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Tracking Danger: Rice Fire Chief Says Derailment Would Overwhelm Department

Rice is a sleepy town of about 1,200 people, but every 15 minutes or so, trains come flying through the heart of it at 50 mph. These trains are carrying a variety of freight, but much of it is oil from the Bakken Oil Fields in North Dakota.

03/31/2015

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Family Denied Refund After Baby Mistakenly Books Rental Car

A Minnesota family can’t believe how a well-known company has reacted after their baby made a costly mistake. “He hit the enter button and booked our rental car. He bought us a $609 minivan for our vacation,” Mandy Ellingson said.

03/30/2015

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Amid Bird Flu Outbreak, Turkey Farmers Increase Security

Poultry producers in the nation’s top turkey state are taking extra steps to protect their flocks after a devastating strain of bird flu was confirmed at two Minnesota farms in as many days last week, a disease that had already slammed the doors shut on some key export markets.

03/30/2015

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On-Ice Success Leads To Big Business For Minnesota Wild

As the season winds down for the Minnesota Wild, a postseason run seems more and more likely. With six games left in the regular season, the team has a firm grip on the wildcard spot and that means fans are taking steps to lock in seats to see the playoff action.

03/30/2015

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State Looking To Crack Down On Tax Suppressing ‘Zappers’

A high-tech device available online is said to be cheating the state out of tens of millions of dollars every year.

03/30/2015

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Some McDonald’s Locations To Serve Breakfast All Day

Ever rushed to get breakfast at McDonald’s before they switch the menu over to lunch? Someday, it might not be too late if you’re craving an Egg McMuffin for dinner.

03/30/2015

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Tracking Danger: Crude Oil On Minn. Railways

WCCO’s Edgar Linares begins our five-part series Tracking Danger: Minnesota’s Crude Reality.

03/30/2015

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MDH: Lack of Paid Sick Leave Leads To Spread Of Disease

The lack of paid sick leave in Minnesota workplaces has contributed to contagious disease outbreaks and added to employers’ health care expenses, according to a report issued earlier this month from the state’s Department of Health.

03/30/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: April Deals

This week we turn another page on the calendar and welcome in April. Deals expert Carrie Rocha Gets Us Movin’ with great bargains this month.

03/30/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Joan’s In The Park

When Chef Susan Dunlop and her partner in business and in life, Joan Schmitt, bought a former pizza place in St. Paul, they had to pick a name. “‘Joan’s In The Park’ sounds better than ‘Susan’s In The Park,'” Susan said.

03/28/2015

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‘Mill City Fineries’ Are Outfitting Necks Internationally

As undergrads at the University of Minnesota, Brad Wellman and Matt Brunnette were the go-to style guys for their friends. Connected by a shared sense of style, each also has a family connection to handmade goods. Matt’s mom is a quilter, and Brad’s dad is a woodworker.

03/28/2015

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Best Buy Fires 1,500 In Canada, Shutters Future Shop Brand

Best Buy is laying off 500 full-time and 1,000 part-time employees in Canada as it consolidates operations. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company also announced Saturday that it will close 66 of its Future Shop locations and rebranding the remaining 65 as Best Buy stores. The Future Shop website will be folded into Best Buy’s site.

03/28/2015

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3rd Minnesota Turkey Farm Hit By Bird Flu Outbreak

A third Minnesota turkey farm has been struck by a bird flu strain that’s deadly to poultry. The federal Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service on Saturday confirmed that a commercial turkey flock in Stearns County of central Minnesota has been infected with the highly pathogenic H5N2 strain of avian influenza.

03/28/2015

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Outbreak Of Bird Flu At 2nd Minnesota Turkey Farm

State and federal officials have confirmed an outbreak at a second Minnesota turkey farm of a form of bird flu that’s deadly to poultry.

03/27/2015

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Ridebooking, Insurance Companies Say They Have Safety Deal

Services like Uber and Lyft connect drivers with fare-paying riders through smartphone apps. Minnesota is one of many states where lawmakers pitched plans to require extra insurance for drivers. They want to ensure drivers are sufficiently covered in case of an accident.

03/27/2015

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Dayton, Lawmakers Say No Public Money Should Go Toward Soccer Stadium

One day after Major League Soccer awarded a new franchise to Minnesota, the governor said the owners should not expect public financing for a new stadium.

03/26/2015

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MLS Expanding To Minn., Downtown Stadium Planned

Major League Soccer is coming to Minnesota. The league made it official on Wednesday at Target Field when they announced that the Minnesota United FC team would play in the league starting in 2018. It’s the news die-hard soccer fans here have been waiting years for.

03/25/2015

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Downtown Soccer Stadium Funding Has Yet To Be Worked Out

While Minneapolis cheered the announcement of a new Major League Soccer franchise, it’s not clear how the owners plan to pay for a new 18,500 seat stadium, and whether they’ll ask for the public’s help.

03/25/2015

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The Sunday Liquor Sales Ban Won’t Be Lifted This Year

Supporters of legalizing Sunday liquor store sales in Minnesota may have to put a cork in it this year.

03/25/2015

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Unemployment Up In Most Wisconsin Cities, Counties

Unemployment is up in most major Wisconsin cities and counties between January and February.

03/25/2015

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Wintry Weather Good News For Maple Syrup Lovers

For those who love Minnesota-made maple syrup, enduring this week’s wintry weather isn’t so tough. Because of the recent cold spell, the state’s maple syrup season has been prolonged.

03/25/2015

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North Dakota Might Challenge New Federal Fracking Rule

North Dakota is considering challenging a new federal fracking rule for U.S. government lands.

03/25/2015

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Delta Deems Speaker’s Dog Not Famous Enough To Fly 1st Class

On any given day, or any flight, chances are pretty good there’s a dog on board. For $125 each way, Deb Pullen is happy to pay to bring her Maltese along as a carry-on. “He likes to travel,” Pullen said. “No one’s really said anything, but some people ignore him and others just go nuts over him you know, and want to talk about him.”

03/24/2015

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Punch Pizza Named Best Pizza In Minnesota

A new list is out with its choice for the best pizza in Minnesota. Business Insider picked Punch Pizza for its authentic Neapolitan pies, cooked in wood-burning ovens.

03/24/2015

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Local Firefighter Invents Safer Way To Back Big Rigs

A St. Paul firefighter’s invention is designed to save lives and limit damage from accidents while backing up. It was 6 years ago when a St. Paul ambulance accidently backed over and killed an elderly woman who didn’t hear a back-up alarm. Now, an invention by firefighter Jovan Palmieri is about to keep that from happening again.

03/23/2015

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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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