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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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Fireworks Dealer Reports Major Theft; Police Believe Thieves Reselling

It is the biggest week of the year for fireworks dealers. And it seems it may be the biggest week of the year for fireworks stealers.

06/29/2015

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Gay Marriage Opponents Pushing For Religious Exemption Bill

Critics of last week’s Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage say they’re not done fighting.

06/29/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: WCCO Hits Lake City (Day 2)

It’s that time of year once again. That’s right, we’re Goin’ to the Lake! WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams are all heading to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

06/26/2015

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Good Question: Who’s Using Obamacare & How Much Money Are They Getting?

Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling means millions of Americans can still get tax credits to buy health insurance. The court ruled in favor of allowing states like Wisconsin, which never set up its own marketplace, to continue to offer financial assistance for health insurance.

06/25/2015

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Toby Keith’s Bar Abruptly Closes In St. Louis Park

A popular country bar has served customers for the last time. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill had been in St. Louis Park’s West End since 2009. An employee said the bar fell behind on paying taxes, so the state took away its liquor license.

06/25/2015

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Savers Agrees To Changes After Attorney General Lawsuit

The Savers thrift store chain has agreed to improve transparency and compensate charities for non-clothing donations as part of a settlement with Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Swanson sued Savers last month, alleging it was misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.

06/25/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best BBQ In Minnesota

Charlie Johnson is the owner and BBQ master at Q Fanatic in Champlin. And he wants everyone to get one thing straight: BBQing and grilling is not the same thing. “BBQ is slow smoking or slow cooking with low heat,” Johnson said. “Grilling is direct, high heat.”

06/24/2015

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Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault’s Economy, Residents

It has been nearly three weeks since the last reported case of the bird flu in Minnesota. But the state has been hit hard since the outbreak began in March. About nine million turkeys and more than 100 farms have been lost.

06/24/2015

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Gmail Adds New ‘Undo’ Function

We’ve probably all had that feeling: you just sent an email and your stomach plunges because you sent it to a group or to the wrong person.

06/24/2015

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Minnesota State Fair Announces New Foods For 2015

It is the day many Minnesota foodies have been waiting for: The Minnesota State Fair just announced all the delicious new food for this year’s fair. The fair released the list Tuesday that features 40 new foods and 11 new frozen treats.

06/23/2015

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Target Pulls Confederate Soldier Costume

Target Corporation has removed a Confederate officer costume from sales on its website in the aftermath of the murders at a black Charleston, South Carolina church last week.

06/23/2015

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Nickelback’s Minneapolis Show Canceled Due To Medical Emergency

Fans of Nickelback — prepared to be bummed. The Canadian rockers have canceled the remaining dates of their North American tour due to a medical emergency. Live Nation says singer Chad Kroeger needs surgery after a cyst developed on his voice box.

06/23/2015

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General Mills To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

General Mills announced Monday that it’s dropping artificial colors and flavors from more of its cereals.

06/22/2015

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Meat Prices Fluxuating With Father’s Day, Fourth Of July Ahead

If you’re going to be grilling out as we officially start summer on Father’s Day or are getting ready for the Fourth of July, expect certain meats to be more expensive.

06/18/2015

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Minnesota Records 13 Straight Days With No New Bird Flu

Minnesota recorded its 13th straight day with no new cases of bird flu on Thursday as the focus on recovery continues. Minnesota producers have lost around 9 million turkeys and chickens on 108 farms to the H5N2 avian influenza virus since its presence was first confirmed in early March.

06/18/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Loews’ Apothecary

ne of the hottest parts of the Twin Cities dining scene right now: hotels. For years, hotel bars and restaurants were afterthoughts, and had trouble getting locals in the door. But in DeRusha Eats Thursday morning, we meet the St. Paul Chef trying to change that at a Minneapolis hotel.

06/18/2015

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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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