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Ready For 70-Degree Weather? Minn. Businesses Are

If you thought Tuesday was nice, wait until you see what Wednesday has to offer.

04/08/2014

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Cold Snap Has Chilling Impact On Economy

It’s a busy Friday afternoon at Parc Boutique in northeast Minneapolis. Racks full of women’s fashions greet the customers. But Parc’s owner, Thao Nguyen, says the recent cold snap has hurt her in-store sales. “It’s harder for people to come into the shop,” Nguyen said. Just like how tornadoes and hurricanes disrupt economic activity, there is also a steep cost to our cold weather. The lower the temperature drops, the fewer of us venture outside to shop, dine and recreate.

01/24/2014

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Hopes Are High For Shops On ‘Small Business Saturday’

The Black Friday holiday shopping blitz has now stretched into a four-day shopping excursion. For mom and pop stores, the competition is bigger than ever. Sara Moulton spent Small Business Saturday shopping at one of her local favorites in Minneapolis, Patina. “The big stores are taking over holidays,” Moulton said. “I just love supporting local businesses and giving back to the community.” Patina manager Karin Tepparo says they don’t tout deep discounts, but instead rely on their one-of-a-kind items to bring in customers.

11/30/2013

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Construction On Penn Ave. Shuttering Businesses For The Summer

Penn Avenue in south Minneapolis is being rebuilt and widened, and the work is taking from May through October.

07/30/2013

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Sen. Franken: Immigration Reform Bill Good For MN

A U.S. senator said a reform bill isn’t just good for our broken immigration system. At the State Capitol Monday afternoon, Sen. Al Franken said the bill is also good for Minnesota farms and businesses.

07/01/2013

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Lake Minnetonka Could Face Historically Late Ice-Out

Unseasonably chilly weather could make for a historically late ice-out date on Lake Minnetonka. And businesses along Minnetonka’s shoreline have been squeezed by our unusual cold.

04/16/2013

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Dayton Confronts Minn. Businesses Over Taxes

Gov. Mark Dayton has told Minnesota business leaders to expect his revised budget plan to call for $1.8 billion in new state taxes, largely by raising rates on the highest earners.

03/13/2013

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Rochester Reacts To Mayo Clinic Expansion News

A little more than 100,000 people live in Rochester – but how is the city reacting to the news of a possible influx of 30,000 new Mayo Clinic employees?

01/30/2013

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Spotty Midwestern Snow A Mixed Bag For Businesses

Just a week ago, things looked dire for Sarah and Tim Long, owners of Timbers Resort in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Snow is their winter lifeblood, drawing outdoor sports enthusiasts from far and wide, yet the ground was bare.

01/26/2013

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St. Paul Businesses Give Hockey A Warm Welcome Back

The Minnesota Wild will take on the Colorado Avalanche Saturday night at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, and while the puck drops at 8 p.m., business will be booming on West 7th Street for hours leading up the the start of the shortened season.

01/19/2013

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Big Snow Means Big Smiles For Snow Lovers, Businesses

Sunday’s snowstorm brought the most single day snowfall in nearly two years. The big totals made for big smiles on the faces of snow lovers and business owners alike.

12/10/2012

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Hurricane Sandy’s Effects Reaching Minnesota

Some local businesses are feeling the strain of delayed flights, power outages and damage from Hurricane Sandy.

10/30/2012

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Restaurant Owner Happy To See Stillwater Lift Bridge Renovated

It’s quiet along Stillwater’s Main Street on Monday, just how Bebo Youseff likes it.

09/10/2012

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Cities Turn To Businesses To Help Fund Fireworks

Professional fireworks are expensive and some communities have turned to private funding. The mayor of Rochester has found that getting lots of businesses involved is the way to get more bucks for the city’s big bang.

07/03/2012

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Minn. Senate Passes GOP Tax Relief Measures

The Minnesota Senate voted Friday to reduce and eventually eliminate the state’s property tax on businesses and to give an income tax break to married couples.

03/30/2012

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