Memorial Day

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CBS Moneywatch Editor At Large Jill Schlesinger On Memorial Day

CBS Moneywatch editor at large Jill Schlesinger looks at the financial markets on this shortened holiday week.

05/29/2012

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Good Question: Do Vacations Make Us Happier?

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer, and, for many of us, that means it’s vacation time.

05/28/2012

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Hundreds Gather In Ashby, Minn. For Memorial Day

The stars and stripes waved proudly in the sunshine on Monday. But there’s one small town in Minnesota known for one big Memorial Day ceremony.

05/28/2012

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Twins Blog: Memorial Day & Baseball

Memorial Day is the traditional “quarter pole” in the Major League Baseball season. It marks the point where the sorting out of contenders from pretenders truly begins.

05/28/2012

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Finding Minnesota: Jazz Band Kicks Funerals Into High Gear

On Memorial Day, many will visit the gravesite of a relative or friend. And for some that visit will remind them of the day of the funeral. This week in Finding Minnesota, we show you how some families are opting to make the burial of a loved one, more spirited.

05/28/2012

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Little To No Vacancy At MN Campgrounds

The trend has been around for a couple years and it’s likely to continue – packed camping grounds.

05/27/2012

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DNR Ramps Up Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said it will be ramping up its boat inspections and enforcement efforts to prevent the spread of invasive zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species (AIS) this holiday weekend.

05/25/2012

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Tips For Celebrating Memorial Day Weekend On The Water Safely

Memorial Day weekend signals the start of summer for many Minnesotans, but authorities want to make sure residents celebrate safely, especially while on the water.

05/25/2012

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20 Mpls. Wading Pools Open Early For Holiday Weekend

Twenty of Minneapolis’ popular wading pools will be open for Memorial Day weekend, two weeks ahead of time.

05/25/2012

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Memorial Day Events

Fort Snelling | Minnesota State Capitol | Lakewood Cemetery | Memorial Day Pow-Wow | Memorial Day/Law Day 5K Run In Willmar | Memorial Day Murph In St. Cloud | Valleyfair | Minnesota Civil War History At The Landing

05/25/2012

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A Salute To Service Members & Families

Join WCCO Radio as we salute service members and their famlies this Memorial Day.

05/25/2012

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The History Of Memorial Day

Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer. See what the holiday really means and why it falls on the last Monday in May.

05/13/2012

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Movie Blog: MSPIFF, Day 10: ‘Memorial Day,’ ‘Kill List’

Made in Minnesota with the reported assistance of Minnesota military organizations, Memorial Day is indeed a reverent piece of filmmaking, one which uses the same vocabulary as any number of other, more skeptical war movies.

04/21/2012

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Hennepin Co. Sheriff Warns Boaters To Be Safe

Three serious boating accidents over Memorial Day weekend — one of which was fatal — have deputies on the lookout for dangerous behavior.

05/31/2011

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Minn. Families Honor Soldiers They Never Knew

Many observe Memorial Day by honoring loved ones whose lives were lost at war, but some Minnesota families are honoring soldiers they never knew.

05/30/2011

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Restored WWII Fortress Bomber Takes Flight Again

Sixty-five years ago B-17 flying fortress bombers flew the skies of Europe during World War II. On Memorial Day, a restored bomber called the Liberty Belle is in the Twin Cities.

05/30/2011

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Somber Memorial Day As Red Bull Soldiers Leave For Iraq

It was a somber day for family and friends of members of the Minnesota Army National Guard. On a day where Americans remember fallen military men and women, they were preparing to say goodbye to soldiers leaving for Iraq.

05/30/2011

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Hundreds Attend Memorial Day At Fort Snelling

Crews have been working for weeks to prepare Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Twin Cities for the annual Memorial Day program.

05/30/2011

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Plan Your Picnic

If you’re getting ready to enjoy a nice summer picnic, make sure you check out this article. Is a hot dog equal to corn on the cob?

05/30/2011

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Unexpected Perils Of Soldiers Coming Home

What does a soldier face when coming home from deployment? The New York Times put together this great article for Memorial Day.

05/30/2011

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Minn. Veterans Homes Hold Memorial Day Observances

Minnesota Veterans Homes in Hastings, Silver Bay, Fergus Falls, Minneapolis and Luverne are holding Memorial Day observances Monday to honor those who died serving the U.S.

05/30/2011

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Soldier Killed In Korea, Comes Home To Braham

Sgt. Ralph Carlson is coming home, 60 years too late. Carlson left his hometown of Braham in September 1950 and arrived in Korea three months later.

05/29/2011

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Fort Snelling Cemetery Ready For Memorial Day Program

Crews have been working the past few weeks preparing Fort Snelling National Cemetery in the Twin Cities for the annual Memorial Day program Monday.

05/29/2011

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Memorial Weekend Spurs Traditional Outings

Under a large striped tent, pitched in a parking lot along 34th Avenue is where Mitch Fine spends every Memorial Day weekend.

05/27/2011

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Memorial Day Signals Start To Mosquito Season

Haven’t seen any annoying, blood-sucking pests in the air yet? That’s because we’re a little behind this year, according to Mike McLean at the Metropolitan Mosquito Control District.

05/27/2011

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