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Business Lobby Targets Auto-Hikes To Minimum Wage

Minnesota’s leading business group wants state lawmakers to scrap the new minimum wage law that allows for inflationary increases after the hourly rate reaches $9.50 in 2016.

12 hours ago

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Best 2015 New Year’s Eve Parties In Minnesota

Here are five good reasons not to stay at home to watch the crystal ball drop in Times Square.

23 hours ago

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Minnesota Exports Record $5.5B In Third Quarter

State officials say Minnesota exports have jumped nearly 6 percent in the last year. Minnesota exported a record $5.5 billion of manufactured, agricultural and mining products in the third quarter of 2014, the Department of Employment and Economic Development announced Wednesday. That’s up 5.8 percent from the same period last year.

12/17/2014

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Best Places For New Year’s Day Brunch 2015 In Minnesota

Relax and go out for brunch on New Year’s Day

12/17/2014

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Ask An Expert: DIY Gift Ideas

Why not make this holiday season a little more personal? These ideas, from local expert Brittany Lepowsky, are simple, beautiful and will represent how much your loved ones mean to you, even if you only have a few bucks in your pocket.

12/16/2014

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MNsure Moves 2015 Sign-Up Deadline To Dec. 20

Minnesota families are getting more time to sign up for health insurance. MNsure had set a midnight deadline on Monday if you needed coverage starting on Jan. 1. But Monday afternoon, the agency pushed that back to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

12/15/2014

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74-Year-Old Man Dead After Van Hit By 81-Year-Old

A 74-year-old Oronoco, Minnesota, man died Monday in a crash in St. Croix County after his van rolled onto its roof.

12/15/2014

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Best Holiday Markets In Minnesota

Ring in the holidays with fun, décor and gifts at these festive markets.

12/15/2014

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DeRusha Eats: McGarry’s Irish Pub

Minnesotans love Irish pubs, so Jason DeRusha took a drive to Maple Plain, Minnesota, and found a classic pub in an unlikely spot.

12/13/2014

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Best Places To Rent Outdoor Gear In Minnesota

Don’t want to spend the money buying expensive equipment, but still want to enjoy the lush Minnesota wilderness? Rent from one of these local stores.

12/13/2014

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Best Places To Cut Your Own Christmas Tree In Minnesota

Don’t buy your tree from the store. Get outside and cut down your own at one of these local farms.

12/12/2014

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Best Up-And-Coming Minnesota Bands Of 2014

These local bands are blowing up the local music scene. Treat your ears to something new and give them a listen.

12/11/2014

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Authorities Seeking 2 Suspects In Armed GameStop Robbery

Authorities say two masked men robbed a Game Stop in St. Anthony Tuesday evening – one armed with a pistol. At 8:35 p.m., two men entered the store and grabbed numerous gaming systems and fled by stealing an employee’s car (picture below). The vehicle is still missing.

12/10/2014

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Local Music Tap: ‘Entertainment Jill’ & Fostering Female Talent

Calley Bliss — the founder of Entertainment Jill – has a great tagline that she acknowledges is somewhat cheesy, but it perfectly describes what her new company strives to do: foster talent and give female musicians a voice.

12/10/2014

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Minnesota Board Won’t Set Rules On Execution Drugs

Minnesota regulators won’t adopt a policy that would bar pharmacists from mixing lethal drugs that could be used in administering the death penalty elsewhere.

12/10/2014

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