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Survey: ATM Fees At Record High In America

Consumers are now paying record high ATM fees, according to a new survey by Bankrate.com. The average cost for using another bank’s ATM nationwide is $4.35 per transaction. As for the Twin Cities, the survey shows the area has the nation’s 12th-highest average ATM fee at $4.44

09/29/2014

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Mike’s Mix: The LP

Every week, Mike Augustyniak picks a new cocktail recipe from a local mixologist. This week he’s tackling the LP from Five Watt Coffee.

09/26/2014

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Gas Prices Dropping, But Will Likely Stay Above $3 Per Gallon

Prices at the pump have been dropping lately, something many drivers around the metro have probably noticed.

09/26/2014

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Forget The Catalog! L.L. Bean’s Coming To MOA

We know how much Minnesotans love spending time outdoors, no matter the temperature. And so does a popular retailer that sells clothing and gear fit for active activities. L.L. Bean announced Tuesday that they’re opening their first store in Minnesota.

09/23/2014

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Is Amazon Building A Distribution Center In Minn.?

The world’s largest internet company could be building a distribution center in Minnesota. The Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal says Amazon is looking to offer same day delivery in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

09/23/2014

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2 Minn. UPS Stores To Offer 3D Printers For Public Use

The UPS Store is expanding its public 3D printing services in 100 additional markets nationwide – and two metro locations in Minnesota are now on the list.

09/23/2014

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Lakeville Fireplace Company Issues Massive Recall

Lakeville-based Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling around 20,000 units of gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets due to a risk of gas leak and fire hazard.

09/23/2014

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Long Lines In Minn. As Apple Releases New iPhone

Today is the day tech geeks and Apple fans the world over have been waiting for. The latest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have hit stores.

09/19/2014

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GOP Zeroing In On MNsure In Governor’s Race

After more problems at Minnesota’s online health care exchange, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says if he’s elected, he’ll make drastic changes to MNsure. And Jeff Johnson is pressing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to do more to stop premium hikes for small businesses. MNsure’s largest and lowest cost provider — PreferredOne — said this week it’s dropping out of the health exchange for financial reasons.

09/18/2014

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Home Depot Says Malware Affected 56M Payment Cards

The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September.

09/18/2014

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MNsure: Help Coming For PreferredOne Customers

Help will be available for consumers as PreferredOne, the largest provider of coverage for the first year of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, pulls out of the state-run online marketplace, MNsure’s chief executive said Wednesday. CEO Scott Leitz told MNsure’s board of directors he’s disappointed in PreferredOne’s announcement Tuesday

09/17/2014

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U Of M Lab Fights Food Terrorism, Misinformation

Right here in the Twin Cities, researchers are working to keep our food safe from terrorism. They are the food-arm of the Department for Homeland Security. The other thing they do is try and make sure the foods in your pantry don’t have secret ingredients.

09/15/2014

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Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children’s Sleep

Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.

09/15/2014

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Target’s New CEO: ‘We Need To Be Cool Again’

Target’s New CEO, Brian Cornell, says the Minneapolis company needs to be cool again.

09/12/2014

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Minnesota Corn Crop Should Be Larger Than Expected

Minnesota’s corn crop should be larger than first expected. But while the U.S. Department of Agriculture says record yields will be set in 18 states, Minnesota isn’t one of them.

09/12/2014

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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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