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St. Cloud Prison Spreads Some Cheer Behind Bars

Christmas behind bars comes with little of the typical holiday cheer for inmates at St. Cloud prison. But staff members at the Minnesota Correctional Facility-St. Cloud are working to give it some holiday touch with religious services, treat bags and special Christmas meals.

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Fan Gives Nicollet Mall Musician Christmas Trumpet

A Twin Cities mother found a meaningful way to make a difference for a man known for playing the trumpet along Nicollet Mall.

12/24/2014

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Time Running Out For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

With only a pair of days still left until Christmas, analysts are already predicting a milestone shopping season for retailers. This past weekend alone added up to the biggest two-day sales period ever, totaling $42 billon. Of course many shoppers aren’t finished yet.

12/23/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Shortbread Recipes

I was trying to think of the single Christmas food that is most historical and most contemporary—and I came up with shortbread! Here are Dara’s Top 5 Shortbread Recipes!

12/23/2014

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Free Admission To Holidazzle Market On Christmas Eve

Looking for an excuse to go to the Holidazzle Holiday Market in downtown Minneapolis? Here’s one: free admission on Christmas Eve.

12/22/2014

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Will We Have A White Christmas This Year?

Rain is falling on Minnesota, just days before Christmas. The wet weekend ushered in a rainy Monday morning, with clouds moving in from the southeast. Much of the snow that had blanketed Minnesota from a frigid November has now been washed away by mild December weather.

12/22/2014

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PODCAST-12-22-14-The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Dave Lee’s final show before Christmas….Click the link above to hear about future plans for the MN Lottery and more highlights from Monday.

12/22/2014

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Super Saturday Expected To Top Black Friday Sales

Sales this Saturday could beat Black Friday sales for the first time in a decade. The day is known as Super Saturday. It’s the last Saturday to shop before Christmas.

12/20/2014

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Santa Train Stopping In Downtown St. Paul

All aboard the Santa train in St. Paul! The Santa train is making a stop in downtown St. Paul Saturday and Sunday. Before he skirts the rooftops in his sleigh, Santa will stop at the Minnesota Transportation Museum to hear your Christmas wishes.

12/20/2014

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Holidays Can Be Especially Tough For Military Families

Over the next week, family and the holiday spirit will be top of mind, but some families will spend Christmas thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Military deployment can be difficult on the families left behind.

12/19/2014

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Last Weekend For Holidazzle Village

If you haven’t made it down to this year’s Holidazzle Village in downtown Minneapolis, this weekend marks your last chance. The village runs along Nicollet Mall between 10th and 12th Streets, centered around Peavey Plaza. It opened this year as a replacement for the Holidazzle parade.

12/19/2014

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4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

Public schools across the Twin Cities are giving students a full two weeks off over winter break. Are you looking for some fun activities to try this winter vacation?

12/19/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Place To Visit Santa

Santa has been busy making stops all over the world to hear Christmas wishes. So we wanted to know, where is the best place to visit Santa Claus?

12/18/2014

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Movie Blog: Worst Christmas Movies Ever

I’m not going to lie. Most holiday movies are at best mediocre. The noisy, overdecorated holiday movies are all too profuse. Instead, we should reserve our contempt for the movies that are not only stupid, but crassly manipulative.

12/18/2014

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