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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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Excellent Educator: The Runkes From Grandview Middle School

If we had an Excellent Educator “family” award, this would be the week to give it. Students at Grandview Middle School nominated their teacher Margaret Runke. But her husband, who also teaches there, has quite a few fans too.

03/13/2015

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WCCO’s Kim Johnson Competes In CarMax Road Rally

If you had to parallel park a car between four cones with eggs on them do you think you could do it? That was just one of the tests WCCO This Morning’s Kim Johnson tried in the CarMax Road Rally for Charity.

03/12/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Top Entertainment Bets

It’s Thursday and that means many of you are already working for the weekend! We have ideas on how to fill up your calendar.

03/12/2015

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Excellent Educator: Anthony Wolfbauer Of South View Middle School

Teachers have a lot of people to please. The principal, the parents and don’t forget about the students.

03/06/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Skyway Golf, Auto Show & Music Expo

The weekend is approaching, and if you don’t have plans yet, you’re in luck. WCCO This Morning has you covered on affordable fun for the whole family in Working for the Weekend.

03/05/2015

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Middle School Shop Class Transformed Into High-Tech STEM Lab

From tinkering with robots, designing and building bridges to testing green energy, you might think you’re at the Science Museum. But the new and improved shop class in Litchfield Middle School is giving students the chance to learn high-tech skills they can someday use in real-world jobs.

03/04/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: March Deals

If the saying is March comes in like a lion, there are some “roaring” good deals to be found this month only. Carrie Rocha from “Pocket Your Dollars” gets us movin’ on ways to save some green in the month of March.

03/02/2015

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Excellent Educator: Senor Jamil Salaam Of Richfield Dual Language School

Senor Jamil Salaam loves teaching in Spanish so much, his lessons continue even around the dinner table with his family. That’s what makes him this week’s Excellent Educator.

02/27/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Top Entertainment Bets

This weekend, our featured events for a good time include a softball tournament in the snow, an engineering expo for kids, mixing arts with beer and a motorcycle. Here’s what’s on tap as we are Working for the Weekeed.

02/26/2015

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Interested In Mushing? Jack Christopher Will Give You A Ride

It’s been a tough year for dog mushers. Typically the dogs need a decent amount of snow to pull a sled. But one musher in Monticello is packing his weekends by finding a way to give families and kids a ride anyway.

02/26/2015

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Excellent Educator: Falcon Ridge Middle School’s Jen Welk

Not always, but often times people who teach special needs students do it because they have a loved one living with a disability, such as a sibling or a cousin they helped as a child and developed an empathy to help others.

02/20/2015

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MN Family Helps Fight Childhood Cancer By Eating Ice Cream For Breakfast

It’s something your mother told you never to do: eat ice cream for breakfast. But one Forest Lake family is asking everyone to eat ice cream Wednesday morning.

02/18/2015

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Oh, I Wish I Got To Drive The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile!

The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile made a stop in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday, right outside the WCCO building!

02/17/2015

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Excellent Educator: Fire Prevention Speaker Casidy Anderson

When we think of teachers, a truck, a hose and a helmet typically don’t come to mind. But those are props one teacher uses to engage her students, and items she wears for her job as a fire fighter.

02/13/2015

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Elk River Mother Shares Family’s Experience With Congenital Heart Defect

An Elk River mother is sharing her family’s traumatic experience and hoping to leave other parents-to-be with one message that could save a life.

02/12/2015

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Semi Rollover Blocks 3 Lanes Of Traffic In Fridley

A semi-truck rollover in Fridley has blocked three lanes of traffic on westbound Interstate 694 Tuesday morning. MnDOT video of the area shows huge back-ups building up behind the crash, which occurred near University Avenue.

02/10/2015

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More Women Freezing Eggs & Focusing On Careers First

When and how women decide to have a family is changing. In some cases, women are postponing parenthood to focus on their career. Apple and Facebook are now even offering to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs.

02/09/2015

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