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Alison Lorge

alison lorge1 Alison LorgeAlison Lorge is the digital content manager and blogger at WCCO. She started at the station in 2006 and created her consumer blog The Good Life For Less in 2009. She has won three Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award for her work with her web team on WCCO.COM.

Alison grew up in the Twin Cities and graduated from Kennedy High School in Bloomington where she discovered her love for television while working on her school’s daily news program.

She went on to the University of Minnesota where she graduated with a degree in Journalism. While at the ‘U’ she also worked as a photographer for the magazine “The Wake” and interned at Fox 9.

After graduation and before coming to WCCO, she worked in Rochester, Minn. and helped launch the 5 p.m. news for NBC-affiliate, KTTC, as the show’s first producer and she also worked as the 9 p.m. show producer for the FOX- affiliate, KXLT.

In her spare time, you can find her watching movies, hanging out with family and friends, and exploring the great outdoors by camping, hiking, and traveling with her husband, Brandon.

Of course, she is always looking for good deals to share with her blog readers too. If you have any ideas that you would like to pass on e-mail Alison.

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The Good Life For Less: State Fair Deals 2012

Step right up — it’s time to get your yearly review of deals for the Minnesota State Fair.


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The Good Life For Less: Breakfast On Bruegger’s

Thursday is National Bagel Day and Bruegger’s is giving away three free bagels to anyone who ‘likes’ their Facebook page.


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The Good Life For Less: Super Savings For The Super Bowl

Keep the phrase BIG GAME in mind when thinking of ways to not bust your Super Bowl-party budget .


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The Good Life For Less: Cure For The Wintertime Blues

If you are feeling the winter blues — especially after the traffic snarls we experienced this week — it may be time to make your escape.


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The Good Life For Less: Thaw Out With These Freebies

It feels like we may need some freebies to get us through the long, cold week. I’ve found a few sizzling deals to get you going.


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The Good Life For Less: Birthday Freebies

It’s 2012 and we are all another year older and another year wiser. To celebrate being both older and wiser — I have a list of what I think are some of the best birthday freebies. These are the places that give you more than just a dessert for your birthday (although that’s always nice, too.)


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The Good Life For Less: Best Buys For January

If one of your goals is to save more money in the New Year, I’ve got a list of things that are historically on sale in January — if you’re not shopped-out from December that is.


Ideas For New Year’s Weekend

If you need plans this weekend check out our ‘Working for the Weekend’ segment. There are candlelight walks, fireworks on ski hills and lots more. Make your plans today!


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The Good Life For Less: A Look Back At 2011

The economy seemed to be top of mind this year — jobs, budgets and stock market swings. This blog is all about taking those things into consideration and finding ways for you to continue doing the things that make life more enjoyable — living the good life without costing you more money.


WCCO Holiday Fun

We always have a little fun around the holidays at WCCO but we wanted to share them all with you. Click here to see the videos of the reporters and anchors getting into some holiday [...]


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Do LEDs Really Save Money?

We’ve all been thinking of saving money under our Christmas tree, but what about on it? Check out this Good Question to see how much LED lights can save you.  


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The Good Life For Less: Discounted Gifts

Check out some more holiday deals to help cross off your holiday gift list and fill your stocking — all while keeping your wallet jolly.


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Oh Yeah! It’s Cold

The day I walk outside and can’t remember the last time I felt this cold is the official start of  winter in my opinion. That day was today. Sadly, winter doesn’t really start until Dec. [...]


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Wrap Like A Pro

Ever wonder how to get the prettiest packages under your tree? Chris Stanford talked to a wrapping pro to get some tips — even for those odd shaped ones! Check it out here.


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The Good Life For Less: Free Shipping Day

Gifts are being bought and packages have begun showing up on doorsteps. So how much will it cost to get those presents to Aunt Mable’s house all the way across the country? Hopefully nothing!