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Good Question: Could HBO Change How We Pay For TV?

HBO just announced that, starting next year, it’s cutting the cable cord. Fans of shows like “Veep” and “Game of Thrones” will no longer have to subscribe to the premium channel through their cable TV provider, but rather will be allowed to stream shows on the Internet.

10/15/2014

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Minn. Attorney General Sues Credit Card Fee Processor

Valley Lettering in North St. Paul is always looking for more business. So as convenience to customers, owner Don Buckentin takes credit or debit cards. But for each transaction, he pays a fee. “This was far more than pennies,” Buckentin said. “This was hundreds of dollars.”

10/15/2014

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Cold Weather Rule Goes Into Effect

Fall is treating us pretty well so far, but with cold weather coming, the cold weather rule went into effect Wednesday in Minnesota.

10/15/2014

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Minnesota AG Sues Texas Credit Card Firm

Minnesota’s attorney general is suing a Texas credit card processor, accusing it of misleading small businesses with promises of cost savings and then charging higher hidden fees.

10/15/2014

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Accomplish MN: Donate A Coat, Help Someone Land A Job

Have you looked in your coat closet recently? Chances are many of us have a winter coat that doesn’t get worn as much as others.

10/15/2014

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Good Weather Speeds Minnesota Soy, Beet Harvests

Favorable weather helped Minnesota farmers make strong progress on their soybean and sugarbeet harvesting this past week.

10/14/2014

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Macy’s To Open At 6 P.M. Thanksgiving Night

Macy’s workers will have to cut their Thanksgiving Day celebration a bit short this year.

10/14/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Mike Frattallone Of Frattallone’s Ace Hardware

You’ve likely heard his voice on the radio, know you’ve heard his name somewhere before or needed to run into one of his family’s stores when the sink starts leaking or toilet breaks. With 19 stores and growing, Mike Frattallone is this week’s Minnesotan to Meet. The first Frattallone’s Ace Hardware and Garden Store opened in 1975.

10/14/2014

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Wells Fargo To Pay $5M To Over Discrimination Complaint

A $5 million settlement has been reached between the federal government and Wells Fargo. The settlement will resolve allegations that the bank discriminated against pregnant women, new mothers and women on maternity leave.

10/10/2014

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Dairy Queen Says Data Breached At Stores

Dairy Queen says that its payment systems were breached by hackers who may have gained access to customer names, credit and debit card numbers and expiration dates.

10/09/2014

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Minn. Company Recalling 60,000 Pounds Of Breakfast Products

A Burnsville company that makes custom frozen foods is recalling more than 60,000 pounds of meat and poultry products after food safety officials say a sample tested positive for listeria.

10/08/2014

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Stores Prepare To Fight Amazon For Christmas Business

In the past, brick and mortar stores like Target and Wal-Mart have chased Amazon.com’s low pricing. But according to Wells Fargo study, that changed in the last six months. University of St. Thomas Marketing Instructor Jon Seltzer says all three are stepping up, but in different ways.

10/07/2014

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Gas Prices Drop Below $3 A Gallon In The Metro

Gas prices are in the news again. But this time they’re going down. Gas has dropped below $3 a gallon at several stations across the metro.

10/07/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Getting Buzzed On Honey Wine

Winemaking has brought sweet success to one Minnesota family, but they’ve been stung many times in the process. WineHaven is an award-winning vineyard and winery, but its best-selling product doesn’t involve any grapes at all. It’s a wine made of honey.

10/05/2014

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ND Luxury Man Camps Offer Amenities For Roughnecks

Worker accommodations in North Dakota’s oil patch can be rough: men sleep in tiny trailers with boarded windows, parked cars and overcrowded apartments. The barracks-style “man camps” might imply that roughness of life, too.

10/05/2014

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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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