Xcel: Thousands In Parts Of Twin Cities Affected By Power OutageAround 23,000 customers have been affected by a large power outage in parts of the Twin Cities early Wednesday afternoon, according to Xcel Energy.
No Consensus On Notifying Victims Of Data BreachesThe data breach at Target Corp. that exposed millions of credit card numbers has focused attention on the patchwork of state consumer notification laws and renewed a push for a single national standard.
Frigid Temps Can’t Stop Holiday Deal HuntersStore owners at the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes are hoping for a warmer weekend. Unlike traditional malls, where it's always 70 degrees, customers at these shops occasionally have to venture outside, going door to door. Liz Schiller is the owner of Juniper, a small boutique that features local designers and artists. "We do see a decrease in business when the weather is frigid like today," Schiller said. When the temperature drops, so do the prices at a lot of Arbor Lakes' stores. Discounts and incentives are offered to those willing to spend a little time outside.
Fmr. Chisholm Man Pleads Guilty To Defrauding Customers Of $1MA 26-year-old Michigan man, formerly of Chisholm, pleaded guilty to defrauding customers of his custom car shop out of more than $1 million. Edwin Scott Verdung pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, and one count of transaction money laundering while working at Memory Lane Classics.
Illnesses Prompt Wide Whole Foods Cheese RecallWhole Foods Market Inc. is recalling Crave Brothers Les Freres cheese in response to an outbreak of a bacterial infection that has sickened people in several states and killed at least one. Whole Foods says the cheese may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Looming MN Cigarette Tax Hike Spurs Buying FrenzyA big jump in the state's cigarette tax is still more than two weeks away, but it's already having a huge impact on smokers. They’re stocking up and changing their habits.
S. MN Restaurant Offers 'Conceal & Carry' DiscountPacking heat? Your gun can get you a discount at a southern Minnesota restaurant.
Which Local Grocers Have Cheapest, Best Produce?If you feel you are spending more at the grocery store, you are -- a lot more. The federal government's consumer price index shows area grocery store prices have jumped 40 percent in the last four years.
Starbucks Song That Got Man FiredA young man, frustrated by customers wrote a song about his customers.
CenterPoint Energy Customers Could Get A RefundHundreds of thousands of CenterPoint Energy gas customers could be in store for refund.
Good Question: Why Are Successful Banks Raising Fees?Wells Fargo is imposing a $3 monthly debit card fee for customers in five states, a move that comes after Bank of America increased its debit-card fees to $5 a month. So, why are banks raising fees even after reporting record quarterly profits?
Customers Subdue Wis. Robber Who Attacked WomanPolice say bystanders subdued a would-be robber who attacked a female customer while trying to hold up a gas station in Sheboygan Falls.