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‘Claws’ Exhibit At Sea Life Aquarium Starts This Month

The Sea Life Aquarium at the Mall of America has a new exhibit opening this month. It’s called “Claws,” and we went inside to get a look at what’s to come. The exhibit will feature a variety of different crabs, everything from smaller crabs to larger species.

06/02/2014

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Virtual Reality Isn’t Just For Video Games

The future looks like it will be filled with virtual reality. Developers at The Nerdery in Bloomington have been tinkering with a device called the Oculus Rift, a virtual reality headset initially designed for video games. You might have heard of it after Facebook acquired its maker for $2 billion.

05/28/2014

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Golf Courses Embrace New Games To Attract Business

This spring, there’s a new option for golf. Hyland Greens Golf and Learning Center in Bloomington, Minn. will open up its new footgolf course on Saturday as a proactive approach to the declining interest in the game. In recent years, many golfers have put their clubs aside because the game isn’t easy or cheap.

05/23/2014

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Bud Grant Plans His ‘Last And Best’ Garage Sale

Legendary Vikings coach Bud Grant celebrated his 87th birthday Tuesday. What he’s doing for the next three days is almost like a gift to fans. He’s putting several of his family’s personal items up for sale, including mementos from his Hall of Fame coaching career.

05/20/2014

Star Trek

MOA’s New ‘Star Trek’ Exhibit Boldly Goes, Etc.

The Mall of America is ready to help Twin Cities residents and visitors alike boldly go where no man has gone before. The mall is unveiling “Star Trek: The Exhibition” this Friday, and Edward Moody was there Wednesday morning to make a fresh notation in his captain’s log.

05/14/2014

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Mall Of America To Feature Minnesota Photos

The Mall of America will feature more than 200 photos of Minnesota in the “Capture Minnesota” photography exhibit. The exhibit opens Friday in the Bloomington mall’s rotunda and runs through Sunday.

05/14/2014

Star Trek

Star Trek Exhibition Coming To Mall of America

Fans of “Star Trek” will be out of this world when “Star Trek: The Exhibition” opens at the Mall of America. The exhibit opens a six-month run at the Bloomington megamall on Friday. Visitors can view one of the largest collections of “Star Trek” artifacts and information on public display.

05/10/2014

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English Teacher Named Minnesota’s Teacher Of The Year

An English teacher who teaches classes in Minneapolis and Crystal has been named Minnesota’s teacher of the year for 2014. Thomas Rademacher has taught at the Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource School since 2006. The K-12 school has campuses in downtown Minneapolis and in Crystal.

05/04/2014

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Laura Sobiech Pens Book On Son’s Battle With Cancer

One year ago this month, Zach Sobiech’s “Clouds” was the No. 1 song on the iTunes chart. “Clouds” was released in December 2012, six months after doctors told Sobiech he had less than a year to live.

05/01/2014

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MOA Shoppers Can Soon Zip Line Across The Mall

If walking across the massive Mall of America in Bloomington is too strenuous for you, no need to worry, a new zip line can help you get moving. Crews at MOA are installing two zip lines the stretches across Nickelodeon Universe. The zip line starts 55 feet up above the Dutchman’s Deck ropes course.

04/30/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Barefoot Hiking

Sturdy boots are usually considered key to a long, safe hiking trip. But some hikers strip off all the foot protection to fully appreciate the ground they walk on.

04/27/2014

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MOA To Host Vikings Cheerleader Final Auditions

The Mall of America will host final auditions for the 2014 squad of Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders. Fifty-four finalists are scheduled to compete Tuesday night in the mall’s rotunda, from 7-9:30 p.m.

04/22/2014

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Good Question: What Happens To All The Trash At The Mall Of America?

Every year, 42 million people visit the more than 500 stores and restaurants at the Mall of America. Ultimately, that translates into an annual average about 10,000 tons of trash — or about 28 tons per day.

04/17/2014

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Fire Displaces Residents At Bloomington Apartment Complex

Three adults were displaced from their apartment building following a Thursday morning fire. The fire began in the early morning hours at a complex on the 5200 block of West 98th Street in Bloomington.

04/17/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: Nerdery CEO Mike Derheim

What makes a nerd? Mike Derheim, 35, and two partners started The Nerdery with a couple hundred bucks. Its annual revenue in 2013 was more than $52 million.

04/15/2014

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Increase In Coyote Sightings Reported In Bloomington

Police in Bloomington are warning residents about an increase in coyotes sighted in parts of the Twin Cities suburb. The police department has sent letters warning people about the increase over the last few weeks.

04/10/2014

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Family Displaced After Bloomington House Fire

A family in the south metro will have to find a new place to stay after a fire burned their home early Saturday morning. The fire happened just after one this morning on the 100 block of Lyndale Avenue, according to the Bloomington Fire Department. Firefighters put the flames out quickly, and crews say the family made it out of the home safely.

04/05/2014

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TSA Urging Congress To Support Enhanced Security At Airports

It is the busiest time of year to fly out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport as several families and students head out on spring break trips. Transportation Safety Administration officials said it’s now important to get to the airport two-and-a-half hours before your flight at least for the next month to deal with long waits in security lines.

03/27/2014

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Charges: Comedian Sexually Assaulted Bar Employee After Show

A 40-year-old California man is accused of sexually assaulting an adult woman who worked at a Mall of America comedy club where he performed, according to charges filed Friday in Hennepin County Court.

03/21/2014

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Officials Break Ground On Mall Of America Expansion Project

Twin Cities leaders are breaking ground Tuesday on a project that will nearly double the size of Mall of America. MOA officials said when the project is done, you can expect a multi-level complex that will connect to the existing mall on all four levels.

03/18/2014

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Spring Break Ideas For Kids: CSI At The Mall Of America

You don’t need to leave Minnesota to find excitement, especially when CSI comes to Mall of America. It’s a new entertainment feature where you can use the tools they provide to uncover a murder mystery.

03/13/2014

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Hard Rock Cafe Announces Official Plans For MOA

After being away for the last three years, Hard Rock Cafe is officially coming back to the Twin Cities. A press release on Tuesday announced the restaurant’s new Mall of America location, set to open during the summer of 2014.

03/11/2014

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Mall Of America Secures Financing For Expansion

The Mall of America, one of the largest malls in the continent, says it will break ground in a couple of weeks to start making the mall a whole lot bigger. The mall has secured financing for a $300 million expansion.

03/04/2014

DeRusha Eats Shoyu

DeRusha Eats: Shoyu At MSP Airport

No one’s ever thought of eating at the airport as being anything other than fast and expensive. That is changing at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, especially in Concourse G, where Delta Air Lines hired a company to completely re-do all of the restaurants.

03/01/2014

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Suburban Spotlight: DeRusha Visits Bloomington

Bloomington, Minnesota is well known for Mall of America and for being close to the airport. But when the WCCO This Morning’s dart landed on Bloomington, we looked to viewers for help on what to go see.

02/25/2014

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