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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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Twin Cities CEO Profile: Ecolab’s Doug Baker

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. Ecolab helps clean water, keep food safe, and healthcare environments clean.

03/18/2014

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5 Students Set To Represent MN In Nat’l Spelling Bee

There will be five champion students representing Minnesota in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. Twelve-year-old Mark Kivimaki, who goes to Valley View Middle School in Edina, just won the Seven-County Metro Area Regional Spelling Bee over the weekend at Augsburg College.

03/17/2014

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Twin Cities CEO Profile: Xcel Energy’s Ben Fowke

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. On Monday, Jason DeRusha kicked off our CEO Profiles with the man in charge of Minnesota’s largest electricity provider: Xcel Energy.

03/17/2014

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At 84, Twin Cities Nun Heals With Massage

March is Women’s History Month, a chance to highlight the contributions of women to history and contemporary society. Within that, it’s also Catholic Sisters Week, which is a new addition to this month’s celebrations.

03/12/2014

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Fast Warm-Up Leads To Big Pools On MN Roads

The heat is on. WCCO director of meteorology Mike Augustyniak says that high temperatures in the Twin Cities could top 50 degrees on Monday. On Sunday, temperatures reached into the 40s.

03/10/2014

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Twins Blog: All-Star Bar Close

Baseball fans may enjoy an All-Star closing time when the midsummer classic comes to Target Field. The Minnesota Twins are hosting the 2014 All-Star Game on July 15. The event is expected to bring in 160,000 fans and even more money to the city.

03/07/2014

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Dalai Lama Visits Minnesota

The Dalai Lama has observed Tibetan New Year celebrations outside India for the first time since going into exile more than 50 years ago. About 3,000 Tibetan-Americans from across the country packed an auditorium Sunday morning at Augsburg College in Minneapolis to celebrate the holiday with the Buddhist spiritual leader. He spoke at Macalester College in St. Paul on Sunday afternoon.

03/02/2014

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Commuters Concerned Over Latest Northstar Line Delay

Three days after some of the worst driving conditions in recent memory, plenty of people were still late to work, but the roads weren’t the culprit. The Northstar Commuter Rail line was once again delayed for commuters coming in from the northwest, with Monday morning delays of 60 to 90 minutes reported.

02/24/2014

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Monday A.M. Commute Could Bring More Headaches

The roads shouldn’t be as miserable around the Twin Cities as they were during Friday’s awful commute, but Monday may still bring with it a number of headaches. The good news is that most road conditions are better, but there are still some problem areas.

02/24/2014

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Road Conditions Improving Around The Metro

The Minnesota Department of Transportation is out with its snow plow trucks trying to clear the roads of snow and ice, but the department says things are improving.

02/23/2014

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Twin Cities Roads Still Rough Days After Winter Storm

It’s been nearly two days since a winter storm hit the Twin Cities and other parts of Minnesota, but driving conditions remain extremely difficult on many roads. Officials said there is some improvement in road conditions as of Saturday morning, but not much.

02/22/2014

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