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Utilities Offer Home Energy Saving Tips, Cost SavingsWith winter at the doorstep, energy bills are about to jump. It's the season when our furnaces run harder and lights are on longer. In north Minneapolis, newly constructed homes will help lower the bills because of the way they are designed and built.
Good Question: Why Do We Like To Buy Stuff?Over the long Thanksgiving weekend, the National Retail Federation reports the average shopper spent about $300. Three-quarters of that total went towards gifts for others, but a big chunk of the spending went towards ourselves.
Target Website Experiencing Intermittent Issues On Cyber MondayTarget's website has been experiencing issues this Cyber Monday. The website first went down about 9 a.m. Monday morning.
4 Things To Know: Holiday Anxiety, Paris' Climate Conference & MoreFrom a new poll on holiday anxiety to President Obama attending a major climate conference in Paris, France, here are the four stories to know for Monday, Nov. 30.
This Year’s Holiday Lighting Trend? Hire Someone To Do ItHoliday lights are being turned on all over the state. Lighting companies say Thanksgiving week and the week after are the busiest weeks of the year. No job is too small, but if you want professional help, time is running out.
Shoppers Keep It Local On 'Small Business Saturday'Managing a local business runs in the family for Angela Lessman. "I was around it my whole childhood," Lessman said. "I grew up in a store. My parents had a store for consignment for artists in Door County, Wisconsin."
Drones Expected To Fly Off The Shelves This Holiday SeasonA new, hot holiday gift is taking flight this year. With prices starting as low as $60, sales for drones are soaring. Thanks to evolving technology, anyone from kids to adults can pilot a drone.
From Pine To Citrus, New Variety Of Tree Brings A New Scent To The HolidaysThe search for the perfect Christmas tree is underway at tree farms and tree lots around Minnesota. Many families will head to tree farms, like Krueger's Christmas Tree Farm, where the centerpiece of yuletide festivities sits on 50 acres.
Shinola North Hosts Pop-Up Market For Small Business SaturdayAfter Thanksgiving, after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is the next event to celebrate. The Saturday after Thanksgiving is all about shopping local.
Shop Local Pop-Up Comes To MOA Just In Time For Black FridayMall of America debuted a new concept on this Black Friday called "Shop Local." It's a holiday pop-up shop supporting small, local businesses.
Beer Lovers Line Up In South Mpls. For Goose Island's World-Renowned StoutWe're used to seeing Black Friday shoppers in long lines outside stores and at malls, but you don't often see lines like this to buy a beer!
Amidst Black Friday Frenzy, Workers Rally For Better Pay & Benefits In Mpls.Workers in Minneapolis are using Black Friday to rally for better pay and benefits. Supporters gathered outside the downtown Macy's Friday morning speaking out for better conditions for working families.
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