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Losses Mounting As Orchestra Lockout Enters 5th Month

As the Minnesota Orchestra’s lockout continues into its fifth month, Minneapolis officials are grappling with the economic impact of lots of lost revenue.

02/25/2013

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Officials Say More Solar Energy Means More Jobs In Minnesota

Officials said Wednesday using more solar energy would mean more jobs in Minnesota. A new bill introduced at the State Capitol Wednesday would dramatically ramp up Minnesota’s investment in solar energy.

02/20/2013

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Woman Cited 4 Times In 1 Day For Speeding Identified

The 49-year-old woman who received no fewer than four speeding tickets last week after flying down on I-90 as fast as 112 mph has been identified.

01/30/2013

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Local Adoption Agency Taking ‘Wait-And-See’ Approach On Russia

A Twin Cities agency that handles many Russian adoptions is taking a wait-and-see approach to Russian President Putin’s signing of a bill that would ban adoptions by American parents.

12/28/2012

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Study Shows Americans Are Taking On More Debt

A new study shows net worth among American households has dropped to $57,000, a 43-year low.

12/06/2012

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Soaring Teen & Young Adult Unemployment Rate

An annual survey on kids’ well-being shows 16- to 24-year olds are finding it tough to get an entry-level job these days due to lingering effects of the recession and competition from older workers.

12/03/2012

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Traveling For Thanksgiving? A Few Things To Keep In Mind

A few things to keep in mind if air travel is in your plans this holiday week.

11/19/2012

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DWI Patrols Aim To Keep Halloween Weekend Sober

Halloween parties will be in full-swing, and the Minnesota Department of Public Safety is hoping a new round of radio spots will help remind folks to stay off the roads if they’ve been drinking.

10/26/2012

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Fargo’s Hotel Donaldson Hosts ‘Bras On Broadway’ Fundraiser

It’s going to be an uplifting day to say the least in Fargo. The first clue? Two miles worth of bras strung together and draped over Fargo’s Hotel Donaldson.

10/25/2012

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Foodies Rejoice, Restaurant Week Returns

Dying to try a new restaurant but holding back because it’s not in your budget? Have no fear, Restaurant Week is here.

10/22/2012

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Minnesota’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 5.8 Percent In September

The state’s unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to 5.8 percent in September, a full two percentage points better than the national rate.

10/18/2012

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2012 Could Be The Best Holiday Shopping Season In Years

Target is the latest to announce an aggressive price-matching policy — saying it will match prices of major online retailers, including Amazon, starting Nov. 1.

10/17/2012

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Wisconsin Wolf Hunt Underway Amid Controversy

Wisconsin’s first wolf hunting season is underway, and like in Minnesota, it’s not without some controversy.

10/15/2012

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Halloween Business Is BOOming In Minnesota

From the tame, child-friendly Planet Spooky to haunted houses and hayrides that will make you afraid to go to sleep, the business of “haunting” is serious business.

10/12/2012

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‘Explore Minnesota’ Officials Say State Tourism Is Up

The head of Explore Minnesota says the glass is “half full” when it comes to tourism in the state.

10/10/2012

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