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WCCO Saturday Morning Links & Recap (July 25)It is the last weekend in July, so go make the most of it -- with WCCO's help, of course! Saturday night at Elko Speedway is the Eve of Destruction! There will be dueling Monster Trucks, School Bus Racing, Bull Rides and a petting zoo for kids.
4 Things To Know: State Fair's Poultry Barn, Ikea & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about from Thursday, July 23. They include a troubling study on big city roads, as well as some big changes at the State Fair this year.
Minneapolis Begins Aquatennial CelebrationThey are called "The Best Days of Summer," and they start this Wednesday! Minneapolis's Aquatennial Celebration has a new format this year, but some of your favorites will be back.
4 Things To Know: Prince's New Video, Aquatennial & MoreHere are the four stories you need to know about for Wednesday, July 22. They include a Minnesota-trained expert heading out into space, and the beginning of "the best days of summer."
4 Things To Know: World Cup, Colbert & AquatennialHere are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, July 2 as we move into the holiday weekend. They include a very surprising interview by Stephen Colbert, and something that might get a few air commuters hot under the collar.
Minneapolis Aquatennial Festival Undergoes Image OverhaulThe Minneapolis Aquatennial, one of the most beloved summer festivals in the Twin Cities, has given itself a facelift. Event organizers have unveiled new logos for the festival that takes place July 22 through July 25. The "A" in "Aquatennial" includes an element of the Stone Arch Bridge.
Minneapolis Aquatennial Hopes 2015 Changes Increase AttendanceThe Minneapolis Aquatennial is making some changes for its annual event, which is in late July this year. Instead of it being 10 days long, the festival will only be four days in 2015. It will go from July 22-25.
The <del>Ten</del> Four Best Days Of Summer Are Back!The Minneapolis Aquatennial officially announced the 2015 dates on its Facebook page, and many were surprised to see the festivities would only last from July 22 to July 25.
Thomas Beach At Lake Calhoun Closed A popular Lake Calhoun beach is closed due to high levels of E. coli. Thomas Beach closed Thursday when regular testing found high levels of the bacteria. Thomas Beach was the site of the Minneapolis Aquatennial beach bash last Sunday.
Logrolling Makes Mpls. Aquatennial DebutIt's the opening weekend of the 75th Minneapolis Aquatennial. From water to food to music, there's something for everyone – and new this year is logrolling. A Minnesota company will be providing free demos for anyone who wants to give it a spin.
Minneapolis Aquatennial Goes Out With Quite A BangOne of the biggest celebrations is going out with a bang. The Minneapolis Aquatennial highlights everything we love about Minnesota summers: the sunshine, the lakes and being outside. The festival closed late Saturday with one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. The Target Fireworks show is annual tradition, lighting up the late July sky above the Mississippi. Doug Taylor is president of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale.
Morning Show Anchors To Grand Marshal Aquatennial ParadeWednesday night is the night for those who love floats and bands. The Aquatennial Torchlight Parade will head down Hennepin Avenue in Minneapolis. WCCO Morning Show anchors Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas will serve as grand marshals.
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