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Some Retailers To Start ‘Black Friday’ On Thanksgiving Day

This year the Black Friday stampede will start earlier than ever. Best Buy , Toys “R” US and JCPenney have all announced they will open at 5 p.m. Thanksgiving Day. Target is joining Sears, Kohl’s and Macy’s with 6 p.m. Thanksgiving openings. Last year those four stores opened at 8 p.m.

11/11/2014

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Twin Cities Archdiocese Slashes Budget, Cites Unexpected Legal Fees

The embattled Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has announced it will be slashing its budget by 20 percent. In a statement, the archdiocese says more than $5 million in cuts is due to unexpected legal fees.

11/10/2014

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Talking Points: Emmer Not Looking To Stray From GOP Mainstream

One election result that has not gotten a lot of attention in the last week is Tom Emmer’s convincing win in the 6th Congressional District.

11/09/2014

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Franken Calls Re-Election ‘Gratifying’

Sen. Al Franken’s margin of victory in Tuesday’s election was a landslide compared to his razor-thin win six years ago. In July of 2009, after a seven-month recount and a drawn-out legal challenge, Franken was finally declared the winner by just 312 votes. While the margin of Franken’s victory this time was predicted by recent polls, as recently as a year ago he was not expected to do nearly as well.

11/04/2014

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Despite Favorable Polls, Sen. Franken Not Overconfident In Race Against McFadden

The latest poll in the U.S. Senate race shows the gap has not tightened between the leading candidates in Minnesota.

11/03/2014

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Jeff Johnson Talks On Redskins Name, Taxes & Obamacare

On WCCO Sunday Morning, I did a long interview with Jeff Johnson, the Republican hopeful for governor. With just days until Election Day, Johnson is trailing in the polls to incumbent Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton.

11/02/2014

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Honeywell Facing Lawsuit Over Health Tests

Two Minnesota employees have filed complaints against Honeywell for its wellness program, and the federal government is suing to stop it.

10/29/2014

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Police: 1 Killed, 1 Injured After Refusing To Buy Alcohol For Underage Suspects

Maplewood police say a 25-year-old man was shot and killed this weekend because he refused to buy alcohol for at least three underage boys.

10/27/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 10-27-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee!

Monday Morning QB with Dave Lee…listen back to portions of the show by clicking the link above.

10/27/2014

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Franken Vs. McFadden Debate: Tax Loopholes And Attack Ads

WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden at 10 a.m. Sunday. Here is the sixth question.

10/26/2014

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Franken Vs. McFadden Debate: NFL Tax Exempt Status & ‘Redskins’ Name

WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden at 10 a.m. Sunday. The fifth question is from a viewer named John, fed up with billionaire owners getting public funding.

10/26/2014

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Franken Vs. McFadden Debate: How Loyal Is Your Vote?

WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden at 10 a.m. Sunday. Here’s the fourth question.

10/26/2014

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Franken Vs. McFadden Debate: Fighting ISIS

WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and Republican challenger Mike McFadden Sunday at 10 a.m.

10/26/2014

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Franken Vs. McFadden Debate: Thoughts On Affordable Care Act

WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and republican challenger Mike McFadden Sunday at 10 a.m. Here’s the second question.

10/26/2014

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Franken Vs. McFadden Debate: Should There Be Travel Ban For Ebola?

WCCO hosted a debate between Democratic Sen. Al Franken and republican challenger Mike McFadden Sunday at 10 a.m. Here’s the first question.

10/26/2014

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