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A First-Timer’s Guide To Airbnb

Tips on getting you started on Airbnb and how to be a good guest during your stay

07/31/2015

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Ask An Expert: Overcoming First Day Of School Jitters

Overcoming first day jitters — whether for kindergarten or a new school — all starts with the parents, according to two counselors who weigh in on the subject.

07/14/2015

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5 Tips To Get Your Pet Ready For Summer

Help your pet enjoy the Summer by preparing them with these five tips.

05/12/2015

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Lawmakers Debate Bill To Cut Minimum Wage For Tipped Employees

The Minnesota House is debating a bill that could cut the minimum wage for some tipped employees.

04/22/2015

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House Passes Bill Allowing ‘Wage Freeze’ For Workers With Tips

Lawmakers worked late into the night Monday to pass a bill that would keep some Minnesota workers from getting a pay raise this summer. Just before midnight Monday, the Republican-led House passed legislation that let employees pay a minimum wage of $8 an hour to workers who get more than $4 per hour in tips.

03/24/2015

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GOP Restart Wage Debate With Talk Of Tips

House Republicans are reigniting a debate over the minimum wage with a move to exempt some servers, bartenders and other tipped workers from future hikes. Legislators passed a law last year bumping the state’s minimum wage up to $9.50 hourly by 2016.

02/23/2015

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St. Paul Café Bans Tipping, Raises Wages

A St. Paul coffee shop has done away with tipping, and opted to pay their employees higher wages. “We decided as a rule, as a group, to just ban tipping outright,” Kopplin’s Café co-owner Andrew Kopplin said. He wanted to find a way to compensate his employees fairly, no matter what shift they worked.

02/04/2015

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Tips For Keeping Your Christmas Tree Alive

Christmas is coming up fast, but if you’re not careful, your trees may not make it. Dried out trees not only cause a mess and don’t look as nice, they can be dangerous. So I got some tips on how to keep your tree alive as long as possible.

12/07/2014

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Get Movin’ Monday: 5 Styling Tips For Your Wardrobe

A new season gives you an opportunity to make some changes, even spruce up the wardrobe you already have. But buying into every trend can be really expensive.

10/06/2014

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Mpls. Restaurant Group Raises Minimum Wage

A major Twin Cities restaurant group is raising the minimum wage for some of its employees higher than the new state law requires. The Blue Plate Restaurant Company owns eight popular spots, and will open a new restaurant at the State Fair Thursday. Starting Sept. 1, Blue Plate’s non-tip workers will earn $9.69 an hour.

08/20/2014

Grilling Guide

Lunds And Byerly’s Tips For Grilling

Click here for tips on grilling steaks and seafood from Lunds and Byerly’s Grocery stores.

05/23/2014

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How to Pass The Time While Fishing

Try out these tips from John Gierach, author of “All Fisherman Are Liars,” the next time the fish just aren’t biting.

05/07/2014

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Tips: Getting Your Home Organized For Holiday Gatherings

The clock is ticking to get your home ready for visitors over the holidays. And if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this week, you may have spent some time over the weekend clearing out cluttered areas and cleaning up.

11/25/2013

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After Heidi’s Surprise Closing, Workers Still Seek $24,000 In Wages

Employees at a popular Uptown restaurant say they want money they worked hard for. Customers, and even some employees, showed up to Heidi’s in Minneapolis a week ago to find a sign notifying them the restaurant was closed.

10/29/2013

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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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Make Your Garden Pop In Autumn

There are great plants for fall color as you need seasonality in your garden. The saviors are shrubs and perennials that can provide that pop. Euonymus, or the burning bush, will become a complete ball of red — you can’t miss them.

09/14/2013

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Space-Saving Tips for Dorm Room Living

When you live in a tiny dorm room, maximizing space is a priority. These 10 space-saving tips will help you keep your room organized while still having room to move.

08/22/2013

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Disguising Fading Plants With A Pop Of Color

Is your garden looking like it could use a pick-me-up? There are some great substitutes and fill-ins to make bring your garden back to life. And as far the vegetable garden goes, keep picking off the green beans so that they’ll grow more.

08/10/2013

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Video Helps Hard-Of-Hearing With Court System

The Minnesota Judicial Branch has created a video to make sure citizens who are deaf or hard-of-hearing have equal access in the state court system.

08/04/2013

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Brother’s Dying Wish Has One Man Dropping 2,000% Tips

If you get great service in a restaurant, what do you leave for a tip? — 20, 25 percent?

07/21/2013

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How To Get Your Flowers To Bloom All Summer Long

If you want your flowers to bloom all season long, Susie Bachman with Bachman’s floral said there’s one thing you need to know above all else — prune and deadhead. It’s all about how a little work now will pay off later.

07/13/2013

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Bicyclist Killed In Hit-And-Run In Minneapolis

A 24-year-old woman who was hit by a vehicle while she was riding her bicycle has died — and police are still looking for the driver who sped from the scene. Minneapolis police say the woman was riding at the intersection of 28th and Pleasant Avenue South on Wednesday night when a vehicle sped through a stop sign, with its headlights off, and hit her.

07/05/2013

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Tips For Choosing Health Insurance

Below are some practical tips for selecting a health insurance policy that include advice from experts and suggested research. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its implementation over the coming years will likely have some […]

07/02/2013

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BBQ King Stu Shares 2 Independence Day Grilling Tips

This Independence Day, put aside the burgers and hot dogs and try something a little more adventurous. Stu, the “King of Barbecue” has some easy recipes.

06/29/2013

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How Best To Water, Fertilize Your Garden

Whether you’re a novice or even a master gardener it’s always nice to have some advice. Susie Bachman talks with WCCO and shares tips on successfully watering and fertilizing your garden.

06/29/2013

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