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Card Replacements After Target Breach Cost Est. $750K

The 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.

02/20/2014

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Propane Shortage Also Impacting Turkey Farms

The 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.

01/31/2014

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Amid Cold, Rural MN Feels Pinch Of Rising Propane Prices

The 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.

01/24/2014

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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.

01/21/2014

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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.

10/31/2013

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After Heidi’s Surprise Closing, Workers Still Seek $24,000 In Wages

Employees 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.

10/29/2013

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Glitch Adds Extra $1,000 On Some U Of M Students’ Bill

Some 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.

09/10/2013

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Hennepin & Ramsey Tack On $10 Wheelage Tax On Drivers

Vehicle owners in Minnesota’s two largest counties will soon pay more to register their cars and trucks. On Tuesday, commissioners in both Hennepin and Ramsey counties approved an inaugural $10 wheelage tax per vehicle.

07/16/2013

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Wacky Weather Putting Potential Damper On 4-H Competition

The summer fair season has arrived and in the next few weeks, children from around state will bring their livestock to 4-H competitions. Last year, there was concern that the dry weather would have an impact on the size and turnout of livestock during this year’s fair season.

07/06/2013

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Outrage Over New Comcast Fee Hike Has Politicians, Regulators Involved

A notice from Comcast — also known as XFINITY — of a new fee is prompting outrage and confusion.

02/20/2013

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U of Minn. Hires Firm To Study Admin. Costs

The University of Minnesota has hired an outside consulting firm to analyze the university’s administrative costs and report to state lawmakers.

02/08/2013

Minneapolis Water Main Break

Mpls Releases Estimate Of Water Main Break Cost

The city of Minneapolis is releasing an early estimate for the cost of a huge water main break that sent water rushing through downtown.

01/24/2013

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How To Manage Childrens’ Holiday Gift Expectations

According to a study by the American Research Group, Americans will spend an average of $854 in holiday gifts.

12/11/2012

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Heating Costs Predicted To Rise This Winter

Heating costs hit record lows because of last year’s mild winter, but predictions of a “normal” season this year could mean a big increase.

10/10/2012

Minnesota State Fair

Good Question: What Do Vendors Pay To Be At The State Fair?

Everywhere you look at the Minnesota State Fair there’s another vendor, a booth, a stand. According to the fair, there are 1,200 to 1,300 licenses for businesses to operate for 12 days.

08/29/2012

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