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Businesses Start New Year with New Registration Option

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Businesses of a new stripe are registering in Minnesota.
They're called public benefit corporations, and they give businesses more leeway to use profits to help the public as well as their shareholders. The Minnesota Secretary of State's office was set Friday morning to hold an event registering the state's first public benefit corporations.

Christmas Miracle: Gas Could Drop to $2 at Some Minn. Stations

This Christmas, Santa might as well drive. According to GasBuddy.com, at least 24 states already have gas going for $2 or less per gallon. Analysts say some parts of Minnesota could soon see prices that low too.

Thanksgiving Trumps Black Friday for Deals

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Thanksgiving could be the best day to shop all year.
An analysis of sales data and store circulars by two research firms contradicts conventional wisdom that Black Friday is when shoppers can get the most and biggest sales of the year.

Another Year, Another Small Social Security Bump

This Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 file photo, shows the Social Security Administration's main campus is seen in Woodlawn, Md. - Photo: AP/Patrick Semansky, File

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Jimmy John's is Latest Victim of Data Breach, 12 Minn. Stores Impacted

Jimmy John's is the latest company to acknowledge a data breach affecting customers' credit and debit cards.

Forest Lake Residents Express Concern over City-Funded YMCA

The idea of a community center has been tossed around the city of Forest Lake for more than a decade. Now, the goal is within the city's grasp, and all it will take is a vote from city council.

Hy-Vee Announces New Oakdale Store

The city of Oakdale is going to be the next home to a new Hy-Vee store.