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Brainerd Extends Boil Order For City Water

Officials in Brainerd, Minn., have extended a boil order for another week, or until further notice. The extension comes after Brainerd Public Utilities and the Minnesota Department of Health evaluated the latest tests, a note on the city’s website says.

09/06/2014

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Minnesota Taking Medical Marijuana Applications

The state of Minnesota has begun taking applications from entrepreneurs interested in opening medical cannabis manufacturing facilities, and the potential applicants include members of the family that owns Bachman’s Inc., the Minneapolis-based chain of floral and garden shops.

09/06/2014

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DNR To Auction Northern Minnesota Land Oct. 9

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is holding a land auction on Oct. 9. The DNR says plans to offer 30 parcels, all located in northern Minnesota. The parcels range in size from a half acre to 102 acres and offer opportunities for hunting and recreation, as well as cabin and residential development along prime lakeshore.

09/06/2014

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State Opens Applications For Medical Pot Producers

Farmers, pharmacists and entrepreneurs, take note: It’s time to apply to grow and cultivate marijuana for the state’s new medical marijuana program. Minnesota is seeking two manufacturers to grow, cultivate and supply the drug to patients starting in July 2015. The state was expected to post its request for applications Friday.

09/05/2014

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Fast Food Workers Protest Wages At Mpls. McDonald’s

Fast food workers and union supporters briefly took over a Minneapolis McDonald’s restaurant Thursday. It was part of a nationwide protest in 150 cities by fast food workers demanding a $15-an-hour minimum wage.

09/04/2014

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Fire Destroys Half Of Dorset’s Restaurants

Two of the four restaurants in Dorset — a town of just 22 people in northern Minnesota — were reportedly damaged by fire overnight as severe storms rolled through the area. The general manager of the Dorset House restaurant said that she had been informed that the restaurant was consumed by flames, but hadn’t been there to see the damage herself yet. Witnesses said that the neighboring Compañeros was also damaged by fire.

09/04/2014

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Mpls. Couple Has Insurance Warning For Homeowners

A Twin Cities couple calls their experience with an insurance company a lesson that all homeowners should learn. David Hettlinger and his wife are still trying to recover from a storm two summers ago.

09/03/2014

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Dairy Queen Taking Security Steps After Data Breach

Home Depot became the latest target of a possible payment breach–a week after Dairy Queen announced it was hit by hackers.

09/03/2014

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Apartments To Help Homeless Youth Approved In Edina

After hours of debate, the Edina City Council passed a controversial project, by a unanimous vote. Developers of 66 West Apartments say the goal is to provide housing to young adults who have experienced homelessness.

09/03/2014

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CVS Changes Name, Stops Tobacco Sales Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned. CVS Caremark said it will now be known as CVS Health, effective immediately. The signs on its roughly 7,700 drugstores won’t change, so the tweak may not register with shoppers.

09/03/2014

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What You Should Buy In September

A new month means new deals. September is the perfect time to grab up any outdoor gear as we tearfully say goodbye to summer. You can score some great deals on tents and sleeping bags as stores clear out their inventory to make room for fall and winter goods.

09/02/2014

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Kraft Foods Recalls Kraft American Singles

If you’re packing a lunch for the first day of school, you may want to hold the cheese. Kraft Foods is voluntarily recalling more than 7,000 cases of regular Kraft American Singles. They say a supplier stored one of the ingredients at the wrong temperature.

09/01/2014

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Early School Starts Hurting Some Businesses

Traditionally, Tuesday would have been the first day of school across the state, but many districts started last week. And that’s a trend that’s impacting more than just the kids involved.

09/01/2014

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Chefs, Breeders Pair Up To Produce Tastier Veggies

There’s a good chance that many of the suddenly trendy vegetables that foodies latch on to in the next decade will benefit from research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

09/01/2014

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Bar Abilene In Uptown Closes

A popular Uptown bar has surprisingly closed its doors for good, according to messages left on its social media accounts. Overnight, the people who run Bar Abilene’s Twitter and Facebook sent this message: “Thank you Uptown! We love you and will miss you.”

09/01/2014

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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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