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Reality Check: Minnesota Millionaires In Congress

Democrats are continuing their TV ad war against Republican 8th district Congressional candidate Stewart Mills, calling him an “out of touch millionaire.” But if he’s elected, Mills would join hundreds of other millionaires in Congress, including many from Minnesota.

10/03/2014

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5 Minnesotans Make Forbes’ 400 Wealthiest List

Five Minnesotans have made the list for wealthiest people in the country. The top 400 richest Americans are reported by Forbes magazine every year. And the highest ranking from Minnesota at number 133 is Whitney MacMillan.

09/30/2014

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Scam Phone Calls Targeting U Of M Students, Asking For Money

University of Minnesota police say there has recently been a string of scam phone calls targeting students, asking them to pay legal fees or overdue taxes. According to the university, the caller will identify themselves as a police officer, or FBI agent, and tell the potential victim they have overdue legal fees.

09/25/2014

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In Money Chase, Minnesota Dems Keep Upper Hand

Minnesota Democrats have the financial upper hand in an election campaign where the party is seeking to maintain a firm grip on state government power, according to fundraising reports made public Wednesday.

09/24/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee Hump Day 9-24-14!

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09/24/2014

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GOP’s Johnson Has $866K Ready For Governor’s Race

Republican gubernatorial candidate Jeff Johnson says he has $866,000 in the bank for his campaign to defeat Gov. Mark Dayton.

09/23/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: 8-19-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Miss something from Tuesday’s show? Check out the Podcast Section by clicking the link above.

08/19/2014

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Podcast Page: 8-12-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

Click the link above to head to Dave’s Podcast Page.

08/12/2014

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Podcast Page: 8-5-14 The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

How much is the Auditors Race costing one candidate? The Morning Take has that answer, plus other highlights on the PODCAST PAGE for Dave Lee. Click the link above to get there.

08/05/2014

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Good Question: Can You Count On Social Security?

With the uncertainty of the stock market, it’s nice to have Social Security there for retirement. But Social Security’s very own board of trustees said that unless changes are made, it could be depleted by the year 2033.

08/04/2014

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Police: Drug Suspect Threw Cash On Wis. Bridge

An alleged drug suspect brought Minnesota-bound traffic on the Blatnik Bridge to a brief standstill after police say he threw cash out of his car window in Superior.

07/31/2014

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Good Question: What Is Crowdfunding?

Crowdfunding is used for weddings, funerals and medical care, even college tuition. Relatives of passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 are the latest group to turn to crowd-funding to help solve the mystery. They launched a crowd-funding campaign in hopes of raising $5 million as a reward for a whistle-blower for information on the missing plane, and to start their own investigation.

06/10/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee

A monthly chat with Jordan Goodman and other highlights can be heard by clicking the LINK ABOVE.

06/10/2014

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How Moms Can Save Time, Money While Staying Stylish

You know that friend you always look forward to bumping into because they have the scoop on the latest trend or let you know about the product you just got to have? Blogs are that friend for a lot of people, and momtrends.com is a popular one founded by Nicole Feliciano.

05/28/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: Save Money With Lists

Most weeks, the WCCO Morning Show starts off the work week with some tips for keeping your body fit. But what about maintaining your financial health? For this week’s Get Movin’ Monday segment, Natalie Nyhus talked with money-saving expert Carrie Rocha to see how she is saving money by writing lists.

05/19/2014

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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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Save Loads Of Money On Laundry, Make Detergent At Home

If you have kids, you know how much the laundry can pile up. And how much detergent can cost.

05/13/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 5-13-14

To listen to highlights from today’s program, CLICK THE LINK ABOVE.

05/13/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Pay CEOs So Much To Leave?

It’s not yet clear exactly how much newly resigned Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel stands to make from his severance package, but analysts say it could be anywhere from $9 million to $55 million. Target is expected to release its latest proxy statement this month.

05/05/2014

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Punch Pizza Inspires Small Business Owner To Raise Wages

A Twin Cities pizza chain is getting national attention once again for leading the way with higher employee wages. “Hi, everybody.  In my state of the union address, I talked about pizza.  More specifically, I talked about a pizza chain in Minneapolis – Punch Pizza – whose owner, John Soranno, made the business decision to give his employees a raise to ten bucks an hour,” President Obama said in his weekly address.

04/26/2014

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Millions Pumping Through Minn. Campaign Stream

Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.

04/15/2014

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Give Your Personal Finances A Spring Cleaning, Too

Now that we’re finally getting out of winter, a lot of us will start our spring cleaning. That includes getting your finances tied up. However, it’s also tax season, so the last thing you may feel like doing is crunching more numbers.

03/26/2014

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Tax Breaks Coming To Many Minnesotans

Hundreds of thousands of Minnesotans will be getting a break on their taxes. Gov. Dayton signed $443 million of income and sales tax cuts into law Friday, after lawmakers passed the bill. The changes will take effect over next 15 months.

03/24/2014

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Minn. House Votes To Kick In School Lunch Money

The Minnesota House on Thursday voted unanimously to guarantee children don’t get denied a school lunch for lack of money. The bill, which passed 130-0, gained traction amid reports that some districts either denied lunches to kids who couldn’t afford them or gave them a lesser meal than their peers.

03/13/2014

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PODCAST PAGE: The Morning News With Dave Lee……. 3-11-14

Click the above link to listen to any of the 6 podcasts you may have missed today!

03/11/2014

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