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Timberwolves Owner Signs Letter To Buy Star Tribune

Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has signed a letter of intent to buy the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Now, one of Minnesota’s richest men has 60 days to put together the deal for Minnesota’s largest newspaper.

04/01/2014

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$150K Study Could Help Minn. Benefit From ND Oil

A proposed $150,000 study would examine how Minnesota could leverage the North Dakota oil boom for its own benefit. The research would not focus “just on the effects (of the boom), but also how we can possibly benefit and position ourselves to take advantage of that,” said Sen. Kent Eken, DFL-Twin Valley, sponsor of the bill outlining the report.

04/01/2014

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Survey: Midwest Economy Should Keep Growing

The economy should continue growing steadily in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday. The overall economic index for the region improved to 58.2 in March from 57.4 in February. That’s solidly above the neutral level of 50.

04/01/2014

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Minnesota Farmers Intend To Plant More Soybeans

A government report says Minnesota farmers plan to plant more soybeans in 2014 but the same amount of corn as last year. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that Minnesota farmers plan to plant 8.6 million acres of corn, unchanged from 2013.

03/31/2014

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Dakota Plans To Take Over Shuttered Artists’ Quarter

A famed jazz club in St. Paul that has been closed for months is set to reopen, and it may be under the auspices of another esteemed Twin Cities jazz establishment. If the deal goes through, the Dakota Jazz Club will take over the space which formerly housed by the Artists’ Quarter in downtown St. Paul.

03/31/2014

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MNsure Says Website, Call Center Running Well

Officials with Minnesota’s health insurance exchange say the website and call center are functioning well as the deadline looms for open enrollment. MNsure spokeswoman Jenni Bowring-McDonough said Sunday that the website has been stable this weekend and the call center is adequately staffed. Minnesotans have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to enroll for health insurance coverage or face federal tax penalties under the federal Affordable Care Act.

03/30/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Way Better Snacks

With names like “Naked Blues,” “Sweet Potato” and “Simply Sriracha,” the chips of Way Better Snacks are way different from anything you’ve tried before. Jim Breen graduated high school and college in the Twin Cities, worked on the East Coast for food companies and is now growing his own food brand in the North Loop neighborhood of Minneapolis.

03/29/2014

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Women Filling Convention Center For Lululemon Yoga Pants

Whether it’s for yoga pants, tank tops or jackets, the Minneapolis Convention Center is bursting at the seams with some of the most sought-after workout apparel. The Lululemon warehouse sale began Friday and will continue at the Convention Center through the weekend.

03/28/2014

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Downtown St. Paul Could Be Getting A Makeover

St. Paul’s plan to revitalize and redevelop key downtown sites took another step forward Friday as the task force formed by Mayor Chris Coleman unveiled possible development plans for the city.

03/28/2014

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MNsure Leader Says Key Stats Yet To Come

People waiting for a scorecard on a key insurance enrollment measure under Minnesota’s health care marketplace will have to wait for results. MNsure interim director Scott Leitz said Friday it will take officials time to say how many previously uninsured people have obtained coverage for the first time. Leitz says some statistics are being kept or gleaned from enrollment forms, but it’s not known how many of the 400,000 previously uninsured Minnesotans have enrolled.

03/28/2014

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Forbes: Eagan Among 25 Best Suburbs For Retirement

Eagan, Minn. was listed as one of 25 best suburbs to retire in in 2014 by Forbes.com. The business magazine put together a list of 25 suburbs that they think are ideal for retirement based on location, economic value and other amenities such as health care and mass transit.

03/28/2014

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Good Question: How Can Pro Sports Teams Set Age Limits?

New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has brought up an age-old issue within the NBA. He wants to raise the minimum age, which is now 20 years old. Right now, a player must be at least 19 and one year removed from high school. He argues it would make for a more competitive draft and another year of player maturity.

03/27/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Fish Fry

During Lent in Minnesota, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a sign for a fish fry.

03/27/2014

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Voters Could Get Say On Auto-Hikes To Minimum Wage

Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk says voters should decide whether Minnesota’s minimum wage climbs automatically. A constitutional amendment that he and another prominent senator put in play Thursday would ask voters this fall if they think the wage should be forever linked to inflation.

03/27/2014

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Minnesota Unemployment Rate Ticks Up In Feb.

Minnesota’s unemployment rate has climbed slightly to a seasonally adjusted 4.8 percent, with employers cutting 100 jobs. The rate for February was one-tenth of a point higher than January’s figure.

03/27/2014

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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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