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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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MLS, Minnesota United Owner To Make ‘Major Announcement’

Major League Soccer (MLS) and Bill McGuire, the owner of the Minnesota United FC soccer team, are scheduled to make a “major announcement” on Wednesday concerning the future of soccer in Minnesota.

03/23/2015

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Saints’ New Ballpark Embraces Old Tradition With Much-Needed Upgrades

This year marks a new era for the St. Paul Saints baseball team — in two months, they’ll play their first home game in Lowertown. CHS Field was built on the site of the old Gillette factory. The brand new building cost 62 million dollars, but it still honors some old Saints traditions.

03/21/2015

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Betty’s Pies Founder Betty Lessard Dies

A popular stop in cabin country is remembering its founder this weekend. Betty Lessard, the founder of Betty’s Pies in Two Harbors, passed away at age 90.

03/21/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Pieology Pizzeria

It’s been around for thousands of years, but right now it doesn’t get hotter than pizza. Matt Kalil is a 25-year-old offensive tackle for the Minnesota Vikings, and the big name behind Pieology Pizza in Maple Grove, St. Paul and Mankato.

03/21/2015

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March Madness Means Big Business for Buffalo Wild Wings

March Madness brings people together. They want to compare brackets and share a meal, watching multiple games at one time, and one Minnesota company is making the most of this sports holiday.

03/20/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For The Best Shoe Shine In Minnesota

A good shoe shine not only makes your shoes look great, but it also makes you feel great. There are a lot of opinions when it comes to the right way to shine a shoe, so we went in search of the best of Minnesota.

03/19/2015

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Uber Drivers, Supporters Rally Against Proposed Legislation

Many people watching March Madness games at local bars may use Uber to get home Thursday night. But supporters of the ride-share program say a bill at the Capitol would make working in the Twin Cities impossible. “I love driving Uber,” driver Dustin Simko said.

03/19/2015

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A Look Inside The Star Tribune’s New Home

As the new Vikings stadium goes up in downtown Minneapolis, a historic building next to it is going to come down.

03/19/2015

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Survey: Offices Lose Productivity During NCAA Tournament

Let the madness begin. The NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament tipped off Thursday morning with a flurry of second round games. Many fans will be watching at work to see if their office pool bracket predictions will pull through.

03/19/2015

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Judge OKs $10 Million Settlement In Target Data Breach

Minneapolis-based Target has agreed to pay $10 million to settle a class action lawsuit after the massive 2013 data breach. While Target has agreed to pay, it still needs to be approved by a federal judge. This could happen later Thursday morning.

03/19/2015

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State Labor Force Tops 3 Million As Unemployment Rate Holds

Minnesota’s labor force topped 3 million as unemployment remained at its low level for the seventh month in a row. The state economic development agency says employers added nearly 12,000 jobs in February, mostly in trade, transportation and utilities and hospitality and leisure.

03/19/2015

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Weakening Economy Seen Ahead For Rural Parts Of 10 States

A monthly survey of bankers suggests a weakening economy lies ahead for rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states.

03/19/2015

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Report: Target To Raise Minimum Wage To $9

Target Corp. is reportedly raising its minimum wage for all workers to $9 an hour in an effort to compete with rivals such as Walmart.

03/18/2015

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Minn. Syrup Producers Worried About Warmer Weather

Some maple syrup producers in central Minnesota are worried that last weekend’s warm-up could affect production. Temperatures were near 70 degrees over the weekend. “Everybody calls it really nice weather, but when it gets into maple season, that’s not a good thing.”

03/18/2015

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Target Extends Return Policy To 1 Year On Company Brands, Gift Registry

Target Corp. announced Wednesday that the discount retailer is expanding its return policy from 90 days to one year for purchases of all Target-owned and exclusive brands.

03/18/2015

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General Mills Completes Plan To Cut About 800 Jobs

General Mills says that it has completed a plan to eliminate about 800 positions. The maker of Cheerios cereal, Yoplait yogurt and other packaged foods also reported mixed results for its fiscal third quarter as a stronger dollar pressured sales.

03/18/2015

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4 Things To Know: Israel Elections, The End Of Internet Explorer & More

Here’s a look at the four stories you should be aware of for Wednesday, March 18, 2015.

03/18/2015

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HCMC Expanding In Downtown Minneapolis

We’re getting a first look at the plans to expand Hennepin County Medical Center in downtown Minneapolis.

03/17/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Innovative Toymaker Jeff Freeland Nelson

From theater to public service to toy maker? That’s how Jeff Freeland Nelson became a huge success story.

03/17/2015

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Dairy Queen Celebrating 75th Anniversary With Free Ice Cream

Millions of people across the nation enjoyed a free ice cream cone on Monday. That’s because Dairy Queen is celebrating its 75th anniversary by handing out free vanilla cones all day. The first DQ opened in Joliet, Ill., in 1940 and seven years later, the first one in Minnesota opened in Roseville.

03/16/2015

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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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