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Black Lives Matter protest planned for Mall of America Saturday; threatened with arrest

A group of activists are on a collision course with the Mall of America over a planned protest at the Twin Cities mega mall on the last shopping Saturday before Christmas. Around 2,000 Black Lives...

December 17, 2014

Swipe away: Aldi starts accepting credit cards at its MN stores

As Aldi continues its takeover of the discount super market industry in Minnesota, it’s testing something new that may attract more customers in the highly segmented and competitive industry....

December 16, 2014

After developing a gluten allergy, beloved Willmar bakers forced to close shop

What do you do when the main component of your livelihood begins attacking your body? Christina Hanson tried to cope with it. She and her husband, Travis Hanson, first cut the hours of their...

December 16, 2014

Snail mail: It's the busiest shipping day of the year

If you’re going to the post office, get ready to wait in line. It’s the busiest shipping day of the year for the United States Postal Service. On Monday alone, it’s expected to...

December 15, 2014

Happy Chef founder has all the ingredients for the Hospitality Hall of Fame

Today, small restaurants owned and operated by the guy (or gal) cooking in the kitchen are known as “chef-driven.” There was no such concept in 1963. That’s the year that three...

December 15, 2014

Conditions are right for popular Lake Superior ice caves to form again

The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore’s magical ice caves drew an unprecedented number of winter tourists to the remote part of Lake Superior in northwestern Wisconsin last winter. The...

December 12, 2014

Play time! Minnesota toy store LARK Toys named one of best in the world

If you’re searching for the best toy store on the planet, many suggest the hustle and bustle of New York’s Times Square, or one of the historic shops in London. Or, you could take a...

December 11, 2014

Target courts mobile users with 3-D, interactive tablet game at MN store

In the world of serious retail business, sometimes trends demand a little bit of fun. Beginning Thursday, the Target store in Roseville will be home to a retail game that blends the digital with...

December 11, 2014

Thumbs down from many for new Minneapolis Holiday Market

The new Holiday Market in downtown Minneapolis is not getting a lot of holiday cheer from folks who’ve checked it out the past couple of weeks. The market is a new feature this year, a...

December 08, 2014

One of the nation's 'best new burgers' can be found in Minneapolis, list says

We love our lists of top hamburgers. Now the Thrillist website is offering a variation on that theme: not simply the list of the best meat-and-bun-with-ketchup-and-pickles burgers, but rather the...

December 08, 2014

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