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The Man Behind The Passion Of MyPillow

Millions have seen Mike Lindell’s passion for pillows on his No. 1-rated infomercial. But few know the true origins of Lindell’s Minnesota based MyPillow empire. Lindell would go on to own bars, carpet cleaning services and even file bankruptcy before coming back to pillows. He said it took years to perfect the product.

09/25/2013

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Halloween’s ‘Valley Scare’ Scare Takes Over Valleyfair

Fall is here and so is the season for spooky, scary things. Halloween has taken over Valleyfair in Shakopee. WCCO went behind the scenes of Valley Scare Halloween Haunt, which will be going on every weekend from now through Oct. 27.

09/24/2013

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Canterbury Park Breaks Season Record

Celebrating a resurgence of racing, Canterbury Park wrapped up one of its most successful seasons in its colorful history. Over the course of 69 days, attendance and handle, which is the amount of money bet on Canterbury races, rose to the highest levels since 1995.

09/15/2013

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Shutterfly’s New MN Facility Will Bring 1,000 Jobs

Shutterfly broke ground Tuesday on a $60 million Shakopee facility. The online photo-sharing site will employ up to 1,000 full and part time employees.

09/10/2013

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Female Race Announcer To Make History At Canterbury Park

It is a day that Angela Herrmann will never forget: May 2, 1998. As an 11-year-old girl, Herrmann sat transfixed in front of her television as Real Quiet won the Kentucky Derby.

09/06/2013

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After 57 Years, Raceway Park Takes Final Lap

Sunday night marked the final lap for a big part of race car history in Minnesota. Raceway Park in Shakopee has been the home track to Twin Cities’ race car drivers for 57 years. Some of the best in the business have raced there, including Dale Ernhardt and Matt Kenseth. On the final night, dozens of drivers showed up to take part in the final day of racing.

09/01/2013

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Take A Step Back In Time At The Renaissance Festival

The middle ages meet the 21st century as the annual Renaissance Festival kicks off Saturday morning in Shakopee. For 43 years, visitors have been hanging with kings, knights, even mermaids. King Henry lords over the 22-acre grounds.

08/17/2013

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Canterbury Park Could Host Bull Run

You might not have to travel to Pamplona, Spain if running with the bulls is your type of sport. A promotional group is bringing the Great Bull Run to America at 10 locations over the next year. Organizers have a tentative date of May 14 at Canterbury Park horse race track in Shakopee.

08/06/2013

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Road Work Hampers Highway 62, 169 and I-35W This Weekend

There are three potential headaches awaiting motorists in the metro this weekend. A section of Highway 62 — between Highway 100 and 35W — is closed in both directions for the weekend, as crews are demolishing the Penn Avenue Bridge. The closure will last until 5 Monday morning, and detours are posted.

07/27/2013

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Woman, 49, Killed In Jordan Motorcycle Accident

A 49-year-old Glencoe woman is dead after an SUV turned in front of her motorcycle Thursday morning, according to the Jordan Police Department.

07/11/2013

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Dinosaurs Take Over Valleyfair This Summer

“Dinosaurs Alive” is the big new attraction this year at Valleyfair in Shakopee. It promises a life size trip back into time. The exhibit features huge, life-sized dinosaurs that are to scale and that come alive when theme park-goers are nearby.

06/26/2013

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Shakopee Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing Food Stamps

A 47-year-old Shakopee man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to using other people’s food stamps. Chin Son Kim pleaded guilty to one count of food stamp fraud.

06/12/2013

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Want To Help Turtles Cross The Road? Just Pay Attention

It’s the time of year when turtles of all shapes and sizes are on the move. Many, including the Blandings Turtle, cross busy roadways to lay their eggs. The Blandings is a protected species in Minnesota, and some in the south metro worry it’s even more at risk in their neighborhood.

06/06/2013

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Think Gas Prices Are Bad For Boaters? Race Car Drivers Have It Worse

The national average for a gallon of gas has gone up 17 days in a row. But here in the Twin Cities, gas has dropped three cents to an average of $4.17 a gallon.

05/24/2013

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Growth Of Suburban MN Poverty Among Highest In Nation

Twin Cities suburbs feature plenty of spacious homes and luxury cars, but they’re also seeing a big increase in poverty. In fact, a new study says the growth in the poverty rate for the Twin Cities suburbs is among the highest in the nation.

05/20/2013

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