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Working For The Weekend: Beer, Biking & A Floating Library

Here’s a look at some weekend events that all seem to involve a lot of food, a few beverages, books and bikes. But not all at the same time.

07/23/2015

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Minneapolis Begins Aquatennial Celebration

They are called “The Best Days of Summer,” and they start this Wednesday! Minneapolis’s Aquatennial Celebration has a new format this year, but some of your favorites will be back.

07/22/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To Cold Spring (Day 2)

It’s Friday, and that means WCCO is Goin’ To The Lake! This week, WCCO-TV’s Kim Johnson and Kylie Bearse are in Cold Spring with NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Chard Hartman.

07/17/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To Cold Spring (Day 1)

Kylie Bearse, Kim Johnson and Chad Hartman stopped at the Lakeview Bar and Grill at the Rich-Spring Golf Club Thursday, which is the only place on the Sauk River Chain of Lakes that you can boat up to and grab a bite to eat. It gets really busy around there in the summer and Thursdays are men’s league night, so there are plenty of golfers around.

07/16/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Just about everywhere you look this weekend, you’re bound to find an outdoor festival. From music, cars to Italian culture, here’s a look at the hottest festivals in town.

07/16/2015

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Minn. Company Aiming To Break Men’s Silence On Sex Trafficking

It is a heavy topic to talk about. Sex trafficking takes place in the shadows of the Twin Cities, but a new Minnesota company is hoping to shed light on the issue in a new way.

07/15/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Relieve Bloating And Water Weight

Beach season is upon us and nothing is worse when you are going to be in a swimsuit all day than bloating and water weight.

07/13/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday and although some may love to be at work, many are just working for the weekend.

07/09/2015

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Mpls. Chef Overcomes Obstacles To Get Back In The Kitchen

A Minneapolis chef is back in the kitchen after his life took an unexpected turn. A collision with a drunk driver forced Coup d’Etat Chef Tommy Begnaud to hang up his apron for months. But after a tough recovery, he’s not only back doing what he loves but he’s bringing some ambitious changes to the Uptown restaurant.

07/08/2015

2014's Hottest Gifts And Toys

Get Movin’ Monday: July Deals

When you think July, you might not think shopping season — but you should! Our deals expert Carrie Rocha says this is her favorite month to shop because the deals are some of the best you can find all year! She Gets’ Us Movin this Monday with what to buy.

07/06/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets For Fourth Of July

We’re working for the weekend, and not just any weekend but the Fourth of July weekend! That means there are a ton of events around town to celebrate the holiday.

07/02/2015

Grilling Guide

Healthy Grilling Options For Your Fourth Of July

We are approaching one of the busiest grilling holidays of the year – the Fourth of July! But fun with friends and family at a barbecues full of burgers, chips and cookies can have consequences on our waistlines. Danette Steinwell from Medifast Weight Control Centers joined WCCO with healthy alternatives for the grill.

07/01/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

Have you wanted to get on a Nice Ride, but haven’t? Or is there a food truck you’ve wanted to try but haven’t tracked it down yet? Well, you’re in luck! They are just two of the things we’re talking about while we’re working for the weekend!

06/25/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets For Dad

This weekend is all about celebrating dads. Celebrate Father’s Day weekend at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. Take dad to Water Power Park to see a car show, art displays and performances by more than 250 musical artists.

06/18/2015

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Alter A Few Cooking Techniques To Make Grilling Safer, Healthier

We are in the heart of grilling season! But during the grilling process harmful substances can form that could be dangerous to your health. Sue Moores, Kolwalski’s Markets Nutritionist, showed WCCO some techniques to reduce the production of cancer-causing substances.

06/17/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Natural Remedies For Allergy Sufferers

Summer officially begins this weekend which means allergy season is ramping up. But before you load up on pills, sprays and drops, Senia Mae, from Healing InSight in St. Paul Gets Us Movin’ with a few natural, alternative remedies to try.

06/15/2015

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Minnesota Festival Memories: Town N’ Country Day

Summer weekends are filled with festivals. This Sunday there is a fun one going on to celebrate June Dairy Month in River Falls, Wisconsin.

06/12/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Free Entertainment Best Bets

It is that time, the one time during the week when we think about the weekend. This time, WCCO This Morning found plenty of fun, and free activities, around town.

06/11/2015

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Alex’s Lemonade Stand Hosts Annual Fundraiser For Childhood Cancer

Alex’s Lemonade Days is an annual three-day fundraiser where supporters from coast-to-coast hold lemonade stands to raise funds for childhood cancer research.

06/10/2015

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Minnesota Festival Memories: Pine Island Cheese Festival

Some call it summer, some call it festival season. It seems every weekend there are great community events across the state of Minnesota. This week we head to Pine Island to show case the annual Cheese Festival!

06/05/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

he weekend is almost here! And for anyone still looking for things to do, we’ve got you covered.

06/04/2015

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2 Twin Cities Women Use Cycling To Empower Young Women

Two Minnesota women have accomplished most of their goals. When they’re not running their own successful businesses, they’re winning national cycling races. Now Danielle Pellicano and Angie Rake are hoping their new challenge will inspire young girls here in the Twin Cities.

06/03/2015

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Investigation Reveals Gaps In Airport Security

As we head into the busy summer travel season a new investigation has found some disturbing gaps in security at airports across the country. Undercover agents were able to smuggle things, like explosives and weapons, through checkpoints.

06/02/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: June Sales

It’s time to turn a new page on the calendar. June is here and that means time to save some money! Consumer reporter John Ewoldt from the Star Tribune gets us movin’ with great bargains for the month of June.

06/01/2015

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Excellent Educator: Rosemount Middle School’s Alyssa Simmers

School is almost out for summer. And that means we are saying “Have a great summer, see you next year” to our Excellent Educators. This year’s final Excellent Educator is another great teacher whose student wanted to be in on the surprise.

05/29/2015

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