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How To Manage Childrens’ Holiday Gift Expectations

According to a study by the American Research Group, Americans will spend an average of $854 in holiday gifts.

12/11/2012

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Cyber Monday Winners With Rebecca Jarvis Of CBS

CBS business reporter Rebecca Jarvis joined John Hines on the WCCO Morning News

11/29/2012

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Alexander Ramsey’s Home: Decked Out For The Holidays

At Alexander Ramsey’s home, you can check out the sights and sounds of Christmas during the Victorian Era.

11/24/2012

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Will Politics Spoil Your Thanksgiving Day Dinner?

Ah, Thanksgiving. A little turkey, some cranberry mold, maybe apple pie with ice cream, some football on TV. Getting together with the cousins. Catching up beside the fire. Togetherness.

11/20/2012

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Unaccompanied Minors Asked To Leave MOA

The Mall of American is tightening its parental escort policy during the busiest days of holiday shopping.

11/18/2012

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Navigate Tricky Gift Return Policies After The Holidays

The holiday season has arrived and with it the efforts to find the perfect gifts for loved ones. As the hunt for gifts gets going, so does the dread of returning the thoughtful presents that are just not the right fit. Follow these tips to get through the season of returns.

11/13/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

Good Question

Stores All Set For Holidays With Seasonal Offerings

Halloween is still several weeks away yet already, some stores are getting ready for Christmas.

10/09/2012

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MLK Day: What’s Open, What’s Closed

As many celebrate Martin Luther King Day this Monday, several offices and services will be closed.

01/16/2012

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Watch The WCCO Holiday Promos

In case you missed them or want to see your favorite one again, check out the WCCO holiday promos featuring our anchors and reporters.

12/21/2011

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Guide To New Year’s Eve In Minneapolis

If the Mayans were right and 2012 really is going to bring the end of the world, as we know it, we may as well mark the end of this one with a bang.

12/21/2011

Holiday Lights

Good Question: How Much Do LED Lights Save?

Many stores are moving away from traditional holiday lights and selling LED lights which are considered “greener.” That got us wondering, what do LEDs really save us?

12/16/2011

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Top Holiday Drinks At Your Local Bar

This year, warm up at your local bar with some new creations interspersed with a few good throwbacks that will keep your senses sizzling even as the temperatures dip below zero.

12/15/2011

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Seasons Of Hope: Find Ways To Give

WCCO has a goal to bring awareness to giving during the holiday season. We hope to inspire our community to reach out and make a difference in the lives of others through stories.

12/09/2011

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What’s In Your Garden: Tips For Holiday Decorating

Many people love the scent of a real Christmas tree or holiday wreath, but some greens are more fragrant and longer lasting than others.

12/08/2011

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Tips For Wrapping The Perfect Present

If you have a mountain of gifts to tackle there are a few simple tricks so the presents look great under the tree.

12/08/2011

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Great Weekend Getaways

Sometimes you just want to get away. So pack up your family, better half, friends and even pets for some weekend fun, R & R or whatever you require to break-up the same ole this season. Here are a few of our top ideas on where you can let loose.

12/03/2011

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Holiday Recipes For Your Party

Adam Estrem joined Liz Collin Friday when she filled in for Chad. Here are those recipes Adam mentioned. Goat Cheese Crostini with Caramelized OnionsServes 12-14 1 loaf of French Bread – cut in 1/4inch slices […]

12/02/2011

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Guide To The Best Santa’s Around The Twin Cities

Where are some of the best Santas in the Twin Cities? We’ve called the North Pole to get some tips from the Big Guy’s administrative staff. Here’s what they recommend this year.

12/02/2011

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Good Question: More Eco-Friendly: Real Or Fake Trees?

For a lot of us, the choice is easy: we’re real tree or fake tree people.

12/01/2011

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Black Friday 2011: Insomnia And Sales

With a toot of a whistle, the holiday shopping train at Southdale began a 30 day-journey with Black Friday, which sent huge crowds into stores and malls hours earlier than usual.

11/25/2011

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Black Friday: Let The Deals Begin!

Two hours before Black Friday officially began, many shoppers were already waiting in lines, hoping to be the first one through the door.

11/24/2011

Tech Gift Guide

Tech Gift Ideas: New Tablets And Smartphones

Finding the right holiday gifts can be a challenge, but tech gifts are at the top of many lists. With the new iPhone out, it’s easy to assume that would be the best option. If you’re thinking about a laptop as a gift, you may want to consider a tablet.

11/15/2011

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Walker Says It’s A Christmas, Not Holiday, Tree

Gov. Scott Walker is calling the tree decorated with ornaments and adorned with a star at the top in the center of Wisconsin’s Capitol Rotunda a Christmas tree, not a holiday tree.

11/07/2011

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Retailers Hire Up As The Holiday Season Approaches

More jobs this year than last year: That’s the headline at several Minnesota department stores that say holiday hiring is already underway.

10/10/2011

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