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MINNEAPOLIS — Heavy investments in stores and its online operations are paying off at Target, which reported strong numbers across the board in the second quarter. Sales at stores opened at least a year, a key measure for a retailer’s health, rose 6.5 percent, the strongest growth in 13 years. Traffic in stores and online rose 6.4 percent, the strongest showing since 2008 when it first started releasing that information. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 415 words, photos.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — An affordable housing task force appointed last year by Gov. Mark Dayton is recommending broad changes in funding, technology and regulation to meet a statewide demand for affordable housing. UPCOMING: 300-350 words.
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