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Minnesota House Defeats Sunday Liquor Sales In Close Vote

It was last call Tuesday at the Minnesota State Capitol for Sunday liquor store sales. The Minnesota House defeated Sunday sales, shutting down the effort for another year. The Senate defeated a similar measure two weeks ago.

04/28/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Gittelson Jewelers’ Father-Son Team

It’s a tiny space with big sparkle, and if you walk the skyway in Downtown Minneapolis, you’ve likely walked right by it. Gene Gittelson opened his store Gittelson Jewelers 30 years ago, and now his son is following father’s footsteps.

04/28/2015

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Good Question: What Foods Contain GMOs?

Chipotle announced today says the food it prepares will be free of genetically modified organisms or GMOs. It’s the first major restaurant chain to make this change. So, what foods contain GMOs? Good Question.

04/27/2015

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Lund’s & Byerly’s Branding Together With New Name

Byerly’s and Lund’s stores have been owned by the same company for 18 years, and starting Thursday, the grocery stores will share their name: “Lund’s and Byerly’s.”

04/27/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Organize Your Closet

Spring cleaning isn’t fun — especially that disorganized closet! In Minnesota, it’s actually important to organize as we move season to season; otherwise you’re stuck with sweaters on T-shirt days or vice versa!

04/27/2015

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Dayton And Franken Talk Bird Flu At Central Minn. Turkey Farms

Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken were in Willmar Saturday to meet with emergency responders and poultry producers and talk about the ongoing response to the virus in Minnesota.

04/25/2015

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Study: Almost Half Of U.S. Parents Don’t Have Will, Living Trust

If you’re a parent and you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. According to a new study, only a little more than half (56 percent) of all American parents have a will or living trust document.

04/24/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Burgers In Minnesota

Miesville, Minnesota is a town you could easily drive right through. Halfway between Hastings and Red Wing on Highway 61, this town of about 130 residents is home to the best burger in Minnesota — or maybe I should say burgers!

04/23/2015

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Stores Anticipating Price Hike Following Bird Flu Outbreak

With so many farms and turkeys affected by avian influenza, some grocery chains are wondering how shoppers will react.

04/23/2015

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With Bird Flu Spreading, USDA Starts On Potential Vaccine

As losses to poultry producers continue to climb from a deadly strain of bird flu, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is working on a potential vaccine in response to the current outbreak.

04/22/2015

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Mille Lacs Business Owners Make Plea To Lawmakers Over Walleye Regulations

Minnesota lawmakers got an earful Wednesday from Mille Lacs County business owners about tough new walleye limits on the state’s most famous lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources imposed a one-walleye limit on Mille Lacs two weeks ago to try to revive the fish population.

04/22/2015

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Xcel: Thousands In Parts Of Twin Cities Affected By Power Outage

Around 23,000 customers have been affected by a large power outage in parts of the Twin Cities early Wednesday afternoon, according to Xcel Energy.

04/22/2015

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Good Question: What Does Google Know About You?

Earlier this year, Google quietly introduced a new feature that may raise some eyebrows. The mega search engine announced that you can now download your entire search history. As long as you’ve been logged in, Google has saved each and every search.

04/21/2015

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New Mpls. Takeout Container Rules Go Into Effect On Earth Day

Wednesday is Earth Day, and new rules on restaurant takeout packaging will go into effect in Minneapolis.

04/21/2015

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Bird Flu Takes Biggest Toll Yet As Virus Hits Chicken Farms

Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held more than 5 percent of the state’s egg-laying chickens.

04/21/2015

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Lilly Pulitzer’s Family Couldn’t Beat The Rush At Target

Lilly Pulitzer’s own family couldn’t beat the “Pink Sunday” rush for the brightly colored limited edition collection at Target.

04/21/2015

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Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns

Blue Bell is recalling all of its ice cream products over concerns they’re contaminated with Listeria. The Texas-based company said two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for the bacteria.

04/21/2015

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Bird Flu Confirmed At Iowa Farm With 5.3 Million Chickens

Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

04/20/2015

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Hormel Says Bird Flu Outbreak Will Hurt Turkey Sales

Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak. Farmers have been forced to kill more than 2.4 million turkeys since March. Most of the birds were in Minnesota, where Hormel is based.

04/20/2015

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Running Out Of Time: Limited-Time Deals Can Be Limiting

Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

04/20/2015

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Ditching The Dyes

This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. In January, Kraft says its macaroni and cheese will be colored using paprika, annatto and turmeric.

04/20/2015

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Target Apologizes For Issues Following Lilly Pulitzer Collection Launch

Target saw its highly-anticipated Lilly Pulitzer collection fly off online and physical stores shelves Sunday, and shoppers took to social media to complain about website issues, lack of stock, and other shoppers who bought pieces of the collection by the handful.

04/19/2015

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Throw Down For The Burrito Brawl!

Ever heard of a burrito brawl? It’s a cook-off showdown to see who makes the best burrito at Midtown Global Market. A ticket will get you a burrito from Hot Indian Foods and El Burrito Mercado, plus two beers and a pint glass.

04/18/2015

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Nice Ride Minnesota Rolls Out Bike Tours

We have been having an incredible spring with so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota’s bike share program — Nice Ride — continues to expand, offering up a chance for anyone to hit the many miles of trails our state has.

04/18/2015

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‘Party For The Planet’ At Como Zoo!

The Como Zoo is celebrating Earth Day this weekend with “Party for the Planet!” It’s a day of activities focusing on fun and creative ways to save energy, money and Mother Earth.

04/18/2015

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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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