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Memorial Day Weekend Brings Campfire Safety Reminder

Jessica Patterson can’t hide the evidence of a campfire incident that wend terribly wrong. Back in November of 2009, she and a friend were burning up some cardboard boxes before they planned to see a movie.

05/18/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is next Monday and this week in Get Movin’ Monday, WCCO’s Kim Johnson and local blogger Melissa Oprish shared some fun activities to celebrate the holiday with the family.

05/18/2015

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Best Memorial Day Getaways Near Minnesota

Start the summer right with a great Memorial Day getaway.

05/16/2015

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5 Best Ways To Observe Memorial Day

Honor Memorial Day and celebrate the national holiday with these five ideas.

05/13/2015

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5 Best Grills To Get You Through Your Memorial Day BBQ

It’s barbecue season! Time to find the perfect backyard grill for you and your whole family. Here are five great options to get you started.

05/12/2015

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Teaching Our Children The Importance Of Celebrating Memorial Day

Memorial Day is not just the official start to summer. It’s also an important holiday to pay your respects for those men and women who died in battle.

05/12/2015

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Wander Minnesota: May Is Minnesota Museum Month

It’s almost May — and that means it’s Minnesota Museums Month the annual celebration of all that Minnesota has to offer in the way of museums. And that’s quite a lot. It’s a considerable bounty, with about 600 around the state.

04/28/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Resort Happenings

Sure, it’s a month away, but Memorial Day will arrive faster than you think. Many resorts are planning long-weekend festivities for that weekend, and booking ahead is recommended. Here’s a sampling of what you can find.

04/23/2015

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MN Veterans Hope To Remind People Of The ‘Real Reason’ For Memorial Day

For many who have served, Memorial Day has a very special meaning. For some it’s a day of pain, remembering the lives lost during combat. For others it’s a time to honor the fallen and let others know why it’s important to do so. But for most all who served, it is more than just a day off from work, barbecues and family gatherings.

05/26/2014

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What’s Open, What’s Closed On Memorial Day?

It’s Memorial Day, a day where we take time to honor those past and present who have served our country to ensure our freedom. It also leads to some confusion on what places are closed and what are open.

05/26/2014

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St. Paul Outdoor Pools Set To Open This Weekend

While Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, it also can mark the start of pool season in Minnesota if it’s warm enough. With high temperatures looking to be around 80 for most of the holiday weekend, the City of St. Paul announced its public pools are ready to open.

05/23/2014

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Memorial Day Weekend Marks A Busy Time For Travelers

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer in Minnesota, and it also marks one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Officials with AAA said they expect a little more than 36 million people to travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend.

05/23/2014

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From Home To Car: The Ultimate Guide To Planning Your Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is almost upon us. The holiday marks the beginning of the summer season, and as such, it’s also the beginning of summer vacation for many.

05/21/2014

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DNR Wants Boaters To ‘Think Zero’ Heading Into Memorial Day

We’re heading towards Memorial Day weekend and coming with it is sun and warmer temperatures. It’s got boaters and anglers looking forward to getting out on the boat. It also makes for the perfect time for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to remind people about boat safety and to “Think Zero.”

05/20/2014

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Best Memorial Day Getaways In Or Near Minnesota

Get out of town for a long weekend this Memorial Day.

05/17/2014

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Best Patriotic Ways To Celebrate Memorial Day

Families can preserve the sanctity of Memorial Day while maintaining hope for the future and joy in the present. No matter what state you call home, there are many ways to mark the day.

05/12/2014

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Memorial Day Vacay: Best 3-Day Weekend Getaway Spots

For your Memorial Day mini-vacation, check out these cities with year-round appeal, plus extra holiday happenings.

05/12/2014

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Perfect Pair: Best Craft Beers To Serve At Your Summer BBQ

Try some variety with your next barbecue, and seek out some specialty craft beers instead of the regular brews. These craft beers pair exceptionally well with your carefully grilled meats.

05/12/2014

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How To Celebrate Memorial Day In Minnesota

Take time out to honor American war heroes. On May 26, 2014, Minnesotans will be planning activities that involve family gatherings and a celebration of freedom.

05/09/2014

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Memorial Day Triggers Pool Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, and for many that will mean time in the pool. But before you jump in, experts recommend heeding some pool safety tips for all ages. A report from CPSC says 390 children younger than age 15 drown in pools and spas every year.

05/23/2013

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Interviews With Veterans: What Memorial Day Means From A Hero’s Perspective

How do you celebrate Memorial Day, and what does this federal holiday mean to you and your family? Read what some of our country’s veterans had to say about Memorial Day, patriotism and what this annual holiday means to them.

05/13/2013

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Where To Experience National Monuments This Memorial Day

Visiting monuments this Memorial Day is a refreshing way of fostering a child’s education outside of the classroom, paying tribute to those who died in war and remembering America’s leaders.

05/13/2013

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Memorial Day Celebrations In Minnesota

There are many meaningful ways in Minnesota to remember those who have died in military service.

05/13/2013

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Best Grilling Gadgets For Your Summer Cookouts

Everyone longs for summer, barbecues, and cookouts. Whatever your specialty, there are grilling gadgets galore to make the job easier and even more fun.

05/13/2013

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A Salute To Service Members & Families

Join WCCO Radio as we salute service members and their famlies this Memorial Day.

05/25/2012

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Our Country’s National Parks

National Parks preserve some of America’s most interesting and unique environments. Take a trip to these national treasures.

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War Memorials in the US

The nation’s capital may have the most visited war memorials in the country, but there are other places of remembrance worth seeing.

People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive Ryan Reynolds suits up as DC Comics’ Green Lantern to join the summer’s CGI effects-heavy superhero showdown. Martin Campbell (who reinvigorated James Bond with Casino Royale) directs, Blake Lively and Peter Sarsgaard co-star. (Photo: Warner Bros.)

2011 Summer Movie Preview

The Memorial Day weekend kicks off the summer movie season. And what a season it’s turning out to be. From sequels to superheroes, we have a roundup of the most anticipated films of the year.

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