Holidays

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Macy’s Santaland Returns For 52nd Year

Starting Saturday, one of the classic holiday attractions of Minneapolis will be open to the public. Santaland is located on the eight floor of Macy’s downtown store. Denise Cattoor is vice president store manager. “This is the 52nd year of Santaland, and we’re very excited to have this tradition for all of our customers here in the Twin Cities,” Cattoor said.

11/21/2014

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Best Buy Reports Surprise Sales Gain In 3Q

Best Buy says its revenue edged up in the third quarter, a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off.

11/20/2014

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Survey: Minnesotans To Spend More Than $800 Per Household This Holiday

A widely regarded survey of Twin Cities consumers says we’ll be spending more this holiday season. The University of St. Thomas survey says holiday shoppers will spend on average about $868 per household.

11/19/2014

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Free Bikes 4 Kidz Seeks Volunteers To Help Fix Bikes

It started with a wish to get unused kids’ bikes out of garages and into the hands of children who would ride them. Six years later, Free Bikes 4 Kidz has given away about 20,000 bikes.

11/18/2014

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5 Thanksgiving Getaways With Your Family

What are you thankful for? This year, you might find that your answer is long weekends, memorable adventures and time spent with the ones you love, so ditch the turkey in favor a quick getaway over the four-day weekend.

10/31/2014

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How To Navigate The Best Deals and Sales This Holiday Season

Don’t get lost in the sea of sales, coupons, flyers and email lists. Take a little time to organize and you can save a bundle this holiday season.

10/31/2014

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Best Time To Shop On Black Friday

The crack of dawn isn’t the only option for Black Friday shopping.

10/31/2014

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Increase In Airfare Could Mean Costly Thanksgiving Travel

You may be all set for Halloween this week, but what about Thanksgiving? It’s just one month away. If you’re planning on flying out of town to see relatives, get ready to dig deep to pay for that plane ticket.

10/29/2014

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Veterans Day Off? Bill Would Grant It For Vets

Legislation giving military veterans a legal right to Veterans Day off from work is advancing in the Minnesota Legislature. The bill cleared a state House committee on Wednesday and was also getting consideration in the Senate.

03/05/2014

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Good Question: How Did MLK Jr.’s Birthday Become A Nat’l Holiday?

The third Monday of every January is one of ten national holidays that government employees get every year. Most children have no school and every state and federal employee receives a paid day off. The first official observation of Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a federal holiday was on January 20, 1986 – 18 years after the Civil Rights leader was shot. But David Chang, a professor of U.S. history at the University of Minnesota, says the idea for the holiday came just four days after the assassination in 1968.

01/20/2014

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Flying Solo: 5 Tips For Singles On Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, focus on all the things you love about yourself, your interests and your favorite people.

01/19/2014

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Destination: Stockholm

If you appreciate delicious food paired with locally-distilled spirits, Instagram-worthy waterside views, and stunningly attractive locals, add Stockholm, Denver to your travel bucket list.

12/25/2013

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Bereaved Families Pay Forward Holiday Acts Of Kindness

This Christmas Eve, WCCO brings you the story of two Minnesota mothers with an unbelievable strength dedicated to brightening the holidays for other families. It all started with a connection they wish they never made, but one that’s led to Christmases filled with hope for hundreds of others.

12/24/2013

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Celebrate The Holidays With A Bûche De Noël

It’s Christmas week, and all week the WCCO Morning Show is looking at holiday food traditions from around the world. For Christmas Eve, Natalie Nyhus was saying “Joyeux Noël.” The expostulation was in honor of the French, who have a dessert tradition that fashions a cake to look like a yule log. They call it “bûche de Noël.”

12/24/2013

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Subzero Temps, Freezing Rain Greet U.S. Holiday Week

The National Weather Service says wind chills in South Dakota are dipping to near 40 below. Readings hit 39 below in Huron and 33 below in Sioux Falls at 5 a.m. Monday. The northern part of the state has been under a wind chill warning.

12/23/2013

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