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Wal-Mart To Stop Selling AR-15s And Similar Weapons

Wal-Mart will stop selling the AR-15 rifle and other semi-automatic weapons at its stores because fewer people are buying them, a spokesman said Wednesday.

08/27/2015

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Website Selling Gruesome Cecil The Lion Halloween Costume

The Minnesota dentist who prompted international outrage after admitting to shooting and killing Cecil the Lion in Zimbabwe this summer is now the butt of a gruesome Halloween costume.

08/26/2015

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Comcast Set To Unleash Internet Speed Boost

Thousands of Comcast customers across the Twin Cities will begin to see faster Internet service beginning Thursday. Customers in the company’s “Performance” tier will see speeds go from 25 megabytes per second to 50. “Blast” customers will go from 50 to 105.

08/25/2015

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Best Buy 2Q Performance Beats Analysts’ Expectations

Best Buy’s fiscal second-quarter results handily beat analysts’ estimates as shoppers picked up major appliances, large screen televisions and mobile phones.

08/25/2015

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Good Question: What Is A ‘Market Correction’?

After another day of huge sell-offs on Wall Street, the Dow Jones is down 13 percent and the S&P 500 is down 11 percent from their highs back in May. That means it’s an official market correction.

08/24/2015

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U.S. Stocks Finish Down 588 Points

U.S. stocks slumped again Monday, with the Dow Jones industrial average plunging more than 1,000 points at one point in a sell-off that sent a shiver of fear from Wall Street to Main Street.

08/24/2015

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Target Corp. To Pay $2.8M Discrimination Settlement

Target Corp. has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle a hiring discrimination claim filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

08/24/2015

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Which Celebrity Would You Start A Business With?

Which celebrity entrepreneur do you think would make the best business partner: Oprah Winfrey or Kim Kardashian West? Some might choose Kim K for her self-styled achievements leveraging social media. But according to hundreds of business owners across three continents, Oprah is the best choice.

08/24/2015

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Say Farewell To Nye’s This Weekend

Nye’s Polonaise Room will soon be closed, but they are not going down without having a little fun first. They are holding a two-day farewell tent party. You can see the “World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band” Saturday, as well as other live entertainment performances.

08/22/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Perham (Day 2)

Summer is coming to an end, and so are the WCCO summer road trips to the lakes! Our final stop on our tour across Minnesota is in Perham, a three-hour drive northwest of the cities. Liz Collin and Mike Binkley went to the Perham Lakeside Golf Club Friday. It is a beautiful facility with 27 holes to play. They have had great weather all summer, and Friday is no exception.

08/21/2015

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Japanese Company Offers 4-Day Work Week To Employees

A Japanese fashion brand is giving some of its employees the option to work only four days a week — for ten hours a day.

08/21/2015

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Movie Theater Chain Checking Bags Nationwide After Shootings

Movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in response to shootings at theaters around the country, a procedure it acknowledged on its website was “not without flaws” and would inconvenience guests but provide better security.

08/20/2015

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Target Is Getting Its Groove Back: Turnaround Takes Hold

Target is on its way back. Shoppers are visiting the company’s stores more often and spending more on each trip, the Minneapolis-based discount-store chain said Wednesday. The company raised its annual profit outlook and said its second-quarter net income more than tripled. The upbeat report is evidence efforts to spruce up fashions and other merchandise are paying off for CEO Brian Cornell.

08/19/2015

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Pudge, An Internet Famous Cat, Is A Full-Time Job For Her Mpls. Owner

A Twin Cities cat has become an Internet superstar. Pudge is so successful that her Minneapolis owner quit her job and now works full time managing her career.

08/18/2015

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Looking For A Tech Job? There Are Plenty In Minnesota

If you’re thinking of a career in technology, you’re in the right place. Tech jobs are growing faster in Minnesota than any other state. According to the technology job postings site dice.com, Minnesota ranks No. 1 for technology job growth, followed by Utah and Nebraska.

08/18/2015

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Target Reaches Deal To Settle Breach Claims With Visa

Target has reached a deal to pay up to $67 million to settle Visa claims related to a massive 2013 data breach that resulted in the theft of millions of debit and credit card numbers. Both Target Corp. and Visa Inc. confirmed the agreement Tuesday, but wouldn’t put a dollar amount on the deal.

08/18/2015

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Good Question: What Motivates Employees To Perform?

What motivates employees to perform? Good Question.

08/17/2015

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Lion Hunter’s Dentist Office Reopens, Without Dr. Palmer

A Twin Cities dental office run by a doctor involved in a controversial lion hunt last month is back open for business, without its lead dentist. Dr. Walter Palmer’s office, River Bluff Dental in Bloomington, released a statement Monday saying it is “beginning to serve our loyal patients.” Dr. Palmer is not on site.

08/17/2015

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NE Mpls. Co-Op Breaks Ground On Big Expansion Project

The Eastside Food Co-op broke ground Monday morning on a big expansion project. Store officials say when the expansion is complete they’ll add more than 20 jobs to the northeast Minneapolis neighborhood.

08/17/2015

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Target Promotes CFO To New Role

Target is making more executive changes, promoting Chief Financial Officer John Mulligan to the newly created role of chief operating officer. Mulligan, who also will become executive vice president, assumes oversight of stores, supply chain and properties effective Sept. 1.

08/17/2015

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Report: Rosedale Mall Planning To Expand

One of the busiest malls in the metro is planning to expand. According to the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal, Rosedale Center wants to add a new, two-story anchor store to the Roseville shopping center.

08/17/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake Recap: Cumberland, Wis. (Day 2)

Summer is rapidly coming to an end, but it’s not over yet! We’ve got a few more trips left in us, so this week we hit the road and headed east. WCCO-TV’s Frank Vascellaro and Amelia Santaniello, as well as WCCO Radio’s Chad Hartman, are Goin’ to the Lake this week! They are headed east and will be live in Cumberland, Wis.

08/14/2015

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How To Promote Mille Lacs During The Walleye Crisis

Lake Mille Lacs has a reputation of being a premiere walleye fishing destination. But many who live along the lake say it should be known for much more. “Mille Lacs at the time when I was growing up was known more as the fishing lake, but that’s evolved over the years,” Mille Lacs Island Resort General Manager Jodi Kanera said.

08/14/2015

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Nearly 3 Dozen Apply For Top Job At MNsure

Nearly three dozen applicants are vying for the top job at MNsure, but the health insurance exchange’s interim chief executive isn’t one of them. MNsure opened the chief executive spot this summer and received 34 applications, a MNsure spokesman said Friday. Former CEO Scott Leitz stepped down in May to take another job.

08/14/2015

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US Internet Releases Fast, Non-Fiber Wireless Network In Minneapolis

Over the past couple months, US Internet has quietly released a new method of transmitting wireless internet that it says is both fast and cheap.

08/13/2015

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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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