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Security Staff Say HealthEast Needs To Do More To Keep Hospitals Safe

Some hospital security officers say HealthEast is not doing enough to keep its employees safe from unruly and unstable visitors. They point to the attack last November inside St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood. Surveillance cameras captured images of a patient swinging a metal bar at nurses as they scrambled to escape.

08/12/2015

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Target Considers Adding Grocery Delivery Service

Officials with Target announced Wednesday morning they will soon be implementing grocery delivery. Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Jones announced the move to marketing partners Wednesday morning.

08/12/2015

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FAA Suspends Landings On 1 MSP Airport Runway

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has suspended landings at one of the runways at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

08/12/2015

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Animal Welfare Group Wants Cruelty Charges Against Hog Farm

An animal welfare group is calling on prosecutors to file criminal charges against workers and managers at a southwestern Minnesota hog farm.

08/11/2015

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Mayor Of St. Paul Hoping To Land Soccer Stadium

Back in March it was announced that Major League Soccer would be coming to Minnesota. Just a few months later, however, that plan could be in jeopardy with a stadium site yet to be decided. Now, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is hoping to sway the league east of the Mississippi River.

08/11/2015

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Google To Be Part Of New Holding Company, ‘Alphabet’

Google is changing its operating structure and will become part of a holding company called Alphabet.

08/10/2015

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Baby Clothing Maker Recalls Onesies Due To Choking Hazard

Clothing maker, Precious Cargo, is recalling hundreds of thousands of onesies due to a choking hazard. Safety officials say the snaps on the garments can detach. The recall includes onesies with a three snap bottom closure.

08/10/2015

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Gas Prices Should Continue Falling, Experts Say

Drivers taking that summer road trip can expect to see even more savings at the pump in the coming weeks.

08/09/2015

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Dayton Promotes Bass Fishing At Lake Mille Lacs Amid Walleye Crisis

After the state abruptly ended walleye fishing season on Lake Mille Lacs, there’s a new push to promote bass fishing there. Gov. Mark Dayton was fishing for bass Saturday after visiting Hunters Resort in Isle. This past week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also loosened some bass fishing restrictions on the lake.

08/08/2015

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Delta Flight Bound For MSP Turns Around Due To Mechanical Issues

Mechanical issues forced a Delta Airlines flight bound for Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport to turn around Friday morning.

08/08/2015

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Minnesota Takes Slow Route On Hemp, Frustrating Some Farmers

Farmers anxious to grow hemp as part of a newly authorized Minnesota pilot project are expressing frustration after being told by state regulators that chance won’t come soon.

08/08/2015

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Target Phasing Out Some Gender-Based Signs

Target announced Friday it would be phasing out some gender-based signs in its stores.

08/07/2015

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MSFA, Mortenson In Dispute Of Millions In Vikings Stadium Costs

The Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and Mortenson Company will be going to mediation over millions of dollars in stadium construction costs. A statement released by the MSFA says they were notified by the company that a formal application was submitted to engage in mediation over disputed costs related to new Vikings stadium project.

08/06/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Parents In U.S. Get Less Time Off Than In Other Countries?

If you are planning on having a baby, a good company to work for is Netflix. The company announced Tuesday they are starting an “unlimited leave policy,” meaning new moms and dads can take as much time off as they want, with pay, during the child’s first year.

08/05/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Farmers Market In Minnesota

With buzz words like “sustainable,” “grass-fed” and “natural,” farmers markets are truly farm to table. And your favorite place to eat the food grown in rural Minnesota is right in the heart of our urban center — the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Farmers markets give us a chance to buy food fresh and local.

08/05/2015

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Blue Cross Blue Shield To Cut 450 IT Jobs Over 4 Years

Minnesota’s largest health insurer announced it plans to eliminate hundreds of jobs Wednesday. MPR reported Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is planning to eliminate 450 jobs.

08/05/2015

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New Restaurants, Shops Could Soon Be Coming To MSP

Passengers traveling through Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport could soon have new food and shopping choices.

08/05/2015

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2 Minnesotans Share The Secret To Happiness

Two women say they’ve come up with the secret on how to be happy all the time in any situation, good or bad. It’s called the “Happiness Practice” and it’s already being used in the workplaces of some well-known Minnesota companies.

08/05/2015

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Uber Riders Concerned After Driver Accused Of Sex Assault

Uber is revisiting its safety procedures after one of its drivers was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his riders last Sunday in Dallas, Texas. Court records claim Talal Chammout recently served federal prison time for weapons charges and other crimes that should have prevented him from being cleared to drive for Uber.

08/04/2015

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‘TargetExpress’ & ‘CityTarget’ Stores To Be Renamed ‘Target’

More than a dozen Target stores will have different names by fall. The Minnesota company said Tuesday it is rebranding its 14 Target Express and City Targets across the country. Those are smaller, urban stores like the one in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood.

08/04/2015

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Target Set To Upgrade To Safer Card Technology

Changes are on the way for customers in the check-out line. After the Target data breach that impacted at least 40 million accounts, stores and banks decided to upgrade to chip-implanted credit cards.

08/03/2015

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Delta Air Lines To Ban Shipment Of Wildlife Trophies

Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.

08/03/2015

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July Survey Suggests Economic Slowdown Ahead For Midwest

A July survey suggests there will be slow to no economic growth over the next three to six months in nine Midwest and Plains states. A survey report issued Monday says the overall Mid-America Business Conditions Index slumped to 50.6 in July from 53.0 in June.

08/03/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: August Deals

We turned a calendar page over the weekend. And that means we still have plenty of bathing suit season to enjoy. They are just one of the great bargains in the month of August.

08/03/2015

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Mille Lacs Band Of Ojibwe Agrees To Halt Netting Due To Walleye Crisis

With the Minnesota state fish in crisis, a Native American tribe Friday said it would not net walleye on Lake Mille Lacs next year.

07/31/2015

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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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