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Oprah Loves These Minnesota-Made Caramels

Oprah tasted, tested, sniffed, touched, and more — how else would she discover her favorite things? This year, her list of items includes a treat from a Minnesota candy company.

11/05/2014

Champlin Residents Becoming Vigilant Over Package Thefts

The holiday shopping season is around the corner, and police have a warning: Don’t get packages delivered to your house when you aren’t there. Last Friday and Saturday in Champlin, police received two reports of packages stolen from doorways in the middle of the afternoon. But one of them happened at a house where a security camera was rolling, and the face of one of the thieves is clearly visible.

11/05/2014

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The 70/30 Law Just Didn’t Work With The Craft Beer Boom

Minneapolis voters chose to knock down the 70/30 law Tuesday night. The restricts restaurant revenue to 70 percent from food and 30 percent from beer and wine. It was a ratio that was getting tough to manage thanks to the city’s huge craft beer boom.

11/05/2014

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Minneapolis Votes To Scrap 70/30 Law

Voters in Minneapolis have chosen to eliminate the 70/30 law, which restaurant owners have called archaic and harmful to their businesses.

11/04/2014

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Behind The Ballot: 70/30 Law Up To Mpls. Voters

Minneapolis restaurant owners hope voters will get rid of a law they say is keeping them from moving forward. The 70/30 Law is affecting restaurant owners like Molly Broder. “I have Broders’ Cucina Italiana, that’s our deli, I have Broders’ Pasta Bar and Terzo Vino Bar,” Broder said.

11/03/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Holiday Bargains Well Before Black Friday

When you think about deals to be had in November, you might think Black Friday. But great bargains can be found beginning the top of the month.

11/03/2014

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Good Questions: Smart Gloves, Voting On The Clock, & A Fresh Tree

Starting tomorrow, an 88-foot white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest will make stops in 30 cities over 19 days on its way to Washington, D.C. It’s going to spend part of November and all of December as the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree.

10/31/2014

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Minn. Families Preparing Early After Propane Shortage Last Winter

After last year’s brutal winter and propane shortage, many Minnesota families are filling their tanks now.

10/30/2014

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Retailers Set Back Holiday Shipping Deadlines

When it comes to holiday shopping, last-minute free shipping can be a saving grace for the procrastinator. “With shopping, I do put things off,” said Maggie McGill of Plymouth. Burned by missed Christmas deliveries last year, more stores plan to make you order early. Of the 92.3 percent of retailers polled who plan to offer free-standard shipping of some sort this holiday season.

10/29/2014

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A Home Energy Audit Now Cuts Heating Costs, Ice Dams Later

We know what’s coming. But with any luck, it won’t be nearly as severe as last winter. Still, our drop in temperatures should be a sign of action we can take now to help save heating dollars in the months ahead. Never before have homeowners had more tools and technology to check their homes for heating problems and poor insulation. Both deficiencies will contribute to costly heating bills and the formation of ice dams.

10/29/2014

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Honeywell Facing Lawsuit Over Health Tests

Two Minnesota employees have filed complaints against Honeywell for its wellness program, and the federal government is suing to stop it.

10/29/2014

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Good Question: Will We Ever Be Wallet Free?

Owners of the iPhone 6 registered more than 1 million credit cards on Apple Pay in the first three days the service was offered. The app lets people pay for goods with their phone. In theory, when enough stores sign up, you won’t have to carry a credit card. For many people, cash has already been replaced by credit.

10/28/2014

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Contractors Feel The Pinch Of A Cement Shortage

Minnesota’s building contractors should be busy this time of year finishing up projects before winter sets in. But for many of them, it’s not a lack of work, but a shortage of concrete that’s slowing them down. Disruptions in the main ingredient – cement – means the vital building material is being allocated across the state.

10/28/2014

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Minneapolis Donut Crawl Sells Out, Adds 2nd Date

What started as a few friends sampling pastries has turned into the Twin Cities sweetest new happening, and a sold out event. The Twin Cities Donut Crawl may just be the ultimate sugar rush. Ticket holders get coffee, a T-shirt and, of course, a donut from three local favorites.

10/27/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: How To Accessorize Your Fall Outfits

When you see someone who is stylish, they make it look effortless. A lot of the time, it’s not necessarily the clothes but the accessories that pull an outfit together. This week in Get Movin’ Monday, Jamie Yuccas caught up with local stylist Grant Whittaker to get four tips on how to accessorize your outfit.

10/27/2014

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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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