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Good Question: Will We Ever Be Wallet Free?

Owners of the iPhone 6 registered more than 1 million credit cards on Apple Pay in the first three days the service was offered. The app lets people pay for goods with their phone. In theory, when enough stores sign up, you won’t have to carry a credit card. For many people, cash has already been replaced by credit.

10/28/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Costume Shop

The name is simple, but the insides aren’t. Minneapolis’ Costume Rentals holds one-of-a-kind costumes you can’t find anywhere else. It’s a non-descript building in Northeast Minneapolis. The type you’d drive right by.

10/23/2014

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St. Paul Woman’s Knitting Hobby Becomes Thriving Business

Everyone dreams of turning their hobby into a job, but not many people get to do it or are brave enough to. But one young lady took a leap of faith and turned her knitting hobby into a thriving business. Her name is Jessie McShane, founder of Wool and Whiskey. In Minnesota, we fight the cold any way we can. A hot drink, a blaze in the fireplace — or maybe some wool and some whiskey?

10/18/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Cheer Team In Minnesota

The football field at NRHEG High School in New Richland, surrounded by a sea of corn, is home to the best cheer team in Minnesota. The NRHEG Cheer Team’s 20 members practice up to five days a week, sometimes twice per day. “It might be a little cheesy, but we’re definitely like a family,” said cheer team member Jessica Nafe.

10/16/2014

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Living In A Show House: A Little Less Privacy, A Lot More Luxury

We’ve all heard about staging homes–bringing in special furniture to make the house more attractive and marketable.

But some upscale homes add people to the equation, and if you’re willing to think outside the box, it’s an opportunity to live a luxury lifestyle at a fraction of the cost.

10/13/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Apple Pie In Minnesota

When baking the best apple pie in the entire state of Minnesota, there must be some kind of secret ingredient. Pine Tree Apple Orchard has been in the Jacobson family since the 1950s, and today it remains a family business — run by six Jacobson siblings. “There’s something about this piece of ground,” said Bill Jacobson.

10/09/2014

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Stores Prepare To Fight Amazon For Christmas Business

In the past, brick and mortar stores like Target and Wal-Mart have chased Amazon.com’s low pricing. But according to Wells Fargo study, that changed in the last six months. University of St. Thomas Marketing Instructor Jon Seltzer says all three are stepping up, but in different ways.

10/07/2014

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Minneapolis Charity Creates Dream Rooms For Terminally Ill Children

Growing up, there’s something really special about your bedroom. But for those who battle life-threatening illnesses, their spaces feel more medical than youthful. The charity Special Spaces Minneapolis takes those rooms and transforms them into dream rooms with the help of donations and volunteers.

10/04/2014

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WCCO’s Viewers’ Choice For Best Fall View In Minnesota

Whatever you like in a landscape, we are lucky enough to have thousands of spectacular views in Minnesota. And if it’s falls colors you’re looking for, there’s one spot you keep ranking the very best. For the second year in a row, your votes sent us to Taylors Falls for the best view in Minnesota.

10/02/2014

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One Of Minnesota’s Scariest Haunted Houses Opens In Minneapolis

Are you ready for some scares? And we are talking real scares. The Haunted Basement at The Soap Factory in Minneapolis is one of the most frightening haunted houses in the state, if not the Midwest.

09/27/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Oktoberfest In Minnesota

In the town of New Ulm, Minn., you might notice a slight German influence. OK, a lot of German influence! If you want to know New Ulm’s Oktoberfest and why it’s the best, just look for the guy in lederhosen. His name is George Glotzbach, and he’s as German as they come. Ask him anything you want, but be ready for more than a short story.

09/25/2014

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WCCO Viewer’s Choice For MN’s Best Game Day Brunch

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, unless it’s game day Sunday. Then you need to kick off your morning with a pregame brunch. As the football season starts, we went out in search of the “Best of Minnesota” for game day brunch.

09/18/2014

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Check Out The Summit Hill House Tour

If you appreciate architecture and turn-of-the century style, you’ll want to head to St. Paul this weekend. The Summit Hill House Tour has been voted one of the best historical home tours in the nation.

09/13/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Drumline In Minnesota

Rosemount High School is known for their fine arts, and music in particular. Their marching band has played at the Rose Parade in California, for the world-champion Minnesota Lynx and even at last year’s We Day at the Xcel Energy Center.

09/11/2014

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Best Of Minnesota: Looking Back At The Best Of Matt Brickman

Matt Brickman has taken WCCO viewers to see the Best of Minnesota: A lot of great food, interesting places, but most of all, interesting people.

09/04/2014

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Matt Brickman, Kim Johnson Join WCCO This Morning

WCCO-TV has announced today that Matt Brickman and Kim Johnson will join Jason DeRusha and Jamie Yuccas on WCCO 4 News This Morning, Minnesota’s most-watched morning newscast.

08/20/2014

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How To Transition Your Child To Head Back To School

With the State Fair starting Thursday, we all know that means summer is almost over and it’s nearly time to go back to school. But you can make the transition easier if you plan ahead. Local parenting and child development expert Denise Daniels has some ways parents can make back to school easier for kids.

08/20/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: How To Spice Up Treadmill Running

Many avid runners think running on a stationary machine can be extremely boring. We tracked down a professional runner and running coach at Life Time Fitness to find some ways to make running on the treadmill more fun and not so routine.

08/18/2014

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Latest Northeast Minneapolis Brew Lab All About Family

Breweries and taprooms have grown so much in popularity in the last 10 years. The new kid on the block is just down the block from a few other breweries and taprooms like 612 Brew, and that is by design.

08/13/2014

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Get Moving Monday: 5 Tips On Saving On Back To School Shopping

On this “Get Moving Monday,” we have tips not only on how to best shop back to school, but also how to save money while doing it. Carrie Rocha offers these five tips on how to save.

08/11/2014

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Hollywood Fashion Secrets: A Brand For Women, By Women

Women have their wardrobe work cut out for them, with trying to keep everything in place. There’s a little bit of smoke and mirrors that goes into it: Tucking and pinning, sewing and spraying. But there is a local company making fashion fixes easier.

08/06/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Working Out With Power Ropes

It’s Monday and that means it’s time to get the week off to the right start. We find different ways every week to exercise and get the blood pumping. This week, America’s Next Fitness Star Stacie Clark and co-owner of Tiger Athletics introduces us to power ropes.

08/04/2014

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How Beginners Can Get Started In Yoga

Sure you’ve heard of yoga, but why haven’t you tried it yet? Jodi Sussner from YogaFit has been practicing for 20 years and has heard it all.

07/30/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: How To Slow Down Our Busy Lives

With work piling up, getting the kids to sports, and other day-to-day duties, stress seems never ending. That’s why we’re going to get you moving this Monday — by teaching you how to slow down.

07/28/2014

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Butter Takes A New Role In Breakfast… In Coffee

Many of us have coffee with butter in the morning, the butter being on our toast. But would you ever put the butter in your coffee? It’s a new trend, blending butter and coffee together into a magic mixture.

07/21/2014

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