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Lakeville Fireplace Company Issues Massive Recall

Lakeville-based Hearth & Home Technologies is recalling around 20,000 units of gas fireplaces, stoves, inserts and log sets due to a risk of gas leak and fire hazard.

09/23/2014

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Long Lines In Minn. As Apple Releases New iPhone

Today is the day tech geeks and Apple fans the world over have been waiting for. The latest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have hit stores.

09/19/2014

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GOP Zeroing In On MNsure In Governor’s Race

After more problems at Minnesota’s online health care exchange, the Republican candidate for Minnesota governor says if he’s elected, he’ll make drastic changes to MNsure. And Jeff Johnson is pressing Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton to do more to stop premium hikes for small businesses. MNsure’s largest and lowest cost provider — PreferredOne — said this week it’s dropping out of the health exchange for financial reasons.

09/18/2014

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Home Depot Says Malware Affected 56M Payment Cards

The Home Depot says it has eliminated malware from its U.S. and Canadian networks that affected 56 million unique payment cards between April and September.

09/18/2014

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MNsure: Help Coming For PreferredOne Customers

Help will be available for consumers as PreferredOne, the largest provider of coverage for the first year of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange, pulls out of the state-run online marketplace, MNsure’s chief executive said Wednesday. CEO Scott Leitz told MNsure’s board of directors he’s disappointed in PreferredOne’s announcement Tuesday

09/17/2014

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U Of M Lab Fights Food Terrorism, Misinformation

Right here in the Twin Cities, researchers are working to keep our food safe from terrorism. They are the food-arm of the Department for Homeland Security. The other thing they do is try and make sure the foods in your pantry don’t have secret ingredients.

09/15/2014

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Doctor: Blue Light From Electronics Can Wreak Havoc On Children’s Sleep

Doctors are warning parents about something their kids are increasingly exposed to and it may be playing a key role in disrupting their sleep. The latest research shows that nighttime exposure to blue light – mainly from computers, smartphones, tablets and e-readers — is particularly harmful.

09/15/2014

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Target’s New CEO: ‘We Need To Be Cool Again’

Target’s New CEO, Brian Cornell, says the Minneapolis company needs to be cool again.

09/12/2014

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Minnesota Corn Crop Should Be Larger Than Expected

Minnesota’s corn crop should be larger than first expected. But while the U.S. Department of Agriculture says record yields will be set in 18 states, Minnesota isn’t one of them.

09/12/2014

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St. Paul Chef Shares Recipe Ideas For Cooking With Apples

The apple harvest is in full swing in Minnesota and all kinds of varieties are filling up the produce section of grocery stores. Many of us are happy to simply eat them raw, but with a little more time you could cook them up as well. The apple harvest is in full swing in Minnesota and all kinds of varieties are filling up the produce section of grocery stores. Many of us are happy to simply eat them raw, but with a little more time you could cook them up as well.

09/11/2014

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First Came Local Breweries, Now There Are Local Hops

It’s harvest time for a certain Minnesota crop. You may have never seen it up close, but chances are you’ve enjoyed its product on a Friday night.

09/10/2014

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Wayzata High School Opts Out Of Federal Lunch Program

Any parent will tell you that trying to get kids to eat healthier is tricky business, particularly for teenagers.

09/09/2014

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Dayton Holds Preventative ‘Propane Summit’

The winter of 2013 was the coldest in 50 years. And before it was over, businesses and homeowners faced a fuel crisis like never before. That’s why the Gov. Mark Dayton called a “Propane Summit” with industry reps, railroads and farmers on Tuesday.

09/09/2014

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Apple Unveils New iPhone 6, Health App

For the first time in years, Apple’s iPhones aren’t the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable device that marks the company’s first major entry in a new product category since the iPad’s debut in 2010.

09/09/2014

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Wearable Pet Tech Lets Owners Track Canine Fitness

Wearable tech has become big business. Fitbit and Jawbone are just two of the products people are wearing to track their physical activity and monitor their progress. It was only a matter of time before somebody tried to do it for pets.

09/08/2014

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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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