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Minn. Case Causes NHTSA To Call For Expanded Airbag Recall

People across the country are taking their vehicles in to get a defective airbag replaced. When activated, Takata airbags have sent metal fragments flying at drivers and passengers. At least four people have died and 139 people have been injured, including a Minnesotan. Right now the recall applies only to drivers in southern states.

11/19/2014

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With The Parade No More, Holidazzle Village Readies For Its First Year

Some of the hammering and construction noise in downtown Minneapolis lately has nothing to do with a new high-rise. It’s the creation of a new open air village to attract Minnesotans during the holiday season.

11/19/2014

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Does MN Love ‘Grape Salad’ For Thanksgiving? The NYT Thinks So

Does grape salad come to mind when you think of Thanksgiving dinner in Minnesota? Probably not. However, The New York Times seems to think the recipe evokes Minnesota.

11/19/2014

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Vascular Solutions Subsidy Scrapped

Minnesota’s economic development agency has withdrawn a hefty subsidy offer to a medical-device company after the firm and its leader were hit with criminal charges.

11/19/2014

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Klobuchar Leads Push For Airbag Recall After Minnesotan Blinded

The government is demanding a recall of millions of airbags in the United States. Government officials said defective Takata airbags are responsible for at least five deaths and more than 100 injuries — but they’ve only been recalled in southern states. The defective airbags have exploded incorrectly and sent shrapnel at drivers and passengers.

11/18/2014

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Minnesotan To Meet: Salsa Lisa

When you have lemons, you make lemonade. When you have a garden full of tomatoes, you make salsa … lots of salsa. Lisa Nicholson first lugged 120 cans of the homemade stuff to the Farmer’s Market. When a vendor didn’t show, she got in.

11/18/2014

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Minnetonka Man’s Website Tracks Products As Prices Fall

A Twin Cities man’s website tracks more than 4 million products at over 2,000 shopping sites.

11/17/2014

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Turkey Prices Low, Despite High Production Costs

Turkey time is right around the corner, and the country is in the middle of a turkey shortage. The number of birds being raised on farms in the U.S. is the lowest it’s been in nearly three decades.

11/17/2014

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Executive: MNsure Signs Up More Than 500

The executive director of Minnesota’s health insurance exchange says a mostly problem-free weekend rollout netted more than 500 enrollees.

11/17/2014

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Wisconsin Would Join Electric Car Tax Trend

Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on electric and hybrid vehicles if the proposed $50 annual charge put forward by the Department of Transportation becomes law.

11/17/2014

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Holiday Shoppers Find Ways To Protect Themselves In Wake Of Data Breaches

Holiday shoppers are taking some extra precautions this year after a number of companies reported data breaches. Dave Brennan is a marketing professor at St. Thomas. He told WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar that people are being more careful.

11/16/2014

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Northern Grade Market Pops Up In Minneapolis

It may be a little early to think about, but Christmas is right around the corner. And if you’re looking for that perfect present an event this weekend could help you stumble upon it.

11/15/2014

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MNsure Officials Say System Off To Smooth Start

Minnesota’s health insurance exchange is up and running and enrolling people in coverage on the first day of open enrollment. MNsure’s executive director, Scott Leitz, told reporters the system got off to a successful start Saturday morning without any major issues that they’re aware of.

11/15/2014

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Neighborhood Roots Hosts Annual Winter Farmers Market

Farmers markets aren’t just for summer anymore! Neighborhood Roots is holding their annual Kingfield and Fulton Holiday Farmers Market Sunday at the Bachman’s flagship store.

11/15/2014

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L.L.Bean Opens Retail Store In Mall Of America

L.L.Bean customers in Minnesota no longer need to shop online for the popular outdoor gear.

11/14/2014

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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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