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Congratulate yourself, Minnesota. 1.997 (not 2) million people attended the 2017 Minnesota State Fair, a record beating last year’s record. Here’s where you can learn more about the how and why that record got set: … 1,047 more words

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It’s D minus 1 in Minnesota. Yes, we are only one day from when the the Minnesota State Fairgrounds emerge from the mists like Brigadoon and come to life: police officers and sheriff’s deputies from every county and city of the state will be strolling through the hippodrome or by the Ranger station; the smell of mini-donuts, cheese curds, and all things fried and on a stick will be wafting through the Midway; anyone running for elected office will make an appearance, shake hands, and meet any citizen of any stripe as if the terms “Internet” and “media consultant” had never been invented; and WCCO Radio will have set up at Carnes Avenue between Nelson and Underwood Streets to start spinning its home-spun wisdom for any and all to hear and see. 1,063 more words

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Why Do Americans Have $1 Trillion In Credit Card Debt?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — It seems most of us haven’t learned our lesson when it comes to using credit cards.

Credit card debt in America hasn’t been this high since 2008. 378 more words



Welcome to August and all that month brings us: a hot beginning (and hint of Fall at the end); the beginning of the Vikings’ season (and the beginning of the end for the Twins); time at the lake cabin; the State Fair (and mini-donuts!); back-to-school rituals. 824 more words

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Harteau Again Thanks Community, Encourages Support For Arradondo

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Two days after resigning, former Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau released a statement Sunday on her Facebook page.

In a Facebook posting Sunday, Harteau said that she’s “overwhelmed with humility and appreciation” over the flood of support she’s received this weekend. 440 more words



Wednesday greetings to ‘CCO Radio listeners. It’s mid-July, Major League Baseball’s All-Star Week is upon us, the Minneapolis Aquatennial is later this month, and towns across Minnesota are prepping for their own summertime festivals. 1,142 more words

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