"The numbers are telling a good story," said David Siegel, executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities. "Finally, it feels like after the Great Recession in the housing industry, we had a pretty good year in 2013."
But Target says it believes the PIN numbers are still safe because the information was strongly encrypted. It says the PIN can only be decrypted when received by its independent payment processor.
People should replace debit and credit cards whose numbers were recently stolen from Target, even if fraudulent charges have yet to show up, Consumer Reports says.
TCF Bank is telling customers cancel or replace Target debit cards linked to TCF accounts.
Target said it is working with the U.S. Secret Service and the Department of Justice on an investigation into malicious software that affected Target's check-out system in U.S. stores.
Minnesotans and North Dakotans responded strongly to an opportunity to get their donations to the Salvation Army matched by anonymous donors.
In social media posts and messages sent to customers, the retailer is emphasizing shoppers will have no liability for fraudulent charges.
The news comes just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that customers who made purchases using their cards at its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have been exposed.
Most major retailers, like those at the Mall of America, have return policies aimed to please honest customers. But generous policies cost retailers big time.
Fewer Twin Cities homes are going into foreclosure or being sold for less than what's owed on them, and real estate brokers say that's helping the housing market.
The Mosaic Co., the world's largest phosphate-fertilizer producer, has agreed to repurchase about $2 billion of its shares held by charitable trusts associated with the Cargill family.
St. Paul is urging residents to be patient as the city works to clear streets of treacherous ice and improve driving conditions.
A federal district judge has denied Tom Petters' request for a shorter sentence and condemned the convicted fraudster's request.
General Mills is returning to the Super Bowl, this time to advertise Cheerios.
Public housing advocates are trying to restore federal aid and increase state housing aid. Cuts to those programs hurt some of the state's poorest people to rely on them for assistance, Minnesota housing officials say.