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Furniture Megastore Opens Saturday In Little Canada

The Dock 86 store in Little Canada will soon be joined by HOM Furniture and Gabberts in the space that used to serve as the warehouse for Dock 86. All three stores will be attached, and they will open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

02/27/2015

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New Shopping Cart Designed For Kids With Special Needs

It’s called Caroline’s Cart, and it allows parents and caregivers to maneuver one device, rather than a cart and a wheelchair.

02/26/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Minnesota’s Best Cooking Class

Want to learn how to cook but not sure how to get started? Whether you want to eat a little healthier or make a meal for a significant other, there are many reasons why it’s a good thing to know how to cook.

02/26/2015

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The Cost Of Keeping The Mall Of America Safe

An 18-year-old Minnesota man has now pleaded guilty to trying to join the terror group ISIS. Abdullahi Yusef was charged last month with conspiracy to provide material support to a terrorist organization.

02/26/2015

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4 Things To Know About Getting Out Of Debt

When it comes to credit card debt there is some good news for consumers. Americans as a whole are slowly working their way to being better savers. A survey from Bankrate.com found nearly 40 percent of Americans are one bill away from disaster.

02/26/2015

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European Cruise Giant Viking Plans Mississippi River Tours

European river cruise giant Viking, already gaining a high profile in the United States with its sponsorship of popular PBS television shows, announced Tuesday that it will make New Orleans its first North American home port for Mississippi River cruises expected to begin by late 2017.

02/25/2015

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Target Reports 4Q Loss On Canada Pullout

Target Corp. reported a loss in its fourth quarter, dragged down by costs to end its money-losing foray in Canada. But the discount retailer recorded strong sales as shoppers bought more clothing and other items over the holiday period.

02/25/2015

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Take The WCCO Morning Show Coupon Quiz

On Wednesday morning, the WCCO This Morning team tested out their coupon knowledge. Here are the four questions Ali Lucia and Sarah Carlson presented to them. At the end of the quiz is a link to see how well you did.

02/25/2015

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300,000 Minnesotans Reportedly Affected By Anthem Data Breach

The Minnesota Department of Commerce says that health insurer Anthem, Inc. has reported that the social security numbers of more than 200,000 Minnesotans and the personal information of another 100,000 have been compromised.

02/24/2015

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Good Question: How Much Do We Pay In 401(k) Fees?

With almost $5 trillion in assets, 401(k) plans now account for nearly one-fifth of all retirement assets, but many of us have no idea how much it costs to fund those accounts. So, how much do we pay in 401K fees? Good Question.

WCCO-TV–02/23/2015

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Little O’s, Yellow Box: A Look Back At 74 Years Of Cheerios At General Mills

General Mills launched the cheerios brand back in 1941 as Cheeri Oats. The name was changed a few years later to what it is today, Cheerios. Seventy four years later, it is still the bestselling brand of ready-to-eat cereal on American breakfast tables.

02/23/2015

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GOP Restart Wage Debate With Talk Of Tips

House Republicans are reigniting a debate over the minimum wage with a move to exempt some servers, bartenders and other tipped workers from future hikes. Legislators passed a law last year bumping the state’s minimum wage up to $9.50 hourly by 2016.

02/23/2015

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Target To Introduce New Organic Products

People who like to go organic will soon have more options at Target. Target said it’s planning to double its offering of organic and sustainable products this year from a little more than 100 to more than 200.

02/23/2015

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4 Things To Know About Ways To Save On Cable

Sometimes your checkbook probably wonders if there’s really ever a “good” deal when it comes to your cable, internet or phone bill. Whether you like to bundle your cable, internet, and phone or buy them separately, getting the best deal can be a challenge.

02/23/2015

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Twin Cities Rents Drop Amid Nationwide Spike

Rent prices around the country are spiking, but renters in the Twin Cities saw a slight drop last month, according to a new report by the real estate website Zillow.

02/21/2015

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Terror Group Threatens Mall Of America, Others, In New Video

The terror group that carried out the deadly attack at a shopping mall in Kenya is calling for a similar attack on a western mall, specifically mentioning the Mall of America, among others.

02/21/2015

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Japanese Company Faces Fines For Not Cooperating In Airbag Investigation

Takata, the Japanese company accused of making faulty airbags that blinded a woman in Minnesota, is facing a $14,000 fine for each day it didn’t cooperate in a U.S. government investigation.

02/20/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Companies Give Raises?

On Thursday, Walmart announced it’s giving raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid workers. Starting in April, employees will make $9 per hour, which is $1.75 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.

02/19/2015

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Goin’ To The (Frozen) Lake: Frank & Chris Visit Alexandria

Frank Vascellaro and Chris Shaffer are not letting the cold get to them on the final Goin’ to the Lake stop this winter. Even in the cold, it’s clear to see that Alexandria is a great place to visit. The town’s slogan is “Easy to get to, hard to leave.”

02/19/2015

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Target Testing New REDPerks Rewards Program

Target is testing a new way to reward its customers. It’s in the form of a mobile app that keeps track of how much money you spend.

02/19/2015

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Riding Therapy Group Needs Help Finding New Home

Hold Your Horses has been providing equine therapy to children for 8 years, but now they have just weeks to find a new home.

02/18/2015

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FAA Proposes Regulations On Drones

After years of waiting, the Federal Aviation Administration is finally proposing news rules for the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems, otherwise known as drones. The long anticipated regulations are an attempt to balance flight safety with a rapidly blossoming industry.

WCCO-TV–02/16/2015

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Chocolate War May Take A Bite Out Of St. Paul Business

An international chocolate war is hitting home for a local business in the Twin Cities. A lawsuit between Hershey Chocolate and British importers has put a stop to imported English Cadbury chocolate.

02/16/2015

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St. Paul’s Tourism Agency Hopes New Video Will Attract More Visitors

Visit St. Paul, the city’s tourism agency, has launched a new visitor’s guide and video showcasing what the city has to offer.

02/16/2015

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Presidents Day: What’s Open, What’s Closed?

Monday marks Presidents Day, and while many people will still be going to work, a number of offices such as the U.S. Post Office are closed for the federal holiday. Some schools are also closed.

02/16/2015

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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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