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2 Minn. Brothers Create Sandal Company In Family’s Garage

Brothers Matt and James McManus founded Bokos Sandals about four years ago. During college, at the University of Wisconsin, the duo ran a T-shirt business. While their T-shirt sales are a thing of the past, together they are hoping that sandals will be their future.

01/28/2015

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How Your Summer Shoes May Be Causing Foot Problems

As the weather (very slowly) changes from winter to summer, many are transitioning from boots to lighter shoes. Or at least thinking about changing over to lighter shoes. People are starting to jog and run more, and they’re breaking out the flip-flops for day-to-day wear.

05/13/2014

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Allina Health Gives Away Thousands of Shoes To Kids

Thousands of kids will be walking a little prouder with a new pair of shoes Saturday. It’s part of Allina Health’s “New Shoes, Healthy Kids” initiative. Allina Health bought 10,000 pairs of athletic shoes with the help of Two Ten Foundation, The Jay Group and Keds.

04/26/2014

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Allina Health Collects 10,000 Shoes For Kids In Need

Some local kids are going to start the spring running. It’s all thanks to the people at Allina Health, who have collected 10,000 shoes for kids in need.

04/23/2014

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Operation Glass Slipper Helps Teens Afford The Cost Of Prom

A local organization is helping teens who otherwise could not afford to go to prom get the necessary items at a reasonable cost. Operation Glass Slipper collects thousands of dresses, shoes and accessories for teenagers who can’t afford the annual high school dance.

03/15/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Randall’s 90-Year-Old ‘Shoe Lady’

Radio listeners in central Minnesota occasionally hear a voice that’s so unexpected and so unconventional, they have to stop and listen. It’s the sweet, grandmotherly voice of Lenore Olson, selling shoes and boots just a few weeks before her 90th birthday.

02/16/2014

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Good Question: How Can We Keep Our Shoes Clean In Winter?

If you’ve made it through a Minnesota winter, then you’re familiar with those whitish-grey shoe stains from all that salt. From commuting shoes to just allowing the salt to take over, everyone has a coping strategy. Bob Fisher, owner of Bob’s Shoe Repair in Wayzata, says Winter is a great time for business. He’s been repairing shoes, or “saving souls” as he puts it, for 43 years.

01/13/2014

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Ex-Graffiti Artist Now Makes Unique, Colorful Kicks

All this week, WCCO This Morning has been turning to local companies for unique gift ideas. Today, they had a little something for the sole. Shoe soles, that is. A former graffiti artist is now a master cobbler who is making colorful kicks in Waconia. His specialty is making what’s old new again.

12/13/2013

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Is Old Shoe Giving Hutchinson Football A Leg Up?

Hutchinson’s football team has the chance to win its second straight state championship in a couple of weeks. You can imagine what many high school football players would give to be in their shoes, especially one shoe in particular.

11/18/2013

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Could You Run A 25-Yard Dash In Heels?

Dozens of women and men will lace up their shoes and do a 25-yard dash to raise thousands of dollars for charity. OK, so running a 25-yard dash sounds like no big deal, right? It’s a little harder to do when you’re wearing high heels.

08/14/2013

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John Williams Video Smackdown For 6-17!

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06/17/2013

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Man To Police: ‘Don’t Take Me To Jail … It’s My Birthday’

A 30-year-old man was denied his birthday wish to police — “Don’t take me to jail.”

01/08/2013

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Long Lines For New $160 Air Jordans

Standing for hours in a long line, dozens of “sneaker heads” stood and waited for Michael Jordan’s newest shoe on Friday.

11/23/2012

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America’s Tallest Man Receives $25K Shoes

One of the most expensive pairs of shoes in the country now belongs to the tallest man in America.

10/18/2012

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Blaine Father, Son Set Up Shoe Drive For African School Children

For children in the poorest regions of Africa, not only do they walk miles for an education, they do it barefoot. That’s why a father and son in Blaine are putting together a shoe drive they hope will generate hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks for kids in the Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

09/24/2012

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Best Places For Back To School Shopping In Minnesota

We’ve rounded up some of the best and coolest options available to make that back-to-school shopping trip as painless as possible.

08/21/2012

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Best Shops For Men’s Shoes In Minnesota

Shoe shopping occasionally feels akin to the quest for the Holy Grail. Check out this list of the five best places to pick up a new pair of kicks around the Twin Cities, and skip the fruitless searching.

07/31/2012

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Best Flea Markets In Minnesota

With a focus on bargains and unique finds, checking out your local flea market can feel like a treasure hunt.

07/24/2012

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Best Places To Buy A Summer Dress In Minnesota

Ladies of Minnesota, leave behind your wool sweaters, Sorel boots, and other winter wear for something a little bit more fun – the perfect summer dress. A dress offers the versatility to be cool and casual or fancy and feminine. To get started on the journey for the perfect dress (or three!) check out these recommendations for some of the best places to pick up the perfect summer dress!

06/19/2012

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Find The Right Shoes For National Running Day

The first Wednesday in June is designated as National Running Day, which means it’s time to get your running shoes on.

06/05/2012

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Igor Gets Help On Anderson Cooper’s Show

The tallest man in America, who lives in Rochester, Minn., was on Anderson Cooper’s daytime talk show Tuesday morning. Igor Vovkivinskiy is 7 feet, 8 inches tall, and got national attention after WCCO’s Holly Wagner did a story in March.

05/29/2012

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Best Places To Buy Homemade Gifts In Minnesota

If you’ve ever been given a handmade gift, chances are it holds a more special place in your heart than anything mass-produced from an assembly line. From jewelry and soap to clothing and pottery, there are a variety of goods made by skilled artisans to choose from, and they can all be found right here in Minnesota.

05/22/2012

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Tallest Man In US In Mass. Seeking Shoes, Normalcy

The tallest man in the United States has traveled from Minneapolis to Massachusetts for a custom shoe-fitting with Reebok that he hopes will help him live a normal life.

05/03/2012

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America’s Tallest Man Holds Court With Wolves

You expect to see tall people at a Timberwolves game. But you don’t necessarily expect to see someone so tall they make even the NBA players look short.

04/23/2012

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Best Shopping Malls In Minnesota

Whether you are shopping for back to school or the upcoming prom, sporting goods or Christmas gifts, Minnesota’s selection of shopping malls are as varied in their options as they are in their locations – something for everything, all under one roof!

04/17/2012

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