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Children’s Hospitals Nurses Make Video For Cancer Patients

Nurses at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have produced a video to encourage their young patients who are fighting cancer and blood disorders. And they chose just the right song to accompany it. They chose, “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten.

05/06/2015

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St. Paul Firefighters Push For Markers To Remember Their Fallen

Since firefighters in St. Paul began answering calls in 1856, 62 have lost their lives in the line of duty.

05/06/2015

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Flavor Minnesota

For more information on the “A One of a Kind Restaurant Event” happening May 15, click here.

05/06/2015

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Art 4 Shelter Raises Money For Simpson Housing Services

Looking for some new art to decorate your home? Why not purchase art that will help create a home for someone else. Art 4 Shelter is a benefit that will help raise money for Simpson Housing Services, a nonprofit that helps those struggling with homelessness in the Twin Cities.

05/06/2015

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Versique Hosts 4th Annual Happy Hour To Benefit Dress For Success

The fourth annual Dress for Success Twin Cities is coming to a close Thursday, May 7. Each year Minneapolis consulting firm Versique hosts a clothing drive for Dress for Success, a nonprofit that helps young women in the workforce. Dress for Success helps women by providing access to professional attire, networking events, career development tools and more.

05/06/2015

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MN Girl Scout Shares Pie Recipe That Took Her To Nat’l Contest

A Coon Rapids Girl Scout just got back from New York after being a finalist in a national Girl Scout pie baking contest. Natalie Berg, her mother and sister were all there to showcase the pie to judges.

05/06/2015

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Family Who Lost Son In Shooting Knows Grief All Too Well

Just days after burying their beloved sister, a Minneapolis family is planning another funeral. Brandon Wren, 15, was killed late Sunday night near Fremont and 41st Avenues in North Minneapolis.

05/05/2015

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Web Extra: WCCO Radio Archives Of 1965 Tornadoes

Fifty years ago this Wednesday, the Twin Cities were ravaged by a series of tornadoes that struck the northwestern metro area. No fewer than six tornadoes touched down as the storm system moved through, some of them on the ground simultaneously.

05/05/2015

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Celebrate The 96th Anniversary Of Children’s Book Week

It’s Children’s Book Week! May 4, 2015 marks the beginning of the 96th Children’s Book Week. From May 4 to the 10, children and young people everywhere are invited to celebrate the joy of reading!

05/05/2015

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What Home Automation Systems Can You Buy Now?

Locking the door, turning on the washer and dryer, pulling the shades — all are rather menial sounding household tasks. And they’re all tasks that, these days, can be completed from miles away.

05/04/2015

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Benefit For North St. Paul Man Battling ALS

In 2011, a diagnosis changed Steve Stefano’s life. The former North St. Paul quarterback and basketball player was diagnosed with ALS. He is now confined to a wheelchair and uses a breathing tube.

05/04/2015

Top Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiacs

Healthy Cinco De Mayo Recipes From Ali Holman

Cinco De Mayo usually calls for some great drinks and food, but it doesn’t have to mean extra calories.

05/04/2015

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Who’s Hiring? Jobs Of The Day (May 4 – May 8)

Click here to see all of the Job of the Day postings for the week of May 4 to May 8.

05/04/2015

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Finding Minnesota: YouTube Singing Marathon

The neighbors on his quiet block may be unaware of his online fame, but Zachary Scot Johnson has developed a national following.

05/03/2015

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Twin Cities Boxing Gym Keeps Kids Out Of Trouble

The Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is bringing attention back to the sport of boxing.

And for one Twin Cities boxing trainer, the timing couldn’t be more perfect.

05/02/2015

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Red Cow Celebrates Craft Beer Week

Red Cow is celebrating American Craft Beer Week this week in partnership with Bell’s.

Check out their website for more.

05/02/2015

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Comic Con Invades Minneapolis

If you’re in downtown Minneapolis this weekend, you’re bound to see some interesting characters. That’s because thousands are in town for Comic Con. The convention, which makes stops all over the country, is being held at the Minneapolis Convention center this weekend.

05/01/2015

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Pet Guest Of The Week: Sugar Mama

Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society came to the WCCO studios with Sugar Mama, a 5-year-old Pomeranian with a whole lot of personality.

05/01/2015

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Organ Donation Resources

For more information on how to become an organ donor, visit the resources listed below.

05/01/2015

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Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy

“The Will Steger Foundation is launching Climate Minnesota: Local Stories, Community Solutions to communicate about climate change through local science, stories, and solutions that encompass the broad range of impacts that Minnesotans are seeing now. […]

05/01/2015

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St. Paul Gears Up For Cinco De Mayo Festivities

It’s not the Minnesota Wild that people will just be celebrating this upcoming first weekend of May in St. Paul. Cinco De Mayo Celebrations will fill the streets of St. Paul’s west side.

05/01/2015

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Accomplish with Kylie: Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children started here in Minnesota in 1987. Since then, it has sent millions of meals to nearly 70 countries. They couldn’t do any of that without all their volunteers.

05/01/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Guacamole In Minnesota

The avocado is really having a moment. A Google search yields hundreds of recipes from soups to even ice cream. But the original avocado recipe is guacamole, especially at St. Paul’s Boca Chica — which WCCO viewers picked as the Best of Minnesota.

04/30/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s rated the fourth best day of the week: Thursday! That means time to start thinking about the top two days of the week, and WCCO’s Kim Johnson found plenty to do this Saturday and Sunday.

04/30/2015