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Was That Ice On The Mississippi? In June?

As cold as this spring was, and as chilly as this Thursday feels, it would probably surprise few to learn that a WCCO photojournalist captured what appeared to be a chunk of ice floating down the Mississippi River in June.

06/06/2013

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Wander Minnesota: The Beginning of Blooms

The long winter slowed the arrival of spring and all things spring-like, including the much-needed beauty of perennial flowers and bulbs. But at last they’re making an appearance. Over the weekend, I visited the Munsinger Clemens Gardens in St. Cloud, where the bulbs were bursting out, and signs of future floral glories to come.

05/22/2013

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Add Some Edible Herbs To Your Garden

Not everything you plant in your garden this spring has to be colorful. Some plants stand out because they are edible. And nothing compares to the fragrance and flavor of fresh herbs. WCCO stepped into a garden center’s Edible House.

05/21/2013

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How To Take Care Of Our Popular Spring Flowers

Over the weekend, when it wasn’t raining, you may have spent some time in your garden, planting flowers. Or maybe just getting the soil ready for what you will plant. It is a sea of colors at Leitner’s Garden Center in St. Paul, a look that many of us would love to replicate in our yards.

05/20/2013

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After Cold Start, Garden Experts Assess Early-Spring Flowers

The beautiful displays of color are what brighten our gardens and our spirit. We plant the bulbs in the fall and then wait with anticipation for their debut in the spring.

05/07/2013

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Hennepin County Declares Ice Out

In what officials are calling one of the latest dates ever recorded, Hennepin County declared an official “ice out” on Wednesday.

05/01/2013

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Winter Weather Returns For Yet Another Curtain Call

Like the inevitable sequel to a long-running horror movie franchise, snow is making yet another return to the forecast. Only this time, the flakes are predicted to fly not in April, but in May.

05/01/2013

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Don’t Be Too Hasty With Your Spring Lawn Care

After a seemingly endless winter, Minnesotans are finally seeing the grass of their lawns. But it’s not that pretty green grass that we like to see. Most yards are likely filled with patches of brown.

04/30/2013

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Best Places To Buy Mother’s Day Gifts In Minnesota

Check out this list of our top picks for places in Minnesota to find Mother’s Day gifts this year.

04/30/2013

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With Spring’s Arrival, Bugs Are Out In Full Force

When you were wishing for warmer weather, you may have overlooked this small fact: Warm weather brings out the bugs. Right now, pest experts say they’re getting a lot of calls from homeowners about box elder bugs and carpenter ants.

04/29/2013

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Burning Restrictions Coming To Central Minn. Next Week

Spring temperatures are finally climbing to normal highs in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources wants to remind the public that as the snowpack melts, burning restrictions are falling into place.

04/29/2013

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Mother’s Day Celebrations From Around The World

Ever wanted to know how and when Mother’s Day is celebrated around the world? We take a look at the annual traditions of five countries to find out.

04/29/2013

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Make Mother’s Day Extra Special With These Great Recipes

Are you looking for great recipes for Mother’s Day this year? Let the following three recipes help you plan your menu with food your mom is sure to love.

04/29/2013

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Homemade Mother’s Day Gifts Kids Of All Ages Can Make

For a unique Mother’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with a homemade craft from your child. The following crafts are geared to specific ages, but all are sure to delight mom.

04/29/2013

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Seasonal Businesses Spring Into Action

For people who love two wheels, this is perfect riding weather. Warm temperatures brought many out Saturday to St. Paul’s Harley Davidson Store, including Harley owner John Fischer.

04/27/2013

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Patio Season: ‘Like Fishing Opener, But For Beer’

After two sloppy snowstorms walloped Minnesota this month, spring finally arrived on Friday.

04/26/2013

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If You Missed It: High School Sports Rally For 4/36

Friday marked the the real start of spring…as far as most Minnesotans were concerned.

04/26/2013

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Trees Budding, Green Grass Arrives This Weekend

Old Man Winter is getting a bit too clingy. While it might seem like spring is far from reality, experts say there could be buds on the trees by the end of the week.

04/23/2013

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Bad News: Bothersome Bugs Likely Survived The Brutal Spring

Just because we’ve had an extended winter this spring, doesn’t mean we’ll be bug-free when warmer weather does finally roll around.

04/23/2013

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The Seven Stages Of Snow Grief

Minnesotans began working through the seven stages of snow-related grief just days before Halloween. The first stage: shock and denial.

04/22/2013

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Another Round Of Wintry Weather In Minn./Wis.

Hearty Midwesterners know better than to put the snow shovels and snow blowers away in April.

04/22/2013

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Snowy Spring Postpones Third Game @ Target Field

Monday should have marked the 10th home game for the Twins this season. Instead, it marks the third postponed game at Target Field in 2013.

04/22/2013

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Another Wintry Blast For Northwestern Wisconsin

More than a foot of new snow in northwestern Wisconsin is making travel tough and has closed numerous school districts.

04/19/2013

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Snow Slowing Traffic, Crippling The Metro & Greater MN

Well, there’s always May, right? It looks like another dose of heavy, wet snow is set to blanket much of Minnesota, where residents have been understandably anxious to see any tangible signs of spring weather.

04/18/2013

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Midwest Weather Woes Range From Snow To Twisters

Middle America was overwhelmed by weather Thursday, with snow in the north, tornadoes in the Plains, and torrential rains that caused floods and transportation woes — and a sinkhole in Chicago.

04/18/2013

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