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Wander Minnesota: Flying Above The Trees

The summer weather of late has been spectacular—and we so deserve it—and it’s time to get outdoors, people, and enjoy views like these. An especially fine way to do that is to take a trip […]

08/06/2014

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Minn. Restaurant Charging Customers Minimum Wage Fee

People eating at a Stillwater restaurant Tuesday noticed a new fee added to their bill. Owners of the Oasis Cafe are charging a 35 cent minimum wage fee. They say it’s to offset the cost of an increased minimum wage for tipped employees.

08/05/2014

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Iconic Lake Street Shoe Store Is Closing Its Doors

A Lake Street landmark is getting ready to close its doors — much to the disappointment of its loyal customers. Roberts Shoe Store and its iconic green and white sign has been a staple on corner of Lake Street and Chicago Avenue for 77 years. More than 2 million pairs of shoes have been sold during that time.

08/05/2014

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St. Paul Sisters Dive Into World-Wide Mermaid Tail Market

Twin sisters in St. Paul are making a big splash around the world with their custom-made mermaid tails. The colorful, life-like tails are selling for thousands of dollars all around the world.

08/04/2014

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Sweet, Ground Corn Slow To Grow Around The State

The Minnesota State Fair is just weeks away and the most popular food is not in great supply. It’s just been in the past few weeks that local corn is being sold at places like the Minneapolis Farmers market. That’s at least two weeks later than normal.

08/03/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Maxie Visit Watson Hunting Camp (Day 2)

Friday brought gorgeous summer weather, and Frank Vascellaro and Mike Max enjoyed it by going to the lake. They spent the day in Watson, Minn., which is about 135 miles west of the Twin Cities. Not too many folks live out there, but the area is a mecca for hunters.

08/01/2014

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Goin’ To The Lake: Frank & Maxie Visit Watson Hunting Camp (Day 1)

July is almost over, and Minnesotans are finally enjoying some glorious summer weather. We’ve been celebrating the season by Goin’ to the Lake every week.

07/31/2014

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Twin Cities Rank No. 1 In Predicting Nat’l Housing Market

If you want to know what the national housing market looks like, just see how the Twin Cities is doing. The Twin Cities landed at the top of Time’s Crystal Ball Awards, which looked at which markets closely match the ups and downs of national home prices.

07/31/2014

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Good Question: When Does A Bill Go Into Collection?

A new study out Tuesday showed that more than 35 percent of Americans owe money to collections agencies. In most cases, it’s from falling behind on credit cards, medical bills, or student loans.

07/29/2014

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Delta Looking To Make Flights Go By Faster With Free Entertainment

It seems we can’t get away from airline fees these days, but one airline is changing the game and will begin offering something for free.

07/29/2014

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St. Paul Farmers Market Might Be Moving

An iconic Twin Cities farmers market might be relocating. Attendance at the St. Paul Farmer’s Market has dropped by 25 percent over the last five years. Customers have complained about Lowertown construction and parking changes making access difficult.

07/29/2014

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Next Minnesota Stop For Dunkin’ Donuts — Duluth

First Rochester, now Duluth. The city at the point of Lake Superior is earmarked to be the next location for Dunkin’ Donuts in Minnesota. The first new Minnesota store opened at the Kahler Grand Hotel at 15 First Ave. SW in Rochester last month.

07/28/2014

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Lake Minnetonka Is Back in Business

For many boaters on Lake Minnetonka, full speed never felt so good. “Everybody hasn’t been burning much fuel this year, but they’re burning a lot of fuel today,” said boater Steve Leighton. “All the boats are running wide open out there today, a there’s a lot of waves.”

07/26/2014

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Businesses Welcome End Of ‘No Wake’ On Lake Mtka.

After seven weeks of slow going on Lake Minnetonka, the emergency no-wake restrictions will end at midnight on Thursday. Last month’s heavy rain sent the lake to a record high, but it’s fallen nearly a foot since June 5, when the emergency high-water declaration went into effect.

07/25/2014

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TargetExpress Opens In Dinkytown

Target unveiled its latest store concept in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown neighborhood Wednesday, and it’s the smallest one yet. TargetExpress, at the corner of SE 5th Street and SE 14th Avenue, is one-sixth the size of a traditional Target, about one-ninth the size of a SuperTarget. It’s focused on essentials that people nearby would want.

07/23/2014

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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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