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Spreading Cheer With Minnesota Christmas Adoption
Share Your Holiday Lights Displays With WCCO!WCCO is taking in the holiday season by showing off lights across the state!
Twin Cities Personal Trainer Spreading Holiday Cheer With Help Of Generous ClientsPersonal trainer Molly Doyle is on a mission to spread cheer during the Christmas season, and she’s able to help others because of the generosity from her clients who want to give back while getting fit.
COVID In Minnesota: Mayo Clinic's ICU Recovery Program Tracking Survivors' RecoveryWCCO shares one man's fight with COVID-19 that lasted months, and how Mayo's ICU Recovery Program is helping in the process.
3 Minneapolis City Council Members Now Aim To Cut $8M From Police BudgetA failed attempt to dismantle the Minneapolis Police Department now has a lighter follow-up from city council members behind the original proposal.
Minnesota Entrepreneurs Lean On Each Other For Small Business SaturdayWith so many businesses struggling to stay afloat, it may be more important than ever to take part this year in buying local.
Saturday Morning Links: Nov. 28, 2020Jennifer Mayerle and Katie Steiner covered a lot on Saturday morning! Here is a link to what they discussed:
Pandemic Changes MACV's Outreach As Number Of Homeless Veterans IncreasesA year ago, the number of unsheltered veterans reached a low of 230 state-wide. Then COVID-19 hit, causing that number to increase as veterans who once had homes needed MACV's help to find shelter.
'Good Things Can Happen In 2020': Businesses Band Together To Help Transform Non-Profit WorkspacesA number of businesses have come together to transform the workspace of a non-profit that helps children with shortened life expectancy, and their families.
'We Still Have A Lot Of Work To Do': Community Reflects Back On 1 Year Since Cedar-Riverside High Rise FireFriday marks one year since five people died in a high rise apartment fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood.
Group Of Businesses Help Give Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Office A MakeoverDozens of businesses banded together to transform a nonprofit. It started with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Sever's Holiday Lights Already Underway"Sever Peterson and his family were originally inspired by hedge mazes in Europe. As the first corn maze in the Midwest in 1997, Sever’s expanded to become a fall festival with countless activities for families to enjoy together."
'Christmas In Color' Holiday Lights Display Coming To ValleyFair"A new holiday attraction coming to the ValleyFair will light up the amusement park with festive cheer. Christmas in Color is a mile-long, drive-through light and music display opening in three weeks in the parking lot of ValleyFair in Shakopee."
#CutTheCard Movement Supports Bars And Restaurants In NeedA Minnesota business owner is getting in the giving spirit of the holidays to support bars and restaurants struggling through the pandemic. And with a simple pair of scissors, his employees are taking it one step further.
Holidazzle And Virtual Santa VisitsHolidazzle is teaming up with Santa to offer free Zoom meet-and-greets, story times, and phone greetings this holiday season.
12-Year-Old From Bloomington Thanks Her Mom For Her Work Helping The HomelessTynika Smith has been making meals every week for people living in tent encampments in the Twin Cities. She's not looking for praise, but her daughter sent WCCO a note wanting to thank her mom for all she does.
Severs Holiday LightsGather your family in your car to enjoy the sights of Sever's Holiday Lights.
4-Year-Old Undergoes Heart Surgery, Shares Story Of Hope And ResilienceMeet Henry Johnson. When the pandemic delayed the 4-year-old’s heart surgery, his family trusted his medical team through the process.
Find Minnesota-Grown Christmas Trees
Pastor Of Oldest Black Church In Minnesota Reflects On Using Faith To Strengthen The Past And PresentDuring a year focused on social justice, a St. Paul church is celebrating its proud history. Pilgrim Baptist Church is the oldest Black church in Minnesota, and one of the oldest in the Midwest.
Recipe: Pistachio Pilaf
Shipt Partners With Midtown Global Market To Highlight Minority-Owned BusinessesBusiness for tenants of Minneapolis's Midtown Global Market has been tough, but new relief is in sight.
List Of 2020 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.
Immunization Expert Patsy Stinchfield Answers All Your Good Questions On COVID VaccinesImmunization expert Patsy Stinchfield answers all your Good Questions about COVID-19 vaccines.
Costly Controversy Ignites Over Sprinklers In Minnesota Wedding BarnsOnce used by Minnesota dairy farmers, barns are now big business in the wedding world. But WCCO found hundreds of the old buildings are at the center of a costly controversy.
Man Says COVID Hospitalization Led To His Firing From JobA Twin Cities man says he lost his job for failing to call in sick to work, while he was hospitalized with COVID-19.
New App Helps Minnesotans Know If They've Been Exposed To COVIDGov. Tim Walz announced Monday new technology to help Minnesotans slow the spread of COVID-19.
Recipe: Roasted Yam/Sweet Potatoes With Hot Honey ButterRebecca Kolls shared this recipe for Roasted Yams/Sweet Potatoes with Hot Honey Butter.
Metro Colleges To Students: Going Home For Thanksgiving? Stay ThereThe University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas are both encouraging students who travel for Thanksgiving to just stay home for the rest of the year and take virtual classes only.