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After Only 2 Years, Target Pulls Out Of Canada

Target is giving up on its money-losing foray into Canada after just two years, closing 133 stores and cutting loose more than 17,600 employees. Target said it didn’t see how it could stop losing money before at least 2021 on its first international expansion.

01/15/2015

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Democrat Plots Major Changes To MNsure Oversight

A chief architect of the state’s health insurance exchange is moving to dismantle its board, a major change to MNsure oversight that may give Democrats a path to head off larger changes that Republicans want. MNsure is currently a quasi-private entity governed by an independent seven-member board that controls the exchange’s budget.

01/14/2015

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CapX2020 Project Forced To Buy Organic Dairy

A popular organic dairy in Scott County is closing its doors after a major power line project skirted the property. The owners of Cedar Summit Dairy won a district court lawsuit that required a power consortium to buy the farm. The CapX2020 project is constructing huge transmission towers to move electricity across the upper Midwest.

01/13/2015

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Saks Off Fifth Bids Farewell To Downtown With Big Sale

If you like a bargain, now’s the time to shop at Saks Off Fifth on Nicollet Mall. A clearance sale is taking place before the store closes for good on Saturday.

01/13/2015

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Kaler: Tuition Plan Won’t Fill Need For Health Professionals

A Senate DFL plan to offer free tuition at community colleges won’t help the state’s production of future doctors, dentists and other health care professionals, the University of Minnesota’s president said Tuesday.

01/13/2015

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Ecolab To Offset Its Energy Usage In Minnesota Via Solar

St. Paul-based Ecolab Inc. has commissioned a new community solar garden project that it says will offset 100 percent of its energy usage from all its company operations in Minnesota.

01/13/2015

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Hell’s Kitchen Opening Room Dedicated To Minnesotans

A “one of a kind” restaurant in downtown Minneapolis is about to get even more unique. In four days, Hell’s Kitchen will open up a room built by Minnesotans for Minnesotans. So fittingly, it will be called the “Minnesota Room.”

01/12/2015

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‘Meet Minneapolis’ Finding Unique Ways To Attract Tourists

So the weather as of late hasn’t exactly been alluring to everyone. That’s why tourism groups have to think outside the box to bring visitors to the Twin Cities this time of year.

01/11/2015

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Talking Points: Gas Prices, Keystone Pipeline

As gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.

01/11/2015

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Falling Dairy Prices Bad For Farms, Good For Pizza Parlors

Good news for your next grocery trip: Dairy prices are lower than they’ve been in years.

01/10/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Yoga Class In Minnesota

Yoga class is a place to feel calm, cool. But at CorePower Yoga in Highland Park, the place you voted Best of Minnesota, it’s hot. “CorePower is different because we create an environment in which the yoga is fun,” Regional Manager Amanda Ford said.

01/08/2015

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Better Business Bureau Lists ‘Top Scams Of 2014′

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) says scammers tried out some new tricks in 2014, but stuck with the classics as well, according to its informal list of the top 10 scams of 2014.

01/08/2015

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Winter Fashion Is More High-Tech Than Ever

When it’s this cold outside, you have to protect yourself by wearing the right clothes and gear. But dressing for the weather is not what it used to be. It’s gotten a lot more high-tech. WCCO went shopping to see what you can find in stores these days. We hear a lot about dressing in layers and covering exposed skin.

01/07/2015

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Pracna On Main To Reopen In The Spring, Building Owner Says

It seems Minneapolis’ oldest bar may have closed its doors for good. On Tuesday, would-be customers and passersby noticed that Pracna on Main was closed. The bar and restaurant was built in 1890 and sat along the cobblestones of the city’s oldest street.

01/07/2015

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Rainforest Café Uproots For More Temperate MOA Location

The fake trees and shrubbery of the Mall of America Rainforest Café will be felled later this month and replanted in mall’s canopy.

01/07/2015

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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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