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Survey Finds Significant ‘Grocery Gap’ In Minnesota

For many people, attempts to eat healthy are often thwarted by our cravings for junk food. A new survey shows there’s also another obstacle: not enough grocery stores sell healthy food.

07/27/2015

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Starbucks CEO: Minimum Wage Hike Will Come With Hidden Consequences

Starbucks is reporting higher profits, despite having to pay some of its employees more. Starbucks says its store operating expenses are 18 percent higher than they were a year ago. The company says the main reason is because cities are raising the minimum wage.

07/27/2015

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12 Months, 12 Pairs Of Tickets: US Bank Stadium Officials Announce Giveaway

The U.S. Bank Stadium is 12 months away from completion. To mark the milestone, stadium officials announced a special giveaway.

07/27/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Saguaro In Minneapolis

At Saguaro Restaurant in south Minneapolis, you’ll find tacos, enchiladas and tamales, but this isn’t exactly a Mexican restaurant.

07/23/2015

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Moorhead DQ Makes Up Its Own Ice Cream Rules

The Dairy Queen in downtown Moorhead has been thumbing its nose at corporate HQ pretty much since it opened in 1949, despite some efforts from the home office to have the store mind its Ds and Qs.

07/23/2015

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Sen. Franken Calls For Investigation Into Apple Music

Sen. Al Franken is calling for an investigation into Apple’s new streaming music service. The Minnesota Democrat wants confirmation that the tech giant isn’t breaking anti-trust laws.

07/23/2015

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IKEA Giving Out Free Anchoring Kits After 2 Child Deaths

Ikea is giving away anchoring kits to fix its drawers and dressers after two children died when drawers fell on them.

07/23/2015

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Carnival Company Takes $5K Deposit, No Shows For New London Water Days

Town carnivals are a big part of summertime fun for many Minnesota communities. But in New London, a carnival that was booked and paid for never showed up. E.A.R. Carnivals also does business as Minnesota Magic Midway.

07/22/2015

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Target Defends Selling Women’s ‘Trophy’ Shirt

Target says it had no intention of offending anyone by selling a women’s shirt with the word “Trophy” written on the front of it.

07/22/2015

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Target’s ‘Trophy Wife’ T-Shirt Puts Retailer In Critics’ Cross-Hairs

Minneapolis-based Target is being accused of selling sexist T-shirts for women with the words “trophy” and “Mrs.” on them.

07/21/2015

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Vikings: MillerCoors Named Founding Partner Of US Bank Stadium

The Minnesota Vikings announced Tuesday that MillerCoors has been named the founding partner of the new U.S. Bank Stadium and will continue to be the official beer partner of the team.

07/21/2015

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Liquor Price War Means Cheap Booze In Twin Cities

Since Total Wine stores entered the Twin Cities market, full out price wars have been underway in the local beer, wine and liquor markets.

07/20/2015

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Survey: Parents Giving Children Even More For Allowance

A new survey says the average allowance amount is going up. According to the survey by American Express, parents are paying their kids about $35 a week. That’s gone up $8 from last year.

07/20/2015

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‘Made Here’ Markets Provide Local Crafts, Food, Clothing

People looking for locally made crafts, food and clothes have a new Sunday market to look forward to. It’s called the ‘Made Here’ market, right off of Loring Park, and it’s led by the Hennepin Theatre Trust and other locally-based businesses.

07/19/2015

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Next Summer Will Be Tough For Patios On Nicollet Mall

If you’re looking to enjoy cocktails on the patio, you may want to make a stop on Nicollet Mall.

07/19/2015

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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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‘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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Families Spending Less On Back-To-School Shopping

It’s the middle of July, but some families have already started their back-to-school shopping. Spending has grown 42 percent in the last decade. But this year, families plan to cut back.

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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SuperAmerica Says Alleged Military Bias Was ‘Misunderstanding On Both Parts’

SuperAmerica says that an alleged incident last month involving an Air National Guard serviceperson was “a misunderstanding on both parts.” The Facebook posts of the military member allege that she was denied service at the SuperAmerica on Post Road near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

07/15/2015

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Amazon ‘Prime Day’ Is Finally Here!

Amazon is celebrating its 20th anniversary with exclusive sales to subscribers of its Prime services. The company says the one-day sale will be bigger than Black Friday, with the retailer offering more deals than it did on that shopping day.

07/14/2015

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General Mills Rolling Out Healthy Snack Line

General Mills is rolling out a new menu of grab-and-go foods for the summer, all with a spin on healthier options.

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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New Eats At Target Field

On Tuesday, April 7, Target Field unveiled some of the new foods available for the 2015 Twins season. Here are some of the highlights.

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The Best New Food At The MN State Fair

With With so many new foods being offered this year at the Minnesota State Fair, how does one choose? Allow us to help narrow down the list. Here are a few of our best bets.

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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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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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