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Quick Bite: 3 news stories to get you caught up over lunch

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Target’s gift to holiday shoppers: Free shipping starts now

In the annual retail holiday battle, Target comes out swinging early. The Minneapolis based retailer is offering free shipping for all online orders – starting today, and lasting through Dec. 20. The free shipping deal is a few weeks earlier than it’s usually implemented. Target is attempting to rebound after news of a massive data breach last year appeared to chill shoppers’ warmth for the store.

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No chemicals needed: Nation’s first natural pool to open in Minneapolis

A public swimming pool without chemicals – That’s the plan at one Minneapolis park, which is set to open the continent’s first all-natural filtration public pool next summer. Instead of chlorine, the water is filtered outside of the pool and through a collection of natural plants that soak up all the undesirable elements. It’ll feature a large wading area, five lap lanes and a diving board – and of course, in the winter it will become an ice rink.

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Wednesday’s rain clears up for partial solar eclipse; stellar weekend ahead

Clouds increase today, with spotty rain chances in the Twin Cities in the afternoon. Skies will clear up for Thursday's partial solar eclipse, which is expected to be at its maximum phase at 5:35 p.m. A stellar weekend, with temperatures above average, is also expected.

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