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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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Discovering Music Made Easy

If there is one thing everyone loves, it’s music. Tastes may be different — some like country others like punk, but the way we listen to them online is getting easier and easier. Programs like [...]

11/29/2011

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The Good Life For Less: ‘Dead Week’ Deals

The week after Thanksgiving is lovingly known as “dead week” amongst travel experts. This is because many people — getting off a long weekend of travel — decide to mostly stay at home, which is good news to anyone looking to save money on a vacation.

11/28/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Black Friday Smackdown

If you are heading to the mall early Friday morning or late Thursday night, you don’t want to go in unprepared.

11/23/2011

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St. Paul Library Wins $100K Library Grant

The St. Paul Public Library has been awarded a $100,000 grant to create special computer labs for middle and high school students that the funders hope will become national prototypes.

11/18/2011

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Hybrids Safer — But Not For Pedestrians

It turns out hybrids are safer than their conventional car counterparts. Studies show it is because they weigh more because of their battery. However, they are not safer for pedestrians. Read more here.

11/17/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Creative Ways To Give To Charity

We can already sense that it’s the season of giving. But, there are some that can’t afford to give as much as they’d like. Never fear, there are other cool ways to help your favorite charity without spending a dime.

11/16/2011

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1st Concert At Target Field Announced

Who can sell out a stadium? According to the Twins — Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw. they were picked to headlines the first concert ever at Target Field next summer. Click here for details.

11/14/2011

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Beat The Holiday Bulge

If you need a little boost to help you keep off the holiday pounds check out the tips in this story. What are your best tips for keeping off winter weight?

11/14/2011

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Catching Up With Bud Grant

It is no surprise that we wanted to catch up with Vikings Hall of Fame coach Bud Grant before the big game tonight between Vikings and Packers. Check out the story here to see the [...]

11/14/2011

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Selling Stained Glass To Help Those In Need

A church’s stained glass windows are being sold to make a space where woman can go for help to get away from the sex trade. Read more here.

11/14/2011

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Clinic Worker Fired For Reporting Child Porn

A clinic worker in Montana was fired for reporting a patient’s child porn. According to CBS, “Before calling police, the counselor went  to her supervisors at Three Rivers Health Solutions in Missoula, who reportedly told [...]

11/11/2011

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Take A Luxury Penthouse Tour

You can see inside one of the coolest luxury homes in the Twin Cities courtesy of the magic of TV. The penthouse condo is owned by one of ‘Crave’ restaurant’s co-owners and has one of [...]

11/11/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Deals Serve As Salute To Vets

As a big thanks for being American heroes, all vets and active military members can pick up some freebies and deals on Veterans Day (11/11).

11/10/2011

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This Is Only A Test

Don’t be scared when everyone’s TV and radio signals will be interrupted at 1 p.m. today. It is only a test, but it’s significant. Read why here.

11/09/2011

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Election Results

We have all the winners and losers from Election Day. If you are looking for election results, click here. It also includes this link to full election results from the Sec. of State.

11/09/2011

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