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4 Things To Know For May 24, 2015

Here’s a look at the 4 things you need to know for May 24, 2015. They include the latest on the upcoming special session, same-sex marriage becoming legal in Ireland, and some new ways to beat the heat at Valleyfair.

05/24/2015

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4 Things To Know: Memorial Day, Gay Marriage In Ireland & More

From the traffic outlook for Memorial Day travel plans, to an historic referendum vote on gay marriage in Ireland, here are the four stories you need to know for Friday, May 22.

05/22/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: 3 Generations Help Out A Booming ‘Celtic Croft’ Business

Joseph Croft started Celtic Croft 20 years ago in his garage. Now the independent store in Brooklyn Park specializes in traditional Scottish and Irish items. It’s a business that keeps booming! The three generations running the store makes them Minnesotans to Meet.

05/12/2015

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Kylie’s Kids: Meet Ireland

Ireland is a spunky 7 year old from St. Louis Park. She loves to sing and dance, which is great because she wants to be a world-famous rock star when she grows up. Ireland has been in and out of the hospital since she was born because of a congenital heart defect.

04/06/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Corned Beef In Minnesota

Every year on March 17, everyone’s a little Irish — even if it’s painfully obvious we’re not. According to your votes, Stillwater’s Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant serves the best corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota, a typically Irish dish.

03/12/2015

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5 Reasons To Visit Ireland For St. Patrick’s Day

No one knows how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day better than the Irish. That is why you will want to make a trip over the pond and experience this green holiday with those who love all things related to St. Patrick’s Day, including the green beer.

03/10/2015

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Medtronic Adjusts $43B Deal Over Inversion Rules

Medical device maker Medtronic is switching to $16 billion in financing to complete its purchase of Ireland-based competitor Covidien a few weeks after federal regulators issued rules designed to curb overseas acquisitions that cut tax U.S. tax bills.

10/03/2014

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McFadden Defends Role In Irish Firm’s Merger

Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden’s investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate. McFadden’s Minnesota-based firm made more than $11 million, according to public filings.

08/30/2014

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Senate Hopeful McFadden Defends Role In Irish Firm’s Merger

Republican Senate candidate Mike McFadden is defending his investment banking firm’s involvement in a deal that led a U.S. company overseas. The so-called tax inversion finalized in 2012 involved a U.S. pharmaceutical company merging with a competitor and moving its tax residence to Ireland, where corporate tax rates are much lower.

08/29/2014

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Most Popular Destination Wedding Locations

Planning a destination wedding offers couples the opportunity to plan a unique wedding where they can say “I do” in front of a breathtaking background. All of these locations offer unique venues, luxurious resorts and beautiful settings.

08/29/2014

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Medtronic Buys Competitor Based In Ireland For $43B

Big changes are coming to Twin Cities-based Medtronic, which has released more details about an upcoming merger with Irish-based medical device manufacturer Covidien. On Sunday night, the Twin Cities based company announced plans to buy Covidien for $42.9 billion.

06/16/2014

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Finding Minnesota: The Gaelic Harp Renaissance

The harp is an instrument we can all identify with but one we seldom get to see.

03/19/2013

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Phoenix-Bound Dog Ends Up On Flight To Ireland

An English Springer Spaniel named Hendrix ended up taking a serious detour on his way from New Jersey to Phoenix this week.

03/16/2013

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Best Of MN: Corned Beef & Cabbage

The best place for corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota? WCCO viewers picked Manitou Station in White Bear Lake, an Irish pub that’s only three years old.

03/16/2013

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Last-Minute Shoppers Take Their Chances

Christmas shopping sales aren’t expected to be as good as retailers had hoped, but lots of shoppers out Monday might make up some of that difference.

12/24/2012

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Good Question: Why Do We Say ‘Trick Or Treat’?

“Trick or treating” has become one of America’s favorite past times, with billions of dollars going into just one night. Long ago, there was more to trick or treating than just free candy. In fact, it was quite literally a matter of life or death.

10/15/2012

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Golf Has A Bright Future In Its Amateur Ranks

The beauty of golf was on exhibit Sunday during the 43rd Walker Cup and if you are a golf fan, then you should be excited with what the future of the game has to offer.

09/12/2011

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Irish Legionnaire Praises President Obama’s Speech

Liam Kane is from Ireland where there are three American Legion posts. He said he thought President Obama did a good job of addressing the needs of veterans in the United States and in his homeland.

08/31/2011

HINESight – 10/6/10

John speaks to his son, Nick, who is following the Twins in their postseason opener against the Yankees.  Did I mention Nick is following them from Ireland?  John also speaks to explorer Conrad Anker about […]

10/07/2010