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No Major Delays At MSP, But Nor’easter Could Change That

Compared to other airports around the country, MSP isn’t experiencing any major delays. However, travelers could run into trouble if they’re heading to parts of the east coast like New York, D.C., Boston and Philadelphia. Snowy conditions could delay or cancel flights.

11/26/2014

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Midwest Farmers Putting Lots Of Food On Thanksgiving Tables

Farmers in Minnesota and Wisconsin are to thank for many of this year’s Thanksgiving feasts. The Department of Agriculture says Minnesota is number one producer of turkey this year. Of the 242 million birds raised worldwide, Minnesota farmers raised 45 million of them.

11/26/2014

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Good Question: When Can Planes Fly In Bad Weather?

This Thanksgiving holiday, Mother Nature apparently didn’t consult the calendar. Wednesday will be one of the busiest travel days of the year. That makes for particularly bad timing because a Nor’easter capable of dropping many as 13 inches along the East Coast is set to hit Wednesday morning.

11/25/2014

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The End Is Nigh For Minnesota White Pages

Before the convenience of Facebook and the Internet, there were the White Pages to find your friends. Now, kids born after today may never know what a phone book is.

11/25/2014

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Uptown’s Coup d’Etat Lands On Nat’l Top New Bars List

One of the best new bars in the country is right here in Minneapolis. Coup d’etat in Uptown landed on Thrillist’s 21 best new bars in the U.S. list.

11/25/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: The Surdyk Family

Nordeast. It’s a part of Minneapolis known for institutions — Nye’s Polonaise Room, Kramarczuk’s Sausage company. And Surdyk’s. Since 1934, the Surdyk family has been a part of the community.

11/25/2014

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Everything You Need To Know About Poinsettias

I visited Bachman’s farmhouse on Tuesday to learn about the Poinsettia, the most popular holiday plant in North America.

11/25/2014

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How Do We Know When To Spend Or When To Save?

Making a big-ticket buy will make anyone nervous. From a house to a car, one question is usually top of mind: can I afford it? Three families told WCCO what they hoped to buy, and a financial adviser crunched the numbers.

11/24/2014

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Minnesota AG Criticizes Savers Thrift Store Chain

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says the thrift store conglomerate Savers LLC improperly handles the donations it solicits in the name of several Minnesota charities.

11/24/2014

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Gas Prices Still Plummeting Prior To Thanksgiving Travel

It’s going to cost you a lot less to drive over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house this Thanksgiving holiday. Global demand for oil is down and supply is up.

11/24/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Be A Smarter Grocery Shopper

When at the grocery store, picking healthy foods for your family can be overwhelming. There can be so many options and claims on the labels.

11/24/2014

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Here’s What You’ll Find The Best Deals On This Week

Black Friday isn’t the only day consumers are getting out to shop this holiday week. Retailers are trying to get consumers to shop every day, and they’re bringing out big deals to do it.

11/23/2014

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MNsure Enrollments, Renewals Approach 8,000

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange says it has enrolled nearly 8,000 Minnesotans in health plans in the first week of open enrollment this fall. MNsure says over 2,550 Minnesotans have used the exchange to enroll in new coverage or renew their coverage in private health plans since last Saturday.

11/22/2014

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US Census Bureau: Minnesota Is Top Turkey!

If you’re shopping for Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, chances are the turkey you buy comes from a Minnesota farm. The U.S. Census Bureau says Minnesota is the top turkey producing state in the country. Halvorson Farms in Morristown is busy all year round, and not just around the holidays.

11/21/2014

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Macy’s Santaland Returns For 52nd Year

Starting Saturday, one of the classic holiday attractions of Minneapolis will be open to the public. Santaland is located on the eight floor of Macy’s downtown store. Denise Cattoor is vice president store manager. “This is the 52nd year of Santaland, and we’re very excited to have this tradition for all of our customers here in the Twin Cities,” Cattoor said.

11/21/2014

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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’s Top Holiday Toys For 2013

Target just announced their hottest toys for the 2013 holiday season. Here are some of the best-selling items.

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New Foods At 2013 MN State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair has announced a line-up of almost 50 new food items to debut at 2013’s Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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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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