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Next Summer Will Be Tough For Patios On Nicollet Mall

If you’re looking to enjoy cocktails on the patio, you may want to make a stop on Nicollet Mall.

07/19/2015

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Investigation Finds No Evidence To Support Claims Of Bias At SuperAmerica

An investigation into an alleged incident of bias against an Air National Guard serviceperson at a SuperAmerica last month has concluded that there is no evidence to support the event actually happened.

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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Families Spending Less On Back-To-School Shopping

It’s the middle of July, but some families have already started their back-to-school shopping. Spending has grown 42 percent in the last decade. But this year, families plan to cut back.

07/15/2015

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Jason DeRusha Turns Neglected Yard Spot Into A Salsa Garden

Like many Minnesotans, I had that one spot in my yard that was a mess — right by the deck in the backyard.

07/15/2015

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SuperAmerica Says Alleged Military Bias Was ‘Misunderstanding On Both Parts’

SuperAmerica says that an alleged incident last month involving an Air National Guard serviceperson was “a misunderstanding on both parts.” The Facebook posts of the military member allege that she was denied service at the SuperAmerica on Post Road near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

07/15/2015

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Amazon ‘Prime Day’ Is Finally Here!

Amazon is celebrating its 20th anniversary with exclusive sales to subscribers of its Prime services. The company says the one-day sale will be bigger than Black Friday, with the retailer offering more deals than it did on that shopping day.

07/14/2015

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General Mills Rolling Out Healthy Snack Line

General Mills is rolling out a new menu of grab-and-go foods for the summer, all with a spin on healthier options.

07/14/2015

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Single-Game Vikings Tickets Go On Sale

There’s only one month left until the Minnesota Vikings start their preseason games, and single-game tickets went on sale Tuesday.

07/14/2015

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Uptown Cheapo Finds Its New Location

It looks like an iconic music store has found its new home. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reports Cheapo will be moving into the spot where a Payday America now sits on 2600 Nicollet Ave. S.

07/14/2015

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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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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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