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Fewer Deliveries To The Fair As Heat Thins Crowds

Everyone knows they are supposed to stay hydrated on hot days at the State Fair, but for many it’s sometimes nice to knock back a couple of beers as well. Whether they’re kegs of beer or flats of cookies, the deliveries continue all night long.

08/28/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 6

It’s Military Appreciation Day at the Minnesota State Fair. Earlier Tuesday, there was a moving tribute to the military at the Leinie’s Bandshell.

08/27/2013

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How Sanitation Crews Clean Up The Fair Daily

Between the barns, the bathrooms and all the sticks left behind from fried food, there’s a lot to clean up at the Minnesota State Fair. Once gates close at midnight, the workers have to get everything presentable again — and it’s no small job.

08/27/2013

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WCCO 4 At The Fair: Day 5

Today is Seniors, Kids, and Minnesota State Patrol Day. Some vintage State Patrol Cars are on display on West Dan Patch Avenue, and you can play to win some cool State Patrol giveaways.

08/26/2013

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Roasted Corn Stand One Of The Hottest Jobs At The Fair

It’s considered one of the dirtiest jobs at the State Fair, also one of the hottest. But it also boasts one of the highest retention rates. Clearly there’s just something about working at the roasted corn stand that gets people coming back for more.

08/26/2013

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Yoga Studio Offers ‘Back To School’ Yoga Training

Many kids will soon feel the heat as they head back to school. Starting can be so stressful. Then once you get into the schedule, things pile up, sports practices, tests, homework. One local yoga studio wants students to breathe and feel the heat in a different way.

08/21/2013

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Local Artists Needed For Hennepin Avenue Display

Calling all artists. A new project is being launched in Block E and the Hennepin Theater Trust wants your work. The idea is to give business owners a whole new perspective on what available usable space can offer them, energizing the area by filling blank store front canvasses with art.

08/08/2013

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Cannon Falls Hosting Weekend Wine And Art Festival

If you want to check out Minnesota vineyards, you can do that this weekend while also shopping for art. It’s at an event just a short drive from the Twin Cities at the in Cannon Falls. The fourth-annual Cannon Falls Wine and Art Festival is taking place at Hannah’s Bend Park this weekend.

07/18/2013

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Morning Show Anchors To Grand Marshal Aquatennial Parade

Wednesday night is the night for those who love floats and bands. The Aquatennial Torchlight Parade will head down Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. WCCO Morning Show anchors Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas will serve as grand marshals.

07/17/2013

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Hennepin County Hosting Master Gardener Tour

If you don’t have a green thumb, but want a great garden, why not check out the Hennepin County Master Gardener Tour this weekend? Six gardens across the Twin Cities will all have themes, including rain, feng shui and water.

07/11/2013

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MN Sword Club Teaches Kids How To Face Off

One Minnesota club doesn’t want your kids to back down from a fight. Instead, they want them to embrace that energy and pick up a sword. The Minnesota Sword Club has been around for 30 years.

07/09/2013

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Local Camp Combines Fun With Learning

Science and Math are usually subjects kids want to run from in the summer. But one local camp is tricking students into learning by doing creative projects. Leonardo’s Basement does everything from art projects to lego building and cooking classes.

07/08/2013

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Landscaping Collective Builds Backyard Railway Gardens

In the Minnesota summertime, it’s all about gardening, but if you’re in a rut when it comes to landscaping, there’s a new trend families can get on board with. The Minnesota Garden Railway Society builds backyard railways.

07/04/2013

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The Pros & Cons Of Cell Phone Insurance

One way cell phones have definitely changed our lives is the way we walk. We have phones out and eyes down, which can cause all kinds of problems says Minneapolis Police Inspector Bryan D. Schafer. “When you have that phone out in the open, you become a target,” Schafer said.

06/24/2013

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High Tech Mattresses Let You Work In Bed

Forget sleeping, some studies show as many as 50 percent of people admit working from bed from time to time. Even though you’ve been told to keep electronic gadgets out of the bedroom, one group now wants you to turn them on in order to relax.

06/18/2013

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