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BringMeTheNews' Top 10 business stories of 2013

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These were the most clicked-on business-related stories on in 2013.

1.Officials with Eagan's new outlet mall reveal list of future tenants

Paragon Outlet Partners unveiled some of the retailers that will have shops at the new open-air outlet mall in Eagan

2. How much should a modern family make to make it in Minnesota?

How much does a two-parent, two-child family in the Twin Cities need to secure a decent living?

3. BMTN, Tom Barnard launch podcast partnership

When local radio icon Tom Barnard asked BringMeTheNews to be part of his live online podcast, we jumped at the chance.

4. Perham fears being 'known as the stinkiest city in the US'

What’s that smell? For residents of Perham, it’s like a death knell.

5. 'Termination Tuesdays' becoming the norm at Best Buy corporate

Waves of people being laid off each week at Best Buy’s corporate headquarters have most employees walking into the office thinking, “am I next?”

6. Cheerios ad draws hateful backlash over interracial family

A Cheerios commercial featuring a white mother and black father sparked a firestorm of racist comments on YouTube.

7. Iowa court sides with dentist who fired 'too attractive' assistant

Iowa Supreme Court justices affirmed a ruling that an Iowa dentist did not discriminate against a female assistant when he fired her because she was attractive.

8. Opening soon at the Mall of America

A handful of new retailers are opening up shop at Mall of America.

9. Not nice: Twin Cities No. 4 on 'snobby' cities list

Minnesotans are stereotyped for many things, but being snooty hasn’t traditionally been among them.

10. Oops! Target offends plus-size women with 'manatee' dress

Target Corp. is apologizing for a not so flattering word used to describe a woman’s dress on its website.

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Police obtain 'valuable information' in search for missing 6-year-old Elle Ragin

The 6-year-old is still missing following the death of her mother by suicide.


Fatal crash involving 18-year-old in western Minnesota

The 18-year-old was not wearing a seatbelt, the State Patrol said.

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2 women stabbed during parking lot brawl in St. Cloud

Police are searching for another woman in connection with the attack.

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One killed in St. Paul house fire

Two firefighters were injured as they battled the blaze.


Minneapolis: Stop calling 911 for fireworks noise complaints

The city wants people to submit complaints online instead.

American flag at half-staff/half mast.

What's open and closed in Minnesota on the Fourth of July

Grocery stores are open, though some have limited hours.


18-year-old killed by exploding firework in Brooklyn Park

Police arrived at the scene to see the victim's friend performing CPR.

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Boy found in Brooklyn Park is reunited with parents

The boy was found shortly before 6 p.m. Sunday.

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1 dead, 1 arrested after shooting involving teens in Duluth

A 17-year-old was arrested around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Neither the victim nor the suspect has been identified.

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NASCAR driver joins MN boy in reclaiming 'Let's go Brandon' slogan

Brandon Brundidge gained recognition when his mother shared the story of how he found inspiration in "Let's go Brandon" signs.

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White supremacist propaganda flyers distributed in Cottage Grove

The department said the flyers have been left in driveways throughout the city.