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5-Year-Old Forgoes Birthday Gifts For Global Altruism

A 5-year-old St. Paul boy named Liam March-Schmalstieg didn’t want the typical birthday gifts. Instead, the pre-schooler wanted his party guests to give to an orphanage in Africa. And now the boy’s gesture unexpectedly have come full circle.

09/05/2013

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RV, Motor Home Sales On The Rise

Don’t be surprised if you notice more RV’s and motor homes out on the highways. While recreational vehicle sales dipped during the recession, buyers are now back. The RV Industry Association says more than 300,000 RV’s are expected to be sold this year.

09/04/2013

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Car-Sharing App Raises City Ordinance Questions, Irks Taxi Drivers

You may start to see a lot more vehicles with pink mustaches on the streets of St. Paul. A new, free car-sharing app called Lyft connects drivers and passengers. Twenty-six-year-old Rebecca Swanson has climbed aboard the bandwagon simply by having a smartphone and a car.

08/31/2013

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How To Keep A Bug-Free Garden

So as not to waste the hours you’ve put into your garden, WCCO asked Susie Bachman for the best ways to keep the bugs away. Aphids can suck the green part out of the plant, so Captain Jacks’ Deadbug is a great organic all-purpose insecticide. Bonide Eight isn’t organic, is another a great all-purpose insecticide.

07/20/2013

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Bob Dylan Diehards Show Their Love & Their Best Impressions

Music fans got their fill Wednesday night in St. Paul, enjoying two big bands, and a Minnesota music legend. Fans streamed into Midway Stadium to see My Morning Jacket, Wilco, and Bob Dylan.

07/10/2013

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17-Year-Old Battles Cancer, Gets A Wish & Pays It Forward

Aimee Jo Ashford was diagnosed with ovarian cancer earlier this year, and credits her friends in the show choir for getting her through her battle. So when a wish-granting charity asked the 17-year-old Totino Grace student for her request, her immediate instinct was to give back.

07/09/2013

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WCCO Lifestyle: Take Your Room From Drab To Fab

Wish there were a magic bullet that could help take your room from drab to fab? While you can’t just snap your fingers, there is help. In this week’s WCCO Lifestyle Segment, Design Consultant Linda VanBergen shares design resources that won’t break the bank.

07/06/2013

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Fear Of Gang Violence Cancels Richfield 4th Of July Carnival

A Fourth of July tradition that’s been around for decades is canceled this year because police fear it draws gangs. Police urged the City of Richfield to cancel its annual Fourth of July Carnival at Veterans Park.

07/03/2013

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Don’t Let The Emerald Ash Borer Follow You To The Cabin

Before you head to the cabin this 4th of July, the Minneapolis Park Board has an important message. Do not bring any wood you may have chopped from downed trees. They say this is imperative in their fight to stop the spread of Emerald Ash Borer.

06/27/2013

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Minn. School’s Adjust To USDA Lunch Guidelines

Minnesota schools are adjusting after the USDA issued new guidelines on the amount of fat and calories contained in snacks made available in lunchrooms.

06/27/2013

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Suffering From Allergies? Try Avoiding Triggers

If you feel your allergies have been hitting you harder, local doctors say it’s not just in your head. The prolonged winter followed by the rapid warm-up caused pollen counts to rise quickly.

06/20/2013

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Mom Of Kidnapped Baby Says She’d Forgive The Suspect, Her Friend

The mother of a 2-month-old baby taken from her home Tuesday says she forgives the woman accused of kidnapping her child.
“I’m not going to put her out as a bad person,” said Christina Alonzo. “She is a really good person. I’ve known her for so long.”

06/19/2013

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Since May 1, Mpls Has 3X More Rain Than Seattle

After a miserable winter, you’d think Mother Nature would cut us a break. Think again. The 6 1/2 inches of rain since May 1 is three times what Seattle, Wash., has experienced.

06/06/2013

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From Egypt To Minn.: A Boy’s Trip For A New Kidney

A parent’s love for their 5-year-old son has taken them half way across the world in search of a second chance.

05/07/2013

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School Board To Make Changes After ‘Harlem Shake’ Suspensions

The Mound-Westonka School District says it’s making changes after the suspension of six hockey players just hours before a playoff game. With a short roster, the team lost to a lower-seeded opponent

05/06/2013

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