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Netting Wasps To Help Fight Emerald Ash Borer

Scientists in Minnesota believe they’ve found an insect that can do what they haven’t been able to do very well — get rid of the emerald ash borer.

07/20/2015

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Cat Video Festival Sneaking Up; Golden Kitty Award Voting Open

The Internet Cat Video Festival is less than a month away, and voting is open for the People’s Choice Award for the feline video most-deserving of the Golden Kitty trophy.

07/20/2015

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Boys And Girls Club Hosts 9th Annual Celebrity Dinner

“Dine like a champ” with the Boys and Girls Club of the Twin Cities. The local organization, which helps youth around the metro area, is hosting a dinner to help raise money for their programs.

07/20/2015

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Davanni’s Hosts Food Drive For The Food Group

For two days, customers who bring in three non-perishable food items to Davanni’s will be rewarded with a free solo one topping pizza. If you’d rather order something else, customers can choose instead to get $5.58 off another item.

07/20/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (July 20-24)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of July 20 to July 24.

07/20/2015

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Finding Minnesota: Brookside Resort’s Captain Bingo

A superhero has been protecting a northern Minnesota resort for 36 years, but he hasn’t aged much. He actually looks as young now as ever.

07/19/2015

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Minnesota Home Brewers Gather For Beer Event At Surly

Fans of home-brewed beer from across the state met in Minneapolis on Sunday for beers and brewing advice. The American Homebrewers Association hosts a series of these rallies nationwide. Sunday’s event took place at Surly Brewing Company.

07/19/2015

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Minneapolis Set For Aquatennial Celebration

They are called ‘The Best Days of Summer,” and they start this Wednesday! Minneapolis’s Aquatennial Celebration has a new format this year, but some of your favorites will be back.

07/18/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (July 18)

It’s going to be a hot one out there, but WCCO Saturday Morning is staying cool. Well, maybe not ice cold, but check out all of the things Natalie Nyhus and Mike Augustyniak are on top of this week.

07/18/2015

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Todd Ruggere Will Be At Half Time Rec Pour Tour

Todd Ruggere will be at the Pour Tour at Half Time Rec in St. Paul.

07/17/2015

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Aspen Foods Recalls Nearly 2 Million Pounds Of Chicken

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.

07/17/2015

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Meet Our Pet Guests Of The Week: Kodiak & Shadow!

We like to end each week with a pet in need of a good home. This week, Carrie Libera of the Animal Humane Society brought in a dynamic duo of cocker spaniels — Kodiak and Shadow!

07/17/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To Cold Spring (Day 2)

It’s Friday, and that means WCCO is Goin’ To The Lake! This week, WCCO-TV’s Kim Johnson and Kylie Bearse are in Cold Spring with NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Chard Hartman.

07/17/2015

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New Fast-Casual Pizza Place Opens In St. Louis Park

There’s a new pizza pie in town! Blaze Pizza is a fast-casual artisan pizza restaurant.

07/17/2015

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‘Appetite For Change’ Hosts Fundraiser For Youth Training Program

A Minneapolis no-profit is using food to make social changes in our community. It’s called “Appetite for Change.”

07/17/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To Cold Spring (Day 1)

Kylie Bearse, Kim Johnson and Chad Hartman stopped at the Lakeview Bar and Grill at the Rich-Spring Golf Club Thursday, which is the only place on the Sauk River Chain of Lakes that you can boat up to and grab a bite to eat. It gets really busy around there in the summer and Thursdays are men’s league night, so there are plenty of golfers around.

07/16/2015

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Free IT Classes In The Twin Cities

Learn more at creatingitfutures.org.

07/16/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Just about everywhere you look this weekend, you’re bound to find an outdoor festival. From music, cars to Italian culture, here’s a look at the hottest festivals in town.

07/16/2015

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St. Paul Police Ask For Public Feedback On Body Cameras

The St. Paul Police Department is asking for the public to weigh in on the use of body cameras. They have released a 15-question survey that focuses on whether or not people think they would be effective in improving trust between the community and law enforcement.

07/16/2015

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Report: Ticks, Risk Of Lyme Disease Are Rapidly Increasing

A new report states the risk of Lyme disease is rapidly growing. Minnesota is one of 17 that carry the highest risk for Lyme disease in the U.S., and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said there are more high-risk areas in Minnesota than before.

07/16/2015

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‘U’ Grads Hope Golfers Will Trade Shoes For Sandals

Three local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started “Swannies.” Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.

07/15/2015

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Minnesota Mothers Warn Of Permanent Birth Control Product

Women are planning protests across the country this week against a form of permanent birth control. The FDA announced it will take another look at Essure, the device marketed as being safer and cheaper alternative to getting your tubes tied.

07/15/2015

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Minn. Distillery Founder Mixing Up Beverage-Focused Thirst Network

Why isn’t there a beverage network? Lee Egbert, one of the forces behind Dashfire Bitters and 11 Wells Spirits in St. Paul, has thought about this question quite a bit.

07/15/2015

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Minn. Company Aiming To Break Men’s Silence On Sex Trafficking

It is a heavy topic to talk about. Sex trafficking takes place in the shadows of the Twin Cities, but a new Minnesota company is hoping to shed light on the issue in a new way.

07/15/2015