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As Classrooms Go More Digital, So Do School Supply Lists

Students in Minneapolis Public Schools were some of the first students who headed back to class Monday morning. Most other students in Minnesota will return the day after Labor Day. That means families still have some time to finish their back to school shopping.

08/24/2015

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Say Farewell To Nye’s This Weekend

Nye’s Polonaise Room will soon be closed, but they are not going down without having a little fun first. They are holding a two-day farewell tent party. You can see the “World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band” Saturday, as well as other live entertainment performances.

08/22/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 2)

Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities. Liz Collin and Mike Binkley went to the Perham Lakeside Golf Club Friday. It is a beautiful facility with 27 holes to play. They have had great weather all summer, and Friday is no exception.

08/21/2015

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Metro Transit Testing Free Wi-Fi

Now you can stay connected on the go. Metro Transit is testing wireless internet on several of its routes in the Twin Cities.

08/21/2015

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MNsure Tackles Tech Problems Weeks Before Signups Start

State officials say they’re on track to fix several longstanding technical issues at the health insurance exchange MNsure. MNsure’s technological staff told state lawmakers Thursday they have major improvements to the exchange’s back end system lined up for the weekend.

08/20/2015

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Target Reaches Deal To Settle Breach Claims With Visa

Target has reached a deal to pay up to $67 million to settle Visa claims related to a massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers. Both Target Corp. and Visa Inc. confirmed the agreement Tuesday, but wouldn’t put a dollar amount on the deal.

08/18/2015

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NE Mpls. Co-Op Breaks Ground On Big Expansion Project

The Eastside Food Co-op broke ground Monday morning on a big expansion project. Store officials say when the expansion is complete they’ll add more than 20 jobs to the northeast Minneapolis neighborhood.

08/17/2015

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Study: Americans Waiting Longer Than Ever To Buy First Homes

Younger Americans are waiting longer than ever to buy a home for the first time. The real estate firm Zillow crunched the numbers and found the typical first-timer rents for about 6 years before buying a home. That’s up from 2.6 years in the early 1970s.

08/17/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Cumberland, Wis. (Day 2)

Summer is rapidly coming to an end, but it’s not over yet! We’ve got a few more trips left in us, so this week we hit the road and headed east. WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, as well as WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman, are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed east and will be live in Cumberland, Wis.

08/14/2015

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How To Promote Mille Lacs During The Walleye Crisis

Lake Mille Lacs has a reputation of being a premiere walleye fishing destination. But many who live along the lake say it should be known for much more. “Mille Lacs at the time when I was growing up was known more as the fishing lake, but that’s evolved over the years,” Mille Lacs Island Resort General Manager Jodi Kanera said.

08/14/2015

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Nearly 3 Dozen Apply For Top Job At MNsure

Nearly three dozen applicants are vying for the top job at MNsure, but the health insurance exchange’s interim chief executive isn’t one of them. MNsure opened the chief executive spot this summer and received 34 applications, a MNsure spokesman said Friday. Former CEO Scott Leitz stepped down in May to take another job.

08/14/2015

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Prices For Beef Chipotle Burritos Expected To Rise

You could soon be paying more for your favorite Chipotle burrito. According to the website, Eater, steak and barbacoa at Chipotle will cost you a little more thanks to a rise in beef prices.

08/14/2015

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US Internet Releases Fast, Non-Fiber Wireless Network In Minneapolis

Over the past couple months, US Internet has quietly released a new method of transmitting wireless internet that it says is both fast and cheap.

08/13/2015

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Target Looking To Sell West Campus In St. Louis Park

Target’s west campus could be moving. According to a Target spokesperson, Target wants to put it’s west campus building up for sale this November and move the 1,300 employees housed there to the Brooklyn Park campus.

08/13/2015

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Security Staff Say HealthEast Needs To Do More To Keep Hospitals Safe

Some hospital security officers say HealthEast is not doing enough to keep its employees safe from unruly and unstable visitors. They point to the attack last November inside St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood. Surveillance cameras captured images of a patient swinging a metal bar at nurses as they scrambled to escape.

08/12/2015

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Target Considers Adding Grocery Delivery Service

Officials with Target announced Wednesday morning they will soon be implementing grocery delivery. Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Jones announced the move to marketing partners Wednesday morning.

08/12/2015

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Tap Talk: Wheaties & Fulton Team Up, Create ‘HefeWheaties’

Could this be the “beer of champions”? Wheaties has partnered with Fulton brewery in Minneapolis to create a limited-edition beer: HefeWheaties.

08/12/2015

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FAA Suspends Landings On 1 MSP Airport Runway

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has suspended landings at one of the runways at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

08/12/2015

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Animal Welfare Group Wants Cruelty Charges Against Hog Farm

An animal welfare group is calling on prosecutors to file criminal charges against workers and managers at a southwestern Minnesota hog farm.

08/11/2015

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Baby Clothing Maker Recalls Onesies Due To Choking Hazard

Clothing maker, Precious Cargo, is recalling hundreds of thousands of onesies due to a choking hazard. Safety officials say the snaps on the garments can detach. The recall includes onesies with a three snap bottom closure.

08/10/2015

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Gas Prices Should Continue Falling, Experts Say

Drivers taking that summer road trip can expect to see even more savings at the pump in the coming weeks.

08/09/2015

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Dayton Promotes Bass Fishing At Lake Mille Lacs Amid Walleye Crisis

After the state abruptly ended walleye fishing season on Lake Mille Lacs, there’s a new push to promote bass fishing there. Gov. Mark Dayton was fishing for bass Saturday after visiting Hunters Resort in Isle. This past week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also loosened some bass fishing restrictions on the lake.

08/08/2015

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Target Phasing Out Some Gender-Based Signs

Target announced Friday it would be phasing out some gender-based signs in its stores.

08/07/2015

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Bird Flu Outbreak Means Shortage Of Eggs & Higher Prices

Get ready to pay even more for a dozen eggs. The massive bird flu outbreak earlier this year is now leading to a shortage of eggs.

08/06/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Farmers Market In Minnesota

With buzz words like “sustainable,” “grass-fed” and “natural,” farmers markets are truly farm to table. And your favorite place to eat the food grown in rural Minnesota is right in the heart of our urban center — the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Farmers markets give us a chance to buy food fresh and local.

08/05/2015

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New Eats At Target Field

On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.

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The Best New Food At The MN State Fair

With With so many new foods being offered this year at the Minnesota State Fair, how does one choose? Allow us to help narrow down the list. Here are a few of our best bets.

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MOA Expansion Renderings

Crews are breaking ground on the Mall of America expansion on March 18, 2014. Here are some renderings of what you can expect to see there soon.

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Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection

Following months of anticipation, Target and Neiman Marcus unveiled their unprecedented holiday collection. The collection, which features 24 of America’s preeminent designers — all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America — will be available Dec. 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com.

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Price Comparison: Same Makeup, 5 Different Stores

WCCO’s Esme Murphy went shopping at five popular stores for the same five makeup products and found price differences as great as 50 percent. See the price changes for yourself!

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Before And After Eyelash Treatments

It’s the hottest thing since Botox and there are dozens of “eyelash bars” sprouting up around town. Take a look at some before and after images of some treatments to enhance your eyelashes.

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Farmers Market In Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Farmers Market runs down Nicollet Mall from 5th Street to 10th Street. It starts at 6 a.m. and goes till 6 p.m. every Thursday. The market has a plethora of shopping options: locally […]

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