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Good Questions: Camouflage Uniforms, Steering Wheels, License Plates

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores the Twins’ camouflage jerseys, boats’ steering wheels and license plate replacements.

05/29/2015

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Wander MN: Festival Season

Memorial Day is past, and summer has commenced. Minnesota offers festivals all year round, but summer is prime time.

05/28/2015

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Sister Of Man Killed By Memorial Day Homicide Victim: ‘He Got What Was Coming To Him’

Larry Davis Sr. was shot to death on 3rd Street in north Minneapolis on Memorial Day. Fourteen people witnessed the crime, the youngest of whom was 11. Two other men were also shot. Police won’t say how it happened, but they say all the victims knew each other.

05/26/2015

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Minnesota’s 133rd Airlift Wing Practices Precision Cargo Drops

Few military units have seen more activations and deployments since 9/11 than Minnesota’s 133rd Airlift Wing — its 1,200 members are essential to moving supplies and soldiers to wherever they’re needed.

05/25/2015

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Local Air Force Veteran Logs One More Mission On ‘Dream Flight’

Memorial Day reached new heights for a special group of Veterans when they relived their favorite past-time.

05/25/2015

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Family Proud Of Marine, 20, Who Died In Afghanistan

On Memorial Day, a Minnesota family said they hope everyone takes a moment to honor our fallen troops.

Last year, the Erickson family learned that 20-year-old Lance Cpl. Caleb Erickson died while serving in Afghanistan.

05/25/2015

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A Day To Remember Fallen Heroes, Vets Hurting At Home

On Memorial Day, Minnesotans stopped to remember their relatives, friends and neighbors who died risking everything for our freedom.

05/25/2015

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Obama Pays Tribute To Fallen Service Members At Arlington

President Barack Obama on Monday saluted Americans who died in battle, saying the country must “never stop trying to fully repay them” for their sacrifices. He noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.

05/25/2015

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Thousands Visit Ft. Snelling National Cemetery For Memorial Day

Thousands visited Fort Snelling National Cemetery for its Memorial Day Ceremony. It’s said to be the largest ceremony in the state. It concluded roughly 30 minutes ago and, despite light rain, saw big crowds.

05/25/2015

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4 Things To Know: John Nash Dies, Men-Housework Study & More

From Memorial Day events to “A Beautiful Mind” famous mathematician killed, here are the four stories to know for Monday, May 25.

05/25/2015

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Family, Friends Commemorate Memorial Day At Fort Snelling Nat’l Cemetery

Family and friends made their way to Fort Snelling National Cemetery Monday to lay flowers and plant American flags on the graves of loved ones who served in the U.S. military.

05/25/2015

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What’s Open And What’s Closed On Memorial Day

To commemorate the Memorial Day holiday, many people have it off and a lot of places are closed. To help avoid any confusion, here’s a list of some of the places that are closed this holiday.

05/25/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Less Traditional Memorial Day Recipes

Memorial Day Monday is a favorite time to grill out for many Minnesotans. But, if you want to try something other than the traditional hot dogs and burgers, Kirsten Shabaz of Valley Natural Foods has some healthy and delicious ideas.

05/25/2015

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Rain Forces Rescheduling Of Memorial Day Ceremonies

The rain in the forecast for Monday is already forcing a couple of Memorial Day events indoors. In Prior Lake, the VFW Memorial Day Parade has been canceled, and they’re moving the service from Memorial Park to Twin Oaks Middle School.

05/25/2015

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Hell Bent Fitness Offers Family Workouts For Memorial Day

Looking to get in a great workout on Memorial Day? The Hell Bent Fitness group will be offering cardio, kettlebell and agility workouts for kids and adults Monday at Martin Luther King Junior Park in Minneapolis.

05/25/2015

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St. Paul Hosts 10th Annual Memorial Day 5k

The annual Memorial Day Challenge Hearts and Minds 5k takes place Monday morning. The annual run takes place at Como Lake in St. Paul.

05/25/2015

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Shakopee Celebrates Memorial Day With Historically-Themed Event

Celebrate Memorial Day by taking a step back in time at The Landing in Shakopee. See what life was like along the Minnesota River over 150 years ago at a special event downtown.

05/25/2015

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Which Meats Are Most Affordable For Your Memorial Day Cookout?

Bacon prices are the lowest they have been in two years — they reached an all-time high around the same time last year. As for other meats, we looked into the price counts of your favorite grilling staples.

05/23/2015

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Crews Ready Fort Snelling For Major Memorial Day Event

Minnesota’s largest Memorial Day observance is at Fort Snelling on Monday. The national cemetery draws thousands for its yearly service, and a lot of work goes into getting Fort Snelling ready.

05/22/2015

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Tourism Officials Expect Record Summer For Travel In Minnesota

More than 37 million Americans are expected to travel for Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the unofficial start to the summer travel season.

05/22/2015

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Tap Talk: Sweet Science Offers Tasting At Urban Growler

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Sweet Science Ice Cream and Urban Growler are teaming up to make this Memorial Day sweeter by adding in a little ice cream and lot of beer.

05/21/2015

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s safe to say many of us are working for the weekend this week. And that’s because it’s a long holiday weekend! And with the weather a little dicey, WCCO This Morning found fun things to do both indoors and outdoors.

05/21/2015

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Officials Urge Memorial Weekend Boaters To Keep Safety In Mind

Many boat owners will dust off their boats and hit the water this holiday weekend, so it’s a good time to brush up on boating safety.

05/19/2015

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Wander Minnesota: Memorial Day Observances & Celebrations

Sure, the weather has (finally) started to act like it’s supposed to this time of year, but we all know summer really starts over Memorial Day weekend, when everyone begins flocking in earnest to lakes and northwoods.

05/19/2015

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