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Mpls. Restaurant Group Raises Minimum Wage

A major Twin Cities restaurant group is raising the minimum wage for some of its employees higher than the new state law requires. The Blue Plate Restaurant Company owns eight popular spots, and will open a new restaurant at the State Fair Thursday. Starting Sept. 1, Blue Plate’s non-tip workers will earn $9.69 an hour.

08/20/2014

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Minnesota’s Crops Catch Some Much-Needed Rain

Minnesota’s crops caught some much-needed rain over the weekend in an otherwise dry week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday in its weekly crops progress and condition report for Minnesota that six days were rated suitable for fieldwork across the state last week.

08/18/2014

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Northern Crops Institute To Hold Open House

Northern Crops Institute in Fargo plans to hold an open house this week to celebrate the completion of an equipment upgrade at its Feed Production Center. Eighteen livestock feed manufacturers from China will also attend hands-on training with the new equipment at the center during a weeklong visit.

08/18/2014

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Mall Of America Is Competition But Complimentary To New Outlet Mall

Between the grand opening sales and hours, shoppers couldn’t get enough of the new Twin Cities Premium Outlets this weekend. “I like it a lot,” Alicia Hanson, from Lakeville, said. “It’s big, there are a lot of shops here.”

08/17/2014

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Supervalu: Hackers Accessed Network That Processes Card Payments

Another Minnesota-based company is trying to figure out how it fell victim to hackers. Supervalu, which owns Cub Foods stores across Minnesota, said hackers accessed a part of its computer network that processes payment card transactions.

08/15/2014

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Judge’s ‘Buy The Farm’ Ruling Puts Utility On Hook

A small organic dairy in southern Minnesota has prevailed in forcing a buyout by a utility that’s building high-voltage power lines along the property. The case involving the Cedar Summit Farm near New Prague was seen as an early test of Minnesota’s revised “Buy the Farm” law.

08/15/2014

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Potential Data Breach Revealed By Supervalu

TA data breach at Supervalu may have impacted as many as 200 of its grocery and liquor stores and potentially affected retail chains recently sold by the company in two dozen states.

08/15/2014

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Massive, Minn.-Made Fire Trucks Flying Overnight To Africa

If you’ve ever shipped anything with guaranteed overnight air delivery, you know it can get a bit spendy. So one can only imagine what it would cost to send three massive airport fire rescue trucks half-way around the world.

08/14/2014

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Program Makes Greener School Buses Via Retrofitting

As school buses take kids to school this fall, they’ll also be doing the environment a favor. As part of the Project Green Fleet program, more than 3,200 buses have been retrofitted to help reduce diesel emissions, according to Mike Harley of Environmental Initiative.

08/14/2014

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Minnesota Sheds Jobs; July Unemployment At 4.5%

A new rundown on unemployment is coming from the agency that keeps tabs on Minnesota’s job figures. The Department of Employment and Economic Development planned to provide statistics Thursday covering July.

08/14/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Flea Market

For bargain hunters, flea markets are a gold mine. No matter how odd the item you’re looking for, there’s a good chance you’ll find it at a flea market. So we wanted to find the best in Minnesota. Your votes sent me about an hour northwest of the cities to the Wright County Swappers’ Meet near Annandale.

08/13/2014

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State Fair Ticket Prices Increase

A week from Thursday, Minnesotans will get together in the form of the Minnesota State Fair. If you are heading out, you should know it’s going to cost a little bit more this year.

08/13/2014

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Despite The Wet Spring, This Looks To Be A Record Year For Corn

Minnesota farmers are helping to contribute to record breaking harvest predictions for the year. The federal government predicts that Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year.

08/13/2014

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Minnesota To Produce 1.34 Billion Bushels Of Corn

The federal government predicts Minnesota farmers will produce 1.34 billion bushels of corn this year, up 40 million bushels from last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s production outlook for Minnesota also predicts corn yields averaging 168 bushels per acre, up eight bushels from 2013.

08/13/2014

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Minn. Moms Design App For Parents To Buy, Sell Kids Clothes

It’s that time of year for back-to-school shopping. There’s new way to shop for your kids clothes without having to go to the store. Kidizen is a mobile app that allows users to buy and sell gently-used clothing so parents can get high-end brands at a fraction of the cost.

08/12/2014

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MOA Expansion Renderings

Crews are breaking ground on the Mall of America expansion on March 18, 2014. Here are some renderings of what you can expect to see there soon.

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Target + Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection

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.

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Price Comparison: Same Makeup, 5 Different Stores

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!

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Sever’s Corn Maze Through The Years

Sever’s is one of the biggest corn mazes in Minnesota. Check out their from the past 15 years!

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Farmers Market In Minneapolis

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 […]

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From Rags To Riches

Check out which companies started in garages and as tiny start-ups, and which heavyhitters owe their riches to a lucky break.

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Celebrity Endorsements

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 […]

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