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Gas Prices Finally Start To Fall Nationwide

Cindy Schnaith is practically giddy when gassing up these days. It wasn’t more than a month ago that filling up her sport utility vehicle cost her nearly $80 per tankful.

10/23/2012

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High Corn Prices Could Make Bacon More Expensive

A shortage down on the farm could lead to a price spike for a popular breakfast-time staple. This summer’s record drought has hurt many crops like corn. And pigs eat corn, making them more expensive to raise.

09/26/2012

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2 Same Flights, 2 Different Prices: Frequent Flyer Discrepancies

Minnesota’s largest airline is making changes after we uncovered frequent flyers were paying more for some plane tickets.

05/15/2012

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Good Question: What’s The Best Day To Buy Gas?

There are a few things you can be sure of during the spring time. The grass will turn green, your taxes will be due and, just like Canadian Geese, your gas prices will start heading north.

04/03/2012

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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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