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VOTE: What Is The Best Farmer’s Market In Minnesota?

It’s harvest season in Minnesota, and farmer’s markets are offering up a cornucopia of delicious fruits and vegetables.

8 hours ago

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Red Wing (Day 1)

It’s that time of the week again, we’re hitting the road and Goin’ to the Lake on WCCO. This week, Frank Vascellaro and Natalie Nyhus are heading to Red Wing for River City Days. Dave Lee from 830 WCCO Radio will also be joining in on the fun.

10 hours ago

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Frozen Yogurt In Minnesota

Steamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it’s Sweet Toppings in Andover.

07/29/2015

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More Closures On Twin Cities Highways This Weekend

There was some relief on the road Friday as westbound 394 in Minneapolis reopened after being reduced to just two lanes for weeks.

07/24/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Horse Trail In Minnesota

It is your typical Minnesota campground: shared stories, laughter around the campfire — even the “neighsayers.” Yes, this is a place for people and their horses. Zumbro Bottoms it is your pick for Best Horse Trail in Minnesota.

07/22/2015

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Women Who Rock: Haley Bonar

Haley Bonar has been in the Minnesota music scene for twelve years as a singer-songwriter. She talks to WCCO about how she has struck a balance between music, ambition and motherhood.

07/18/2015

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Minneapolis Set For Aquatennial Celebration

They 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.

07/18/2015

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Minneapolis Artist Found Dead In Home After Break-In

Minneapolis police say officers responded to a welfare check at a home on the city’s north side Thursday morning and found a woman’s body inside.

07/16/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Golf Hole In Minnesota

There are hundreds of golf courses with thousands of golf holes. We went looking for the best hole in Minnesota.

07/15/2015

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Fulfill Your Jet Pack Dreams On Lindstrom Lake

Karl Oskar Days in Lindstrom includes a golf tournament Saturday morning at the Chisago Lakes course, a classic car show, a beach party, parade and a street dance. Oh, and there is also a chance to fly — by strapping on a high-powered water-jet backpack.

07/11/2015

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Study: Sleep Pill Takers 2X More Likely To Have Daytime Car Accidents

Nearly seven percent of the population takes prescription sleep medications like Restoril or Ambien to sleep. But the American Journal of Public Health says those who take these pills at night are twice as likely to have a car accident during the day.

07/07/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Beach In Minnesota

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

07/01/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best BBQ In Minnesota

Charlie Johnson is the owner and BBQ master at Q Fanatic in Champlin. And he wants everyone to get one thing straight: BBQing and grilling is not the same thing. “BBQ is slow smoking or slow cooking with low heat,” Johnson said. “Grilling is direct, high heat.”

06/24/2015

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WCCO Flies High With U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds

Ahead of this weekend’s Minnesota Air Spectacular in Mankato, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds took our own Natalie Nyhus up in the sky to defy gravity and see the world from a whole new angle.

06/23/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Men’s Shop In Minnesota

With Father’s Day this weekend, we gave dad a little attention in this week’s “Best of Minnesota.” Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to one of the oldest stores in the state — Josephson’s Clothing Store in Red Wing.

06/18/2015

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Go Inside The Kitchen Of Izzy’s Ice Cream

It’s almost time for Izzy’s Ice Cream to reveal the finalists in their annual People’s Flavor Award competition! The winning flavor will be made and sold by Izzy’s for at least a year.

06/13/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Little League Field In Minnesota

There are movies made about stories like that of Russ and Ann Mann’s. “I really wanted to build something that nobody else had,” Russ said. There are two little league baseball fields, nestled in Isanti County, built from the sheer drive of two salt-of-the-earth people.

06/11/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Food Truck In Minnesota

Midwesterners love their tater tots. The diminutive tot has been a starchy staple for decades, often sitting on the side. Enter Dan Docken. “I am the Tot Boss,” Docken said.

06/04/2015

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Melanoma Rates Up Dramatically Among Young People

A deadly skin cancer is on the rise. A new report says melanoma rates are up by 250 percent among young people in the U.S., especially in women.

06/02/2015

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Hello Kitty Purrs Into Minneapolis!

Hello Kitty is a pop culture icon, and she’s here in Minnesota this weekend only. She’s kicking off her North America tour called “Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival.”

05/30/2015

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Natalie & Mike Enter The Sumo Ring!

There are three world-champion sumo wrestlers doing live demonstrations and meeting fans Saturday at the Mall of America in Bloomington. These three champions weigh a combined 1,400 pounds!

05/30/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Bike Tune-Up In Minnesota

For a state crisscrossed with hundreds of miles of trails of all kinds, keeping your bicycle in tip-top shape is just a Minnesotan thing to do.

05/28/2015

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Electricity, Heart-Pounding Views At Bakken & Foshay Museums

May is National Museum Month. And with school getting out soon, many parents will be looking for fun and educational things to do with the kids. WCCO is highlighting two of the more unique museums in the Twin Cities. They are both electrifying, but in different ways.

05/23/2015

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It’s Prime Time For Morel Mushroom Hunting

You’ve heard of deer hunting and turkey hunting, but how about mushroom hunting? It is prime time to forage for Minnesota’s favorite mushroom, the morel.

05/23/2015

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Minnesota Fishermen Reel In Catch Of A Lifetime

A Brownsdale, Minnesota, man just made that catch in the Mississippi. But what happened between setting the line and reeling it in is where the real legend lies.

05/22/2015

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