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Investigation Finds No Evidence To Support Claims Of Bias At SuperAmerica

An investigation into an alleged incident of bias against an Air National Guard serviceperson at a SuperAmerica last month has concluded that there is no evidence to support the event actually happened.

07/16/2015

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Some Economic Growth Likely In Rural Parts Of 10 States

A new survey suggests modest economic growth ahead in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states, but the predicted decline in farm income this year remains a concern. The overall Rural Mainstreet economic index inched into positive territory in July at 53.4. In June the index registered a neutral score of 50.

07/16/2015

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General Mills Plans To Close A Facility In Illinois

General Mills says that it has tentatively decided to close an Illinois plant over the next few years, but will consult first with the union that represents the facility.

07/16/2015

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UnitedHealth Tops Street 2Q Forecasts

UnitedHealth Group hiked its earnings forecast for the second time this year after quarterly profit grew 13 percent and trumped Wall Street expectations.

07/16/2015

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‘U’ Grads Hope Golfers Will Trade Shoes For Sandals

Three local entrepreneurs hope to convince golfers to trade in the traditional golf shoe for a more laid-back option. The University of Minnesota grads started “Swannies.” Their main product is a soft spike golf sandal they call comfortable, casual and practical.

07/15/2015

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Minnesota Mothers Warn Of Permanent Birth Control Product

Women are planning protests across the country this week against a form of permanent birth control. The FDA announced it will take another look at Essure, the device marketed as being safer and cheaper alternative to getting your tubes tied.

07/15/2015

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Pabst Brewing To Return To Milwaukee With New Brewery

Pabst Brewing Co. is returning home to Milwaukee. The Los Angeles-based beer company said Wednesday it will open a new brewery on the site of its original Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee.

07/15/2015

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Jason DeRusha Turns Neglected Yard Spot Into A Salsa Garden

Like many Minnesotans, I had that one spot in my yard that was a mess — right by the deck in the backyard.

07/15/2015

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Minn. Company Aiming To Break Men’s Silence On Sex Trafficking

It is a heavy topic to talk about. Sex trafficking takes place in the shadows of the Twin Cities, but a new Minnesota company is hoping to shed light on the issue in a new way.

07/15/2015

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Incentive, Scenery Drew Woody Harrelson’s ‘Wilson’ To Minnesota

A new Woody Harrelson movie is being shot in Minnesota. The film “Wilson”, starring Harrelson and Laura Dern, is based on a Daniel Clowes novel of the same name that is set in Oakland, California. Producers decided the film should be shot in the Twin Cities.

07/14/2015

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Single-Game Vikings Tickets Go On Sale

There’s only one month left until the Minnesota Vikings start their preseason games, and single-game tickets went on sale Tuesday.

07/14/2015

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Uptown Cheapo Finds Its New Location

It looks like an iconic music store has found its new home. The Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal reports Cheapo will be moving into the spot where a Payday America now sits on 2600 Nicollet Ave. S.

07/14/2015

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USDA Expands Barber Foods’ Frozen Chicken Recall

Federal health officials are expanding a recall over frozen chicken products. Barber Foods is now recalling nearly two million pounds of frozen, raw stuffed chicken products.

07/14/2015

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Report: After 22 Years, The Gap Is Leaving Downtown Minneapolis

After 22 years, The Gap will soon vacate its downtown Minneapolis location in IDS Center, according to a report from the Business Journal.

07/13/2015

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Frogtown Urban Farm Project Delayed By Sunday Storms

As many as 100 18-wheelers full of dirt were supposed to dump their load Monday at the site of the Frogtown Farm, a projected urban farm in the heart of the inner-city St. Paul neighborhood. They didn’t plan on Sunday night’s thunderstorms.

07/13/2015

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4 Things To Know: I-394 Construction, Greece Debt, Starbucks & More

Here are the four stories that you should know about for Monday, July 13, 2015.

07/13/2015

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Wal-Mart Announces Online Sale To Rival Amazon’s ‘Prime Day’

Walmart announced Monday morning that it will hold a sale to rival Amazon’s Prime Day on Wednesday.

07/13/2015

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Tiny Homes Keep Seniors Close To Family, Away From Assisted Living

The latest trend in home building lives up to the motto that less is more. Tiny homes are popping up all over the United States. The small houses are usually around 200 square feet and include all the necessities of a standard-size home.

07/11/2015

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Goin’ To The Lake: WCCO Goes To McGregor (Day 2)

Once again, the weekend is upon us, and that means WCCO is gearing up for another installment of Goin’ to the Lake. This week, WCCO-TV’s Liz Collin, Chris Shaffer and NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Dave Lee are visiting the McGregor area and Big Sandy Lake.

07/10/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Sausage In Minnesota

Back in the day, every town had to have a meat market. They were a necessity, says Ryan Schmidt, owner of Schmidt’s Meat Market in Nicollet. “Meat markets, butcher shops in small towns used to service a 10-mile area of the famers that surrounded that,” Schmidt said. “They didn’t have a cold storage, so they would rent lockers from butcher shops and meat markets.”

07/08/2015

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Good Question: Who Decides To Halt Trading?

Trading on the New York Stock Exchange was halted for three-and-a-half hours on Wednesday due to a technical glitch. That’s the longest period since the four-day shutdown after 9/11. So, who decides who shuts down the NYSE? Good Question.

07/08/2015

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Minnesota Raspberries, Blueberries Ripen For Peak Picking

Minnesota will be bursting with juicy raspberries and blueberries this season. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture says berry patches are set to open on time, and with one of the best yields that farmers have seen in years.

07/08/2015

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Social Media Helps Master Barber Grow Business

Master barber Akeem Akway is driven, talented and a standout in his field, and now his work is garnering both attention and accolades. He was born in Ethiopia. When he moved to the states 15 years ago, he knew his name would be on a building someday.

07/08/2015

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General Mills Plans Major Move Toward Cage-Free Eggs

Food maker General Mills announced a major move toward cage-free eggs Tuesday as part of an updated animal welfare policy that now extends throughout its global supply chain.

07/07/2015

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Starbucks: Prices For Some Drinks To Go Up By 5 To 20 Cents

Starbucks is raising prices again starting Tuesday, with the increases ranging from 5 to 20 cents for most affected drinks, the company said.

07/07/2015

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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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