Farewell From The Wire

Well, it’s been a great ride and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed bringing you the news in a new way. But as we begin 2012, we must say goodbye to WCCO’s The Wire. Thanks to everyone who […]


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Mom Gives Birth To Twins — 1 In 2011, The Other In 2012

A mother welcomed two bundles of joy overnight in Minneapolis — one in 2011 and the other in 2012. [WCCO]


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, Wire readers! May you all have a wonderful and safe start to the next year of your lives. Now I leave with you all with my favorite three-second video of 2011.


Minnesota’s Top 2011 Headlines

Watch and remember.


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Reader Pic: St. Anges Vs. Totino Grace

In this picture, courtesy of Lou Michaels, St. Agnes’ Dakari Davison drives to the hoop as Totino Grace’s Johnathan Weiler attempts to stop him.


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Dick Clark To Rock It In Again

Dick Clark will be rockin’ in the New Year one more time this weekend. The 82-year-old host for the ABC New Year’s Eve show will once again be joined by Ryan Seacrest. Clark had been […]


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Katy Perry, Russell Brand Splitsville

Pop star Katy Perry and comedian-actor Russell Brand will be toasting the new year as newly single celebs. [Yahoo! Entertainment]


Designer Rolls For Your … You Know

If you want to make a statement while going number one or number two, check out these designer toilet paper rolls.


Top 10 Movies Of 2011

So, here’s my list top ten movies of the year. It’s headed up by “The Tree of Life.” Coincidentally, I couldn’t help but notice the guy who was just on KARE 11 just called “The […]


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BBC’s ‘Female Faces Of 2011’ Feature Draws Fire

Many took to Twitter to voice their displeasure with BBC’s list of the 12 top female faces of 2011. Why? Read on. [Yahoo! Shine]


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Charges: Naked McDonald’s Run

It may have been a prank but now a man and a woman are facing charges for running naked at a McDonald’s drive-thru. Read more here.


Michael Jordan Gets Engaged

If you want to be like Mike — just get engaged! See that and other celeb news in ‘The Lowdown’ above.


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Lil Miss, Can’t Be Wrong

You can’t go wrong with Lil Miss, our pet guest of the week. She’ll be in for our noon show today, and if you’d like to find out how you can make this Rottweiler Lab […]


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Hangover Tips For New Year’s

The best tip for avoiding a hangover is avoid over drinking, but just in case you over do it … Click here.


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New Charge For Verizon Customers

Verizon is starting a $2 fee for customers who make one-time bill payments either online or by phone. That’s right, customers will be charged for the privilege of paying their bill. The charge starts on […]


Snow Year’s Resolution

It looks like we may enter 2012 with a little bit of the fluffy white stuff on the ground. Check out Matt Brickman’s morning forecast.


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Regions: Top Baby Names Of 2011

Get ready to meet a lot of little Sophia’s and Jayden’s. They topped the list as the most popular baby names for 2011 at The Birth Center at Regions Hospital. Other that made the cut? […]


Video: Baby Polar Bear’s Blue Hat

With my last post for The Wire, I couldn’t resist posting about my favorite subject – bears!



Kelly Clarkson Endorses Ron Paul, Backlash Ensues

“The first “American Idol” has announced who she wants to be the next American president. Her choice isn’t helping her approval ratings.” [HuffPost]


Video: Dog Really Hates Christmas Gift

This dog is just as bad as a kid… and just as vocal about his dislike of his new Christmas bone.


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Bradley Cooper Is Dating …

Zoe Saldana and Bradley Cooper are heating things up as the weather cools down, and they’re just about ready to start spreading the news. [NY Daily News]


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Microsoft’s Year In Review

Check out this report card for Microsoft’s 2011 moves. Some were ranked smart, others were ranked dumb. [Information Week]


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Foods For Brain Health

Eating a diet rich in certain vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids and low in trans fats may be best for brain health, new research suggests. [CBS News]


Remembering Those Lost In 2011

We lost athletes, artists and innovators this year. Take a look back at a remembrance video above.


Bachelor Farmer Is ‘Restaurant Of The Year’

The Star Tribune has called Bachelor Farmer the restaurant of the year. It’s owned by Gov. Mark Dayton’s sons Andrew and Eric, and it’s been winning raves since it opened in the North Loop of […]