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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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U.S. Treasury Says New $10 Bill Will Feature A Woman

Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is to officially announce Thursday that a redesign of the $10 will feature the first woman on the nation’s paper money in more than a century.

06/18/2015

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Full List Of Takata Airbag Recalled Vehicles Released

This morning, the government has released the full list of vehicles impacted by the Takata air bag recall. The recall involves 11 auto manufacturers covering about 34 million vehicles.

06/18/2015

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Minneapolis Luxury Home Tour Returns For One More Weekend

The Minneapolis Luxury Home Tour is back for one more weekend, and it’s your chance to get a look at some of Minnesota’s most beautiful, fanciest houses.

06/18/2015

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FDA Tells Food Industry To Phase Out Artificial Trans Fats

Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.

06/17/2015

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Mpls. Company Creatives Individualized Gift Boxes For Dad

Father’s Day can be so much more than just a card and a new tie. It can also be a day to spend quality time with the family.

06/17/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Spend Less Money On Father’s Day?

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $13 billion on Father’s Day this year. It seems like a lot, but it is just a fraction of the $21 billion we were expected to spend on Mother’s Day.

06/16/2015

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Federal Court Case Will Put Accurate Pepper Labeling To The Test

It is a seasoning found on practically every dinner table — but the commonly-used spice is at the heart of a federal legal battle. The packaging of ground pepper has relied on uniformly-sized tins which were sold in two-, four- and eight-ounce sizes for decades.

06/16/2015

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Honda Adds 1M Civics, Accords To Passenger Air Bag Recall

At the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, Honda is adding more than a million of its most popular vehicles to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.

06/16/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Allison Wagner Of Savvy Lush

After a long day, it’s sometimes nice to unwind with a glass of wine. But then figuring out what to buy can sometimes launch you right back into the stressful zone. That’s why Allison Wagner started the Savvy Lush. At first it was a joke with friends and then morphed into helping people find tasty wines, cheap. But that’s not all that makes Allison a Minnesotan to Meet. Her day job also raises significant money for a disease that hits our population hard.

06/16/2015

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Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses To CVS Health

Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their reputations as health care providers.

06/15/2015

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St. Paul Taproom Offering Unlimited Beer For $1K

How much is it worth it to you to have an unlimited supply of beer for the rest of your life? How about one grand?

06/15/2015

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Mall Of America Confirms Free Wi-Fi System Coming By Holiday Season

A Mall of America representative confirmed Monday that the mall plans to have a free Wi-Fi system in time for the holiday season.

06/15/2015

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Sunday Growler Sales Start In Minneapolis

It’s now easier to buy alcohol to-go on Sundays in Minneapolis. The city has joined a growing list of communities now allowing takeout sales of beer in growlers.

06/14/2015

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Vacated Pioneer Press Building To Be Converted Into Apartments

We now know what will replace the Pioneer Press building in downtown St. Paul, as it moves its headquarters — apartments.

06/13/2015

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Go Inside The Kitchen Of Izzy’s Ice Cream

It’s almost time for Izzy’s Ice Cream to reveal the finalists in their annual People’s Flavor Award competition! The winning flavor will be made and sold by Izzy’s for at least a year.

06/13/2015

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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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