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Minnesota DNR Looking To Buy Black Spruce Pine ConesGot a lot of black spruce pine cones lying around the yard or nearby woods? The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will pay you for collecting them.
WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Dec. 4, 2021Here are the links related to the WCCO Saturday Morning newscast on Dec. 4, 2021.
40 Years Later, 81-Year-Old Myrtle Cole's Brutal Murder Remains UnsolvedA quiet widow who hosted weekly Bible studies in a modest home without running water, Cole was strangled and stabbed after her killer broke through a window on Dec. 12, 1981.
'I'm Proud': Golden Valley Police Commander Becomes 1st Black Officer On Department's Command StaffA Golden Valley Police Commander is making history. Alice White is the first African American to serve on the department's command staff.
TLC Makes 20,000 Handmade Toys For Kids In Need, From Mostly Donated MaterialsWCCO was on hand for a toy delivery in process -- 1,907 toys, to be exact. In this case, the elves happened to be St. Paul police officers, their trailer serving as their "sleigh."
Experts Still Learning About Omicron; Minnesota Case Detected Early Due To Virus Surveillance SystemThe first case was found in California followed by Minnesota on Thursday. A Hennepin County man tested positive after traveling to New York for a convention November 19. He is vaccinated and experienced mild symptoms, the state’s heath department said.
Nashipai Sells Jewelry That's Also Socially ConsciousA local jewelry company has a connection that is helping women overseas. Nashipai sells bold jewelry that is also socially conscious.
Minnesota Man's Hamm's Beer Collection Is Among World's LargestHe began collecting in the 1970s, and at one point he had more than 4,000 beer cans. Then he started buying signs and Scene-O-Ramas before it was popular, inspired by those iconic Hamm’s bear commercials.
Northern Express Holiday Experience Opens In Excelsior This FridaySanta's elves have just a few more days to put the final touches on the village that has the magic of both the North Pole and Minnesota.
MnDOT Offers Another Shot At Naming SnowplowsAfter adding Plow Bunyan, Snowbi Wan Kenobi and others to the fleet earlier this year, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is once again giving the public a chance to name its snowplows.
'Fiddler On The Roof' At The OrdwayThe Ordway Center for the Performing Arts welcomes “Fiddler on the Roof,” on stage Nov. 30 – Dec. 12.
Recipes From Chef Jane Nachbor Of Tastefully SimpleChef Jane Nachbor with Tastefully Simple shared these recipes with WCCO viewers.
Most Americans Dread Taking Part In Secret Santa Gift Exchanges, Study FindsA new survey shows 79% of Americans dread taking part in Secret Santa. More than half said wrapping presents was their most-hated task of the season.
Plymouth Teen Wins $100K Scholarship In Minnesota's COVID Vaccine Incentive Program“I chose to get vaccinated because it allows me to be with my friends and family without having to really worry about COVID as much as before,” Kaitlyn Knutson said. “It also allows me to get to play the sport I love, hockey, while being safe.”
Most Americans Rank Buying A Home Over Getting MarriedA new poll shows 82% of Americans surveyed say investing in a home is more important than a big wedding. Furthermore, 77% of those surveyed said they'd rather invest in a home than spend money on an expensive vacation.
Tips For Controlling Screen Time For Kids And Teenagers Addicted To Video GamesMore than 75% of kids and teenagers play video games, after a recent survey found most played even more during the pandemic. But a local addiction group is warning gamers not to get carried away.
Rebecca Kolls' Canine CookiesRebecca Kolls shared this recipe for Canine Cookies with WCCO Mid-Morning viewers.
World Vision Gifts Animals To Help Families In PovertyWorld Vision raises awareness about ways holiday shoppers can fight extreme poverty by gifting animals to help families in impoverished countries.
Most People Are Looking Forward To Holiday 'Firsts' This YearTopping the list: hosting a holiday for the first time, followed by decorating your own home and spending the holidays with a significant other.
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Clay Coyote RecipesHere are some recipes Clay Coyote shared with WCCO Saturday Morning: 
WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Nov. 27, 2021Here are links to topics Jennifer Mayerle and Mike Augustyniak discussed on WCCO Saturday Morning.
Even After Heartbreaking Loss, 11-Year-Old Nika Hirsch Continues Black Friday Quest To Do 1,000 Kind DeedsA Minnesota sixth-grader stepped up her tradition of Black Friday giving this year and made it even bigger.
Bent Paddle's 'Roasty Toasty Porter' Wins MN Craft Brewer's Guild's 'Best In Show'The Minnesota Craft Brewer's Guild just announced their state-wide blind taste-test competition winners.
New Book Speaks On Behalf Of 'The Unchosen Ones'R.J. Kern spent years traveling across the entire state, traveling from fair to fair, and finding the children who didn't take home the title of Grand Champion.
Catholic Charities Of St. Paul & Minneapolis
Open Arms Minnesota
EV Charging Network To Connect Minnesota's Tribal Nations With Metro, Duluth: 'This Is Another Form Of Resistance'More electric vehicles will be showing up on Minnesota roads, thanks to a new plan from a Native-led nonprofit.
List Of 2021 Restaurant Holiday Gift Card Deals In MinnesotaIt’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.