Category: Business

Black Friday deals: are they really worth it

Black Friday deals: are they really worth it

ST.CLOUD, Minnesota – As Thanksgiving approaches, many people are not only thinking about the turkey they’ll be eating this Thursday, but also the Black Friday deals that await as Thanksgiving Day comes to a close. Black Friday is touted as one of the best shopping days of the year – as far as sales are concerned. Many look forward to […]

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St. Cloud RiverWalk Added to 2015 Plan

A huge addition could be coming soon to the city of St. Cloud. As apart of the city’s extensive plan from 2015, the St. Cloud City Council approved the addition of the St. Cloud RiverWalk. This bold development would take place starting at Fifth Avenue North and extend all the way to Hester Park. An interactive swim area and river […]

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Irma May Force Mobile Homes Out Of Florida Keys

Living in the Florida Keys may be getting more expensive. After Hurricane Irma swept through, the usually affordable vacation spot is considering taking out over 7500 mobile and recreational homes and replacing them with new permanent structures that follow building regulations. Building the new structures would put a hard hit on the traditional Key West tourism offering an affordable vacation for […]

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Target to raise minimum hourly wage

Target to raise minimum hourly wage

ST. CLOUD, Minnesota – For most college students, excelling in their studies, making friends, and living on their own are all challenges they face in school. But, it often feels as if economic troubles take the forefront of their worries. Finding a job that you like is one challenge. Finding a job that you like and that pays well is […]

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Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

Possible Change in the Smoking Age in Minnesota

  ST. CLOUD, Minnesota- Here in Minnesota the legal age to buy/smoke tobacco products is 18-years-old, except for the city of Edina where the legal age has been changed to 21-years-old. A CentraCare Health Foundation program called Crave the Change is looking to do the same here in the greater St. Cloud area. Meghan Bown, the director of Crave the […]

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Paul Ryan on Planned Parenthood

Paul Ryan on Planned Parenthood

House Speaker Paul Ryan says legislators next month’s government funding bill should not conflict over federal money for Planned Parenthood. The Wisconsin Republican adds that “defunding” Planned Parenthood is Legislation’s push to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Ryan says, the GOP legislation is more fit because it addresses the organizations requirements for Medicaid reimbursements. The idea to attach Planned Parenthood […]

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Homes Sales Fall After Historic Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Home sales across the nation dropped off significantly after a historic January in which home were bought at a record pace. Sales of existing homes fell 3.7% in February, but over the past year sales have risen 5.4%. Due to the demand of people looking for homes, the supply of houses on the market has dropped 6.4% […]

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Sears Nears Possible Bankruptcy

Sears Nears Possible Bankruptcy

NEWARK, NJ – For over a century Sears has been a staple of American retail, but now the retail giant faces “substantial doubt” that it will be able to keep its doors open. Last month, company shares hit an all-time low, and and shares fell another 5% before the opening bell on Wednesday. Edward Lampert, Sears Chairman and CEO, has forwarded millions from […]

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Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is on a Federal List

Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is on a Federal List

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is put on a federal list by President Donald Trump for failure to cooperate with holding detainees for immigration officials. Trump’s executive order in January requires Immigration and Customs Enforcement to document local jurisdictions  that aren’t cooperating with federal efforts to deport immigrants in the country illegally. The federal list involves about 50 other city and […]

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Finding Joy In Escape Room Business

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – The Alex and Tony Ducklow didn’t know they wanted to go into the business until they visited one themselves. “I walked out of my first escape room and immediately thought: this is it. This is the dream job I didn’t know existed until now,” Alex Ducklow said. Tony shared this sentiment with his brother, and together […]

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