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DeRusha Eats: My Burger

A Twin Cities family’s burger chain is ready to really get cooking. My Burger started in the Minneapolis skyways almost ten years ago. Now there are three locations, with plans for even more. John Abdo, president of My Burger, says Americans have had a love affair with the hamburger for more than 100 years. “Everybody remembers burgers and fries as a kid,” Abdo said. “When you’re eating, it always harkens back to … backyard grilling.”

03/22/2014

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Lake Calhoun Polar Plunge Raises Money For Special Olympics Minnesota

If it wasn’t already cold enough outside, some brave people decided to make themselves even colder. Thousands decided to take the plunge for a good cause. Around 4,200 registered online for the Minneapolis Polar Bear Plunge on Lake Calhoun.

03/01/2014

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Minnesotans Embrace Respite From Frigid Winter Weather

When you’ve been through 45 days at or below zero, anything above freezing feels incredible. Temperatures peaked at 44 degrees Tuesday afternoon and the Twin Cities reached the warmest it’s been since Dec. 28.

02/18/2014

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Woman Hit By Truck In Minneapolis Dies

Authorities said the woman who was hit by a truck near Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis earlier this week has died. Police responded to the incident at about 6:18 p.m. Wednesday near Market Plaza at West Lake Street.

02/14/2014

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Woman Hit, Dragged By Truck Near Lake Calhoun ID’d

The woman stuck and dragged by a commercial truck near Lake Calhoun Wednesday is in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center. According to Minneapolis Police, 25-year-old Caitlan Christine Barton was trying to walk across West Lake Street on a green light, when she was hit by a truck. The driver, whose vehicle was initially next to Barton as they waited at the red light, began to turn onto Lake Street from West Market Plaza while Barton began walking.

02/13/2014

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Woman Hit By Truck, Critically Injured Near Lake Calhoun

A woman suffered critical injuries Wednesday night when she was hit by a commercial truck in a busy shopping center near Lake Calhoun. John Elder, a Minneapolis police spokesman, says the woman had been waiting at a red light at 6:15 p.m., trying to cross West Lake Street.

02/12/2014

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Lawsuit Authorized Against Luxury Uptown Apartment Owner

The city of Minneapolis says the city council has authorized a lawsuit against the owner of a luxury apartment building that is accused of discharging groundwater into the Chain of Lakes, affecting both the environment and public safety.

10/21/2013

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The Perfect Long Weekend In Minnesota

Are you and your friends or family looking for a fun four-day weekend away from the daily hustle and bustle of everyday life? We may have a vacation spot recommendation for you to consider in the Twin Cities to fill your time.

09/14/2013

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Best Places In Minnesota To Take Family Photos

The sky is the limit here in the state of Minnesota when it comes to snapping a priceless photograph.

09/13/2013

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Best Dog Walking Trails In Minnesota

If your pooch could talk, he would likely say “bow-wow” when you set foot on any one of these amazing dog walking trails within Minnesota.

09/06/2013

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Three Months Of Construction Slated For Grand Round Trails

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is advising bicyclists and motorists to plan ahead due to construction on trails along Brownie Lake, the west side of Cedar Lake, Dean Parkway, and Lake Calhoun.

08/09/2013

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DeRusha Eats: Sandcastle

Don’t worry about the sound of the airplane noise, it’s the view of Lake Nokomis that makes Sandcastle such a great place to spend time and have some delicious food.

08/03/2013

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Want To Walk On Water? Try Yoga On The Lake

Our Minnesota lakes give us the chance to be on the water in boats, kayaks, on skis. Now, many are getting on the water to do some yoga. The Shed Fitness Studio is launching a new yoga class on Thursday that puts its students on paddle boards.

07/24/2013

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Oldest Fishing Pier On Lake Calhoun Replaced, Open To Anglers

The oldest fishing pier on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis has been replaced, and the Department of Natural Resources says the new pier is ready to support anglers and lake-goers for years to come.

07/22/2013

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Sunscreen Isn’t The Only Way To Shield Kids From The Sun

Protecting our skin from the sun’s damaging rays is important. And protecting your children’s skin is serious business.

07/16/2013

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WCCO This Morning Team Tests New S’mores Recipe

With WCCO’s “Goin’ to the Lake” series this week just about to wrap up, the WCCO This Morning team decided to enjoy a little dessert. On Friday morning, they decided to test out a new S’mores recipe at Lake Calhoun.

06/14/2013

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Best Activities To Do With Dad In Minnesota

Enjoying time with dad should not be reserved for just Father’s Day. Bring a smile to good ol’ dad’s face with a special summer outing in and around the Twin Cities.

06/14/2013

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WCCO This Morning Team Races Boats On Lake Calhoun

With WCCO’s “Goin’ to the Lake” series this week in full swing, the WCCO This Morning team is having a little fun of its own. The crew has been out on Lake Calhoun this week, doing everything from pitching a tent to packing up a sleeping bag. Wednesday morning, they actually hit the lake for a good old fashioned boat race.

06/13/2013

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How Many WCCO Anchors Does It Take To Pitch A Tent?

Summer is officially just around the corner, and that means a lot of weekends at the cabin and camping if the weather allows. That also means bonfires, boating, fishing and setting up that tent to sleep outside in the elements.

06/10/2013

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Help Prevent Break-Ins, Don’t Leave Valuables In Your Car

Take your valuables out of your car before you head to the lake, park or to a Twins game. Last year, Minneapolis police dealt with nearly 4,000 car break-ins, and they say there have been 1,200 so far this year.

05/30/2013

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Minnesotans Battle Elements To Salvage Memorial Day

The other part of Memorial Day is, of course, the outdoor traditions. But swimming and boating was at a minimum today.

05/27/2013

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Police: Attempted Kidnapping Near Lake Calhoun

Minneapolis Police have issued a crime alert after an attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old girl near Lake Calhoun Sunday afternoon.

05/06/2013

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Tin Fish On Lake Calhoun Picks Perfect Weekend To Open

Tin Fish on Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis is off to a late start, but it’s expecting a busy day as on Friday, the sun came out and the temperature hit 60 for the first time in several months.

04/26/2013

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People Braving Conditions On Coldest Morning Yet

The extreme temperatures and brutal wind chills forced many schools to start late on Friday and some were even closed. But for a lot of us it’s business as usual.

02/01/2013

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All Systems Go For US Pond Hockey Championships

The eighth-annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships begins this weekend, and the player with most unpredictable moves ever year is the weather.

01/17/2013

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