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4 Alternatives To New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions can be tough to keep. Studies show only 8 percent of people actually keep them. So why not try something new this year? Twin Cities blogger Jasmine Stringer shared with WCCO four alternative ways to establish goals and live a more fulfilling life in 2015.

01/02/2015

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1 Year On, Some Victims Of Mpls. Apt. Explosion Still Homeless

The cause of a deadly New Year’s Day fire in Minneapolis remains a mystery one year later. Three people were killed and more than a dozen injured when the explosion and fire ripped through an apartment building in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.

01/01/2015

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Meet One Of The First Babies Of 2015!

While we welcomed the New Year, a Minneapolis woman was delivering her first child. Little Kaleah Williams was born at 12:17 a.m. Thursday at Fairview Ridges Hospital in Burnsville. Her mom, Kathryn, went into labor around 7 p.m. Wednesday night.

01/01/2015

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Hundreds Flock To Lake Minnetonka For Icy New Year’s Dive

Frigid temperatures didn’t keep hundreds of people from jumping into a very cold Lake Minnetonka this morning as part of a New Year’s Day tradition called the ALARC Ice Dive. More than 700 people took park in Thursday morning’s dive.

01/01/2015

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New Minnesota Laws Go Into Effect With New Year

With the arrival of a new year comes the start of a number of new Minnesota laws. Here is a rundown of some of the most notable ones. One of the biggest law changes in 2015 means new training requirements for young drivers.

01/01/2015

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Businesses Cope With Last-Minute Rush Before New Year’s

Before the countdown to the New Year begins, several local businesses count on one last rush of 2014. Grocery and liquor stores count New Year’s Eve as one of the busiest days of the year and holiday season.

12/31/2014

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Bite Of Minnesota: New Year’s Pancake Bar

Celebrating the new year traditionally happens with a bang. Whether it’s the pop of the champagne cork or the boom of fireworks, a new beginning is something to celebrate. After years of less-than-satisfactory celebrations, I now prefer to celebrate with a small group of friends at dinner.

12/31/2014

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Research Says Most Fail At New Year’s Resolutions

Millions of Americans are busy writing up their New Year’s resolutions for 2015. According to a U.S. government survey, the top resolutions this year are to lose weight, get organized and spend less money.

12/27/2014

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Gophers Head To Florida For Citrus Bowl

The countdown to touchdown is officially underway as the Minnesota Gophers take off for Florida Thursday to play in the Citrus Bowl. They face number 16-ranked Missouri. The two teams square off on New Year’s Day at noon on national television. The coaches and players arrived on campus around 8:30 a.m. with their luggage in tow.

12/25/2014

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A History Of The Holidays From Thanksgiving To New Years’

How many people actually know the history behind one of the most joyous seasons?

11/10/2014

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6 Months Later, Cedar-Riverside Fire Victims Feel Forgotten

It was half a year ago Tuesday when a fire erupted through the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis. It was early New Year’s Day morning when an apartment building exploded into flames. Three lost their lives six months ago, but for others that day was only the beginning of the pain.

07/01/2014

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Concert Held To Benefit Victims Of Cedar Avenue Fire

The community came together Friday night to help piece together the lives torn apart by a devastating apartment fire.

01/24/2014

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A Long Road Ahead For Victims Of Apt. Fire

It’s likely to be a long road ahead for the victims of that deadly fire on Cedar Avenue New Year’s Day. Dr. Ryan Fey at Hennepin County Medical Center says they have three patients still in critical condition.

01/03/2014

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Woman Found In Submerged Car Identified

Police say the driver found dead in a car that plunged down an embankment and broke through the ice on a La Crosse creek was a student at Winona State University.

01/02/2014

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Ringing In The New Year With An Icy Dive

It may have been cold, but it was still a good morning for many to take a swim, as Minnesotans took part in the 24th ALARC Ice Dive. The annual New Year’s Day tradition took place at Lake Minnetonka, where morning temperatures were below zero degrees.

01/01/2014

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1-1-14 The Polar Plunge On The Morning News With Dave Lee

Are these people courageous or nuts? Listen to Dave Lee and Bill Wenmark by clicking the link.

01/01/2014

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New Year’s Day Polar Plunges Could Be Extra Frigid

If you’ve never done a polar bear plunge before, this New Year’s Day might not be the best day to start. Temperatures are expected to be in the low single digits Wednesday across much of Wisconsin and Minnesota. That’s about 25 degrees colder than usual.

12/27/2013

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3 Men Sentenced For Role In Red Lake Double Homicide

Three men were sentenced Friday for their roles in a murder of a couple on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on New Year’s Day 2011. David John Martin, 46, of Columbia Heights, was sentenced to 160 months in prison on one count of robbery. Kevin John Needham, 21, of Red Lake, was sentenced to 90 months in prison on one count of robbery. Terin Rene Stately, 25, of Red Lake, was sentenced to 40 months in prison on one count of aiding and abetting robbery.

09/28/2013

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Charges: Man Touched Child After Tampering With Juice Box

A Blaine man is charged with criminal sexual conduct for allegedly touching an 8-year-old on New Year’s Day after slipping something into the child’s juice box, court documents filed say.

01/07/2013

A Duluth firefighter helps Matt Livingston the maintenance manager for the Electric Fetus Building across a torrent of water rushing down Superior Street in Duluth early Tuesday evening.  A 16-inch water main burst downtown flooding Superior Street from First Avenue West to First Avenue East. Livingston was checking on the status of the building that was being flooded by the water. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Water Main Break Closes Streets, Causes Flooding

Parts of downtown Duluth looked more like a river instead of city streets overnight.

01/02/2013

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Taking A ‘Chunky Dunk’ To Clean Up Circle Lake

Tuesday’s cold weather didn’t stop a bunch of neighbors from jumping in their lake near Faribault, as part of a fundraiser to clean up Circle Lake, getting rid of carp and weeds.

01/01/2013

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Motorcyclists Cruise Through Bloomington For New Year’s

Some aren’t so much ringing in the New Year as they are wheeling in the New Year. Instead of running a race outside, they’re riding their motorcycles in a fun event.

01/01/2013

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What’s Closed On New Year’s Day

We want to wish you a Happy New Year. Despite it being the first day of 2013 there won’t a whole lot open today as it is considered a holiday.

01/01/2013

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Hundreds Expected At New Year’s Ice Dive Despite Frigid Forecast

If you’re looking for something different to do on New Year’s Day, there’s always the option of chilling your bones at the annual ice dive in Lake Minnetonka.

12/31/2012

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Indictment: 4 Face Charges In New Year’s Day Murders

A federal indictment unsealed Monday charges four men for stabbing a couple to death on the Red Lake Indian Reservation on New Year’s Day 2011, according to the Justice Department.

08/20/2012

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