Around 23,000 customers have been affected by a large power outage in parts of the Twin Cities early Wednesday afternoon, according to Xcel Energy.
The 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.
Store 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.
A 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.
Whole 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.
A 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.
Packing heat? Your gun can get you a discount at a southern Minnesota restaurant.
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.
A young man, frustrated by customers wrote a song about his customers.
Hundreds of thousands of CenterPoint Energy gas customers could be in store for refund.
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?
Police say bystanders subdued a would-be robber who attacked a female customer while trying to hold up a gas station in Sheboygan Falls.
Research in Motion is still trying to correct a worldwide outage affecting BlackBerry cell phone users.
Target is a victim of its own success.
Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says a propane gas supplier she sued two years ago over pricing and fees has settled with the state for $450,000.
WCCO-TV brought you a story in May about a Minneapolis based car business benefiting from high gas prices. The company, Civics Reborn, puts new parts in used Honda Civics. But in the weeks after the story aired, WCCO received a growing number of customers with complaints, saying the business needs a tune up
Xcel Energy reported early Tuesday night that 3,108 customers were without electricity. The outage was the result of the gusty winds, according to Xcel.
Xcel Energy says it’s working to restore service to about 1,000 Twin Cities customers still without power in the wake of this week’s severe weather.