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New Software Means Less Intrusive MSP Body Scans

Federal officials say upgraded software will mean faster and less intrusive security scanning for passengers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

08/25/2011

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Good Question: How Often Do Presidents Travel?

Whenever a United States president leaves the White House and heads for the “real” America, the opposition party complains about taxpayers bankrolling a political trip. But compared to previous presidents, how often is President Barack Obama on the road?

08/16/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Budget Travel Reminders

Great travel experiences on a budget don’t have to be hard to come by.

07/25/2011

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Husband Rewards Program

Leave it to the Aussie’s to figure out the next great way to get things done around the house. Men, take notes!

07/13/2011

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Dayton Travels To St. Cloud To Discuss The Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton is on the road to tell his side of the budget impasse with Republican lawmakers that has led to a state government shutdown.

07/12/2011

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Turtles Invade JFK Airport Runways

New York air traffic was affected by some turtles on the runways at JFK airport yesterday.

06/30/2011

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Oil Reserves Tapped To Cover World Shortage

The Obama administration has decided to release 30 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

06/23/2011

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Guide To Como Park: The Central Park Of St. Paul

Living in the land of 10,000 lakes and just as many parks means there are more than a few places to spend the day walking, playing or picnicking with family.

06/11/2011

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Vacation Seasons Starts: Klobuchar Promotes Tourism Bill

The Memorial Day weekend is considered the traditional start of the summer vacation season and U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar is hoping her bill will bring more tourists to Minnesota.

05/31/2011

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34M+ Will Hit The Road In U.S. This Weekend

The American Automobile Association projects 34.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a slight increase of 0.2 percent -– or about 100,000 travelers -– from the number of people who traveled one year ago.

05/27/2011

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A Twin Cities Gem: Three Rivers Park District

Every August our family heads out bright and early for Breakfast on the Farm at Gale Woods Farm, located in the far Western edge of the metro in Minnetrista.

05/20/2011

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Good Question: Why Do We Turn Off Electronics On Takeoff?

Before takeoff and landing, we know it is coming: “ladies and gentleman, please turn off all electronic devices.” However, for many of us, it’s hard to believe that an iPod or a Kindle could really affect an airplane. So, why do we have to turn off electronics on take-off and landing?

05/11/2011

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Renting A Small European Country? You Can For 70K.

Who needs to rent a palace when you can rent the country of Liechtenstein.

04/26/2011

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Good Question: How Safe Is It To Fly?

When the engines rev and the 747 goes flying down the runway, a lot of us have a hard time keeping it together. After a Southwest Airlines plane lost 5 feet of fuselage in mid-flight, it gave people with the fear of flying another reason to freak out. So, how safe is it to fly?

04/05/2011

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Study Finds Mondays Are Best Days For Traffic

While the economy is improving, more people will start heading back to work and that means more traffic on the roads.

03/08/2011

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Good Question: Is Mexico Safe?

Last year 200,000 Minnesotans left this frigid, snowy land for the sun and the beaches of Mexico. But with a U.S. State Department travel warning still in effect, is Mexico safe?

03/07/2011

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Today Show: Travel Tricks

The Today Show did an investigative report this morning on the tricks that hotels, resorts and restaurants use to try and get you to book with them online. We’ve got a link to the video.

02/24/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Finding The Best Travel Deals (Part I)

January in Minnesota may mean you are feeling the stinging bite of winter winds, lack of sun and the need to just seen green again. And if the season continues this way, February and March will bring even more of a desire to soak up some rays of sun. So where do you go to spot some of the best travel deals?

01/19/2011

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Got Winter Fatigue? Top 3 Fun In The Sun Spots

Have you noticed the grumbling — at the office, on the bus, at home — “I’m sick of winter already” has become a mantra for many? Minnesotans are used to tough winters, but if this one seems especially bad.

01/12/2011

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Local Travelers Heading East Stuck At MSP

For once this month, it’s not the snow in Minneapolis causing the headaches.

12/27/2010

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At Least 15 Deaths Attributed To Midwest Snowstorm

More than 70 motorists were stuck for hours Monday in biting temperatures on snow-covered highways in northwest Indiana as strong winds hampered snow plow drivers’ efforts to free them. By Monday afternoon, most had been rescued safely, but a few were still trapped by drifts.

12/13/2010

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Storms Slow Holiday Travel

A planned boycott of airport security scanners was a bust, but holiday travelers in the western U.S. had to contend with a chaotic mix of snow, sleet and ice.

11/25/2010

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Airport Lines Move Smoothly Despite Warnings

The lines of passengers were moving swiftly and smoothly through the security checkpoints at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on Wednesday.

11/24/2010

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TSA Chief: Resisting Scanners Just Means Delays

Despite tough talk on the Internet, there was little if any indication of a passenger revolt at many major U.S. airports, with very few people declining the X-ray scan that can peer through their clothes.

11/23/2010

A U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent walks through the terminal at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, November 6, 2010. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

TSA Administrator John Pistole’s public service message.

Transportation Security Administration chief John Pistole is urging travelers to avoid delaying actions at airports this Thanksgiving.  Pistole recorded a public service message with suggestions for efficient security screening procedures.

830 WCCO–11/23/2010

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