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13 Schools Sent Mystery Gift Cards To ‘Pay It Forward’

The season of giving is upon us, and some Lakeville schools recently got a lesson in giving back. On Monday, schools across the district received an anonymous gift in the mail: a $100 Cub Foods gift card. The only instruction was to forward it to a family in need.

11/21/2013

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Minnesota Man Wants To Break Bell-Ringing Record

One Minnesota man isn’t spending the holidays shopping. Instead, he’s setting his sights on a world record. Jim Brickson, captain of the Albert Lea Salvation Army, plans to be bell-ringing for no less than 80 consecutive hours.

11/20/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Thanksgiving Pies To-Go

We’d bet Thanksgiving is equally split between those who go for the stuffing and turkey (the savory folks) and those who are just in it for the pie (sweet tooth). If you’re one of the latter, or if you’re just wanting to bring pie everywhere you go Thanksgiving weekend, you need to know the top bakery pies in the Twin Cities. Dara found you the Top 5 Thanksgiving Pies to-go!

11/18/2013

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Charges: 2 Stole 2,000 Trees To Resell For Xmas

Two people are charged with stealing nearly 2,000 spruce trees from county-managed forestland in northeastern Minnesota. Authorities say the two planned to sell the small trees and tree tops as miniature Christmas trees in southern Minnesota.

11/15/2013

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Eiji Oue To Return, Will Conduct MN Orchestra’s ‘Nutcracker’

Former Minnesota Orchestra music director Eiji Oue will return to the Twin Cities to conduct the orchestra’s holiday performances of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” Oue was the director of the orchestra from 1995 until 2002.

11/13/2013

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11-12-13 Philip Brunelle On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Looking for some great music to check out? Dave has got you covered

11/12/2013

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Tips To Make Sure Your Donation Goes To Charity

There are so many charities out there, it’s sometimes hard to know which ones you should donate to, where you’re reassured your money going directly to the cause. Last year alone, Americans donated more than $300 billion to charities.

11/12/2013

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Your Holiday Hints Gifts For Young Children

If you are looking for some of the best holiday gift ideas to give for your kids, look no further than YourHolidayHints.com. You’ll find the top holiday gift ideas and plenty of ways to save with digital coupons from top retailers.

11/04/2013

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Maiden Minnesota Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season

It’s the first day of November. Like it or not, with that comes the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. One early shopping event will be taking place Friday night in the Twin Cities. The people behind the event are entrepreneurs, but you can call them “fair maidens.”

11/01/2013

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Unique DIY Centerpieces For Your Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy great food with family and friends and reflect on what’s important. Decorating the table doesn’t have to be a daunting task. Therw are plenty of creative options beyond the cornucopia. Take a look at these elegant and easy alternatives.

11/01/2013

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‘I Love Lucy’ Christmas Special To Air On CBS

CBS has announced plans to broadcast two newly colorized episodes of the 1950s comedy, “I Love Lucy,” including the memorable grape-stomping episode and the rarely-seen “Christmas Episode” this coming Christmas holiday.

10/24/2013

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Target To Hire Fewer Seasonal Holiday Workers

Target plans to hire about 70,000 seasonal workers for the holiday shopping season, down about 20 percent from a year ago. The discounter is aiming to be more efficient in its hiring practices.

09/20/2013

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Paddy’s Day Parade 2013: Fifty Degrees Cooler Than 2012

This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade celebrations weren’t like last year’s, especially weather-wise.

03/16/2013

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Best Buy 4th Quarter Loss Narrows

Best Buy Co. says its fourth-quarter loss narrowed as it cut costs to offset nearly flat sales during the key holiday quarter. It also says a deadline passed without a bid from its co-founder, Richard Schulze.

03/01/2013

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Best Buy Shares Jump On Holiday Results

Struggling consumer electronics chain Best Buy said Friday that a key revenue metric declined during the critical holiday season. But its flat performance in the U.S. was better than the past several quarters, and online revenue showed strong growth.

01/11/2013

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Christmas Tree Drought Hits Hard In Midwest

Analysts predict that Americans will buy 30 million Christmas trees this year, but in the Midwest Christmas tree farmers have been hit hard by the drought, which could wreak havoc on next year’s crop.

12/24/2012

Retailers Hope For Strong Christmas Season

Last-Minute Shopping? Join The Crowd

It’s Christmas Eve and many procrastinators still have some shopping to get done. Malls and shopping centers in the Twin Cities have been packed this holiday shopping season.

12/24/2012

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Holidays Can Be Hard When You’ve Lost A Loved One

When you’ve lost a loved one, getting through the holidays can be very emotional and painful. But there are some ways to cope with the sadness.

12/23/2012

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Wander Minnesota: Making Spirits Bright

One of my favorite places to visit this time of year is the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, because it’s the time of year when the Arboretum’s staff and volunteers put on the annual holiday extravaganza known as Making Spirits Bright.

12/21/2012

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Last Minute Tips For Your Gift Wrapping

Christmas is just a few days away now, and odds are pretty good you’re either finished or nearly done with your shopping. But once you have your presents, you still need to figure out how to wrap them.

12/21/2012

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Good Question: Are We Buying More Than We Used To?

In the next couple of days, many of us will be crowded into stores to finish buying gifts for our loved ones.

12/20/2012

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Helping Families Cope With Grief During The Holiday Season

For those who have lost a loved one, the holidays can be the most difficult time of the year.

12/20/2012

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Mistletoe Guy Hosts ‘Kissmas’ For Charity

If the 12 days of Christmas are too pricey for you (and, at last check, they probably were), you could always opt instead for the 12 days of “Kissmas.”

12/20/2012

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Behind The Scenes Of Ordway’s ‘Elf’

If you’re looking to goose your holiday spirit, the Ordway Theater in St. Paul is hosting “Elf,” a Broadway adaptation of the Will Ferrell movie.

12/19/2012

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Expert Says Holidays Bring On Depression For Some

With Christmas approaching, some of us will be reunited with family members we haven’t seen in a long time. Some of you may be looking forward to that, while others are dreading it.

12/19/2012

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