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Traveling For Thanksgiving? A Few Things To Keep In Mind

A few things to keep in mind if air travel is in your plans this holiday week.

11/19/2012

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DWI Patrols Aim To Keep Halloween Weekend Sober

Halloween parties will be in full-swing, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is hoping a new round of radio spots will help remind folks to stay off the roads if they’ve been drinking.

10/26/2012

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Fargo’s Hotel Donaldson Hosts ‘Bras On Broadway’ Fundraiser

It’s going to be an uplifting day to say the least in Fargo. The first clue? Two miles worth of bras strung together and draped over Fargo’s Hotel Donaldson.

10/25/2012

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Foodies Rejoice, Restaurant Week Returns

Dying to try a new restaurant but holding back because it’s not in your budget? Have no fear, Restaurant Week is here.

10/22/2012

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Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.8 Percent In September

The state’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 5.8 percent in September, a full two percentage points better than the national rate.

10/18/2012

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2012 Could Be The Best Holiday Shopping Season In Years

Target is the latest to announce an aggressive price-matching policy — saying it will match prices of major online retailers, including Amazon, starting Nov. 1.

10/17/2012

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Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Underway Amid Controversy

Wisconsin’s first wolf hunting season is underway, and like in Minnesota, it’s not without some controversy.

10/15/2012

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Halloween Business Is BOOming In Minnesota

From the tame, child-friendly Planet Spooky to haunted houses and hayrides that will make you afraid to go to sleep, the business of “haunting” is serious business.

10/12/2012

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‘Explore Minnesota’ Officials Say State Tourism Is Up

The head of Explore Minnesota says the glass is “half full” when it comes to tourism in the state.

10/10/2012

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Romney Campaign Office Not Open In MN

The Romney for President campaign has not opened an office in Minnesota.

10/08/2012

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Body Language Could Overshadow Message In Pres. Debates

All eyes will be on President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney tonight for their first nationally-televised debate. WCCO Radio’s Laura Oakes has more on what to look for beyond their words.

10/03/2012

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Mankato Buzzing As Minnesota Timberwolves Training Camp Starts

Mankato is abuzz with Minnesota Timberwolves fever as the team opens its mini-camp there on Tuesday at Minnesota State University-Mankato.

10/02/2012

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Behind The Ballot: The Female Vote

So just what are the hottest races in Minnesota this election season? WCCO’s Laura Oakes goes Behind the Ballot.

09/27/2012

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Minn.’s No. 2 Makes Her 1st Skydive For Troops

Minnesota’s lieutenant governor has gotten a unique view of her Capitol office — from thousands of feet up.

09/25/2012

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Behind The Ballot: Hottest Races In Minnesota

So just what are the hottest races in Minnesota this election season? WCCO’s Laura Oakes goes Behind the Ballot.

09/24/2012

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