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Backlash Against ‘Mallrats’ Choice For Most Iconic Minn. Movie

Call it, #GrapeGate light. On Wednesday, I told you about Mashable, the website that named the most iconic movies shot in each state. And for Minnesota, they picked the 1995 comedy, “Mallrats.” Well, negative reaction came faster than you could say “Chasing Amy.”

02/05/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s a tough time of year. Winter is raging on and spring is barely in sight. So, for those who need something to lift them out of their winter blues, check out Jason Matheson’s picks for weekend entertainment.

02/05/2015

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What’s The Most Iconic Minnesota Movie?

Which movie shot in Minnesota is the most iconic? “Jingle All the Way”? “Grumpy Old Men”?

02/04/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s a big weekend as the St. Paul Winter Carnival opens up, complete with Crashed Ice and a snow sculpture competition. But for those looking to avoid the crowds, there are plenty of other things to enjoy.

01/22/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

The weather is supposed to be nice and relatively warm, so there’s absolutely no excuse for you not to get out there and enjoy some of the metro area’s best bets for weekend entertainment.

01/15/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Cheer up, the weather is getting warmer. Or at least it’s not going to be quite as ridiculously cold. OK, so we’ll still be below average for this time of year. For that reason, here are a few great ideas that will (mostly) keep you indoors.

01/08/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Hanukkah is underway, and Christmas and Kwanzaa festivities begin next week. So what’s better than a little family fun to get you into the holiday spirit? Here are some of Jason Matheson’s best bets for weekend entertainment.

12/18/2014

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Billy Joel Is Coming To Target Center

The Piano Man is coming to Target Center next spring for his first show at the arena in 15 years. The announcement came Thursday morning after Target Center posted a photo to social media the previous night showing Times Square with a big sign reading “Happy 1999.”

12/11/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Top Holiday Entertainment Bets

We’re two weeks away from Christmas, which means we’ve got a lot of family fun in this week’s Working for the Weekend. But there’s also some fun events going on just for the adults.

12/11/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

After that early snow, the calendar has finally caught up. The first weekend in December means holiday events are in full swing! Here’s some of Jason Matheson’s for this weekend.

12/04/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Jason Matheson says he has a “cornucopia of fun” all planned out for this weekend.

11/20/2014

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Afton Alps Getting Ready For Opening Weekend Of Skiing

The snow making machines are going full blast at Afton Alps Ski Area. They’re one of many ski areas opening for business this weekend.

11/14/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Best Entertainment Bets

Here’s Jason Matheson’s list of the most entertaining (or interesting) events going on around the state.

11/13/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Best Entertainment Bets

Looking for some post-Halloween entertainment this weekend? Jason Matheson has you covered. Here’s his list of the most entertaining (or interesting) events going on this weekend.

11/06/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Halloween weekend, so you can bet there’s going to be plenty of spooky fun. Jason Matheson has some tricks and treats in this week’s working for the weekend.

10/30/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Halloween is still a week away, but there are plenty of spooky events taking place around the Twin Cities this weekend.

10/23/2014

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Workin’ For The Weekend: ‘Busy Town,’ Home Improvement Expo

Time to get ready for the weekend. No plans yet? Fear not, Jason Matheson has a number of options — with something for everyone.

10/16/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and that means the WCCO Morning Show team is looking at fun things to do this weekend. There’s a little of everything for you this week, from Disney fun to zombie-themed bar hopping.

10/09/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We’re all still recovering from our state fair hangover, so Jason Matheson has some weekend ideas without animals or fried food.

09/04/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 9

Friday was MPR Day at the Great Minnesota Get-Together. MPR did live radio broadcasts at Carousel Park throughout the day. And despite the weather there were still plenty of things going on in the rain, and plenty of stories to share.

08/29/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At the Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 5

Monday marked the fifth day of the Great Minnesota Get-Together. Monday was also State Patrol Day and the patrol had a number of special exhibits for people to explore.

08/25/2014

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WCCO 4 Live At The Minnesota State Fair (2014): Day 2

On Friday, we held a contest at the WCCO fair booth with the help of Sun County Airlines. We played “Destination Pictionary,” and an audience member won free plane tickets.

08/22/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s time for the weekend and in these beautiful days of summer, there’s so much to do. Jason Matheson picks his top three.

07/31/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s the last weekend of July, and there is absolutely no shortage of great things to do as summer gets ready to move into its final stretch. Here are three great suggestions to get you started.

07/24/2014

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Starkey’s Star Studded Gala Takes Over St. Paul

Hillary Clinton was among the big names in town Sunday night for the annual Starkey Hearing Foundation Awards Gala in St. Paul. She was joined by John Legend, Sammy Hagar, Forest Whittaker and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

07/20/2014

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