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Minnesotans To Meet: The Lady Taxi Driver, Chey Cab

When you’re told you can’t do something, don’t you just want to do it even more? That’s true for Chey Eisenman, whose career as a cabbie started out as a joke.

06/10/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Grant Whittaker

Creative director. Editorial producer. Fashion stylist. Trend expert. Event director. Sounds like a lot. But then add in hip hop dance instructor, former model, host and speaker. That’s what makes Grant Whittaker a Minnesotan to Meet.

06/03/2014

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Unique Homes: A Medieval Palace In Downtown Minneapolis

If you drive by it you probably never even realized it’s a single-family home, but once up the drive-way you realize this home is something special. It’s almost like a medieval castle or a sci-fi lover’s fantasy in the heart of downtown Minneapolis.

05/29/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Foodie, Philanthropist Sue Zelickson

Many of us like to consider ourselves foodies, but for one pint-sized almost 80-year-old, the term means charity events, cookbooks and developing new organizations. Sue Zelickson might be one of the Twin Cities’ notable “ladies who lunch,” but she gets up around 5 a.m. to plead with others to help the community.

05/27/2014

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Ingredients To Watch Out For In Your Cosmetics

Americans, in general, spend almost $40 billion a year trying to look good. The cosmetic market represents about 15 percent of the beauty industry and includes anything from lipstick to nail polish. But what’s in this stuff and how is it made?

05/22/2014

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How Big Box Prices Compare On 4 Household Items

They’re a fixture of our suburban landscape. Big box stores with big boxes in the shopping carts. People swear by their Costco and Sam’s Club memberships, but they have to buy big in order to save big. So, what if you don’t want to buy in bulk, and are the big sizes a better deal anyway?

05/19/2014

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Suburban Spotlight: Jamie Checks Out Eden Prairie

All this week, the WCCO Morning Show is touring the Twin Cities in their Suburban Spotlight. For Tuesday, the focus is 11 miles from downtown Minneapolis in the southwest ‘burb of Eden Prairie.

05/13/2014

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Fundraising Makes Adopt-A-Rooms Possible At ‘U’ Children’s Hospital

The University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital is truly unique in how it delivers care to kids, including building private, customized rooms that help kids heal by using research, input from families and smart room technology.

05/08/2014

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Morning Team Headed Back To Suburbs For Round 2

This week, the WCCO Morning Show team will be taking a trip to the suburbs. That’s because they are bringing back the Suburban Spotlight. Back in February, everyone took turns throwing darts at a map to decide which suburb to pay a visit.

05/05/2014

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Virtual Rooms At ‘U’ Children’s Hospital Keep New Families Connected

All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital and all of the things that make it stand out. One problem that’s pretty universal is that hospital stays make it hard to connect with family, friends even the school classroom. Now imagine being a new parent separated from your baby.

05/05/2014

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Local Company Hopes To Be The ‘Uber’ For Cosmetics

Everyone wants to look good at their most important moments — their weddings, big parties or work events. Many will spend hundreds to get our hair and nails done, but when it comes to makeup, we’ll usually do it at home.

04/29/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: On Demand’s Heather Manley

On Demand Group is a global family-owned IT consulting firm that has been in business since 1995. While IT might sound boring, Heather Manley is anything but.

04/17/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: Renter’s Warehouse Founder Brenton Hayden

Minnetonka-based Renter’s Warehouse is the largest and fastest-growing property management company in Minnesota. And the company isn’t just in Minnesota; it’s now expanded to 13 markets in 9 states. It was all started by then 22-year-old Brenton Hayden, who now at 28 is trying to stay retired.

04/16/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: Nerdery CEO Mike Derheim

What makes a nerd? Mike Derheim, 35, and two partners started The Nerdery with a couple hundred bucks. Its annual revenue in 2013 was more than $52 million.

04/15/2014

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Local Store Develops Toys For Children With Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and with so many children now impacted by the disorder, toy companies have taken notice. A local store has partnered with St. David’s Center to develop Autism-specific toys.

04/01/2014

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Twin Cities Auto Show Gets Interactive With Kids

Kids might not be able to drive, but that doesn’t matter at the Twin Cities Auto Show this weekend. Not only are there interactive exhibits — but parents can make sure their children are safe with child seat safety checks.

03/14/2014

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Twin Cities Auto Show To Showcase New Truck Technology

Trucks are tough, but that’s not the only image you’ll see projected at the Twin Cities Auto Show. The off-road experience is becoming lighter, safer and more connected than ever before.

03/13/2014

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Auto Show Boasts Function Along With The Flash

Most people go to the Twin Cities Auto show to see all the flash, but there are some cars with real function on the floor this year. Families can check out vehicles with lots of space and safety features, but when you’re ready for your midlife crisis you can also indulge yourself in a little glitz and glamor.

03/12/2014

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Snowkiting Group Basks In This Minnesota Winter

Many of us would say this winter has been one of the worst ever, but one group in Minnesota disagrees. The snow, the ice and the windy conditions have been perfect for snowkiters. And this past weekend more than 100 got to come together on Lake Mille Lacs for the 10th annual Kite Crossing.

03/05/2014

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‘U’ Shows Off New, High-Tech Hybrid Operating Room

Open heart surgery doesn’t necessarily mean opening the chest anymore. The University of Minnesota’s new hybrid operating room allows surgeons to do things you probably only thought about happening in sci-fi movies. At first glance, it looks like most hospital operating rooms.

02/27/2014

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Suburban Spotlight: Jamie Visits Brooklyn Park

All week long, the WCCO Morning Show team is putting the suburbs in the spotlight. Jamie Yuccas’ dart landed on Brooklyn Park, which is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River in northwestern Hennepin County.

02/26/2014

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Cities Running Low On Salt During Extra-Snowy Season

This winter hasn’t just been tough on our commutes and our psyche, it’s been rough on city budgets, too.

02/24/2014

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Local Co. Finds Success With Promotional Postcards

Most people love getting a postcard from loved ones on a trip, but it turns out bargain hunters love getting them from businesses, too. That’s how local company Printz found success in promotional postcards. And cards were just the beginning.

02/20/2014

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Doctor: More Should Screen Heart Health In Their 30s

When you think about screening for heart disease, you probably think of blood pressure and cholesterol levels, but at the University of Minnesota Rasmussen Center there’s so much more. The best way to beat a heart attack is to prevent it from happening in the first place.

02/20/2014

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Company Keeps MSP Airport Shopping Local And Unique

Shopping at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is taking off with consumers, and one small business saw an opportunity to take their own business to new heights. St. Croix Promotions and Retail now has five stores at MSP, all with different looks and concepts for the 33 million people on the go.

02/18/2014

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