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Good Question: Is Free Shipping Really Free?

With $61 billion of our online dollars up for grabs this holiday, many more retailers are offering free shipping this season.

12/15/2014

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Retailers Set Back Holiday Shipping Deadlines

When it comes to holiday shopping, last-minute free shipping can be a saving grace for the procrastinator. “With shopping, I do put things off,” said Maggie McGill of Plymouth. Burned by missed Christmas deliveries last year, more stores plan to make you order early. Of the 92.3 percent of retailers polled who plan to offer free-standard shipping of some sort this holiday season.

10/29/2014

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Flooding Leaves Behind River Barge Roadblock

Commercial barge traffic should fully resume on the Mississippi River as early as next Tuesday. Parts of the heavily used upper Mississippi River were left impassible to barge and tug traffic after recent flooding left behind an unwanted surprise.

07/25/2014

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Q&A: Farmers, Shippers Wary Of Winter’s Fallout

While winter has been unforgiving to most of the Midwest, the next several months will dictate the season’s impact on all-important sectors, such as shipping and farming. Fast-melting snow in the northern Midwest likely won’t be able to soak into the frozen ground.

02/15/2014

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FedEx 2Q Net Income Misses Estimates

Rate increases helped FedEx Corp. post net income that was 14 percent higher than a year earlier, when superstorm Sandy hurt business. However, the second-quarter profit of $1.57 per share was lower than the $1.64 per share expected by analysts surveyed by FactSet.

12/18/2013

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Tips For Having Your Holiday Gifts Shipped

Many of us out there shop online to avoid the long lines at stores, and with that companies like FedEx and UPS are preparing for yet another busy shipping season.

12/05/2012

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Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ending

The shipping season is coming to an end on the Upper Mississippi River.

11/30/2012

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Good Question: How Can Online Retailers Ship Same Day?

The one thing you can’t get when you shop online is instant gratification. Now the gratification is getting closer to instant.

10/09/2012

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A Year After Floods, Shippers Face Low Miss. River

A year after the Mississippi River swelled to near-historic proportions and flooded farms and homes from Illinois to Louisiana, the level along the waterway’s southern half is so low that cargo barges have run aground and their operators have been forced to lighten their loads.

07/16/2012

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What’s Cheaper: Shipping Bags Or Checking Them?

Airline travelers tend to carry-on about baggage fees these days. Airlines like Delta and American charge $25 for the first bag, $35 for the second, for domestic flights.

03/01/2012

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The Good Life For Less: Discounted Gifts

Check out some more holiday deals to help cross off your holiday gift list and fill your stocking — all while keeping your wallet jolly.

12/12/2011

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Minn. Firewood: A Hot Holiday Gift Among The Rich

No diamond rings and fancy cars for the rich and famous — all they want is firewood from Minnesota.

12/08/2011

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Season Ends For Upper Mississippi River Shipping

The navigation season has officially come to an end on the Upper Mississippi River.

12/05/2011

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Duluth Port Hits 1 Million Tons Of Wind Turbines

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority has passed a milestone: more than 1 million tons of wind turbine components have shipped through the port.

09/09/2011

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The Good Life For Less: The ‘Eyes’ Have It

Time to take care of your eye sight! And boy — there are some great deals happening if you are short on cash.

03/30/2011

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