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9-6-17 BUSINESS BY CARLSON

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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8-23-17 BUSINESS BY CARLSON

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

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BUSINESS BY CARLSON 8-2-17

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

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BUSINESS BY CARLSON 7-12-17

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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