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Minneapolis Council Votes To Rename Columbus Day

It’s been debated for years, but now the city of Minneapolis is looking at legally renaming Columbus Day. It’s been a federal holiday since 1937, though not all states observe it.

04/25/2014

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Survey: Mpls. Workers Are Quite Early To Arrive

If the saying “the early bird gets the worm” holds true, a lot of Minnesotans are getting quite a few worms. A new report from the data website FiveThirtyEight compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find the average time people arrive to work in various cities.

04/23/2014

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Wis. Senior Bowls Perfect 300 … Again

They say practice makes perfect, and Wisconsin bowler just achieved that goal at the age of 84. Gail Serig still bowls twice a week with his league friends in Madison, Wis., and he recently bowled a perfect 300.

04/18/2014

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St. Anthony Crowd Breaks High-5 Record For Boy With Cancer

Today, you can help a young boy battling a life-threatening disease. And all it takes is a high five. There’s an organized local movement to make a world record attempt to get the most high-fives in one minute.

04/17/2014

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Rosen, DeRusha & ‘CCO TV Cited Among City Pages’ ‘Best Of’

Once again, members of the WCCO team have been honored for being among the best things in the Twin Cities, according to City Pages’ annual survey.

04/15/2014

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Trending Now: ‘Wheel’ Fail, A First Flight & KFC Corsage?

It is time to see what’s Trending Now on ‘CCO. And who knows more about what’s going on around town and around the country than Jason Matheson.

04/14/2014

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Police, Fire Crews Respond To April Fools’ Prank

Criminal charges could be filed after an April Fools’ Day prank led to a response from the Hopkins police and fire departments. According to officers, an unnamed 18-year-old texted his mother on Tuesday telling her that the kitchen in their house was on fire and he was evacuating.

04/02/2014

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Fla. Shopper Sues Target For Emotional Distress

Over the past few years, Target has teamed up with trendy designers to offer up a more affordable version. These designer collaborations have created long lines outside Target stores. The Jason Wu collection was a big hit back in February, but it also brought out some nasty behavior from shoppers.

04/02/2014

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MN RollerGirls’ ‘Vortex’ At Roy Wilkins This Weekend

It’s one of the most popular underground contact sports in the metro, which requires its participants to have thick skin and steel bones. This weekend, you can check out the local roller derby action for yourself. The Minnesota RollerGirls “Roller Vortex” is this Saturday, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

04/02/2014

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Survey: Minnesota Would Fall To Zombie Invasion

Bad news, Minnesotans. When the zombie invasion reaches our borders, our state is predicted to fall to the undead throngs. Though it may seem unthinkable given how much practice the state has had with Zombie Pub Crawls, Estately says our state isn’t expected to last if zombies take over the nation.

04/01/2014

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Maple Grove Company Makes April Fools’ Cupcakes

If you’re still looking for a fun way to celebrate April Fools’ Day, there’s a cupcake shop in Maple Grove selling treats with a twist. The store Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove is upping the ante this year with a special line of cupcakes.

04/01/2014

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Man Shares The Power Of ‘Good Morning’ Downtown

Some days starting your morning can just be tough. Even the walk from your car to the office can be stressful. But for several years now, one man has taken it upon himself to try and lift people’s spirits every day.

03/31/2014

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Target Takes Heat For Altered Pics Of Swimsuit Models

Target is taking heat for what some hope were merely photo editing mistakes on its website. The pictures showing a swimsuit for teens that the store has for sale appeared to have been crudely modified to alter the model’s hips, arms and inner thighs.

03/12/2014

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Rep. Apologizes For Controversial NBA Tweet

The Minnesota legislator whose tweet about the NBA aroused cries of racism is apologizing Monday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, has faced an avalanche of criticism for suggesting this weekend that pro basketball players had criminal tendencies.

03/10/2014