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Mille Lacs Business Owners Make Plea To Lawmakers Over Walleye Regulations

Minnesota lawmakers got an earful Wednesday from Mille Lacs County business owners about tough new walleye limits on the state’s most famous lake. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources imposed a one-walleye limit on Mille Lacs two weeks ago to try to revive the fish population.

04/22/2015

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Xcel: Thousands In Parts Of Twin Cities Affected By Power Outage

Around 23,000 customers have been affected by a large power outage in parts of the Twin Cities early Wednesday afternoon, according to Xcel Energy.

04/22/2015

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Good Question: What Does Google Know About You?

Earlier this year, Google quietly introduced a new feature that may raise some eyebrows. The mega search engine announced that you can now download your entire search history. As long as you’ve been logged in, Google has saved each and every search.

04/21/2015

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New Mpls. Takeout Container Rules Go Into Effect On Earth Day

Wednesday is Earth Day, and new rules on restaurant takeout packaging will go into effect in Minneapolis.

04/21/2015

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Bird Flu Takes Biggest Toll Yet As Virus Hits Chicken Farms

Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held more than 5 percent of the state’s egg-laying chickens.

04/21/2015

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Lilly Pulitzer’s Family Couldn’t Beat The Rush At Target

Lilly Pulitzer’s own family couldn’t beat the “Pink Sunday” rush for the brightly colored limited edition collection at Target.

04/21/2015

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Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream Over Listeria Concerns

Blue Bell is recalling all of its ice cream products over concerns they’re contaminated with Listeria. The Texas-based company said two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for the bacteria.

04/21/2015

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Bird Flu Confirmed At Iowa Farm With 5.3 Million Chickens

Up to 5.3 million hens at an Iowa farm must be destroyed after the highly infectious and deadly bird flu virus was confirmed, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday.

04/20/2015

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Hormel Says Bird Flu Outbreak Will Hurt Turkey Sales

Hormel says it will sell less turkey this year because of a spreading bird flu outbreak. Farmers have been forced to kill more than 2.4 million turkeys since March. Most of the birds were in Minnesota, where Hormel is based.

04/20/2015

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Running Out Of Time: Limited-Time Deals Can Be Limiting

Target shoppers found out this weekend that when stores make deals to carry merchandise from high-end designers for a limited time, it can be, well, really limiting.

04/20/2015

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Kraft Mac & Cheese Ditching The Dyes

This is the last year that the original version of Kraft Mac & Cheese sold in the U.S. will contain artificial preservatives or synthetic colors. In January, Kraft says its macaroni and cheese will be colored using paprika, annatto and turmeric.

04/20/2015

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Target Apologizes For Issues Following Lilly Pulitzer Collection Launch

Target saw its highly-anticipated Lilly Pulitzer collection fly off online and physical stores shelves Sunday, and shoppers took to social media to complain about website issues, lack of stock, and other shoppers who bought pieces of the collection by the handful.

04/19/2015

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Throw Down For The Burrito Brawl!

Ever heard of a burrito brawl? It’s a cook-off showdown to see who makes the best burrito at Midtown Global Market. A ticket will get you a burrito from Hot Indian Foods and El Burrito Mercado, plus two beers and a pint glass.

04/18/2015

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Nice Ride Minnesota Rolls Out Bike Tours

We have been having an incredible spring with so many opportunities to get outside and enjoy the weather. Minnesota’s bike share program — Nice Ride — continues to expand, offering up a chance for anyone to hit the many miles of trails our state has.

04/18/2015

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‘Party For The Planet’ At Como Zoo!

The Como Zoo is celebrating Earth Day this weekend with “Party for the Planet!” It’s a day of activities focusing on fun and creative ways to save energy, money and Mother Earth.

04/18/2015

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Get Ready To Celebrate ‘National Record Store Day’

Saturday will be a special day — a day to appreciate something old that is new once again. It’s National Record Store Day across the country. “As a long-term record buyer, I can tell you it’s the funnest day of the year.”

04/17/2015

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Fmr. Gopher & His Brother Aim To Make Cancer Patients Comfortable

It’s been nearly five years since a cancer diagnosis ended a promising football career for Connor Cosgrove. He was a wide receiver at the University of Minnesota when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2010. He had to stop playing football, and underwent years of chemotherapy treatments.

04/16/2015

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Great-Grandma Says She’s Going Solar For Her Grandchildren

Solar power technology is coming to the city of Plymouth, and it’s all thanks to a great-grandmother who’s passionate about her family’s future.

04/16/2015

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Dunkin’ Donuts Opening 1st Metro Location By ‘End Of The Year’

The good news just keeps on coming for donut and coffee fans in Minnesota. On Thursday, Dunkin’ Donuts announced that 10 locations are in the works for the Twin Cities area.

04/16/2015

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Netflix Seeing Biggest Subscriber Gains In Streaming-Era History

Netflix is enthralling viewers and investors alike as popular original programming such as “House of Cards” lure subscribers at a quickening pace. Netflix said Wednesday that it gained 4.9 million subscribers in the first three months of the year.

04/16/2015

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Baby Food Maker Recalls Products That May Contain Glass

Beech-Nut is recalling nearly a ton of baby food products that may contain small pieces of glass. The USDA says the affected baby food is 4-ounce glass jars of Stage 2 Beech-Nut Classics Sweet Potato and Chicken.

04/16/2015

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Target Settles Data Breach Lawsuit With MasterCard For $19M

Target and MasterCard say they’ve agreed to settle lawsuits over the discounter’s pre-Christmas 2013 massive data breach. Target said late Wednesday it has set aside up to $19 million pretax for MasterCard issuers who were caught in the data breach that compromised 40 million credit and debit card accounts between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013.

04/15/2015

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Bird Flu Outbreak Could Head Eastward With Fall Migration

Some scientists say that eastern U.S. poultry producers should brace for the potential arrival of a deadly bird flu virus outbreak that farmers in the Midwest have struggled to stop. The fear is that if the virus isn’t already lurking in the Atlantic Flyway, it could spread there this fall when wild ducks fly south for the winter.

04/15/2015

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Freebies & Deals Offered Tax Day

The upside of Wednesday’s tax deadline is the freebies. Whether you owe money or you’re celebrating a return, ease your tax pain with these freebies and discounts.

04/14/2015

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DNR Offers Turkey Hunting Tips For Areas Near Bird Flu

Turkey hunting season starts Wednesday in Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources is offering a few precautionary tips for areas near turkey farms struck by the bird flu.

04/13/2015

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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’s Top Holiday Toys For 2013

Target just announced their hottest toys for the 2013 holiday season. Here are some of the best-selling items.

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New Foods At 2013 MN State Fair

The Minnesota State Fair has announced a line-up of almost 50 new food items to debut at 2013’s Great Minnesota Get-Together.

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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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Before And After Eyelash Treatments

It’s the hottest thing since Botox and there are dozens of “eyelash bars” sprouting up around town. Take a look at some before and after images of some treatments to enhance your eyelashes.

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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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