State Extends Emergency Declaration For Bird Flu ResponseState officials say the cost for responding to a deadly bird flu outbreak has risen to roughly $6 million. The scope of the outbreak has nearly doubled in the last week alone. Nearly 50 Minnesota turkey farms had been hit as of Friday, costing farmers almost 3 million birds.
The High Cost Of Competitive Pre-H.S. SportsCompetitive sports are starting earlier and costing more than ever. So, we're taking a look at how much families are really paying to play in some of the most popular sports.
A Look At Millennials: Education & College CostsMinnesota millennials face a tough challenge: a lot of jobs require degrees, but they don't come cheap. Minnesota millennials are smarter than ever, nearly 40 percent of young professionals in the state have a bachelor's degree or higher. That number puts Minnesota's youngest generation to join the work force seventh nationally.
How To Budget For Canine Medical CareYou'll find a dog in nearly one out of every three Minnesota homes. Their wagging tails can warm a person's heart, but the costs of being a dog owner can also do a number on their bank account.
The Bigger The Diamond Ring, The Shorter The Marriage?New insight into just how long a marriage will last. Research from Emory University suggests the bigger the diamond, the shorter the marriage.
Card Replacements After Target Breach Cost Est. $750KThe massive Target data breach is having a large impact on not just the company's customers, but is also costing Minnesota's credit unions hundreds of thousands of dollars. The Minnesota Credit Union Network says $750,000 has been lost.
Propane Shortage Also Impacting Turkey FarmsThe winter's propane shortage isn't just affecting homeowners. Animals are being impacted, too. Minnesota is the No. 1 turkey producer in the nation. And every winter, turkey farmers go through thousands of gallons of propane to heat barns and keep livestock warm.
Amid Cold, Rural MN Feels Pinch Of Rising Propane PricesThe extreme cold isn't just uncomfortable. It's becoming expensive, too, especially for homeowners in rural Minnesota who rely on propane to heat their homes. Prices jumped last fall, and with several subzero nights this winter, the cost of propane continues to climb.
Good Question: How Is Food Tax Decided?Right now, Papa Murphy's is fighting a push to tax its take-and-bake pizza. The pizza is not considered "prepared" food, so it's exempt. Looking at your grocery receipt to see what's taxed often doesn't make a whole lot of sense. So how is food tax decided? Heather Brown takes a close look at this Good Question.
Insured Minnesotans Feel Like They’re Losing Out Nearly 280,000 Minnesotans who pay for their own insurance will receive a letter from their health care provider detailing some small and some large changes to their plans.
After Heidi's Surprise Closing, Workers Still Seek $24,000 In WagesEmployees at a popular Uptown restaurant say they want money they worked hard for. Customers, and even some employees, showed up to Heidi's in Minneapolis a week ago to find a sign notifying them the restaurant was closed.
Glitch Adds Extra $1,000 On Some U Of M Students' BillSome University of Minnesota students are facing some unexpected charges, while the U said it will soon have it all straightened out. The university said a programming glitch added $1,000 to 1,800 students' bills for the semester.