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“Under The Dome” Renewed For Second Season

The network has announced that the series, based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, has been renewed for a second season.

07/31/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Time For Ice Cream

Last week, I took at look at a summer bucket list, because, like it or not, summer is racing to its end. The State Fair opens in three weeks, and school isn’t far behind. But there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the best rites of summer: visiting an ice cream shop (or two, or three…).

07/31/2013

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How You Can Eat Barbecue And Still Stay Healthy

Despite the cooler weather, it’s still summer and there is plenty of time to get out and fire up the grill. Grilling out means serving chips, dips and burgers. But just because you’re BBQ’ing, that doesn’t necessarily mean your meal can’t be healthy.

07/31/2013

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Construction On Penn Ave. Shuttering Businesses For The Summer

Penn Avenue in south Minneapolis is being rebuilt and widened, and the work is taking from May through October.

07/30/2013

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Fmr. Gopher Michael Carter Hoping For An NFL Invite

As NFL training camps begin, there’s a forgotten delegation – the players still hoping for an invite. Former Gopher Michael Carter is in that camp, but he brought in a top-flight tutor to help him out. Carter’s working on getting back to 100 percent after an injury in the Vikings mini-camp cut short his immediate goal.

07/23/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Summer’s Bucket List

Summer was so late in arriving this year that it’s almost heresy to talk about it coming to an end. But as of this writing, the Minnesota State Fair is only a little over four weeks away. The clock is ticking—it’s time to make sure you get as much summer fun in as you can. Here are a few suggestions to consider.

07/23/2013

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Gas Prices Expected To Rise During Peak Vacation Time

Don’t be surprised if your wallet is feeling a little lighter after that last fill-up. Gas prices nationwide are at their highest point of the year — and they’re only expected to climb higher.

07/22/2013

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Best Summer Salad Recipes

What better way to enjoy nature’s bounty than to combine fresh produce into a beautifully created salad recipe this summer, full of wonderful flavors, scents and nutrients, while helping maintain a well balanced diet.

07/22/2013

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Minneapolis Aquatennial Goes Out With Quite A Bang

One of the biggest celebrations is going out with a bang. The Minneapolis Aquatennial highlights everything we love about Minnesota summers: the sunshine, the lakes and being outside. The festival closed late Saturday with one of the largest fireworks displays in the country. The Target Fireworks show is annual tradition, lighting up the late July sky above the Mississippi. Doug Taylor is president of Zambelli Fireworks Internationale.

07/20/2013

Steve Maher, St. Thomas' All-American pitcher and record-holder, is baffling D-I and D-II hitters in the Northwoods League for the Waterloo Bucks. (credit: University of St. Thomas/Mike Ekern)

Beyond Bounds: Steve Maher’s Having A Better Summer Than You

I’m confident the following is true. Steve Maher’s summer > your summer. Before you angrily start over-sharing your Instagram lake pics en masse, here’s why. The All-American pitcher from Division-III St. Thomas is playing America’s pastime – every – single – day in the Northwoods League with the Waterloo Bucks (seriously, like some 75 games in 70 days).

07/20/2013

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‘Being Assaulted By The Sun:’ A Look At Summertime SAD

Summer is the season so many of us look forward to after the long winters we have in Minnesota. And when the weather warms up, as it has this week, our parks and pools are packed with people eager to have some fun.

07/17/2013

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Heat Blankets Much Of US As Summer Sizzles

From Minnesota to Massachusetts temperatures surged to potentially dangerous levels Wednesday as the largest heat wave of the summer stretched out and stagnated, with relief in many parts of the country still days away.

07/17/2013

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Home Remedies For Summertime Ailments

Mosquitoes have been very aggressive lately, and the hot weather has had many shedding clothes and exposing their skin to direct sunlight. There’s no better time than now to get caught up on all the remedies for summer-specific ailments like sunburns and bug bites.

07/15/2013

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Good Question: Why Don’t We Eat As Much When It’s Hot Out?

When the weather turns warm, Minnesotans love their outdoor barbeques and patios. But when it really turns warm, some of us start to lose our appetites.

07/10/2013

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Wet Spring Leads To A Boom In Carpenter Ants

This summer, many Minnesota homeowners are dealing with some unwanted guests. Pest control experts are seeing a boom in carpenter ants due to the wet spring.

07/08/2013

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