Heavy Rains In South Expected To Affect MN Produce PricesGet ready for another shot to the pocket book. Fruit and veggie prices are ready to go up. According to CBS News contributor and physicist Michio Kaku, there's been 34 percent more rain in Georgia, 25 percent higher rainfall in North and South Carolina and a 22 percent rise in rainfall in Alabama.
Sequestration Putting The Squeeze On Youth Military ProgramA program that gives teens a firsthand military experience is coping with budget cuts due to sequestration, the automatic federal spending cuts. The U.S. Sea Cadets Twin Cities squadron teaches responsibility, dedication, even boot camp-type training drills.
Gas Prices Expected To Rise During Peak Vacation TimeDon't be surprised if your wallet is feeling a little lighter after that last fill-up. Gas prices nationwide are at their highest point of the year -- and they're only expected to climb higher.
Potential Issues As 1.3M Minnesotans Get Health Care Coverage The push is on to get 1.3 million Minnesotans to sign up for insurance under the new health care law. The program is called MNsure, goes into effect Jan. 1, and anyone can buy health insurance through the program, though there will be significant federal subsidies for low-income patients.
US Beef Prices Heating UpThe sizzle you hear on the grill could be record high prices we're now paying for beef, which couldn't come at a worse time: The start of summer grilling season.
Good Question: Same Medical Procedure, Different Price Tags?When you have a heart attack and are rushed to the hospital, you’re not usually thinking about doing some comparison shopping on price. But for the first time Thursday, the U.S. government released pricing information from hospitals around the country. And that data showed vast disparities in the amount hospitals are charging for the same procedures.
What To Do With Fading Shoes: Repair Or Buy New?Winter is sloppy and hard on our clothes -- especially shoes. Salt beats up on leather, as soles break or come apart.
How To Manage Childrens' Holiday Gift ExpectationsAccording to a study by the American Research Group, Americans will spend an average of $854 in holiday gifts.
Twin Cities Home Prices Rise For Sixth Straight MonthAnyone who owns a home has seen the dizzying drop in market value. But now, there's some very good news about Twin Cities housing prices.
Was The Election Tied To MN's Gas Price Hike?The average for a gallon of gas is $3.31 -- that's about 20 cents more than just a day ago. Drivers think the hike might have something to do with the election.
Which Local Grocers Have Cheapest, Best Produce?If you feel you are spending more at the grocery store, you are -- a lot more. The federal government's consumer price index shows area grocery store prices have jumped 40 percent in the last four years.
Gas Prices Finally Start To Fall NationwideCindy Schnaith is practically giddy when gassing up these days. It wasn't more than a month ago that filling up her sport utility vehicle cost her nearly $80 per tankful.
High Corn Prices Could Make Bacon More ExpensiveA shortage down on the farm could lead to a price spike for a popular breakfast-time staple. This summer's record drought has hurt many crops like corn. And pigs eat corn, making them more expensive to raise.
2 Same Flights, 2 Different Prices: Frequent Flyer DiscrepanciesMinnesota's largest airline is making changes after we uncovered frequent flyers were paying more for some plane tickets.
Good Question: What's The Best Day To Buy Gas?There are a few things you can be sure of during the spring time. The grass will turn green, your taxes will be due and, just like Canadian Geese, your gas prices will start heading north.