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Get Movin’ Monday: Be A Smarter Grocery Shopper

When at the grocery store, picking healthy foods for your family can be overwhelming. There can be so many options and claims on the labels.

11/24/2014

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Holiday Employment: Tight Market For Employers, Strong For Job Seekers

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — New numbers show the state’s unemployment numbers are below 4 percent, suggesting it’s a great state to find work in. And this holiday season is offering many opportunities. You could call it […]

11/23/2014

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VA Cancels Contract With St. Cloud Wind Turbine

The Department of Veterans Affairs has terminated the contract for a wind turbine at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center.

11/23/2014

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Here’s What You’ll Find The Best Deals On This Week

Black Friday isn’t the only day consumers are getting out to shop this holiday week. Retailers are trying to get consumers to shop every day, and they’re bringing out big deals to do it.

11/23/2014

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South Dakota Residents Protest Starbucks Sign

Rapid City residents are protesting a large Starbucks sign affixed to a historic downtown hotel, saying the sign makes a mockery of the building’s historical significance.

11/23/2014

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US Census Bureau: Minnesota Is Top Turkey!

If you’re shopping for Thanksgiving dinner this weekend, chances are the turkey you buy comes from a Minnesota farm. The U.S. Census Bureau says Minnesota is the top turkey producing state in the country. Halvorson Farms in Morristown is busy all year round, and not just around the holidays.

11/21/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Taproom In Minnesota

Like every other business in Excelsior, John Klick is preparing to open for the day. But there’s none like this in the area. It’s not just a brewery, and not just a bar. It’s a taproom! “It’s an awesome environment that a brewery can create all their own beers, they can only serve their own beers, you can’t serve hard alcohol, you can’t serve anybody else’s beer,” Klick said.

11/20/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Still Have Catalogs?

This holiday season, retailers are expected to send us nearly 13 billion catalogs. According to the American Catalog Mailers Association, that’s down from the peak in 2007 — 20 billion — but it’s still 41 catalogs for every man, woman and child in the U.S. every year.

11/20/2014

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Archdiocese Reports Roughly $9M Deficit For 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reported a $9.1 million operating deficit for fiscal year 2014 and said Thursday that it is considering filing for bankruptcy as its financial condition has become more uncertain due to the growing potential for more lawsuits by victims of clergy sexual abuse.

11/20/2014

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Consumer Group Lists ’10 Worst Toys’ For Kids

A light-up bow whose arrows are advertised as flying up to 145 feet and the “Catapencil” — a pencil with a miniature slingshot-style launcher on its end — are on an annual list of unsafe toys released Wednesday by a Massachusetts-based consumer watchdog group.

11/20/2014

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Best Buy Reports Surprise Sales Gain In 3Q

Best Buy says its revenue edged up in the third quarter, a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off.

11/20/2014

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Survey: Minnesotans To Spend More Than $800 Per Household This Holiday

A widely regarded survey of Twin Cities consumers says we’ll be spending more this holiday season. The University of St. Thomas survey says holiday shoppers will spend on average about $868 per household.

11/19/2014

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Large Dairy Farm Approved For West Of Willmar

Officials have given the go-ahead for a roughly 8,800-head dairy operation west of Willmar in west-central Minnesota, and construction is expected to begin next spring.

11/19/2014

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Vascular Solutions Subsidy Scrapped

Minnesota’s economic development agency has withdrawn a hefty subsidy offer to a medical-device company after the firm and its leader were hit with criminal charges.

11/19/2014

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Target Rebounds In 3Q On Solid Sales

Target reported a 3.1 percent gain in third-quarter profits to beat Wall Street expectations as its U.S. business rebounded from a massive data breach that occurred just before Christmas last year.

11/19/2014

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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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