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Eagan Outlet Mall Accused Of Racial Profiling

A Twin Cities outlet mall is facing a growing number of accusations of racial profiling.

03/16/2015

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Life Time Fitness To Become Private Company

Life Time Fitness Inc. said Monday that it will sell itself to two private equity firms for more than $2.8 billion, in a deal that will turn the gym chain into a private company. The companies value the deal at more than $4 billion, when debt is included.

03/16/2015

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Sunday Liquor Sales Battle Back On The Table At Capitol

A long-running debate over Sunday liquor sales is back on the table at the State Capitol. Minnesota is one of about a dozen states that do not allow store liquor sales on Sundays.

03/15/2015

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Fight Over Keystone XL Project Doesn’t Stall Pipeline Boom

In a far corner of North Dakota, just a few hundred miles from the proposed path of the Keystone XL pipeline, 84,000 barrels of crude oil per day recently began flowing through a new line that connects the state’s sprawling oilfields to an oil hub in Wyoming.

03/15/2015

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MPCA Wants Potentially Harmful Receipts Gone From Businesses

Many shoppers use receipts to keep track of their spending, but the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency wants to see more Minnesota businesses go paperless. It’s not just because of the environmental aspect, there’s also a potential health risk associated with a certain type of receipt paper.

03/13/2015

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Study: In Minnesota, Women Earn 80 Cents To Men’s Dollar

A policy group tracking wages said that women still lag behind men when it comes to salaries, though Minnesota’s disparity is not as pronounced as the country’s at large. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research said women working full-time earn about 78 cents to every dollar men make.

03/13/2015

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WCCO Morning Team Attempts To ‘Escape MSP’

There’s a new Twin Cities business that’s taking a unique approach to team building: They lock a group of people in a room and give them an hour to escape, using only a few clues, locks and secrets inside. The WCCO Morning team was feeling confident, and decided to give it a shot.

03/13/2015

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$70M North Loop Proposal Features More Green Space, Parking

It’s one of the most booming neighborhoods in the Twin Cities. Now another new development in the North Loop is being proposed. Two things that make this approximately $70 million project different: parking and a big park.

03/13/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Corned Beef In Minnesota

Every year on March 17, everyone’s a little Irish — even if it’s painfully obvious we’re not. According to your votes, Stillwater’s Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter German restaurant serves the best corned beef and cabbage in Minnesota, a typically Irish dish.

03/12/2015

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Spring-Like Temps Cutting Maple Syrup Season Short

It takes quite the process to get local maple syrup from the tree to your table. The biggest indicator of how much we’ll get to enjoy is determined by Mother Nature.

03/12/2015

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Minn. Casino Owner Touts Merger With Nevada Company

Lakes Entertainment Inc., owner of the Rocky Gap Casino Resort in western Maryland, said Thursday its pending merger with a privately held Nevada gambling company will be a boon to shareholders and create a company uniquely positioned for growth in other states. “We are very excited about this transaction and believe it will benefit Lakes’ shareholders tremendously,” CEO Lyle Berman said in a fourth-quarter earnings statement.

03/12/2015

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Green Giant Might Be Waving Goodbye To Minn.

The iconic Jolly Green Giant may soon be moving out of Minnesota. General Mills isn’t commenting publicly on the matter, but a source told Reuters it’s looking to sell the widely-recognized brand as early as this summer.

03/11/2015

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Small Downtown Business Braces For Impact Following Target Layoffs

The massive layoffs at Target headquarters will be felt throughout downtown Minneapolis after 1,700 people lost their jobs on Tuesday.

03/11/2015

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MNsure Needs 2 More Years Of Work, State Official Says

Minnesota’s top technology official says MNsure may need another two years of work before it’s on solid footing.

03/11/2015

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Grim Tuesday At Target Corp. As 1,700 Lose Their Jobs

A new round of layoffs will reportedly begin Tuesday at Target’s Minneapolis headquarters, one day after Gov. Mark Dayton met with the company’s CEO. Employees said that a couple dozen upper managers were let go on Monday.

03/10/2015

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A Short History Of Target

Target’s massive workforce reduction is the latest milestone in a company that has long and colorful history in Minnesota. The Dayton Company, which had popular department stores throughout the Twin Cities, decided to launch something new in 1961 — a discount chain.

03/10/2015

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Barrio Bringing Tacos And Tequila To Target Field

A new restaurant is under construction at Target Field, and it’s set to spice up the traditional baseball fare.

03/10/2015

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Minnesota Unemployment Steady In First Figures For 2015

Minnesota’s unemployment rate was largely stable in the first figures covering 2015. The labor force participation rate and the employment-to-population ratio ticked up in January as unemployment held at 3.7 percent.

03/10/2015

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Wis. Business Owner Upset Over ‘Right-To-Work’ Expanding in Minn.

A Wisconsin business owner upset over enactment of a right-to-work law and other policies says he is expanding in Minnesota because the economic policies there are more conducive for his operation.

03/10/2015

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With Target Layoffs Looming, Psychologist Offers Advice

On the heels of Target’s announcement to cut thousands of workers over the next two years, Governor Mark Dayton met with Target’s top executive on Monday. Allina Psychologist Lauren Fogel said there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff.

03/09/2015

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‘Fearful’ Target Employees Receptive To Recruiters

As Minnesota’s governor meets with Target’s top executive, other companies are taking aim at its nervous employees.

03/09/2015

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Dayton Says Target CEO Affirms Commitment To Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s received assurances from Target Corp.’s chief executive that the company will keep a robust corporate presence in Minnesota.

03/09/2015

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Minneapolis Plugged In To ‘TechHire’ Program

President Barack Obama announced Monday that Minneapolis is among the first of 20 regions about to get a major infusion of money and training for tech jobs.

03/09/2015

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Hacker Claiming To Be ISIS Takes Over Minn. Brewery’s Website

A local brewery had to shut down its website after a hacker claiming to be with ISIS took over the page.

03/08/2015

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Dairy Queen Serving Free Ice Cream Cones On March 16

Dairy Queen plans to give away small ice cream cones later this month to celebrate the restaurant chain’s 75th anniversary.

03/08/2015

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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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