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Historic Seven Corners Hardware Store In St. Paul Scheduled For Demolition

The old Seven Corners Hardware store near the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul closed last year after the owners made a deal to sell the land to a developer.

05/11/2015

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Minneapolis’ Mill City Farmers Market Turns 10

It’s a sign that summer is coming! Saturday is opening day for the Mill City Farmers Market in Minneapolis, and it’s also their 10th anniversary. You can find farm-fresh foods, local fine arts and crafts or grab some spring flowers for Mother’s Day.

05/09/2015

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Harriet Brewing Holds Food Truck Rally In Minneapolis

Food, beer and live music — sounds like a pretty good way to spend a Saturday! Minneapolis’ Harriet Brewing is holding an edition of the Minnesota Food Truck Associations brewery series, which features 17 food trucks in one location.

05/09/2015

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Bird Flu Causes Egg Shortage At Grocery Stores

There are no new cases of bird flu to report in Minnesota for a second day this week — but that’s likely little comfort to poultry producers. The virus spread to 82 farms across more than 20 counties in just two months.

05/08/2015

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Sun Country Chairman To Pilots’ Union: Company Headed For ‘Shutdown’

The chairman of Sun Country Airlines said the company is downsizing ahead of an “ultimate shut down” in its contract fight with pilots. The Air Line Pilots Association confirmed that an email sent from Sun Country’s Marty Davis to the union chairman was genuine.

05/07/2015

Sen. Paul Gazelka - Author Of 'Religious Freedom Bill'

Senator’s Bill Allows Business Owners ‘Of Faith’ To Deny Gay Couples Wedding Services

It was against Minnesota law to refuse wedding services to same-sex couples even before Minnesota legalized gay marriage in 2013. But a Republican State Senator says businesses should not be forced to provide commercial service if it violates their religious beliefs.

05/07/2015

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Buying Booze? There’s An App For That

Buying alcohol became a little bit easier in the Twin Cities Thursday. Haskell’s Wine & Spirits announced they have paired up with Drizly, a technology company focused on the purchase of beer, wine and liquor, to offer delivery services to the Twin Cities.

05/07/2015

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Andrew Zimmern Pitches ‘Snowbate’ Tax Renewal At Capitol

Minnesota lawmakers got a visit Wednesday from a well-known celebrity chef and food writer lobbying to save the “Snowbate” tax credit for production companies. Andrew Zimmern greeted House members, some of whom took selfies with the famous chef.

05/06/2015

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Sanford-Brown Colleges To Close

Sanford-Brown College has announced they will stop accepting new students and will eventually phase out their brick-and-mortar schools in favor of online education. The Career Education Corporation announced the change Wednesday, saying the company will shift focus to their two online universities: Colorado Technical University and American InterContinental University.

05/06/2015

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Metro Transit Wants $6 Million For Vikings Stadium Transit Bridge

When the Minnesota Vikings had a dome over their heads, it was commotion on ten Sundays a year. And when the new Vikings Stadium opens its doors, it will likely be a repeat. Metro Transit officials asked for a bridge to connect the crowd to the far side of the light rail track.

05/06/2015

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‘Flavor’ Restaurant Event To Benefit Kids, Low-Income Families

A one-of-a-kind restaurant event is taking place next week that brings attention to kids and their nutrition. It’s called Flavor and it benefits the Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.

05/06/2015

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Star Tribune Buying City Pages, Killing Vita.MN

The Star Tribune Co. announced Wednesday that it’s buying the alternative news and entertainment weekly City Pages.

05/06/2015

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Jennie-O Lays Off 233 Workers In Faribault Due To Bird Flu

Jennie-O Turkey Store says it’s laying off 233 employees at its processing plant in the southern Minnesota city of Faribault because of bird flu outbreaks that have cut the number of available turkeys.

05/05/2015

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USDOT: Airlines In US Collect Billions In Baggage Fees

All those extra fees are adding up for the airlines. The Department of Transportation says airlines collected $3.5 billion in bag fees last year. That’s up five percent from 2013.

05/05/2015

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Senate Rejects Bid To Deny Public Assistance To Super Bowl

In a pair of votes Monday, the Senate rejected attempts to bar use of public dollars toward football’s premier event and to repeal a sales tax exemption on Super Bowl tickets.

05/04/2015

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Legislators Rally Around Farmers Hit By Bird Flu In Budget

Minnesota lawmakers are hoping to send more help to turkey farmers and the state as they fight a deadly bird flu outbreak.

05/04/2015

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Caribou Coffee Stays Up All Night To Showcase New Drink

It’s called “Crafted Press” and it’s the newest drink to invade Caribou Coffee this spring. The Minnesota company’s new Crafted Press drink takes 12 hours to make.

05/04/2015

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Iowa Governor Declares State Of Emergency In Response To Bird Flu

A state of emergency was declared Friday by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad with nearly 17 million chickens and turkeys dead, dying or scheduled to be euthanized due to a widening bird flu outbreak.

05/01/2015

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Dry Spring Has Farmers Ahead Of Schedule

Dry conditions continue to plague much of Minnesota, with seasonal rainfall far below normal. The problem is most severe in the northwestern part of the state, where farm fields are crying for much-needed moisture.

05/01/2015

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Coming Soon To A Brewery Near You: Sunday Growler Sales

Minnesotans will soon be able to take home bottles of beer from their favorite craft breweries on Sundays. Gov. Mark Dayton signed a package of liquor regulation changes into law Friday including legal Sunday growler sales.

05/01/2015

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2 More Turkey Flocks Presumed To Have Bird Flu In Minnesota

The presumed cases reported Friday are in Kandiyohi and Meeker counties. Both counties have already been found to have infected flocks.

05/01/2015

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Employees Quit Recently Raided Burnsville Credit Repair Business

Questions remain for both customers and employees following a raid by federal investigators of a local credit repair business. Months after a WCCO Investigation first exposed complaints, investigators seized documents and computers at United Credit Consultants in Burnsville.

05/01/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Guacamole In Minnesota

The avocado is really having a moment. A Google search yields hundreds of recipes from soups to even ice cream. But the original avocado recipe is guacamole, especially at St. Paul’s Boca Chica — which WCCO viewers picked as the Best of Minnesota.

04/30/2015

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Minnesota Turkey Farmer Shares Story Of Stress, Hope

Minnesota turkey farmers are on edge, trying to stop the spread of an avian flu that’s killed millions of birds. Scott Heymer is the owner of Red Bridge Farms in Princeton. He’s been in the turkey business for nearly 40 years, with about 60,000 turkeys on his farm

04/30/2015

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Target Corp. Cuts 140 More Jobs

Another 100 people lost their jobs at Target Corporate offices on Thursday, as a continuation of its corporate structuring. The jobs eliminated were administrative assistant positions.

04/30/2015

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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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