Family Days Tuesday through Friday from March 24 through April 3.

03/17/2015

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Good Question: Why Isn’t Seafood Considered Meat?

Each Friday during Lent, Catholics are supposed to give up meat, so many turn to fish. That had Chuck from Clearwater wanting to know: Why is fish not considered meat? According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, abstinence laws say meat is considered something that comes only from animals that live on land, like chicken, cows, sheep or pigs.

03/16/2015

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Dairy Queen Celebrating 75th Anniversary With Free Ice Cream

Millions of people across the nation enjoyed a free ice cream cone on Monday. That’s because Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th anniversary by handing out free vanilla cones all day. The first DQ opened in Joliet, Ill., in 1940 and seven years later, the first one in Minnesota opened in Roseville.

03/16/2015

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DNR: Early Warm, Dry Weather Likely Means Early Fire Season

This year’s early warm weather is creating perfect conditions for wildfires, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The DNR predicts Minnesota will see more fires than average during the spring season.

03/16/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (March 16-20)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of March 16-20.

03/16/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Bike For Beer

He might seem a bit young to be running a brewery, especially since he only reached legal drinking age seven years ago. But when it comes to beer, Ilan Klages-Mundt, 28, already has a world of experience.

03/15/2015

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Congregation Concerned NE Development Will Rattle Historic Church

Parishioners of a Minneapolis church are trying to get people who don’t attend to take on their cause. Our Lady of Lourdes is holding a meeting Thursday to inform people about the skyscraper that’s been proposed a few doors down. The church is the oldest in the city, and parishioners are worried major construction could shake the integrity of the building.

03/15/2015

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Hockey Hair Video Popularity Helping Charity

Last week, the latest All Hockey Hair video went live on YouTube. Since then, it’s gotten more than 2 million views.

03/15/2015

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Wisconsin Sanctuary Finds New Home For Litter Of Puppies

Typically, Home for Life doesn’t deal in pet adoption. It’s a place dogs spend their days when they can’t be adopted because of age or medical issues. But a special case showed up to their front gate back in November, and no one could turn their backs on a dog that needed help.

03/14/2015

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Boxers Duke It Out To Benefit St. Paul Sergeant

Police and firefighters from Minneapolis and St. Paul are “duking it out” for a good cause. About 1,200 people packed around the ring at Uppercut Gym in Minneapolis for the annual “Unite and Fight.”

03/14/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (March 14, 2015)

It’s another jam-packed episode of WCCO Saturday Morning. It’s the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day, and Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak were getting into the spirit of things.

03/14/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Crapola

It started as a joke, an offhanded remark about granola between an Ely man and his wife. Eight years later, that joke has turned into a full time job and a company with a name you won’t forget: Crapola.

03/14/2015

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Mike’s Mix: St. Patrick’s Day, 2 Ways

Every Friday, Mike Augustyniak picks up a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week, he headed over to The Liffey for a couple drinks that will definitely get you in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit.

03/14/2015

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Meet Samantha, Our Pet Guest Of The Week

WCCO likes to end each work week by introducing a pet in need of a great home. Jeanette Wiedemeier Bower from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control was in this week with Samantha.

03/13/2015

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Bald Eagles Migrating Back To Minnesota As Waters Open Up

Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources says they may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks. A DNR official says eagles typically come through the area in mid-to-late March, as waters begin to open up and the snow melts.

03/13/2015

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Don’t Forget To Wear Green: St. Patrick’s Day Parade Begins Tuesday Evening

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is Tuesday, and WCCO’s own Jamie Yuccas will be the celebrity grand marshal. Festivities will include floats, bands, walking units, and several new entries. The parade starts at 6:30 p.m. on Nicollet Mall, between 11th Street and 5th Street.

03/13/2015

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Early Spring Means Business For Food Trucks, Nice Ride Bikes

Late winter days like Thursday aren’t just good for morale. For some locals, the early arrival of spring means more money. For instance, on Marquette Ave. and 7th Street, light jacket weather equals heavy foot traffic in the food truck lines.

03/12/2015