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Good Question: How Much Should We Be Saving?

A new study finds we’re not saving nearly as much as we should or could. Interest.com looked at typical household spending in the Twin Cities and subtracted it from the area’s media after-tax income.

05/14/2014

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Good Question: Why Do Our Insurance Rates Rise So Quickly?

A few years back, Kathy Lesicka’s Monticello home had hail damage and needed the roof replaced. Two months after the repairs, her homeowners’ premium increased by $200. “That was the first time we ever claimed, and we were like, ‘We’ve been with you for 20 years, are you kidding me?’” she said.

10/03/2013

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Officials Say North Dakota Is Good Fit For Drones

North Dakota’s uncongested airspace and tumultuous weather conditions make the state an ideal spot for a civilian drones test site, say officials who are leading the campaign to land the federal project.

05/27/2013

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Agency Warns Minnesotans To Check Flood Coverage

The state Department of Commerce is warning Minnesotans to review whether they might need flood insurance as winter heads toward spring.

03/09/2013

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Local Couple Sues Am. Fam. For Deceptive Insurance Practices

It’s the second-largest insurer for homeowners in Minnesota. And now a local couple says American Family has been overcharging them for years.

02/18/2013

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Organized Crime Causes Spike In Car Insurance Fraud

A sophisticated routine is taking money directly from our wallets. Mark Kulda of the Insurance Federation of Minnesota says anyone involved in even a slight car accident could be at risk.

02/18/2013

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Travelocity To Refund Customers $2.5M For Insurance

More than 80,000 Minnesotans who bought travel insurance through Travelocity will be getting a refund.

02/15/2012

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Commerence Dept. Warns Elderly Of ‘Friendly’ Scammers

The Minnesota Department of Commerce said they caught a man who allegedly took advantage of senior citizens and swindled them out of $71,500.

01/24/2012

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Judge In Minn. Shutdown Rules On Several Services

The Ramsey County judge overseeing state spending in the government shutdown has ordered continued funding for several Minnesota Historical Society operations and continued pension payments for former state executive officers but denied a request to fund insurance investigators at the Department of Commerce.

07/08/2011

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