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Checking Out The ‘Big Bug’ Exhibit At The Minnesota Zoo

We all know the bugs in Minnesota can get huge during the summer and we mainly think of black flies and mosquitoes. But few crawly creatures are as big as the ones at the Minnesota Zoo right now.

05/22/2014

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Coffee Shop Offers Local Brew With Bitters

There’s a new coffee shop in the Twin Cities. Its brew comes with bitters in it, even though bitters are more commonly thought of as an ingredient for cocktails, not java. Furthermore, the coffee you can get at Five Watt is bought directly from a roaster based in Wisconsin.

05/21/2014

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Everything Old Is New Again At Valleyfair

You don’t have to have nerves of steel to have a good time. This year, the amusement park is offering up some more family-friend rides as well. Edward Moody checked out the all-new area geared towards families. Did we say “all-new”? Well, in this case at least, everything old is new again.

05/20/2014

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Excellent Educator: Park High School’s Abbey Janicek

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator who has gone above and beyond to make a different in students’ lives. Like adults, high school students must learn to balance their personal and academic lives. Having a teacher willing to help with both can often be just what a student needs to excel.

05/16/2014

Star Trek

MOA’s New ‘Star Trek’ Exhibit Boldly Goes, Etc.

The Mall of America is ready to help Twin Cities residents and visitors alike boldly go where no man has gone before. The mall is unveiling “Star Trek: The Exhibition” this Friday, and Edward Moody was there Wednesday morning to make a fresh notation in his captain’s log.

05/14/2014

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Minnesota Cheese Festival Hits State Fairgrounds

If you’re a cheese enthusiast, you’ll want to head to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend. The Minnesota Cheese Festival is this weekend and it offers a ton of tasty varieties from several local vendors.

05/13/2014

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Summer Grilling Tips From The Experts

Despite our recent bouts with rain it is finally barbecue season. In fact, May is National Barbecue Month. Edward Moody talked with “pit master” Sean Ewing from Famous Dave’s to highlight tips on the art of barbecuing.

05/12/2014

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Excellent Educator: Mounds Park Academy’s Maureen Conway

For some, like our Excellent Educator pick from just last week, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. Others hear the call a little bit later. This week’s honoree took some time to explore the world before deciding to mold young minds.

05/09/2014

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Big Wood Brewery 1 Of Many Celebrating Minnesota Craft Beer Week

It’s a big week in Minnesota as the whole state celebrates craft beer and all the ways to enjoy it. Breweries from the north shore to the southern part of the state are opening their doors for fun and sampling. It’s all a part of the 10,000 Minutes of Minnesota Craft Beer.

05/07/2014

Bicycles

Cycles For Change Wants To Give Everyone A Chance To Ride

The Twin Cities always rank high for being bicycle friendly, but even here there are many people who don’t have access to bicycles. Cycles For Change has a mission: They want to give everyone a chance to get out and ride.

05/05/2014

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Excellent Educator: Zachary Lane Elementary’s Mike Westby

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. For some, teaching is a calling that starts early in life. This week’s excellent educator knew he wanted to teach when he was in seventh grade.

05/02/2014

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St. Paul Hotel Floral Expert Offers Up Gardening Tips

The gorgeous English garden at the St. Paul Hotel is one of the most popular in the state, and this year it celebrates a milestone 20th anniversary. WCCO’s Edward Moody decided to ask their full-time horticulturalist Sarah Orvik how the rest of us can get our gardening started.

04/30/2014

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Garden Week: CSA Program At Pahl’s Market In Apple Valley

All this week, the WCCO Morning Show is getting into the spring spirit, which for many means getting into the garden. People got a taste of spring over the weekend. A number of farmers markets opened for the season, including in Minneapolis.

04/28/2014

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Excellent Educator: Heights Community School’s Brenda Allal

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Like the rest of us, teachers have to balance home life and work. As busy and this week’s Excellent Educator is, she seems to be managing things just fine.

04/25/2014

CFL Light Bulb

Earth Week: How Much Your Electronics Cost Per Year

We’ve dubbed this week “Earth Week” on the WCCO this Morning Show and are exploring several ways to learn about being more eco-friendly. It’s been a good opportunity to think about our impact on the environment. One way people go eco-friendly is remembering to turn off the lights.

04/24/2014

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Local Company Offers Eco-Friendly Options For Your Home

We’re having a week-long celebration to honor Earth Day and on Wednesday we’re learning about some green products to make your home more eco-friendly. Some of the ideas might blow your mind. We spoke with the experts at Natural Built Home to get some ideas on making homes greener.

04/23/2014

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Como Zoo Polar Bears Have Live Playdate On Earth Day

Como Zoo’s two polar bears, Buzz and Neil, are going global this Earth Day on a live broadcast around the world, and you can check it out. The bears will take part in what could be called a worldwide play date.

04/22/2014

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Volunteer Week: Crisis Nursery Helps Victims Of Child Abuse

A local organization is doing its part to provide shelter for victims of child abuse, and you can help. The Crisis Nursery in Minneapolis is a spot where children come from tough family situations, and there are a few ways people can come in and volunteer their time for kids who need it.

04/16/2014

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Hands On Twin Cities Helps People Give Back

Minnesotans lead the nation in volunteering, but sometimes even we need help finding new places to donate our time. This week, the WCCO Morning Show is bringing you stories of volunteerism that will hopefully inspire you to make the most of your time and skills.

04/14/2014

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Excellent Educator: Apple Valley High’s Greg Gamache

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. Some teachers go to great lengths to connect with their students, and that’s certainly the case for this week’s educator.

04/11/2014

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Rooftop Garden At St. Paul Children’s Hospital Offers Healing

All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking you stories above the metro and showing off some of the coolest rooftops in the Twin Cities. For Thursday, Edward Moody journeyed to a place that surrounds families in beauty during the toughest of times.

04/10/2014

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Hyatt Regency Rooftop Has Minneapolis Abuzz

All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking you stories above the metro and showing off some of the coolest rooftops in the Twin Cities. For Tuesday, Edward Moody found a rooftop the inhabitants of which ought to have Minneapolis abuzz.

04/09/2014

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Target Field Roof Deck Offers Prime View Of Summer

All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking you stories above the metro and showing off some of the coolest rooftops in the Twin Cities. For Tuesday, Edward Moody was still in the spirit of the Minnesota Twins’ home opener.

04/08/2014

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Excellent Educator: Cottage Grove Park High’s Jason Schwartz

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. A true excellent educator is passionate about helping their students’ successes, no matter what the challenge.

04/04/2014

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MN RollerGirls’ ‘Vortex’ At Roy Wilkins This Weekend

It’s one of the most popular underground contact sports in the metro, which requires its participants to have thick skin and steel bones. This weekend, you can check out the local roller derby action for yourself. The Minnesota RollerGirls “Roller Vortex” is this Saturday, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Roy Wilkins Auditorium.

04/02/2014

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