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Minnesotans Take A Stand And Watch ‘The Interview’

After days of back and forth, a movie that many thought would never be shown to the public is now playing.

12/25/2014

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Holidazzle Holiday Market Wraps Up 1st Year

It’s the final day of the Holidazzle Holiday Market in downtown Minneapolis. The Holidazzle Village featuring the Minneapolis Holiday Market opened on Nov. 28. Since that time, The Minneapolis Downtown Council has seen a steady flow of people of all ages taking part in the festivities.

12/24/2014

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Reality Check: Job Growth In The Midwest

The U.S. Government said Tuesday the nation’s economy grew at a whopping 5 percent annual rate last summer. That’s the fastest growth since 2003, including jobs coming back to the Midwest.

12/23/2014

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Mpls. Soon To Have Fastest Internet Speed In The World?

Move over Zurich, Tokyo, and New York City. Minneapolis is now No. 1 in the world for high-speed internet. Minnesota residents will soon have access to the fastest internet speed in the world.

12/23/2014

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Report: Trader Joe’s Coming To Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis residents and workers with a fondness for Trader Joe’s should take note. The grocery store will reportedly open a location along Washington Avenue.

12/22/2014

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Minnesotans Wrap Up Busiest Shopping Weekend Of The Year

Sunday night wraps up the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While analysts say Super Saturday draws even bigger numbers than Black Friday, Sunday also drew in big crowds.

12/21/2014

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Surly Opens New $30M Brewery

It’s been four years in the making and it took a change in the law to make it all happen. Friday morning, Surly Brewing’s $30 million destination brewery opened to a packed crowd.

12/19/2014

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Iron Range Board Approves Protecting Trust Fund

The Iron Range Resources and Rehabilitation Board has approved a plan to protect a trust fund from potential raids by state government. The IRRRB is funded by a taconite production tax paid by mining companies in lieu of local property taxes.

12/19/2014

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U.S. Agriculture Has Big Appetite For Cuba Trade

U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.

12/19/2014

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Federal Judge Allows Lawsuits Over Target Data Breach

A federal judge has ruled that customers suing Target for last year’s data breach will be able to move forward with their claims. Target also reportedly faces lawsuits from banks hit by the data breach.

12/19/2014

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Good Question: How Often Do Hackers Get Caught?

The White House said Thursday it believes “a sophisticated actor” with “malicious intent” was behind the Sony hack. But a White House spokesman said it won’t blame North Korea. Over the past few years, there have been several high-profile cyber crimes against large companies, including Target and Home Depot, that have resulted in little, if no, consequences for the criminals.

12/18/2014

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Surly Set To Debut New Destination Brewery

On Friday, a popular Twin Cities brewery will open the doors to its new beer hall and restaurant. Surly Brewing Co. is expecting a packed house for the grand opening of its $30 million building near the Minneapolis’ Prospect Park neighborhood. “We’re terrified, we’re excited, we’re ready. I think everyone’s just ready to go,” said Omar Ansari, founder and president of Surly Brewing Co.

12/18/2014

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Business Lobby Targets Auto-Hikes To Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s leading business group wants state lawmakers to scrap the new minimum wage law that allows for inflationary increases after the hourly rate reaches $9.50 in 2016.

12/18/2014

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Officials: Unemployment Is The Lowest It’s Been Since May 2001

State officials say Minnesota employers added more than 6,000 jobs last month and that the state’s unemployment rate is now the lowest it’s been in more than a decade.

12/18/2014

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If Legalized, Cuban Cigars Could Hit Twin Cities Soon

The aroma of 500 cigars surrounds you inside the humidor at Infinity Smokes in downtown Minneapolis. None of the cigars is from Cuba, for now. Store owner Tarik Hamouda said that could change.

12/18/2014

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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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