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Plenty Of Projects Will Transform Twin Cities For Super Bowl 2018

If Super Bowl fans wander around the Twin Cities in 2018 thinking “everything looks so new around here,” there’s a good reason. Much of what they see will be.

05/21/2014

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$50M ‘Nicollet Mile’ Project Will Add Trees, Seating Areas

A $50 million transformation of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis is now in the final stages of planning. The latest renderings show a street with much more greenery and many more places to gather.

05/14/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from today’s show? Here are a few of the highlights on our podcast page. CLICK THE ABOVE LINK to listen!

04/22/2014

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Lisa Marie Presley To Perform At The Dakota

Singer Lisa Marie Presley has announced a concert here in the Twin Cities, but whose want to see her perform will have to adhere to a very specific rule. Presley will play the Dakota Jazz Club on April 29 and 30. Tickets are on sale now for $40.

02/26/2014

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PETA’s Lettuce-Wearing Ladies To Brave Cold Temps

Some deliciously underdressed women will be bringing new meaning to the term “iceberg lettuce” on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis this Thursday afternoon. The two ladies will be wearing bikinis made from the vegetable, and yes, they’ll be wearing them outside.

01/02/2014

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Holidazzle Was More Than A Tradition For Local Woman

Taking her last parade route down Nicollet Mall, Mary Marion still remembers her first Holidazzle 20 years ago. “I started out as what they called an ambassador, a pacer, and it was primarily to get some extra holiday money,” Marion said. In her fifth year on the job, she met her husband, Marty. “I popped out of what was the Princess and the Pea float one night, and he goes ‘Hey, you want to go out for a turkey sandwich afterwards?'” she said.

12/21/2013

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Best Places To Go Caroling In Minnesota

Bring your caroling group to any of these venues in Minnesota for a warm welcoming.

12/13/2013

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What Will Take Holidazzle’s Place?

Next year, it will only be a story to tell the kids. After 22 years, those storybook floats are going dark. This is the final season for the Target Holidazzle parade. The parade’s a lot to look at, especially if you’ve never seen it before. Friday’s parade was Alicia Harris’ first. “I heard it’s going to be my last, so sad,” Harris said. The news hit Claudia Fuglie especially hard.

11/29/2013

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ICYMI: Opening Night Of The Last Holidazzle Season

Friday night marked the beginning of the end of downtown Minneapolis’ Holidazzle parade, and WCCO-TV was there to capture the luminous celebration. Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello emceed the parade’s opening night, which coincided with the official lighting of the WCCO Weather Watcher.

11/29/2013

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Meet The WCCO Rooftop!

The whole WCCO family is excited about our latest addition – the WCCO Rooftop! It has an outdoor kitchen, a working gas fireplace, locally grown plants and an amazing view above Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. There’s green, local, lush landscape to use for an array of purposes, including outdoor camping segments and even musical guests. The plants are mostly locally grown, and the soil is locally sourced from Mississippi Top Soils in Cold Spring.

11/29/2013

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WCCO Weather Watcher Lights Up Nicollet Mall

Thirty-one years ago on Thanksgiving Day, a massive fire in downtown Minneapolis robbed the Northwestern National Bank of its iconic weather ball. But on Friday, a new twist on the weather ball concept was shining over Nicollet Mall.

11/29/2013

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New Twist On Downtown Weather Ball Coming To Nicollet Mall

St. Louis has an arch while San Francisco has its iconic Golden Gate. But for generations of Minnesotans, it was a colored ball perched atop a downtown Minneapolis bank that many remember.

11/14/2013

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City Council Unanimously Approves Nicollet Mall Redesign

The Minneapolis City Council has unanimously approved the design concept selected for a proposed revamping of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

10/04/2013

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Design Firm Selected To Redo Nicollet Mall

A design concept has been selected for a proposed revamping of Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis. The City and the Minneapolis Downtown Council have picked James Corner Field Operations to redesign the Mall.

09/19/2013

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Is September The Time For Flu Shots?

It seems a far cry from those dreary winter days when the flu bug is biting, but under September’s sunshine, the influenza season is on the minds of many as they walk down Nicollet Mall.

09/16/2013

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Bomb Threats Called To Multiple Metro Area Walgreens

Minneapolis Police say that the bomb threat that temporarily closed Nicollet Mall Monday afternoon was a prank call. The bomb threat was called to the Walgreens on the 800 block of Nicollet Mall.

09/16/2013

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Rybak Points Out Flaws, Possibilities For Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak walked backwards down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday, stopping to promote both the finer points and the not so finer points of the historic street.

09/10/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Vincent Francoual, Part 2

A French chef living in Minnesota who’s known for a burger? It’s certainly not the way Vincent Francoual would’ve predicted it but as he plans a celebration for his restaurant’s 12th year in business, he certainly can’t complain.

09/10/2013

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Curiocity: A Chef’s Profile Of Vincent Francoual

It was roughly 16 years ago that Vincent Francoual, a native of France, moved to Minnesota. But before he arrived, he had one important question – where is Minnesota?

09/03/2013

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Best Places In Minnesota To Propose

Minnesota has beautiful places to plan a romantic proposal. Here are just a couple of those spectacular proposal spots to start your “happily ever after” with the love of your life.

08/31/2013

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Former Downtown Neiman Marcus Space Sold

It’s been sitting empty since last winter. But now, the former Neiman Marcus building in downtown Minneapolis is off the market. The state’s largest gas utility, CenterPoint Energy, has inked a deal to purchased the property, according to Twin Cities Business.

07/29/2013

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Local Music Tap: Free Outdoor Music In Downtown Mpls. This Weekend

Free musical performances (and other attractions) are taking to Nicollet Mall this weekend as a part of the Dakota Street Festival.

07/25/2013

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Honest Tea Wants To See How Honest MN Really Is

Did you know redheads are more honest than blondes or brunettes? And bearded men are more honest than balding ones — those are just some of the findings from a social experiment done last year. This year’s test is wrapping up on Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis.

07/10/2013

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Chief Harteau Walks Downtown Beat Today

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Tuesday. The Chief outlined her plan to visit downtown businesses with Sheriff Rich Stanek. She has gone on a walking beat […]

07/09/2013

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Minneapolis Calling For Re-Design Of Nicollet Mall

The City of Minneapolis says Nicollet Mall is due for a makeover. It’s been more than 20 years since the main street through downtown Minneapolis has been updated. The city is calling the bid process for the Nicollet Mall update a competition.

06/20/2013

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