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She Called 911 From Mpls., But The Operator Picked Up In NYC

A woman called 911 in the middle of the night in Minneapolis and an operator picked up five states away. It happened to Faye Lewis last month when she made the emergency call from her cell phone.

06/23/2014

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On Lake Minnetonka, Business Is As Slow As The Boats

High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.

06/23/2014

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Mpls. Dairy Queen Celebrates Anniversary With 1949 Prices

When a local ice cream shop celebrated its 65th anniversary on Saturday, it decided to throw a big party for its neighbors. The Dairy Queen on Lowry Avenue in Northeast Minneapolis has been around for 65 years.

06/21/2014

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Kraft Foods Recalls 260 Cases Of Velveeta

Kraft said Thursday it is recalling its Velveeta cheese product from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because the cheese product lacks the proper amount of preservatives.

06/20/2014

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Good Question: Who Actually Needs Flood Insurance?

Flooding is so widespread across Minnesota that families from the Canadian border to the Iowa border are trying to dry out. And many homeowners are seeing water seep into their homes and basements.

06/19/2014

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No Wake Restriction Hurting Businesses On Lake Minnetonka

The rising waters are causing trouble on Lake Minnetonka. The no wake restriction has been in effect for almost two weeks. The water is so high boats aren’t allowed to open up on the lake.

06/18/2014

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Book Your Flight Now, Prices Won’t Likely Come Down Soon

If you haven’t booked that flight for your summer vacation, you’re likely in for an expensive surprise. Airfares are high right now and showing no signs of coming down anytime soon. Travel experts say part of the problem is high oil prices, which increase the price of jet fuel and the operating costs of airlines.

06/18/2014

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Gas Prices On The Upswing In Twin Cities

If you’re getting ready to gas up for a trip up north this weekend, be prepared to pay a little more at the pump. Gas prices have risen on average by about 15 cents per gallon in the Twin Cities during the past week.

06/18/2014

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MN-Based Punch Pizza Thriving After Risky Wage Move

Six months ago, a Twin Cities business took a risk few have voluntarily taken. Before state law changed minimum wage laws in April, the owner of Punch Pizza increased wages to $10 an hour — a $2.5 million investment over the next 10 years.

06/16/2014

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Target Experiencing Checkout Issues At Some US Stores

Target Corporation has identified a glitch causing delays at some checkouts across the country, according to a representative. For now, Target employees are working with guests in stores where the issue hasn’t been resolved to accommodate their needs.

06/15/2014

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Starbucks Offers Online College Program To Workers

Starbucks is rolling out a program that would allow its workers to earn an online college degree at Arizona State University at a steeply discounted rate. The coffee chain is partnering with the school to offer the option to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week.

06/15/2014

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DeRusha Eats: Old Country Buffett

Old Country Buffet was in bad shape. Stores were closing, and the company was filing for bankruptcy. Then came new CEO Anthony Wedo. “We haven’t done a facelift even for 30 years in this business,” Wedo said. “If you wore the same clothes you wore 30 years ago, you’d be in trouble, right? I mean, you’d stand out in the wrong way.”

06/14/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Spend Less On Father’s Day?

Father’s Day is this Sunday. But unlike moms, dads shouldn’t expect to be showered with gifts. The National Retail Federation finds Americans are expected to spend $7.4 billion less on dads this Father’s Day than they spent on moms for Mother’s Day.

06/12/2014

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As Green Line Opens, Some Businesses Relieved, But Others Packing Up

For some business owners along University Avenue, the opening of the METRO Green Line this weekend brings a sigh of relief. While some celebrate, however, others are packing up.

06/12/2014

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Corn Growers Warn Of Propane Problems

Minnesota corn is three months away from harvest, but the Minnesota Corn Growers Association is encouraging farmers to plan ahead for their propane needs. A propane shortage last winter hit Minnesota farmers and rural homeowners hard. The association has been meeting with industry and government officials to try to prevent a repeat this winter.

06/12/2014

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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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