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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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Target Doubles Share Buyback To $10B; Dividend Up 7.7 Pct.

Target is doubling its share buyback program to $10 billion and boosting its quarterly dividend by 7.7 percent. The announcement comes after the company inadvertently said on its website Tuesday that it was taking those actions, but that was before the decisions had been affirmed by the board.

06/10/2015

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Glen Taylor Hands CEO Role Over To Niece, Deb Taylor

Taylor Corp. founder Glen Taylor is turning over his role as CEO to his niece, Deb Taylor.

06/09/2015

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Mpls. To Consider Banning Flavored Tobacco Products At Most Businesses

The City of Minneapolis is considering doing more to keep minors away from tobacco. City officials are discussing a ban that would outlaw flavored tobacco products at most businesses.

06/09/2015

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Ohio Mom Calls Target Out Over ‘Girls’ Building Sets’

An Ohio mother is ‘calling out’ Target on Twitter because of what she saw in the toy section of her local store.

06/09/2015

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Minnesota AG Sues Epilepsy Foundation Over Charitable Fundraising

The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota, claiming the charity has allowed the thrift store chain Savers to use signs that are misleading to donors.

06/08/2015

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Minneapolis Fed Begins Search For New President

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis is starting the search for a new president. Current president Narayana Kocherlakota announced in December he will step down when his current term ends.

06/08/2015

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Carver County Taprooms Get Green Light To Sell Growlers

It’s a state law that’s been in effect for a month, but today a group of taprooms officially got the green light to sell bottles and growlers on Sundays. A state representative from Carver County says the Waconia area has more breweries, wineries and distilleries than anywhere else in the state.

06/07/2015

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Operators Shut Down Unit 2 At Prairie Island Nuclear Plant

Operators have safely shut down Unit 2 of the Prairie Island nuclear power plant near Red Wing.

06/07/2015

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New Hybrid Grapes Help Grow Wine Industry In Cold US Regions

The Marquette grapevines clinging to a steep, rocky hillside in the southeastern Adirondacks are among a host of new grape varieties that have enabled a boutique wine industry to take root in areas of the Northeast and Midwest that were previously inhospitable.

06/07/2015

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Kandiyohi County Records 40th Bird Flu Case

The top turkey producing county in the country’s top turkey state has recorded its 40th case of bird flu. The Minnesota Board of Animal Health on Friday said the state’s latest presumed positive detection is a turkey farm in Kandiyohi County.

06/05/2015

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Minnesota PUC Approves Certificate Of Need For Pipeline

The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has approved a certificate of need for the proposed Sandpiper pipeline from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin.

06/05/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Food Truck In Minnesota

Midwesterners love their tater tots. The diminutive tot has been a starchy staple for decades, often sitting on the side. Enter Dan Docken. “I am the Tot Boss,” Docken said.

06/04/2015

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Local Business Association Provides Support To Diverse Entrepreneurs

It takes more than just a good idea to launch your own business — you need financing, a solid business plan, technical skills, and most likely some advice.

06/03/2015

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USDA: Bird Flu Vaccine Not Good Enough For Outbreak

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says a bird flu vaccine doesn’t work well enough to approve it for emergency use against the current outbreak that’s shaken the Midwest poultry industry.

06/03/2015

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Large Renville County Chicken Farm Hit By Bird Flu

The Minnesota Board of Animal Health says the farms with presumptive positive test results announced Wednesday included one with 415,000 young chickens that had not started laying eggs, and a turkey farm where the flock size was not immediately available.

06/03/2015

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State Cuts Royalty Rates On Taconite Mined By US Steel

U.S. Steel will temporarily pay less in royalties to Minnesota for the ore it extracts from the Iron Range.

06/03/2015

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U Of M Students Develop Smart Water Bottle

There’s smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs, so why not a smart water bottle? Well, a group of University of Minnesota students have created just that. It’s called ‘Hidrate Me.’

06/03/2015

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Insurer UnitedHealth Bumps Up Quarterly Dividend 33 Percent

UnitedHealth Group is raising its cash dividend by more than 30 percent once again, as the nation’s largest health insurer keeps pace with its rising stock price. The Minneapolis company said Wednesday its board backed a dividend of 50 cents per share to be paid on June 24 to shareholders of record as of June 15.

06/03/2015

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Better Business Bureau Hosting Seminar To Warn Of Scams Targeting Seniors

The Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota warns seniors against the following scams, those especially that target seniors. There are four things seniors should watch out for.

06/03/2015

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Minnesota-Based Child Care Co. Strives To Make Kids Healthier

First Lady Michelle Obama called on private businesses to do their part in her fight against childhood obesity, and 150 of them are answering her call. A Minnesota-based child care company is one of them, and they are seeing results.

06/02/2015

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Minnesota Corn, Soybean Crop Development Ahead Of Average

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 95 percent of Minnesota’s corn crop has emerged. That’s 17 days ahead of last year and 16 days ahead of average.

06/01/2015

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Negotiations Between Sun Country, Pilots Stalled Without Agreement

The future of Minnesota-based Sun Country Airlines is up in the air after recent mediated negotiations ended early, and without an agreement. Sun County officials and the Air Line Pilots Association have been in negotiations for five years.

06/01/2015

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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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