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Retailers Hope For Strong Christmas Season

Last-Minute Shopping? Join The Crowd

It’s Christmas Eve and many procrastinators still have some shopping to get done. Malls and shopping centers in the Twin Cities have been packed this holiday shopping season.

12/24/2012

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Mistletoe Guy Hosts ‘Kissmas’ For Charity

If the 12 days of Christmas are too pricey for you (and, at last check, they probably were), you could always opt instead for the 12 days of “Kissmas.”

12/20/2012

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Behind The Scenes Of Ordway’s ‘Elf’

If you’re looking to goose your holiday spirit, the Ordway Theater in St. Paul is hosting “Elf,” a Broadway adaptation of the Will Ferrell movie.

12/19/2012

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Rainy Winter Weather Dampens Holiday Shopping

Winter weather tried to slow down another big shopping weekend, causing consumers to grab their umbrellas in December. With nine shopping days to go until Christmas, it’s fair to say that Mother Nature has terrible timing.

12/15/2012

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Mall Of America Works On Constructing Ice Castle

When it comes to ice in Minnesota, magical or “one-of-a-kind” doesn’t usually come to mind, but that’s exactly how a new, icy attraction on the way to the Twin Cities is being described.

12/14/2012

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Search For Missing Woman Resumes At 9 A.M. Friday

More than 300 volunteers are desperately hoping to find a woman who’s been missing for five days.

12/13/2012

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Slain Minnesota Officer Laid To Rest

A 31-year-old Cold Spring police officer who was known as a hometown boy and the department jokester will be laid to rest Wednesday.

12/05/2012

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St. Paul Christmas Tree Stand Burglarized, Vandalized

The holiday season is off to a rough start for a Christmas tree stand in St. Paul.

12/02/2012

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Former Radio DJ Battles Prostate Cancer

Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will survive, but their lives will never be the same.

11/30/2012

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‘Go Green Saturday’ Seeks To Boost St. Paul Businesses

The shopping’s not done yet. Wedged between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is Small Business Saturday, which has shoppers heading out to their local stores.

11/24/2012

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Mall Of America Decks The Halls For Black Friday

Mall of America is getting ready for the big rush of shoppers. The plan is to have all the decorations set for Black Friday. Extra help is hired to put up all the tinsel and lights. The work started right after Halloween, and is still going on.

11/21/2012

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Common Flaws We Make In Our Morning Coffee

It’s the morning beverage of choice for most, but many people are ruining perfectly good coffee on a daily basis.

11/20/2012

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Pups Of All Sizes Compete At Mpls. Kennel Club Show

The big Minneapolis Kennel Club Dog Show is this weekend, and along with all the dogs on display young handlers will be competing as well.

11/16/2012

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Does It Really Work? Tasty Tortilla Pan

This morning we’re putting another popular “As Seen On TV” product to the test in our “Does It Really Work” series. It’s called the “Tasty Tortilla Pan.” This one makes taco and tortilla shells without frying.

11/14/2012

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Does It Really Work? Dual Draft Stopper

We’re testing out another popular “As Seen on TV” product on Tuesday in our “Does it Really Work” series on consumer products. The “Dual Draft Stopper” goes at the base of a door or window to keep the draft out.

11/13/2012

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Does It Really Work? Insta-Hang For Walls

This morning we’re testing out a popular “As Seen on TV” product to see if it really works. This product claims to be a secure way to hang anything on your walls in seconds.

11/12/2012

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Ipad Sleeve Taking Off For Twin Cities Entrepreneur

There’s one small Twin Cities company off to a blazing fast start by being the first to market disposable iPad sleeves. The idea for Chef Sleeve was born in the kitchen.

11/09/2012

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Bob Dylan To Receive Guitar Strap For Concert At Xcel

Tomorrow night, music legend and Minnesota native Bob Dylan will take over the Xcel Energy Center. When a big act plays at “The X” the venue typically gives them a thank you gift, as a way for the artists to remember the Twin Cities.

11/06/2012

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Helping Youth Find Work, One Cup At A Time

A local coffee company is celebrating a big milestone: 10 years in business. But this isn’t your typical coffee company. The money made helps young people land jobs.

11/05/2012

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Ping Pong Club Becomes A New Hit At Totino-Grace

The most popular new club at Totino-Grace High School started by accident. Students at first weren’t trying to start a ping pong club, but they did anyway.

11/02/2012

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More Schools Not Celebrating Halloween

More and more schools are doing away with the candy and costumes. Many have policies in place, out of respect to students who don’t celebrate Halloween. The plan is rather controversial because Halloween isn’t typically thought of as a religious holiday.

10/30/2012

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Meet The Man Who Tests Coffee

A Twin Cities man with a unique job has found his niche drinking coffee for a living. Patrick Dinkins calls coffee a mix of science and art. He loves the process, the taste and, of course, the aroma.

10/24/2012

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Grand Ave. Businesses Giving Back With Boo Bash

October is a slower time of year for giving to charity and the Grand Avenue Business Association is hoping to change that this year. A group of businesses in St. Paul wants you to think about giving back.

10/23/2012

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Twin Cities Families Upgrading Home Security Systems

More families in the Twin Cities are upgrading their home security. Home security companies have picked up a lot of business in recent of years because high tech packages are now more affordable.

10/22/2012

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New Swim School, Aqua-Tots, Opens In Eagan

Just because it’s getting colder, it doesn’t mean you should put the kids’ swimsuits away. There’s a new swim school open in the Twin Cities that focuses on kids.

10/18/2012

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