Christmas

Ryan McVay

12-20-13 “LETTERS TO SANTA” On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Laugh your way into the weekend with Dave Lee and SANTA CLAUS! Click the link to listen to THE PODCAST.

12/20/2013

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Best Christmas Lights In MN: Bentleyville Tour Of Lights

Two years ago, I headed north to find an entire Christmas village twinkling on the shores of Lake Superior. And as Mike Waldren told me on Twitter, it was 100 percent worth the drive.

12/19/2013

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Teen Spends More Than $500 Buying Gifts For Homeless

An East Bethel teenager is a picture of the holiday season of giving, donating her entire paycheck to buy Christmas gifts for more than 50 homeless Minnesotans.

12/19/2013

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Minn. Boy With Cerebral Palsy Gets ‘Life-Changing’ Bike For Christmas

Christmas came early for a 6-year-old boy with special needs. Noah Becks has cerebral palsy, and through the generosity of some local nonprofits he was given his first bicycle on Thursday.

12/19/2013

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Bizarre Christmas Traditions From Around The World

Check out the most bizarre christmas traditions from around the world!

12/19/2013

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Pecan Or Angel Slices From The Joy Of Cooking

Irma Rombauer, author of The Joy Of Cooking, was an accomplished home baker. Make her Pecan or Angel slices for your holiday cookie swap or your Christmas dessert table.

12/19/2013

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12-18-13 “Letters To Santa” On The Morning News With Dave Lee

A former Vikings QB writes to Santa in today’s edition. Click the link to listen!

12/18/2013

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Good Question: How Did Poinsettias Become Part Of Christmas?

We know Christmas must be close when we see poinsettias decorating offices, public spaces and homes. “I like them because they’re pretty and last long,” said 8-year-old Abby, who was buying one for herself and one for her mother at Bachman’s on Tuesday night.

12/17/2013

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12-17-13 Mary Jo Copeland On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Help donate to Sharing and Caring Hands. Donate here…. Listen to the podcast by clicking the link.

12/17/2013

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MN Wild Give Ultimate Fan Ultimate Shopping Spree

For the Wild faithful, the Hockey Lodge is where fans like Eric Anderson find their team spirit. “We’ve had tickets since 2001, their first season, so you can’t have enough wild stuff,” Anderson said. As he browses the jerseys, sweatshirts and other Wild gear, he’s preparing for a dream shopping spree. “Perfect time of the year,” he said. “Christmas gifts, you know, you can’t have too much stuff.”

12/13/2013

Ryan McVay

12-11-13 Letters To Santa On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Laugh along with Santa and Dave by clicking the link to listen!

12/11/2013

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12-10-13 “Letters To Santa” On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Who is writing into Santa today? Listen by clicking the link above!

12/10/2013

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12-10-13 Jordin Sparks On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Dave Lee talks with American Idol winner Jordin Sparks….click the links to watch her video and to listen to her talk with Dave Lee

12/10/2013

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Holiday TV Special?

On Rudolph, on Frosty, on Elf on the Shelf! Choose your favorite holiday TV special in this edition of Pick-A-Side!

12/09/2013

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Season Of Hope: A Reunion In Litchfield

On Monday nights throughout December, WCCO is going back to visit people whose stories touched us this past year. With generous support from our friends at Slumberland and Pandora Jewelry, it’s our hope to make Christmas unforgettable for these families. In this week’s “Season of Hope,” we go back to Litchfield High School. In April, we introduced you to two girls who invited boys from their special education program to senior prom.

12/09/2013

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12-9-13 “Letters To Santa” On The Morning News With Dave Lee

The tradition continues ON THE MORNING NEWS!

12/09/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Mankato’s Million Lights

If you’re into huge holiday lights displays, there’s a new one in Minnesota that’s worth a road trip. It’s already one of the brightest in the state in just its second year.

12/08/2013

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Ready Or Not – Winter’s Here In Full Force

Some Minnesotans say “bring on the winter.” They want the snow, the sports and the ice. But others say “It’s not even Christmas. Can’t this all wait?” Bryn Mawr-resident John Padgett is definitely a Christmas guy. The lights go up early in his yard display, a 15-year tradition. “I usually start the first week of November to be done by Thanksgiving,” Padgett said. “And they’ll probably be up until I can get them unfrozen from the ground.”

12/06/2013

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Frigid Temps Can’t Stop Holiday Deal Hunters

Store owners at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes are hoping for a warmer weekend. Unlike traditional malls, where it’s always 70 degrees, customers at these shops occasionally have to venture outside, going door to door. Liz Schiller is the owner of Juniper, a small boutique that features local designers and artists. “We do see a decrease in business when the weather is frigid like today,” Schiller said. When the temperature drops, so do the prices at a lot of Arbor Lakes’ stores. Discounts and incentives are offered to those willing to spend a little time outside.

12/06/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Local Gift Shopping Destinations

It’s time to start thinking about the next holiday, Christmas. This year, think food when it comes to gift giving. Dara dug into this a bit and shares her Top 5 Local Gift Shopping Destinations!

12/05/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Local Gift Shopping Destinations

It’s time to start thinking about the next holiday, Christmas. This year, think food when it comes to gift giving. Dara dug into this a bit and shares her Top 5 Local Gift Shopping Destinations!

12/05/2013

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Season Of Hope: A Surprise For Lila

Two-year-old Lila has cerebral palsy and finds working with horses helps improve her mobility. Allie is a teenager who heard Lila’s story, and raised close to $3,000 to help pay for her horse therapy session. With Allie’s help, WCCO’s Aristea Brady was able to surprise Lila and her mom with the Christmas of their dreams. Watch the video above to see this heartwarming story of hope.

12/02/2013

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10 Holiday Do’s and Don’ts

Holiday time is upon us yet again, and before the stress weighs you down, it’s a good idea to have a plan in place to help ensure that you’ll make it through the season with a smile.

12/02/2013

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Easy Ways to Save On Holiday Travel

From shipping your luggage to taking public transportation to the airport, we’ve assembled a few of our favorite tips for saving money on holiday travel. You don’t have to waste your whole holiday budget on getting home this year!

12/02/2013

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5 Reasons Being Solo During The Holidays Rocks

Alright, Singletons, it’s time to stop moping around feeling sorry for yourself for being single during the holidays. We have five reasons to celebrate your solo status!

12/02/2013

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