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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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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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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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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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The History Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. See what the holiday really means and why it falls on the last Monday in May.

05/13/2012

Grilling Guide

Summer Grilling Guide

As the weather warms up, it’s time to embrace cooking outdoors. Get your grill on with tips from our grilling guide.

05/13/2012

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Best Barbecue In The Twin Cities

Choosing the best barbecue in the Twin Cities is not the easiest of tasks. For starters, what qualifies as barbecue? The varieties are endless. So, let’s just call this a start. Please let us know your thoughts and anything we overlook.

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Best Picnic Spots Around The Twin Cities

Looking to take a tasty retreat? Well, you don’t have to pony up the big bucks at a restaurant — just get outside and enjoy fine living outdoors. If you believe that the grass is always greener on the other side, you haven’t seen all the best picnic spots in the Twin Cities. This list contains 10 great places for dining outdoors, but if you have a favorite spot, we’d like to hear about that place too. So, pack up the picnic basket and enjoy the scenery that makes the land of 10,000 lakes so great!

CBS Minnesota–06/02/2011

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More Space Available For Military Families

A new building has been built near the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis to help military ad veterans’ families in their time of need.

05/30/2011

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Fort Snelling Cemetery Ready For Memorial Day Program

Crews have been working the past few weeks preparing Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Twin Cities for the annual Memorial Day program Monday.

05/29/2011

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34M+ Will Hit The Road In U.S. This Weekend

The American Automobile Association projects 34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight increase of 0.2 percent -– or about 100,000 travelers -– from the number of people who traveled one year ago.

05/27/2011

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Alternative View Of Memorial Day Weekend: ‘You’re Welcome,’ Says Comedian Al Dukes

Humorist Al Dukes offer a few tips for the Memorial Day weekend.

05/27/2011

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Best Ideas For Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is approaching and I am sure you are already getting excited for a little time away from work to enjoy time with friends, family and [hopefully] great weather. Here is a list of options whether you want to stay in the Twin Cities or if you want to hit the road and get out of town.

05/12/2011

Summer Safety

Guide to Summer Safety

To make sure this summer is a great one for you and your family, here is our guide to preventing (and treating) some of the season’s health hazards.

05/09/2011

Grilling Recipes

‘Meal on the Grill’ Recipes

Make your entire Memorial Day meal on the grill with these delicious, time-saving recipes.

05/09/2011

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips

Memorial Day Weekend Travel Tips

Planning your Memorial Day weekend getaway? Check out these tips for a safe — and stress-free — holiday.

05/09/2011

Best New Beach Reads

Best New Beach Reads for Summer

Looking for a page-turner this summer? Check out our picks for the best new books to tote on your vacation.

05/09/2011

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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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