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National Senior Games Are Entertainment, Inspiration For Those Over 75

The National Senior Games are coming to a close. It’s part entertainment, part inspiration. Mike Max found both at a basketball tournament at the University of St. Thomas where the minimum age is 75.

07/15/2015

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Good Question: Where Do We Typically Shop?

Starting at midnight Wednesday, Amazon will be offering huge discounts on 1,000 items to its Prime members. The online retailer has deemed Wednesday, July 15, Prime Day. Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest retailer, is responding with deals on 2,000 of its items.

07/14/2015

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A Look At Key Archdiocese Leaders, How They Handled Wehmeyer

When Archbishop John Nienstedt resigned last week as leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said he’d “allow the facts to lead the way” in his ongoing investigation into an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse.

06/21/2015

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Target Selling Pharmacy, Clinic Businesses To CVS Health

Target is selling its pharmacy and clinic businesses to the drugstore chain CVS Health for about $1.9 billion in a deal that combines the resources of two retailers seeking to polish their reputations as health care providers.

06/15/2015

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Free Science Camp Lets To-Be 7th Graders Get Their Hands Dirty

Most kids don’t start thinking about college courses until the final years of high school, but a program at the University of St. Thomas has students planning their studies before 7th grade.

06/11/2015

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8 Minnesota Insurance Companies Proposing Big Rate Hikes

Eight Minnesota companies are asking for big rate hikes for health insurance premiums in 2016. Many of the proposed increase are in excess of 50 percent.

06/04/2015

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Skateboarder Struck And Killed In St. Paul

A man on a skateboard has been struck and killed at a busy intersection in St. Paul. Police say the skateboarder was struck about 9 p.m. Tuesday at an intersection about halfway between the University of St. Thomas and Macalester College.

06/03/2015

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Fmr. UST Basketball Captain Founds ‘True You’ Clothing Business

A former St. Thomas varsity basketball captain is hoping for a future pro contract overseas, but in the meantime he’s staying busy in business.

05/22/2015

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Good Question: Why Is AOL So Valuable?

You’ve got mail! Remember that slogan? It’s probably what many people think of when they hear about AOL. But, on Tuesday, the communications company was back in the news after Verizon announced it will buy AOL for $4.4 billion.

05/12/2015

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Minnesotan To Meet: Mpls. NAACP President Nekima Levy-Pounds

Professor Nekima Levy-Pounds is powerful voice for civil rights. She was just named the new President of the NAACP and she played a big role in the recent Black Lives Matter rallies. Now, she’s trying to overcome her critics who think she’s too focused on police brutality issues.

05/05/2015

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Good Question: How Effective Are Lie Detector Tests?

Ten-year-old Barway Collins has now been missing for a week. On Tuesday, Crystal police called his father a suspect in the boy’s disappearance. They say he failed a lie detector test.

03/25/2015

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Small Downtown Business Braces For Impact Following Target Layoffs

The massive layoffs at Target headquarters will be felt throughout downtown Minneapolis after 1,700 people lost their jobs on Tuesday.

03/11/2015

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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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Good Question: Why Do Companies Give Raises?

On Thursday, Walmart announced it’s giving raises to 500,000 of its lowest-paid workers. Starting in April, employees will make $9 per hour, which is $1.75 more per hour than the federal minimum wage.

02/19/2015

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U Students Look Into Adopting ‘Affirmative Consent’ Policy

Students at the University of Minnesota say the “affirmative consent” policy could make it easier to determine if sex was indeed consensual.

01/13/2015

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Woman Speaks Out About Alleged Abuse At Priest’s Hand

A woman who says she was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic Priest told her story openly and shared her name for the first time on Monday. Marie Mielke said Father Michael Keating sexually abused her beginning when she was 12 years old back in the late 1990s.

01/12/2015

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Report: More Millennials Moving Into Minneapolis

A growing number of 20- and 30-somethings are calling Minneapolis home.

12/29/2014

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Stores Swamped With Post-Christmas Shoppers

Friday is the second-busiest shopping day of the year. Jenna Roering’s birthday isn’t until Dec. 30, but she’s picking out her birthday gift with her mom early at Rosedale Center in Roseville. “My mom said there’s a lot of sales the day after Christmas, so we came here today,” Roering said.

12/26/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Stick To Traditions?

Why do we stick to traditions? Good Question.

12/24/2014

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Alert: St. Thomas Student Groped Outside Her Apartment

Officials at the University of St. Thomas have issued a safety alert after a student reported being groped over the weekend by a man outside her St. Paul apartment.

12/10/2014

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A Year After Massive Target Data Breach, Still No Arrests

It was this time last year when we first learned about a data breach at Target stores nationwide.

12/01/2014

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Expert Talks About The Psychology Of Sales

More than 140 million people are expected to shop for deals this weekend. WCCO went in search of what it is about getting a bargain that has people flooding the stores. The four-letter word “sale” is everywhere, and shoppers like Eric Hudson are out to find the best bang for their buck.

11/28/2014

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Good Question: Why Do We Still Have Catalogs?

This holiday season, retailers are expected to send us nearly 13 billion catalogs. According to the American Catalog Mailers Association, that’s down from the peak in 2007 — 20 billion — but it’s still 41 catalogs for every man, woman and child in the U.S. every year.

11/20/2014

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Survey: Minnesotans To Spend More Than $800 Per Household This Holiday

A widely regarded survey of Twin Cities consumers says we’ll be spending more this holiday season. The University of St. Thomas survey says holiday shoppers will spend on average about $868 per household.

11/19/2014

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Good Question: What Is The Keystone XL Pipeline?

Earlier Tuesday evening, the U.S. Senate failed to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline by a vote of 59 – 41. Immediately after the vote, Republicans said they’d bring up the issue again in January. The fight over this pipeline has been a long, contentious battle that began in 2008 when TransCanada, the company building the pipeline, applied for a construction permit.

11/18/2014

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