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How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers are hoping to help...



  • Small Business View: Ebola, Energy and Elections

    Small business owners have their fair share of issues they need to stay on top of. These days they can add three more to the list. Gas prices are plunging. Fears about the Ebola virus are increasing. And the upcoming elections are raising questions about what the new Congress is likely to do...

  • This undated photo provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows a crash test of a 2003 Toyota Corolla, one of the models subject to a recall to repair faulty air bags. Government Ups Air Bag Warning to 7.8M Vehicles

    The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately because of potential danger to drivers and passengers, but the message has generated confusion about which vehicles are actually affected...

  • Photo: Wikimedia Commons Demand for Firewood Surging in Rural Minnesota

    Firewood is in high demand in rural Minnesota, where people who remember last year's long, cold winter are stocking up on anything to keep their homes warm. Dean and Duane White, loggers who work in the woods north of Akeley, are focusing on supplying individual customers with wood for their home instead of local lumber mills...

  • KSTP File Photo Federal Judge Won't Halt Home Care Worker Union

    A federal judge has dealt another loss to opponents of a Minnesota unionization drive by refusing to halt the launch of a home-care union while a lawsuit proceeds. Federal Judge Michael Davis denied the request of nine plaintiffs Wednesday, saying they haven't adequately shown their First Amendment association rights are infringed upon...

  • Photo: AP/Steven Senne Target Offers Free Shipping on All Holiday Items

    Target Corp. is offering for the first time free holiday shipping on all items, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon. The Minneapolis-based chain said its free shipping offer starts Wednesday and will last through Dec. 20...









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