New Year’s Eve

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State Patrol: 174 DWI Arrests On New Year’s Eve

According to the State Patrol, there were 174 arrests for DWI across Minnesota on New Year’s Eve. That number is actually down from last year, when there were 191 arrests for drunk driving.

01/01/2015

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Metro Transit Offers Free Rides For New Year’s Eve

If you don’t want to pay for a ride this New Year’s Eve, you can opt for the bus or light rail. Metro Transit is offering free rides on the Light Rail and 26 bus routes.

12/31/2014

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Patrols Out In Full Force For New Year’s Eve

Police are out in force across the metro this New Year’s Eve, trying to prevent end-of-the-year tragedies. This is one of those nights when people tend to drink a little more than usual and many of them end up behind the wheel.

12/31/2014

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Good Question: Why Are Some Wines So Expensive?

Christmas has come and gone, but at Haskell’s in Minnetonka, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. At Haskell’s, you can splurge even more for a bottle of wine. A lot more.

12/31/2014

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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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Como Zoo Hosts Early New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

Not everyone can stay up until midnight on New Year’s Eve. So, a special ball drop was held for them earlier today. Kids and families got the fun started a little earlier Wednesday at Como Zoo in St. Paul. The zoo held a countdown to 12. Twelve noon, that is.

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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‘Last Call’ Service Drives Bar-Goers Home In Their Own Cars

Many will be ringing in the new year by tipping a few back. A few too many can mean you’ll have to call a cab — unless you’re at one of several Twin Cities bars that offers a one-of-a kind service.

12/31/2014

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Frigid Temps Expected For New Year’s Eve Revelers

Forecasters say bitter cold temperatures will greet New Year’s revelers venturing outdoors. A wind chill advisory is in effect for all of central and southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin through 10 a.m. Wednesday.

12/31/2014

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Mpls. Restaurants Still Taking NYE Reservations

If you don’t have a dinner reservation yet for New Year’s Eve, you still have a chance to grab an open table. WCCO’s Lauren Casey stopped by Borough in Minneapolis’ North Loop to get the New Year’s Eve dining details.

12/30/2014

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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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DeRusha Eats: World Class Wines

Wednesday is New Year’s Eve, so you know what that means! The champagne toast! But this year, why not step out of your comfort zone and try something different? Jason DeRusha visited World Class Wines and found easy ways to find the perfect bubbly, some even without breaking the bank!

12/27/2014

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MN Comedian Lizz Winstead To Perform At Cedar Cultural Center

Lizz Winstead is back in Minnesota! The Minnesota comedian is here to host two performances of her special year in review show. ‘Plan B from Outer Space’ goes on Saturday evening at the Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis.

12/27/2014

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Best Holiday Destinations For Singles

The best way to prevent a Blue Christmas is to visit one of the best holiday destinations in America for singles.

12/17/2014

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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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Report: Winona Woman Who Drowned In Wis. Was Drunk

New reports say a Minnesota woman who drowned after her car plunged down a 40-foot embankment and crashed through ice in Wisconsin was legally drunk at the time. A La Crosse Tribune report says 21-year-old Ellen “Ellie” Ahmann of Winona, Minn., had just left the downtown tavern where she was tending bar on New Year’s Eve. Police reports obtained through an open-records request say her blood-alcohol level was 0.16 percent, or twice the legal limit.

02/15/2014

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Help Sought Finding Man, 22, Missing Since New Year’s Eve

State officials are asking the public’s help in finding a 22-year-old man who was last seen in northern Minnesota at New Year’s Eve parties.

01/20/2014

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Family Remembers Teen Killed In Sledding Accident

A town is mourning the loss of a teenager who died on New Year’s Eve. Katelyn Hank of Le Sueur was sledding at a friend’s house. Another person was on the back of her sled when they hit a tree.

01/02/2014

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Another Reason Not To Drink & Drive: The Hidden Costs Of DWI

Sending 2013 out with a bang is on the minds of many New Year’s Eve partygoers. For some, that celebration includes alcohol, and if you drink and drive be prepared to face the consequences.

12/31/2013

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How To Cure, Or At Least Minimize, Your Hangover

Too much of any type of alcohol will cause a hangover, but drinking clear ones, like vodka and gin, will make it less severe.

12/31/2013

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12-31-13 Rob Schneider Talks With John Hines On The Morning News

What a fun interview with John Hines….Hear Rob talk comedy and even some sports by CLICKING THE LINK!

12/31/2013

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Authorities Stress Sober Rides On New Year’s Eve

Minnesota law enforcement officials say people planning to head out on New Year’s Eve should also be thinking about that sober ride home. The Department of Public Safety says extra patrols of state troopers and other law enforcers will be on the lookout for drunken drivers Tuesday night.

12/31/2013

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Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Entertainment Ideas

Don’t have your plans set yet to ring in 2014? We’ve found some fun ways to celebrate the end of 2013 and a fresh start in 2014. Here are some great events for all ages you can still drop in on today and tonight.

12/31/2013

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Police Ready To Help Celebrators Stay Safe On Subzero NYE

Doctors fear a cold New Year’s Eve can create big problems for party goers. Dr. Ryan Fey from the Hennepin County Medical Center says frostbite can strike within minutes. “In extreme cold, you could be looking at frostbite in two to five minutes,” Fey said. People trying to ring in the new year with a few libations can get in to big trouble if they mix it with the extreme cold.

12/30/2013

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St. Paul Jazz Club To Close New Year’s Eve

The last songs are about to be played at The Artists’ Quarter in downtown St. Paul. The underground jazz club closes New Year’s Eve with a performance by torch singer Carole Martin. The Artists’ Quarter is located in the basement of the Historic Hamm Building.

12/30/2013

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