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Local Business People Weigh In On Future Of Jobs For Minnesota Millennials

More millennials are calling the Twin Cities home. Minneapolis, St. Paul and select surrounding suburbs have seen population increases by this generation of more than 10 percent since 2007.

02/05/2015

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St. Paul Café Bans Tipping, Raises Wages

A St. Paul coffee shop has done away with tipping, and opted to pay their employees higher wages. “We decided as a rule, as a group, to just ban tipping outright,” Kopplin’s Café co-owner Andrew Kopplin said. He wanted to find a way to compensate his employees fairly, no matter what shift they worked.

02/04/2015

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US Bank To Pay $18M To Customers Of Collapsed Iowa Brokerage

U.S. Bank will pay $18 million to settle a lawsuit alleging that its lax oversight enabled the founder of one of the nation’s largest brokerages to embezzle $215 million from customers, a judge ruled Wednesday.

02/04/2015

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Target Among Retailers Accused In Herbal Supplement Investigation

Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, an ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.

02/03/2015

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Radioshack May Be On Verge Of Closing Majority Of Locations

Radio Shack appears to be ready to close a majority of its locations. Bloomberg reports the electronics retailer is considering selling half of its stores to Sprint and closing the rest.

02/03/2015

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Inspection Backlog, Complaints Trouble Funeral Homes

State officials are trying to get a handle on a growing number of complaints at funeral homes.

02/02/2015

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Low Prices Raise Alarm In North Dakota Oil Patch

High crude prices catapulted North Dakota into the top tier of the global oil market and doubled or tripled the size of once-sleepy towns that suddenly had to accommodate a small army of petroleum workers.

02/02/2015

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Target Plans More ‘Express’ Stores, Including 1 In Highland Park

Target announced they’re planning a number of new locations for their new micro-sized TargetExpress stores, including one set for the Highland Park neighborhood in St. Paul. Target field-tested the smaller format store in Dinkytown, opening up a 20,000-square-foot store last summer.

02/02/2015

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Report: Modest Economic Growth Likely In Midwest, Plains

A monthly business survey suggests only modest economic growth is likely in nine Midwestern and Plains states this spring because the agriculture and energy sectors are slowing. The report released Monday says the overall economic index for the region improved slightly to 54.8 in January from December’s 54.4.

02/02/2015

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Talking Points: A $4 Million Bet On A Super Bowl Ad

More than $4 million for a 30 second ad — that was the going rate for this year’s Super Bowl. But is it really worth it?

02/01/2015

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Midwest Snow Storm Impacting Flights At MSP

The winter storm “Linus” is dumping snow across the Midwest, including at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, which in turn is affecting flights out of Minneapolis.

02/01/2015

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Move Over Honeycrisp — There’s A New Apple In Town

Most of us don’t think of winter as a time to get fresh, locally grown apples, but one company is hoping to change that Honeybear, a company that markets fruit grown in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is debuting its newest apple called Pazazz.

01/31/2015

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More Than 2M Cars Recalled To Fix Faulty Airbags

More than two million vehicles are being recalled to once again fix faulty airbags. The recall covers nine different Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac, and Toyota models, made from 2002 to 2004.

01/31/2015

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Minnesota Zoo Asking Lawmakers For $1.5M Amid Budget Crisis

A projected budget shortfall could force the Minnesota Zoo to go beyond layoffs and close some of its exhibits this year. Officials say the zoo is facing a budget crisis due to declining attendance and increased costs. A spokeswoman says the zoo is now asking lawmakers for $1.5 million in emergency funds.

01/30/2015

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Delta: Pilot Locked Out Of Cockpit In Flight From MN To Las Vegas

A Delta Air Lines flight traveling from Minneapolis-St. Paul to Las Vegas landed safely at its destination after the pilot was unable to reenter the cockpit prior to landing, according to the airline.

01/29/2015

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New ND Revenue Forecast Assumes $4B Shortfall In Oil Revenue

North Dakota lawmakers have adopted a revised revenue forecast that reflects a more than $4 billion shortfall in oil revenue due to the slumping price of crude.

01/29/2015

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After Delivering 4 Million Meals, Open Arms Minnesota Isn’t Slowing Down

Open Arms Minnesota celebrated the delivery of their four-millionth meal on Wednesday. Open Arms has been delivering meals for free to people suffering from life-threatening illnesses in the Twin Cities for 29 years.
Christopher Morris has been receiving the meals for about two.

01/28/2015

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2014 Was Best Year For Mpls. Hospitality Industry

Minneapolis convention and visitors officials say 2014 was the city’s most successful year ever. Hotel bookings, future hotel bookings for the Super Bowl and Final Four, sponsorships and record revenue at the Minneapolis Convention Center all helped to make this one big year for the state’s biggest city.

01/28/2015

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Attorney: Consider Client’s Anguish In Toyota Crash

Jurors may soon begin deliberating a federal lawsuit stemming from a 2006 Minnesota car accident that killed three people. Closing arguments are expected Wednesday. Several people are suing Toyota Motor Corp.

01/28/2015

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Officials: Minn. Businesses Lead The Nation In Preventing Pollution

State officials say a new report shows that Minnesota businesses lead the nation in reducing or eliminating dangerous pollutants from their work processes.

01/28/2015

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Judge Rejects Farm Groups’ Lawsuit To Keep EPA Data Private

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa.

01/28/2015

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Pork Prices Dropping As Hogs Recover From Virus

Pork prices are going down. They had skyrocketed about a year and a half ago when a virus hit the hog population hard, killing millions nationwide. The Minnesota Pork Producers Association said farmers lost 7 percent to 8 percent of their herd.

01/27/2015

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Protesters Rally Against Payday Lenders In Mpls.

A number of community leaders came together Tuesday to speak out against what they call predatory loans that target the poor. The group held a protest outside a Payday America in Minneapolis, where they accused payday lenders of charging unreasonably-high interest rates and fees for emergency loans.

01/27/2015

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Saks Off Fifth Signs Lease At Mpls. City Center; Set To Open In 2016

Saks Off Fifth will remain in downtown Minneapolis after all. The fashion retailer, along with Shorenstein Properties LLC, announced on Tuesday the signing of a lease for 40,321 square feet in the retail portion of Minneapolis.

01/27/2015

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3M Tops Net Income Rises 7 Percent As Sales Jump Broadly

3M Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.18 billion. The St. Paul, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of $1.81 per share.

01/27/2015

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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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