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DeRusha Eats: Prairie Dogs In Minneapolis

When Chef Craig Johnson turns on his meat grinder, he’s making sausages that truly reflect the Midwest. This week, DeRusha Eats at Prairie Dogs in Minneapolis.

07/02/2015

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Good Question: What Is A Typical Raise?

Most of us will never see a raise of 25 percent in one year, but that’s what happening for some Minnesota commissioners. Gov. Mark Dayton said he needs to give higher salaries to retain good leaders.

07/01/2015

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Pizza Farms Offer Reverse Twist In Farm-To-Table Movement

As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They’re inviting customers over for pizza.

07/01/2015

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General Mills: Lucky Charms To Go Gluten-Free

Lucky Charms is going gluten-free, General Mills announced Wednesday. The company says the move is possible because of changes they made to their cereal production facilities, which allows five varieties of Cheerios to be gluten-free.

07/01/2015

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June Economic Report Affirms Slow Growth Ahead In Midwest

A report on a June survey underscores previous survey signs that slower economic growth likely is ahead for nine Midwestern and Plains states.

07/01/2015

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Obama Wants More Workers Eligible For Overtime Pay

An estimated 90,000 Minnesota workers, and about six million across the country, could soon be able to get overtime pay under a new proposal by President Obama. Right now, salaried workers making less than $23,660 get overtime pay under federal law.

06/30/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Outlet Store Mogul Lyn Opitz

Married with children, a local man thought it was his destiny to be a social worker. When that career ran its course, he started antiquing, eventually running his own Estate business.

06/30/2015

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Egg Shortage Leaves Local Bakeries Struggling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates nearly 50 million birds have been wiped out because of bird flu. While that means shoppers at the grocery store will be shelling out a little extra for one carton of eggs, bakeries, which rely on thousands of eggs a week, are now scrambling to keep up.

06/29/2015

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Gay Marriage Opponents Pushing For Religious Exemption Bill

Critics of last week’s Supreme Court ruling to legalize same-sex marriage say they’re not done fighting.

06/29/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: WCCO Hits Lake City (Day 2)

It’s that time of year once again. That’s right, we’re Goin’ to the Lake! WCCO-TV’s Amelia Santaniello and Angela Davis and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s John Williams are all heading to Lake City to kick off another summer’s worth of road trip fun.

06/26/2015

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Toby Keith’s Bar Abruptly Closes In St. Louis Park

A popular country bar has served customers for the last time. Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill had been in St. Louis Park’s West End since 2009. An employee said the bar fell behind on paying taxes, so the state took away its liquor license.

06/25/2015

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General Mills To Slash Up To 725 Jobs

General Mills expects to cut 675 to 725 jobs as it wrestles with sluggish sales.

06/25/2015

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Savers Agrees To Changes After Attorney General Lawsuit

The Savers thrift store chain has agreed to improve transparency and compensate charities for non-clothing donations as part of a settlement with Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. Swanson sued Savers last month, alleging it was misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.

06/25/2015

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Target’s Merchandising Exec Stepping Down From Post

Target says that its chief merchandising and supply chain officer, Kathryn Tesija, is exiting her post. The retailer said in a regulatory filing on Thursday that Tesija, who also serves as executive vice president, will move temporarily to a strategic adviser role on July 6. The company She plans to leave the company in April 2016.

06/25/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best BBQ In Minnesota

Charlie Johnson is the owner and BBQ master at Q Fanatic in Champlin. And he wants everyone to get one thing straight: BBQing and grilling is not the same thing. “BBQ is slow smoking or slow cooking with low heat,” Johnson said. “Grilling is direct, high heat.”

06/24/2015

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Bird Flu-Related Layoffs Harming Faribault’s Economy, Residents

It has been nearly three weeks since the last reported case of the bird flu in Minnesota. But the state has been hit hard since the outbreak began in March. About nine million turkeys and more than 100 farms have been lost.

06/24/2015

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Brooklyn Park To Pitch Stadium Site For Minnesota United

Now that we know major league soccer is coming to Minnesota, the question remains where will those games be played. The owners of the Minnesota United team are looking at downtown Minneapolis for the stadium site. Today, we learned they’re also talking to a Twin Cities suburb.

06/24/2015

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1 Year After Historic Rainfall, Small Minnesota Town Still Recovering

A year after historic rainfall devastated a small Minnesota town, the recovery still isn’t complete. And now, the town is losing one of its last remaining businesses. Torrential rains washed away the roads leading into Blakeley Township in Scott County last June.

06/24/2015

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DNR Releases Latest Revision To PolyMet Environmental Review

The latest environmental review for the proposed PolyMet copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota has swollen to over 3,100 pages, reflecting how regulators struggled to with deal with nearly 58,000 written comments from the public and opinions expressed at public meetings.

06/23/2015

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MNsure Starts Search For Permanent Chief Executive

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is looking for a permanent leader.

06/23/2015

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Casino Merger Deal Involving Minnetonka Co. Moves Ahead

Shareholders in the parent company of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort near Cumberland, Maryland, have approved a proposed merger with Las Vegas-based Sartini Gaming Inc. Lakes Entertainment Inc. of Minnetonka, Minnesota, announced the results Tuesday of a special shareholders meeting held June 17.

06/23/2015

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Target Pulls Confederate Soldier Costume

Target Corporation has removed a Confederate officer costume from sales on its website in the aftermath of the murders at a black Charleston, South Carolina church last week.

06/23/2015

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Hemp Welcomed Back Into Minnesota Crop Mix On Small Scale

A once-banished crop could soon sprout legally again in select Minnesota farm fields. Minnesota lawmakers have given a small nod to growth of hemp plants that lead to oils, lotions, seeds, rope fibers and other industrial uses.

06/23/2015

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3M Buying Capital Safety From KKR For About $1.8 Billion

3M is buying safety equipment maker Capital Safety from KKR for about $1.8 billion as demand for protective gear grows. The transaction also includes approximately $700 million in debt.

06/23/2015

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Good Question: How Much Do Artists Make From Music Streaming?

Chalk up another victory for the talented Taylor Swift — she wrote an open letter to Apple Music, calling them out for not paying artists for their music streamed during a free trial period, for their new streaming service. But how much do artists make off music streaming, anyway? Good Question.

06/22/2015

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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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