Thanksgiving

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Sports Verdict: Who Does The Thanksgiving Game Better? Cowboys Vs. Lions

The Dallas Cowboys and the Detroit Lions have hosted games on Thanksgiving Day for decades. Football has been played on this holiday for so many years, it is inextricably intertwined with all things Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

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WCCO Morning News with Dave Lee Radio Parade!

Dave Lee’s Thanksgiving radio parade on WCCO.

11/28/2013

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MOA Hosts 6th Annual Walk To End Hunger, Raises $305K

A Thanksgiving tradition returns Thursday with the sixth annual Walk to End Hunger inside the Mall of America. This year’s event has been expanded beyond its 5K family-fun walk to raise money for 12 Twin Cities area hunger-related charities.

11/28/2013

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Salvation Army Serves Turkey Meal With Help From 5-Star Chef

Thanksgiving came early for folks at the Salvation Army in St. Paul. They put out the traditional turkey and stuffing spread with a fine dining feel, complete with a wait staff and white table cloths. To top it off, their special meal was cooked-up by a chef with a five-star background.

11/27/2013

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Thanksgiving Recipe: Natalie’s Family Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes

All this week, The WCCO This Morning Show team has been sharing their favorite family recipes. As we found out, Natalie’s family loves the butter. They shared their stuffing and carrot soufflé recipes, plus what makes the potatoes fluffy.

11/27/2013

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Busy Day Expected For Thanksgiving Travelers

Thousands of people will be flying out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Wednesday as it’s one of the busiest traveling days of the year. Travelers are heading out all across the country to get to their Thanksgiving destinations and family gatherings.

11/27/2013

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Natalie Nyhus’ Favorite Family Recipe For Thanksgiving

All week the WCCO Morning Show is sharing its favorite family recipes in time for your Thanksgiving. Today, Natalie Nyhus challenges Jason DeRusha’s stuffing recipe with her own family favorite.

11/27/2013

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Good Question: Does Bad Weather Really Affect Holiday Plans?

If you were to listen to the headlines, “Nature threatens holiday happiness,” you wouldn’t be crazy to think no one will be getting home for the holidays.

11/26/2013

Wait Til Friday

These Stores Refuse To Open On Thanksgiving

The shopping frenzy known as Black Friday has turned into more than just a day-long, deep-discount event. More stores are opening their doors several hours before Friday. This year some sales start at 6 p.m. Thursday. That also means workers and shoppers will be leaving the dinner table on Thanksgiving Day to head to stores.

11/26/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Thanksgiving Emergency Solutions

It’s Thanksgiving and you need options. Disaster has struck, you’ve waited to long and you need help. So, what to do. Dara has ideas and don’t we love ideas! Here are her Top 5 (actually 6…we have a tie) Thanksgiving Emergency Solutions!

11/26/2013

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Dara Moskowitz Grumdahl’s Top 5 Thanksgiving Emergency Solutions

It’s Thanksgiving and you need options. Disaster has struck, you’ve waited to long and you need help. So, what to do. Dara has ideas and don’t we love ideas! Here are her Top 5 (actually 6…we have a tie) Thanksgiving Emergency Solutions!

11/26/2013

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Jason DeRusha’s Favorite Family Recipe For Thanksgiving

All week the WCCO Morning Show is sharing its favorite family recipes in time for your Thanksgiving. Today we’re talking stuffing. Jason DeRusha’s mom does it one way, but his mother-in-law has a pretty big twist.

11/26/2013

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Tips: Getting Your Home Organized For Holiday Gatherings

The clock is ticking to get your home ready for visitors over the holidays. And if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this week, you may have spent some time over the weekend clearing out cluttered areas and cleaning up.

11/25/2013

A Sea Of Poinsettias Are Ready For Delivery

Inside a huge green house in Lakeville, thousands of poinsettias are being packaged and ready to go. Dale Bachman, president and CEO of Bachman’s Floral, says the plants are destined for the Twin Cities metro area. “Our crop this year is about 85,000 total pots,” Bachman said. The most popular color is red, but Bachman says they have 32 other varieties as well.

11/25/2013

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Wander Minnesota: Thanksgiving Weekend Alternatives

You’ve slept off the turkey, you’re not interested in battling crowds on Black Friday, but you have free time and possibly family and friends to entertain. What is there to do this weekend? Plenty. Here is just a sampling of events taking place around the state in the days after Thanksgiving.

11/25/2013

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Jamie Yuccas’ Favorite Family Recipes For Thanksgiving

Here are recipes for a few family favorites for Thanksgiving from the WCCO Morning Show’s Jamie Yuccas.

11/25/2013

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‘Thanksgivukkah’ Is Once-In-A-Lifetime Event

For the first time in a long time, Thanksgiving and Hanukkah fall on the same day – Thursday, Nov. 28. The new holiday is being called “Thanksgivukkah.” Like most big holidays, this new one means lots of time will be spent in the kitchen. Tracy Truesdell is Jewish, but her husband isn’t. So, their family is used to getting creative when celebrating with their boys.

11/23/2013

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ICYMI: Highlights From The Saturday Morning Show

Did you miss the WCCO Saturday Morning Show? We had plenty of interesting and entertaining segments as Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Aristea Brady visited with an expert from Bachman’s to get ideas for the perfect Thanksgiving table set up that won’t be too expensive.

11/23/2013

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Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits

Carrie Morey’s Black Pepper Biscuits will give your Thanksgiving table just the right amount of Southern flair and keep your family running for more.

11/22/2013

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Weather Blog: The Big Chill

Our flurries will pass, causing some slowing on the roads. We haven’t had much experience in the snowfall department this year with only 1.1 inches in the Twin Cities. Some south of the Twin Cities could see some minimal accumulation this evening, but the big headline is still focused on the cold air on the way.

11/21/2013

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Here’s How To Carve Your Thanksgiving Grocery Bill Down By A Third

It’s a week until Thanksgiving, and new numbers show the average cost for a traditional dinner for 10 people will cost about $50. But one local consumer expert says just 10 minutes of work before you head to the grocery store could chop your bill by a third.

11/21/2013

Lakeville Schools

13 Schools Sent Mystery Gift Cards To ‘Pay It Forward’

The season of giving is upon us, and some Lakeville schools recently got a lesson in giving back. On Monday, schools across the district received an anonymous gift in the mail: a $100 Cub Foods gift card. The only instruction was to forward it to a family in need.

11/21/2013

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Good Question: Why Will Hanukkah And Thanksgiving Overlap This Year?

For the first time since 1888, the first day of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving will overlap. Experts say that might not happen again until 79,811.

11/20/2013

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Radiothon Raises Enough For 100,000 Thanksgiving Meals

In its 11th year staging the annual Hunger Mission Radiothon, NewsRadio 830 WCCO managed to raise nearly $200,000 to benefit the Union Gospel Mission. The Radiothon was held at the Mall of America Rotunda on Tuesday from 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

11/20/2013

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