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Xcel: Higher Electric Rates, Fewer Outages

As part of a deal to raise its electric rates, Xcel Energy is promising to spend more to prevent widespread power outages that have plagued Fargo in recent months.

02/29/2012

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Mild Winter Keeps Spirits High, Natural Gas Prices Low

CenterPoint Energy spokeswoman Rebecca Virden says January’s home heating prices will be the lowest they’ve seen in ten years.

01/09/2012

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Lottery Changes Powerball Prizes, Ticket Price

Attention lottery players: Powerball tickets will be doubling in price, but that means bigger jackpots, too.

01/02/2012

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Despite Dip In Prices, 2011 Is Record Year For Gasoline

A new survey found the typical household will have spent more than $4,100 dollars on gas this year — that’s a record. But with gas prices hovering around $3.15 a gallon, we still think we’re saving money.

12/21/2011

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The Price Of Beef Goes Up As Cattle Herds Get Smaller

If beef is what’s for dinner, then dinner is getting more and more expensive. In fact, the retail price for a pound of ground beef is up 17 percent from just a year ago.

12/05/2011

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Black Friday: Let The Deals Begin!

Two hours before Black Friday officially began, many shoppers were already waiting in lines, hoping to be the first one through the door.

11/24/2011

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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

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Same Glass Of Milk, Very Different Prices

Got milk? You’re probably paying a lot more for it than last year. WCCO tracked the price for more than a month and discovered you could be paying twice as much depending on where you shop and what brand you buy.

10/27/2011

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Stamp Price Increase May Not Save Some MN Mail Centers

The price of mailing a letter is going up again. Starting on Jan. 22, a first-class, 1-ounce letter will cost a penny more at 45 cents.

10/18/2011

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CenterPoint’s Tiered-Pricing Gets Shelved

It’s been in the works for little more than one heating season but a controversial natural gas pricing program is already being suspended.

09/19/2011

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School Lunch Food Prices Up From Last Year

Monday marked the first day of school for kids in the Minneapolis School District. While parents may have already noticed an increase in the cost of school supplies, a new report shows you can also expect price hikes when packing your kids’ lunchbox.

08/29/2011

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Investors Turn To Gold After U.S. Downgrade

America’s credit downgrade has many investors turning to gold. As a result, the price of an ounce of gold shot up to more than $1,700.

08/09/2011

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Moneywatch Editor Jill Schlesinger Previews Wall Street Week

CBS Moneywatch Editor at Large Jill Schlesinger j0ined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to preview the week ahead on Wall Street.

08/01/2011

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MLB Ticket Prices Up Slightly To $26.91 Average

Major League Baseball ticket prices have increased only slightly for the second straight year.

04/01/2011

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Gas Prices Threaten Recovery

Lunchtime at La Cucaracha Mexican restaurant in St. Paul is busy. Likewise, in many other St. Paul restaurants, more folks are dining out more often.

02/28/2011

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Fewer Apples Harvested, Prices Up In Minnesota

Minnesota harvested fewer apples in 2010. But, growers say prices recovered from a downturn the previous year.

01/06/2011

Minneapolis Tops in Home Price Drops

More than 40% of homes for sale in Minneapolis area have had price reduction

08/12/2010

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