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Minnesotan To Meet: Allison Wagner Of Savvy Lush

After a long day, it’s sometimes nice to unwind with a glass of wine. But then figuring out what to buy can sometimes launch you right back into the stressful zone. That’s why Allison Wagner started the Savvy Lush. At first it was a joke with friends and then morphed into helping people find tasty wines, cheap. But that’s not all that makes Allison a Minnesotan to Meet. Her day job also raises significant money for a disease that hits our population hard.

06/16/2015

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Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses To CVS Health

Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their reputations as health care providers.

06/15/2015

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St. Paul Taproom Offering Unlimited Beer For $1K

How much is it worth it to you to have an unlimited supply of beer for the rest of your life? How about one grand?

06/15/2015

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Mall Of America Confirms Free Wi-Fi System Coming By Holiday Season

A Mall of America representative confirmed Monday that the mall plans to have a free Wi-Fi system in time for the holiday season.

06/15/2015

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Sunday Growler Sales Start In Minneapolis

It’s now easier to buy alcohol to-go on Sundays in Minneapolis. The city has joined a growing list of communities now allowing takeout sales of beer in growlers.

06/14/2015

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Vacated Pioneer Press Building To Be Converted Into Apartments

We now know what will replace the Pioneer Press building in downtown St. Paul, as it moves its headquarters — apartments.

06/13/2015

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Go Inside The Kitchen Of Izzy’s Ice Cream

It’s almost time for Izzy’s Ice Cream to reveal the finalists in their annual People’s Flavor Award competition! The winning flavor will be made and sold by Izzy’s for at least a year.

06/13/2015

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Stillwater Offering Free Temporary Boat Slips To Lure Business

Boaters on the St. Croix river in Stillwater have some new options for pulling over and tying up. Thanks to the city there are now 16 free slips where boats can dock for some dining or shopping downtown.

06/12/2015

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Average Person Spends 1.5 Days Per Month On Apps

The average person now spends about a day and a half every month using apps on their smart phone or tablet, according to mobile app statistics compiled by Nielsen. The average during a one-month period was 37 hours, 28 minutes during the last quarter of 2014.

06/12/2015

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Key State Official To Become CEO Of Medical Cannabis Company

A Minnesota health official instrumental in getting the state’s medical marijuana program off the ground is leaving to become chief executive of a company that grows the cannabis — a move that may expose him and the Department of Health to questions about prior regulatory decisions.

06/11/2015

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La Quinta Says It Knew About Wall Issue Before Collapse

La Quinta Inn & Suites released a statement Wednesday saying it was warned that a wall at its Bloomington hotel was in need of repairs before it partially collapsed.

06/11/2015

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Egg Prices Nearly Triple At Some Iowa Stores

Egg prices have tripled at some supermarkets, and we have the outbreak of bird flu to blame. In Iowa, nearly half the birds at farms in the state have been affected by the avian flu.

06/10/2015

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Real Estate Wednesday: Short & Sweet Version Of ‘Artisan Home Tour’

On this real estate Wednesday, WCCO This Morning’s Ali Lucia showcases a shorter version of the Artisan Home Tour, which is in its second year.

06/10/2015

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Mpls. To Consider Banning Flavored Tobacco Products At Most Businesses

The City of Minneapolis is considering doing more to keep minors away from tobacco. City officials are discussing a ban that would outlaw flavored tobacco products at most businesses.

06/09/2015

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Ohio Mom Calls Target Out Over ‘Girls’ Building Sets’

An Ohio mother is ‘calling out’ Target on Twitter because of what she saw in the toy section of her local store.

06/09/2015

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Gas Prices Peaked For The Year, Experts Say

You may not have noticed much of a change at the gas pumps over the past week, but there is good news ahead — experts say gas prices have hit their peak for the year.

06/08/2015

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Carver County Taprooms Get Green Light To Sell Growlers

It’s a state law that’s been in effect for a month, but today a group of taprooms officially got the green light to sell bottles and growlers on Sundays. A state representative from Carver County says the Waconia area has more breweries, wineries and distilleries than anywhere else in the state.

06/07/2015

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WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Food Truck In Minnesota

Midwesterners love their tater tots. The diminutive tot has been a starchy staple for decades, often sitting on the side. Enter Dan Docken. “I am the Tot Boss,” Docken said.

06/04/2015

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Spoon & Stable Named Among Top 5 Most Exciting New U.S. Restaurants

Minneapolis celebrity chef Gavin Kaysen’s popular North Loop restaurant Spoon and Stable was just named one of the most exciting new restaurants in America.

06/04/2015

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Northeast Minneapolis ‘Castle’ Up For Sale

Your home should feel like its your castle, and for at least one homeowner in Minneapolis, it actually has. This quaint one bed, one bath stone castle is for sale in Northeast Minneapolis.

06/04/2015

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Target To Collaborate With Designer Adam Lippes

Target is hoping to score again with another designer collaboration. In April, they caused a shopping frenzy at its stores across the nation when it released a limited edition line by designer Lilly Pulitzer. It even caused Target’s website to crash.

06/04/2015

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4 Things To Know From June 3, 2015

The four stories you need to know about for Wednesday, June 3, 2015 range from rock-n-roll legends to flying saucers to running. Take a look.

06/03/2015

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Minnesota-Based Child Care Co. Strives To Make Kids Healthier

First Lady Michelle Obama called on private businesses to do their part in her fight against childhood obesity, and 150 of them are answering her call. A Minnesota-based child care company is one of them, and they are seeing results.

06/02/2015

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Lawmakers Seek Answers From Takata, U.S. On Faulty Air Bags

Lawmakers are seeking answers from the maker of defective air bags and federal regulators as they focus on the biggest auto-safety recall in U.S. history. Japan’s Takata Corp. agreed last month to declare 33.8 million air bags defective.

06/02/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: June Sales

It’s time to turn a new page on the calendar. June is here and that means time to save some money! Consumer reporter John Ewoldt from the Star Tribune gets us movin’ with great bargains for the month of June.

06/01/2015

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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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