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Donnie Smith Bike & Car Show Roars Into St. Paul

This show will really get your motor running. It’s the 28th annual Donnie Smith Bike and Car Show, where you’ll see the best choppers, custom cruisers and — new this year — the car show, which features all makes and models.

03/28/2015

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Tips To Avoid Costly Pothole Damage

When winter turns to spring, roads turn into a potentially car-damaging labyrinth of potholes. A new survey from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America found that over the past five years, half of car owners in the U.S. say they’ve had damage.

03/13/2015

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Everything’s Bigger & Better At The Twin Cities Auto Show

The 2015 Twin Cities Auto Show will be at the Minneapolis Convention Center from March 7 through March 15! It’s your license to dream at the Twin Cities Auto Show. Get in the driver’s seat and compare 450 brand new cars, trucks, SUVs and more all in one place, all at one time.

03/09/2015

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Twin Cities Auto Show Vrooms Into Minneapolis

Luxury and technology are two big themes at the 42nd Annual Twin Cities Auto Show. The event opens to the public Saturday morning at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Rachel Slavik shows us how workers are setting up about $15 million worth of vehicles and displays.

03/06/2015

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Speed Limit To Increase On 2-Lane Highways In North, West Minn.

Do you have the need for speed? Well, you’re in luck! In the next few weeks roughly 340 miles of highways in northern and western Minnesota will get higher speed limits, according to the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

02/27/2015

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Subaru Recalls 199K Vehicles To Fix Brake Line Rust

Subaru is recalling about 199,000 cars and SUVs for a second time to fix rusty brake lines that can leak fluid and cause longer stopping distances.

01/08/2015

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Good Question: Why Has The Cost Of Diesel Not Dropped?

The cost to fill up at gas stations keeps going down. In the Twin Cities on Tuesday night, a gallon of regular was just $2.14 on average. But for drivers using diesel it’s considerably more: $3.30 a gallon.

12/30/2014

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Minnesota May Start Taxing Drivers

Gas prices are finally falling, but those savings might not last long. At least 18 states, including Minnesota, are considering taxing drivers based on distance. Gas prices aren’t the only reason for the idea, since newer cars get better gas mileage.

12/25/2014

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How Do We Know When To Spend Or When To Save?

Making a big-ticket buy will make anyone nervous. From a house to a car, one question is usually top of mind: can I afford it? Three families told WCCO what they hoped to buy, and a financial adviser crunched the numbers.

11/24/2014

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Body Shop Loses Police Account After Alleged Speeding In Squad Cars

The owner of an auto shop said the incident that led him to fire an employee was blown out of proportion. The Roseville Police Department used Suburban Auto Body to fix their cars. That four-month relationship ended a week ago when employees were accused of speeding in the patrol cars.

09/10/2014

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline

If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.

08/25/2014

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Car Colors Are Getting Bolder

Better economic times prompt buyers to like more expressive colors.

08/07/2014

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Stable Gas Prices, Younger Buyers, Expected To Push Car Sales Higher

Experts at Traverse City Conference predict continued growth, but raise some concerns about the impact of new trends.

08/06/2014

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Newer Car Models May Have Become More Hackable

With computers controlling more and more of the cars we drive, hackers are apparently on the prowl. A new report ranks the 2014 Jeep Cherokee the most hackable car on the road today.

08/02/2014

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19 Most Popular Auto Insurance Discounts

When was the last time that you shopped around for auto insurance?

07/18/2014

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‘Car2Go’ Expanding Service In Minnesota

The funky little cars that have been turning heads in Minneapolis will be coming to St. Paul this Saturday. If you’ve seen them, you’ve probably wondered about them: The tiny Car2Go cars that rent by the hour. How much do they cost, how do they work, and who actually uses them?

07/14/2014

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WCCO Takes Evasive Driving Lesson From Navy SEAL

It’s crazy to think that the average American spends 540 hours per year behind the wheel of a car. And a lot of us make plenty of mistakes. Saturday in New Hope, Minn., an evasive driving course – which costs $350 per person – is being taught by Navy SEALs!

07/12/2014

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Police: 13 Cars Smashed Overnight In Mpls.

Officers reported that 13 cars were vandalized overnight in downtown Minneapolis. According to police the cars were all along 7th Street and Portland Avenue.

07/11/2014

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Ford Sees Strong Gains In Europe

Ford of Europe President says sales are up 6.6 percent in the first half, company on track to make a profit in Europe next year.

07/11/2014

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Chanhassen Hosts ‘Cars And Coffee’

Thousands attended an event Saturday morning called “Cars and Coffee” in Chanhassen, Minn. It gives people the chance to see about 400 different kinds of cars.

07/05/2014

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Ramsey Co. Historical Society Wants People To Document Green Line

The Green Line opening is just the newest chapter in the rich, storied history of University Avenue. Minneapolis and St. Paul were connected in 1890 with the creation of the street car system, according to Chad Roberts with the Ramsey County Historic Society.

06/14/2014

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Ford Looking To Make Car Parts From Tomatoes

In an effort to find lighter renewable materials, Ford announced a partnership on Tuesday with Heinz to research the use of tomato fibers to make car parts.

06/13/2014

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Ultimate Guide To Your Summer Road Trip

Make the most of your summer with this ultimate guide to road trips.

05/09/2014

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Mpls. Unveils Parking Ramp Charging Stations

The City of Minneapolis just offered more opportunities for visitors to stay plugged in, literally. The city said they have finished installing 36 new charging stations for electric vehicles in a pair of downtown parking ramps.

05/07/2014

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Winter Crashes Overwhelm Auto Shops

Icy roads and this winter’s dangerous driving conditions are creating a new problem. With the huge number of crashes this winter, auto repair shops are swamped. Many repair shops are now telling customers they will have to wait four to six weeks before they can even start working on their car or truck.

03/25/2014

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