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Dairy Queen’s ‘Miracle Treat Day’

“Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital® for treatment. Help DQ® help the kids. On Miracle Treat Day, $1 or more from every Blizzard® Treat sold at participating DQ locations will be donated to local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.”

07/30/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Frozen Yogurt In Minnesota

Steamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it’s Sweet Toppings in Andover.

07/29/2015

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New Laws Allow Experimental Drugs, Limit License Plate Readers & More

Starting this weekend, some things are about to change in Minnesota.

07/29/2015

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‘Kinky Boots’ Hits Orpheum

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical, “Kinky Boots” kicks up its heels at the Orpheum Tuesday, July 28 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

07/29/2015

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St. Paul Celebrates ‘Dog Days Of Summer’ With Paws On Grand

St. Paul is going to the dogs this Sunday! St. Paul’s Grand Avenue is celebrating the “Dog Days of Summer,” complete with the Paws on Grand event.

07/29/2015

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Minnesota Monthly Hosts 4th Annual Fine Spirits Classic

Looking for a new cocktail recipe or ingredient to spice up your summer? Then head to the Minneapolis Event Centers this Thursday.

07/29/2015

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Nike To Offer Refunds On FuelBand Fitness Trackers

Anyone who has bought a Nike FuelBand recently could be getting a refund. The athletic company said it will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought its fitness trackers over the past three years.

07/29/2015

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After Accident, Teen Has Message For Others: ‘Wear A Helmet’

One year after a longboarding accident almost killed a Twin Cities teen, he’s sharing his story with the hope that speaking out will save lives.

07/28/2015

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Hundreds Protest Planned Parenthood In St. Paul

Protests took place across the nation Tuesday to call for state and federal officials to investigate Planned Parenthood and to stop funding the organization. About 350 protesters stood outside the clinic near University Avenue in St. Paul. Several groups were represented, including the Minnesota Family Council, Students for Life in America and Pro-Life Action Ministries.

07/28/2015

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‘Stage Kiss’ Now Playing At Guthrie Theater

Sharing kisses on stage gets complicated for two actors, who used to be romantically involved. That’s the premise behind the romantic comedy “Stage Kiss,” which is now playing at the Guthrie Theater.

07/28/2015

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Minnesota DNR: Expect Another ‘Conservative’ Deer Season

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said that hunters this year will get another “conservative” deer season this year. The DNR said that means hunters can expect a likely one-deer limit in most areas of the state.

07/28/2015

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Goose Hunting Information

For more information on goose hunting, check out the DNR’s website.

07/27/2015

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Survey Finds Significant ‘Grocery Gap’ In Minnesota

For many people, attempts to eat healthy are often thwarted by our cravings for junk food. A new survey shows there’s also another obstacle: not enough grocery stores sell healthy food.

07/27/2015

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State Fair’s Amateur Talent Contest Underway At Fairgrounds

Starting Monday night, some of Minnesota’s most talented people will be taking the stage at the State Fair.

07/27/2015

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Pet Crate & Carrier Crash Test

We’ve seen cars go through crash tests. Now, safety experts are putting pet carriers and crates through those same scenarios.

07/27/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (July 27-31)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of July 27 to July 31.

07/27/2015

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Twin Cities YMCA Water Safety Program Goes National

A program started in the Twin Cities is working hard to teach water safety to people of color. And as of this year, it’s going national.And as we found out, it’s not focused on teaching swimming.

07/26/2015

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Win A Newly Remodeled California Home With Your Best Recipe!

Do you have a secret recipe? Now’s your time to shine — you can wine a recently remodeled, historic home in California’s gold country!

07/25/2015

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Elko Speedway Races Into Its 50th Year

Elko Speedway is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The track has attracted racing legends like Jeff Gordon in years past. There will be dueling monster trucks, school bus racing, bull rides and a petting zoo for kids Saturday night at the “Eve of Destruction.”

07/25/2015

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Tickets Go On Sale Early For 9th Annual Haunted Basement

It’s still summer, but The Soap Factory in Minneapolis wants to get you ready for Halloween chills. Tickets already are on sale for the ninth annual Haunted Basement.

07/25/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (July 25)

It is the last weekend in July, so go make the most of it — with WCCO’s help, of course! Saturday night at Elko Speedway is the Eve of Destruction! There will be dueling Monster Trucks, School Bus Racing, Bull Rides and a petting zoo for kids.

07/25/2015

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Motorcycle Ride Honors Army Ranger Killed In Afghanistan

On Saturday morning, hundreds will ride motorcycles in honor of an Army Ranger who died after being shot in Afghanistan six years ago. Fire sparked by lightning almost halted Friday night’s fundraising part of the Memorial Ride.

07/24/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Lake Mille Lacs (Day 2)

It’s day two of the adventures of Mike Max and Chris Shaffer in this week’s edition of Goin’ To The Lake! Mike and Chris are in Garrison this week to check out all the fun stuff to do around our state’s second biggest body of water: Lake Mille Lacs.

07/24/2015

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Reality Check: U.S. Bank Logo On New Vikings Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is now 65 percent complete, and is scheduled to open next summer. On the future home of the Vikings is one of the biggest NFL stadium logos in the country.

07/24/2015