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‘Studio/E’ Aims To Guide Entrepreneurs In Right Direction

St. Paul’s James J. Hill Reference Library is old. A massive library seems antiquated these days, but some of the newest ideas in the Twin Cities are coming to life there. Studio/E was founded by former Target executive Nate Garvis and attorney Tom Wiese. “It’s an experiential leadership program based on the entrepreneur’s mindset,” Wiese said. “Take action instead of planning and doing. It’s doing and then learning.”

01/21/2015

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Low Oil Prices A Bonus For Minnesota Railroad Regulators

Lower gas prices have had an added bonus in Minnesota beyond fatter wallets: Train traffic is leveling off, giving regulators space to refocus on safety issues, a state railroad official told lawmakers Wednesday. “That’s the good news. It gives us a little breathing space,” Dave Christianson, a rail planner for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, told a state House committee.

01/21/2015

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Survey: Mpls. Restaurant-Goers Are Over Bacon

What was once a popular menu item here in Minneapolis is now apparently on its way out. The restaurant guide Zagat asked people here how they felt about bacon. Half of those surveyed said they were “over it” as a food trend.

01/21/2015

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UnitedHealth Earnings Top Wall St. Expectations

UnitedHealth topped Wall Street expectations for the fourth quarter, and the nation’s largest health insurer brought an optimistic vibe for the new year as it detailed final results from 2014. The Minneapolis-based insurer said Wednesday that it expects stronger enrollment growth from Medicare Advantage plans, a key product that had been pinched by funding cuts in recent years.

01/21/2015

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Proposal Could End Most White Pages Delivery In Minnesota

The annual arrival of a fat phone book on Minnesota doorsteps may soon be a thing of the past. The state Public Utilities Commission has proposed letting companies deliver residential phone directories electronically, sending customers a phone book only if they ask for one. The commission has already granted a few phone companies the ability to do that in recent years, and other states have done the same.

01/21/2015

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Tax Season This Year Brings Some Big Changes

The tax filing season officially opens on Tuesday, and this year there are a number of potentially big changes of which citizens need to be aware. For the first time under the Affordable Care Act, most Americans will have to certify that they had health insurance coverage in 2014 to avoid a tax penalty.

01/20/2015

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Minnesotans To Meet: ‘Wealth Care’ Expert Bradley Johnston

You see a personal trainer for the best results in working out, and you see a doctor to keep your health in top-top shape. The Johnston Group thinks you need to use that philosophy when it comes to your money. Bradley Johnston calls it “wealth care,” and left some big name firms to do it on his own, with a personal touch.

01/20/2015

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From Car Lots To City Budgets, Cheap Oil Means Change

Cheap oil doesn’t only mean cheaper gas in the tank. It means that a car dealer in Illinois is shuffling the inventory of models he’ll be selling, that more students in Wisconsin may get school-provided iPads, that some planned projects in a Southern California city will get delayed, and that some expected oilfield hiring in North Dakota and Texas may not happen.

01/19/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Faces Budget Crisis

Declining attendance and increased costs have the Minnesota Zoo facing a budget crisis. Zoo officials in Apple Valley have asked the state for $1.5 million in emergency funds to help maintain operations.

01/17/2015

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Minn. Children’s Museum Asks Kids For Design Help

Kids are getting a unique opportunity to help create and design part of the $28 million renovation of the Minnesota Children’s Museum. The museum opened two prototype exhibits Saturday for children and parents to test out.

01/17/2015

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Uptown Hair Salon Goes Green, Diverts 95 Percent Of Waste

Wave Salon in Uptown has become Minnesota’s first green salon. They are able to divert 95 percent of their waste by recycling hair, chemicals, foil and plastic.

01/16/2015

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Loews Minneapolis Named ‘Best Hotel’ In Minnesota

If you’re looking for a place to lay down your weary load, look no further than Loews Minneapolis. It’s been deemed the best hotel in the state, according to a recent ranking by MSN Travel.

01/16/2015

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Fairmont Foods To Close In March; 167 Workers To Lose Jobs

Fairmont Foods plans to close in March, putting 167 employees out of work. The frozen meal maker in south-central Minnesota cites the recent economic climate and says the company is unable to recover and continue operations.

01/16/2015

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Survey: Economy Remains Weak In Rural Minnesota

A monthly survey of bankers suggests the economy will remain weak in rural parts of 10 Midwestern and Western states because of low grain and oil prices. The region’s overall economic index improved slightly to 50.9 in January from December’s neutral score of 50.

01/15/2015

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After Only 2 Years, Target Pulls Out Of Canada

Target is giving up on its money-losing foray into Canada after just two years, closing 133 stores and cutting loose more than 17,600 employees. Target said it didn’t see how it could stop losing money before at least 2021 on its first international expansion.

01/15/2015

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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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