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Taste Testing Now An Option At Farmers Markets

A sure sign of spring arriving in the Twin Cities is the opening of area farmers markets. The Minneapolis Farmers Market opens this weekend. And this year, you’ll be able to do something new — taste test the merchandise.

04/23/2014

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Survey: Mpls. Workers Are Quite Early To Arrive

If the saying “the early bird gets the worm” holds true, a lot of Minnesotans are getting quite a few worms. A new report from the data website FiveThirtyEight compiled data from the U.S. Census Bureau to find the average time people arrive to work in various cities.

04/23/2014

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Twin Cities Ice Cream Shop Wants You To Apply — Via Hiaku

School’s almost out for summer and that means a lot of students will be looking for a summer job. One Twin Cities ice cream shop is putting a twist on the hiring process. The shop is asking applicants to submit haikus about — what else? — ice cream.

04/22/2014

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Survey Ranks Twin Cities High For College Attainment

A new survey ranks Minneapolis-St. Paul near the top of the list of the nation’s most populous metro areas for college degree attainment among young adults. The only metropolitan areas that ranked higher were Washington, Boston, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

04/22/2014

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Celebrate Earth Day With 50 Ways To Improve The Environment

A Twin Cities company is offering 50 ways to improve the environment. Alison Fairbanks owns Promise 50, a website designed to help people find ways to save the planet. She said there are a lot of people who already recycle, but there’s more to do, like bringing reusable bags to the grocery store.

04/21/2014

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House Hunters Eagerly Await Spring Real Estate Rush

Even with warmer weather in the forecast and the spring home-buying season fast approaching, the Twin Cities remains a strong seller’s market. Inventory remains at a 10-year low. Last month, there were 13,086 homes for sale, down 4.1 percent from a year ago.

04/16/2014

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Hands On Twin Cities Helps People Give Back

Minnesotans lead the nation in volunteering, but sometimes even we need help finding new places to donate our time. This week, the WCCO Morning Show is bringing you stories of volunteerism that will hopefully inspire you to make the most of your time and skills.

04/14/2014

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Stretch Of Highway 62 Closing This Weekend

Motorists in the Twin Cities metro area are being alerted to a major weekend closure coming to Minneapolis, Edina and Richfield. Both directions of Highway 62 will close between Highway 100 and Interstate 35W so crews can demolish the Xerxes Avenue bridge deck.

04/11/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. This weekend you can go on the hunt for a one-of-a-kind antique find, take in a St. Paul concert or watch pastry chefs do battle with honey.

04/10/2014

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April Snowstorm Could Be A Record Breaker

A snowstorm of record-breaking proportions is predicted to mess up the Friday morning commute in the Twin Cities. Forecasters say a mix of precipitation is expected to turn over to heavy snow after midnight Thursday and leave as much as a foot of snow in the Twin Cities by midmorning.

04/03/2014

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$15M For Pothole Repairs Would Just Be A Band-Aid On The Problem

Thick clouds of white steam rose Wednesday from freshly laid, hot asphalt in St. Paul. Workers shovels were a gooey black as they scooped the asphalt from the bed of a dump truck and patted it down into holes along Snelling Avenue.

04/02/2014

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Missing Wis. Teen Loocated

Minneapolis Police are asking for help locating a missing 16-year-old who they believe may be currently in the Twin Cities metro area. Police said that Alissa Blanco, of Somerset, Wis., has been missing since mid-February.

04/01/2014

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Twin Cities Rank High For Well-Being

Twin Cities residents have innumerable reasons to feel good about where they live, but it’s nice to lay them out in numbers anyway. According to a list of rankings from Gallup and Healthways, the metro area ranks just outside of the top 10 among the country’s top cities for overall well-being.

03/25/2014

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Working For The Weekend: Entertainment Best Bets

It’s almost the weekend, and it’s also the beginning of March Madness. WCCO is your headquarters for all the NCAA action. Plus, a fresh flower display to chase our winter blues away. Natalie Nyhus has this week’s best entertainment bets.

03/20/2014

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Twin Cities CEO Profile: Great Clips’ Rhoda Olsen

Minnesota is the home of 19 Fortune 500 companies. All week, the WCCO Morning Show is taking a look at some of the people in the Twin Cities who’ve made it to the top. Rhoda Olsen is the CEO of Great Clips, which is headquartered in Bloomington.

03/19/2014

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