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After 10 Years, Minn. Business Makes Emotional Name Change

A Minnesota business that has stores throughout the country is about to get a new name. Hot Mama will change its name Monday, but WCCO got a peak at the new logo Sunday night. Not to mention an explanation of the surprising reason behind the change, and what it means to an owner so closely connected to the original name.

07/13/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Amelia & Mark Visit Biwabik (Day 2)

Thursday had Amelia and Mark working for their dinner on the Iron Range, but Friday held its own adventures. The two were up in Gilbert, which is about 200 miles north of Minneapolis. Their first stop was at the Whistling Bird, which brings the taste of the Carribean to the Iron Range.

06/06/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Amelia & Mark Visit Biwabik (Day 1)

The summer road trip continues this week with a stop up north. Amelia Santaniello and Mark Rosen hit the road in the Mobile Weather Watcher and headed to the Iron Range town of Biwabik. The Biwabik area is dotted with lakes that used to be old open-pit iron mines.

06/05/2014

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Finding A Summer Camp Is Easier Than Ever

There’s a fresh coat of snow on the ground, but don’t let that fool you. Some parents already feel like they’re behind on their summer planning. With so many choices for day and overnight camps, and for every possible interest area, sorting through it all can feel like doing your taxes. “It’s hard to imagine how early you need to get it all done,” said Lindsay Litman, a mother of two from New Hope. “Not only do camps fill up, but you need to save money for them.”

03/19/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Junk Email, Hypic Jerk & Frank V’s Height

Jim from Maple Grove wanted to know: Why do we use the word “spam” to describe our junk emails? Heather Brown answers that and other questions.

02/07/2014

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Founder, CEO Of Hot Mama On Booming Business

Mixing work with family can be tough for a married couple. But one duo seems to have done it, building a booming business despite very limited experience. “I didn’t have a retail background and I opened up a store called Hot Mama,” said Megan Tamte, the founder and CEO of Hot Mama. “I think those are two things right there that set you up for a lot of naysayers.” But Tamte has been proving those naysayers wrong for nine years. The third grade teacher turned business mogul was recently named Ernst and Young’s Midwest Entrepreneur of the Year. So Amelia Santaniello sat down to talk to her about building a business, with kids, without any experience, and with her husband as a partner. Watch them getting ready for a family dinner, and you can tell that Megan and Mike Tamte know how to work together. They preach teamwork to 16-year-old Allison and 13-year-old Roian, and say it’s one of the secrets to their success in an unexpected business.

11/25/2013

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Amelia Co-Hosting ‘The Talk’ Today On CBS

Today, WCCO-TV’s own Amelia Santaniello will be on national television. Amelia will be co-hosting the popular CBS show “The Talk,” which airs at 1 p.m. on WCCO-TV Channel 4.

10/23/2013

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Amelia Santaniello Invited Back To Co-Host ‘The Talk’

We have some exciting news to share with you. Amelia Santaniello has been invited back on “The Talk.”

10/16/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 6

It’s Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Earlier Tuesday, there was a moving tribute to the military at the Leinie’s Bandshell.

08/27/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 5

Today is Seniors, Kids, and Minnesota State Patrol Day. Some vintage State Patrol Cars are on display on West Dan Patch Avenue, and you can play to win some cool State Patrol giveaways.

08/26/2013

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Controversy After Mpls. Marks ‘Park’ Off Limits

Two months after storms slammed the Twin Cities, downed and weakened trees are still getting in the way. In an area of undeveloped land that sits right on the border of Edina, St. Louis Park and Minneapolis, the storms knocked down several trees, and the city of Minneapolis decided to post “no trespassing” signs.

08/21/2013

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Minn. Workers Can Soon Take Medical Leave To Care For Family Members

If you work at a Minnesota company with at least 21 employees, there’s a change in the law you should know about. It has to do with sick leave benefits.

07/31/2013

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Nat’l Wildlife Refuge Goes To The Cows

The Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is a recreation destination. But this summer, some of the biggest animals there are cows. About an hour north of the Twin Cities, the refuge is more than 30,000 acres of oak savanna and wetlands. But some invasive plant species are threatening to change this habitat. So they’re trying a new way to control the undesirable plants, letting cows eat them.

07/29/2013

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Gary Sinise’s Foundation Helping Wounded Minn. Vet

Some star power came to town Friday night to help a Minnesota marine wounded while serving in Afghanistan.

06/28/2013

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Prominent MN Women React To Facebook COO’s ‘Lean In’ Book

A controversial new book on women and leadership is topping best-seller lists and it’s got people talking.

06/02/2013

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