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U.S. Treasury Says New $10 Bill Will Feature A Woman

Alexander Hamilton, who has been featured on the $10 bill since 1929, is making way for a woman. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is to officially announce Thursday that a redesign of the $10 will feature the first woman on the nation’s paper money in more than a century.

06/18/2015

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5 Things To Know About Wine, Women And Baseball

Last Friday, the Twins took on the Toronto Blue Jays. The game may have ended in a loss, but for a large group of women attending the night was still a win. That’s because it was Wine, Women and Baseball.

06/03/2015

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Study: Women Do Almost Twice As Much Housework As Men

Are men still doing less housework than women? According to a new study, the answer is yes.

05/25/2015

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Habitat for Humanity Program Empowers Women Thru Construction Work

A Minnesota mother of three boys is getting some much-needed home repairs thanks to generous volunteers. They are with Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program, which empowers women of all physical abilities through construction work — and empowers the women who own the homes that are built or repaired.

05/09/2015

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Study: In Minnesota, Women Earn 80 Cents To Men’s Dollar

A policy group tracking wages said that women still lag behind men when it comes to salaries, though Minnesota’s disparity is not as pronounced as the country’s at large. The Institute for Women’s Policy Research said women working full-time earn about 78 cents to every dollar men make.

03/13/2015

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Minnesota Named Top State For Women

A new survey on the best environments for women in the United States this year listed Minnesota as the top overall spot.

03/05/2015

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More Women Freezing Eggs & Focusing On Careers First

When and how women decide to have a family is changing. In some cases, women are postponing parenthood to focus on their career. Apple and Facebook are now even offering to pay for female employees to freeze their eggs.

02/09/2015

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Good Question: Why Do Women Outlive Men?

The CDC reports the newest life expectancy numbers in the United States are at an all-time record high – 78.8 years. The authors of the study also found the life expectancy was 81.2 years for women but just 76.4 years for men – a gap of 4.8 years, the same as 2011.

10/20/2014

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Good Question: What Kind Of Fish (And How Much Of It) Should We Eat?

A new report out says pregnant women should avoid all canned tuna. Consumer Reports said on Thursday it’s concerned about the mercury levels in some kinds of tuna.

08/21/2014

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Good Question: Why Aren’t More Men Taking Care Of Their Parents?

As we live longer, more and more of us are having to take care of our aging parents. The National Alliance for Caregivers estimates that 21 percent of people provide elder care in the United States.

08/19/2014

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Study: Women Entering Pregnancy In Poor Health Less Likely To Breastfeed

More women in the United States are choosing to breastfeed their kids. But new research from the University of Minnesota is shedding some light on the overall health of pregnant women.

08/13/2014

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Curiocity: More Women Stepping Into The WWE Ring

In a sport dominated with big muscles, little spandex and a lot of smack talking, the culture of World Wrestling Entertainment is changing. No longer are women a pretty face to escort men to the ring. Now they’re getting between the ropes to take care of business.

06/09/2014

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Job Fair Held For Vikings Stadium Workers

Politicians said the new Vikings stadium would create jobs, and Thursday we have some proof. A job fair was held at the Sabathani Community Center in north Minneapolis to connect the construction firms involved in the stadium with skilled workers. The firms aim to recruit women, minorities and veterans to work on the project, due in part to a provision of the stadium legislation which sets aside a percentage of jobs for these groups.

04/03/2014

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Loving Yourself: North Mpls. Hosts Event Focused On Women’s Health

The Heritage Park Senior Services Center in north Minneapolis is hosting a gathering Wednesday focused on African-American women’s health. The event, called Loving Yourself, is described as an “intergenerational gathering of black women.’

03/18/2014

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Heart Disease Signs, Symptoms Women Should Know

Each year, more women than men die from heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the number one cause of death of women. That’s why more time and attention is being given to prevention and awareness.

02/13/2014

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Minn. Democrats To Push Women’s Economic Security

Democrats who control Minnesota’s Legislature are planning a major push in the upcoming session for a package of bills aimed at breaking down what they say are continued barriers to economic success for women.

01/30/2014

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In Solidarity, Senate Women Help Female Candidates

Rep. Shelley Moore Capito’s responsibilities are familiar to many women: plan her daughter’s May wedding, look out for her elderly parents and concentrate on her day job. The Republican congresswoman from West Virginia is also running for the U.S. Senate. She’s getting some help from women who’ve been there and done that.

01/22/2014

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Report: More Moms Using Donated Eggs To Have Babies

New numbers out Thursday from the Journal of American Medicine show women in the U.S. are using donated eggs to get pregnant more and more. In the last decade, fertility clinics reported close to double the amount of procedures using donated eggs.

10/17/2013

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Black Women Have Higher Death Rate From Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among African American women and it is proving deadly. Although black women are diagnosed less frequently than white women, black women have a higher death rate.

10/15/2013

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MN Woman Fired From Job After Posing For Playboy

A Kasson, Minn. woman is suing her employer after claiming she was wrongfully fired for posing for Playboy, according to a complaint filed in Dodge County on Tuesday.

10/01/2013

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Bikers Mount Up To Out-Ride Breast Cancer

A sea of pink took over the roads Saturday in the north metro. It was part of a unique, head-turning motorcycle run for charity, where the passion of the riders is just as bright as the color they’re wearing. In the video above, WCCO photojournalist Melissa Martz rode along in the Pink Ribbon Run.

08/24/2013

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Good Question: Why Are Men Still Expected To Pay On Dates?

A new study presented at the American Sociological Association’s annual meeting found men far more likely to pick up the tab on the first few dates.

08/13/2013

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Esme’s Blog: ‘Purse-onal’ Style And The NFL

It has been a long time since I have been to a Vikings game, far longer since I went anywhere with a toddler toting a diaper bag. A check on the Vikings’ website for tickets to the upcoming Cleveland Browns game revealed the cheapest tickets in the upper deck of the Metrodome are a hefty $72.

08/10/2013

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All-Women Construction Teams Build Habitat Homes

You might see a lot more ladies around town wearing hard hats and yellow vests. Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity is working on two homes built by all-women construction teams.

08/06/2013

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Fertility Touchy Subject As Women Wait Longer To Have Kids

Having a baby isn’t always easy for couples, and fertility can be a sensitive topic.

07/19/2013

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