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WCCO Saturday Morning Links: Jan. 15, 2022Here are links to the topics Jennifer Mayerle and Mike Augustyniak discussed on WCCO Saturday Morning.
Hennepin Avenue Redesign Draws Mixed Reactions From Uptown Residents, BusinessesThis story was originally published Jan. 13, 2022.
Orpheum Theatre's 'Come From Away'Come From Away is playing at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis through Sunday, January 23.
Stillwater Ice Palace Maze Opens FridayIt includes a half-mile of twists and turns surrounded by 800,000 pounds of ice. There is also a slippery slide. The maze is open to visitors seven days a week.
COVID In MN: Average Positivity Rate Breaches 20%Minnesota’s latest average positivity rate has breached 20%, continuing to climb to record levels as the state moves to hire hundreds more health care workers to help hospitals.
Recipe: Citrus Segments With Red Wine SyrupSusan Moores, Nutritionist with Kowalski’s Markets, shared this recipe for Citrus Segments with Red Wine Syrup with WCCO viewers.
Original Mattress Factory Bring A Blanket for Bridging DriveThe Original Mattress Factory Bring A Blanket for Bridging Drive is Saturday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Millennials Expect To Retire At 59; Boomers Not 'Til They're 68What age do you expect to finally be able to clock out from the 9-to-5 for good? Your answer may depend on how old you are right now.
Tax Returns Expected To Crawl For Many In 2022, Due To COVID & IRS Computer SystemYou may want to think about getting your taxes filed extra early this year, because the IRS is dealing with significant backlogs. One Minnesota man says he's still waiting on a $3,800 refund from last spring.
Make Over Your Home Office With RypenMinneapolis-based Rypen is ready to help you with your home office makeover.
Most Say The Book Is Better Than The Movie, Survey FindsWe've talked about people's preferences when it comes to reading a real book versus reading on a tech device. But how about reading a book versus watching a movie based on the book?
Synthetic Antibody Helping Shield COVID From Some Minnesota Cancer Patients, Organ Recipients“People have actually figured out how to make an antibody that targets the COVID virus," Dr. Bryan Jarabek said.
Radon Testing And MitigationLinks to information about radon testing
King Of The CourtJon Savitt’s "King of the Court" is a humorous, first-hand account of growing up as a Timberwolves fan with dreams of playing in the NBA. It’s debuting on Jan. 13 at the Phoenix Theater in Minneapolis.
Half Of Americans Say They Struggle To Make Simple Dishes In The KitchenA new survey shows that half of Americans say their biggest struggle in the kitchen is cooking something that ought to be simple. Pancakes were deemed the toughest "easy to make" dish, followed by eggs, pasta and mashed potatoes.
Red Cross Declares First-Ever National Blood CrisisThe American Red Cross says the pandemic has led to a drop in donor turnout, and many states have less than a one-day supply of some blood types.
Flashback: WCCO's Esme Murphy Interviews 7 Incoming Minneapolis City Council MembersThe Minneapolis City Council's 2020 call for defunding the police prompted a nationwide debate that is still going on. And, amid an ongoing crime surge, Minneapolis voters elected seven new council members.
Mocktails From Pedro's Del EsteTrying Dry January but craving a cocktail? Rebecca Kolls offers some delicious diversions without the hangover.
Cold Weather, COVID Cause Mpls. Schools To Move To Distance Learning MondayMinneapolis Public Schools will move to online learning Monday and close all of its building, citing cold weather and COVID-19 as reasons for the shift.
‘Very Out Of Character’: Friends Of Missing Minneapolis Woman Jessica Marshik Canvas Neighborhood"For her to go missing and not communicate with people, it’s very, very out of character," friend Kimberly Milliard said.
Saturday Morning Links: Jan. 8, 2022Jennifer Mayerle and Mike Augustyniak covered a lot of topics on the Saturday morning show. Here are links to topics they discussed.
Recipe: Sticky Citrus SalmonMelissa Jaeger, Hy-Vee registered dietitian, shared this recipe for Sticky Citrus Salmon with WCCO Mid-Morning viewers.
'We Are Competing Against 49 Other States': Minnesota Works To Satisfy COVID Testing DemandIn the next few days the state is opening new testing sites in Anoka, Cottage Grove and North Branch and increasing the capacity at St Paul's Roy Wilkins Auditorium by 50%.
DVS Reopening 51 More Exam Stations In JanuaryIn total, the agency aims to reopen 51 stations that had been closed during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The agency had already opened a number of locations in November and December.
Energy Assistance ProgramMinnesota's Energy Assistance Program helps pay for home heating and water costs and furnace repairs for income-qualified households.
COVID In Minnesota: Average Positivity Rate Spikes To 14.6%; State Announces Expanded TestingHealth officials on Thursday reported a seven-day average positivity rate of 14.6% as of the end of December, a figure not seen since the thick of the fall 2020 wave of COVID-19.
Expert: Now's The Time To Ditch Your Cloth And Surgical Masks For RespiratorsBy now, you've probably tried a handful of different masks, but it might be time to shop around.
150 Years Of U.S. Military History On Display In Cannon Falls Machine Shed Turned Museum“I hope they get to see it, touch it, smell it and become familiar with it. Because it isn’t taught in schools anymore. Not in this manner,” Vince Cockriel said.
Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog ShowSaint Paul RiverCentre is excited for the return of the Land O’Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday January 7, 8 and 9.