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Sun Country Pilots Vote To Strike, But Talks Continue

Pilots for Sun Country Airlines haven’t had a meaningful pay increase since 2001. That’s a big reason behind a unanimous vote to authorize a strike if needed.

02/26/2015

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A Look At The Ordway’s New, State-Of-The-Art Concert Hall

This weekend the Ordway Center in St. Paul will debut its newly-expanded and renovated concert hall. Not only is it bigger, the quality of the sound is better.

02/26/2015

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Interested In Mushing? Jack Christopher Will Give You A Ride

It’s been a tough year for dog mushers. Typically the dogs need a decent amount of snow to pull a sled. But one musher in Monticello is packing his weekends by finding a way to give families and kids a ride anyway.

02/26/2015

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Jack Nicklaus To Have His Own Ice Cream

Jack Nicklaus is now devoting time to the one glaring weakness in his incomparable career — ice cream.

02/25/2015

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Sun Country Pilots Authorize Strike Action

Sun Country Airlines pilots have voted to authorize union leaders to call a strike if they can’t reach a federally-mediated contract agreement with management.

02/25/2015

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Target Reports 4Q Loss On Canada Pullout

Target Corp. reported a loss in its fourth quarter, dragged down by costs to end its money-losing foray in Canada. But the discount retailer recorded strong sales as shoppers bought more clothing and other items over the holiday period.

02/25/2015

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300,000 Minnesotans Reportedly Affected By Anthem Data Breach

The Minnesota Department of Commerce says that health insurer Anthem, Inc. has reported that the social security numbers of more than 200,000 Minnesotans and the personal information of another 100,000 have been compromised.

02/24/2015

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Good Question: How Much Do We Pay In 401(k) Fees?

With almost $5 trillion in assets, 401(k) plans now account for nearly one-fifth of all retirement assets, but many of us have no idea how much it costs to fund those accounts. So, how much do we pay in 401K fees? Good Question.

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Little O’s, Yellow Box: A Look Back At 74 Years Of Cheerios At General Mills

General Mills launched the cheerios brand back in 1941 as Cheeri Oats. The name was changed a few years later to what it is today, Cheerios. Seventy four years later, it is still the bestselling brand of ready-to-eat cereal on American breakfast tables.

02/23/2015

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GOP Restart Wage Debate With Talk Of Tips

House Republicans are reigniting a debate over the minimum wage with a move to exempt some servers, bartenders and other tipped workers from future hikes. Legislators passed a law last year bumping the state’s minimum wage up to $9.50 hourly by 2016.

02/23/2015

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About 1,000 Express Interest In Medical Marijuana Program

Nearly 1,000 Minnesota residents told the state they’ll likely register for the state’s new medical marijuana program, according to survey results released Monday.

02/23/2015

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Target Slices Free-Shipping Minimum In Half To $25

Target has sliced its minimum online purchase to qualify for free shipping in half to $25 as the Internet becomes a bigger and bigger sales hub for retailers.

02/23/2015

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4 Things To Know About Ways To Save On Cable

Sometimes your checkbook probably wonders if there’s really ever a “good” deal when it comes to your cable, internet or phone bill. Whether you like to bundle your cable, internet, and phone or buy them separately, getting the best deal can be a challenge.

02/23/2015

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Fuel-Hauling Trains Could Derail At 10 A Year

The federal government predicts that trains hauling crude oil or ethanol will derail an average of 10 times a year over the next two decades, causing more than $4 billion in damage and possibly killing hundreds of people if an accident happens in a densely populated part of the U.S.

02/22/2015

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Sharp Decrease In N.D. Small Farms Not Uncommon, Farmers Say

The sharp decrease in the number of small farms and ranches last year is part of a growing trend toward fewer but larger farms in the state, leaders in North Dakota’s agricultural industry said.

02/22/2015

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Twin Cities Rents Drop Amid Nationwide Spike

Rent prices around the country are spiking, but renters in the Twin Cities saw a slight drop last month, according to a new report by the real estate website Zillow.

02/21/2015

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Terror Group Threatens Mall Of America, Others, In New Video

The terror group that carried out the deadly attack at a shopping mall in Kenya is calling for a similar attack on a western mall, specifically mentioning the Mall of America, among others.

02/21/2015

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Walmart To Hire 400 In Mankato

A new Walmart distribution center will soon open in Mankato, but first they’ll need some workers to operate it. They’re looking to hire more than 400 employees. Those hired would begin work this spring to prepare for the summer grand opening.

02/21/2015

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Sen. Franken Introduces Bill Mandating Paid Sick Leave For All Workers

A new proposal from Sen. Al Franken would allow all workers to earn sick time if they or a family member are under the weather. Sen. Franken says 43 million workers don’t have paid sick days, and many are forced to come to work when they don’t feel well.

02/20/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Companies Give Raises?

On Thursday, Walmart announced it’s giving raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid workers. Starting in April, employees will make $9 per hour, which is $1.75 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.

02/19/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are not letting the cold get to them on the final Goin’ to the Lake stop this winter. Even in the cold, it’s clear to see that Alexandria is a great place to visit. The town’s slogan is “Easy to get to, hard to leave.”

02/19/2015

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Target Testing New REDPerks Rewards Program

Target is testing a new way to reward its customers. It’s in the form of a mobile app that keeps track of how much money you spend.

02/19/2015

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Mpls. Park Board, Graco At Odds Over Trail Expansion

Plans to expand the trail system along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis have hit a snag, and it may actually end up in the hands of a judge. The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board met Wednesday to decide what to do about a stretch of land on the east bank of the river.

02/18/2015

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Riding Therapy Group Needs Help Finding New Home

Hold Your Horses has been providing equine therapy to children for 8 years, but now they have just weeks to find a new home.

02/18/2015

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Growing Demand For Construction Workers In The Twin Cities

If you’re looking for work, there are jobs to be had in the construction industry. Dave Siegel, the executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, says they’re seeing a comeback after several years of contraction.

02/18/2015

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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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