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Defense Cuts To Hit Duluth Fighter Wing

As the Defense Department makes cuts across the nation, it appears an impact could be felt right here in our backyard.  Do you know of anyone in the position that appears targeted for elimination?
Defense Department budget cuts could result in job losses at Duluth’s 148th Fighter Wing of the Minnesota Air National Guard.

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Mortgage Settlement Could Bring Billions In Relief

Time will tell how big an impact this will have, but it certainly can't hurt.

 
In the largest deal to date aimed at addressing the housing meltdown, federal and state officials on Thursday announced a $26 billion foreclosure settlement with five of the largest home lenders.

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JC Penney Gets Rid of Sales in Favor of Permanent Discounts — Dollars and Sense [VIDEO]

For a die-hard shopper, there’s little more frustrating than buying something at full-price, only to see it go on sale shortly thereafter.

To ward that off, retailing giant JC Penney has announced that starting Feb. 1, it’s discounting all merchandise by at least 40 percent — permanently.

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You Won’t Believe How Much Americans Spend on Coffee and Lunch Each Year

A new survey of Americans’ workplace spending habits shows we’re dropping an awful lot on incidentals like coffee and restaurant lunches every year — $3,000 per person, on average.

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What You Need to Know About New Airfare Advertising Rules

What do I pay for? My brother and I were on the phone looking up rates to fly to Phoenix for me to see him. I won't mention the Airline, but we found awesome rates. $120 dollars and we screamed, ok we didn't, but we were really excited. Fly my whole family out for 500 bucks!! Then there w

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Is Northland On Its Way To Becoming Major Hub Of Aviation Manufacturing?

Keep bringing jobs to the Northland!  We certainly started off the new year on a positive note in that regard.
Will the Twin Ports become an aviation hub?

The announcement Monday that Alan Klapmeier’s Kestrel Aircraft Co. will build its manufacturing plant in Superior is creating believers.

Klapmeier, co-founder and former CEO of Duluth-based Cirrus Aircraft, says

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What Happens to Unredeemed Gift Cards?

The holidays may be over, but chances are you’ve got a constant reminder: a gift card. Gift cards are always a popular choice for holiday gifts, so you’d think more of them would actually be redeemed — but experts believe at least $2 billion worth of the cards given last year will never see a cash register.

So what happens to all that money?

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5 Deals To Look Forward To In 2012

Not everything is going up in price this year!  Some things you need or enjoy will actually be going down in price:

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Powerball Price To Increase January 15, 2012

According to our news partners, the Northland News Center, the price of a Powerball Ticket will increase by a dollar on January 15th.  Powerball officials say it will make the payoff bigger!  Are you willing to part with that extra dollar to win more money?

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What Were 2011′s Stupidest Consumer Fees?

As consumers, we’re all used to being nickel-and-dimed to death with fees — from charges for checking a bag when we fly to charges to pay a bill online, we see them every day. They may be small, but they add up. And some were even more egregious than others in 2011.

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Now Is A Great Time To Buy As TV Prices Continue To Fall

If you've been waiting and waiting to buy a new HDTV, it appears that the gettin' is good right now according to this report.

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Winning Gopher Five Lottery Ticket Purchased In St. Louis County

I'm quite certain it wasn't me.  I didn't buy a Gopher Five MN State Lottery ticket on December 26.  But someone did, in St. Louis County and it's worth $$1,242,385. Count the commas, that's over ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
Dave Anderson from our sister station, the Northland's News Center tell us more and where to go and check out YOUR numbers.  Good Luck!

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