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Get Movin’ Monday: Relieve Bloating And Water Weight

Beach season is upon us and nothing is worse when you are going to be in a swimsuit all day than bloating and water weight.

07/13/2015

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Tough Rush Hour Expected As Construction Begins On Eastbound I-394

Headaches start Monday morning for drivers who use Interstate 394 as part of their commute. The three westbound lanes of I-394 have been closed and all westbound traffic has been shifted onto the eastbound HOV lanes between I-94 and Highway 100.

07/13/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (July 13-17)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of July 13 to July 17.

07/13/2015

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Talking Points: ‘Yes Means Yes’ Policy At The U Of M

The University of Minnesota is postponing the implementation of a new sexual assault policy over concerns that it might infringe on the rights of those who are accused.

07/12/2015

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Tiny Homes Keep Seniors Close To Family, Away From Assisted Living

The latest trend in home building lives up to the motto that less is more. Tiny homes are popping up all over the United States. The small houses are usually around 200 square feet and include all the necessities of a standard-size home.

07/11/2015

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Here’s Your Chance To Be A Timberwolves Dancer

The Minnesota Timberwolves are not the only ones getting set for a new season. Another year means another chance for the team’s dancers to show off their stuff. They are holding open auditions next Saturday.

07/11/2015

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Fulfill Your Jet Pack Dreams On Lindstrom Lake

Karl Oskar Days in Lindstrom includes a golf tournament Saturday morning at the Chisago Lakes course, a classic car show, a beach party, parade and a street dance. Oh, and there is also a chance to fly — by strapping on a high-powered water-jet backpack.

07/11/2015

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Waconia Student Athlete, 16, Killed In Crash Near Mankato

A Waconia high school athlete was killed Friday evening in a car crash near Mankato, according to her softball team. Alexia Kretsch, 16, was driving northbound on Highway 169 when a car traveling eastbound on County Road 33 crossed in front of her, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

07/11/2015

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Basilica Block Party Still Rocking After 20 Years

It started in 1995 as a fundraiser to help pay for the structural restoration of the Basilica of Saint Mary. And while some money still goes towards that, the Basilica Block Party has become so much more.

07/11/2015

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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (July 11)

Wine tastings, outdoor music festivals and relaxing out on the lake — isn’t summer the best?

07/11/2015

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

Once again, the weekend is upon us, and that means WCCO is gearing up for another installment of Goin’ to the Lake. This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin, Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee are visiting the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

07/10/2015

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Vikings Player Donates Handicap-Accessible Van To Boy Injured In Crash

Thanks to a Vikings player, a Minnesota town is helping a family when they need it most. Harley Carnes, 9, was in a serious car accident in March while on vacation with his mom in Florida. It happened the day before his birthday, and he was paralyzed from the neck down.

07/10/2015

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More Students Turning To Crowdfunding For Tuition

With the cost of tuition rising every year, crowd fundraising site GoFundMe reports more people are turning to the internet to ask for help. The College Board estimates the average college student graduates with $30,000 in loans.

07/10/2015

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Interim Archbishop Aims To Rebuild Trust In Church

The scandal-rocked Twin Cities archdiocese has a new leader, and he’s wasting no time in signaling a dramatically different tone than his predecessor. In an one-on-one interview Friday, interim Archbishop Bernard Hebda said there can be no tolerance of sex abuse in 2015.

07/10/2015

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Meet Our Pet Guest Of The Week: Xena

We like to end each week meeting a pet in need of a great home. This Friday, Jena Wasche from Minneapolis Animal Care and Control brought Xena, a lovable, red-brindle pit bull!

07/10/2015

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Accomplish With Kylie: Twin Cities Mobile Market

There are parts around the Twin Cities that don’t have access to healthy, fresh food on a regular basis. That’s why one Metro Transit bus was converted to a healthy grocery store on wheels.

07/10/2015

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Basilica Block Party Kicks Off Friday

One of the most well-known Twin Cities concerts is kicking off Friday night! Basilica Block Party begins at 5 p.m.

07/10/2015

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St. Paul Mayor Invites MLS To View Potential Stadium Site

We learned Thursday that Major League Soccer may be coming to St. Paul rather than Minneapolis. This morning, Mayor Chris Coleman announced he’s invited the MLS president to visit St. Paul and check out some land where a new soccer stadium could be built.

07/09/2015

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Sheriff’s ‘Swap Spots’ Make Craigslist Exchanges Safer

Going through a tough breakup and do not feel safe dividing up your property? Feel unsure about a Craigslist meeting? The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office wants to help. A “Swap Spot” location was unveiled Wednesday in Brooklyn Park. It is one of three monitored spaces that deputies hope can become safe locations for exchanges.

07/08/2015

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Wildlife Rehab Center Needs Your Shoeboxes, Towels

A place that is set up to help creatures like birds, squirrels and foxes now needs your help. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Roseville is having a record year for admissions.

07/08/2015

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Minnesota Raspberries, Blueberries Ripen For Peak Picking

Minnesota will be bursting with juicy raspberries and blueberries this season. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says berry patches are set to open on time, and with one of the best yields that farmers have seen in years.

07/08/2015

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Social Media Helps Master Barber Grow Business

Master barber Akeem Akway is driven, talented and a standout in his field, and now his work is garnering both attention and accolades. He was born in Ethiopia. When he moved to the states 15 years ago, he knew his name would be on a building someday.

07/08/2015

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Minnesota Summer Wine Fest Comes To St. Louis Park

Love wine? Well, then head to St. Louis Park this Saturday!

07/08/2015