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USDA Expands Barber Foods’ Frozen Chicken Recall

Federal health officials are expanding a recall over frozen chicken products. Barber Foods is now recalling nearly two million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products.

07/14/2015

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Report: After 22 Years, The Gap Is Leaving Downtown Minneapolis

After 22 years, The Gap will soon vacate its downtown Minneapolis location in IDS Center, according to a report from the Business Journal.

07/13/2015

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Frogtown Urban Farm Project Delayed By Sunday Storms

As many as 100 18-wheelers full of dirt were supposed to dump their load Monday at the site of the Frogtown Farm, a projected urban farm in the heart of the inner-city St. Paul neighborhood. They didn’t plan on Sunday night’s thunderstorms.

07/13/2015

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4 Things To Know: I-394 Construction, Greece Debt, Starbucks & More

Here are the four stories that you should know about for Monday, July 13, 2015.

07/13/2015

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Wal-Mart Announces Online Sale To Rival Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’

Walmart announced Monday morning that it will hold a sale to rival Amazon’s Prime Day on Wednesday.

07/13/2015

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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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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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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Sausage In Minnesota

Back in the day, every town had to have a meat market. They were a necessity, says Ryan Schmidt, owner of Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. “Meat markets, butcher shops in small towns used to service a 10-mile area of the famers that surrounded that,” Schmidt said. “They didn’t have a cold storage, so they would rent lockers from butcher shops and meat markets.”

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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Family Helps Keep Memory Of Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour Alive In Afton

All week long WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia is visiting local ice cream shops in honor of Ice Cream Week. On Wednesday, Selma’s Ice Cream Parlour, a staple along the St. Croix in Afton, offered up a taste of their frozen treat.

07/08/2015

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Americans Taking Advantage Of Free College Tuition In Germany

Talk of which university to attend is a common conversation in the Mulholland household. “I have UNI, River Falls and Eau Claire,” Hannah Mulholland said. Her brother and sister both left school roughly $30,000 in debt. That weighs on her mind, and her mom’s.

07/07/2015

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Odds Of Winning Powerball Jackpot Will Soon Be Slimmer

It’s going to get a lot harder to win the Powerball lottery, as the odds of winning the jackpot will increase to 1 in nearly 300 million. Previously, the odds were about 1 in 175 million.

07/07/2015

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Starbucks: Prices For Some Drinks To Go Up By 5 To 20 Cents

Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said.

07/07/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: July Deals

When you think July, you might not think shopping season — but you should! Our deals expert Carrie Rocha says this is her favorite month to shop because the deals are some of the best you can find all year! She Gets’ Us Movin this Monday with what to buy.

07/06/2015

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St. Paul Breweries Start Sunday Growler Sales

It’s a big day for craft beer lovers in St. Paul. Breweries and brewpubs there started Sunday Growler sales today. St. Paul joins a growing list of Minnesota cities allowing growler sales on Sundays. It’s a new exception to state laws that generally ban sales of alcohol to go on Sundays.

07/05/2015

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After Rough 2014, Lake Minnetonka Businesses Welcome Big Holiday Weekend

Minnesota’s lakes and rivers are always a top destination over the Fourth of July. But last year’s record rain led to no-wake restrictions on several lakes around the state. For businesses that rely on that boating traffic it made for a quiet holiday on the water, but this year is a much different story.

07/05/2015

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Accomplish With Kylie: ‘Cookie Cart’ Giving Teens Skills To Succeed

If you haven’t had a cookie from Cookie Cart yet, you’ll want to get one as soon as possible. But it’s about much more than cookies, which Jason DeRusha and Kylie Bearse found out in this week’s Accomplish with Kylie.

07/03/2015

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Sunday Growler Sales Now Allowed In St. Paul

Buying alcohol on Sunday is now easier in St. Paul.

07/03/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Prairie Dogs In Minneapolis

When Chef Craig Johnson turns on his meat grinder, he’s making sausages that truly reflect the Midwest. This week, DeRusha Eats at Prairie Dogs in Minneapolis.

07/02/2015

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New York Times Stirs Things Up Again With ‘Green Pea Guacamole’

Remember back in November when the New York Times offended an entire state by saying Minnesota’s favorite Thanksgiving dish was grape salad? Well, they’ve done it again to people everywhere. This time, it’s over guacamole.

07/02/2015

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Minnesota AG Sues Florida Student Loan Forgiveness Company

The growing problem of student debt, coupled with a tight job picture, is giving rise to an industry aimed at helping customers deal with debt repayment. But it is also the reason the Minnesota Attorney General is suing a Florida company, claiming it is misleading customers into thinking it will eliminate their student debt.

07/01/2015

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Pizza Farms Offer Reverse Twist In Farm-To-Table Movement

As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza.

07/01/2015

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General Mills: Lucky Charms To Go Gluten-Free

Lucky Charms is going gluten-free, General Mills announced Wednesday. The company says the move is possible because of changes they made to their cereal production facilities, which allows five varieties of Cheerios to be gluten-free.

07/01/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Outlet Store Mogul Lyn Opitz

Married with children, a local man thought it was his destiny to be a social worker. When that career ran its course, he started antiquing, eventually running his own Estate business.

06/30/2015

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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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