Live On WCCO: Tune In 10 A.M. Saturday To Watch Sen. Al Franken Debate Challenger Mike McFadden

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Excellent Educator: Circle Pines’ Val Rae Boe Helps Kids With Disabilities

This week’s Excellent Educator is Val Rae Boe, who has a passion for helping children with disabilities. Boe has put her heart and soul into creating the Karner Blue Education Center in Circle Pines, which is a brand new state-of-the-art facility that’s an oasis for kids with special needs.

10/24/2014

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Jamie & Kim To Lip Sync ‘Telephone’ For A Good Cause

When you see the life-changing facial surgeries the Smile Network provides, it’s hard to say no when they ask you to do a fundraiser — even if it means getting dressed in outrageous costumes.

10/22/2014

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Twin Cities Harvest Festival And Maze Teams Up With Minnesota Wild

If you love fall and hockey, then this is the perfect activity for you. Minnesota’s largest corn maze is teaming up with the Minnesota Wild to give people a chance to celebrate both.

10/22/2014

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Excellent Educator: Orono Janitor Ed Glover Does More Than Clean

We’ve heard the saying “It takes a village.” That is especially true when it comes to making sure kids have a good education. That’s why this week’s Excellent Educator is not a teacher, not a principal but a custodian who is described as the backbone of Orono High School.

10/17/2014

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Accomplish MN: Donate A Coat, Help Someone Land A Job

Have you looked in your coat closet recently? Chances are many of us have a winter coat that doesn’t get worn as much as others.

10/15/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Don’t Count Calories, Count Cups

A Minnesota doctor says many of us are making a big mistake when it comes to our diets. Dr. Nick Meyer is an orthopedic surgeon, but it was his patients’ weight issues that motivated him to dive into nutrition.

10/13/2014

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Excellent Educator: Eden Prairie’s Kristin Bastidas

Kristin Bastidas has a high energy and fun way to teach a foreign language. That’s why she is this week’s Excellent Educator.

10/10/2014

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Here’s What’s New At ValleySCARE

With the start of fall, Valleyfair takes a terrifying turn as the park transforms into ValleySCARE.

10/08/2014

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Study: Technology Aimed To Prevent Distracted Driving, Makes It Worse

Just because you can talk to your car, doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies, out Tuesday morning, take a look at technology aimed at preventing distracted-driving. But those studies say they’re actually making the problem worse.

10/07/2014

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Excellent Educator: Harmony Learning Center’s Scott Helland

This week’s Excellent Educator award goes to Scott Helland, an administrator who goes above and beyond to connect with those who aren’t your typical students.

10/03/2014

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Minnesota-Made Traffic Sign Celebrates A Milestone

There have been a lot of great inventions made right here in the state of Minnesota. The obvious ones are roller blades, the stapler, the pacemaker. But one the country and world relies on every day to keep us safe on the roads is celebrating a milestone.

10/01/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Best October Deals

We begin a new month this week and as we turn the calendar page there are bargains to be had this month only.

09/29/2014

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Excellent Educator: Cedar Ridge’s Katie Tompkins

Caring, patient and devoted are three words used to describe this week’s Excellent Educator. Another word is creative.

09/26/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Working Out At Home

For many of us, it’s easy to find an excuse to not go to the gym: you don’t have time, you’re too tired, soon the weather will likely make the roads bad. Excuses begone! There is a Twin Cities’ company that helps people customize their workout plans so they can get movin’ in their own homes.

09/22/2014

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Excellent Educator: Valley View’s Heather Young

In the age of television, computers, and video games, it can be hard to get kids to put down the devices and pick up a book. But a teacher in Bloomington’s love of reading is so contagious, it’s rubbing off on her kids.

09/19/2014

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