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Grim Tuesday At Target Corp. As 1,700 Lose Their Jobs

A new round of layoffs will reportedly begin Tuesday at Target’s Minneapolis headquarters, one day after Gov. Mark Dayton met with the company’s CEO. Employees said that a couple dozen upper managers were let go on Monday.

03/10/2015

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A Short History Of Target

Target’s massive workforce reduction is the latest milestone in a company that has long and colorful history in Minnesota. The Dayton Company, which had popular department stores throughout the Twin Cities, decided to launch something new in 1961 — a discount chain.

03/10/2015

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4 Things To Know: Frat Busted, Target Layoffs, & More

These are the four stories you need to be aware of for Tuesday, March 10. They include the University of Oklahoma fraternity that was busted after being caught saying a racist chant, and Uber’s promise to boost gender parity in their driving force.

03/10/2015

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With Target Layoffs Looming, Psychologist Offers Advice

On the heels of Target’s announcement to cut thousands of workers over the next two years, Governor Mark Dayton met with Target’s top executive on Monday. Allina Psychologist Lauren Fogel said there are things employees can do when fearing a layoff.

03/09/2015

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‘Fearful’ Target Employees Receptive To Recruiters

As Minnesota’s governor meets with Target’s top executive, other companies are taking aim at its nervous employees.

03/09/2015

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Dayton Says Target CEO Affirms Commitment To Minnesota

Gov. Mark Dayton says he’s received assurances from Target Corp.’s chief executive that the company will keep a robust corporate presence in Minnesota.

03/09/2015

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Talking Points: Target’s Job Cuts & New Digital Focus

Last week, the news broke that Target Corp. plans to lay off several thousand employees at its Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park corporate headquarters.

03/08/2015

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Good Question: Who Are Minnesota’s Top Employers?

Earlier this week, the CEO of Target announced the company would cut several thousand jobs over the next two years at its Minneapolis headquarters.

Right now, Target ranks fourth when it comes to the number of employees in Minnesota, according to Twin Cities Business Magazine.

03/05/2015

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Target CEO’s Walmart Past May Shape Post-Layoff Management

Target stock closed down slightly a day after the company announced several thousand employees at its Minneapolis headquarters would be losing their jobs. It’s part of a restructuring plan that the CEO is promising will change how you shop at their stores.

03/04/2015

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Minnesota Governor Seeks Meeting With Target CEO On Layoffs

Gov. Mark Dayton is seeking a meeting “as soon as possible” with Target Corp.’s chief executive about the significant layoff affecting employees at the company’s Minnesota headquarters. Dayton told reporters Wednesday that he did not get advance warning as is customary with major jobs announcements of state-based corporations.

03/04/2015

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Target Reportedly Planning To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

Target Corp. is planning to cut several thousand jobs over the next two years to save nearly $2 billion from its budget. Target plans to make those cuts through corporate restructuring and other improvements.

03/03/2015

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New Shopping Cart Designed For Kids With Special Needs

It’s called Caroline’s Cart, and it allows parents and caregivers to maneuver one device, rather than a cart and a wheelchair.

02/26/2015

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Target Reports 4Q Loss On Canada Pullout

Target Corp. reported a loss in its fourth quarter, dragged down by costs to end its money-losing foray in Canada. But the discount retailer recorded strong sales as shoppers bought more clothing and other items over the holiday period.

02/25/2015

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Target To Introduce New Organic Products

People who like to go organic will soon have more options at Target. Target said it’s planning to double its offering of organic and sustainable products this year from a little more than 100 to more than 200.

02/23/2015

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Target Testing New REDPerks Rewards Program

Target is testing a new way to reward its customers. It’s in the form of a mobile app that keeps track of how much money you spend.

02/19/2015

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Target Canada Suppliers Hit By Retailer’s Bankruptcy Filing

The end of Target’s Canadian operations has had a financial impact on small and medium businesses in Minnesota that supplied the retailer. Target’s Canadian division filed for bankruptcy protection last month and owes nearly $5 million to suppliers and service providers in Minnesota.

02/16/2015

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Good Questions: Hangnails, Legal Settlements, American Accents

Every Friday, we tackle a bunch of viewers’ burning questions. This week, Heather Brown explores hangnails, legal settlements and American accents.

02/13/2015

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Target Cutting 550 Jobs In Minnesota

The Minneapolis-based Target Corp. is reportedly shedding 550 jobs in Minnesota following the discount retailer’s retreat from Canada.

02/11/2015

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Target Agrees To $4M Settlement For Inaccurate Pricing

Target has agreed to pay nearly $4 million to settle a lawsuit that claims the retailer charged higher prices than advertised.

02/11/2015

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Canadian Court Approves Target To Begin Liquidating

Target Canada has received court approval to begin liquidating its stock.

02/04/2015

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Target Among Retailers Accused In Herbal Supplement Investigation

Numerous store brand supplements aren’t what their labels claim to be, an ongoing investigation of popular herbal supplements subjected to DNA testing has found, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Tuesday.

02/03/2015

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Target Plans More ‘Express’ Stores, Including 1 In Highland Park

Target announced they’re planning a number of new locations for their new micro-sized TargetExpress stores, including one set for the Highland Park neighborhood in St. Paul. Target field-tested the smaller format store in Dinkytown, opening up a 20,000-square-foot store last summer.

02/02/2015

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Fashion Designer Reinvents Line Of Yoplait Yogurt

Minnesota-based Yoplait yogurt enlisted the help of Minnesota fashion designer Christopher Straub to re-imagine the cups with a Signature Collection offered exclusively in Target stores.

01/26/2015

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Target Test Program Lets Shoppers Get Health Insurance In-Store

Target is testing a pilot program that allows you to shop health insurance in their stores. “Health care, no matter if you get your insurance from your employer or through an exchange or on the individual market, it’s still extremely confusing,” said Steve Lafferty, Target’s senior director of healthcare partnerships.

01/22/2015

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Podcast Page: The WCCO Morning News With Dave Lee 1-21-15

John Kline reacts to the State Of the Union address and other highlights from a HUMP DAY can be found by clicking the link above.

01/21/2015

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