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Pet Food Recalled Over Salmonella Risk

A brand of pet food has been recalled over a potential salmonella risk. Roo Bites, which are manufactured by Jump Your Bones Inc., are being recalled because there is a risk that humans might contract salmonella after handling contaminated products.

01/02/2015

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Good Question: Why Are Some Wines So Expensive?

Christmas has come and gone, but at Haskell’s in Minnetonka, New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest shopping days of the year. At Haskell’s, you can splurge even more for a bottle of wine. A lot more.

12/31/2014

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Businesses Cope With Last-Minute Rush Before New Year’s

Before the countdown to the New Year begins, several local businesses count on one last rush of 2014. Grocery and liquor stores count New Year’s Eve as one of the busiest days of the year and holiday season.

12/31/2014

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Good Question: Why Has The Cost Of Diesel Not Dropped?

The cost to fill up at gas stations keeps going down. In the Twin Cities on Tuesday night, a gallon of regular was just $2.14 on average. But for drivers using diesel it’s considerably more: $3.30 a gallon.

12/30/2014

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With Bitter Cold’s Return Comes Frozen Water Pipes

A sudden cold snap hitting Minnesota is all it takes to get the phones ringing at local plumbers. That’s because they’re the experts when it comes to thawing — and repairing — frozen water and drain pipes.

12/30/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: 6 Tricks For Home Improvement

We’ve got a little bit of a different Get Movin’ Monday for you this week. The holidays are pretty much over, you’re cleaning up from parties and perhaps starting to think about some projects around the house.

12/29/2014

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Financial Adviser Talks Tips For 2015

A common resolution this time of year is to deal better with money. Whether it’s spending less on lattes, saving simply saving, sticking to financial responsibility can be tricky. To get advice on that, WCCO Sunday Morning spoke with financial adviser Nicole Middendorf.

12/28/2014

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Stores Swamped With Post-Christmas Shoppers

Friday is the second-busiest shopping day of the year. Jenna Roering’s birthday isn’t until Dec. 30, but she’s picking out her birthday gift with her mom early at Rosedale Center in Roseville. “My mom said there’s a lot of sales the day after Christmas, so we came here today,” Roering said.

12/26/2014

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Ferris Wheel Restaurant, New Taproom Open In Twin Cities

There are two cool new businesses opening up in the Twin Cities metro area Friday! The first is the Badger Hill Brewing Company’s new brewery and taproom in Shakopee.

12/26/2014

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Make Holiday Returns Easier By Following These Tips

We all know that it’s the thought that counts. But sometimes you get a gift that you just don’t know what to do with! Instead of letting it sit in a closet, many of us will opt to head back to the stores or mall to return said gift.

12/26/2014

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Good Question: What Should You Do With Unwanted Gifts?

One of the most awkward parts of the holiday season is that moment when you unwrap a strange gift and try to act like you love it.

12/25/2014

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Minnesotans Take A Stand And Watch ‘The Interview’

After days of back and forth, a movie that many thought would never be shown to the public is now playing.

12/25/2014

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How MN Moms’ Pillow Invention Could Reinvent Bedtime

How early did your kids wake up to see Santa Claus? There’s no denying the holiday season is busy, and bedtime can make the bedtime even busier. But one stocking stuffer designed by a pair of Minnesota mothers not only promises to help your children, but may even help you as well.

12/25/2014

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Holidazzle Holiday Market Wraps Up 1st Year

It’s the final day of the Holidazzle Holiday Market in downtown Minneapolis. The Holidazzle Village featuring the Minneapolis Holiday Market opened on Nov. 28. Since that time, The Minneapolis Downtown Council has seen a steady flow of people of all ages taking part in the festivities.

12/24/2014

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Time Running Out For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

With only a pair of days still left until Christmas, analysts are already predicting a milestone shopping season for retailers. This past weekend alone added up to the biggest two-day sales period ever, totaling $42 billon. Of course many shoppers aren’t finished yet.

12/23/2014

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Mpls. Soon To Have Fastest Internet Speed In The World?

Move over Zurich, Tokyo, and New York City. Minneapolis is now No. 1 in the world for high-speed internet. Minnesota residents will soon have access to the fastest internet speed in the world.

12/23/2014

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Report: Trader Joe’s Coming To Downtown Minneapolis

Downtown Minneapolis residents and workers with a fondness for Trader Joe’s should take note. The grocery store will reportedly open a location along Washington Avenue.

12/22/2014

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Minnesotans Wrap Up Busiest Shopping Weekend Of The Year

Sunday night wraps up the busiest shopping weekend of the year. While analysts say Super Saturday draws even bigger numbers than Black Friday, Sunday also drew in big crowds.

12/21/2014

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Super Saturday Expected To Top Black Friday Sales

Sales this Saturday could beat Black Friday sales for the first time in a decade. The day is known as Super Saturday. It’s the last Saturday to shop before Christmas.

12/20/2014

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Surly Opens New $30M Brewery

It’s been four years in the making and it took a change in the law to make it all happen. Friday morning, Surly Brewing’s $30 million destination brewery opened to a packed crowd.

12/19/2014

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4 Things To Do: Winter Break Fun For Kids

Public schools across the Twin Cities are giving students a full two weeks off over winter break. Are you looking for some fun activities to try this winter vacation?

12/19/2014

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Federal Judge Allows Lawsuits Over Target Data Breach

A federal judge has ruled that customers suing Target for last year’s data breach will be able to move forward with their claims. Target also reportedly faces lawsuits from banks hit by the data breach.

12/19/2014

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If Legalized, Cuban Cigars Could Hit Twin Cities Soon

The aroma of 500 cigars surrounds you inside the humidor at Infinity Smokes in downtown Minneapolis. None of the cigars is from Cuba, for now. Store owner Tarik Hamouda said that could change.

12/18/2014

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Gophers Fans Getting More Flights To Citrus Bowl

There is a lot of excitement over the University of Minnesota’s football team’s upcoming appearance at the Citrus Bowl — so much so that there’s a shortage of flights to Florida.

12/18/2014

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Chain Restaurants To Post Calorie Counts On Drink Menu

In recent years, calorie counts have become more present than ever before at restaurants. Now, alcoholic beverages are joining the list.

12/18/2014

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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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