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While everyone else is devouring "Stranger Things" subreddits on whether beloved metalhead Eddie will come back from the dead, columnist Tammy Swift admits she's busy admiring all the '80s details — from protagonist Eleven’s floral thermal undershirt to Steve Harrington's Andre Agassi-inspired 'do.
We asked readers to weigh in on their favorite commercials and jingles over the years. And many of you had the same handful of answers, "Back Then" columnist Tracy Briggs says.
When you only have 3 or 4 stations, you tend to hear the same commercials over and over again, and boy do we remember them. "Back Then" columnist Tracy Briggs wants to know your favorites.
From the "11 CDs for one penny!" marketing of the Columbia House Record Club to today's slick "Just click to subscribe" trickery, columnist Tammy Swift struggles to navigate the complex world of auto-renewals, free trial periods and digital subscriptions.

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"Minding Our Elders" columnist Carol Bradley Bursack says there are several options on the market, but it's important to pay attention to the details to find the right device for a loved one.
Former Rochester resident Elli Rowe played an original song in front of the celebrity judges in Nashville.
The St. Paul native was a counselor to troubled children before he got his start in comedy when he won first place in the Midwest Comedy Competition in 1981, according to Deadline.
'Impeachment: American Crime Story' delves into the stories behind the political theater, following the women who were actively involved in — or involuntarily pulled into — the mammoth Republican effort to eject President Bill Clinton from the Oval Office.
The 2007 murder of Chad Swedberg in rural Ogema will be featured on the next episode of "Reasonable Doubt," an ID Network show that re-examines controversial murder cases, on Monday, July 19 at 9 p.m. Kenneth Andersen has been serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole after being convicted of Swedberg's murder in 2008.
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Antiques reality show "American Pickers" is searching for "rusty gold" in Minnesota in July.
If you know of a private collection worth shining a light on, contact the American Pickers.
The new system is an app-based streaming service that will allow customers to watch from a TV, cell phone, tablet or laptop.

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