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Minn.’s Dayton ‘Embarrassed’ By Own Charity Giving

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is professing embarrassment over his relatively low level of charitable giving last year and says he’ll remedy it this year. Dayton acknowledged personal disappointment Wednesday that his 2012 tax return released a day earlier showed $1,000 in charitable donations.

11/13/2013

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Parents Angry Over Mpls. School Board Cutting All-Day Kindergarten

A group of parents let the Minneapolis School Board have it on Friday. They are not happy about plans to do away with all-day kindergarten at Kenny Elementary School, as many of the district’s schools will be losing hundreds of thousands of dollars.

03/15/2013

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Motorcycle Group Has Raised $130,000+ For Amber Alerts

Just last week, an 8-month-old Minneapolis boy kidnapped from his home was found safe after an Amber Alert. You may have seen the alert posted on highway signs, or even been notified on your cell phone.

02/28/2013

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2 Mpls. Women Sentenced For Stealing More Than $1M From ING

Two Minneapolis women were sentenced Wednesday in federal court for stealing more than $1 million from the ING life insurance company.

02/27/2013

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Good Question: Does Money Equal Happiness?

The odds of winning the Powerball are about 171 million to 1. But a $2 ticket does buy you a chance to dream. And probably a whole new group of friends you never knew you had.

11/28/2012

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Wait, How Much Will Be Spent On Pet Halloween Costumes?

It’s not just kids who will be showing up at your door in costume this Halloween.

10/10/2012

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Reality Check: $500M Already Spent On Political Ads

The 2012 Presidential campaign set a record this week, but it’s one that calls for a Reality Check. The campaigns and their supporters have already spent as much money so far – it’s only mid-August — as they did for the entire 2008 campaign.

08/17/2012

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Good Question: Why Do So Many Prices End In 99?

With all the weapons retailers have to try to get our money, it’s hard to imagine that a penny has much of a pull. Yet, check the prices: $9.99, $19.99, $99.99. The 9 is ubiquitous. So, why do so many prices end in 99, and does the one penny really make that much of a difference?

11/07/2011