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Minnesota Walmart Employees Earning At Least $9 An Hour

Every Walmart employee in Minnesota is now earning at least $9 an hour. The pay raises for more than 7,700 Minnesotans went into effect last Saturday.

04/08/2015

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WCCO Helps Donate Big Check To Gillette Children’s Specialty

WCCO-TV was happy to be a part of a big donation for Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare Friday morning. WCCO general manager Brien Kennedy handed over the big check on behalf of WCCO-TV, “Wheel of Fortune” and Walmart.

03/20/2015

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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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Charges: Jail Deputy Finds Knife In Shoplifter’s Crotch

A 24-year-old woman is accused of stealing from a Fridley Walmart and hiding a knife – still inside its packing – in her crotch, according to charges filed Monday.

02/24/2015

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Walmart To Hire 400 In Mankato

A new Walmart distribution center will soon open in Mankato, but first they’ll need some workers to operate it. They’re looking to hire more than 400 employees. Those hired would begin work this spring to prepare for the summer grand opening.

02/21/2015

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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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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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Police: Man Exposes Himself In Walmart Parking Lot

Police in Eagan report that a man flashed a woman in the parking lot outside of a Walmart store. According to the police report, the incident happened Thursday afternoon.

01/09/2015

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Walmart Employee Charged With Stealing $1,377 In 13 Days

On her 13th day of employment at the West St. Paul Walmart, police say a woman was fired and accused of stealing almost $1,400 in cash and gift cards.

01/05/2015

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Time Running Out For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

With only a pair of days still left until Christmas, analysts are already predicting a milestone shopping season for retailers. This past weekend alone added up to the biggest two-day sales period ever, totaling $42 billon. Of course many shoppers aren’t finished yet.

12/23/2014

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Vikings Players Give Kids In Need $100 Shopping Spree

After the crowd at TCF Bank Stadium helped the Vikings win another big game over the weekend, players game back to the community Tuesday.

12/10/2014

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Protests Planned For Black Friday

Several workers unions in the Twin Cities are planning to kick off a series of strikes and protests on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

11/27/2014

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Here’s What You’ll Find The Best Deals On This Week

Black Friday isn’t the only day consumers are getting out to shop this holiday week. Retailers are trying to get consumers to shop every day, and they’re bringing out big deals to do it.

11/23/2014

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Police Seek 2 Suspects In Burnsville Credit Card Fraud

Police have released pictures Monday of two men suspected of using fraudulent credit cards at a Walmart in Burnsville last week. On Thursday, Oct. 9, the men used at least one fraudulent credit card. Five other cards were used in the span of 20 minutes, but no other victims have come forward.

10/13/2014

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#Trending In Entertainment: Clooney Marries and Jennifer Lopez’s Car Crash

This week, another Hollywood bachelor is taken off the table while two stars are involved in a car crash.

10/03/2014

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Long Lines In Minn. As Apple Releases New iPhone

Today is the day tech geeks and Apple fans the world over have been waiting for. The latest iPhones, the iPhone 6 and 6 plus have hit stores.

09/19/2014

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Where Do You Like To Shop?

Would you rather shop at the Mall Of America or an Outlet Mall?

08/14/2014

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Back-To-School Shopping Has Students Seeing Neon

School starts in less than a month for most kids, but school shopping has been in full swing for weeks. The back-to-school section has been set up for weeks at the Walmart in Andover, Minn. and store manager Todd VanStraten says two big trends have emerged.

07/29/2014

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Kraft Foods Recalls 260 Cases Of Velveeta

Kraft said Thursday it is recalling its Velveeta cheese product from Walmart stores in as many as 12 states, mostly in the Midwest, because the cheese product lacks the proper amount of preservatives.

06/20/2014

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Charges: Men Stole Vehicles Using Tow Truck

Two men are accused of using a tow truck to steal vehicles from a parking lot, and were caught when they unknowingly lifted a “bait car.” According to charges filed in Dakota County, 50-year-old James Chester Jennings and another person identified only by his initials stole a Ford pickup truck from a Walmart in West St. Paul in early April.

05/13/2014

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100-Pound Propane Tank Explodes Inside Minivan In St. Paul, Driver Injured

A man is in the hospital after a 100-pound propane tank exploded inside his minivan early Sunday afternoon, according to the St. Paul Fire Department. Deputy Chief Pat Smith says a Dodge Caravan was parked outside of Walmart, located at 1450 University Ave., when the tank blew up and injured the driver inside.

04/20/2014

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Teen Charged With Setting 2 Fires In Walmart To Mask Shoplifting

A Minneapolis woman was charged with two counts of arson after setting two fires inside of a Blaine Walmart store early Monday morning in order to cause a diversion while shoplifting. Rachael Howard Robinson, 19, was charged with one count each of first- and second-degree arson for an incident that took place just before 12:30 a.m. at the Walmart at 11505 Ulysses Street NE, according to the Anoka County Attorney’s office.

04/03/2014

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Update: Forest Lake Walmart Reopened After Evacuation

The Walmart in Forest Lake has been voluntarily evacuated Sunday afternoon due to a potentially dangerous snow load on the roof, according to the police. Police say the evacuation was prompted after an employee noticed what looked like a bend in the roof truss

03/09/2014

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Lawsuits Emerging From Data Breach At Target

The first federal lawsuits are now being filed over the massive data breach at Target. Three Minnesotans are among those who say the Minneapolis-based company put them at risk. The company confirmed last week that someone had stolen credit and debit card information from as many as 40 million Target shoppers. The thefts went undetected for more than two weeks.

12/23/2013

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Walmart Workers In Brooklyn Center Walk Out, Protest Low Wages

Ahead of Black Friday, workers at Brookdale Shopping Center’s Walmart walked off the job Monday with the support of dozens of other retail workforce activists.

11/25/2013

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