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3rd Minnesota Turkey Farm Hit By Bird Flu Outbreak

A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry. The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Saturday confirmed that a commercial turkey flock in Stearns County of central Minnesota has been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza.

03/28/2015

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Outbreak Of Bird Flu At 2nd Minnesota Turkey Farm

State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.

03/27/2015

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Ridebooking, Insurance Companies Say They Have Safety Deal

Services like Uber and Lyft connect drivers with fare-paying riders through smartphone apps. Minnesota is one of many states where lawmakers pitched plans to require extra insurance for drivers. They want to ensure drivers are sufficiently covered in case of an accident.

03/27/2015

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Dayton, Lawmakers Say No Public Money Should Go Toward Soccer Stadium

One day after Major League Soccer awarded a new franchise to Minnesota, the governor said the owners should not expect public financing for a new stadium.

03/26/2015

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Downtown Soccer Stadium Funding Has Yet To Be Worked Out

While Minneapolis cheered the announcement of a new Major League Soccer franchise, it’s not clear how the owners plan to pay for a new 18,500 seat stadium, and whether they’ll ask for the public’s help.

03/25/2015

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The Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Won’t Be Lifted This Year

Supporters of legalizing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota may have to put a cork in it this year.

03/25/2015

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Wintry Weather Good News For Maple Syrup Lovers

For those who love Minnesota-made maple syrup, enduring this week’s wintry weather isn’t so tough. Because of the recent cold spell, the state’s maple syrup season has been prolonged.

03/25/2015

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Delta Deems Speaker’s Dog Not Famous Enough To Fly 1st Class

On any given day, or any flight, chances are pretty good there’s a dog on board. For $125 each way, Deb Pullen is happy to pay to bring her Maltese along as a carry-on. “He likes to travel,” Pullen said. “No one’s really said anything, but some people ignore him and others just go nuts over him you know, and want to talk about him.”

03/24/2015

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Parade Of Homes Preview: Remodelers Showcase

Spring is just getting started, but the Parade of Homes tour is in its final week. There’s still time to see the Remodelers Showcase this weekend.

03/24/2015

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Punch Pizza Named Best Pizza In Minnesota

A new list is out with its choice for the best pizza in Minnesota. Business Insider picked Punch Pizza for its authentic Neapolitan pies, cooked in wood-burning ovens.

03/24/2015

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Betty’s Pies Founder Betty Lessard Dies

A popular stop in cabin country is remembering its founder this weekend. Betty Lessard, the founder of Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, passed away at age 90.

03/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Pieology Pizzeria

It’s been around for thousands of years, but right now it doesn’t get hotter than pizza. Matt Kalil is a 25-year-old offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, and the big name behind Pieology Pizza in Maple Grove, St. Paul and Mankato.

03/21/2015

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Step Inside Bachman’s Spring Revival Ideas House

If your home is in need of a spring spruce-up, you might want to stop into Bachman’s Spring Revival Ideas House. Each room has its own unique theme and story, but is tied together with energetic color, fresh floral and other living greens.

03/21/2015

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Hit The Slopes For One Last Time

Now that spring is here, it’s time to put away your skis and snowboards. It’s the final weekend to hit the slopes at many area ski hills. Saturday is the last day to ski at Wild Mountain.

03/20/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For The Best Shoe Shine In Minnesota

A good shoe shine not only makes your shoes look great, but it also makes you feel great. There are a lot of opinions when it comes to the right way to shine a shoe, so we went in search of the best of Minnesota.

03/19/2015

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Uber Drivers, Supporters Rally Against Proposed Legislation

Many people watching March Madness games at local bars may use Uber to get home Thursday night. But supporters of the ride-share program say a bill at the Capitol would make working in the Twin Cities impossible. “I love driving Uber,” driver Dustin Simko said.

03/19/2015

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Why Are There Computer Chips In Tim Shank’s Hands?

Pinched skin, plunged needle, pressed gauze — and a 12-millimeter bioinert glass capsule is installed in the fleshy back of Tim Shank’s hand. Shank is a biohacker, a transhumanist, a grinder, a cyborg.

03/19/2015

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Report: Target To Raise Minimum Wage To $9

Target Corp. is reportedly raising its minimum wage for all workers to $9 an hour in an effort to compete with rivals such as Walmart.

03/18/2015

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Bite Of Minnesota: Travail Experience

By now you’ve likely heard of Travail, the popular chef driven restaurant in Robbinsdale. You’ve probably read stories both about the long lines and the amazing dining experience. Perhaps you even read about their new ticketing system, where tickets are purchased well in advance, something I’m a huge fan of.

03/18/2015

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Minn. Syrup Producers Worried About Warmer Weather

Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”

03/18/2015

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Target Extends Return Policy To 1 Year On Company Brands, Gift Registry

Target Corp. announced Wednesday that the discount retailer is expanding its return policy from 90 days to one year for purchases of all Target-owned and exclusive brands.

03/18/2015

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Kraft Recalls Millions Of Boxes Of Macaroni And Cheese

More than six million boxes of original Kraft Macaroni and Cheese has been recalled. The company said they found small pieces of metal in eight boxes so far. No one’s been hurt.

03/18/2015

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1 In 4 Taxpayers Contacted About Property Tax Refund Seek It

Thousands of Minnesota homeowners could be leaving property tax refunds on the table despite Revenue Department efforts urging them to seek checks exceeding $1,000. A new department report says only about 1 in 4 taxpayers has responded to the Homestead Credit Refund notification letters by filing for the relief.

03/17/2015

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Dairy Queen Celebrating 75th Anniversary With Free Ice Cream

Millions of people across the nation enjoyed a free ice cream cone on Monday. That’s because Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th anniversary by handing out free vanilla cones all day. The first DQ opened in Joliet, Ill., in 1940 and seven years later, the first one in Minnesota opened in Roseville.

03/16/2015

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Grilling Safety Tips From St. Paul Fire Marshal

Our great weather over the past week made a lot of people want to fire up the grill. St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said while grilling is a lot of fun, it can also be dangerous if it’s not done right.

03/16/2015

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MOA Expansion Renderings

Crews are breaking ground on the Mall of America expansion on March 18, 2014. Here are some renderings of what you can expect to see there soon.

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Target’s Top Holiday Toys For 2013

Target just announced their hottest toys for the 2013 holiday season. Here are some of the best-selling items.

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New Foods At 2013 MN State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair has announced a line-up of almost 50 new food items to debut at 2013’s Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection

Following months of anticipation, Target and Neiman Marcus unveiled their unprecedented holiday collection. The collection, which features 24 of America’s preeminent designers — all members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America — will be available Dec. 1 at all Target and Neiman Marcus stores, as well as online at Target.com and NeimanMarcus.com.

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Price Comparison: Same Makeup, 5 Different Stores

WCCO’s Esme Murphy went shopping at five popular stores for the same five makeup products and found price differences as great as 50 percent. See the price changes for yourself!

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Before And After Eyelash Treatments

It’s the hottest thing since Botox and there are dozens of “eyelash bars” sprouting up around town. Take a look at some before and after images of some treatments to enhance your eyelashes.

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Farmers Market In Minneapolis

The Minneapolis Farmers Market runs down Nicollet Mall from 5th Street to 10th Street. It starts at 6 a.m. and goes till 6 p.m. every Thursday. The market has a plethora of shopping options: locally […]

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