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Goin’ To The Lake: Jamie & Jason Visit Walker (Day 2)

August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week. And now, we’re sad to say, we’re bringing a full season of trips to a close.

08/15/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jamie & Jason Visit Walker (Day 1)

August is halfway over, and Minnesotans are soaking up all the summer they can before fall arrives. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week. On Thursday, Jamie Yuccas and Jason DeRusha headed to Walker, Minn., which is known for its endless things to do outdoors.

08/14/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Pipe Maker Rich Lewis & His Son

There are many professions you just don’t see a lot of anymore: Seamstresses, Shoe cobblers — or how about pipe makers There is a smoke shop downtown Minneapolis where a father and son are still in the business of making the perfect pipe.

08/12/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Jodi Mayers’ Wardrobe Change

Many of us strive for success at work. So, listen to this resume: Accenture, Best Buy, Wells Fargo, Seabury and Cargill. Sounds like you’d be set in corporate America, right? Well, not Jodi Mayers. A health scare forced her to reevaluate what she wanted out of life. Then, she took a gamble, bought clothing boutique “corset” and started styling women: racks of clothes, diverse displays of jewelry, handbags and shoes.

08/05/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Wood From The Hood

We all had that one tree that you loved to climb, or swing from or lay in a hammock under. It can be emotional if that tree has to come down. That’s where Wood from the Hood steps in.

07/22/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Metro Transit Bus Driver Jeanne O’Neill

Driving a bus is hard work. Now imagine doing it on an obstacle course. Metro Transit drivers do it every year, and the top three advance onto bigger contests. This year there was a first.

07/15/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jason & Jamie Visit new Richmond, Wis. (Day 2)

On Thursday, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas headed east to New Richmond, Wis. where they visited the Heritage Center, went kayaking on the Apple River, explored Willow River State Park, enjoyed the 45th Parallel Distillery and visited Star Prairie Trout Farm.

07/11/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Jason & Jamie Visit New Richmond, Wis. (Day 1)

Even when record rains are falling, WCCO makes it to the lake. This summer, until the start of the Great Minnesota Get-Together, we’re highlighting communities in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. This week, Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas visit New Richmond, Wis.

07/10/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Brian & Jane Nelson’s Classic Popcorn Truck

It’s an odd combination of hobbies: making popcorn and restoring classic cars. But the two loves shared by one couple are now on display every Saturday at the Anoka Classic Car Show. The journey getting there is what makes Brian and Jane Nelson “Minnesotans to Meet.”

07/08/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Mary Leisses & Her Pink Flamingos

After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011, a Minnesota woman decided to support cancer charities and raise awareness – with a flock of pink flamingos. Mary Leisses ask friends and colleagues for $10. If they gave it to her, a pink flamingo would go in the yard and the donation would go to the American Cancer Society. Last year there were 380. This year, she wants 400.

07/01/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Easy Tips To Burn Calories At Work

Every day, the average American needs to burn 100 calories just to keep their weight the same. It might not sound like a lot at first, but if you add it up, 100 calories a day for a year is an extra 5 pounds.

06/30/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Katie Greeman, Of Spill The Wine

If you’re a wine lover, there’s nothing better than sharing a glass with good friends. Spill the Wine on Lake Street is a perfect hangout to do that.

06/17/2014

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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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