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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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Ebola Fears Harm Business At Local West African Restaurant

A West African restaurant owner in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota says fear surrounding Ebola may force her to close. During the lunch hour, Mama Ti’s restaurant owner says there used to be a rush.

10/03/2014

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12 Businesses Vie To Grow Medical Marijuana For Minn.

Twelve businesses have applied to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Friday’s deadline for interested manufacturers kicks off weeks of weeding through applications before the state announces its two manufacturers on Dec. 1.

10/03/2014

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Medtronic Adjusts $43B Deal Over Inversion Rules

Medical device maker Medtronic is switching to $16 billion in financing to complete its purchase of Ireland-based competitor Covidien a few weeks after federal regulators issued rules designed to curb overseas acquisitions that cut tax U.S. tax bills.

10/03/2014

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Where Do Twin Cities Rank For Eligible Men With Jobs?

If you’re looking for “the one,” it looks like the Twin Cities is one of the best places to meet your match … at least if you’re in the market to find a man with a job. Minneapolis and St. Paul collectively rank the fourth best in the nation when it comes to places to find eligible, employed men.

10/03/2014

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Target Debuts Otsego Store With Full Liquor Selection

You can buy a lot at a Target store in Minnesota. But if you’re looking for alcohol, your selection is limited to just a few types of beer. That is unless you visit Target on 87th Avenue Northeast in Otsego, where a new pilot program is giving customers a new option to buy booze.

10/03/2014

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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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