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Target, Google Team Up For In-Store Interactive Game

Any parent knows how tough it to shop with young children. And every retailer knows how tough it is to lure shoppers into their brick-and-mortar stores. Target and Google have teamed up to create an in-store interactive video game that will attract shoppers with kids. That game is being rolled out Thursday in only four Target stores nationwide, including one in Roseville.

12/10/2014

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Good Question: How Has Air Travel Changed?

In March, Delta Airlines will start offering five different levels of pricing, ranging from a bare-bones “basic economy” all the way to an elite first-class “Delta One” ticket. It’s a far cry from the 1960s, when airlines used to print their prices weeks in advance. So, how has airline travel changed?

12/09/2014

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Holidazzle Critics Say It’s Crammed, Lacks Accessibility

The Holidazzle Village is back open Tuesday after a water main break closed the village on Monday. But that’s not the only fix they’ve had to make since opening a few weeks ago. The Holidazzle Village is drawing crowds of people into downtown Minneapolis, according to Leah Wong from the Minneapolis Downtown Council. “Weekend attendance is amazing and we’re seeing a nice flow throughout the week as well,” Wong said.

12/09/2014

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National Cyber Security Alliance Visits MN To Educate Online Consumers

In this day and age, hackers are finding more ways to compromise online security and steal information. To prevent the future issues, the National Cyber Security Alliance is on a 10-city tour to educate consumers on ways to protect themselves. Tuesday, the group visited Minnesota.

12/09/2014

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Holidazzle Holiday Market Reopens After Water Pipe Break

The Holidazzle Holiday Market in downtown Minneapolis will be back open Tuesday after being shut down. The shops in downtown Minneapolis were forced to close Monday after a nearby water pipe break. Crews worked overnight to clear about four to five inches of standing water.

12/09/2014

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French Toast Crunch Returns As Cereal Sales Slide

General Mills is bringing back popular ’90s cereal French Toast Crunch in a nod to nostalgia and in the hopes of boosting its weak cereal sales.

12/08/2014

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Gophers Fans Line Up Early For Citrus Bowl Tickets

There were customers in line when the University of Minnesota athletic ticket office opened for business Monday. They were there to buy tickets to the Gopher football team’s upcoming bowl game.

12/08/2014

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Gas Prices At Their Lowest In Four Years

Gas prices have fallen steadily over the past few months and they’re currently at their lowest level in about four years as we transition into winter.

12/08/2014

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Best Holiday Restaurant Gift Card Deals In Minnesota

It’s the best time of the year if you’re looking for a great deal on restaurant gift cards. Spend $100, get $20. Spend $100, get $25. Spend $25, get $5. It’s the perfect way to say “thank you” to coworkers, or your babysitter, or a great gift for family and friends.

12/05/2014

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Tips For Decorating Your Holiday Wreath

Holiday decorations are everywhere. But if you’re struggling to get your house holiday ready, we have a few tips on how to give your wreath extra flair, or just start with the basics. If you’re anything like WCCO’s Kylie Bearse, you aren’t exactly the crafty type.

12/05/2014

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Celebrate The Holidays At St. Paul’s Grand Meander

This weekend, St. Paul’s historic Grand Avenue hosts its annual “Grand Meander.” You can eat breakfast with Santa Claus, take a trolley ride and much more. Kylie Bearse stopped over there on Friday morning to get a preview of the event.

12/05/2014

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Good Question: How Much Sick Time Do We Take?

It’s the time of year when the sick list can get long. The common cold, the flu and strep throat can leave businesses a bit understaffed. So over the course of the year, how much sick time do we take? The average American worker is given about eight to 10 days of sick leave a year, but most people only take between 3 and 6.

12/04/2014

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Rare Bourbon Released In Twin Cities’ Liquor Store

What would you do for the chance to get a taste of a rare bourbon that’s considered a real treasure? For some Twin Cities bourbon lovers, it was camping out in front a liquor store. A line formed outside of Sudyks’s Liquor & Cheese Shop in Minneapolis Thursday morning.

12/04/2014

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Minn. Company Touts Tool To Protect Stolen Credit Cards

With all the security breaches in the past year, many shoppers are concerned about using their credit or debit cards. But carrying large amounts of cash has its own risks. A survey by Bankrate.com in November found more than a third of American shoppers planned to use debit cards for Black Friday purchases. Many of those cards are tied to checking and credit accounts, and hold a wealth of personal information if hackers and thieves get their hands on them.

12/03/2014

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MAC Accepting Proposals For On-Site MSP Airport Hotel

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport may soon join the ranks of dozens of other airports in the region in adding an on-site hotel. The Metropolitan Airports Commission is now accepting proposals for the project. The plan is to build a hotel near Terminal 1 across from Concourse C, next to the U.S. Postal Office.

12/02/2014

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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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