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Furniture Megastore Opens Saturday In Little Canada

The Dock 86 store in Little Canada will soon be joined by HOM Furniture and Gabberts in the space that used to serve as the warehouse for Dock 86. All three stores will be attached, and they will open at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

02/27/2015

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Little O’s, Yellow Box: A Look Back At 74 Years Of Cheerios At General Mills

General Mills launched the cheerios brand back in 1941 as Cheeri Oats. The name was changed a few years later to what it is today, Cheerios. Seventy four years later, it is still the bestselling brand of ready-to-eat cereal on American breakfast tables.

02/23/2015

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Twin Cities Rents Drop Amid Nationwide Spike

Rent prices around the country are spiking, but renters in the Twin Cities saw a slight drop last month, according to a new report by the real estate website Zillow.

02/21/2015

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Sen. Franken Introduces Bill Mandating Paid Sick Leave For All Workers

A new proposal from Sen. Al Franken would allow all workers to earn sick time if they or a family member are under the weather. Sen. Franken says 43 million workers don’t have paid sick days, and many are forced to come to work when they don’t feel well.

02/20/2015

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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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3M Tops Net Income Rises 7 Percent As Sales Jump Broadly

3M Co. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $1.18 billion. The St. Paul, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of $1.81 per share.

01/27/2015

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Post Holdings To Pay $1.15B For Malt-O-Meal Cereal Maker

Post Holdings will spend $1.15 billion to bulk up its presence in the market for bagged and hot cereals by buying the privately held MOM Brands Co., maker of Malt-O-Meal cereals. Post said Monday it will pay $1.05 billion in cash and give MOM Brands owners nearly 2.5 million shares of stock for the acquisition, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter.

01/26/2015

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Best Buy Reports Surprise Sales Gain In 3Q

Best Buy says its revenue edged up in the third quarter, a positive sign for the electronics retailer as the holiday season kicks off.

11/20/2014

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Target Rebounds In 3Q On Solid Sales

Target reported a 3.1 percent gain in third-quarter profits to beat Wall Street expectations as its U.S. business rebounded from a massive data breach that occurred just before Christmas last year.

11/19/2014

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Minnesota 9th Among Best Business States

Forbes magazine’s latest rankings of business-friendly states list Minnesota as ninth overall. Forbes rates the states on 36 factors, including labor supply, economic climate and business costs.

11/17/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 11-12-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Listen to actor Martin Sheen and other highlights from Wednesday by clicking the LINK above.

11/12/2014

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Kieran’s Owner Suing For Lost Business During Block E Construction

You can’t see the front door of Kieran’s Irish Pub, because it’s covered in plastic and the windows are boarded up. Owner Peter Kellin says business is down 27 percent since Block E renovations began.

10/21/2014

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Medtronic Adjusts $43B Deal Over Inversion Rules

Medical device maker Medtronic is switching to $16 billion in financing to complete its purchase of Ireland-based competitor Covidien a few weeks after federal regulators issued rules designed to curb overseas acquisitions that cut tax U.S. tax bills.

10/03/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 9-5-14 John Hines Filling In.

John Hines remembers Joan Rivers when he sits in for Dave Lee. Click the link above to listen to highlights from Friday’s show…

09/05/2014

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Podcast: State Fair-Tuesday-August 27, 2014 Dave Lee-The WCCO Morning News

                                 

08/27/2014

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Mankato Ranks 3rd On Forbes List For Business Locations

Forbes has ranked Mankato third on its list of the Best Small Places for Business in America, just behind Fargo, North Dakota, and College Station, Texas. A chamber of commerce member says Mankato had previously ranked 10th, 11th and 25th. He says the town’s greatest strength is the diversity of its economy.

07/24/2014

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After 10 Years, Minn. Business Makes Emotional Name Change

A Minnesota business that has stores throughout the country is about to get a new name. Hot Mama will change its name Monday, but WCCO got a peak at the new logo Sunday night. Not to mention an explanation of the surprising reason behind the change, and what it means to an owner so closely connected to the original name.

07/13/2014

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Truck Damaged In Roseville Building Fire

A truck sustained considerable damage Friday after a fire at a Roseville industrial building. The fire broke out Friday afternoon inside a building that housed multiple businesses. Firefighters say the heat from the fire caused propane cylinders on a semi without a trailer to explode.

07/04/2014

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On Lake Minnetonka, Business Is As Slow As The Boats

High water continues to keep boat traffic to a crawl on Lake Minnetonka. For the past couple of weeks, a lake-wide no wake order has stayed in effect.

06/23/2014

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Minnesotans To Meet: Katie Greeman, Of Spill The Wine

If you’re a wine lover, there’s nothing better than sharing a glass with good friends. Spill the Wine on Lake Street is a perfect hangout to do that.

06/17/2014

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Podcast Page: WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-23-14

If you would like to check out some of today’s highlights CLICK THE LINK ABOVE for the podcast page!

05/23/2014

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Midwest Economic Survey Index Hits 3-Year High

A monthly economic index for nine Midwestern and Plains states hit a three-year high in April, suggesting more economic growth over the next three to six months, according to a report issued Thursday.

05/01/2014

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‘Suits For Soldiers’ Helps Homeless Vets Get Back Into Workforce

For hundreds of homeless veterans across the state of Minnesota, getting their hands on a nice business suit could be life changing.

04/27/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee 4-17-14

Did you miss STANLEY BING’s hilarious interview with DAVE LEE today? Click the link above to listen back to that interview and other highlights from today’s show.

04/17/2014

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Young MN Millionaires: Renter’s Warehouse Founder Brenton Hayden

Minnetonka-based Renter’s Warehouse is the largest and fastest-growing property management company in Minnesota. And the company isn’t just in Minnesota; it’s now expanded to 13 markets in 9 states. It was all started by then 22-year-old Brenton Hayden, who now at 28 is trying to stay retired.

04/16/2014

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