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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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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Frozen Yogurt In Minnesota

Steamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it’s Sweet Toppings in Andover.

07/29/2015

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Sun Country Pilots Call For Final Mediation Session

Pilots from Sun Country Airlines have asked federal officials to release them from mediation talks if an agreement can’t be reached in their final session with airline officials.

07/29/2015

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US Expects To Pay Farmers $191 Million For Birds Lost To Flu

The U.S. government expects to spend $191 million to pay chicken and turkey farmers for birds lost to avian flu, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday as he called for Congress to consider a disaster program for poultry producers similar to that for other livestock farmers.

07/28/2015

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SuperValu May Spin Off Save-A-Lot Into Separate Company

SuperValu says it is considering spinning off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies.

07/28/2015

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SuperValu May Spin Off Save-A-Lot Into Separate Company

SuperValu says it is considering spinning off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies. The company says the split will help each company focus on finding ways to grow.

07/28/2015

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Opus Making Plans For Radisson Red Hotel In Downtown St. Paul

The company behind the Radisson Red hotel slated to be in downtown Minneapolis is making plans to build a counterpart on the other side of the Twin Cities, officials announced Monday in a news release.

07/27/2015

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With New Bump, Minnesota Ushers In Region’s Top Minimum Wage

Minnesota will vault past Illinois, Michigan and South Dakota this week to gain the highest minimum wage in the Midwestern region at $9 an hour, which also will rank among the most-generous state wage floors in the country.

07/27/2015

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Apple Watch Will Be Sold At Some Best Buy Stores

The Apple Watch is heading to some Best Buy stores ahead of the holiday shopping season.

07/27/2015

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Group Of Techie Teens From Twin Cities Heading To Silicon Valley

A group of tech-minded teens from the Twin Cities is on the summer trip of a lifetime this week. It’s an all-expenses paid, hands-on field trip to Silicon Valley.

07/27/2015

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Starbucks CEO: Minimum Wage Hike Will Come With Hidden Consequences

Starbucks is reporting higher profits, despite having to pay some of its employees more. Starbucks says its store operating expenses are 18 percent higher than they were a year ago. The company says the main reason is because cities are raising the minimum wage.

07/27/2015

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Reality Check: U.S. Bank Logo On New Vikings Stadium

U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis is now 65 percent complete, and is scheduled to open next summer. On the future home of the Vikings is one of the biggest NFL stadium logos in the country.

07/24/2015

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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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