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General Mills To Drop Artificial Ingredients From Cereals

General Mills announced Monday that it’s dropping artificial colors and flavors from more of its cereals.

06/22/2015

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Egg Shortage Cutting Into Restaurant Profits, Menu Items

Those who like to indulge in a good omelet or quiche at the local cafe should prepare to pay a little more — if it’s even on the menu.

06/21/2015

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Cheapo In Uptown To Relocate

At a time when the popularity of vinyl records is on the rise, an iconic Minneapolis music store is relocating.

06/18/2015

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Nearly $355K In Back Wages Recovered For Mankato Restaurant Workers

Nearly $355,000 in back wages have been recovered for 25 workers of a Mexican food restaurant in Mankato, the U.S. Labor Department announced Thursday.

06/18/2015

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Minnesota 3D-Printing Company Expands Operations To NC

A Minnesota-based company specializing in 3D printing will be expanding its Wake County operations and is expected to create 170 new jobs over the next five years.

06/18/2015

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Full List Of Takata Airbag Recalled Vehicles Released

This morning, the government has released the full list of vehicles impacted by the Takata air bag recall. The recall involves 11 auto manufacturers covering about 34 million vehicles.

06/18/2015

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Target Cuts 140 Corporate Jobs, Closes 50 Open Positions

Target Corp. officials said Wednesday that the Minneapolis-based retailer has eliminated about 140 jobs from its downtown headquarters.

06/17/2015

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Report: UnitedHealth Approaches Aetna For Merger Deal

Minnetonka-based UnitedHealth Group has reportedly approached rival Aetna with a possible merger deal. The takeover deal is valued somewhere around $40 billion, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.

06/17/2015

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Good Question: Why Do We Spend Less Money On Father’s Day?

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans are expected to spend $13 billion on Father’s Day this year. It seems like a lot, but it is just a fraction of the $21 billion we were expected to spend on Mother’s Day.

06/16/2015

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Federal Court Case Will Put Accurate Pepper Labeling To The Test

It is a seasoning found on practically every dinner table — but the commonly-used spice is at the heart of a federal legal battle. The packaging of ground pepper has relied on uniformly-sized tins which were sold in two-, four- and eight-ounce sizes for decades.

06/16/2015

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Despite Sun Country Uncertainty, $26 Million Expansion Coming To Terminal 2

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s smaller terminal is getting a lot bigger. The Metropolitan Airports Commission approved a $26 million plan Tuesday to add four new gates to Terminal 2 at the airport.

06/16/2015

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Looking For A Summer Job? Minnesota State Fair Is Hiring

The Minnesota State Fair is about two months away, and officials said Tuesday their employment center is open and taking applications for those looking for work. The State Fair starts Thursday, Aug. 27, and runs through Labor Day in Falcon Heights.

06/16/2015

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Honda Adds 1M Civics, Accords To Passenger Air Bag Recall

At the insistence of U.S. safety regulators, Honda is adding more than a million of its most popular vehicles to a growing recall for air bags that can explode with too much force.

06/16/2015

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Pioneer Press Moving Offices To River Park Plaza

Officials with the St. Paul Pioneer Press said Tuesday the company is moving from its downtown location to a new space in River Park Plaza. Officials said the company will occupy one floor of the eight-story, 300,000 square foot facility that was built in 1988.

06/16/2015

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Terminal 2 Expansion Project Pushes Forward Despite Questions Around Sun Country

Despite questions about the future of Sun Country Airlines, the expansion of Terminal 2 will proceed. The Metropolitan Airports Commission voted Monday night to accept a $26 million bid from Knutson Construction.

06/16/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Allison Wagner Of Savvy Lush

After a long day, it’s sometimes nice to unwind with a glass of wine. But then figuring out what to buy can sometimes launch you right back into the stressful zone. That’s why Allison Wagner started the Savvy Lush. At first it was a joke with friends and then morphed into helping people find tasty wines, cheap. But that’s not all that makes Allison a Minnesotan to Meet. Her day job also raises significant money for a disease that hits our population hard.

06/16/2015

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Vikings Announce U.S. Bank As Naming Rights Partner For New Stadium

The Vikings have announced U.S. Bank as the naming-rights partner for the forthcoming stadium in downtown Minneapolis. After anonymous sources first reported the naming rights to the Sports Business Journal, the team formally announced a 20-year investment from U.S. Bank for the new facility, which will be called “U.S. Bank Stadium.”

06/15/2015

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Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses To CVS Health

Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their reputations as health care providers.

06/15/2015

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Mall Of America Confirms Free Wi-Fi System Coming By Holiday Season

A Mall of America representative confirmed Monday that the mall plans to have a free Wi-Fi system in time for the holiday season.

06/15/2015

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Sunday Growler Sales Start In Minneapolis

It’s now easier to buy alcohol to-go on Sundays in Minneapolis. The city has joined a growing list of communities now allowing takeout sales of beer in growlers.

06/14/2015

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Paulsen Pushing For Tax Cut For Craft Breweries

On the first Sunday breweries in Minneapolis could sell growlers beer, Rep. Eric Paulsen appeared on WCCO Sunday Morning, saying he wants an excise tax cut for small breweries.

06/14/2015

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Vacated Pioneer Press Building To Be Converted Into Apartments

We now know what will replace the Pioneer Press building in downtown St. Paul, as it moves its headquarters — apartments.

06/13/2015

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Go Inside The Kitchen Of Izzy’s Ice Cream

It’s almost time for Izzy’s Ice Cream to reveal the finalists in their annual People’s Flavor Award competition! The winning flavor will be made and sold by Izzy’s for at least a year.

06/13/2015

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Stillwater Offering Free Temporary Boat Slips To Lure Business

Boaters on the St. Croix river in Stillwater have some new options for pulling over and tying up. Thanks to the city there are now 16 free slips where boats can dock for some dining or shopping downtown.

06/12/2015

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La Quinta Says It Knew About Wall Issue Before Collapse

La Quinta Inn & Suites released a statement Wednesday saying it was warned that a wall at its Bloomington hotel was in need of repairs before it partially collapsed.

06/11/2015

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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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