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Uber Riders Concerned After Driver Accused Of Sex Assault

Uber is revisiting its safety procedures after one of its drivers was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting one of his riders last Sunday in Dallas, Texas. Court records claim Talal Chammout recently served federal prison time for weapons charges and other crimes that should have prevented him from being cleared to drive for Uber.

08/04/2015

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‘TargetExpress’ & ‘CityTarget’ Stores To Be Renamed ‘Target’

More than a dozen Target stores will have different names by fall. The Minnesota company said Tuesday it is rebranding its 14 Target Express and City Targets across the country. Those are smaller, urban stores like the one in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood.

08/04/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: August Deals

We turned a calendar page over the weekend. And that means we still have plenty of bathing suit season to enjoy. They are just one of the great bargains in the month of August.

08/03/2015

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Kraft Issues Recall For Kraft Singles Over Choking Hazards

Kraft is issuing a warning for consumers who have purchased the Kraft cheese singles. The company said 36,000 cases of the cheese may present a choking hazard. So, they’re voluntarily recalling them.

08/03/2015

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Why Our Cars Are Lasting Longer

A new study says the average vehicle in the U.S. is a record 11.5 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Automotive. Jazmin Munoz, from Burnsville, bought her 2004 Nissan Altima used three years ago.

07/29/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Frozen Yogurt In Minnesota

Steamy summer days draw us in hordes to frozen yogurt shops to cool off with a swirl of sweet relief. But there can only be one serving up the Best of Minnesota, and it’s Sweet Toppings in Andover.

07/29/2015

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Madden’s Resort Reopens After Damaging Storms

One of the most popular Brainerd Lakes-area resorts damaged by recent storms says it has reopened two-thirds of its property Tuesday.

07/28/2015

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SuperValu May Spin Off Save-A-Lot Into Separate Company

SuperValu says it is considering spinning off its discount grocer Save-A-Lot into a separate publicly traded company as competition in the industry intensifies. The company says the split will help each company focus on finding ways to grow.

07/28/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Arc’s Value Village’s Rich Vosepka

Arc’s Value Village in New Hope is often busy. Donations get sorted in the back fast and end up out on the floor for shoppers. The organization helps those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families, but it’s one volunteer who is often spotted for going above and beyond.

07/28/2015

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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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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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