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Guest Pass: Bwana Archery In Little Canada

Cupid’s arrows will be flying this weekend for Valentine’s Day, but after a year off, the little cherub might need some practice before the big day. So, this week’s Guest Pass is to a place that’s been teaching archery for 40 years: Bwana Archery in Little Canada.

02/12/2015

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‘CCO Meteorologists Don’t Dig Groundhog Day

On Monday, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, declaring six more weeks of winter. But the WCCO Weather Team forecasts milder conditions.

02/02/2015

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Guest Pass: LTD Brewing Company In Hopkins

Over the last couple of years, the craft beer scene has exploded in Minnesota. Now, it seems like there’s a taproom on every corner. One of those is the LTD Brewery in Hopkins. It’s less than a year old, but the guys behind it have been making beer for over a decade.

01/29/2015

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Guest Pass: Granny’s Donuts

At Granny Donuts, in West St. Paul, it’s a race to keep the display case stocked. “Sometimes if we don’t get here early enough in the morning, they’re all gone and then we don’t get the favorite donuts,” frequent customer Jane Williamson said.

01/22/2015

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Guest Pass: Shoreview Community Center

In the depths of a Minnesota winter, it’s hard to remember what being warm feels like. But inside the walls of the Shoreview Community Center, you heat up in a hurry.

01/15/2015

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After Deep Freeze, Minnesotans Will Get A Taste Of Spring

After a week of arctic chills, warm air will wash over Minnesota and snow will be melting by the weekend.

01/13/2015

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Blizzard Conditions Close Southern Minnesota Highways

While temperatures climbed above zero in Minnesota on Thursday, schools across the state were still canceling classes as strong winds threaten blowing snow and dangerous driving conditions.

01/08/2015

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Mpls. Schools Cancel Classes Ahead Of Wednesday’s Cold

Ahead of Wednesday’s forecasted cold, schools across Minnesota are telling students and parents that classes will be delayed or canceled. Minneapolis Public Schools announced Tuesday that classes and activities are canceled Wednesday.

01/06/2015

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Wind Chill Advisory In Effect Until Noon

A wind chill advisory is in effect Tuesday morning for Minnesota and western Wisconsin as a blast of arctic air descended on the Upper Midwest.

12/30/2014

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Guest Pass: Woodbury’s Bielenberg Sports Center

It’s news to no one that in Minnesota, it gets cold in the winter. So a lot of communities have built inflatable sports bubbles so students athletes can get in off-season practice. But, Woodbury just ditched it’s dome for a gorgeous new sports complex that’s not just for kids.

12/18/2014

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Guest Pass: Alpine Farms In Medina

In this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman takes us to Alpine Farms in Medina, where they teach horses and riders to run, jump and an Olympic sport called dressage.

12/11/2014

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This Could Be The Coldest Thanksgiving Since 1930

Minnesotans woke up to subzero temperatures on Thanksgiving Day, and if the mercury doesn’t make it to the double digits, the day could be one for the record books.

11/27/2014

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Guest Pass: Geocaching At Oakdale Nature Preserve

After two weeks in the deep freeze, Matt Brickman was getting a little stir crazy. So for this week’s Guest Pass, he headed outside to have fun in the snow while geocaching at Oakdale Nature Preserve.

11/20/2014

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Guest Pass: Skateville In Burnsville

This week’s Guest Pass takes Matt Brickman to the south metro to check out Skateville in Burnsville. The roller rink has been in in Burnsville since 1972.

11/13/2014

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Minn. Sees More Than A Foot Of Snow In Season’s 1st Storm

The flakes of the season’s first major snow storm began falling on Minnesota Monday morning, and by the time the clouds clear out Tuesday, around a foot of snow could blanket a swath of the state.

11/10/2014

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2014’s Minnesota Weather Extremes: A Look Back

With 2014 starting to wind down and a whole new set of Top 10 Weather Days just around the corner, it’s a perfect time to take a trip down memory lane. The past year was full of weather extremes. On the cusp of the change from fall to winter, Kylie Bearse sat down with the rest of the WCCO weather team to look back at all Minnesota has endured this past year.

11/07/2014

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Guest Pass: Orchids Limited In Plymouth

Matt Brickman asked help from viewers finding something to show off in Plymouth. There were lots of good ideas, but a family business with an international reach caught our attention. This week, your Guest Pass is to Orchids Limited.

11/06/2014

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Guest Pass: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

We’re starting to reach the tail end of fall color season here in Minnesota, but there’s a spot in the metro where nature’s beauty is one display, year round. The Japanese Garden is the Arboretum’s most visited space and, even with leaves blanketing the ground, one the most beautiful.

10/23/2014

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Good Questions: Partly Sunny, License Plates & Top 10 Weather Days

Joann from Arden Hills asked: What’s the difference between partly sunny and partly cloudy? “This is kind of a gray area,” said WCCO-TV Meteorologist Matt Brickman. “I think meteorologists give themselves a little leeway. I always think in terms of percentages.”

10/17/2014

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Guest Pass: Band Box Diner In Minneapolis

The Band Box is a place that any “knuckle puck” fan would recognize from the beginning of “D2: The Mighty Ducks.”

10/16/2014

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Guest Pass: Northeast Minneapolis’ Brickmania

In this week’s Guest Pass, Matt Brickman takes us inside a LEGO lover’s dream: Brickmania in northeast Minneapolis.

10/09/2014

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Guest Pass: St. Paul’s Union Depot

Unless you’re coming into the Twin Cities by rail, a train station probably doesn’t make your must-see list.

10/02/2014

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Guest Pass: Guthrie Theater’s Endless Bridge

Completed in June of 2006, the gravity defying structure at the Guthrie Theater is architect Jean Nouvel’s signature feature.

09/25/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Rise Bagels

If you ask an east coast native about Twin Cities bagels, you’re probably going to get a violent reaction. But instead of complaining, two sisters decided to start boiling and baking their own bagels. And that makes a difference, as Jason DeRusha found out.

09/20/2014

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Guest Pass: Lebanon Hills Park In Eagan

From the parking lot, you can tell that this is more than a run-of-the mill municipal park.

09/18/2014

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