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Another Minnesota-based company is hiking its own minimum wage. Mahtomedi-based Chuck and Don’s Pet Food Outlet is giving its employees a starting wage of $10.10 an hour. Company founder Chuck Anderson says he didn’t want to wait for mandates from the government to do what he calls “the right thing.”
After 50 below zero days and a top 10 ranking in snow depth this winter, the sound of melting snow Thursday was a much-anticipated sign that spring is near.
Target is under fire once again after a front-page article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek says the company ignored an early warning from its own cybersecurity firm that it had been attacked. The news magazine is reporting that Target received the warning on Nov. 30. Previously, Target CEO Greg Steinhafel said he learned of the breach on Dec. 15. The public was notified Dec. 19.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Thursday downgraded the chances of medical marijuana becoming legal in Minnesota this year before he met privately with those who want the drug to be a treatment option for people with debilitating diseases.
It’s almost the weekend, so let’s get planning. St. Patrick’s Day is coming up, so celebrate the Irish in you this weekend, or hang out with the guys at He-Fest. Natalie Nyhus has all your best entertainment bets.
You don’t need to leave Minnesota to find excitement, especially when CSI comes to Mall of America. It’s a new entertainment feature where you can use the tools they provide to uncover a murder mystery.
Trucks are tough, but that’s not the only image you’ll see projected at the Twin Cities Auto Show. The off-road experience is becoming lighter, safer and more connected than ever before.
If you work long hours, your paycheck could soon be getting bigger. On Thursday, the president is expected to issue an executive order to direct the Department of Labor to extend overtime to millions of American workers.
For the first time in 63 years, the Canby boys basketball team will be playing in the state tournament. The Lancers haven’t been there since 1951, and will play in the first round of Class-A at 1 p.m. Thursday.
If beef is what’s for dinner at your house, it’s going to cost you more. Beef prices are the highest they’ve been in 27 years. Fewer cattle, drought and cold weather are all contributing to push prices to an average of $5.04 per pound in January Penny Jernberg, general manager of the 5-8 Club in Minneapolis, says the demand for her restaurant’s trademark juicy Lucy burger is steady, while prices for the main ingredient are climbing.
A St. Paul man faces a murder charge in connection to the Tuesday morning death of a man whom a witness says was kicked repeatedly, as though his head were a football.
Police say cell phones and other mobile devices are being stolen more often, but a violent robbery involving an 8-year-old boy had some people shaking their heads and a Minneapolis man leaping to action.
The death of a bicyclist on his way to work five-and-a-half years ago is still fresh in the minds of Minneapolis Police. Jim Nisser, 65, was killed in the early morning hours of Sept. 11, 2008. He was biking to his job at the Minikahda Club near Lake Calhoun when he was struck from behind by an SUV at the intersection of Excelsior Boulevard and 32nd Street in Minneapolis.
A northern Wisconsin man whose life was saved during one of the season’s extreme blizzards recently got the chance to say thank you to his rescuers.
Minnesota state lawmakers are trying to slow down a plan from the Department of Public Safety that would restrict public access to driver’s license data, including the bulk sale of data to insurance companies and car dealers. DPS officials say they made the change after thousands of snooping incidents into personal driver’s license records. But insurance industry executives, and Insurance Federation of Minnesota Vice President Mark Kulda, say it could add money to your insurance bill.
A fire engulfed several apartments on Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis, and authorities say at least 13 people were injured.
On Saturday, Nov. 16, crews worked to install the Weather Watcher, which will restore the old “Weather Ball” concept to downtown Minneapolis.
Amelia Santaniello joined the women on the panel of the CBS daytime show “The Talk” on Oct. 23, 2013.