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Tourism Officials Expect Record Summer For Travel In Minnesota

More than 37 million Americans are expected to travel for Memorial Day weekend, which is considered the unofficial start to the summer travel season.

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Fmr. UST Basketball Captain Founds ‘True You’ Clothing Business

A former St. Thomas varsity basketball captain is hoping for a future pro contract overseas, but in the meantime he’s staying busy in business.

05/22/2015

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Good Question: What Does CHS Do?

The St. Paul Saints played their first game in their new stadium Thursday: CHS Field. The Inver Grove Heights-based Fortune 500 company bought the naming rights to the ballpark last fall, and acknowledged not many people knew who they are. So, what does CHS, Inc. do?

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Attorney General Sues Savers Over Charity Claims

The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it’s misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.

05/21/2015

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Largest Minnesota Farm Hit By Bird Flu To Lay Off 39 Workers

The largest Minnesota farm to be hit by bird flu is temporarily laying off 39 full-time employees. The outbreak at the Rembrandt Enterprises egg farm in Renville was confirmed last week.

05/21/2015

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Southwest Light Rail Cuts Mean Sacrifices For Communities

The cutting is about to begin to parts of the Southwest Light Rail project between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

05/20/2015

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Target Beating Wal-Mart In Race For Turnaround

Target is reporting a 52 percent increase in its first-quarter profit on solid sales of fashion and baby items, offering evidence that its efforts to spruce up its merchandise are paying off. The retailer, based in Minneapolis, also boosted the top end of its annual profit outlook.

05/20/2015

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Hormel Beats 2Q Profit Forecasts Despite Bird Flu Outbreaks

Hormel reported a record second-quarter profit of $180.2 million Wednesday despite the impacts of bird flu that has killed more than 8 million birds in Minnesota. The Austin, Minnesota, company had earnings of 67 cents per share Wednesday, topping Wall Street expectations by a nickel, according to a poll by Zacks Investment Research.

05/20/2015

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Bird Flu Takes A Big Hit On Minn. Wood Recycling Company

Losses due to the bird flu in Minnesota are now estimated at more than $300-million dollars. It’s not just turkey farmers that are affected, the bird flu has created a trickle-down effect. It’s even impacted a wood-recycling company in Faribault.

05/19/2015

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Takata Air Bag Recall Now Largest In U.S. History

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

05/19/2015

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Report: Target To Focus On Healthier Food Options

Target is making a major shift. It’s looking to get away from packaged products and focus more on healthier grocery options, according to the Wall Street Journal.

05/19/2015

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Massage Envy Faces Lawsuit Over Prepaid Massage

A popular chain massage business now faces a class-action lawsuit.

A lawsuit, filed in California, challenged how the company handles pre-paid massages. It claims when clients cancel membership, they’re unable to redeem unused massages that they’re entitled to.

05/19/2015

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MSP Airport Expansion Delayed With Sun Country’s Future Up In The Air

Plans to expand Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are on hold as the Metropolitan Airports Commission waits to see what happens with Sun County Airlines. The MAC voted Sunday to approve a one-month delay in expanding Terminal 2.

05/18/2015

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Dog Food Company Recalls Product Over Salmonella Fears

A specialty dog food company is voluntarily recalling a frozen product distributed in four states over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

05/18/2015

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Dairy Queen Removing Soda From Kids’ Menus

Soft drinks are still on the kids’ menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s in eliminating soda. That doesn’t mean adults can’t order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn’t listed is a huge relief.

05/15/2015

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Twin Cities Ranked No. 3 In ‘Top 20 Midwest Cities For Jobs’

The Twin Cities is one of the top places for jobs in the Midwest, according to a recent ranking.

05/15/2015

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Cereal Maker Post To Move HQ From Missouri To Minnesota

Post Holdings says it is merging two of its cereal businesses, moving its headquarters from St. Louis to Minnesota and closing a New Jersey office, affecting about 200 employees.

05/15/2015

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Arctic Cat Making $27M Investment At Minnesota Facilities

Arctic Cat plans to make a nearly $27 million investment in its facilities at two locations in Minnesota. The snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturer says most of the improvements will be in Thief River Falls where it will add a new production line, along with 39 jobs.

05/13/2015

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Arctic Cat Making $27 Million Manufacturing Investment

Arctic Cat plans to make a nearly $27 million investment in its facilities in St. Cloud and Thief River Falls. The snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle manufacturer says most of the improvements will be in Thief River Falls where it will add a new production line, along with 39 jobs.

05/13/2015

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St. Louis Park Considers Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

The city of St. Louis Park is considering adopting a complete ban on single-use plastic bags. A majority of the city’s council members have expressed support for a ban, according to the Star Tribune.

05/12/2015

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Rollerblade Inventor Brings Rowing Workout To Pavement

There are many ways to move around and get some vigorous exercise, whether by pedaling wheels or pounding your feet on the pavement. But Scott Olson’s latest version of his “total workout machine” vows to burn more calories than all of them.

05/12/2015

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2014 ND Taxable Sales, Purchases Set Record At $28.2 Billion

North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases — a key indicator of economic activity in the state — rose 11 percent in 2014 to a record $28.2 billion, the state tax commissioner said Tuesday.

05/12/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: 3 Generations Help Out A Booming ‘Celtic Croft’ Business

Joseph Croft started Celtic Croft 20 years ago in his garage. Now the independent store in Brooklyn Park specializes in traditional Scottish and Irish items. It’s a business that keeps booming! The three generations running the store makes them Minnesotans to Meet.

05/12/2015

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Historic Seven Corners Hardware Store In St. Paul Scheduled For Demolition

The old Seven Corners Hardware store near the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul closed last year after the owners made a deal to sell the land to a developer.

05/11/2015

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Minneapolis’ Mill City Farmers Market Turns 10

It’s a sign that summer is coming! Saturday is opening day for the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis, and it’s also their 10th anniversary. You can find farm-fresh foods, local fine arts and crafts or grab some spring flowers for Mother’s Day.

05/09/2015

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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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