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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It’s back-to-school time, which means shopping for many families; but there are plenty of kids whose families are short of cash. So, Champlin Park High School decided to help out in a back-to-school event where certain students get school supplies, clothing and haircuts – all for free. It’s the program’s second year, [...]

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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Growing your own fruits and veggies takes a lot of time and hard work. But some gardeners in the Twin Cities are going out to pick their veggies only to find someone else beat them to it. Z. Lu Alexander helps maintain the community garden in her St. Paul neighborhood and [...]

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WASHINGTON (AP) — With some states readying to start online gambling, Native American tribal leaders are calling on the federal government to step in as it did with brick-and-mortar gambling and establish regulations that ensure tribes get a piece of the action without having their revenue taxed and their sovereignty compromised. A new set of [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – You could think of Union’s rooftop as the Maserati convertible of restaurants. “Literally within the press of a button this structure will close and open,” said restaurateur Kam Talebi. He’s looking to build the largest all-glass retractable rooftop in the country on Minneapolis’ Hennepin Avenue. It will sit atop a restaurant backed [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – An animal protection organization is calling for changes in the way pregnant pigs are handled. Sleepy Eye’s Christensen Farms is one of the largest pork producers in the country, and it’s one of Wal-Mart’s biggest pork suppliers. A group called Mercy for Animals wants it to change its practices. “Every time that [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO)— Xcel Energy is warning its customers of a seemingly national scam that claims President Barack Obama will pay your utility bills. According to Xcel, the scam works like this: The scam artists tell potential victims that they are giving out credits or applying payments to utility bills. Individuals are told they can make [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Starting this fall, fans will be able to buy a beer at TCF Bank Stadium. The University of Minnesota Board of Regents voted 10-1 to allow beer sales. The sales will not only be in the luxury suites but for those in all other seats as well. The beer will only be [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The old saying goes “something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.” So, how about something for free? “We still have a lot of beautiful gowns to give away,” said Jackie Basney owner of Anelique’s Bridal Salon in Blaine. NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Edgar Linares Reports Download: bridal-dress-wrap-2-el.mp3 The store’s fifth Annual [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A combination of hot temperatures and high humidity is hitting the Twin Cities and punishing our plants. But there are ways to protect them. The most important thing to do is water frequently, because plants are extremely thirsty right now. “They’re losing moisture, and you need to replenish them,” said Susie Bachman [...]

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The heat is putting stress on the power grid, but Xcel Energy says it’s ready. Mary Sandok says Xcel Energy prepares for heat waves like this. “We don’t foresee any supply issues at this time for this week,” Sandok said. Download: xcel-energy-wrap.mp3 But even power companies feel stress from the heat. And [...]

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