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Excellent Educator: Plymouth Middle School’s Benjamin Drexler

Every Friday we take the time to recognize one of the great teachers in our community. This week, we’re honoring Benjamin Drexler. Drexler teaches 8th grade math at Plymouth Middle School. He was nominated by his students!

05/01/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s rated the fourth best day of the week: Thursday! That means time to start thinking about the top two days of the week, and WCCO’s Kim Johnson found plenty to do this Saturday and Sunday.

04/30/2015

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Don’t Like The Crash From Caffeine? Try These Drinks

We all love coffee for that instant stimulation. But with the coffee buzz, comes the crash. Minnesota health coach Annalicia Lynn, founder of founder of yogaandpilatesonline.com, shows us three ways to increase our energy without the caffeine comedown.

04/29/2015

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Excellent Educator: Joan Demeter Of Dowling Urban Environmental Learning Ctr.

WCCO paid a visit to one teacher just in the nick of time. After 35 years of teaching at Dowling Urban Environmental Learning Center in Minneapolis, Mrs. Joan Demeter is retiring next year.

04/24/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s the day before Friday! That means we need to plan our weekend. WCCO This Morning’s Kim Johnson has some fun affordable things to do for the whole family.

04/23/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Getting Out Of Hibernation Mode

Spring is here! But some of our bodies are still stuck in winter. So this Monday, award winning holistic pharmacist and health author Sherry Torkos gets us movin’ with ways to repair our bodies and get them out of hibernation mode.

04/20/2015

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Excellent Educator: Carol Callen From Golden Valley SEA

Carol Callen is a teacher at Golden Valley’s School of Engineering and Art. Her compassion for kids inside, and outside school, hours is what makes her this week’s Excellent Educator.

04/17/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We are so close to the weekend and there is plenty to do in the Twin Cities.

04/16/2015

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Fitness Expert Shares 3 Easy Tips To Perfect Posture

We all do it from time to time: slouch or hunch. But having good posture can improve your health and make you look slimmer too.

04/15/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Tips To Alleviate Unhealthy Food Cravings

Have you ever wondered why you crave certain foods? It might be a sign of stress or anxiety. Senia Mae, a traditional Chinese Medicine practitioner, Gets Us Movin’ with ways to alleviate the cravings without ruining your diet.

04/13/2015

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Excellent Educator: Meet Karing Kingdom’s Teaching Staff

For this week’s Excellent Educator award, a whole group of teachers were nominated at the Karing Kingdom Preschool in Lord of Life Church in Maple Grove. They say it takes a village, and at Karing Kingdom, a team of four work together all on the same mission.

04/10/2015

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Report: Twin Cities Losing Over $1M On Free Metro Transit Riders

A new report claims the Twin Cities is losing over a million dollars every year due to “fare dodgers,” meaning people who don’t pay for a ride on the light rail.

04/08/2015

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Coon Rapids Girl, 9, Getting Nat’l Attention For Tasty Pie Recipe

A Minnesota girl’s unique pie recipe had judges salivating at a community pie contest this summer. Now the Coon Rapids girl is getting national attention for her Chocolate Coconut Chantilly Pie and she’s only 9 years old.

04/08/2015

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Jamie And Kim Attend Kitchen In The Market’s First Psychic Supper

Nourishing our minds, bodies and souls is so important to our overall well-being. That idea is how a new cooking class came about. WCCO’s Jamie Yuccas and Kim Johnson went to Kitchen in the Market at the Midtown Global Market to try the new “Psychic Supper.”

04/03/2015

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Working For The Easter Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

We are one day closer to Friday and that means we are one day closer to the weekend. It’s Easter weekend so a lot of you will be spending time with family and we found some fun, free activities for the whole family!

04/02/2015

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Need Some Great Easter Brunch Recipes? Try These

Have you started thinking about what you’re going to bring to Easter brunch? Kirsten Shabaz of Valley Natural Foods has some healthy but fun recipes for us. One includes how to sneak spinach into your child’s dessert without them knowing!

04/01/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: April Deals

This week we turn another page on the calendar and welcome in April. Deals expert Carrie Rocha Gets Us Movin’ with great bargains this month.

03/30/2015

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Excellent Educator: Patty LaBeau At ISD 917

This week’s Excellent Educator traveled the country perfecting her trade before entering her Rosemount classroom. We go into the kitchen to see how that experience helped Patty LaBeau teach others culinary arts.

03/27/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

A lot of motorcycle riders got a taste of the warm weather last week and want more! It may be too cold to ride this weekend but you can at least check out a lot of cool bikes in St. Paul.

03/26/2015

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From Workout To Work, Spring Fashions Are Multifaceted

Gym clothes this spring are no longer just for the gym. Now you can go shopping and have fitness clothes that are very transitional. From working out to lunch with your friends,” Ali Holman, from Corecamper.com said. “You just feel put together even in your fitness clothes.”

03/25/2015

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Excellent Educator: Lakeville High School’s Geniveve Prochnow

This week’s Excellent Educator left a lasting impression on her students. So much so, that they’re still talking about her 30 years after graduating. It’s been a long time since Mrs. Geniveve Prochnow has been in the classroom, but the legacy she left is what makes her this week’s Excellent Educator.

03/20/2015

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St. Paul City Council Passes New Bike Plan

The St. Paul City Council passed a historic bike plan Wednesday night that will help make the city more bike friendly. The plan adopted at Wednesday night’s council meeting more than doubles bike paths through St. Paul, bringing the total network to 350-miles.

03/19/2015

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Minn. University’s Approach To Preventing Concussions Begins With The Neck

It is a hot topic dominating headlines across the country right now: concussions. Just this week, another star member of the NFL is calling it a career because of them. While research is still being conducted on concussions, a Minnesota university is helping sports teams — from high schoolers to pros — prevent concussions.

03/18/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Finding The Right Shoe For Exercise

Whether you are hitting the pavement, walking the dog or headed to the gym, finding the right tennis shoe for your foot can be overwhelming. There are so many choices. In Get Movin’ Monday, Fitness Expert Ali Holman showed Kim Johnson how to choose the right shoe that will make you perform better and reduce injury.

03/16/2015

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Tips To Avoid Costly Pothole Damage

When winter turns to spring, roads turn into a potentially car-damaging labyrinth of potholes. A new survey from the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America found that over the past five years, half of car owners in the U.S. say they’ve had damage.

03/13/2015

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