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Good Question: What's The Markup At Retailers?With Black Friday coming up, potential customers already starting to see some really good deals -- 30, 40, and even 50 percent off. So, do stores make money on these sales? What are the markups? Good Question.
Farmers Say Warm Weather Will Make For Beautiful Christmas Trees This YearSome overachievers may already have done it, but most of us have yet to buy a Christmas Tree this year.
Minnesota Volunteers Bring Struggling Families The 'Best Christmas Ever'It's been said that some of life's biggest blessings come through adversity, and the story of "Best Christmas Ever." They're a small group of volunteers that's trying to bring just that to Minnesota families in need.
4 Things To Know: 4th Precinct Unrest, Hazardous Toys, & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about for Thursday, Nov. 19. They include the latest on tensions and protest in North Minneapolis, and a list claiming to reveal the most hazardous toys of the holiday shopping season.
Good Question: How Much Should We Wash Fruits & Vegetables? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many people are already thinking about how to make their elaborate dishes. From green bean casserole to mashed potatoes to apple pie, proper food preparation will be necessary to keep everyone healthy. So how much should we wash fruits and vegetables?
Distracted Driving On The Rise In Minnesota, And Police Are Cracking DownDistracted driving remains the leading cause of all injury and property damage crashes in Minnesota. It's also one of three top factors in all deadly accidents, ahead of alcohol.
4 Things To Know: BLM Arrests, Charlie Sheen Has HIV, & MoreThese are the four stories you need to know about from Tuesday, Nov. 17. They include a large protest that cut off traffic on a main Twin Cities thoroughfare Monday night, and a fast food sea change.
Should Art In The State Capitol Be Saved, Shelved or Created New?The group that oversees the three-year Capitol restoration is asking Minnesotans to take an online survey that raises the possibility of significant changes not just to the art on display that some consider offensive, but also installing more modern art that reflects Minnesota today.
Mound Westonka High Students Fix Their Own Laptops In Tech Repair ClassMound Westonka High School is one of the few in the state offering a technology repair class. It’s called Westonka Tech Interns and teaches students how to repair their district issued laptops.
4 Things To Know: Friday The 13th, College B-Ball & MoreThese are the top four stories from Friday, Nov. 13. They include the fact that it's a purportedly unlucky day, and a mysterious piece of space debris expected to enter Earth's atmosphere today. (It's unclear yet if those two stories might just be related.)
Movie Blog: ‘Friday The 13th’ Ranked, From Worst To BestIt isn't so very often that we get two Friday the 13th months in a row. You don't have to be superstitious to perk up whenever the fateful date approaches. You might just be a fan of some of the cheesiest, least frightening horror movies ever made, the Friday the 13th franchise.
Kitten Rescued From Fargo Dumpster, Frozen In Paint And ConcreteConstruction workers in Fargo made a heartbreaking discovery after hearing a desperate "meow" coming from inside a dumpster. A kitten had been left there for days, and what's worse, it was frozen in concrete and paint.
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