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Survey Predicts A Very Spendy Holiday Season

A late Thanksgiving means the shortest possible holiday shopping season, but a local survey shows Minnesotans will spend more. The University of St. Thomas just released a survey that says people will spend more than they have in the past 12 years.

11/21/2013

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s Thursday, and if you don’t have weekend plans yet, you’d better pull some together quickly. This weekend, stay out of the cold with a coffee festival and get a jump on your holiday shopping with these events.

11/21/2013

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The Hottest Places To Shop, Gifts To Buy This Holiday In MN

A highly regarded local shopping survey says we we will be spending more this holiday season than we have in the past 12 years. The University of St. Thomas survey says the average household will be spending $837 this Christmas season.

11/20/2013

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Butcher & The Boar Wins Charlie Award For Best Restaurant

Chances are you’ve got an award-winning restaurant or dish right outside your back door, and many of them were honored Sunday night. The third annual Charlie Awards were held at the Pantages Theater in Minneapolis.

11/18/2013

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Charlie Awards Unite Local Foodies In Spirited Competition

This weekend will see the biggest awards in the local food scene. The Charlie Awards not only honor the best chef and best restaurateur in the Twin Cities, but they also honor the best dishes in certain neighborhoods. In this week’s DeRusha Eats, Jason DeRusha checked out Charlie’s Potato Salad, and scouted some of the ten finalists.

11/16/2013

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Holiday Deals Arrive Early At Minnesota Gas Pumps

Disbelief? Shock? Joy? All of the above apply when it comes to filling up at the gas pump these days. AAA Minnesota reports an average price of $3 per gallon in the Twin Cities metro area.

11/13/2013

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CASA Volunteers Help Abused, Neglected Kids Find Themselves

The numbers are staggering. Every day across the country, nearly 2,000 children become victims of abuse or neglect. But there’s a group of volunteers who stay with children until they are placed in loving permanent homes.

11/13/2013

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Group Of Catholics Rallying For New Leadership

A group of Catholics are planning to gather in front of the Cathedral of St. Paul on Saturday to urge Archbishop John Nienstedt to resign. Catholic Coalition for Church Reform said the archbishop is not showing leadership for a healthy Christian church.

11/08/2013

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Snow Rolling Into The Metro, 6 Inches Already In SW MN

By the time polls close on Tuesday night — about 8 p.m. — there may be a snow or at least slush on the ground in the Twin Cities. WCCO meteorologist Mike Augustyniak said most areas in the Twin Cities could see up to three inches.

11/05/2013

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Anoka Store Claims To Be Haunted

Anoka is known as the Halloween Capitol of the World, but when one local business thought spirits were visiting from the “other side,” they called in Twin Cities Paranormal Investigators. The group took a look at what their research revealed at Party Papers, a former chocolate shop and auto showroom.

10/30/2013

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Gas Prices Dip Under $3 In The Twin Cities

Gas prices continue to drop in the Twin Cities. We found gas prices under three bucks a gallon in the Twin Cities overnight.

10/29/2013

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Rain, Snow Mix Could Make For Messy Tuesday Commute

A batch of wintry weather is in line to hit Minnesota in the days leading up to Halloween, and it could make your commute messy by as early as Tuesday morning. WCCO-TV Meteorologist Matt Brickman said after midnight tonight, wet snow will begin to move in to southwestern Minnesota.

10/28/2013

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Finding Minnesota: Heights Theatre Features Old-Time Charm

Before a movie starts, you’ll see ads on the screen and previews of coming attractions, but it’s an old-time attraction drawing customers to one Twin Cities theater.

10/27/2013

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P!nk Postpones Mpls. Performance To Heal Vocal Chords

P!nk has postponed her Minneapolis performance scheduled for Nov. 2 due to inflamed vocal chords and laryngitis.

10/23/2013

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Fat Lorenzo’s Pizza Makes Daily Meal’s 101 Best List

Despite the Twin Cities’ exceptional offerings when it comes to dough, sauce and cheese, only one of our pizza palaces has made the list of Daily Meal’s 101 Best Pizzas in America.

10/22/2013

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