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Lawmakers Accuse GM Of Possible Criminal Cover-Up

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill accused General Motors of a potentially criminal cover-up of its defective ignition switches and fumed at the lack of answers from its new CEO during a second day of hearings Wednesday into why GM waited a decade to recall cars with the deadly flaw.

04/02/2014

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Southwest LRT Green Line Extension Moves Forward Despite Opposition

The controversial Southwest LRT Green Line Extension will move forward after a key committee vote early Wednesday afternoon. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was one of the opposing votes.

04/02/2014

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Fla. Shopper Sues Target For Emotional Distress

Over the past few years, Target has teamed up with trendy designers to offer up a more affordable version. These designer collaborations have created long lines outside Target stores. The Jason Wu collection was a big hit back in February, but it also brought out some nasty behavior from shoppers.

04/02/2014

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What Are The Best Buys For April?

At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in April.

04/02/2014

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Minnesota Beef Producers Reject Check-Off Fee Hike

Minnesota’s beef producers have rejected a proposed increase in the check-off fees they pay for research and promotion. The Minnesota Beef Research and Promotion Council had asked the state to hold a referendum on increasing the current state check-off by an additional $1 for each animal they sell.

04/02/2014

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Families Still Awaiting Answers Following GM Testimony On Faulty Switch

Lawmakers in Washington want to know why it took General Motors 13 years — and 13 deaths — to recall a faulty ignition switch.

04/01/2014

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Maple Grove Company Makes April Fools’ Cupcakes

If you’re still looking for a fun way to celebrate April Fools’ Day, there’s a cupcake shop in Maple Grove selling treats with a twist. The store Nadia Cakes in Maple Grove is upping the ante this year with a special line of cupcakes.

04/01/2014

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Local Store Develops Toys For Children With Autism

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and with so many children now impacted by the disorder, toy companies have taken notice. A local store has partnered with St. David’s Center to develop Autism-specific toys.

04/01/2014

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Aquaponics At Hamm’s Brewery Yielding Fresh Local Produce

Some are calling it the future of farming — a technique that will provide local fresh produce year-round in the Twin Cities. Right now lettuce, kale, and herbs are ready for harvest in St. Paul.

03/31/2014

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MNsure Says Website, Call Center Running Well

Officials with Minnesota’s health insurance exchange say the website and call center are functioning well as the deadline looms for open enrollment. MNsure spokeswoman Jenni Bowring-McDonough said Sunday that the website has been stable this weekend and the call center is adequately staffed. Minnesotans have until 11:59 p.m. Monday to enroll for health insurance coverage or face federal tax penalties under the federal Affordable Care Act.

03/30/2014

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Women Filling Convention Center For Lululemon Yoga Pants

Whether it’s for yoga pants, tank tops or jackets, the Minneapolis Convention Center is bursting at the seams with some of the most sought-after workout apparel. The Lululemon warehouse sale began Friday and will continue at the Convention Center through the weekend.

03/28/2014

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MNsure Leader Says Key Stats Yet To Come

People waiting for a scorecard on a key insurance enrollment measure under Minnesota’s health care marketplace will have to wait for results. MNsure interim director Scott Leitz said Friday it will take officials time to say how many previously uninsured people have obtained coverage for the first time. Leitz says some statistics are being kept or gleaned from enrollment forms, but it’s not known how many of the 400,000 previously uninsured Minnesotans have enrolled.

03/28/2014

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For MN’s Best Fish Fry

During Lent in Minnesota, you can’t throw a rock without hitting a sign for a fish fry.

03/27/2014

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Is TSA’s PreCheck Status Worth It?

If you’ve been to the airport recently, you have probably seen people breezing through the pre-check security lines. The attractiveness of having pre-check status is growing as MSP Airport is warning travelers to get to the airport two and a half hours early. That warning comes as long security lines are resulting in more missed flights at MSP. So, we wondered how do you get pre-check status? And is it worth it?

03/27/2014

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Bit-O-Honey Rolling Down The Line In St. Paul, Jobs Soon To Follow

Pearson’s Candy has been a staple in St. Paul for a long time, but now it’s got a new look, a new candy and some new jobs.

03/26/2014

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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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