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Grab a fork: Record number of Twin Cities restaurants opened this year

Hopefully you’re hungry – the Twin Cities has a bevy of new restaurants to try. Since the start of the year, 91 restaurants have opened in the metro area and 42 are slated to open, the Star...

October 23, 2014

Polaris Posts Strong Q3 Results, Forecasts Fiscal ’14 Growth

The company’s motorcycle division leads the way with a 28 percent increase from third quarter of 2013.

October 22, 2014

Dream of owning a brewery? Wisconsin brew farm on the market

Beer-loving entrepreneurs, opportunity awaits about 45 minutes from the Twin Cities. Dave’s BrewFarm in Wilson, Wisconsin, near the Minnesota border, is one of the few “authentic...

October 22, 2014

No chemicals needed: Nation's first natural pool to open in Minneapolis

Trips to the public pool are synonymous with chlorine – the bleach-like smell, the tightly shut eyes to avoid a sting, the dry skin after swimming a few laps. That will all be nonexistent at a new...

October 22, 2014

Target's gift to holiday shoppers: Free shipping starts now

Target is offering free holiday shipping on everything – starting now. The Minneapolis-based retailer announced Wednesday shipping for online orders is free from now until Dec. 20 as it tries to...

October 22, 2014

Cyber security experts in Minneapolis as data breach concerns rise

The nation’s top cyber security experts are descending on Minneapolis this week after a year of high-profile data protection failures that has affected millions of consumers. The fourth...

October 21, 2014

A winner is nigh: Best dive bar list includes Nye's Polonaise Room

Sometimes you want to get all dolled up and sip a fancy, fussy cocktail. And sometimes you want to stand at an old school bar in a beer-scented room that looks like it hasn’t been redecorated...

October 20, 2014

Icelandic sheep farmers' fortunes make for a good yarn

It was a decision that has since proved anything but woolly-headed. With just a few dollars to their name, the Strand family put their livelihood on the line as they hitched up two trailers of...

October 20, 2014

Will Apple Pay upset the payment cart and make your wallet obsolete?

Give a quick wave of your phone and you’re on your way. Apple, which changed the way people listen to music and use their phones, launched Apple Pay on Monday. Some tech experts say the new...

October 20, 2014

Creative Kidstuff gets TV show, MOA pop-up store

Minneapolis-based Creative Kidstuff is expanding – outside of its traditional medium, with a new TV show set to debut; and also physically, with a holiday pop-up store in the nation’s biggest...

October 18, 2014

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