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Presidents Day: What’s Open, What’s Closed?

Monday marks Presidents Day, and while many people will still be going to work, a number of offices such as the U.S. Post Office are closed for the federal holiday. Some schools are also closed.

02/16/2015

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Businesses Cope With Last-Minute Rush Before New Year’s

Before the countdown to the New Year begins, several local businesses count on one last rush of 2014. Grocery and liquor stores count New Year’s Eve as one of the busiest days of the year and holiday season.

12/31/2014

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Time Running Out For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

With only a pair of days still left until Christmas, analysts are already predicting a milestone shopping season for retailers. This past weekend alone added up to the biggest two-day sales period ever, totaling $42 billon. Of course many shoppers aren’t finished yet.

12/23/2014

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Holidays Can Be Especially Tough For Military Families

Over the next week, family and the holiday spirit will be top of mind, but some families will spend Christmas thousands of miles away from their loved ones. Military deployment can be difficult on the families left behind.

12/19/2014

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Last Weekend For Holidazzle Village

If you haven’t made it down to this year’s Holidazzle Village in downtown Minneapolis, this weekend marks your last chance. The village runs along Nicollet Mall between 10th and 12th Streets, centered around Peavey Plaza. It opened this year as a replacement for the Holidazzle parade.

12/19/2014

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4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

Public schools across the Twin Cities are giving students a full two weeks off over winter break. Are you looking for some fun activities to try this winter vacation?

12/19/2014

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Best Romantic Winter Destinations For Couples

Couples looking for a romantic winter destination in America will enjoy any of these five beautiful places.

12/19/2014

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Wander Minnesota: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Making Spirits Bright

One of my favorite places to visit at the holidays is the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. The McGuinn Great Hall in the Oswald Visitor Center is the home of several beautifully decorated Christmas trees, often including items found on the Arboretum grounds.

12/18/2014

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WCCO Radio Holiday Programming Schedule

Tune into special holiday programming on WCCO Radio for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

12/17/2014

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Best Holiday Destinations For Singles

The best way to prevent a Blue Christmas is to visit one of the best holiday destinations in America for singles.

12/17/2014

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Smaller Christmas Trees Are Getting Popular

What kind of Christmas tree do you like? Real? Fake? Or are you just someone who likes to wait until the last minute to decorate for the holidays? The Famers Market Annex in Minneapolis sells thousands of trees every December. Owner Scott Barriball says he sees customers’ interests change every year as they search for that perfect living room centerpiece.

12/16/2014

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How To Be A Good Holiday House Guest

Here are some tips on how to be the perfect guest over the holidays.

12/12/2014

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Gift Guides: The Best Subscription-Based Gift Ideas

Whether you procrastinated gift shopping or have simply exhausted your list of gift ideas, here are some of the best subscription-based services to give as gifts to friends, family and loved ones this holiday season.

12/11/2014

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A Guide To Dating Around The Holidays

During the holidays, take things easy, communicate with one another and enjoy the festivity that’s all around you.

12/10/2014

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Governor’s Residence Offers Holiday Tours

It’s one of the biggest houses on Summit Avenue in St. Paul — and it’s the place Minnesota’s governor calls home. A few times each year, the doors of the Governor’s Residence are opened to the public for tours. It’s also an interior designer’s dream assignment. Six local designers each had a chance to decorate a room inside the house for the holidays.

12/09/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 12-8-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee-John Hines Hosts

John Hines in for Dave Lee on Monday….Click the link above to head to the PODCAST PAGE

12/08/2014

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

12/08/2014

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5 Ways To Add Peppermint To Your Holidays

Peppermint and holiday celebrations go together hand in hand. Beautifully decorative with the delicious, sweet taste of peppermint enhances everything from luscious desserts to warm and soul-satisfying beverages.

12/08/2014

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5 Little Known Facts About ‘A Christmas Carol’

Carlo DeVito, author of “Inventing Scrooge” from sister company Simon & Schuster, shares five little known facts about Charles Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.”

12/08/2014

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Good Questions: Eggnog, Glue, & One-Way Plane Tickets

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, John Lauritsen explores one-way plane tickets, glue containers and eggnog.

12/05/2014

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Tips For Decorating Your Holiday Wreath

Holiday decorations are everywhere. But if you’re struggling to get your house holiday ready, we have a few tips on how to give your wreath extra flair, or just start with the basics. If you’re anything like WCCO’s Kylie Bearse, you aren’t exactly the crafty type.

12/05/2014

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Celebrate The Holidays At St. Paul’s Grand Meander

This weekend, St. Paul’s historic Grand Avenue hosts its annual “Grand Meander.” You can eat breakfast with Santa Claus, take a trolley ride and much more. Kylie Bearse stopped over there on Friday morning to get a preview of the event.

12/05/2014

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Podcast Page: 12-3-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Reaction to the Twins bringing back Torii Hunter-click the link above to listen!

12/03/2014

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America’s Best Places For A White Christmas

A trip to a winter wonderland can make this Christmas one you’ll never forget.

12/03/2014

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Wander Minnesota: December Festivities (Week 1)

The month of December is an exceptionally busy one for this festival-fond state. To try and get as much coverage as possible without creating a blog post that’s a mile long, I’m going to report weekly this month. Today’s installment will include events through Sunday, Dec. 7.

12/01/2014

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