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A Year After Massive Target Data Breach, Still No Arrests

It was this time last year when we first learned about a data breach at Target stores nationwide.

12/01/2014

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Do’s And Don’ts For Shopping On Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday, the Monday after Thanksgiving, has become traditionally the biggest online shopping day of the year. Since Thanksgiving, almost 134 million people went shopping in stores and online.

12/01/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Best Holiday Buys

Many of us will be spending the month of December buying gifts for other people. But the deals are so good on some items, you might want to pick up something for yourself.

12/01/2014

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Finding Minnesota: Pedaling & Caroling Around Stillwater

It seems like people don’t go Christmas caroling as much anymore. Whether they’re tired of the old traditions or don’t have the time anymore, there’s now a caroling option in Stillwater that’s newer and faster.

11/30/2014

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Does Cyber Monday Carry The Same Weight As Years Past?

Many shoppers still look forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but sales promotions are starting earlier and lasting longer. That means fewer shoppers were in stores or buying online the weekend after Thanksgiving compared to last year, and analysts expect that to continue on Monday.

11/30/2014

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Top Technology Picks For The Holiday Season

Smartwatches, the sophisticated, portable mini-computers that track fitness metrics and synchronize with cell phones, are taking wrists by storm this holiday season.

11/30/2014

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Mpls. Police Offer Shopping Safety Tips This Holiday Season

Bargain hunters were out awfully early Friday morning getting a jump start on their holiday wish-lists. The National Retail Federation says 140 million shoppers will search for the best deals this weekend.

11/29/2014

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Small Business Saturday Giving Big Money To Local Shops

Small Twin Cities shops saw big business on Saturday. Every year shoppers are encouraged to support local businesses for “Small Business Saturday,” the day after the Black Friday shopping holiday.

11/29/2014

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Expert Talks About The Psychology Of Sales

More than 140 million people are expected to shop for deals this weekend. WCCO went in search of what it is about getting a bargain that has people flooding the stores. The four-letter word “sale” is everywhere, and shoppers like Eric Hudson are out to find the best bang for their buck.

11/28/2014

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AG: Eyes Out For Scams During Holiday Shopping

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley is urging consumers to exercise caution when shopping for deals this holiday season, especially on “Black Friday.”

11/27/2014

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What To Know When Gym Shopping

We all need to exercise, but it’s pretty easy to find an excuse to skip a workout if you don’t have a gym, or if you’re going to the wrong one. Whether basic, big box, or boutique — not all are created equal. Small health clubs like Snap and Anytime Fitness offer a no-frills workout. They never shut off the lights. “Obviously we’re open anytime. That’s 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, even on holidays.

11/26/2014

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Shoppers Stock Up On Last Minute Thanksgiving Items

Shoppers looking for last-minute staples for Thanksgiving dinner waited in long lines across the metro Wednesday. Crystal resident Chase Johnson spent most of his childhood shopping at Almsted’s.

11/26/2014

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‘Thanks A Million!': Champlin Woman Hopes To Inspire Others To Be Thankful

This is the week when we pause to consider the many reasons we’re thankful. But for one woman in the north metro, that happens every week. Lisa Steinberg of Champlin is leading a movement to get more people to express their gratitude every day of the year.

11/26/2014

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Reality Check: Why Are Gas Prices So Low?

AAA is forecasting more travelers will hit the road this Thanksgiving than at any time since 2007.

11/26/2014

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No Major Delays At MSP, But Nor’easter Could Change That

Compared to other airports around the country, MSP isn’t experiencing any major delays. However, travelers could run into trouble if they’re heading to parts of the east coast like New York, D.C., Boston and Philadelphia. Snowy conditions could delay or cancel flights.

11/26/2014

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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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