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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Food Truck

Over the last few years, we’ve gotten used to seeing food trucks pop up all over the Twin Cities. There are usually dozens in downtown Minneapolis over the lunch hour, and we wanted to find the best.

07/16/2014

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Good Question: How Does Tattoo Removal Work?

That tattoo you wanted forever in your 20s might not seem like the best decision by your 30s. While relationships and jobs change, ink doesn’t.

07/16/2014

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Experts: Evaporating Chemicals Can Cloud Your Windshield

You know that new car smell? Experts said the same thing that causes it could be creating a film on the inside of your windshield.

07/16/2014

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3D Cutter Works Like A 3D Printer, Only In Reverse

Are you a builder, know a builder or want to be one? Making things instead of buying them is a throwback people are latching onto. As tech advances and machines become faster, smaller and cheaper, people are able to build things that they once couldn’t.

07/16/2014

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Businesses, Baseball Fans Relish All-Star Experience

Baseball is referred to as America’s favorite past time, but for four days it’s been Minnesotans who’ve celebrated the game like no other.

07/15/2014

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‘Car2Go’ Expanding Service In Minnesota

The funky little cars that have been turning heads in Minneapolis will be coming to St. Paul this Saturday. If you’ve seen them, you’ve probably wondered about them: The tiny Car2Go cars that rent by the hour. How much do they cost, how do they work, and who actually uses them?

07/14/2014

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Minnesota Investigating 13 Cases Of E. Coli

Minnesota health officials are investigating an outbreak of E. coli infection, with some of the cases traced to eating at Applebee’s restaurants. The Minnesota Department of Health said Monday it is investigating 13 cases of the foodborne illness. Seven of the people infected reported eating at Applebee’s restaurants in Minnesota between June 24 and 27. But health officials say there are multiple cases with no apparent connection to the restaurant.

07/14/2014

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Hundreds Of Tickets Left For Home Run Derby, All-Star Game

After months of buildup and a weekend of smaller events, the excitement is really starting to pick up for the All-Star Game. The players were at Target Field Monday for their only practice, and the Home Run Derby is slated for later Monday night.

07/14/2014

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After 10 Years, Minn. Business Makes Emotional Name Change

A Minnesota business that has stores throughout the country is about to get a new name. Hot Mama will change its name Monday, but WCCO got a peak at the new logo Sunday night. Not to mention an explanation of the surprising reason behind the change, and what it means to an owner so closely connected to the original name.

07/13/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jason & Jamie Visit new Richmond, Wis. (Day 2)

On Thursday, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas headed east to New Richmond, Wis. where they visited the Heritage Center, went kayaking on the Apple River, explored Willow River State Park, enjoyed the 45th Parallel Distillery and visited Star Prairie Trout Farm.

07/11/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jason & Jamie Visit New Richmond, Wis. (Day 1)

Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas visit New Richmond, Wis.

07/10/2014

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General Mills’ Recipe For Higher Sales: Add Fiber, Cinnamon

General Mills hopes a pinch of cinnamon and a dash of fiber will be a recipe for stronger sales. The Minneapolis-based company is doing things like adding more cinnamon to its Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal and rolling out fiber-packed “better for you” cookies to boost the performance of its brands, which include Pillsbury dough, Betty Crocker baking mixes and Progresso soups.

07/09/2014

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Xcel Blamed For Cost Overruns At Monticello Plant

An investigation by Minnesota utility regulators blames Xcel Energy Inc. for major cost overruns during a project to upgrade its nuclear plant in Monticello. Xcel disagrees that it’s to blame. Reports say experts hired by Minnesota utility regulators found Xcel managers didn’t fully plan for the job and didn’t have adequate oversight.

07/09/2014

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Town Talk Diner Gets French Renaissance

An iconic Minneapolis diner is being reborn with a beret. The Town Talk Diner on Lake Street is coming back after closing down three years ago, but there’s a twist. The restaurant will now be called “Le Town Talk French Diner and Drinkery.”

07/09/2014

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General Mills Unveils 150 New Products, Healthy & Otherwise

Gluten-Free, high-protein and “total indulgence”, those are the phrases of inspiration for General Mills’ newest groceries. The Twin Cities-based company just launched its newest line of products.

07/08/2014

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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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