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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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Minneapolis Celebrates Cider Week

Minneapolis is celebrating cider with a whole week devoted to the drink. Town Hall Brewery is hosting a number of events, including a cider pairing dinner on Monday and a home cider making competition.

06/01/2015

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Twin Cities Craft Brewers Brace For Sunday Growler Sales

A single pint of beer can often lead to a much bigger sale in the craft brewery business. The 64-ounce growler allows customers to bring home a sampling of their favorite brew.

05/30/2015

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Hello Kitty Purrs Into Minneapolis!

Hello Kitty is a pop culture icon, and she’s here in Minnesota this weekend only. She’s kicking off her North America tour called “Hello Kitty’s Supercute Friendship Festival.”

05/30/2015

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More Details Released In Takata Airbag Recall

Details on the massive air bag recall are starting to come out, including which cars are included. Takata, a Japanese company, agreed to recall nearly 34-million cars and trucks. Their air bags can explode with too much force, shooting shrapnel into passengers.

05/28/2015

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Kandiyohi County Hit Hard From Bird Flu Crisis

So far, 97 farms have been affected by the bird flu since the outbreak began in March. Kandiyohi County is ground zero with 37 of those farms. The state announced three new cases of the bird flu today, six new ones were reported yesterday.

05/27/2015

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Expert Shares Affordable Noninvasive Ways To Rejuvenate Your Skin

Botox might sound scary or maybe treatments sound too expensive, so this week we’re looking at three non-invasive treatments under $400.

05/27/2015

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Shoreview Business Celebrates 100 Years With Small Business Revolution

Deluxe Corporation in Shoreview is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year by creating a small business revolution. The company has been traveling across the country to highlight great small businesses and their owners, including seven businesses based here in Minnesota.

05/26/2015

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Survey: Americans To Spend $4B On Graduates

Students all over the country are putting on their caps and gowns and getting ready to say goodbye to school. And their loved ones are preparing to spend big bucks to congratulate them. A National Retail Federation survey shows Americans are planning to spend a whopping $4.77 billion on graduation gifts this year.

05/26/2015

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Brookview Introduces Bike-Friendly Golfing

The Twin Cities is known as one of the most bike-friendly areas in the country. Cycling enthusiasts now have one more spot where they have the chance to ride around on two wheels — a golf course.

05/23/2015

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Electricity, Heart-Pounding Views At Bakken & Foshay Museums

May is National Museum Month. And with school getting out soon, many parents will be looking for fun and educational things to do with the kids. WCCO is highlighting two of the more unique museums in the Twin Cities. They are both electrifying, but in different ways.

05/23/2015

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Cloquet Car Dealership Gets Flak, Support For Free Gun Offer

A Cloquet car dealership is getting a lot of attention by offering a very unique deal. During the month of May, they are offering a free handgun with the purchase of a car. If you spend close to $4,995 on a new vehicle, you automatically have the option of a free Ruger handgun or a lawn mower.

05/22/2015

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Minnesota Swarm To Leave The Twin Cities

The Minnesota Swarm are packing up and leaving the state after 11 seasons. Swarm co-owner John Arlotta announced Friday night that the National Lacrosse League team will relocate for the 2016 season.

05/22/2015

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Fmr. UST Basketball Captain Founds ‘True You’ Clothing Business

A former St. Thomas varsity basketball captain is hoping for a future pro contract overseas, but in the meantime he’s staying busy in business.

05/22/2015

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Earmark Hands Annandale $2 Million In Rural Broadband Money

The central Minnesota city of Annandale would get one-fifth of the new money available statewide for broadband Internet build-outs in an earmark that passed the Legislature this week with no time to spare — and vaulted the city past a competitive bidding process that other rural towns must go through.

05/22/2015

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Good Question: What Does CHS Do?

The St. Paul Saints played their first game in their new stadium Thursday: CHS Field. The Inver Grove Heights-based Fortune 500 company bought the naming rights to the ballpark last fall, and acknowledged not many people knew who they are. So, what does CHS, Inc. do?

05/21/2015

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Minnesota Attorney General Sues Savers Over Charity Claims

The Minnesota attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the Savers thrift store chain, claiming it’s misleading people who donate clothing and household items about how much their donations benefit charities.

05/21/2015

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Southwest Light Rail Cuts Mean Sacrifices For Communities

The cutting is about to begin to parts of the Southwest Light Rail project between downtown Minneapolis and Eden Prairie.

05/20/2015

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Survey: MN 2nd Least Affordable Midwestern State For Rent

A new report says minimum wage workers do not make enough money to find affordable rent in Minnesota. According to the “Out of Reach 2015″ report, Minnesota is the second least-affordable state in the Midwest.

05/20/2015

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Takata Air Bag Recall Now Largest In U.S. History

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

05/19/2015

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Xcel Energy Has FAA Approval To Use Drones

Xcel Energy says it has approval from federal regulators to use drones to inspect more than 320,000 miles of electric and natural gas infrastructure.

05/19/2015

Target Store Opens On Site Of Formerly Infamous Chicago Housing Projects Cabrini Green

Report: Target To Focus On Healthier Food Options

Target is making a major shift. It’s looking to get away from packaged products and focus more on healthier grocery options, according to the Wall Street Journal.

05/19/2015

Minnesota State Fair

Vote On The 2015 ‘Flavor Of The Fair’

We are just about three months away from the Great Minnesota Get Together, so it’s time to start thinking about fair foods! You can help choose this year’s “Flavor of the Fair.”

05/19/2015

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MSP Airport Expansion Delayed With Sun Country’s Future Up In The Air

Plans to expand Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport are on hold as the Metropolitan Airports Commission waits to see what happens with Sun County Airlines. The MAC voted Sunday to approve a one-month delay in expanding Terminal 2.

05/18/2015

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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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