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Minnesota Zoo to bank on lions and giraffes to solve attendance slump

Minnesota Zoo is betting on lions, zebras and giraffes to bring in more visitors and ward off future funding crises. Earlier this month, the Apple Valley zoo indicated that it will be requesting $1...

January 31, 2015

New marketing chief keeping Best Buy on the Super Bowl sidelines

Best Buy has apparently decided that Super Bowl ads are not the best buy, after all. Led by a new chief marketing officer, the electronics giant has opted to skip expensive ads during the big game...

January 29, 2015

Wayzata is ready for its own brewing destination

The microbrew epidemic currently gripping the Twin Cities (and much of Minnesota) shows no signs of slowing, with Wayzata having just approved its own brewery and taproom, and distillery. Thanks to...

January 28, 2015

Saks Off Fifth will return to downtown Minneapolis in 2016

Well, that didn’t take long. Just over a week after Saks Off Fifth closed its store in Gaviidae Common on Nicollet Mall, the outlet chain has found a new home, continuing its presence in...

January 27, 2015

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Lyle Berman's Lakes Entertainment To Merge With Vegas Co.

The deal, expected to close by year's end, will mark a transition away from executive life for the gaming magnate.

January 26, 2015

No muss, no fuss: Lawmakers bid for total repeal of Sunday booze ban

No compromises, no half-measures, lawmakers have bid once again for the complete removal of the Sunday liquor sales ban in Minnesota. There had been talk of a softly-softly approach that slowly...

January 23, 2015

Why One Of The Most Popular Arguments Against Sunday Liquor Sales Is Bunk

A study of sales figures in Washington state concluded that being open on Sunday actually increased sales — far in excess of any additional staffing costs.

January 23, 2015

The original Famous Dave's won't open a temporary location after all

The original Famous Dave’s location – which burned down in November – will not be moving into a temporary location as it had planned. An assistant to the Hayward, Wisconsin, restaurant’...

January 22, 2015

At the Eagan outlet mall, shoplifting and alarms are keeping police busy

The Eagan police department has been stretched thin since the Twin Cities Premium Outlets opened over the summer. They’ve responded to a total of 630 calls there in the past five months – 103...

January 21, 2015

Target debuts its new plus-size fashion line – with help from some vocal critics

Target has revealed a new fashion line for plus-size customers – and has enlisted some of the company’s fiercest critics to launch it. The Minneapolis-based retail giant announced the launch...

January 21, 2015

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