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WCCO Investigates Complaints Of Rosemount Police

For months, some businesses in one Twin Cities suburb have been complaining that the cops are costing them money. So, WCCO asked for the numbers and spent a Friday night staked out on the streets.


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Dayton Urges Minn. Businesses To Adopt A School

Gov. Mark Dayton is encouraging Minnesota businesses to “adopt a school” and take a more active role in educating the state’s youth.


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Uptown Businesses Sad To See Loppet Moved

The yearly City of Lakes Loppet in Minneapolis is still on. But it’s being moved from it’s usual Uptown finish to Theodore Wirth Park, where they can make snow.


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Businesses That Rely On Snow Hurting For Some Flakes

For those dependent on snow and ice for a livelihood, Wednesday was a soggy reminder of how little snow and cold weather Minnesota has had. The economic blow to local and out-state resorts is already adding up, with retailers also taking a huge hit.


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Local Business Owners Meet With Google’s Eric Schmidt

Seventy-five years ago, the Johnson family set down roots in the floral business. It’s shop along Grand Avenue in St. Paul grew steadily. When the Internet came along in the mid-1990s, it truly blossomed. The Johnson’s soon discovered the power of the Google search engine.


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Good Question: Why Do So Many Prices End In 99?

With all the weapons retailers have to try to get our money, it’s hard to imagine that a penny has much of a pull. Yet, check the prices: $9.99, $19.99, $99.99. The 9 is ubiquitous. So, why do so many prices end in 99, and does the one penny really make that much of a difference?


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BWCAW Businesses: ‘We’re Back Open’

“Come on up — we’re open for business” — that’s the message from outfitters, resort owners and others in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.


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Giving Deals To Draw Customers During LRT Construction

A number of local businesses are getting creative to overcome light rail construction on the Central Corridor line.


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Sighs Of Relief From Businesses Affected By Shutdown

The budget compromise reached Thursday means 22,000 state workers will have a paycheck again, lottery tickets will soon be printed, horse jockeys will be busy and beer will be on the shelves.


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Mpls Businesses In Recovery Mode Following Tornado

Some north Minneapolis businesses were destroyed by the recent tornado and will never reopen. However, others are slowly making a comeback.


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Businesses Get Small Boost During LRT Construction

Businesses affected by the Central Corridor light rail construction are getting a small boost.


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Spring Weather Makes, Breaks Minn. Businesses

When it comes to the weather, some Minnesota businesses just can’t catch a break. Last year’s spring fell early, but this year’s just won’t seem to start.


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Residents Meet To Talk Central Corridor LRT Impact

There was a meeting Saturday for people who live and work near University Avenue where the next light rail line will be built.


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U.S. Commerce Secretary In Minn. For Conference

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke is scheduled to be in Minneapolis on Thursday to kick off a series of national conferences intended to help small and medium-sized businesses export their products.


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Valentine’s Day And Procrastination

On Valentine’s Day, love is in the air. However, there is also a bit of stress permeating the atmosphere.


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Who Is Actually Benefiting From All This Snow?

Monday’s snow just makes the streets, yards and everywhere else that much harder to deal with — creating a pile of pain for some Minnesota cities. However, there are businesses that do not have mutual feelings.


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Dayton: Export Push Coming To Minn. In February

Gov. Mark Dayton says an export push will bring top officials from President Barack Obama’s administration to Minnesota next month.