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Shriners International Convention Brings Big Business To Twin Cities

The Twin Cities is gearing up to handle more tourists that normal this summer. One week from Monday, Target Field will host the Home Run Derby, just one of the big events surrounding the Major League All-Star Game that is expected to attract large crowds. But tens of thousands of tourists have already been here for weeks as part of a steady stream of events.

07/07/2014

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Minn. Man Making Old-Time, Sustainable Soda Pop

Step inside a Forest Lake industrial park and the product flowing from the factory is “pop.” Soda pop to be exact, made from simple recipes and all natural ingredients. Whistler Classic Soda is new to the market, but it harkens the tastes of decades ago.

07/07/2014

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Minnesota Farmers Get Good Week For Fieldwork

Minnesota farmers are coming off their best week for fieldwork in nearly a month. Drier conditions gave farmers 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop progress and condition report for Minnesota says the weather allowed many farmers to catch up on herbicide and fertilizer spraying, and to make progress on the first cutting of alfalfa hay. Some farmers were able to replant soybeans and corn in drowned out areas.

07/07/2014

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Target Field Debuts Self-Serve Beer Stations

Minnesota Twins fans now have even more control over what – and how much – beer they can consume while enjoying a ball game. Self-serve beer stations, called DraftServ, debuted at Target Field Sunday and marks the first time in history one of these machines has been used at a Major League Baseball game.

07/07/2014

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Lakeside Businesses Feel Effects Of No Wake Rule

Water levels around the metro are finally beginning to drop, but boat traffic is still slow on Lake Minnetonka. The “no wake” rule has been in effect for weeks, including the Fourth of July weekend. It’s often the busiest weekend of the year for businesses along the lake, but “no wake” means less business to go around.

07/05/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Pinstripes In Edina

There’s a certain expectation that comes with food at a bowling alley. But Pinstripes in Edina isn’t that at all. Chef Nelson Pinos runs an all-scratch kitchen. They even make the pasta in house. “We’re not [just] a bowling alley, you know,” Pinos said.

07/05/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Matt & Kim Visit Osakis (Day 2) 

Matt Brickman and Kim Johnson celebrated Independence Day in a lake-side town in the heart of Minnesota’s cabin country, Osakis. The day prior, the two enjoyed Minnesota-made whiskey, fishing for walleye and getting ice cream at the town’s go-to spot, Tip Top Dairy Bar. On Friday, Matt and Kim got to be part of the community’s Fourth of July celebrations.

07/04/2014

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EPA Rejects Variance For Mesabi Nugget Iron Plant

The federal Environmental Protection Agency has reversed itself and rejected a water quality variance for the Mesabi Nugget iron processing plant near Hoyt Lakes. Environmentalists and Chippewa bands had challenged the EPA’s 2012 decision to grant the variance. They said it improperly allowed the plant to exceed state standards for pollutant discharges.

07/03/2014

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Canterbury Park Strives To Recover From Weather Woes

The storms have taken their toll on our yards, basements and in some cases, our nerves. But at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, the storms have hit hard in some different ways. In a rare move, they canceled races a few weeks back and then they had to do it again, according to Marketing Director John Groen.

07/03/2014

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Major Partner Won’t Expand Stake In Mine Near Ely

A major partner has given up the right to take a bigger stake in a proposed copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota. Chilean-based mining company Antofagasta PLC said Thursday it has terminated its option to buy another 25 percent of Twin Metals Minnesota. The announcement says Toronto-based Duluth Metals Ltd. is now assuming control of the joint venture.

07/03/2014

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S. St. Paul Beef Plant To Temporarily Close, 300 Lose Jobs

A South St. Paul beef packing plant is temporarily shutting down, leaving 300 people without a job. Dakota Premium Foods officials say the closure is due to an extremely short supply of cattle.

07/03/2014

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‘Make Or Break’ Week For Some Minnesota Farms

University of Minnesota’s Extension Educator David Nicolai says soybean and corn farmers whose crops were drowned out last month have to get late planting done soon.

07/03/2014

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AAA: Fourth Of July Gas Prices At 6-Year High

More than 40 million Americans are expected to travel somewhere this 4th of July holiday weekend and if you’re going by car, expect it to cost you. Gas prices are at a six-year high!

07/03/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Tattoo Shop

It’s not something reserved for sailors and bikers anymore. These days, more and more people are getting tattoos. So we wanted to know: Where’s the Best Tattoo Shop in Minnesota? Thousands of you voted and sent me to get some ink at Olde Town Tattoo in St. Cloud.

07/02/2014

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Target ‘Respectfully Requests’ Guests Not To Bring Firearms Into Stores

Target interim CEO John Mulligan is addressing the recent controversy surrounding its gun policy. Starting Wednesday, Mulligan says the corporation will respectfully request that guests not bring firearms into Target stores. This includes communities where it is permitted by law.

07/02/2014

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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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