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Pet Food Company Recalls Several Potentially Contaminated Products

The pet food company J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Ind. is recalling several of their products over fears of a potential listeria and/or salmonella outbreak.

02/09/2015

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Study: Composting In Minnesota Good For Economy, Environment

Composting has become more than just a growing trend, it’s generating millions of dollars for Minnesota’s economy. The Minnesota Composting Council recently did the first-ever statewide study of the Minnesota composting industry.

02/09/2015

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Minn. Resumes Accepting Turbo Tax Returns

Minnesotans will once again be able to file electronic tax returns with Turbo Tax as of 3 p.m. Saturday, according to the Minnesota Department of Revenue. The parent company of Turbo Tax, Intuit, had temporarily suspended e-filing in all states after concern of fraud arose when two Minnesota users reported that someone had already filed under their name.

02/07/2015

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DeRusha Eats: Cured Meats At The Red Table Meat Co.

In his restaurants, he was known for his incredible skill in creating delicious cured meats — salamis and coppas and sopressatas. Now, a local chef has created his own company hoping to create world-class charcuterie right here in the Twin Cities.

02/07/2015

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Turbo Tax Resumes State E-Filing; Still Closed In Minn.

The company had temporarily suspended e-filing in all states over concerns of fraud. The scare prompted the Minnesota Department of Revenue to block Turbo Tax filings, which remains closed pending further investigation.

02/06/2015

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Manny’s Steakhouse Named One Of The World’s Best

Manny’s Steakhouse is one of the best places in the world to gnaw into a juicy steak, according to Men’s Journal. The journal placed Manny’s in its “10 Best Steakhouses In The World” list, which includes steakhouses in cities like New York City, London, Paris and Buenos Aires.

02/06/2015

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Pepperidge Farm Recalls 46,000 Bagel Due To Allergy Risk

Pepperidge Farm is recalling about 46,000 packages of bagels because they may contain peanuts or almonds that could set off a serious allergic reaction. The company said Friday that no illnesses have been reported. It was alerted to the problem by a bakery that makes the bagels.

02/06/2015

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St. Paul Café Bans Tipping, Raises Wages

A St. Paul coffee shop has done away with tipping, and opted to pay their employees higher wages. “We decided as a rule, as a group, to just ban tipping outright,” Kopplin’s Café co-owner Andrew Kopplin said. He wanted to find a way to compensate his employees fairly, no matter what shift they worked.

02/04/2015

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Target Among Retailers Accused In Herbal Supplement Investigation

Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, an ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.

02/03/2015

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Radioshack May Be On Verge Of Closing Majority Of Locations

Radio Shack appears to be ready to close a majority of its locations. Bloomberg reports the electronics retailer is considering selling half of its stores to Sprint and closing the rest.

02/03/2015

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Inspection Backlog, Complaints Trouble Funeral Homes

State officials are trying to get a handle on a growing number of complaints at funeral homes.

02/02/2015

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Target Plans More ‘Express’ Stores, Including 1 In Highland Park

Target announced they’re planning a number of new locations for their new micro-sized TargetExpress stores, including one set for the Highland Park neighborhood in St. Paul. Target field-tested the smaller format store in Dinkytown, opening up a 20,000-square-foot store last summer.

02/02/2015

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Get Movin’ Monday: Best Buys For February

The Super Bowl may be over, but the Super Bowl sales on TVs continue. They’re one of the great deals you can find during the month of February. John Ewoldt of the Star Tribune talked about some of the other steals this month, from sweet treats to big ticket items.

02/02/2015

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Move Over Honeycrisp — There’s A New Apple In Town

Most of us don’t think of winter as a time to get fresh, locally grown apples, but one company is hoping to change that Honeybear, a company that markets fruit grown in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is debuting its newest apple called Pazazz.

01/31/2015

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More Than 2M Cars Recalled To Fix Faulty Airbags

More than two million vehicles are being recalled to once again fix faulty airbags. The recall covers nine different Acura, Dodge, Jeep, Honda, Pontiac, and Toyota models, made from 2002 to 2004.

01/31/2015

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Polaris Recalls 1,500 Of Its Newest Vehicle

Minnesota-based Polaris is recalling about 1,500 of its new creation: the Slingshot. According to the company, the 2015 models manufactured between Aug. 26 and Dec. 16 of last year, as well as the Slingshot SL motorcycles manufactured from Aug. 18 to Dec. 15 are being recalled.

01/29/2015

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2014 Was Best Year For Mpls. Hospitality Industry

Minneapolis convention and visitors officials say 2014 was the city’s most successful year ever. Hotel bookings, future hotel bookings for the Super Bowl and Final Four, sponsorships and record revenue at the Minneapolis Convention Center all helped to make this one big year for the state’s biggest city.

01/28/2015

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Milwaukee County Expanding Traveling Beer Garden

A traveling beer garden is expanding for its second annual tour across Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced Tuesday that a second truck will be added to the Traveling Beer Garden Tour this summer.

01/28/2015

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2 Minn. Brothers Create Sandal Company In Family’s Garage

Brothers Matt and James McManus founded Bokos Sandals about four years ago. During college, at the University of Wisconsin, the duo ran a T-shirt business. While their T-shirt sales are a thing of the past, together they are hoping that sandals will be their future.

01/28/2015

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Pork Prices Dropping As Hogs Recover From Virus

Pork prices are going down. They had skyrocketed about a year and a half ago when a virus hit the hog population hard, killing millions nationwide. The Minnesota Pork Producers Association said farmers lost 7 percent to 8 percent of their herd.

01/27/2015

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Protesters Rally Against Payday Lenders In Mpls.

A number of community leaders came together Tuesday to speak out against what they call predatory loans that target the poor. The group held a protest outside a Payday America in Minneapolis, where they accused payday lenders of charging unreasonably-high interest rates and fees for emergency loans.

01/27/2015

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Saks Off Fifth Signs Lease At Mpls. City Center; Set To Open In 2016

Saks Off Fifth will remain in downtown Minneapolis after all. The fashion retailer, along with Shorenstein Properties LLC, announced on Tuesday the signing of a lease for 40,321 square feet in the retail portion of Minneapolis.

01/27/2015

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Fashion Designer Reinvents Line Of Yoplait Yogurt

Minnesota-based Yoplait yogurt enlisted the help of Minnesota fashion designer Christopher Straub to re-imagine the cups with a Signature Collection offered exclusively in Target stores.

01/26/2015

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Good Question: Where Does Our Money Go When We Buy Gas?

Gas prices have been a little more tolerable for a while now. Or at least we don’t cringe every time we pull up to the pump. But as cheaper gas flows into our cars and less money leaves our pockets, how much of that $2 per gallon gas is helping with road repairs?

01/26/2015

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Minneapolis To Offer Organics Recycling

The city of Minneapolis is rolling out organics recycling for those interested in the option. That means residents will be able to toss things like food scraps, chop sticks and pizza boxes into new, green-colored carts. What goes in those carts will be picked up on the same day as garbage, and some of the things that can be recycled can’t be put in outdoor compost bins.

01/26/2015

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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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