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Propane Shortage Also Impacting Turkey Farms

The winter’s propane shortage isn’t just affecting homeowners. Animals are being impacted, too. Minnesota is the No. 1 turkey producer in the nation. And every winter, turkey farmers go through thousands of gallons of propane to heat barns and keep livestock warm.

01/31/2014

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Wisconsin’s Largest Wolf Hunt Zone To Close

Wisconsin’s largest wolf-hunting zone is about to close, leaving only a single zone open just three weeks into the season.

11/06/2013

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Insured Minnesotans Feel Like They’re Losing Out

Nearly 280,000 Minnesotans who pay for their own insurance will receive a letter from their health care provider detailing some small and some large changes to their plans.

10/31/2013

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Cop Cameras Could Cut Back On Complaints, ‘Use Of Force’

Some Minneapolis city leaders believe fitting police officers with cameras on their uniforms can save the city money and protect officers from frivolous complaints. On Thursday, council members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff and Cam Gordon showed the body cameras to members of the media.

10/17/2013

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Thanksgiving Airfare: Every Day You Wait Is An Extra $5

While Thanksgiving is still more than a month away, travel experts said you should’ve started solidifying your travel plans — yesterday. Travel websites predict the average cost for a round-trip ticket this year will be $415. That’s a jump of nearly 7 percent from last year.

10/16/2013

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6 Ways To Save $ On Halloween Candy, Costumes & More

Did you know Halloween is the second most expensive holiday for consumers, behind only Christmas? Yep. Didn’t think so. In fact, the National Retail Federation said the average person is expected to spend more than $75 on decor, costumes, and candy.

10/15/2013

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Reality Check: Are Personal Seat Licenses A Risky Investment?

In the Minnesota Vikings’ new 65,000 seat NFL stadium, the club will charge 48,000 fans a one-time personal seat license fee even before they’re allowed to buy a season ticket. Fans may have sticker shock at the price tag, but PSLs are not uncommon.

10/04/2013

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Postal Service Eyes Another Stamp Price Increase

The financially strapped U.S. Postal Service wants to raise stamp prices again. It could soon cost 49 cents to mail a letter. The post office said the 3 cent price hike is a last resort to deal with extreme financial challenges.

09/25/2013

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Not Everyone Enjoying Vikings’ ‘Home Game’ In London

Like the Vikings themselves, Hubert’s Sports Bar across the street from Mall of America Field has a loyal fan base of their own. “We have people who have been coming in for years,” manager Jody Anderly said. “They have their favorite table, their favorite server, and they’re not going to vary their routine at all.”

09/24/2013

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When, And Where, To Trade-In Your iPhone

When it comes to Apple, John O’Brien Schroeder is excited to take a bite out of what the newest iPhone has to offer. “The iPhone 5S has touch ID, which has the method of unlocking the phone by your fingerprint,” O’Brien Schroeder said. O’Brien Schroeder works for Team Technology in Woodbury. They’ve specialized in Apple products for more than 30 years.

09/11/2013

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Travail Restaurant’s Kickstart Campaign Blows By Goal

A restaurant that tries to bring fine dining to the masses got a lot of help from those masses on Tuesday night. Travail in Robbinsdale closed down in April to change locations to a bigger space. On Tuesday it started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to help build it with the goal of $75,000 in the next 30 days.

09/10/2013

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How Much Will MNsure Cost? Reality Check

On Friday, MNsure — Minnesota’s new online health insurance exchange — will reveal how much consumers will pay for insurance premiums under the program, which is part of the new federal health care law. The top question at the MNsure call center has been, “How much will I pay for insurance?”

09/05/2013

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Critics & Consumers Both Calling On MNsure

The new state run health care exchange is already facing troubles and you can’t even buy-in until October. On Tuesday the head of MNsure said its original estimates on premiums was too high. MNsure is the health exchange required under President Obama’s health care reform plan.

09/03/2013

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Sequestration Putting The Squeeze On Youth Military Program

A program that gives teens a firsthand military experience is coping with budget cuts due to sequestration, the automatic federal spending cuts. The U.S. Sea Cadets Twin Cities squadron teaches responsibility, dedication, even boot camp-type training drills.

07/27/2013

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Gas Prices Expected To Rise During Peak Vacation Time

Don’t be surprised if your wallet is feeling a little lighter after that last fill-up. Gas prices nationwide are at their highest point of the year — and they’re only expected to climb higher.

07/22/2013

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2 Weeks After Storm, Felled Trees Still Litter Metro

Two weeks ago, the metro was moments from a historic storm, as more Minnesotans ended up losing power than ever before. And then there were the downed trees – and some home owners are still trying to figure out how to remove trees in their own yard, a process that often costs thousands of dollars.

07/05/2013

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Deer Tick Drug’s Price Tag Skyrockets 18-Fold

If you’re just returning from a trip to the cabin, you know summer tick season is in full swing. With that comes the threat of infection, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota is one of the leading states for tick infection.

05/28/2013

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Nearly 700 State Workers Earn More Than $100K

There was a lot of debate at the Capitol this year about pay raises for Minnesota lawmakers. But a WCCO investigation found soaring salaries are actually going to state employees who work as staff members.

05/22/2013

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MN Gas Prices Still The Nation’s Most Expensive

Another day, another infamous No. 1 ranking as Minnesota still has the highest gas prices in the nation, according to GasBuddy.com.

05/18/2013

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Interim Xcel Rate Hike Showing Up In Electricity Bills

It takes a lot of poles, plants and power lines to satisfy Minnesota’s demand for electricity. Xcel Energy has been meeting that challenge for decades.

02/11/2013

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Comparing Thanksgiving Meal Prices As Costs Rise

When every penny counts for many families, the cost of Thanksgiving doesn’t leave many people “thankful.”

11/13/2012

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Good Question: What Do Vendors Pay To Be At The State Fair?

Everywhere you look at the Minnesota State Fair there’s another vendor, a booth, a stand. According to the fair, there are 1,200 to 1,300 licenses for businesses to operate for 12 days.

08/29/2012

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Penny For Your Thoughts: Stamp Prices Go Up 1 Cent

First-class stamp prices jumped up a penny on Monday.

01/23/2012

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Jeweler: Expect Significant Price Increases For Diamonds

Intense sparkle may not be the only thing that deserves a double take when it comes to diamonds.

01/05/2012

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Gas Prices Rise As U.S. Prints Money

gallon of gas in the Twin Cities is running $3.49 a gallon.

02/26/2011

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