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You Won’t Believe The Average Cost Of Supplying A High Schooler

The price of back to school shopping is rising. According to a new survey, parents will spend an average of $669 and 28 cents on clothes, shoes, supplies and electronics.

07/17/2014

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Report: Twin Cities Weddings Cost More Than National Average

A new report breaks down the amount the average American couple spends on their wedding day — and the result may make eloping sound like a pretty good plan.

04/29/2014

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Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, ‘Use Of Force’

Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.

10/17/2013

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Thanksgiving Airfare: Every Day You Wait Is An Extra $5

While Thanksgiving is still more than a month away, travel experts said you should’ve started solidifying your travel plans — yesterday. Travel websites predict the average cost for a round-trip ticket this year will be $415. That’s a jump of nearly 7 percent from last year.

10/16/2013

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6 Ways To Save $ On Halloween Candy, Costumes & More

Did you know Halloween is the second most expensive holiday for consumers, behind only Christmas? Yep. Didn’t think so. In fact, the National Retail Federation said the average person is expected to spend more than $75 on decor, costumes, and candy.

10/15/2013

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Reality Check: Are Personal Seat Licenses A Risky Investment?

In the Minnesota Vikings’ new 65,000 seat NFL stadium, the club will charge 48,000 fans a one-time personal seat license fee even before they’re allowed to buy a season ticket. Fans may have sticker shock at the price tag, but PSLs are not uncommon.

10/04/2013

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Quick Tips On Navigating MNsure

Minnesota is days away from launching its new health insurance program as Minnesotans will pay the lowest average monthly premiums in the country. That’s according to new numbers from the Obama administration made public on Wednesday.

09/25/2013

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Postal Service Eyes Another Stamp Price Increase

The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service wants to raise stamp prices again. It could soon cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The post office said the 3 cent price hike is a last resort to deal with extreme financial challenges.

09/25/2013

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Not Everyone Enjoying Vikings’ ‘Home Game’ In London

Like the Vikings themselves, Hubert’s Sports Bar across the street from Mall of America Field has a loyal fan base of their own. “We have people who have been coming in for years,” manager Jody Anderly said. “They have their favorite table, their favorite server, and they’re not going to vary their routine at all.”

09/24/2013

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When, And Where, To Trade-In Your iPhone

When it comes to Apple, John O’Brien Schroeder is excited to take a bite out of what the newest iPhone has to offer. “The iPhone 5S has touch ID, which has the method of unlocking the phone by your fingerprint,” O’Brien Schroeder said. O’Brien Schroeder works for Team Technology in Woodbury. They’ve specialized in Apple products for more than 30 years.

09/11/2013

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Travail Restaurant’s Kickstart Campaign Blows By Goal

A restaurant that tries to bring fine dining to the masses got a lot of help from those masses on Tuesday night. Travail in Robbinsdale closed down in April to change locations to a bigger space. On Tuesday it started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help build it with the goal of $75,000 in the next 30 days.

09/10/2013

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How Much Will MNsure Cost? Reality Check

On Friday, MNsure — Minnesota’s new online health insurance exchange — will reveal how much consumers will pay for insurance premiums under the program, which is part of the new federal health care law. The top question at the MNsure call center has been, “How much will I pay for insurance?”

09/05/2013

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Ongoing Orchestra Lockout Could Affect Music Across The World

You may think the ongoing orchestra lock-out is a Minnesota thing. But musicians are saying what happens here could affect music across the world, as the ongoing musicians vs. the orchestra dispute got trickier today. A financial review came down and orchestra administrators said it proves they’ve been financially responsible.

09/03/2013

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Critics & Consumers Both Calling On MNsure

The new state run health care exchange is already facing troubles and you can’t even buy-in until October. On Tuesday the head of MNsure said its original estimates on premiums was too high. MNsure is the health exchange required under President Obama’s health care reform plan.

09/03/2013

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Hot Spell Pushes Xcel To Near Record Power Use

Buzzing cicadas signal yet another hot August day. But it’s the scorched lawn and grinding of an air conditioner that are Brett Severson’s clue. “My A/C is running all the time — I’d guess my bill is about $400 a month,” Severson said.

08/28/2013

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