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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Beach In Minnesota

Your votes sent Natalie Nyhus to an urban oasis: Thomas Beach at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.

07/01/2015

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Minneapolis Aquatennial Festival Undergoes Image Overhaul

The Minneapolis Aquatennial, one of the most beloved summer festivals in the Twin Cities, has given itself a facelift. Event organizers have unveiled new logos for the festival that takes place July 22 through July 25. The “A” in “Aquatennial” includes an element of the Stone Arch Bridge.

07/01/2015

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4 Things To Know For June 21, 2015

Here’s what you need to know for Sunday.

06/21/2015

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Summer Programs At Minnetonka Center For The Arts

From photography to cartooning, the Minnetonka Center for the Arts has something for everyone.

06/11/2015

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3 Science Experiments To Try Outdoors With Kids This Summer

The weather is warmer and that means kids are gearing up to get outside and release some pent-up winter energy. These three outdoor science experiments offer curious young scientists a messy, fun learning experience.

06/11/2015

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Packing The Perfect Picnic Basket For A Summer Party

The trick to having a stress-free meal in the great outdoors is to pack your basket well.

06/08/2015

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Best Places To Buy Swimsuits In Minnesota

When bathing suit season arrives, many of us think of sipping tropical drinks on sunny beaches in Florida. Though Minnesota is landlocked, there’s still a need for the perfect swimsuit for the summer season.

06/02/2015

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Minneapolis Wading Pools Set To Open Memorial Day Weekend

With warm weather finally back in Minnesota, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is opening most of their wading pools for children, families and parents in the Twin Cities.

05/22/2015

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Top 6 Mosquito Repellent Plants To Keep Pests Away

Summer means it’s time to fire up the grill and invite friends over for a barbecue, but it seems like unexpected guests always crash the party. No, not your in-laws — we’re talking about pesky bugs

05/21/2015

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5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

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What You Need To Know In Entertainment – May 2015

There’s only a month left until summer gets here, which means it’s time for season finales, summer songs, and the first signs of summer blockbusters.

05/01/2015

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UPDATE: Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig Nix Lifetime TV Movie

Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig say they are now abandoning plans for a Lifetime TV movie after the secret project became public.

04/02/2015

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4 Things To Know: Frozen 2, Food Trucks, & More

These are the four stories you need to know about from Friday, March 13, 2015. They include a craft brew-inspired Mountain Dew spinoff and the return of food trucks and bike-sharing.

03/13/2015

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Optimal Summer Conditions Created Vivid Fall Colors

It’s been one of the more colorful falls many of us can remember. The trees got their colors early, and many are still showing vivid oranges and yellows that we haven’t seen in years. Some parts of the state are just hitting their peak now.

10/22/2014

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High School Sports Rally: Sept. 19, 2014

We’ve arrived at the final weekend of the summer, but high school football is just heating up. David McCoy reported on the featured game — Hutchinson Vs. Orono — while Mike Max and Frank Vascellaro highlighted the best plays from other games.

09/19/2014

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Minnesotans Brace For Last Weekend Of Summer

This is the last official summer weekend before the fall season starts, and some Minnesotans are not letting it go to waste. At Lake Nokomis Park in south Minneapolis Thursday, I found Emily Barter and Jamie Fassett-Carman sitting on a towel, debating on whether they should go into the chilly water.

09/18/2014

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Minnesotans Enjoy Final Days Of Summer

Sunday, Minnesotans celebrated the season as summer turned the corner into fall. A light breeze and plenty of sunshine made the St. Paul Classic that much more enjoyable for thousands of riders. Music provided a toe-tapping soundtrack to the 30 mile tour around the capitol city.

09/07/2014

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End Of Summer Is Prime Time For Dragonflies

You may have noticed an increase of a certain insect recently. A large number of dragonflies are common during the end of summer, and experts say this year is no exception.

08/18/2014

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3 Recipes For Delicious End Of Summer Meals

Summer is a delicious season of fresh produce, outdoor cooking and refreshing treats.

08/18/2014

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Zucchini Recipes

it’s the height of Zucchini season right now! Also known as the time of year you look around and think: Why did I plant all of these zucchini? There are too many too many! So, here are Dara’s top 5 recipes for using summer zucchini!

08/14/2014

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5 Fun Ways To Turn Your Backyard Into A Water Park For Kids

Beat the heat and the doldrums with water fun in your own backyard.

08/11/2014

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Boaters Make Up For Lost Time Now That Wake Restrictions Have Been Lifted

Businesses and boaters around one of Minnesota’s most popular lakes say it’s time to salvage summer. All wake restrictions have now been lifted for Lake Minnetonka. Boaters have been forced to slow down since early June when severe storms raised the lake to record levels. They’re glad to be back to normal.

08/04/2014

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Five Fun Activities To Get The Family Outdoors

Make this a summer to remember for the whole family with these five ways to bring everyone together while enjoying the warmer weather.

07/21/2014

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Polar Vortex, Part Deux? Not Exactly, NWS Says

Unseasonably cool temperatures will arrive next week in the Midwest and as far south as Arkansas and Oklahoma. It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, something the National Weather Service says it regrets tweeting earlier this week.

07/11/2014

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Tips For Preventing Child Deaths In Hot Cars

Heatstroke can happen when the temperature is as low as 57 degrees, so here are some tips from safety advocates on avoiding accidental deaths in hot cars.

07/09/2014

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