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Skijoring Kicks Off At The Loppet Festival

For those looking for something to get them outside this weekend, head to the Loppet Festival Saturday for the Skijoring event. Some may have heard the term, but for those who may be unfamiliar with the term it’s a ski race where dogs pull humans on cross country skis.

01/31/2015

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Pet Blog Video Of The Week!

Hands – and paws – down, this is the best 14 seconds committed to cell phone video this week! Quinn the Bernese Mountain puppy gets caught slippin’ on video, thanks to TJ Parker on YouTube.

01/30/2015

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Pet Blog: Strikin’ A Pose With Your Pooch

Is your dog overdue for some glamour shots … mainly because pets are typically not welcomed at Glamour Shots? Well how about getting some primo photos of your pooch while also helping a great cause.

01/28/2015

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Good Questions: Dog Tails, Idle Lawmakers, & WCCO

Every Friday, we rapid-fire answer some of your various Good Questions. This week, Heather Brown takes a look at dogs, the 2016 legislative session, and WCCO itself.

01/16/2015

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Lack Of Snow Won’t Change Beargrease Marathon’s Start Date

The 2015 John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon will start as scheduled, even though there’s not that much snow in northern Minnesota.

01/12/2015

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Tips For Keeping Your Pets Warm In Extreme Cold

As we get ready for some of the most extreme cold we’ve felt this winter, it’s important to remember our pets. Last year, veterinarians saw more pets with frostbite here in Minnesota. Just like humans, it only takes minutes when the temperatures get below zero.

01/06/2015

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Pet Blog: Jamie Yuccas’s Doggy Duo

It’s safe to say the two biggest fans of WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas have no idea she’s on TV. Dottie, 10, is a mix of Jack Russell and Rat terriers, and Murphy’s a 7-year-old … something. […]

12/26/2014

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1 Dog Dead, 3 Cats Rescued From S. Minneapolis House Fire

Firefighters rescued three family pets from a house fire in South Minneapolis Wednesday night.

12/24/2014

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Man Pleads Guilty In Dog Fighting Case

An Austin man has pleaded guilty to torturing an animal to settle allegations he was training dogs to fight.

11/30/2014

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Man Camps Deals To Help Family Of Girl Mauled By Dogs

For 22 years one local has been camping out Thanksgiving Day for a cause. Every year Joe Geary picks a different Twin Cities store to pitch a tent and wait for the best bargain deal. This year he isn’t just shopping for himself at Best Buy, but for those in need.

11/27/2014

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Here’s What Not To Feed Your Pet This Thanksgiving

There’s a two-word reason man’s best friend loves Thanksgiving. Table scraps. But there are some things that dog owners shouldn’t slip their pets.

11/27/2014

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Girl Killed By Dogs Wanted To Create A Shelter

An 8-year-old girl killed by a pack of dogs on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation wanted to be a veterinarian and dreamed of one day creating a shelter for the dogs that roam the reservation, her parents say.

11/24/2014

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Pet Blog: Mpls. Kennel Club Set For 81st Dog Show

Over 1,200 dogs will compete this weekend in Shakopee in the 2014 Minneapolis Kennel Club All-Breed Dog Show. The competition will be held at Canterbury Park’s new Event and Expo Center on Saturday and Sunday. Organizers say handlers from around the country will be there, including 50 youngsters between the ages of 9 and 17 who will participate in the junior showmanship event.

11/21/2014

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How To Budget For Canine Medical Care

You’ll find a dog in nearly one out of every three Minnesota homes. Their wagging tails can warm a person’s heart, but the costs of being a dog owner can also do a number on their bank account.

11/10/2014

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Good Questions: Campaign Signs, Dogs In Cars & Acorns

Craig from Richfield and Beverly from Prior Lake asked: Who is responsible for removing campaign yard signs after the election? State law says yard signs must be removed 10 days after the state’s general election, but doesn’t stipulate who is responsible for taking them down.

11/07/2014

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Hike Under The Moon At Lake Elmo Reserve

The Lake Elmo Park Reserve is hosting moonlight hikes all month long. The reserve offers over five miles of lighted trails for people, and their dogs, to walk.

10/25/2014

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Pet Blog: Rally Aims To End Dog Shootings By Police

The group “Freeze Don’t Shoot” plans to hold a rally at every state capitol Saturday to highlight officer-involved shootings of family pets. The Minnesota chapter was formed in July. Julie Whalen, the administrator of the Minnesota Facebook page, says the local group has about 130 members, and about 50 plan to attend Saturday afternoon’s rally in St. Paul to address what they call an “epidemic” of shootings.

10/24/2014

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Pet Blog: Midwest Family Pet Expo

The National Sports Center in Blaine is going to be a zoo this Saturday — but in a really good way. The 2014 Midwest Family Pet Expo features events like wiener dog races (and wannabe wiener dog races, which should stoke anyone’s curiosity), a pet costume contest and demos about dog bite prevention and companion birds.

10/03/2014

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Good Questions: Dish Water, Dog Colds & Traffic Times

Amanda from Golden Valley and her husband have a standing argument. They asked for our help in resolving this important issue: Should you rinse your dishes in warm or cold water? According to University of St. Thomas nutrition expert Jeannemarie Beiseigel, hot water (110 degrees or higher) is recommended because it helps remove dirt and debris. It also speeds the drying of dishes.

09/26/2014

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The Budweiser Dog Ad’s Minn. Connection

The new Budweiser commercial tugs at your heart, and the song in the background, well, it’s memorable. The ad featuring the song “When You Come Home” has more than 15 million YouTube views. It was written and sung by Minneapolis-based musician Dan Rodriguez. “I was inspired about a guy and his dog to write a song about a friendship or relationship,” Rodriguez said.

09/25/2014

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6 Tips For Owning A Dog In Urban Areas

These 6 tips will benefit any dog owner living in the big city! These do’s and don’ts are important to consider for any dog lover.

09/23/2014

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Pet Blog: St. Paul To Celebrate ‘Bark & Rec Day’

Harriet Island may have been underwater for a good part of the summer. But now it’s all dried up and ready for some wiggly butts! Please, let me explain. Sunday is Saint Paul Parks and Recreation’s Bark and Rec Day, which includes the 2014 Wiggle Butt 5K.

09/19/2014

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Good Questions: Chip Bags, Mushrooms & Cutting Onions

James from Apple Valley asked: Why are potato chip bags so full of air? Frito-Lay, the largest of the chip makers, says the following: “Our chips are packaged by weight depending on bag size. Prior to sealing, we add air to the bags to cushion the chips and help prevent breakage.”

09/12/2014

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6 Must-Read Books For Dog Lovers

These books are perfect for anyone who has fallen in love with man’s best friend.

09/12/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: A Twin Cities Family & Their ‘Boutique Hotel For Dogs’

Sometimes you just get “dogged” by the pursuit of a dream. That’s the case for one Twin Cities family. John Sturgess spent 20 years operating and developing hotels before having his career go to the dogs. In 2011, he, his wife, Stacey, and daughter, Ellie, decided to combine the families love for Fido with John’s business background.

09/09/2014

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