Some elementary school kids in south Minneapolis got some real show-and-tell this morning. FFA high school kids from the Morris area brought real farm animals to Risen Christ Catholic School. The idea was to teach city kids where their food comes from, and the big grills were fired up.
North Dakota is promoting its business climate at Minnesota’s expense, and some politicians are not happy about it. The Greater North Dakota Chamber has created billboards that mock proposals in the Minnesota Legislature, including bills that would raise certain taxes.
Xcel Energy is proposing two natural gas-fired power plants in southeastern North Dakota to help meet electricity needs during times of peak demand in the upper Midwest in coming years. The plants would be built near Hankinson, about 70 miles south of Fargo, if they are approved by regulators.
As farmers get underway with their spring planting, some bee farmers in Minnesota are already counting their losses. In the last couple days one major producer reported that thousands of honey bees suddenly died.
Tom and Marcia Sheppleman asked: Where does Minnesota’s gas come from?
WCCO viewers picked what they believed to be the Best Patio in Minnesota, and Psycho Suzi’s in Northeast Minneapolis came out on top. When sitting on Psycho Suzi’s patio, it’s easy to feel like you’ve left the North Star state.
Leading Minnesota lawmakers have sorted out a tax package that is the linchpin of the next state budget. The top two percent of income earners will pay two percent more on a portion of their income. The per-pack tax on cigarettes will rise by $1.60. Some corporate tax preferences will go away. But there won’t be any changes to the alcohol tax.
Drivers, and their wallets, have likely noticed the big 15 percent jump in gas prices this week. Some saw prices as high as $4.29 a gallon.
The Department of Natural Resources is moving ahead with a proposal for an environmental learning charter school at Fort Snelling. The Upper Mississippi Academy would serve students from prekindergarten through 12th grade. It would use about 200,000 square feet in nine historic buildings on the Upper Post overlooking Fort Snelling State Park.
Minnesota released its April unemployment report on Thursday and while the state’s jobless rate dropped to a seasonably adjusted 5.3 percent, employers eliminated more than 11,000 jobs last month.
A budget bill approved Wednesday in the House would temporarily chop the rates to produce savings to businesses of $346 million over the next two years. The tax is based on the wages paid at for-profit companies.
Minnesota taxes will rise by more than $2 billion in the next two-year state budget, but who pays how much on what is still being hammered out as the Legislature speeds toward a Monday deadline for the session’s adjournment.
Arctic Cat posted a smaller-than-expected loss in its fiscal fourth-quarter, as sales improved across all product lines. The maker of recreational vehicles and snowmobiles said Wednesday that it is reinstating its quarterly dividend and approved the buyback of up to $30 million of its stock due to its strong performance, healthy cash flow and future prospects.
Just a day after the new Vikings Stadium design was unveiled, a new redevelopment plan is in the works for the stadium’s backyard.
A long-awaited environmental report on a proposed copper-nickel mine for northeastern Minnesota has been released to state, federal and tribal agencies for review.
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.
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!
Sever’s is one of the biggest corn mazes in Minnesota. Check out their from the past 15 years!
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 […]
Check out which companies started in garages and as tiny start-ups, and which heavyhitters owe their riches to a lucky break.
There’s no doubt about it. Celebrity sells. That’s why companies that make everything from drinks to makeup to credit cards pay millions for stars to endorse their products. Here is a look at some recent […]
Clint Eastwood just passed over the opportunity to film a Minnesota-themed film in Minnesota. Take a look back at some of the successful movies that have made us their production home.